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Princess Royal captivates all at Sense Resource Centre

Princess Royal captivates all at Sense Resource Centre

Princess Anne captivated staff and residents at a centre for deafblind people in Bourne when she toured the sensory facilities it provides. The Princess attended the Bourne Resource Centre run by charity Sense on Friday, where she found out about how...

today, 17:15 in Regional East
 
Time to audition for role at Tolethorpe

Time to audition for role at Tolethorpe

After another highly successful season, with more than 34,000 people enjoying a performance at the Rutland Open Air Theatre, the Stamford Shakespeare Company is already looking ahead to 2018. Next year promises to be just as busy, with three...

today, 17:15 in Regional East
 
Copthill School is excellent!

Copthill School is excellent!

Copthill School in Uffington has been rated as ‘excellent’ in both categories of a recent educational quality inspection carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. A team of inspectors judged both the quality of the pupils’ achievements and...

today, 12:08 in Regional East
 
Rolling out the red carpet for children at film festival

Rolling out the red carpet for children at film festival

Heritage Lincolnshire hosted a special premiere for young people and their families who made movies as part of the Stamford Heritage Schools Film Festival. More than 80 people filled the theatre at Stamford Arts Centre to watch 10 short films produced...

today, 09:32 in Regional East
 
Charity festive card shop to be officially opened today

Charity festive card shop to be officially opened today

Santa Claus will pay an early visit to Stamford today when he officially opens a charity Christmas card shop. The Stamford branch of Cards for Good Causes opened the doors to St John’s Church last week for its 17th year and for the first time ever,...

today, 09:32 in Regional East
 
Rutland women among country’s best business people

Rutland women among country’s best business people

Two Rutland-based businesses were highly commended at the Amazon-sponsored Rural Business Awards 2017. Emma Brown Tweed from Preston was highly commended in the Best Rural Clothing or Accessories Business category, while Megan Allen, who runs Rural...

yesterday, 17:14 in Regional East
 
Bourne charity receives a £280 boost from long-term supporter

Bourne charity receives a £280 boost from long-term supporter

A widower has handed over £280 in memory of his wife. John Freear and his wife Barbara were keen supporters of the NSPCC’s Bourne and district branch. Barbara, 70, died of cancer on March 25, and donations given at her funeral helped the NSPCC, St...

yesterday, 17:14 in Regional East
 
Police release latest ‘use of force’ figures

Police release latest ‘use of force’ figures

More than 130 Lincs police officers have been physically assaulted in the past six months. The shocking statistic is revealed as the force released its use of force statistics for Lincolnshire Police for the second quarter of the year, from April...

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional East
 
History of medieval Silk Road brought to life for castle visitors

History of medieval Silk Road brought to life for castle visitors

A special festival to celebrate the ancient trade routes which spanned Europe and Asia take place this weekend. Oakham Castle is to host the two-day event. There will be a cast of professional re-enactors bringing to life vibrant characters. They will...

yesterday, 13:02 in Regional East
 
Making a big difference to streets

Making a big difference to streets

More villages and towns are benefitting from The Big Clean’s mission to raise the street standard in South Kesteven. The project’s dedicated teams have visited more than 30 villages and returned to parts of Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings in recent...

yesterday, 09:54 in Regional East
 
Tribute paid to former teacher killed in crash

Tribute paid to former teacher killed in crash

Tributes have been paid to a former teacher who died in a car crash on the A15. Guy Salmon, 67, of Northorpe, near Bourne, died in the crash at Rippingale, on Wednesday, October 11. He was a former teacher at St George’s Primary Scool, in Stamford,...

yesterday, 09:22 in Regional East
 
History of F1 World Champions on show

History of F1 World Champions on show

Motor racing fans can glimpse a sporting trophy made from a steering wheel used by former F1 World Champion Graham Hill. Members of the Owen Motoring Club will present the Graham Hill Steering Wheel Trophy to Bourne Civic Society. It is to go on...

Thursday, 16:39 in Regional East
 
Flying Scotsman investigation at Nene Valley Railway

Flying Scotsman investigation at Nene Valley Railway

A Flying Scotsman hauled service running between York and Peterborough was halted to prevent possible damage to the engine. The historic locomotive was stopped at Peterborough after a driving axle box was found to be running slightly warm yesterday...

Thursday, 13:46 in Regional East
 
New hope in quest for ancient beer

New hope in quest for ancient beer

The owners of a micro-brewery have been given renewed hope in their quest to resurrect ancient beer recipes after a bottle was found and handed over. Back in January, Tim Nicol and Simon Watson, of Stoney Ford Brew Company appealed for old bottles of...

Thursday, 13:46 in Regional East
 
Slate campaign is final push for roof repairs

Slate campaign is final push for roof repairs

A community centre has launched a campaign to sponsor a roof slate to try and raise the last funds needed for the first phase of a renovation programme. The trustees of All Saints’ and St John’s Centre in Scotgate, Stamford, embarked on a fundraising...

Thursday, 13:13 in Regional East
 
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