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24-hour squash marathon in Stamford to aid mum-of-two’s recovery from brain aneurysm

A 24-hour squash marathon is being held to raise funds for a mother-of-two who has been confined to a wheelchair after suffering a brain aneurysm. Organised by Stamford Squash Club, it is hoped the event will raise £10,000 for Petra Landeweerd, 44 – who

today, 16:12 in Regional East
 

Former police officer wins seat on Market Deeping Town Council

Former police officer Virginia Moran won a seat on Market Deeping Town Council following a by-election on Thursday last week. Miss Moran was the only candidate who lives in Market Deeping. She is a former police officer who now works as a credit controll

today, 16:12 in Regional East
 

Footbridge would create new route over the River Welland

An ambitious proposal to install a new pedestrian footbridge over the River Welland could become a reality later this year. The project – which would create a new link between Deeping St James on the Lincolnshire side of the river and land between Peakir

today, 15:24 in Regional East
 

Bourne schoolgirl Phoebe loses her locks to help poorly children

Seven-year-old Phoebe Moyes-Alwin has just donated 13 inches of her hair to a charity which makes wigs for youngsters who are undergoing cancer treatments. The kind-hearted Bourne Westfield Academy pupil heard about The Little Princess Trust at school tw

today, 12:16 in Regional East
 

Call for organisations to join forces to mark a golden year for Stamford

Plans are underway to celebrate this year as the 50th anniversary of Stamford being designated the UK’s first ever urban conservation area. Community groups, local organisations and businesses are invited to a meeting at 10.30am on Tuesday at Stamford Ar

today, 10:11 in Regional East
 

A new era for your favourite local newspapers

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury, Rutland Times and The Local newspapers are now under the new ownership of Iliffe Media. The family-owned independent publisher completed the acquisition of 13 newspaper titles and their associated websites and editions f

today, 10:03 in Regional East
 

Carers urged to make sure they don’t neglect their own health this winter

People who care for loved-ones in South Lincolnshire are being urged not to neglect their own health this winter. GPs at South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group are sending a message to carers that it’s only by looking after their own health that

today, 07:25 in Regional East
 

Project combats £7m cost of worst re-offenders in Lincolnshire

A programme which aims to reduce re-offending has grown to involve 54 offenders who have committed 2,470 crimes in Lincolnshire during their lifetimes and cost victims and the criminal justice system more than £6.9 million. Assisting Rehabilitation throu

today, 07:25 in Regional East
 

Toolbox taken from garage in Baston

A person or gang stole a large toolbox from a garage in Church Street, Baston, after getting in through the main door. It happened overnight between 11pm on Tuesday, January 10, and 7am the following day. Anyone with information about the burglary should

today, 06:43 in Regional East
 

Neighbourhood Panel meeting in Deeping St James

Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Panel holds its next meeting in Deeping St James on Monday at 7pm. It takes place at The Open Door Church in Spalding Road, starting with a 30-minute public open forum. People from the area can raise con

yesterday, 11:50 in Regional East
 

Rutland Ospreys team prepare to leave The Gambia as political dispute flares up

As fears of violence in The Gambia grow following a disputed presidental election, 10 wildlife enthusiasts from the Rutland Ospreys team are preparing to fly home from the small west African nation. President Yahya Jammeh declared a 90-day state of emerg

yesterday, 11:22 in Regional East
 

Tell your loved one how much you care with a FREE Valentine’s message

Let your partner (or someone you’d like to be your Valentine) know how you feel with a FREE Valentine’s message in the Rutland and Stamford Mercury. Messages will appear in the newspaper on Friday, February 10 – which gives your loved one time to plan so

Wednesday, 15:12 in Regional East
 

Gemma’s long locks will help a sick child

A nanny has had 13 inches of her hair cut off to donate to a charity which makes wigs for children suffering from cancer. Gemma Roberts, 26, of Fen Field Mews, Deeping St James, paid a visit to The End hair salon in West Street, Bourne, last week and sta

Wednesday, 13:01 in Regional East
 

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work. The study, with

Wednesday, 11:12 in Regional East
 

Identity of fatal house fire victim is revealed by coroner’s office

The identity of a woman who tragically died in a house fire in Rutland earlier this month has been released. The office of HM Coroner for Rutland and North Leicestershire today named the victim as 47-year-old Antonia Fleur Liddle. It is believed she was

Tuesday, 17:09 in Regional East
 
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