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Lincolnshire Police to “name and shame” drink-drivers

Lincolnshire Police to “name and shame” drink-drivers

Lincolnshire Police will identify drink-drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs. Motorists found driving under the influence of drink or drugs will be ‘named and shamed by Lincolnshire Police. The force launches its ‘Think Don’t Drink’...

yesterday, 18:20 in Regional East
 
Expansion plan for Market Deeping school given green light

Expansion plan for Market Deeping school given green light

Market Deeping Community Primary School is set to boost its pupil intake by 50 per cent after plans for new building work were given the go-ahead. A main hall, classroom, dance studio and staff room will go up next year after Lincolnshire County...

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional East
 
Artists sell art worth £4,000 at town hall art exhibition

Artists sell art worth £4,000 at town hall art exhibition

Bourne artists sold more than £4,000 worth of art at an exhibition held at Bourne Town Hall on Saturday (December 2). The work of the 12 local artists was showcased on the upper floor of the town hall. Organisers of the event, Bourne Town Hall Trust,...

yesterday, 14:57 in Regional East
 
Horses on the loose in Wilsthorpe near Bourne

Horses on the loose in Wilsthorpe near Bourne

There are four horses on the loose in Wilsthorpe near Bourne. Two of the horses are white with black patches, one is dark brown and one is white with a black mane Police are currently on the scene. Call officers on 07973848148 or 07973846004 if you...

yesterday, 14:27 in Regional East
 
Fire crews called out to fire and false alarms

Fire crews called out to fire and false alarms

Firefighters were called out to a fire and two false alarms over the weekend. A crew from Bourne extinguished a small fire in a wood off Wood Lane, Thurlby on Saturday (December 9) which occurred around 1.30pm.
On the same day around 9.30am, crews...

yesterday, 12:28 in Regional East
 
Stamford man prosecuted by South Kesteven District Council

Stamford man prosecuted by South Kesteven District Council

Stamford man Steven Rigby has been successfully prosecuted by South Kesteven District Council for contravening food hygiene regulations at the Hare and Hounds public house at Greatford, and left with a bill of nearly £6,000. Rigby, as the food...

yesterday, 12:28 in Regional East
 
Council homes plan

Council homes plan

A third phase of council house building is planned by South Kesteven District Council. The move to build 105 homes comes as the council reports the second phase of its affordable housing progrramme will be completed this month. A report for...

yesterday, 09:27 in Regional East
 
Schools closed in Rutland after snowfall

Schools closed in Rutland after snowfall

A handful of schools in Rutland have closed today (Monday, December 11) after snowfall in the area yesterday. Among those to have closed are: Casterton College Rutland English Martyrs Primary, Oakham Leighfield Primary, Uppingham Oakham CE Primary St...

yesterday, 08:44 in Regional East
 
King’s Cliffe illustrator visits number 10

King’s Cliffe illustrator visits number 10

An illustrator and the owner of an art gallery were among guests at 10 Downing Street last Thursday (December 30). Ahead of Small Business Saturday - which aims to support and promote the country’s smallest firms - 100 businesses across the UK were...

Sunday, 15:04 in Regional East
 

Magic of Christmas attracts thousands to town centre

Thousands lined the streets of Bourne for the town’s annual Christmas lights switch on. Bourne’s Magical Christmas Fayre on Saturday was held throughout the day in the town centre and included stalls, a Santa’s Grotto and live music. At the finale of...

Sunday, 15:04 in Regional East
 
Thousands wing it to Angel Fair at Elton Hall

Thousands wing it to Angel Fair at Elton Hall

More than 2,000 Christmas shoppers visited Elton Hall near Peterborough last week for the 2018 Angel Fair in aid of three local charities. Organised by Lady Victoria Leatham, the second annual high-end shopping event was raising money for the local...

Sunday, 10:45 in Regional East
 
Award given to ‘woman of future’from Stamford

Award given to ‘woman of future’from Stamford

A Stamford woman has been given an award which recognises inspirational women after overcoming depression to set up a company that aims to inspire young people through sport. Alex Paske, 26, was an aspiring hockey star and had trials for the England...

Sunday, 10:02 in Regional East
 
Backlash over plans for homes

Backlash over plans for homes

Controversial plans for 190 homes in Wittering have been approved by Peterborough City Council. Larkfleet Homes is set to build the properties on agricultural land south of Lawrence Road and claimed in its planning application they would be...

Sunday, 10:02 in Regional East
 
Frosty start to Fatstock Show

Frosty start to Fatstock Show

The 111th Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show was held in Uppingham Market Place on Wednesday last week. Farmers from Rutland and further afield proudly showed off the best of their stock. This year saw a good number of entries including a total of 25...

Saturday, 13:14 in Regional East
 
Tallington care home is officially dementia friendly

Tallington care home is officially dementia friendly

Tallington Lodge Care Home has officially launched a dementia friendly initiative alongside local businesses, councillors and the Alzheimer’s Society. Tallington Lodge Care Home has officially launched a dementia friendly initiative alongside local...

Saturday, 09:27 in Regional East
 
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