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Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Baston in the Blitz. Having tea with "George Formby"  ,  Dawn Ackroyd, Ted Ackroyd, Maggie Holmes  and Peter Davis EMN-150108-201010009

Travel back in time this weekend

Now in its third year, Baston in the Blitz 2016, taking place this weekend (August 6 and 7) is promised to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Service of thanksgiving to mark Victory over Japan Day

The Stamford branch of The Royal British Legion will host a service of thanksgiving at Stamford War Memorial this Sunday to mark Victory over Japan Day.

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Photograph of Burghley House in Cambridgeshire [c 1930s-1980s] John Piper 1903-1992 Presented by John Piper 1987 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive/TGA-8728-1-4-10-1

Tate wants help to identify Cambridgeshire photos

The Tate Gallery wants you help in identifying the places pictured in a massive collection of photographs from across Britain that it has just put into its online archive.

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One of the sample documents EMN-150608-142441001

Explore the history of Bourne at society event

A history society based in Bourne is offering people the chance to explore a collection of historical documents that were salvaged from a builders skip at an old solicitors office.

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Baston Blitz

Relive the 40s at the Baston Blitz weekend

Be transported back to the 1940s as the Baston Blitz returns buiggers and better than ever this weekend.

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War veteran, Claude Rolt, 94, from Bourne Photo: David Lowndes EMN-150514-104212001

War veteran Claude enjoys special day out in London

War veteran, Claude Rolt from Bourne joined around 1,000 fellow veterans for an emotional service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in London to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

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Old photo of Stamford Corn Exchange EMN-150605-122602001

Share your photos of Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

Trustees of a theatre are appealing for people to share their old photographs to be included in a museum documenting its long history.

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Delaine Buses Heritage Running Day - 26-05-15

Heritage fleet service marks anniversary

There was an air of nostalgia in Bourne on Sunday as a fleet of heritage buses ran for enthusiasts.

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Stamford Mercury Archive Trust secretary Sarah Critchard, founding secretary John Smith and volunteers Fran Heeley, Chris Stanier and Maureen Sibborn. Photo: MSMP-20-03-15-am004 EMN-150323-112955001

Trust volunteers care for 300 years of print history

Stepping into the room that houses the archive of the Stamford Mercury is a chilling experience - literally, thanks to the air conditioning designed to protect newspapers up to 300 years old.

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Uppingham Central School rounders team in the 1950's. Back row from left to right, Ann Dyas, Valerie Baines, Ann Taylor, unknown, Elizabeth Tyres, Priscilla Baines, Judy Smith, Aleen Stimpson, Joan Baker, Margaret Hand, Jenny Horsepool and Pat Clayton. Front row from left to right, unknown, Margaret Bryan, Pam Brewster, Sheila Plowman, Ann Smith, May Banks, Ann Ellingworth and Mary Wright. EMN-140711-134013001

What are your memories of the rounders team at school?

Joan Baker has submitted this photo to Mercury Memories of the rounders team at Uppingham Central School in the 1950s.

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20 years of cinema at the Stamford Arts Centre EMN-141020-154008001

Stamford Arts Centre celebrates 20 Years of Film

Grab your popcorn and head down to the Stamford Arts Centre to celebrate 20 years of fabulous film. It’s been 20 years today since the Stamford Arts Centre first opened its doors to its brand new cinema on October 24, 1994.

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Jill Thomas, Liz Parkinson, Maggie Ashcroft, Pauline Redshaw and Judy Stevens members of the Deeping 1st World War Commemeration Group. EMN-140620-162642009

Deepings First World War group gets £5,400 grant

A First World War commemoration group has secured more than £5,000 towards it project.

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Pathfinders from the 82nd and 101st  US Parachute Infantry Regiments, the first to land in Normandy, took off from this, now disused, runway in North Witham on the eve of D-Day. EMN-140618-091354001

Feature: Mission to commemorate historical D-Day runway in Twyford Wood

Deep in the heart of Twyford Wood is one of the Second World War’s forgotten stories - an airfield from where the first Americans to land in Normandy on D-Day took off.

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S/Sgt Derek Burton (second from right) with the Light Aid Detachment in Pola, Yugoslavia EMN-140906-172138001

D-Day anniversary brings back vivid memories for veterans

Staff Sergeant Derek Burton, 91, from Stamford, and Private Brian Stewart, 89, from Oakham, spent the anniversary of the D-Day landing reflecting on their memories from 70 years ago

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Mark Westley Photography'The Queens Baton comes to Newmarket Racecourse on its way to The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow carried by Official Baton Bearer Ron Wallwork MBE and then Jockey Ryan Moore. ANL-140906-155510009

Talented volunteers support efforts to raise charity funds

Actors descended on the Wellhead in Bourne last week to make a music video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

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A photo sent in by Jane Gale labelled "Funeral Procession of John Staunford - Friar. Oct 7th 1909"

Do you know anyone in these photos?

A former Stamford resident has unearthed two photos of the town from years gone by.

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A man thought to have been Harry Briggs, from Thurlby

Researchers’ appeal

A group of researchers hope to identify a man they believe fought in the First World War.

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Brian lilley and Esther Graham find out about their ancestors' roles in the First World War at Deepings Library

First World War commemoration group delves into history

A First World War commemoration group has uncovered more than 250 people who were involved in the conflict.

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