Carlsberg cuts 25 jobs as depot lined up to shut

Brewery giant Carlsberg is to close its Bourne depot resulting in 25 workers losing their jobs.

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Reminder to sign up for lower energy bills

Families in the Deepings and Bourne have another change to make savings on their gas and electricity bills through the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme.


Making a clean break to enjoy retirement

A window cleaner has hung up his bucket and retired after 22 years of service.

Derek and Phyllis Green. By Lee Hellwing.

Couple from Oakham celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

A couple from Oakham who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week believe “give and take” is the secret to a long and happy marriage.


Businesses invited to find out what’s next for Mercury

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury is hosting a series of events so businesses across the area can find out about what’s next for the Mercury following a change of ownership.

Kyra Cullumbine's last day on the Stamford Market
Photo: Lee Hellwing

Market trader bids farewell

A familiar face on Stamford’s weekly market is stepping down after nearly 50 years of selling her wares.

The Fifth Avenue team, from left, Nadia Greenaway, Lucy Spinks, Debbie Greenaway and Rachel Clucas.

Holbeach hair and beauty spot gets smart makeover

A new salon with a New York connection has opened in Holbeach.


Sukie’s party shop boss to retire as business relocates to retail arcade

The boss of one of Stamford’s best-loved businesses is preparing to step down after 20 years and hand over the reins to two colleagues.

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NatWest bank
Photo: Rex Needle

Bank branch to close its doors in September

The Bourne branch of NatWest will close in September after the bank said the way people do business had changed.

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Stoney Fords Simon Watson with microbiologists Adam Divall and Emma Blackwell

Three old bottles found in Stoney Ford Brew Company’s quest

A micro-brewery which appealed for old bottles of beer with the aim of reactivating yeast strains has had three bottles donated.

Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow

Stamford named second best place to live in UK in Sunday Times readers’ poll

It may not come as much of a surprise to many that live in the town but Stamford has been voted the second best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times readers.

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Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095025001

Plan for business centre on site of Rutland County College site

Rutland County Council has confirmed plans to convert a sixth-form centre into a brand new business centre for Rutland named in honour of former council leader Terry King.

Grant and Nathan Worthington pictured inside their new healthy food bar Aloha Food Co.

Healthy food on the go from new town business

Brothers Nathan and Grant Worthington are hoping to help people live healthier, happier lives with the opening of a new food bar in Stamford.

Rutland County College site

Rutland County Council reveals plans to convert Barleythorpe sixth form site into business centre

Rutland County Council has confirmed plans to convert a sixth-form centre into a brand new business centre for Rutland named in honour of former council leader Terry King.

Vic Uttley, from Rutland Roots

Call to buy seasonal produce to avoid ‘crisis’

Farmers and producers in the area are disproving the belief that there is a vegetable crisis.

Marc Jones and Stuart Tweedale (second right and right), Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner and Deputy, with Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson (front centre), Sergeant Leanne Carr, of Bourne and the Deepings Neighbourhood Policing Team, PCs Martin Green and Nick Willey.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG230217-109TW.

THE BIG ISSUE: Crushing blow for illegal coursers in police action

Police across South Holland and the Deepings have one less vehicle to worry about in their fight against illegal hare coursing.

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The audience of captive academics at the talk in Rippingale

Academics visit Rippingale for talk on radio drama The Archers

More than 100 professors and lecturers from universities all over the country descended on the tiny village of Rippingale to hear about the origins of the radio drama Archers.

Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police, Bill Skelly, NFU Regional Director for East Midlands, Gordon Corner, Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones, and Mark Leggott, NFU Lincolnshire county chairman.  Photo supplied.

New chief commits to action plan on rural crime

An action plan to tackle rural crime, including hare coursing, has been promised by the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.

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The new canopy at Stamford Station

Renovation work nearly complete at Stamford Station

Network Rail is in the final stage of a number of improvements to Stamford Station as part of its railway upgrade plan.

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Antonia Catalano in her Polished Nails and Beauty room at Wansford

Nail technician set to wow at London Fashion Week

A woman who swapped nappies for nails will be decorating the fingertips of models at London Fashion Week.

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