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New football academy will offer practical training and study in Oakham

One Touch Football Soccer School is launching a new academy for 16 to 18-year-olds, based at Oakham United Football Club.

Visitors on the mill bridge enjoy a game of Pooh sticks

Sacrewell visitors celebrate birthday of AA Milne with Winnie The Pooh-themed activities

Sacrewell hosted a day of fun-filled activities with a Winnie the Pooh theme to mark the birthday of author AA Milne.

Ian Campbell

Campaigners vow to keep fighting plans for 39 homes as date is fixed for debate

Campaigners fighting plans for 39 homes on land to the south of Kettering Road have vowed to keep going until February 7, when the application is due to be discussed.

POLICE RECRUITS: New starters at Lincolnshire Police with Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, and Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton.  Photo supplied.

New recruits give police ‘headroom’ to serve Lincolnshire

Almost 85 new recruits are to join Lincolnshire Police this year as the force waits to hear whether its £117 million budget will be increased.

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Debra Cassam and Richard Marsh

Charity dinner and auction in honour of Stamford man Richard Marsh

A charity dinner and auction is being held in memory of a Stamford man who died suddenly just a few months after his 50th birthday.

Petra Landeweerd, 44, who suffered a brain aneurysm in January 2016.

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.

Nick Smith of the Northern Footpath Forum pictured near Casey's Corner, in Deeping St James, at the site of a proposed new footbridge over the River Welland. EMN-171201-164332001

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.


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.

Phoebe Moyes-Alwin, from Bourne, had 13 inches of hair cut off to donate to The Little Princess Trust

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.

Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow

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.

Iliffe Media chief executive Edward Iliffe

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.

St Mary's Hill, the Town Bridge, Wharf Road junction and High Street St Martin'sare all set to be affected by roadworks

A month’s worth of roadworks on major route through Stamford to begin next week

Roadworks are set to start on Monday on one of the ‘busiest routes through Stamford town centre’ and will last a month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Artist Tim Mann will be showcasing his new work 'One Year Later' in Stamford on Thursday, January 19.

Visual artist Tim Mann to showcase new work in Stamford

Artist Tim Mann is to showcase a selection of his work in Stamford tomorrow (Thursday, January 19).


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.

Rutland Ospreys team in The Gambia. Photo:

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.

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

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.

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