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Marathon man Ben inspires school pupils at St Gilbert’s Primary School, Stamford

Marathon Man and Inspire+ Ambassador Ben Smith has begun his first tour of schools - stopping off at St Gilbert’s Primary School in Stamford.

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Share views on post-16 transport in Rutland

Rutland County Council is consulting on possible changes to the amount paid by students towards the cost of transport to and from post-16 education.

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Hero cab driver’s ‘reward from God’

A devout Muslim who was presented with a bravery award after helping to save the life of a man in a burning car says he has received an even greater, spiritual reward.

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Rutland leads the way with mental health care project for young people

Every schoolchild in Rutland is to receive training to help them cope with the strains of modern life thanks to a pioneering new initiative.

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Artist Tim Mann seeks help with big portrait of Stamford

Artist Tim Mann has revealed the date when a unique portrait of Stamford will go on display – but he still needs help to make the project a success.

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Christmas comes to Stamford as annual market gets people into the festive spirit

Stamford was a bustling hive of activity at the weekend as the town’s ever-popular annual Christmas market attracted lots of visitors.

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Baston Primary School pupils were among the performers on the day

Father Christmas is star guest at Market Deeping’s Christmas market

Hundreds of people turned out for Market Deeping’s popular Christmas market and lights switch-on event on Sunday.

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in Lincolnshire

Open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in Lincolnshire

Britain’s Got Talent will be coming to Lincolnshire next week for a day of open auditions.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Preferred candidate named in hunt for Lincolnshire’s new Chief Constable

Devon and Cornwall Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly has been named as the preferred candidate for Lincolnshire’s new police chief.

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Retro gifts and vintage wine on offer at Stamford auction

Customers at Batemans Auctioneers, in Ryhall Road, Stamford, will enjoy mince pies and mulled wine at a sale this Saturday.

Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, with Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work they do in the community.

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School set to host Christmas event

A Christmas fair is being held at St Gilbert’s School, in Foundry Lane, Stamford tomorrow, noon to 2pm.

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Stamford Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade gets festive with late night opening

Christmas songs will ring out during late night opening at a Stamford shopping arcade tonight (Friday).

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Man suffers serious injuries after car crashes into ditch

A man has suffered serious injuries after his car left the road and crashed into a ditch near Deeping Gate this morning.

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Champion livestock exhibited in town centre at 110th Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show

People from across Rutland and beyond headed to the 110th Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show this week.

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Crowds flock to McGregor’s coffee morning in Bourne

Crowds once again packed a popular annual event - the McGregor’s coffee morning in Bourne.

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Stamford mums team up to raise cash for Willow Foundation charity with raffle and fudge

Two mums from Stamford have teamed up to sell home-made fudge, Christmas cards and raffle a pair of hampers to raise money for charity.

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Tesco lorry to deliver 1,000 free mince pies to homes in Oakham

Tesco will be delivering thousands of mince pies, free, to people’s front doors over the next few weeks.

Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Morrisons is bringing back Christmas carols to its stores after 15 years, after listening to its customers who said they preferred traditional songs to pop music.

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