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Launch of indoor market

Crowds flocked to the launch of an indoor market on Saturday.


Barnsdale Gardens receives silver gilt medal at Chelsea

Nick Hamilton and the Barnsdale Gardens team have won a silver-gilt medal at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.


Busy road will close for month

A section of the B668 Burley Road in Oakham is to close for four weeks starting on Monday, June 5, to allow important reconstruction work to take place.


Aqua Park is back with a splash as this year it doubles in size

One of last Summer’s biggest hits returns tomorrow with a splash.


App helps mums beat loneliness

A young mother is promoting a mobile phone app which helps to remove the isolation felt by many when babies are first born.


Cooking up healthy lessons for youngsters

Pupils have enjoyed a free breakfast as part of a school’s bid to improve wellbeing.

Inventor Colin Furze inside his bunker

War style bunker built in garden is aiming for success in competition

An inventor who has prepared for an apocalypse by building a Second World War-themed bunker in his garden is in the running for a competition.

Cake sale

West Deeping girls sell cakes to help WaterAid

Three girls from West Deeping decided to raise money for Water Aid.


M&S coming to Bourne as Carlsberg leaves

A high street giant aims to boost a market town as a major brewery closes its depot there shedding 25 jobs.

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Cambridge Road Chippy in Stamford serves free chips

A takeaway in Stamford will be marking National Fish and Chip Day with a free portion of chips with every regular or large fish purchased.

Sharon Hardy who hopes to set up a running club to help people

Tackling mental health by fitness

A woman inspired by the Heads Together campaign is looking to set up a running club to help those with mental health issues.

Stamford Hospital

Phase two of hospital revamp nears end

Stamford Hospital is undergoing a £2m redevelopment programme so it can expand services and deliver more modern standards of clinical care for patients.

Sophie Simpson (left) and Poppy Brocklebank, holding their cetificates, with Jim Guthrie from the Rotary Club of Stamford. By Lee Hellwing.

Malcolm Sargent pupils scoop prizes in Rotary Club of Stamford art competion

Budding young artists from a Stamford school are celebrating after scooping prizes in an art competition.

Bourne Outdoor Pool.

Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool reopens

Organisers hope a popular outdoor swimming pool will make a big splash as it opens for the new season.

Luke's family handing over a cheque for �5000 to staff from the Addenbrooke's Hospital, Neuro Critical Care Unit. Submitted.

Friends and family of popular Oakham man help hospital in his memory

Kind friends and family of an Oakham man who died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour have come together to raise thousands of pounds for a hospital which cared for him during his final days of his life.

HUMOURIST/MAVERICK: Rick Stringer, Independent parliamentary candidate for the South Holland and the Deepings constituency.  Photo supplied.

Maverick has word for May

A self-styled “humourist and maverick” is hoping to give South Holland and the Deepings’ voters a reason to “pause for thought”.

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Volunteers at Cottesmore Cafe Church help Blood Bikes

Generous fundraisers cooked up a record breaking £700 to help boost the work of a lifesaving charity.

Oakham Festival
Photos: Alan Walters

Oakham Festival will connect with the community

The Oakham Festival will be back for 2017 with a wide ranging programme of events to suit all ages.

Court news

Market Overton man escapes jail after downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children

A man from Market Overton who downloaded hundreds of pornographic images of children has escaped jail.

Police news

Updated: A1 northbound cleared after two-car crash

Police say a road has been cleared following a two-vehicle crash earlier today (Thursday, May 25) on the A1 northbound near Wittering.

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