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Volunteers allow graveyard to overgrow in bid to win award

Parts of a graveyard are being allowed to become overgrown by the volunteer group responsible for its maintenance so it can be in with a chance of winning a conservation award.

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Emma thrilled to win Rising Star in Investment Management Award

A woman has won an award recognising the achievements of females in business.

Rick and Cath Green with members of the boxing club

Final bell sounds for boxing club coaches

Boxing coaches have stepped out of the ring as they retire from coaching the sport after 21-years.

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The Bourne Fibromyalgia Support Group. By Lee Hellwing.

Support group expands to Bourne

Fibromyalgia sufferers in Bourne are being given the chance to share their experiences and coping mechanisms.

Uppingham Feast 2017. By Lee Hellwing.

A little rain and a lot of food at Uppingham Feast Day

Uppingham was filled with world food and live music at the weekend and despite there being some rain visitors had smiles on their faces.

Politics news

Candidates set to stand in Whissendine and Ketton by-elections unveiled

Candidates have been nominated for the Whissendine and Ketton by-elections, to be held on July 20.

Clockwise, from top left - Abdul Naeem, Asif Habib, Imtiaz Khoda, Stephen Tyndale and Monica Thomson.

Sent to prison for defrauding NHS and other public bodies out of £12 million

Nine people have been sentenced for their parts in defrauding the NHS out of £12 million.

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Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Lincolnshire issued by Met Office

Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Lincolnshire issued by Met Office

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has today been issued by the Met Office for Lincolnshire and the surrounding region.

Easton Garford School

Fears for village if school closes

A campaigner fighting to save a village school fears other facilities will leave the area if it closes.

Coun Mike King, Cabinet Member for Economy and Development at SKDC, with the Draft Local Plan for the district.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Help shape future of Deepings and Bourne at July drop-in days

Bourne and Market Deeping are to host four drop-in events about the future shape of the area to be run by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) next month.

Ready for South Kesteven District Council's Big Clean are, from left, Leader of the Council Matthew Lee, Sandy Gray, Cabinet Member for the Environment Coun Dr Peter Moseley, Rob King and Deputy Council Leader Coun Kelham Cooke.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Sign up for the Big Clean in Bourne and the Deepings

People from Bourne and the Deepings can take part in a new street cleaning programme launched by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC).

Council tax bill

Chief executive to drive ‘new era’ for council

South Kesteven District Council has appointed a new chief executive to help drive what it describes as a ‘new era’ for the council.

Stamford Festival 2017. By Lee Hellwing.

Stamford Festival 2017 is a big hit

Festival fever once again swept across Stamford yesterday (June 24).

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All systems go for next week’s Oakham Festival

The ever popular Oakham Festival will be making a return next week - and this time it is aiming to connect with the community and encourage audience participation.

PLAYING CATCH-UP: Sergeant Leanne Carr, PC Martin Green, Acting Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson, PC Nick Willey, Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and his deputy Stuart Tweedale see a vehicle previously used in hare coursing in the Deepings last year.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG230217-113TW.

Game of ‘catch-up’ for police in catching hare coursers across South Holland

The Government, police and courts are “playing catch-up” with hare coursers, despite a 15 per cent fall in reports across South Holland and Boston.

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Council tax bill

Council proposes changes to service

Rutland County Council is proposing changes to the Oakham Hopper bus, taking account of passenger usage and making the service more sustainable.

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Singer and panto at care home’s fun day

Residents at a care home took part in a fun national event which saw a singer perform for them at an open day.

Members of the Deeping Explorers group sleep rough

Sleeping rough to raise £200 for charity

Youngsters slept homeless outside a supermarket to help raise £200 for charity.

the scene at the riverside polling station off sugar way as a quiet start to local election voting took place

Two by-elections to be held

Two by-elections for vacant seats on Rutland County Council are to be held next month.

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Family pays tribute to their Cat in a hat

A father has paid loving tribute to his daughter, who inspired a campaign that raised tens of thousands of pounds, after she died aged 38.

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