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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).

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Rutland calendar by photographer Richard Adams EMN-160912-135950001

Calendar showcases best of beautiful Rutland

A calendar that showcases the best of Rutland and has become a firm favourite since it was launched in 2000 has been released.

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Rutland chef Adam Longden fulfills his novel ambition

A chef at one of Rutland’s most popular venues has revealed a hidden talent.

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World-renowned micro-engraver Graham Short who etched Jane Austen portraits on a limited edition fiver which could be worth more than �20,000 to a lucky Melton shopper after being spent secretly at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe on Friday EMN-161213-131744001

Lucky Melton shopper could get £20,000 Willy Wonka-style Christmas windfall

One lucky Melton shopper could be in line for a Christmas windfall of £20,000 thanks to a Willy Wonka-style stunt.

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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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Evie Pearce at Main Street Fine Art

Unique gallery opens its doors in Stamford and begins selling high-end Disney artwork

A new gallery has just opened its doors in Stamford – and is the only one in the UK allowed to sell unique high-end Disney artwork.

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"Oh Margaret, youre such a Polecat and as for you Susan, you Ninnycock, Ill see you later"

REVEALED: Academic uncovers the best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes has been made a CBE in former Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation honours list.

MP Hayes made a CBE in Cameron’s resignation honours list

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes is now a CBE having been named in former Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation honours list today.

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Youngsters from Deepings Rugby Club's minis section at the 2015 Raft Race.  Photo by David Lowndes.

Day at the movies for 2016 Deepings Raft Race

Final preparations are being made for this year’s Deepings Raft Race and plenty of film stars are being lined up to top the billing.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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Exciting plans for literary festival in the Deepings

Plans are moving swiftly for a literary festival in the Deepings to be hosted next Spring, with something for the whole community.

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2 St Marys Place, Stamford, home of Emma DEresby, protagonist in author Claire Dunns five-book series

Stamford’s starring role in The Secret of the Journal book series

Award-winning author Claire Dunn is preparing to publish the fifth novel in her The Secret of the Journal series – and Stamford has a starring role once again.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

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Participants in a previous Crowded Room project

Artist Tim Mann wants to draw around 10,000 Stamford residents

A professional artist is planning to create a unique portrait of Stamford – by drawing around the bodies of up to 10,000 local residents.

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Neil Mason with his painting of the signal box EMN-160714-121032001

Deeping St James signal box could be back in place within a year

A historic signal box which was dismantled brick-by-brick in 2014 could be rebuilt and in use as a heritage centre within the next 12 months.

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Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle on a worldwide hunt to find horseshoes

A summer of fun awaits at Oakham Castle as staff at the recently renovated building run a host of activities in a bid to increase visitors numbers.

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The Deepings School rocket building day, in association with the Ogden Trust and Starchaser Industries, with guests, staff and students, including (front) Daniel Newcombe, Hamid Dungawalla and Jack Litman.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Students learn big bang theory at The Deepings School

The Deepings School went out of this world on Tuesday as students launched their own rocket creations high into the sky.

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Tracey Crawley with Liz Waterland, chairman of The Friends of Deepings Library.  Photo by David Lowndes.

Deepings Community Library launches new free bus service

Library users in the Deepings can take advantage of a new free bus service to be launched by charities in the area from Monday

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Bourne physiotherapist Alan Crane in his guise as alter ego and author Serenity Crane.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Colourful author Serenity Crane to give talk in Bourne next Thursday

Charismatic author Serenity Crane, otherwise known as Bourne physiotherapist Alan Crane, will be giving a talk about his books on Thursday.

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