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Once again we’re giving Rutland and Stamford Mercury readers the chance to send a Valentine’s Day message to their loved one.

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Two members ‘needed’ for Barleythorpe

Rutland County Council has backed changes to its electoral wards.

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Poppy Appeal raises 
a fantastic £45,000

The Poppy Appeal organisers have thanked the generous people of Stamford after raising more than £45,000.

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Warners Midlands plc plans ahead for the future after best ever year

Having just enjoyed their best ever year, Warners Midlands plc of Bourne is already planning ahead for the future.

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Uppingham Rotary Club presentation of chairs to Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Ridlington. Photo Lee Hellwing

Dove Cottage Day Hospice presented with reclining chairs

A hospice has been presented with reclining chairs from a Rotary Club which were part funded by an brave 86-year-old’s tandem skydive.

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FOOTBALL: ‘We were under pressure to win and we delivered’

Deeping Rangers boss Michael Goode praised the impact of second-half substitute Michael Simpson after Saturday’s win.

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David Burton-Jones forced the ball over the line to make it 2-1

MATCH VERDICT: Skipper leads the way again for Deeping Rangers

Midway through the second half, Deeping Rangers needed something special.

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Lee Clarke put Blackstones ahead with a stunning overhead kick.

Out-of-luck Stones suffer home defeat despite Clarke’s cracker

Blackstones missed out on the chance to close the gap on second-placed Raunds despite a stunning strike from joint player-boss Lee Clarke in Saturday’s United Counties League Division One clash.

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Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson saw a first half effort hit the upright as Stamford drew 0-0 at Sheffield. Photo: LEE HELLWING

Hard-fought draw keeps Stamford in play-off pack

Stamford maintained their place in the Evo-Stik League Division One South play-off places after a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Sheffield on Saturday.

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Ketton Reserves take the lead against Stamford Lions Reserves on Saturday. Photo: LEE HELLWING

Pride of place for Lions at the top of the table

Stamford Lions stormed into top spot in the Peterborough League Premier Division table for the first time in their club’s history with an emphatic 10-0 win over Warboys on Saturday.

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A hate crime daily in South Kesteven

A ‘hate incident’ happens in South Kesteven every day.

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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 02:  A doctor wears a stethoscope as he see a patient for a measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on June 02, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week announced that in the United States they are seeing the most measles cases in 20 years as they warned clinicians, parents and others to watch for and get vaccinated against the potentially deadly virus.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Negligence claims cost NHS billions in compensation

Medical negligence is costing the NHS billions of pounds, new figures have revealed.

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Andrew Norman

District can pull in more visitors says new man at helm of tourism at South Kesteven District Council

A new head of visitor economy has been appointed by South Kesteven District Council in a move to boost tourism.

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£250K funding boost to fight South Kesteven homelessness

South Kesteven has received a £250,000 government funding boost to help the district tackle the growing problem of homelessness.

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From left Callie Whelton and Kayleigh Mansfield who are organising a beauty pageant at Ryhall Village Hall. Submitted.

Ryhall woman organises pageant held in aid of charities

A Ryhall woman is organising a pageant to raise cash for a charity that is close to her heart.

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Woman jailed for four years after encouraging man to commit suicide at Rutland Water

Woman jailed for four years after encouraging man to commit suicide at Rutland Water

A 44-year-old woman who left a man to die after pulling out of a suicide pact has today been jailed for encouraging him to take his own life.

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South Kesteven councillor calls for abolition of county council

A South Kesteven district councillor is demanding Lincolnshire County Council is abolished, with unitary authorities taking its place.

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Dorothy Alexander (95)  who received the BEM from Lord Lt Toby Dennis at Bourne YC

Tributes to community stalwart Dorothy Alexander

Tributes have been paid to a Bourne woman who was dedicated to ‘giving back to the community’.

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Police are trying to curb anti-social behaviour in Thetford town centre

One injured after lorry and pickup truck collide in Baston

One person was injured in an accident in King Street Baston this morning (January 19).

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Sanjay Nithiyilingam

Colorado coup as Sanjay seals golfing scholarship

A talented golfer from Burghley Park has hit the jackpot after being awarded a scholarship at Colorado State University in America.

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