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Chris Harby joined Iliffe Media as senior reporter for the Stamford Mercury in January 2021. Prior to this, he worked as the sports editor for the Melton Times.

Stamford celebrities honoured with blue plaques

26 June 2022
Stamford celebrities honoured with blue plaques

Stamford celebrities honoured with blue plaques

26 June 2022

Relatives of late great Stamfordians gathered on Saturday to see blue plaques unveiled in their ancestors’ honour.


Premier League footballer charts remarkable career in new book

25 June 2022
Premier League footballer charts remarkable career in new book

Premier League footballer charts remarkable career in new book

25 June 2022

Stamford born pro footballer Malcolm Christie went from stacking shelves to the Premier League in six months and has told his story in a new book.


Crash causes long delays on A1

24 June 2022
Crash causes long delays on A1

Crash causes long delays on A1

24 June 2022

Queues in both directions have formed on the A1 following an accident.


Care charity creates new jobs

22 June 2022
Care charity creates new jobs

Care charity creates new jobs

22 June 2022

A former paramedic who took a career change to help people with end-of-life care wants to change the common perceptions of palliative care.


Locals liked their pub so much they bought it

20 June 2022
Locals liked their pub so much they bought it

Locals liked their pub so much they bought it

20 June 2022

Pub-goers who grouped together to buy their local have unveiled plans to invest in its long-term future.


Epic voyage retold in debut book

20 June 2022
Epic voyage retold in debut book

Epic voyage retold in debut book

20 June 2022

The story of a former couple who spent six years sailing around the world has been documented in a new book by a debut author.


Nature groups object to holiday park expansion

17 June 2022
Nature groups object to holiday park expansion

Nature groups object to holiday park expansion

17 June 2022

Conservation groups fear plans to expand a holiday park will harm neighbouring ancient woodland and wildlife.


Saved pub to mark its 350th anniversary

16 June 2022
Saved pub to mark its 350th anniversary

Saved pub to mark its 350th anniversary

16 June 2022

A village pub that was saved from closure is to mark its 350th anniversary, 350 days after it reopened.


College keeps good rating despite concerns

15 June 2022
College keeps good rating despite concerns

College keeps good rating despite concerns

15 June 2022

College principal says staff are aiming for an outstanding Ofsted rating despite concerns being raised at its latest inspection.


Rob set to feature at Glastonbury

15 June 2022
Rob set to feature at Glastonbury

Rob set to feature at Glastonbury

15 June 2022

A ukulele player will head to Glastonbury next week, but won't be appearing onstage at the world-famous music festival.


Council will not fight appeal to overturn homes refusal

13 June 2022
Council will not fight appeal to overturn homes refusal

Council will not fight appeal to overturn homes refusal

13 June 2022

A developers' appeal to overturn the refusal of a village housing development will not be contested by a council.


Visitors flock to fete's return

13 June 2022
Visitors flock to fete's return

Visitors flock to fete's return

13 June 2022

A record crowd turned out to welcome an old friend as a popular village fete returned for the first time since 2019.


Parents begin plans for 'Glastonlenny' fundraiser

13 June 2022
Parents begin plans for 'Glastonlenny' fundraiser

Parents begin plans for 'Glastonlenny' fundraiser

13 June 2022

The family of three-year-old Lenny who was born with a rare genetic condition want to hear from anyone who could help with a big summer fundraiser.


Retirement village rated 'good' in first report

13 June 2022
Retirement village rated 'good' in first report

Retirement village rated 'good' in first report

13 June 2022

A retirement village has been given a 'good' rating in its first inspection by the Care Quality Commission.


Ukulele group help jubilee picnic go with a swing

10 June 2022
Ukulele group help jubilee picnic go with a swing

Ukulele group help jubilee picnic go with a swing

10 June 2022

After weeks of preparation, pupils marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style under sunny skies.


Nursery staff praised in Ofsted report

10 June 2022
Nursery staff praised in Ofsted report

Nursery staff praised in Ofsted report

10 June 2022

Staff at a nursery were 'thrilled' after receiving an overall 'good' rating by Ofsted inspectors.


School sets Bake-Off challenge for Jubilee

09 June 2022
School sets Bake-Off challenge for Jubilee

School sets Bake-Off challenge for Jubilee

09 June 2022

Primary school pupils got busy in the kitchen to help celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


Taxi firm drives a county first

07 June 2022
Taxi firm drives a county first

Taxi firm drives a county first

07 June 2022

A town taxi firm has launched the county's first 'green' taxi.


Academy rated 'good' by first inspection

06 June 2022
Academy rated 'good' by first inspection

Academy rated 'good' by first inspection

06 June 2022

A village school is celebrating after receiving a good rating from Ofsted.


Ex-England striker pips author to book award

02 June 2022
Ex-England striker pips author to book award

Ex-England striker pips author to book award

02 June 2022

A former England striker has pipped Stamford author Seth Burkett to a national sports book award.


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