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Morrisons Stamford auctioning off Star Wars cut-outs

A supermarket is auctioning off life-sized cut-outs of Star Wars characters to help charity.

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More Lincolnshire schools targeted by bomb hoaxers

More Lincolnshire schools targeted by bomb hoaxers

Lincolnshire Police has received reports from eight schools who have received a malicious communication in the form of a bomb threat.

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Jeanine Helliwell,  47, ahead of her mammoth weekend Photo: Lee Hellwing

Thurlby miracle mum set for mammoth challenge

A Thurlby woman is set to embark on a gruelling charity double header next weekend – earning her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, then running the London marathon the very next day.

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Waitrose to ban disposable cups

Waitrose to ban disposable cups

Waitrose has announced it is to stop using disposable coffee cups.

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Dumbo and Babar are the latest arrivals to Bugtopia the Zoo. By Lee Hellwing.

Visitors to Rutland zoo think new arrivals are ele-phantastic

They may look like oversize guinea pigs but these adorable brothers who are the latest arrivals to Bugtopia the Zoo at Rutland Water are most closely related to 
elephants.

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Men will sing for good cause

A number of men from Stamford and Rutland will be performing live on stage in Men United in Song, a charity concert supporting Prostate Cancer UK at Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre on Saturday, April 14.

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The trees at Pilton Photo: Lee Hellwing

Majestic trees set for the axe

The skyline of a picturesque Rutland village will lose two of its distinct landmarks after planning officers approved the felling of two giant cedar trees.

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Bluebird Knitting Club visits Peterborough hospital with a fresh batch of wollen loveliness

Knitting group hooked on success

The group drop off their bundles of knitted loveliness at Peterborough City Hospital

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Rob Sanders with his loyal supporters Photo: Lee Hellwing

Rob on target to help[ talented Wildcats dance troupe

A mammoth 12-hour charity darts match has raised more than £620 to help a dance troupe perform at Disneyland Paris.

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Bourne children get hands on at farm

The reception children at Bourne Westfield enjoyed a fantastic hands on experience at Greatwood Farm Early Years Centre in Grantham.

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Mike and June Churchill Photo: Lee Hellwing

June’s sweets led to 60 years of bliss

An Oakham couple are celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss.

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Spit and bite protection issued to Lincolnshire police officers

Spit and bite protection issued to Lincolnshire police officers

Police officers in Lincolnshire will now have the use of spit and bite guards as part of a crackdown on staff assaults.

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Sid and Judy Reedshaw'Photo: Lee Hellwing

Bourne couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

A Bourne couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary yesterday - and they believe “cherishing each other” is the secret to their long marriage.

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Young Market Deeping choir gearing up for Wembley performance

Talented singers from a primary school are gearing up to give the performance of their lives after discovering they will be playing a starring role in a musical extravaganza at Wembley Stadium.

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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.

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

For many Brits there’s nothing better than a greasy, full English but with so much to include on the plate, what’s your must-have ingredient?

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French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey.

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