Picture special on the Queen’s visit in this week’s Mercury

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DON’T forget to pick up this week’s Mercury for a 16 page picture pull-out of the Queen’s visit to Stamford.

We also have full reports from the exciting day in which the Queen met people from across the area during a visit to Burghley House and drove through Stamford town centre, much to the delight of thousands of people who lined the streets.

You’ll also find news, sport and a packed what’s on section.

- Anglian Water lifts its hosepipe ban

- Action for Stamford Sports and Leisure Group hopes to start an informal group to discuss ideas to improve sport in the town

- Stamford Endowed School applies for permission to turn former gym into state of the art performing arts centre

- Stamford Shakespeare Company kicks off its summer season

- Adventurer Sarah Outen recovering after being rescued from the Pacific Ocean during round the world challenge

- Campaigners against Ketton wind turbines set up website

- Traders in Oakham consider pilot scheme to improve footfall in town on Sundays

- More pictures from events celebrating the diamond jubilee

- And in sport - New signing for the Daniels is made next season’s captain

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