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Cricket club uses tiger poo to deter badgers

Cricket club uses tiger poo to deter badgers

A cricket club groundsman became so sick of badgers digging up his outfield he resorted to spreading TIGER POO around the pitch.


Parents share views on park plan

Parents share views on park plan

A town playground will get a £50,000 upgrade ready for the summer holidays.


Church to become village hub

Church to become village hub

St Nicholas Church in Stretton will have a new floor and stackable chairs for the first phase of the project.


Council to leave historic offices

Council to leave historic offices

A council is preparing to move to bigger premises within the next two months.


Fun for the whole family at circus-themed event

Fun for the whole family at circus-themed event

A popular town day featured a flash mob, circus skills and a moving plant pot.


Theatre group celebrates 40th anniversary

Theatre group celebrates 40th anniversary

A founding member of Rutland's first musical theatre group reminisces over the past four decades.


Incredible photos on display

Incredible photos on display

More than 140 of the finest wildlife, sports, landscape and portrait photography went on show to visitors at the weekend.


Looking back over the years with our Mercury Memories

Looking back over the years with our Mercury Memories

Here we look back on articles we published 10 years ago; 25 years ago; 50 years ago; 100 years ago; 150 years ago and 200 years ago.


Shock as 'The Archers' pub calls last orders

Shock as 'The Archers' pub calls last orders

A pub that was the likely inspiration for long-running hit Radio 4 show The Archers is closing.


MP pledges to support secondary school

MP pledges to support secondary school

Gareth Davies, MP for Stamford, Bourne and Grantham, has asked the Government to help Stamford Welland Academy.


Plan for new £10m sports centre at Stamford Schools

Plan for new £10m sports centre at Stamford Schools

A new £10m sports centre is in the pipeline at Stamford Schools - and it will likely be open to the public.


The search is on to crown this year's Miss England

The search is on to crown this year's Miss England

Former Miss Lincolnshire is set to play her part in finding the suitable person to take over her role.


Crime figures: what's going down in the criminal world?

Crime figures: what's going down in the criminal world?

Burglary and anti-social behaviour are two types of crimes that have fallen since last year, according to the latest police figures.


'Lead thieves will not win'

'Lead thieves will not win'

A photograph taken in the aftermath of a lead theft at Stephen's Church in Etton has won an award.


Town could hold Sunday market

Town could hold Sunday market

A Sunday market in Bourne could be held on a trial basis on three or four occasions this Summer to see if it is a hit.


The Mercury publishes its Mercury Memories every week, thanks to the support of the Stamford Mercury Archive Trust

The Mercury publishes its Mercury Memories every week, thanks to the support of the Stamford Mercury Archive Trust

Here we look back on articles we published 10 years ago; 25 years ago; 50 years ago; 100 years ago, 150 years ago and 200 years ago.


Donation helps school get new vehicle

Donation helps school get new vehicle

A rotary club has raised money to help buy a wheelchair accessible minibus.


Inventor Colin meets Del Boy for TV show

Inventor Colin meets Del Boy for TV show

Colin Furze met David Jason, who is best known for playing Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses, for a television programme.


Town 'betrayed' as cycle festival cancelled this year

Town 'betrayed' as cycle festival cancelled this year

A cycling festival in Bourne that was hailed a huge success in 2019 will likely not go ahead this year.


‘Shut doors to protect planet’

‘Shut doors to protect planet’

An environmental campaigner is calling for shops in Stamford to close their doors to save energy.


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