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Village to set up history archive

Village to set up history archive

A village with a rich history of powerful residents - and plenty of tales from parish people - is soon to have its own archive.


Woman cuts off 18-inches of hair for charity

Woman cuts off 18-inches of hair for charity

Money has been raised for the Australian Bushfire crisis by a woman heartbroken for her hometown.


Bid to give gypsies and travellers proper facilities in South Kesteven is defeated

Bid to give gypsies and travellers proper facilities in South Kesteven is defeated

A councillors says gypsies and travellers have used unauthorised sites and put forward a bid to give them proper facilities to use.


£10m invested by town’s printers

£10m invested by town’s printers

Warners Midlands printers in Bourne have a new printing press which is quicker than Usain Bolt.


Water-skiing gran appears on Tipping Point game show

Water-skiing gran appears on Tipping Point game show

A retired cake expert says life begins at 60 after she shed more than four stone, started water-skiing and appeared on her favourite TV game show.


Meet the couple who have transformed a village community

Meet the couple who have transformed a village community

A couple who ditched their fast-paced London lives to open a village shop 19 months ago have now transformed it into the heart of the community.


Middlemarch hospital plans to become museum

Middlemarch hospital plans to become museum

The trustees of Browne’s Hospital in Stamford have started applying to Arts Council England for museum status.


‘Lorry watch’ scheme could come to town

‘Lorry watch’ scheme could come to town

Complaints about lorries flouting the 7.5-tonne weight restriction in Stamford town centre and Sidney Farm Lane are voiced regularly.


Electric vehicle charging points are coming

Electric vehicle charging points are coming

Charging points are being installed at car parks in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings.


Software designer ditches the city for a bikes business in Stamford

Software designer ditches the city for a bikes business in Stamford

The owner of a new e-bike business is aiming to give people a fresh outlook on cycling.


Litter and dog mess job proposed for Stamford

Litter and dog mess job proposed for Stamford

Stamford could employ its own litter enforcement officer following a suggestion to the town council.


Community steps up in the wake of vandalism

Community steps up in the wake of vandalism

Community groups and businesses have stepped up to offer support in the wake of village vandalism.


Mercury Memories: A glimpse into some of the stories published 10 years ago; 25 years ago; 50 years ago; 100 years ago; 150 years ago and 200 years ago

Mercury Memories: A glimpse into some of the stories published 10 years ago; 25 years ago; 50 years ago; 100 years ago; 150 years ago and 200 years ago

Looking back at stories published in the Stamford Mercury this week over the last 200 years.


Town could have a 'car-free' day

Town could have a 'car-free' day

A vision of children playing in car-free streets and the absence of engine noise was put forward at a meeting this week.


RAF Wittering re-names building after a 'lucky' man

RAF Wittering re-names building after a 'lucky' man

An RAF squadron's building has been named after a Second World War gunner who survived an 18,000ft fall without a parachute.


Cocktail bar opens to rave reviews

Cocktail bar opens to rave reviews

A cocktail bar attracted huge crowds for its opening night.


Extra time needed to decide on controversial barracks plan

Extra time needed to decide on controversial barracks plan

A plan to build a new 2,215-home town in Rutland has 'more holes than a kitchen colander', a crunch meeting heard


Kitten keeps his nine lives thanks to the nose of a puppy

Kitten keeps his nine lives thanks to the nose of a puppy

A family is overjoyed to be reunited with their beloved kitten which was found limp in a dyke by a gun dog puppy.


Girl offers to help Australian firefighers

Girl offers to help Australian firefighers

An eight-year-old girl has used her huge imagination to come up with ways to help put out the Australian wildfires.


Vehicle smashes into wall at Burghley entrance

Vehicle smashes into wall at Burghley entrance

A vehicle veered off the road and smashed into a wall next to an entrance to the Burghley estate in Stamford.


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