PM announces post-lockdown tiers for England Posted On 24 November 2020

Yesterday, Boris Johnson told the House of Commons that the three-tiered regional measures will return from the 2nd of December.   He added that each tier will be toughened, but gyms and non-essential shops in all parts of England will be allowed to reopen. In a surprise announcement, the PM confirmed that spectators will be …

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Most unique and prestigious advent calendars for the whole family this Christmas. Posted On 23 November 2020

Believe it or not, Christmas is coming, and it’s perhaps come around quicker than most Christmases before it… So it’s time to start thinking about advent calendars!   It’s true that we usually prefer to be eating chocolate each morning of December on the lead up to good ol’ Christmas, for it’s a time to …

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Local Radio station takes a step forward Posted On 23 November 2020

Plans for a community radio station to serve Stamford and Rutland have taken a step forward.   The Rutland Community Radio Project, led by Project Manager Rob Persani, has appointed an Independent Project Board to steer the project and work with Rob, to bring the project to reality.   Following a call for applicants through …

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UK average house prices increase to record highs Posted On 20 November 2020

Average house price increases by 4.7% over the year to September   According to the latest UK House Price Index from the ONS and the Land Registry, average UK house prices rose by 4.7%, up from 3.0% in August to a record high of £245,000.   This comes before a second boost to the property …

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Football-mad, Imogen raises over £14k for charity Posted On 19 November 2020

An 11-year-old football-mad girl has done one keepie-uppie for each keyworker in the UK to raise money for charity.   Imogen Papworth-Heidel, a Cambridgeshire schoolgirl, was so inspired by Sir Captain Tom’s charity work during lockdown that she decided to set up a Just Giving page of her own. Imogen decided to do one keepie-uppie …

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Lockdown 2.0 sparks a surge in property enquiries Posted On 18 November 2020

New lockdown restrictions in England have increased property market activity, similar to the easing of the first lockdown surge.   When the first lockdown restrictions were eased, they sparked a record surge in new enquiries for vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants and over the past week, since Lockdown 2.0 was introduced, the market has seen …

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Thousands of people decorate for Xmas early Posted On 17 November 2020

Huge numbers of people are already putting the Christmas decorations after a difficult year…   With 2020 being a year like no other, thousands of people are putting their Christmas decorations up early to spread festive cheer and bring a bit of magic and joy to the end of this troubled year.   Whether you …

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The best extensions for your home to increase its space and value. Posted On 16 November 2020

Saved money with the Stamp Duty Holiday? Looking for more space?… Here’s our guide to the most beneficial extensions to consider for your home… Extending your home can be one of the greatest things you can do as an owner of your home, potentially adding value to your property whilst also generating precious space, which …

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GP surgery set to be spared closure Posted On 13 November 2020

Discussions ongoing to save St Mary’s Medical Centre in Stamford from closing  St Mary’s Medical Centre in Stamford, which is capable of serving 15,000 patients, looks to have been saved from imminent closure by the NHS. Lakeside Healthcare had announced that it planned to close the GP surgery back in September which sparked an outpouring …

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The Crown Returns Posted On 13 November 2020

The return of TV royalty this Sunday…   With the grey and dreary weather mixed with lockdown 2.0 and the lack of pubs and restaurants, we all need something to cheer us up on a weekend evening and this Sunday, Netflix have just what we need: The return of The Crown.   Who is Series …

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UK economy bounces back Posted On 12 November 2020

The UK’s economy recorded record growth between July and September to bring it back out of recession…   Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have confirmed that the UK has bounced out of recession with a record growth of 15.5% in July to September. The boost has been put down to children going …

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That Friday feeling Posted On 11 November 2020

Bargain hunters are out in force already with the news that early Black Friday deals are already live! It was once the term used to describe the day when American workers would call in sick so they could extend Thanksgiving into a long weekend, but it is now more associated with a global shopping phenomenon. …

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A Christmas cake delight! Posted On 09 November 2020

Baking your own Christmas cake is an early, must-do job to help you get in the festive spirit. Here we have the perfect recipe to make at least 6-weeks before the day itself! Involve the kids to make it a family affair!     Christmas Cake   Ingredients 350g plain flour 1 tsp mixed spice …

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What’s still open in Lockdown 2.0 Posted On 06 November 2020

We’ve been busy helping local resident’s understand what is still open in Lockdown 2.0   Lockdown 2.0 came into affect Wednesday evening, with local, independent business offering longer opening times before they had to shut their doors for the next 4 weeks. There is some confusion over what shops and businesses are still open, so …

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Homemade Winter Warmer Soups Posted On 06 November 2020

Tantalise your tastebuds with these full-of-flavour winter warmer soup recipes as the weather gets colder…   With the grey and dreary weather outside, now’s the time to warm up with some fresh and hearty homemade soups made from simple ingredients that are sure to heat your insides on a cold day.   Spiced Lentil and …

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