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Fears Artisans Market could be cancelled if rent rises

The popular Artisans Market that runs throughout the summer in Red Lion Square in Stamford could be cancelled after the annual rent cost was put from £150 a year to £3,000.

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Stamford Photographic Society January meeting - Great Tower Rutland Water by Gordon Brown

Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society’s best landscape photos

An experienced judge was invited to the January meeting of Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society to select the winners in the Best Landscape Cup.

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New drive-in cinema to be launched at showground

Stamford-based company Keystone Event Productions is to host a Valentine’s-themed drive-in cinema event on Saturday, February 11.

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Visitors to last years food festival

Festivals return to Meadows

Both the Stamford Food and Drink Festival and Stamford Music Festival will return to the town’s Meadows this summer – following their successful debuts in 2016.

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Tim Clough presents the Tony Traylen Built Environment Award plaque and certificate for The Barn, South Luffenham to owner Nick Bellamy together with daughter Tasha, and Ian Cleminson of C & F Building Services. All photos: Robert Ovens

Awards are given in honour of new and refurbished historic buildings in Rutland

The presentation of the annual Built Environment Awards for new, refurbished and historic buildings in Rutland took place last week at Oakham Castle.

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Artist Tim Mann will be showcasing his new work 'One Year Later' in Stamford on Thursday, January 19.

Visual artist Tim Mann to showcase new work in Stamford

Artist Tim Mann is to showcase a selection of his work in Stamford tomorrow (Thursday, January 19).

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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Rutland calendar by photographer Richard Adams EMN-160912-135950001

Calendar showcases best of beautiful Rutland

A calendar that showcases the best of Rutland and has become a firm favourite since it was launched in 2000 has been released.

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Rutland chef Adam Longden fulfills his novel ambition

A chef at one of Rutland’s most popular venues has revealed a hidden talent.

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The Top TV of 2016

Top 40 highest rated TV shows of 2016

As Gogglebox would say, we’ve watched some great TV over the course of 2016.

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Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins film (Photo: YouTube)

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

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World-renowned micro-engraver Graham Short who etched Jane Austen portraits on a limited edition fiver which could be worth more than �20,000 to a lucky Melton shopper after being spent secretly at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe on Friday EMN-161213-131744001

Lucky Melton shopper could get £20,000 Willy Wonka-style Christmas windfall

One lucky Melton shopper could be in line for a Christmas windfall of £20,000 thanks to a Willy Wonka-style stunt.

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Evie Pearce at Main Street Fine Art

Unique gallery opens its doors in Stamford and begins selling high-end Disney artwork

A new gallery has just opened its doors in Stamford – and is the only one in the UK allowed to sell unique high-end Disney artwork.

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"Oh Margaret, youre such a Polecat and as for you Susan, you Ninnycock, Ill see you later"

REVEALED: Academic uncovers the best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

This week, as we celebrate 80 years of television, we take a look at the oldest programmes still on the air.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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2 St Marys Place, Stamford, home of Emma DEresby, protagonist in author Claire Dunns five-book series

Stamford’s starring role in The Secret of the Journal book series

Award-winning author Claire Dunn is preparing to publish the fifth novel in her The Secret of the Journal series – and Stamford has a starring role once again.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

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