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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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Artist Tim Mann wants to draw around 10,000 Stamford residents

A professional artist is planning to create a unique portrait of Stamford – by drawing around the bodies of up to 10,000 local residents.

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Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle on a worldwide hunt to find horseshoes

A summer of fun awaits at Oakham Castle as staff at the recently renovated building run a host of activities in a bid to increase visitors numbers.

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Magic of Oakham Castle brought to life

A series of events called Medieval Mondays will run throughout the summer at the recently reopened Oakham Castle.

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Farm and windmill to feature on popular BBC One show Countryfile

Crossroads Farm in Eastwell and Whissendine Windmill are set to feature on popular BBC One show Countryfile on Sunday (June 19).

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One of Tim Peake's space pictures

10 amazing pictures from space by astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake is due to return to earth this weekend after six months on the International Space Station.

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Chaser Paul Sinha on bill for comedy night at Grainstore Brewery

Funhouse Comedy Club returns to the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham on Thursday June 30, for a fun-filled night of laughter

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about that meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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Happy Anmer birthday for Princess Charlotte

Pictures taken at the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer, on the Sandringham estate, have been released to celebrate the first birthday of Princess Charlotte.

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A showcase of talent by Ballet Central

A group of young and dynamic dancers will showcase their talent with a diverse performance of newly commissioned works and much-loved revivals at Uppingham Theatre.

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Lucy Heath and Trip in action on stage on Saturday night in Britain's Got Talent. Photo: ITV. EMN-161104-175251001 EMN-161104-175251001

Billingborough pooch Trip melts hearts in Britain’s Got Talent

A dancing dog and his trainer from Billingborough have melted the heart of Simon Cowell in the first show of the new series of Britain’s Got Talent.

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Warning over pirated TV settop boxes

Warning over pirated set-top boxes

Trading Standards have warned against purchasing pirated set-top boxes.

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Cllr Oliver Hemsley with with Castle Activity Manager Charlotte Widgery and one of the reenactors who will be at the reopening on 30th May. EMN-160324-105423001

Day of celebrations planned to mark reopening of Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle will reopen its doors to members of the public on Monday, May 30, with a fantastic day of Norman celebrations.

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