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Rare silver urn stolen from Stamford art dealer

CCTV image showing the two men police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: Lincolnshire police

Police are trying to trace two men they want to speak to about a rare urn that was stolen from a fine art dealer in Stamford near Peterborough.

The Samovar urn, believed to be worth more than £6,000 was stolen from a fine art store in the high street on Thursday 28th January.

The urn is silver and dates back to the 18th Century.

The rare silver urn Credit: Lincolnshire police

"We are appealing for anyone who may recognise the two men to get in touch. We would like to trace them to see if they have any information that could assist the enquiry. Also if any antique dealers have been offered the urn for sale please contact us on 101."

– Lincolnshire police spokesperson

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Investigation after man's death in Stamford

The man died on Brazenose Lane in Stamford, Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation is being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a man died in a road collision in Stamford.

Police approached a car on Brazenose Lane in the town just before three o'clock this morning over concerns about the way the car was being driven.

Shortly after the car then collided with a wall and the driver, a 62 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lincolnshire police referred the incident to the IPCC which they say is standard procedure.

The man's family have been informed.

Thousands take part in 'dirty weekend'

Thousands of people have converged on Burghley House near Stamford for a dirty weekend. But it's not what you may think - the grounds of the house have been transformed into the longest and possibly muddiest, obstacle course.

Thousands took on the obstacle course Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 6000 people scrambled across 20 miles and 20 themed zones, conquering over 200 obstacles including the world's longest set of monkey bars and the longest cat crawl under netting.

"I think it kind of harks back to our inner childhood you know. People seem to really love it and certainly over the last couple of years people have very much embraced this type of event and this type of sport and leisure... There's plenty of water in the course, there are inflatables, things to jump off, plank walks, hay bales, lots of mud obviously and big scaffolding structures."

– Jim Mee - Rat Race Adventure Sports
The course is 20 miles long Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Health regulator takes further action to improve A&E services Peterborough and Stamford NHS Trust

Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust.

The health regulator Monitor is taking further action to improve accident and emergency services at the Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust.

It has appointed one of its officers to work alongside new leadership at the trust to ensure improvements are made.

Monitor has acted after the trust consistently failed to meet the national target of seeing 95% of A&E patients within four hours.

Boy who was injured in Norfolk coach fall showing signs of improvement

The youngsters were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt Rugby Club in North Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A nine-year old boy from Stamford who was critically injured after falling from a coach is improving in hospital.

Sebastian Goold was seriously injured during an incident on the A47 at Tilney All Saints in Norfolk last month when he was returning home to Lincolnshire after a rugby tournament.

Norfolk Police said Sebastian remains in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he is now described as in a serious but stable condition.

Thousands flock to Burghley House near Stamford to tackle the world's largest obstacle course

Around 6,000 people took part. Credit: PHA media

Around 6,000 people took part in the world's largest obstacle course near Stamford this weekend.

The grounds of the Burghley House country estate were transformed into the course.

The grounds of the Burghley House country estate was transformed into the course. Credit: PHA media

The 'Dirty Weekend' challenge was 20 miles long and had over 200 obstacles.

The world’s longest set of monkey bars and the world’s longest “cat crawl" were among the challenges on offer.

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