Rescue plan for cash strapped hospitals

Health watchdog Monitor has agreed a plan with Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals to to reduce debts and secure patient services.

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Harlequins Rugby Players tweet their support for coach fall boy

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Thoughts are with Stamford Rugby Club at this time.

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Thoughts and prayers are with my old Club, Stamford Rugby Club and the boys family. Awful news. Fingers crossed.

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Council objects to turquoise shop

A shop in Stamford near Peterborough which has been painted bright turquoise has been told it's out of character with the historic town.

The shop has been painted turquoise despite the council's objections Credit: ITV

The local council says it's unduly prominent and has previously rejected the store three times over its plans to paint the shop. The Council says it would like to see more muted colours.

Afghan troops to march in Stamford

Members of the RAF Regiment have returned from Helmand Province
Members of the RAF Regiment have returned from a tour of Helmand Province Credit: ITV News

Members of the RAF Regiment will march through Stamford near Peterborough today to mark their return from Afghanistan.

Three Squadron is based at nearby RAF Wittering. The squadron has spent six months defending the British base at Camp Bastion.

Rescue plan for cash strapped hospitals

A reprieve has been handed to two of the region's hospitals at the centre of a financial crisis.

The Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust has been unable to balance the books since signing a private finance initiative to pay for a new hospital for Peterborough.

It cost £289 million to build and at the moment needs an extra £40 million a year just to keep it running. In the end it could cost one and a half billion pounds.

Now the NHS regulator Monitor has come up with a rescue package aimed at turning things around.

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Second day of the Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley Horse Trials, Burghley.
Burghley Horse Trials, Burghley. Credit: PA Images

It's the second day of the Burghley Horse Trials. Some of the world's top riders are taking part in the three day event near Stamford.

It is regarded as one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. Burghley House has been hosting the trials since 1961.

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