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Top riders head to Burghley Horse Trials

William Fox-Pitt won the bronze medal last week Sweden Credit: Press Association

The top event riders from around the world are in Lincolnshire for the next few days for one of the sport's toughest competitions, Burghley Horse Trials. Sixty seven horse and rider combinations will battle it out to win the grand prize of £60,000.

Yorkshire's Oliver Townend will compete on Armada Credit: Press Association

Door blown off in house explosion

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1/3 - 14:44 - 2 Stamford crews attended a report of an explosion at a house on St Georges Avenue, Stamford.

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2/3 - The explosion was caused by a butane cylinder left near a hot gas cooker ring. There was fire damage to the kitchen & gas cooker.

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3/3 - Crews used 1 Hose Reel to extinguish the fire. The force of the explosion caused the back door of the house to blow off.

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Burghley House on the small screen

It is said to be the greatest of England's Elizabethan houses and as you might expect, Burghley House in Lincolnshire has a history that's as spectacular as its appearance.

The secret side of the stately home in Stamford is being revealed by none other than Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes in a new programme on ITV tonight. Lisa Adlam has been taking a look.

Council under fire for wash away yellow lines

Down the drain - double yellow lines in Stamford washed away Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Lincolnshire County Council have been criticised after workmen painted double yellow lines on the streets in Stamford which failed to stick. The paint ran into the cracks of the cobblestones in the picturesque market town leaving an unsightly mess.

It is the second time the County Council have come under fire over the painting of the double yellow lines which they were forced to remove last month as they were not deemed to be straight.

Stamford celebrates Christmas

Stamford's Christmas Festival is taking place today. It is the fourth year that the event has run and 20,000 visitors are expected to attend. 200 traders and exhibitors will be showing off their wares. This year the Festival will have a 1950s theme to mark the Jubilee year.

You can find out more information here.

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Slowest broadband street in UK

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broadband cable Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Broadband users in a Lincolnshire road suffer a download speed 500 times slower than those in a street enjoying the UK's fastest speed, a study has found.

Cromarty Road in Stamford, Lincolnshire, has an average speed of 0.132Mbps, while Willowfield, in Telford and Wrekin, has registered speeds of 70.9Mbps over the past six months, uSwitch.com found.

Lincolnshire has three of the top 10 slowest streets for broadband in the country with speeds around 37 times slower than the national average of 9Mbps, the survey revealed.

According to the study, it would take Cromarty Road residents 25 hours and 15 minutes to download a two hour film, and one hour and 41 minutes to download an album.

CCTV appeal: Stamford bus station incident

Lincolnshire Police are wanting to speak to this man in connection with the incident Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are appealing for information on the man pictured in connection with an incident of sexual touching in Stamford.

This incident took place at around 5.15pm on September 3 at the Bus Station in St Peter’s Hill, Stamford. A man approached a 15-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately. Police are keen to talk to the man pictured in connection with the incident.

Anyone who has any information can contact DC Sarah Edwards via the 101 non emergency number, quoting incident number 342 of September 3, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

Video: pram set to break speed record

The girlfriend of an inventor from Stamford says she won't be swapping her regular pram for his high-speed version for transporting their one month old son Jake.

Charlotte Stapling is used to watching her 33 year old boyfriend Colin Furze create mad-cap contraptions. He already holds the world record for the fastest mobility scooter. But she says she doesn't fancy testing out his new 50mph pram just yet.

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