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Trust fined more than £250,000 after butler crushed to death in luggage lift

The trust which runs Burghley House near Stamford have been ordered to pay more than £250,000 after a butler was crushed to death in a luggage lift.

Arthur Mellar Credit: ITV Yorkshire

47 year old Arthur Mellar, who worked at the stately home for nine years, was killed in July 2014.

Burghley House near Stamford Credit: Anglia

The trust admitted health and safety failings led to the accident.

They were also ordered to pay more than £16,000 in costs at Peterborough Crown Court.



Have you seen missing man from Lincolnshire?

Police are appealing for information to help find Garry Hardy, who was reported missing from Stamford on July 8th.

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Garry, 46, was reported missing by a family member on the evening of the 8th and is believed to have last been in the Meadows area during the morning the next day.

He is described as white, around 6ft 2in in height, of medium build, with stubble and short brown hair. He is believed to be wearing a waist-length black rain coat and shorts, and has a black butterfly tattoo on his right leg.

Anyone who has seen or had contact with Gary, or who knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.

Two men arrested after cannabis raid

Two men have been arrested after police seized a substantial amount of cannabis grow at a house in Stamford.

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Over 50 cannabis plants were seized during the raid at the property in St Paul’s Street, Stamford, on Monday morning.

Officers searching the premises seized a substantial amount of cannabis and growing equipment.

Two men aged 56 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of the production of drugs and taken in custody for questioning.

They have been bailed to return to the police station in June whilst the investigation is ongoing.

Hospital try to solve festive mystery after 50 years

Could you help to solve a mystery that has left people wondering for more than 50 years?

Nursing staff at Stamford Hospital have been receiving festive thank you cards from a former patient since 1960 but they do not know who they were.

Staff say there are very few clues as to who it could be - but say they want to track him down, because it is their turn to say thank you.

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