Category Archives: News

Fibre broadband is here…

Some great news. Fibre broadband is here… But only if you live in the local villages of Clipsham, Stocken or Stretton. If you think what does this have to do with theBythams. Well they all happen to use the Castle … Continue reading

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Burst main leaves villages without water

Several villages were left without water today (Monday) because of two separate faults. Residents of Carlby, Essendine, Castle Bytham, Swayfield, Witham-on-the-Hill and surrounding areas with PE9, PE10, NG33 and LE15 postcodes have been affected by the problem, which began at … Continue reading

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Community Channel added to Freesat

The Community Channel, which features short films, factual shows and documentaries highlighting the work of voluntary organisations is now on Freesat channel 651. It’s available 24 hours a day, in contrast to Freeview, where the channel only broadcasts from 2-8am. … Continue reading

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BBC announces two year DAB transmitter roll out plan

The BBC’s Alix Pryde has announced ambitious plans to expand the BBC National DAB multiplex to reach “49 out of 50″ people in the UK. Which also happens to include new local DAB transmitters at Boston, Bourne, Grantham, Scunthorpe and … Continue reading

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County council libraries consultation ends

A public consultation on plans to withdraw funding from county council libraries has closed. Lincolnshire County Council gave residents the chance to have their say on plans to close 32 of its 47 libraries. Read more from the Rutland Times … Continue reading

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Celebrate 10 years of The Spinney in Little Bytham

A 10th anniversary celebration takes place at The Spinney in Little Bytham tomorrow (Saturday). The woodland area was revamped by The Bythams Woodland Trust and includes swings, a zipwire, seesaws, a wooden playhouse, treetop lookout and a campfire pit. Read … Continue reading

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New book on famous locomotive that put Little Bytham on the map

Little Bytham earned its place in history as the spot on the East Coast Main Line where the Mallard locomotive roared through at 126mph 
– setting a world steam speed record which has never been beaten. The date was Sunday, … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire villages could lose mobile libraries

Many village residents could lose their mobile library services if county council proposals are approved following a consultation. Lincolnshire County Council needs to cut £2m from its annual £6m library budget by 2015. It has launched a consultation on proposals … Continue reading

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Waltham transmitter work prompts TV retune alert

Several transmitters, centred on Waltham near Melton Mowbray, will be switched off from midnight on 29 May. Affected householders will need to retune their Freeview boxes to restore services. The work is being done to free up more airwave space … Continue reading

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East Midlands viewers prepare for TV retune

Freeview viewers in the East Midlands will need to retune their TV equipment on 29 May as local airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of 4G mobile broadband. Technical changes at the Waltham transmitter group, affecting 815,000 homes, will free … Continue reading

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