The skies around Ketton were filled with yellow balloons on Tuesday as school pupils remembered a youngster who died a year ago.
Ketton Primary School held the balloon release to mark a year since six-year-old Laurie Mills and his grandmother Dawn Mullany drowned in a lake.
Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.
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It was a bitterly cold windy evening, six teams ventured out to take part in the quiz.
We are always mindful that our quizzers come from a wide range of ages so this month we wanted to shake things up a little bit.
For the picture round we had Dingbats; the regular music round was a bit of a grueller with two tracks by the same artist being played simultaneously (not as easy as some might think) ranging from Kate Bush, The Sweet and Elton John to the Beach Boys and Bay City Rollers. We even had a round dedicated to Harry Potter; a member of one of the teams seemed shocked and said “a whole round?” Harry has been around for a few years now so why not?
It’s surprising the amount of useless trivia we remember and some of our quizzers now know that dactylion is the name for the tip of the middle finger, Robert LeRoy Parker was Butch Cassidy and the dot on a lower case i or j for that matter is called a tittle.
At the end of the evening third place went to The Lincs Effect with 105 points, in second place United Staits with 106 points but congratulations this month go to Nearly Men with 136 points (for the record they would still have won without the points from the Harry Potter round).
Thanks to you all for turning up and taking part, to those who couldn’t make it we hope to see you next time, the date for next month’s quiz is Tuesday 5th March.
Viewers in the East Midlands have today been informed when some Freeview channels will be moving frequencies in order to make way for new 4G mobile services launching later this year.
Digital UK, the organisation overseeing the changes, confirmed that most viewers receiving Freeview in the East Midlands will need to retune their receivers on the Wednesday 29th May 2013 in order to continue watching BBC One East Midlands on Freeview alongside BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC/CBeebies plus the BBC News Channel and BBC Parliamant.
More information can be found at www.a516digital.com/2013/02/east-midlands-to-retune-freeview-on.html.
If you missed the great “Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” on TV last night at 9pm on BBC2/BBC HD. You missed seeing Little Bytham on it. But not to worry, it’s on the BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days.
Watch the program on-line at www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01qh3z3/.
It’s also on BBC HD again tonight (Wednesday 30th January 2013) at 11:20pm. If you want to record it. Freeview/YouView (102), Freesat (109).
A couple whose lives have been blighted by sewage bursting through their drains have appealed for a solution to their problems.
Mervyn and Sue McFarland have had to deal with overflowing drains in their home in Creeton Road, Little Bytham, for more than 20 years.
Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.
The Freeview signal in parts of the East Midlands is being broadcast at reduced power as engineering work continues at the Waltham transmitter mast, to the north-east of Melton Mowbray.
More information can be found at www.a516digital.com/2013/01/freeview-service-update-16012013.html.
Halfway through the season, it was quiz night at The Willoughby Arms, with a team of new players ‘Up The Trotters’ who came along to join us and told me later that they will be back!
The evening went swimmingly with seven teams taking part, although during the break, it was mentioned that I was rattling through the questions quite quickly; so the pace was slowed during the second half. This is a difficult one to judge, I’m always mindful of the fact that the majority of our quizzers have work the next day. Next month I’ll go more slowly and you never know the questions may be a little easier.
With questions from science and history to food & drink and TV & Film there was something for everyone. Not forgetting Chris’s famous music round the theme for this month was ‘good luck’ with each song title having one of those words in it. Of course we couldn’t do this without The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations, Good Luck Charm by Elvis and Lucky Stars by Dean Friedman with a bonus point for any team that could name the female artist on that track.
One of our teams ‘Just Started Drinking’ had a 10 point penalty on their final score, they had seven players and our rules only allow for six.
At the end of the evening in fourth place were last month’s winners United Staits with an impressive 126 points, third place went to 5 Alive with 127 points but this month we had a tie for 1st place with Up the Trotters and Dream Team both scoring a fantastic 132 points, with the winners being decided by cutting the cards this month’s prize went to Up the Trotters with commiserations to Dream Team who played exceedingly well with only two players.
Our thanks to everyone, who and took part, to Kip for the welcoming log fire and Bub for keeping the drinks flowing.
Next month’s quiz will be on Tuesday 5th February.