A Turkish restaurant you would be Mad not to try

A good showing at last week’s British Kebab Awards was more than enough reason for me to make my first visit in some time to the popular little Turkish restaurant in Stamford, The Mad Turk.

Martyn Taylor, Rector at St Georges Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire, holds a contactless payment device. (SumUp/PA)

Stamford church one of the first to go contactless as Church of England introduce card payment terminals to boost donations

The Church of England is bringing the collection plate into the digital age with the introduction of contactless payment terminals across every diocese.

Peterborough City Hospital

Hundreds waited more than an hour in queuing ambulances outside North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust hospitals this winter

Hundreds of patients waited for an hour or more before being handed over to A&E departments, NHS figures have shown.

Tatums in Ironmonger Street, Stamford.

Stamford gets a new bistro as Tatums opens for business

An award-winning chef has breathed new life into a former Stamford town centre restaurant.

Long delays on South Fen Road caused by the A15 closure. Photo: Sheila Curtis

Three Peterborough women named as those killed in head-on crash with lorry on A15 at Baston

Three women from Peterborough have been named as those killed in a head-on crash between a car and a lorry on the A15 at Baston.
Police news

Police investigating 'unexplained death' as police find body in roadside ditch near Spalding

Police are treating the death of a man as 'unexplained' after his body was found near Splading today.

Have you seen missing Amelia Cooper

UPDATE: Missing 15-year-old schoolgirl from south Lincolnshire found

A 15-year-old girl who went missing from her south Lincolnshire home has been found safe and well.
Road Closed

Road closed after very serious crash near Spalding

Emergency services are on scene at a serious crash involving one man near Spalding.
Kaz  Kazim of the Mad Turk restaurant in Stamford EMN-150128-170336009

Awards joy for Stamford’s The Mad Turk restaurant

A chef has spoken of his pride after his restaurant’s recognition at a national awards night.


VIDEO: Deepings footballers help kit out children in Gambia

Footballers from a local team have clubbed together to kit out children in Gambia.

Average speed cameras

Average speed cameras on Fletton Parkway in Peterborough and A16 to Spalding: How they work and how to avoid a fine

More and more average speed cameras are being installed along our roads, from Fletton Parkway heading our towards the A1M to the A16 to Spalding. So how can you avoid a fine?

WANTED: Have you seen Claire Harvey?

Woman wanted for offence in Spalding thought to be hiding out in Cambridgeshire

A woman wanted for conspiracy to handle stolen goods in Spalding is thought to be in Cambridgeshire say police.

RAF Wittering personnel helping drivers battle through the snow

RAF Wittering drivers ensure key nursing, medical and emergency service personnel make it through deep snow

Drivers from Royal Air Force Wittering braved the bitter cold to assist the emergency services and get key nursing, medical and emergency service personnel to where they were most needed, as ‘the Beast from the East’ deluged roads in deep snow.


Round-up: Weekend plans in Peterborough cancelled for many due to Beast from the East

Weekend plans for many in Peterborough have been cancelled due to the ‘Beast from the East’.

A15 near Bourne blocked due to snow

The A15 south of Bourne is blocked this afternoon.

A HGV being towed away

A15 closed at Langtoft

The A15 was closed at Langtoft this morning.
Photo from Tom Stent

Family dig out stranger’s Mercedes from their garden and let him stay over after he wakes them up at 3am

A driver was given a bed to stay by a family after his Mercedes got stuck in their garden on Wednesday morning due to the thick snow.

Jemma Lilley. Photo supplied

Woman from Stamford jailed for life after killing teen and burying body in her garden

A woman from Stamford who had an “obsession” with serial killers has been jailed for life for garroting, stabbing and burying the body of an autistic teenager in Western Australia.


UPDATE: Up to 400 vehicles trapped and six HGVs jacknifed on the A1 near Peterborough

Up to 400 vehicles were trapped on the A1 and six HGVs jacknifed in the early hours of this morning.
Transport 2

Motorists stuck for several hours due to blocked A1 as 'Beast from the East' strikes Peterborough

It is traffic chaos on the A1 due to the severe weather conditions caused by the 'Beast from the East', with motorists queuing for several hours between Peterborough and Stamford.
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