Hidden Horncastle garden to open

The Manor House in Manor House Street will open for the first time in aid of the National Garden Scheme this Saturday, from noon to 4pm.

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What happened this day in history

1774 - ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ was published for the first time.

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research.

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Nostalgia: Win for De Aston rugby team

The De Aston 1st XV rugby team was celebrating a win against Matthew Humberstone School from Cleethorpes back in 1978, the Rasen Mail of the day tells us, but sadly no score is recorded.

Beef, Guinness and oyster pie

RECIPE: Pies are a thing of real beauty

It was British Pie Week last week. I’ve mentioned before in this column that a good British pie is a thing of true culinary beauty and one of our classic dishes. Every week should have a pie in it.

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Caistor Lions serve up friendship

Caistor and District Lions Club provided a tea and cake for members of the Friendship Club following its AGM in the Methodist Church.

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Messing about on the river at Osgodby

Practically the whole of Osgodby turned out in 1981 to watch the annual boat race.

A new Dawn for the action RPG genre

Console Corner: Horizon Zero Dawn review

New Dawn for the action RPG.

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MS Society: Join cake event

My dad was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) when I was six.

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What happened this day in history

44BC - Roman emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by senators who conspired against him.

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Nostalgia: Young Farmers take on All Stars

The Market Rasen Young Farmers football team made the pages of the Rasen Mail in 1979.

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Nostalgia: Youngsters on cue for success

The Rasen Mail of 1992 reported these youngsters from Claxby turned pool form upside down in 1992.

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What happened this day in history

1702 - Queen Anne came to the throne after William III died in a riding accident.

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Nostalgia: Rasen couple’s gold awards

Two of Market Rasen’s top ARC supporters (Arthritis Research Campaign) were honoured this week in 1986.

Mutton chops

RECIPE: Mutton chops with mint and capers

When was the last time you ate mutton? Saw mutton even? Mutton has become the ‘chicken and egg’ meat. It’s not in the butchers, so you can’t ask for it – and if you don’t ask for it, your butcher isn’t going to stock it.

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Nostalgia: Caistor Cubs saved

Also this week in 1986, things were looking up for the Caistor Cubs after an appeal was printed in the Market Rasen Mail.

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Monastic gardens at Middle Rasen

The February meeting of Middle Rasen Horticultural Society welcomed Mavis Wilkinson as speaker, who gave a very interesting talk on Medieval Monastic Gardens.

Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

At least 79 million ready meals and 22 million takeaways and fast-food and meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK, according to a new report.

There  was a national shortage of the  sausages due to their popularity earlier this year.

Dieters furious after Slimming World Porky Whites sausages revealed to be 800% worse than first claimed

Dieters have been angered after low fat sausages they were pigging out were recategorised by Slimming World - as 800 percent worse than initially thought.

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What happened on this day in history

1912 - Suffragettes started a window-smashing campaign in the West End of London.

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