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Arrest over tortured Lincolnshire man's murder added 15/12/10

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Lincolnshire man who had been tortured for several days.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Memorial garden opens for tortured Lincolnshire man added 24/10/10

Friends and family have opened a memorial garden for a Lincolnshire man tortured and killed at his home. Alan Wood was found dead at his home in Lound, near Bourne, exactly one year ago on 24 October 2009.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Analogue TV will be no more from August, 2011
added 30/09/10

Analogue TV stations in the county will be switched off next year as part of the big, digital change over.

The final date for analogue television use in Lincolnshire has been announced as August 3, 2011.

Read it on the Grantham Journal website.

Plans to build new homes get go-ahead added 18/09/10

A SERIES of housing developments have been given the go-ahead by district councillors.

South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee met on Tuesday and approved five developments in Bourne, Market Deeping, Deeping St James, Morton and Castle Bytham.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Updated the photo gallery
added 25/06/10

theBythams photo gallery

We have updated the photo gallery, by adding some photos of the power generators, that is giving Little Bytham power right now.

You can also "recommend" photos, to your friends by clicking on the "recommend" link under each photo.

In the Potting Shed
added 28/04/10

Jackie Murray and Tim Rassell are continuing with their series of practical gardening workshops to help you improve your understanding of plants and gardening. The workshops take place at Rassells Nursery in Little Bytham.

The following workshops are taking place over the next few months ...

Beginners Veg and Salads : 8 May 2010, 10.30 - 12.30 ... save money and eat better by growing your own vegetables and salads even in the smallets of gardens. Includes seeds and plants to take home.

Hanging Baskets : 15 May 2010, 10.32 - 12.30 ... a hands on session of choosing plants and planting up a hanging basket. Bring your own basket to fill or choose one from Rassells shop. In addition to the workshop cost you will also need to pay for the plants and materials used.

Herbaceous Highlights : 12 June 2010, 10.30 - 12.30 ... guided walk in the nursery, looking at whats good at this time of year. With tips on planting, growing and maintaining. Some practical parts so bring gloves and secateurs.

Garden Pests : 12 June 2010, 2.00 - 4.00 ... parctical introduction to garden pests. Learn how to recognise some of the worst offenders and how to deal with them. What to plant to avoid pest problems including rabbit proof plants.

All workshops cost £15.

To book onto a workshop contact Jackie Murray on 01780 410078

New CCTV images of murder probe suspect
added 09/02/10

Police investigating the murder of Alan Wood say a new CCTV image is the clearest yet of the suspect.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Updated the photo gallery added 04/02/10

theBythams photo gallery

We have updated the photo gallery, by adding some photos from last years Midsummer Fair.

Police have DNA of Lincolnshire murder suspect
added 29/01/10

The DNA profile of a suspect in the murder of a Lincolnshire man has been secured, detectives have confirmed.

Read it on the BBC News website.

New leads in the hunt for Alan's killers added 28/01/10

Police say they have received positive leads in the hunt for gardener Alan Wood's killers.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Five names passed to police hunting Alan's killers added 27/01/10

Five names have been passed to police investigating the brutal murder of gardener Alan Wood.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Murder victim's mother speaks to Crimewatch added 27/01/10

The mother of murder victim Alan Wood broke down as she spoke to the BBC's Crimewatch programme about her son.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

BBC's Crimewatch is on this week
added 25/01/10

The murder of Lound man Alan Wood will feature on the BBC's Crimewatch programme on Wednesday, 21:00 on BBC One.


A Great Craic at Castle Bytham
added 25/01/10

Get out your Riverdance DVDs and start practising… Castle Bytham Village Hall is hosting an Irish Night on Saturday, February 27th with music provided by one of the liveliest ceilidh bands around, Bodgers Mate.

More information can be found here.

"The Bythams aren't so bad" facebook
group added 25/01/10

Why not join "The Bythams aren't so bad" facebook group? Join by clicking here.

Alan Wood murder to feature on BBC's Crimewatch added 11/01/10

The murder of Lound man Alan Wood is to feature on the BBC's Crimewatch programme later this month.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Hark the Bytham Carollers Sang added 04/01/10

Christmas might seem a long time ago by now, but on December 16th a bunch of hardy carollers braved a cold and drizzly night to raise some funds for St James’ in Castle Bytham. In all, 29 villagers, including two lovely little girls, responded to the plea for singers and a very impressive – and much needed – £200 has been added to the church coffers.

I’d like to thank all those who sang and collected on the night and express our collective gratitude to the many folk who gave so generously. Special mention must also go to Carol, Chris and Carrie Wright who prepped Pepper the pony to stand in for Rudolph and created a fabulous ‘sleigh’, complete with a decorated Christmas tree, lights and a sound system. Grateful thanks also go to Robert and Mary Brownlow for supplying song sheets and en route mince pies, and last but not least to Charlotte and Eamonn at The Castle, for providing festive refreshments before we set off.

It was a fabulous group effort and one that, with your continued support, will hopefully be bettered next year. A provisional date has already been set, Wednesday December 15th, 2010.

Sing-along with Santa added 10/12/09

Santa and Pepper the pony (Rudolph’s understudy) will be accompanying the Castle Bytham carollers this year as they tour the village to raise funds for St James’ Church.

More information can be found here.

Updated the photo gallery added 17/11/09

theBythams photo gallery

We have updated the photo gallery, by adding an view "Slideshow" option. Click here to view an example of it. To close it and and return to this page click on "X" on the bottom right of the screen.

While at it, we also been tagging lots of photos, Careby, Castle Bytham, ECML, Holywell, Little Bytham, Morkery Woods and many more.

Mum's plea: 'Help us catch my son's killer' added 30/10/09

A MOTHER has made a heartfelt plea for help in tracking down her son's killer.

Read it on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

Murder update: Victim's debit cards used at Stamford and Bourne cashpoints added 29/10/09

CREDIT and cash cards belonging to a man stabbed to death were used at cashpoints in Stamford and Bourne.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Family left devasted by Bourne worker "murder"
added 28/10/09

The family of a Bourne worker who was stabbed to death in his home say they are "devastated" by the incident.

Read it on the Spalding today website

Freeview viewers reminded to retune
added 30/09/09

A national upgrade of the Freeview service is due to take place at lunchtime today. Freeview is reminding viewers to retune their equipment from lunchtime so they can continue receiving all channels available to them, including Five.

An information website has been set up to help viewers retune their equipment. Retuning guides for the most popular Freeview equipment are available for download from the site and a video showing people how to retune is also available online. Viewers can also call the automated TV Retune Helpline on 08456 05 11 22.

The upgrade will result in increased coverage of Five, a small percentage of viewers losing ITV3 and ITV4 channels, the launch of 'Quest' on channel 38 and the Community Channel will no longer be available on Freeview in areas that have already gone through switchover.

Freeview is advising viewers not to retune before lunchtime as they will find that even if the channel or service name appears in the on-screen TV guide, the channel itself will not be available or may have been moved to a temporary location.

After retuning, viewers will find a small number of channels in a new position on their on-screen TV guide. The updated channel list, effective from 30 September 2009 is available at

Plenty to see at mid-summer fair added 19/06/09

A FREE family day out is on offer at Castle Bytham on Sunday 21st June when the village holds its annual Midsummer Fair.

Read it on The Bourne Local website.

Get set for the big Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair
added 15/06/09

It's going to be a fantastic day out for everyone at Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair on Sunday.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

New photo gallery added 07/06/09

theBythams photo gallery

We have just added a new photo gallery, which lets you view the photos has a slideshow, rate the photos and albums, post comments about the photos and much more.

Ride reins in £5,000 at Grimsthorpe Castle
added 06/05/09

MORE than 200 horseriders trotted out on Monday for a sponsored event at Grimsthorpe Castle.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Sponsored horse ride for village churches
: Grantham Journal added 18/03/09

CHARITY horse riders hope to raise money to help maintain the village churches in Little Bytham, Castle Bytham, Careby and Creeton.

Read it on the Grantham Journal website.

Driver clocks up cash in Sahara dash
: Stamford Mercury
added 03/03/09

A DRIVER with a zest for life off the beaten track has banked £1,300 for charity after completing a globe-trotting adventure to the Sahara desert.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Teenager breaks leg in makeshift ski accident : Stamford Mercury added 13/02/09

A TEENAGER who was airlifted to hospital after an accident on makeshift skis has had two rods placed in his broken leg.

Josh Westgate, 16, broke the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg after coming off a pair of makeshift skis near his home in Glen Close, Little Bytham, on Friday, last week. The Robert Manning College pupil was enjoying the snow with his uncle James and sister Elouise, eight, when the accident happened at about 3.30pm.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Thieves steal £5,000 shotguns added 12/02/09

POLICE are appealing for anyone offered guns for sale to get in touch immediately after two £5,000 shotguns were stolen from a home.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

Teenager breaks leg in sledging accident
: Stamford Mercury
added 09/02/09

PARAMEDICS had to airlift a teenager to hospital after a sledging accident last week.

The boy, thought to be aged 14 or 15, is believed to have broken his leg in Little Bytham on Friday afternoon.

Read it on the Stamford Mercury website.

theBythams flickr slideshow
added 05/02/09

Our latest photos on flickr
added 02/02/09

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Little Bytham Church of St Medard and St Gildard Church Lane, from Main Street Main Street, Little Bytham
Station Road, Little Bytham Station Road, Little Bytham Church Lane, Little Bytham Church Lane, Little Bytham

'Brewery closure would be a big loss'
: Grantham Journal added 27/01/09

A real ale campaigner has spoken of his disappointment at the possible closure of Newby Wyke brewery in Little Bytham. Richard Howlett, chairman of the Grantham branch of Campaign for Real Ale is a friend of the brewery's owners Robert and Christine March, having known them since they were home brewers.

Read it on the Grantham Journal website.

Abusive cold-callers warning
: Grantham Journal added 26/01/09

Victims of aggressive cold-calling salesman are being encouraged to contact police after a spate of incidents in the area.

A number of incidents in the Castle Bytham and Little Bytham areas have been reported to police where pushy and aggressive cold-calling salesmen have refused to take no for an answer and upset elderly residents.

Read it on the Grantham Journal website.

Bythams Music Festival
added 26/01/09

The second Bythams Music Festival is being held on Saturday 29 August at The Willoughby Arms and in the field beyond.

Visit their website for further details ...

Brewery set to close after notice served by landlord
: Grantham Journal added 22/01/09

A MICRO-BREWERY is facing closure after being served an eviction notice by pub landlords.

Newby Wyke Brewery opened eight years ago at the rear of the Willoughby Arms pub in Little Bytham, making a variety of beers and ales sold around the country and in Grantham pubs including Nobody Inn and The Beehive.

Read it on the Grantham Journal website.

we're now on flickr
added 19/01/09

We now have a group on flickr, were you can post your own photos, that you have taken from around theBytham area.

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welcome !

The Glenside News includes a section every month welcoming people to theBythams area.

We also welcome the following this month ...

Simon & Adele Lowis who, with their dog Bruce, have moved into Careby from Edith Weston. (November 2006)

Rachel Dobson and Stephen Barratt who have just moved into High Street Castle Bytham from Histon (November 2006)

For a complete list of arrivals to the area over previous months CLICK HERE

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