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Maddy Baillie joined Iliffe Media Publishing in 2019 as an editorial apprentice for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury. In 2020 she became a trainee reporter for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury.

School celebrates 50 years of co-education with event

19 September 2021
School celebrates 50 years of co-education with event

School celebrates 50 years of co-education with event

19 September 2021

Former pupils returned to their old school to celebrate its 50 years of co-education.


New member welcomed at Lions club

19 September 2021
New member welcomed at Lions club

New member welcomed at Lions club

19 September 2021

Members of the Deepings Lions Club have welcomed their new member.


New home for business

19 September 2021
New home for business

New home for business

19 September 2021

A Stamford business has moved into a new home in St Mary’s Street to join other independents.


School welcomes three-time Olympic gold medallist

18 September 2021
School welcomes three-time Olympic gold medallist

School welcomes three-time Olympic gold medallist

18 September 2021

A school has hosted lessons with an Olympic gold medallist and world record holder to inspire young swimmers.


Warning as heavy rain is forecast

17 September 2021
Warning as heavy rain is forecast

Warning as heavy rain is forecast

17 September 2021

A weather warning for heavy rain is in place for Rutland, Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings on Sunday (September 19).


A1 blocked after multi-vehicle crash

17 September 2021
A1 blocked after multi-vehicle crash

A1 blocked after multi-vehicle crash

17 September 2021

An incident is causing delays on the A1.


Stamford actor stars in new season of hit Netflix show

17 September 2021
Stamford actor stars in new season of hit Netflix show

Stamford actor stars in new season of hit Netflix show

17 September 2021

George Robinson from Stamford is starring in the third season of the hit Netflix show, Sex Education, which launches today.


Smiles all around at village festival

17 September 2021
Smiles all around at village festival

Smiles all around at village festival

17 September 2021

The organiser of a village festival was left blown away by the turn out.


New deaths despite dropping infection rate

16 September 2021
New deaths despite dropping infection rate

New deaths despite dropping infection rate

16 September 2021

Three new covid deaths have been recorded in South Kesteven this week, despite the district having a low infection rate.


Friends take on Three Peaks Challenge for charity

16 September 2021
Friends take on Three Peaks Challenge for charity

Friends take on Three Peaks Challenge for charity

16 September 2021

Three friends have taken on a mammoth challenge to raise funds for charities close to their hearts.


Library services move in town

15 September 2021
Library services move in town

Library services move in town

15 September 2021

Library services have now moved in Stamford while repairs are completed on the Grade II listed High Street building.


Number of people in jobs at pre-pandemic level

15 September 2021
Number of people in jobs at pre-pandemic level

Number of people in jobs at pre-pandemic level

15 September 2021

UK job vacancies have hit a record high as payrolls rebound to pre-covid levels.


Vaccine delays due to 'unforeseen freight challenges'

14 September 2021
Vaccine delays due to 'unforeseen freight challenges'

Vaccine delays due to 'unforeseen freight challenges'

14 September 2021

A number of surgeries in the area have postponed vaccine clinics due to a delay in the delivery of flu vaccinations.


Firefighters turned on hoses to raise money for charities

13 September 2021
Firefighters turned on hoses to raise money for charities

Firefighters turned on hoses to raise money for charities

13 September 2021

Community firefighters were left speechless after hosting a charity car wash, which raised more than £3,500.


Covid-19 death recorded in district

13 September 2021
Covid-19 death recorded in district

Covid-19 death recorded in district

13 September 2021

Another death from covid has sadly been recorded in the district.


Café finally reopens after 19 months

13 September 2021
Café finally reopens after 19 months

Café finally reopens after 19 months

13 September 2021

A team of café workers are thrilled to finally return to work following a 19 month closure.


Rapist sentenced to 25 years for historic offences against children

13 September 2021
Rapist sentenced to 25 years for historic offences against children

Rapist sentenced to 25 years for historic offences against children

13 September 2021

A man convicted of 20 historic rapes and sexual assaults against children has been handed an extended sentence of 25 years.


Blood tests delayed due to global shortage of equipment

13 September 2021
Blood tests delayed due to global shortage of equipment

Blood tests delayed due to global shortage of equipment

13 September 2021

A global shortage of some health care equipment has resulted in people having blood tests delayed.


Fairtrade café and shop to reopen after 18 months

13 September 2021
Fairtrade café and shop to reopen after 18 months

Fairtrade café and shop to reopen after 18 months

13 September 2021

After being closed for 18 months due to the pandemic, The Well at Barn Hill will finally reopen.


Councillor explains reason for resignation

13 September 2021
Councillor explains reason for resignation

Councillor explains reason for resignation

13 September 2021

An independent county councillor has handed in his resignation so he can continue to have a positive impact on the community.


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