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Nicola Irwin joined Iliffe Media as a digital news editor is 2021. She previously worked at MSN, the Press Association and Stoke-on-Trent daily The Sentinel. Nicola started her career as a trainee with the Chester Chronicle Group.

High street plans could bring thousands of shops back into use

14 June 2022
High street plans could bring thousands of shops back into use

High street plans could bring thousands of shops back into use

14 June 2022

Forcing landlords to rent out empty high street shops could bring thousands of properties back into use, a think tank has said.

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MP warns education is being ‘weaponised by those against us’

13 June 2022
MP warns education is being ‘weaponised by those against us’

MP warns education is being ‘weaponised by those against us’

13 June 2022

Alicia Kearns MP is calling for greater transparency over potential Chinese influence in UK universities.


Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

24 May 2022
Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

24 May 2022

Iliffe Media, owner of Rutland & Stamford Mercury and its sister titles, is opening its journalism apprentice scheme again.


See the coin to feature William's portrait to mark his 40th birthday

23 May 2022
See the coin to feature William's portrait to mark his 40th birthday

See the coin to feature William's portrait to mark his 40th birthday

23 May 2022

The Duke of Cambridge’s 40th birthday will be celebrated with a £5 coin featuring his portrait, the Royal Mint said.


Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms forecast

16 May 2022
Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms forecast

Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms forecast

16 May 2022

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with thunderstorms forecast.


How will the National Insurance rise affect you?

06 April 2022
How will the National Insurance rise affect you?

How will the National Insurance rise affect you?

06 April 2022

The rise in National Insurance will be felt by people on their next payday, as they juggle rising living costs on a shrunken wage, experts have said.


No-fault divorce law comes in

06 April 2022
No-fault divorce law comes in

No-fault divorce law comes in

06 April 2022

Campaigners have heralded the biggest shake up of divorce law in half a century as a “hallelujah moment” for couples wishing to split amicably.


Heatwave threshold rises as climate warms

29 March 2022
Heatwave threshold rises as climate warms

Heatwave threshold rises as climate warms

29 March 2022

The Met Office has raised the temperature threshold for heatwaves in Lincolnshire in response to a warming climate.


Milky Way acts as stunning backdrop to landmark

17 March 2022
Milky Way acts as stunning backdrop to landmark

Milky Way acts as stunning backdrop to landmark

17 March 2022

A photographer has captured a stunning shot of the Milky Way acting as a backdrop for Belvoir Castle.


Water firms make river pledges

14 March 2022
Water firms make river pledges

Water firms make river pledges

14 March 2022

Anglian Water and Severn Trent have pledged to accelerate efforts to protect UK rivers.


Price of first and second class stamps to rise

04 March 2022
Price of first and second class stamps to rise

Price of first and second class stamps to rise

04 March 2022

Royal Mail has announced the price for both first and second class stamps will rise from April, as fewer people are sending letters.


How to talk to children about the situation in Ukraine

02 March 2022
How to talk to children about the situation in Ukraine

How to talk to children about the situation in Ukraine

02 March 2022

As the crisis unfolds in Ukraine, experts explain how parents can help children understand the events in an age appropriate and empathetic way.


Why today is being nicknamed Twosday

22 February 2022
Why today is being nicknamed Twosday

Why today is being nicknamed Twosday

22 February 2022

Today's date is a special number which is both a palindrome and an ambigram.


What will the next storm to hit the UK be called?

22 February 2022
What will the next storm to hit the UK be called?

What will the next storm to hit the UK be called?

22 February 2022

Storm Franklin followed in the footsteps of Storm Eunice and Storm Dudley and the name of the next storm is already known by the Met Office.


Legal end for Covid isolation rules

21 February 2022
Legal end for Covid isolation rules

Legal end for Covid isolation rules

21 February 2022

People who test positive for coronavirus will no longer be legally required to isolate from Thursday while free universal testing will end in April.


People urged to stay at home amid 90mph winds across UK

18 February 2022
People urged to stay at home amid 90mph winds across UK

People urged to stay at home amid 90mph winds across UK

18 February 2022

Schools, roads and businesses have shut, with major disruption to the travel network due to concerns over flying debris caused by Storm Eunice.


Covid jabs for children: your questions answered

17 February 2022
Covid jabs for children: your questions answered

Covid jabs for children: your questions answered

17 February 2022

Children between five and 11 years old will now be invited for Covid jabs with rollout due to start in April, but parents still have questions.


Storm Eunice weather warning for Friday

17 February 2022
Storm Eunice weather warning for Friday

Storm Eunice weather warning for Friday

17 February 2022

An amber weather warning for Storm Eunice will last from 5am to 9pm with a small part of England under a red alert.


Windy weather prompts storm driving advice

15 February 2022
Windy weather prompts storm driving advice

Windy weather prompts storm driving advice

15 February 2022

Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice are forecast to bring strong winds, prompting a breakdown company to issue advice for driving in such conditions.


PM to shake up No10 after Gray shows 12 events under police investigation

31 January 2022
PM to shake up No10 after Gray shows 12 events under police investigation

PM to shake up No10 after Gray shows 12 events under police investigation

31 January 2022

Boris Johnson has apologised insisting “I get it and I will fix it” as he faced calls to resign amid the publication of Sue Gray's limited report.


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