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Access to the news during Coronavirus outbreak

During this unprecedented time, many readers will not be in a position to be able to buy a newspaper. To help, Iliffe Media have developed the IM News app which can be downloaded for free and read on either your phone or tablet.

The IM News app contains the latest breaking news from our journalists as well as digital versions of the Rutland and Stamford Mercury and is available for free for a month.

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Scrubs coordinator Liz is Citizen of the Week

Scrubs coordinator Liz is Citizen of the Week

Scrubs coordinator Liz is Citizen of the Week

A woman who organised for more than 700 sets of scrubs to be made for frontline workers has been recognised for her community spirit.


'If I'd bought a duck at that time it would have drowned!'

'If I'd bought a duck at that time it would have drowned!'

'If I'd bought a duck at that time it would have drowned!'

The coronavirus lockdown came at the worst possible time for a couple who had just bought a pub in Rutland.


Skatepark to remain closed despite youngsters breaking and entering

Skatepark to remain closed despite youngsters breaking and entering

Skatepark to remain closed despite youngsters breaking and entering

Stamford Skatepark will remain closed even though youngsters continue to break through security fencing to access it.


Queues form as town market fully reopens after lockdown let-up

Queues form as town market fully reopens after lockdown let-up

Queues form as town market fully reopens after lockdown let-up

More stallholders are returning to SKDC's markets following the Government's decision to ease some lockdown restrictions.


Dog show to be held virtually

Dog show to be held virtually

Dog show to be held virtually

A dog show committee is asking 'people to get behind it and join in the fun' as their event moves into the virtual world.


County's care homes receive face masks

County's care homes receive face masks

County's care homes receive face masks

After hearing about the shortage of PPE equipment, electrical engineer Andy donated a month’s worth of face masks to care homes.


Scrubs sewing group receives support from broadcaster Chris Evans

Scrubs sewing group receives support from broadcaster Chris Evans

Scrubs sewing group receives support from broadcaster Chris Evans

A sewing group led by a theatre costume designer has now provided garments to more than 1,200 healthcare workers.


Have you seen the stone snake?

Have you seen the stone snake?

Have you seen the stone snake?

A strange and colourful creature has been spotted - and it seems to be getting bigger by the day.


McDonald's to reopen drive-thrus in Stamford and Bourne today

McDonald's to reopen drive-thrus in Stamford and Bourne today

McDonald's to reopen drive-thrus in Stamford and Bourne today

Fast food chain McDonald's is due to reopen its drive-thrus in Stamford and Bourne today (Wednesday, June 3).


Pupil's jokes and ice lolly kart raise funds for the NHS

Pupil's jokes and ice lolly kart raise funds for the NHS

Pupil's jokes and ice lolly kart raise funds for the NHS

A six-year-old determined to join the fight against coronavirus has raised money by ‘making people smile’.


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