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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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‘Lockdown locks’ era is over as salons open

‘Lockdown locks’ era is over as salons open

‘Lockdown locks’ era is over as salons open

Barbers and hairdressers went back to work on Saturday with an early start for those keen to get clipped after four months of lockdown.


Rutland medic takes over accounts of X-Men actor to discuss response to pandemic

Rutland medic takes over accounts of X-Men actor to discuss response to pandemic

Rutland medic takes over accounts of X-Men actor to discuss response to pandemic

A Rutland medic has hijacked the social media channels of an X-Men actor for a day.


Couple wed hours after rules lifted

Couple wed hours after rules lifted

Couple wed hours after rules lifted

A Rutland couple have tied the knot in what they believe was the first wedding ceremony in the county since before lockdown.


Student uses art to raise funds for foodbank

Student uses art to raise funds for foodbank

Student uses art to raise funds for foodbank

A sixth form student has put her artistic skills to use in lockdown to create a number of commissioned oil paintings.


New rules leave the beauty industry with ‘mixed emotions’

New rules leave the beauty industry with ‘mixed emotions’

New rules leave the beauty industry with ‘mixed emotions’

With the PM signalling the end of a national hibernation for many industries, beauty salon owners are confused as to why they are left off the list.


Queues spotted as barbershops and hairdressers reopen in Stamford on Super Saturday

Queues spotted as barbershops and hairdressers reopen in Stamford on Super Saturday

Queues spotted as barbershops and hairdressers reopen in Stamford on Super Saturday

Queues have been spotted forming at barbershops as they were allowed to reopen today on Super Saturday (July 4).


People set to bid farewell to their ‘corona cut’

People set to bid farewell to their ‘corona cut’

People set to bid farewell to their ‘corona cut’

Hairdressers and barbers, including mobile businesses, have welcomed back customers for a long-awaited haircut.


Landlords excited by the arrival of Super Saturday

Landlords excited by the arrival of Super Saturday

Landlords excited by the arrival of Super Saturday

As lockdown restrictions are further relaxed today, members of the hospitality industry are ready to welcome back their customers.


‘The safety of our customers and staff is at the forefront of our mind’

‘The safety of our customers and staff is at the forefront of our mind’

‘The safety of our customers and staff is at the forefront of our mind’

People can finally get that long awaited haircut and drinkers can enjoy a pint, but businesses such as soft play centres are still unable to reopen.


Leicester lockdown sparks message from police chief

Leicester lockdown sparks message from police chief

Leicester lockdown sparks message from police chief

The police chief for Rutland has issued a message for residents as lockdown is lifted everywhere except Leicester.


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