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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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Keeping people connected

Keeping people connected

Keeping people connected

A woman is adding a new service to her business to help elderly people feel less isolated.


Pub given go-ahead to put seating in road

Pub given go-ahead to put seating in road

Pub given go-ahead to put seating in road

An application to use a road as a ‘beer garden’ has been granted permission by the council.


‘I missed holiday flight after Covid-19 test fiasco’

‘I missed holiday flight after Covid-19 test fiasco’

‘I missed holiday flight after Covid-19 test fiasco’

A 78-year-old man seeking a coronavirus test covered 400 miles and visited three testing centres, but was still unable to prove he was safe to travel.


Lincolnshire lockdown unlikely say health bosses

Lincolnshire lockdown unlikely say health bosses

Lincolnshire lockdown unlikely say health bosses

Health bosses in Lincolnshire “can’t see” the county going into local lockdown at this stage, as other areas face tighter restrictions.


School confirms one coronavirus case

School confirms one coronavirus case

School confirms one coronavirus case

A school is following guidance from Public Health England after a pupil is confirmed to have coronavirus.


Lockdown inspires woman to set up second beauty business

Lockdown inspires woman to set up second beauty business

Lockdown inspires woman to set up second beauty business

Running a business is a dream for many but for Louise Sampson one was just not enough.


Pupils criticised for "terribly unreasonable behaviour"

Pupils criticised for "terribly unreasonable behaviour"

Pupils criticised for "terribly unreasonable behaviour"

A pensioner says lives are being put at risk by pupils breaking the rule of six.


Confirmed coronavirus case at primary school

Confirmed coronavirus case at primary school

Confirmed coronavirus case at primary school

A primary school pupil has tested positive for coronavirus at Bourne Westfield Academy.


'Our show hopes have been dashed'

'Our show hopes have been dashed'

'Our show hopes have been dashed'

An event cancelled only by wars and two outbreaks of foot and mouth disease has been called off because of coronavirus.


'Don't book a test unless you absolutely need to'

'Don't book a test unless you absolutely need to'

'Don't book a test unless you absolutely need to'

People are being urged not to seek a test for coronavirus unless they have symptoms or have been asked to by a healthcare professional


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