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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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Brothers sell toys to raise funds for hospital

Brothers sell toys to raise funds for hospital

Brothers sell toys to raise funds for hospital

Two brothers have sold their toys in order to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Library services set to return

Library services set to return

Library services set to return

Branch libraries across Rutland are due to reopen from next week, providing a collection and drop-off service for registered users.


Scrubs group to change its name as popularity soars

Scrubs group to change its name as popularity soars

Scrubs group to change its name as popularity soars

A sewing group whose popularity has snowballed throughout the coronavirus pandemic is about to change its name.


Travel agent announces job cuts

Travel agent announces job cuts

Travel agent announces job cuts

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people, the firm announced.


Exotic ice cream raises funds for charity

Exotic ice cream raises funds for charity

Exotic ice cream raises funds for charity

A retired man has set himself the challenge of making 64 different flavoured ice creams in 64 days.


Displays aim to draw people into town

Displays aim to draw people into town

Displays aim to draw people into town

Members of Oakham in Bloom joined together for their first official working party since coronavirus lockdown.


‘Oldest’ sheep fair is cancelled as ‘people’s safety has to come first’

‘Oldest’ sheep fair is cancelled as ‘people’s safety has to come first’

‘Oldest’ sheep fair is cancelled as ‘people’s safety has to come first’

One of the country’s oldest sheep fairs has been forced to cancel due to Covid-19.


'Summer feels different but even if holiday plans are cancelled there are places to enjoy'

'Summer feels different but even if holiday plans are cancelled there are places to enjoy'

'Summer feels different but even if holiday plans are cancelled there are places to enjoy'

The leader of South Kesteven District Council talks about making the most of a different kind of summer in his column this week.


Open studio event will help business owners bounce back

Open studio event will help business owners bounce back

Open studio event will help business owners bounce back

An artist has organised an event to showcase the work of other independent business owners.


Help for those left out of work

Help for those left out of work

Help for those left out of work

A charity which helps people back into work is renewing its efforts before a wave of redundancies is expected.


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