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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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This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

This is when to see SpaceX Falcon 9 pass over the UK minutes after historic launch

History will be made when SpaceX Falcon 9 is launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, this is how to watch.


This is what working will be like after lockdown according to Government

This is what working will be like after lockdown according to Government

This is what working will be like after lockdown according to Government

Government advice posters have been published, hoping to keep workplaces safe when they reopen.


Young riders back in the saddle

Young riders back in the saddle

Young riders back in the saddle

Stables and yards can now gradually reopen as a result of changes in lockdown rules - enabling some children to also now resume their riding lessons.


Share your last normal photo with the Stamford Mercury

Share your last normal photo with the Stamford Mercury

Share your last normal photo with the Stamford Mercury

We've put together the Mercury team's last normal photos and now we want to see yours.


First look at Government's guidelines for primary schools reopening

First look at Government's guidelines for primary schools reopening

First look at Government's guidelines for primary schools reopening

No sharing of toys or materials, supervised handwashing and no end-of-term traditions all feature in the latest guidelines for primary schools.


No fine for parents who keep children at home

No fine for parents who keep children at home

No fine for parents who keep children at home

The government has confirmed families who wish to keep their children at home rather than send them back to reopening schools will face no penalty.


Lockdown changes: your questions answered

Lockdown changes: your questions answered

Lockdown changes: your questions answered

Here is what we know has changed after last night's broadcast.


Is there a message for you from your grandchildren?

Is there a message for you from your grandchildren?

Is there a message for you from your grandchildren?

One of the hardest parts of the social distancing measures are the families who have been forced to spend extended periods of time apart.


Minister urges 'buy a newspaper'

Minister urges 'buy a newspaper'

Minister urges 'buy a newspaper'

The communities secretary has urged the public to support local media as the industry finds itself under "significant financial pressure".


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