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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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School helps make face shields

School helps make face shields

School helps make face shields

A second school in the area has joined the fight against coronavirus by making face shields.


What we've learned about home working

What we've learned about home working

What we've learned about home working

As we get to grips with doing our jobs remotely, the potential for trouble is never far away.


Top tips to beat boredom of living alone during lockdown

Top tips to beat boredom of living alone during lockdown

Top tips to beat boredom of living alone during lockdown

Struggling to know what to do with yourself during lockdown? We've spoken to The Living Well Alone Project about the 15 best ways to keep occupied.


Staying busy with your dog

Staying busy with your dog

Staying busy with your dog

A dog behaviour expert shares her tips on keeping your dog happy while you're stuck inside.


Share with us the moments that made you smile

Share with us the moments that made you smile

Share with us the moments that made you smile

Editor Kerry Coupe launches Mercury Positives initiative during the coronavirus pandemic.


NHS workers saluted during Clap for Carers

NHS workers saluted during Clap for Carers

NHS workers saluted during Clap for Carers

People across the area have put their hands together in a round of applause aimed at showing appreciation for NHS staff battling coronavirus


Ease the boredom with our guide to top TV streaming services

Ease the boredom with our guide to top TV streaming services

Ease the boredom with our guide to top TV streaming services

We take a look at the UK's top streaming services to help keep you entertained during the lockdown.


Key workers go the extra mile with community campaign

Key workers go the extra mile with community campaign

Key workers go the extra mile with community campaign

Key workers are juggling their day jobs with coordinating a volunteer scheme to help people in isolation.


This is how much the contactless card payment limit is to rise by

This is how much the contactless card payment limit is to rise by

This is how much the contactless card payment limit is to rise by

Using contactless cards will help to cut queues at the checkouts.


Fitness video: exercises designed for Mercury readers who are stuck at home

Fitness video: exercises designed for Mercury readers who are stuck at home

Fitness video: exercises designed for Mercury readers who are stuck at home

Claire Maxted from Stamford leads a 10-minute armchair workout to keep us all a little bit happier and healthier - despite being stuck indoors.


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