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Plan for new homes on proposed allotment site rejected by councillors

Plans to build five new detached homes on land previously earmarked for allotments have been rejected by councillors. Larkfleet Homes had been seeking permission to build the properties on the western edge of its Hawksmead development in Oakham which wil

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional East
 

Peterborough City Hospital praised for breast feeding support

Maternity staff at Peterborough City Hospital have celebrated their reaccreditation from the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative. The Baby Friendly Initiative is a worldwide programme of the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It was established in 1992 to

yesterday, 10:54 in Regional East
 

Rural business network chooses Change Agents UK as its charity of the year

A rural business network which launched last week has chosen Rutland-based charity Change Agents UK as its charity of the year. Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Leicestershire and Rutland Network has been founded by Claire McFadden owner of printing firm

yesterday, 07:11 in Regional East
 

Chloe, 11, helps get popstar Adele to sing on charity CD

A schoolgirl from Stamford who helped get megastar Adele on board with a charity album is now hoping to raise £10,000 for the same cause by releasing her own EP. Talented singer-songwriter Chloe Lorentzen, 11, and her family are big fans of American folk

Saturday, 14:29 in Regional East
 

Grandfather of tragic 15-month-old Freddie Coles plans fundraiser for The Sick Children’s Trust

The grandfather of a 15-month-old boy who tragically died last month is planning a 24-hour darts marathon to raise funds for a charity which helped his family. As previously reported in the Mercury, Freddie Coles passed away on January 27 following eight

Saturday, 07:53 in Regional East
 

Inspectors rate Casterton College as ‘good’

Casterton College Rutland has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection which highlighted the vast improvements that have been made in the last 18 months. Under the leadership of Principal Carl Smith, who took over the running of the school in su

Friday, 13:22 in Regional East
 

Rutland County Council taking steps to improve children’s services

Children’s services provided by Rutland County Council require improvement before they can be considered ‘good’, according to a new report. Ofsted carried out an inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, looked after children an

Friday, 13:22 in Regional East
 

Anger as much-love pet dog is savaged and killed by pair of greyhounds

A woman and her three-year-old grandson looked on in horror as two greyhounds savagely attacked their four dogs – leaving one dead. Heather Chamberlain, 49, set off for a walk from her home in Knossington Road, Braunston, Rutland, at about 3pm last Wedne

Friday, 10:05 in Regional East
 

Duchess of Cambridge gets an insight into the role of air cadets at RAF Wittering

The Duchess of Cambridge got a glimpse of the work of the RAF Air Cadets during a visit to RAF Wittering on Tuesday morning. She was visiting in her capacity as the Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets - a role she has held since December 2015 -

Friday, 07:22 in Regional East
 

Duchess of Cambridge meets air cadets at RAF Wittering

The Duchess of Cambridge got a glimpse of the work of the RAF Air Cadets during a visit to RAF Wittering this morning (Tuesday, February 14). She was visiting in her capacity as the Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets - a role she has held sinc

Tuesday, 14:21 in Regional East
 

Candidates revealed for Exton ward by-election

Three people have been nominated as candidates to become the next Rutland County Councillor for Exton ward. The poll for the Exton by-election will take place on March 9 between 7am and 10pm. The three candidates nominated are: Claire Alison Barks, UK In

Tuesday, 12:06 in Regional East
 

A1 carriageway closed near Colsterworth after two lorries collide

The A1 is closed at Colsterworth this afternoon (Monday) following a serious collision involving two lorries. The carriageway is closed and traffic is queueing on the northbound carriageway. A diversion is in place. More details as we have them.

Monday, 15:39 in Regional East
 

Casterton College pupils put on a show-stopping performance

Pupils at Casterton College Rutland proved they are all in it together when they put on a show-stopping performance of Disney’s High School Musical last week. Audiences were on their feet singing along to this modern classic with Harrison Taylor playing

Monday, 10:12 in Regional East
 

Adam set to open garden school

Landscape designer and gardener Adam Frost will open his first ‘Garden School’ in March in the village of Barnack. Led by Adam, who has won seven gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and hosting other expert guest tutors – Jim Buttress, Michael Marriot

12 February 2017 in Regional East
 

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials picks first official charity of the year

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials has chosen World Horse Welfare as its first official charity of the year. The world-famous competition, which will run at Burghley House from August 31 to September 3, has selected a charity of the year for the first

12 February 2017 in Regional East
 
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