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Dealership wins competition

An Uppingham Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership has been crowned winner in a custom motorbike competition. The team from Sycamore Harley-Davidson transformed the Sportster model into a motorbike designed to look like it was from the 70s era, as...

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional East

Tributes to former Ryhall United goalkeeper

Tributes have been paid to a former Ryhall United goalkeeper. Adam Jarvis is understood to have died at the weekend. Ryhall United were reincarnated in 2015 as Stamford Lions when it moved to Borderville in Stamford. Leon Fedasch is secretary of...

Tuesday, 16:56 in Regional East

Helping families create precious memories is our tribute to Harley

Just a few minutes walk away from the peaceful shores of Rutland Water and hidden down a gravelled track surrounded by trees lies Harley’s House. Opened a year ago, Harley’s House offers holidays to children battling cancer - but more than that, it is...

Sunday, 17:27 in Regional East

Copthill School is excellent!

Copthill School in Uffington has been rated as ‘excellent’ in both categories of a recent educational quality inspection carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. A team of inspectors judged both the quality of the pupils’ achievements and...

Sunday, 16:38 in Regional East

Rolling out the red carpet for children at film festival

Heritage Lincolnshire hosted a special premiere for young people and their families who made movies as part of the Stamford Heritage Schools Film Festival. More than 80 people filled the theatre at Stamford Arts Centre to watch 10 short films produced...

Sunday, 16:38 in Regional East

Oakham Baptist Church in search for new home

Oakham Baptist Church is on the hunt for a new bigger home as it was revealed that a £1m cinema could be developed at the current site. Last week, the Mercury revealed ambitious plans by former Oakham School pupil Genevieve Margrett to provide the...

Saturday, 11:13 in Regional East

Celebrations for 100th birthdays

A Second World War veteran from Stamford who turned 100 maintains keeping fit has ensured he has lived so long. Phil Dawtry celebrated his 100th birthday in the warm embrace of friends and family at the Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford on Wednesday...

Saturday, 11:13 in Regional East

Flying Scotsman investigation at Nene Valley Railway

A Flying Scotsman hauled service running between York and Peterborough was halted to prevent possible damage to the engine. The historic locomotive was stopped at Peterborough after a driving axle box was found to be running slightly warm yesterday...

Friday, 16:18 in Regional East

Dr Sarah Furness will take over as Lord Lieutenant of Rutland

A new Lord Lieutenant of Rutland has been appointed to success Sir Laurence Howard when he retires. Rutland County Council announced the appointment of Dr Sarah Furness on Friday last week. She will take over the role as the Queen’s representative on...

Friday, 12:52 in Regional East

Museum unveils new rail exhibits

Visitors to a living museum on iron ore workings discovered new exhibits paid for with a £2,000 grant. Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum Cottesmore held its annual open day. The event on Sunday allowed staff to show off some of the work...

Friday, 02:58 in Regional East

Under 30s design ideas invited for new homes

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, but young people in Uppingham are being offered just that as well as the opportunity to put forward their design ideas for a small complex of affordable housing specifically for the under-30s. Uppingham...

15 February 2018 in Regional East

Eye scanning device at Simmons Optometrists can spot health issues

Simmons Optometrist in Oakham, winner of the Customer Care category in the Mercury Business Awards 2017, is one of only 50 opticians in the country to install a laser retinal scanning device. This innovative equipment can spot eye conditions and other...

15 February 2018 in Regional East

NHS to invest in new dental surgery in contract worth £6m

People across Leicestershire and Rutland will soon benefit from improved access to local NHS dental care after NHS England Central Midlands awarded seven contracts to dental service providers, worth £6.3m annually. The contracts – which include the...

11 February 2018 in Regional East

Rutland Running and Triathlon Club runner joins all three club runs

Robert has run through mine fields Robert’s work as chief executive officer of an Austrian Bank’s Balkan subsidiary has led to some interesting running tales. He has had to run through fields of unexploded land mines, has suffered at least ten dog...

9 February 2018 in Regional East

£1 million scheme to open cinema in Oakham

Film goers in Oakham may soon be able to watch the latest blockbusters in their own town if ambitious plans to develop a boutique cinema come to fruition. Former Oakham School pupil Genevieve Margrett wants to provide the town with its own stand alone...

9 February 2018 in Regional East

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