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New scheme in Stamford to promote local businesses

Businesses are being given the chance to rent a shop for a day so they don't have to commit to a long lease.

Second earthquake in Rutland

The British Geological Survey have confirmed it struck the region just before 8 o'clock and measured 3.5 in magnitude.

Slight rise in crime in Rutland

Police in Rutland say a rise in crime may be because outsiders are targeting the County.

Earthquake in Rutland and South Lincs

People in Rutland and parts of Lincolnshire experienced an earth tremor this morning.

Better facilities wanted at Bourne play area

A petition calling for major investment in a play area in Bourne has received 135 signatures in just a week.

Elderly day centres could close

Day care centres for the elderly in Rutland look likely to close with the Council saying they simply can't justify the cost.

Number of thefts in Burley

Police are appealing for witnesses.

NHS feedback project is working

The East Leicestershire and Rutland Commisioning group's been holding drop in sessions in Uppingham, Oadby, Oakham and Lutterworth over the past few weeks.

Planes fly above RAF Wittering again

The base hasn't seen any aircraft use it since the famous Harrier was axed back in 2010.

Boy from Stamford Rugby Club in fall from coach

Police say a nine year old boy is fighting for his life in hospital.

Rutland Radio's Rob Persani recognised

Rob was recognised by the High Sheriff this morning.

Healthwatch Rutland opens new centre

The organisation Healthwatch Rutland have set up a centre in the town's Citizens Advice Bureau on Oakham's High Street.

Local LEP bids for cash for business' in Rutland

It could help improve transport links and opportunities in the county

Campaigners oppose housing development in Stamford

Petiton's launched against Kier homes plans

Melton job fair expands

40 companies are at the event today

Deepings library campaigners to lobby PM

They're going to Westminster next week

Winter paralympic medallist back in Bourne to receive honour

Jade Etherington's been on a tour of the town's schools.

Schools affected by teacher walkout

Increased workload, less pay and changes to pensions - that's why some teachers in the Rutland Radio area have decided to walk out today

Police tackle doorstep crime

After a number of cases of threatening doorstep criminals operating in part of the Rutland Radio area - a project's been launched to tackle the issue.

Progress on Stamford A-boards

Disabled and visually impaired people say their obstructing their way but traders say they're necessary to attract custom.

Speed limit reductions considered in Rutland

Residents in Greetham are calling for the speed limit to be reduced through their village to stop accidents.

Sale of Barleythorpe Hall will benefit community

The property has been empty since 2006, but a new deal would see it being turned into a housing development.

Private companies could help run Stamford hospital

Stamford hospital could turn to private investors to save them from financial collapse.

Oakham Post Office officially reopens

It moved sites in January and now has more serving stations to cut down customer waiting times.

£45,000 for Oakham's Victoria Hall

It received the money from the Biffa award - who help communities by sponsoring projects across the country.

Traders worried over Oakham level crossing closure

Business owners say they will miss out on trade as maintenance work means Oakham level crossing will temporarily close.

Childcare help doesn't go far enough

Parents in Rutland could claim up to £1200 of their childcare costs back.

Newsagents ram- raided in Uppingham

Burglars drove into the Martins store in High Street East in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Judicial review into library closures

A high court judge approved the move which will see Lincolnshire County Council's decision to withdraw funding from 32 libraries challenged.

Un-employment up in Rutland

It's down nationally

Osprey returns to Rutland Water

Migrated to Africa last year

New online health directory launched in Rutland

It will assist people suffering from long term illness

Government meeting over Stamford free school

Campaigners are meeting with representatives from the Department for Education today to discuss the plans.

Stamford MP says Tallington bridge is not a priority

Campaigners who want a new bridge at Tallington crossing are not being backed by their MP. Nick Boles has said although he can understand the frustration - the project is too expensive at a time when cuts still need to be made.

Uppingham post office gets upgrade

The post office in Uppingham has undergone a dramatic makeover. The facility is benefiting from a new modern open plan interior.

Oakham care centre to extend hours

A care centre in Oakham is to increase its opening hours to deal with people who need urgent treatment.

Concern over sheltered housing in Stamford

It's as the service is going to be delivered by an alternative provider meaning there won't be wardens on hand.

Concern over the number of people smoking

The number of people smoking in Stamford and the surrounding area is still above the national average.

PARALYMPICS: Bourne skier bags second medal

Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell claimed bronze in the Super G earlier this morning.

Harsher fines for people caught fly- tipping in Rutland

The CLA say they welcome the introduction of higher fines for fly- tippers.

Peterborough serial killer given whole- life tariff

Joanna Dennehy controversially changed her plea in court back in November

Jail initiative for children

Pop up prison visiting schools and youth clubs in the county

Child Poverty in Rutland

Figures show it's happening in this area too

RAF Wittering letters to residents are a "pre-caution"

Locals received the letter asking them to look out for any unusual behaviour.

County council to merge services with other authorities

Rutland County Council will be working closer with other authorities in a bid to save money.

Rutland parents struggle with cost of childcare

Rutland is one of the most expensive places in the country for childcare.

Peterborough child sex ring jailed

Received 54 years between them

Woman due in court over Oakham alleged stabbing

40 year old Sarah Lawrence of Grampian Way, Oakham will appear for a preliminary hearing at Leicester Crown Court this morning.

Call for more independent monitors at a Rutland jail

Stocken Prison near Stretton is currently looking for people who can take up the special role.

Discount scheme for armed forces personnel in Stamford

Its been set up by the Stamford Town Team as they're trying to preserve the town's high street.

£500,000 sport funding for Rutland

The funding will be used to improve the sports centre at Oakham Enterprise Park.

County council counts the cost of more dementia sufferers

Rutland County Council have met to discuss how their budget will be spent.

UPDATE: Oakham assault

A woman who was arrested in connection with a suspected stabbing in Oakham yesterday will appear before magistrates later.

Investigations continue after Oakham stabbing

A man remains in hospital this morning after being stabbed at a block of flats in Rutland yesterday.

Police forces merge as part of regional unit

Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Police are set to join up with other forces in the East Midlands when it comes to providing specialist services.

Petition launched in Tallington over level crossing

There are claims Tallington's problem with traffic can only be fully solved if Lincolnshire County Council spends £5 million on a bypass.

Allotments vandalised in Oakham

The raid saw windows smashed in and chickens let lose at the site on Pilings Road.

Launch event for BRM heritage trail in Bourne

It's hoped a trail charting British Racing Motor's heritage in Bourne can teach and inspire future generations.

New route for CiCLE Classic

Rutland is gearing up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ci-CLE Classic.

CCTV footage of armed robbery released

Three men wearing balaclavas burst into McDonalds on Lincoln Road, Glinton just before midnight on December 22nd last year.

Support for Stamford free school

There aren't enough school places for children in the town

Police precept in Rutland's going up

Slight increase for people from the area.

New home for Oakham's judo club

Vale Judo club will be using facilities at the town's new Business Enterprise Park.

Man fends off three robbers from home

Dave Johnson was at home when two men in balaclavas broke in and assaulted him.

Campaign continues for byass in Tallington

Campaigners in Tallington say they'll continue to press for a bypass despite being told there's little chance of funding in the foreseeable future.

Man dies after being hit by a train

Investigations are continuing this morning into the death of a man hit by a freight train near Ketton.

Campaign to install crossings on A15 gathers pace

Villagers want extra safety measures to be put in place after two girls were hit by a minibus on the road at Thurlby last week.

Residents oppose plans for a village shop

Plans to build a new shop in the village of Ketton has been met with criticism by residents there.

Calls for a 'hopper bus' in Uppingham

Community group Uppingham First believes there's public demand for such a service which would take people around the town similar to the one in Oakham.

Residents condemn Tallington's level crossing

Meeting to be held to discuss solutions

District Councillors could be reduced in Stamford

Local people are un-happy with the proposals

Cable fault leads to power cut in Cottesmore

Restored by lunch time of Thursday 9th January

Two people plead guilty to harassing a campaigner from Rutland

John Nimmo from South Shields and Isabella Sorley from Newcastle-upon-Tyne targeted Caroline Criado-Perez after her successful campaign for Jane Austen to appear on England's new £10 note.

Work starts on Catmose swimming pool

Roof expected to take 9 weeks

Stamford residents need to be more active

According to a national table

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