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Andrea Scholes joined the Rutland Times as a trainee reporter in 2005. Following a short break in 2014, she returned to the company as a senior reporter in July 2018, working for the Rutland & Stamford Mercury, Rutland Times and Bourne Local

Marathon runner praised for saving a man’s life

28 May 2024
Marathon runner praised for saving a man’s life

Marathon runner praised for saving a man’s life

28 May 2024

An off-duty police officer who saved a man’s life while she was out training for a marathon has received an award for her efforts.


Gala fun supports village groups

28 May 2024
Gala fun supports village groups

Gala fun supports village groups

28 May 2024

People travelled from far and wide to enjoy five days of entertainment during the bank holiday weekend.


Booming business expands sooner than planned

28 May 2024
Booming business expands sooner than planned

Booming business expands sooner than planned

28 May 2024

An independent pet shop has expanded sooner than anticipated because of the growing demand for its products.


Making a splash as pool reopens for summer

27 May 2024
Making a splash as pool reopens for summer

Making a splash as pool reopens for summer

27 May 2024

Swimmers were keen to get back in the water when an outdoor pool opened for the new season.


Band reveals outcome of Britain’s Got Talent audition

27 May 2024
Band reveals outcome of Britain’s Got Talent audition

Band reveals outcome of Britain’s Got Talent audition

27 May 2024

Fans have discovered the outcome of a band’s talent show audition.


New shop could be built in town

27 May 2024
New shop could be built in town

New shop could be built in town

27 May 2024

A new shop could be built within a residential part of town.


Events planned to mark D-Day anniversary

27 May 2024
Events planned to mark D-Day anniversary

Events planned to mark D-Day anniversary

27 May 2024

Communities are preparing to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.


Show returns for 190th year

27 May 2024
Show returns for 190th year

Show returns for 190th year

27 May 2024

An after-party has been added to the line up for this year’s Rutland County Show.


Couple devastated by act of “environmental hooliganism”

26 May 2024
Couple devastated by act of “environmental hooliganism”

Couple devastated by act of “environmental hooliganism”

26 May 2024

A wildflower garden was wrongly cut down by council contractors in what has been described as an act of “environmental hooliganism”.

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Demand for emergency food parcels from foodbank increases while the number of donations declines

25 May 2024
Demand for emergency food parcels from foodbank increases while the number of donations declines

Demand for emergency food parcels from foodbank increases while the number of donations declines

25 May 2024

Demand for emergency food parcels continues to rise - but donations have dropped off.


‘They just look at you and think you’re fine - the system is broken’ Crash victims call for benefits system overhaul

24 May 2024
‘They just look at you and think you’re fine - the system is broken’ Crash victims call for benefits system overhaul

‘They just look at you and think you’re fine - the system is broken’ Crash victims call for benefits system overhaul

24 May 2024

A family is calling for an overhaul of the government’s benefits system after struggling to access help following a car crash.


Group to celebrate 10 years of helping people in need

23 May 2024
Group to celebrate 10 years of helping people in need

Group to celebrate 10 years of helping people in need

23 May 2024

A garden party will be held to celebrate the work of a fundraising group as it reaches its 10th anniversary.


‘It can be challenging as a woman working in prison and you can get cheeky comments but if you’re firm and put your foot down they know you won’t tolerate it’

23 May 2024
‘It can be challenging as a woman working in prison and you can get cheeky comments but if you’re firm and put your foot down they know you won’t tolerate it’

‘It can be challenging as a woman working in prison and you can get cheeky comments but if you’re firm and put your foot down they know you won’t tolerate it’

23 May 2024

A former hairdresser is encouraging people to consider a job in the prison service after making her own dramatic career change.


Could you help to bring colour to people’s lives?

22 May 2024
Could you help to bring colour to people’s lives?

Could you help to bring colour to people’s lives?

22 May 2024

Volunteers are needed to keep a town centre looking bright and beautiful.


Action-packed programme for village gala weekend

22 May 2024
Action-packed programme for village gala weekend

Action-packed programme for village gala weekend

22 May 2024

Five days of fun, fur and frivolities are planned for the bank holiday weekend.


Group offers chance of adventure

21 May 2024
Group offers chance of adventure

Group offers chance of adventure

21 May 2024

Teenagers are embracing their sense of adventure since the opening of a new youth group.


Flying the flag for women in farming

21 May 2024
Flying the flag for women in farming

Flying the flag for women in farming

21 May 2024

A livestock farmer who diversified her business with holiday cottages has been recognised for her commitment to agriculture.


Warning follows spate of car thefts

20 May 2024
Warning follows spate of car thefts

Warning follows spate of car thefts

20 May 2024

Drivers have been issued a warning about keeping their vehicles safe following a spate of 25 keyless car thefts.


Fire crew attend castle

20 May 2024
Fire crew attend castle

Fire crew attend castle

20 May 2024

Firefighters used aerial equipment during an operation at a historic landmark.


Businesses keen to open in former Wilko store

18 May 2024
Businesses keen to open in former Wilko store

Businesses keen to open in former Wilko store

18 May 2024

Two businesses are keen to open town centre shops - but only if the building is ready by September.


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