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Kerry Coupe joined the Rutland & Stamford Mercury in 2007 as a trainee reporter, qualifying as a senior reporter in 2009. She became head of content in 2014. In 2017, she became editor of the Rutland & Stamford Mercury, Rutland Times and Bourne Local.

Comedian brings tour show to county

23 February 2024
Comedian brings tour show to county

Comedian brings tour show to county

23 February 2024

Tickets to comedian Rob Beckett’s new tour show Giraffe go on sale today.


This dessert was on fire – literally

22 February 2024
This dessert was on fire – literally

This dessert was on fire – literally

22 February 2024

When I was invited to try a menu where chefs get to show off “excellent and elevated cooking”, I have to confess to being a little apprehensive.


A1 reopens after serious incident

21 February 2024
A1 reopens after serious incident

A1 reopens after serious incident

21 February 2024

The A1 has reopened.


Serious accident closes A1

20 February 2024
Serious accident closes A1

Serious accident closes A1

20 February 2024

Police are at the scene of a serious accident on the A1.


Pupils draw up a warm welcome

18 February 2024
Pupils draw up a warm welcome

Pupils draw up a warm welcome

18 February 2024

School children have created designs for a card to welcome new residents to a development.


Stamps celebrate the impact of Vikings

15 February 2024
Stamps celebrate the impact of Vikings

Stamps celebrate the impact of Vikings

15 February 2024

Royal Mail today revealed images of eight new stamps that celebrate the history, impact and legacy of Vikings in Britain.


Chance to get kitchen bathroom worth thousands at cut price

14 February 2024
Chance to get kitchen bathroom worth thousands at cut price

Chance to get kitchen bathroom worth thousands at cut price

14 February 2024

Luxury kitchens and bathrooms valued at over half a million pounds are being auctioned at cut prices after a design studio closed for good.


‘We are excited to carry forward the legacy of this iconic brand and maintaining exceptional standards’

12 February 2024
‘We are excited to carry forward the legacy of this iconic brand and maintaining exceptional standards’

‘We are excited to carry forward the legacy of this iconic brand and maintaining exceptional standards’

12 February 2024

A county plant grower has acquired one of the world’s leading rose companies.


‘Don’t let Toppa’s strength put you off’

10 February 2024
‘Don’t let Toppa’s strength put you off’

‘Don’t let Toppa’s strength put you off’

10 February 2024

A large dog is patiently waiting for a new home - after being overlooked by potential adopters who may be put off by his size and strength.


You’ve never had a Yorkshire pudding quite like this one

25 January 2024
You’ve never had a Yorkshire pudding quite like this one

You’ve never had a Yorkshire pudding quite like this one

25 January 2024

Jazz sessions have been launched to encourage diners to give the Sunday roast a go – so we did.


Psychic evening to help cats in need

24 January 2024
Psychic evening to help cats in need

Psychic evening to help cats in need

24 January 2024

Needy cats are set to benefit from the proceeds of an evening of mediumship.


Award will inspire the next Sir Isaac Newton and help bring lockdown ideas to life

10 January 2024
Award will inspire the next Sir Isaac Newton and help bring lockdown ideas to life

Award will inspire the next Sir Isaac Newton and help bring lockdown ideas to life

10 January 2024

A new awards scheme to support the next Sir Isaac Newton to bring their lockdown ideas to life is being launched today.


Councillors call special meeting to discuss impact of flooding

09 January 2024
Councillors call special meeting to discuss impact of flooding

Councillors call special meeting to discuss impact of flooding

09 January 2024

County councillors will publicly discuss recent flooding at a special meeting next week.


Fire spreads to house

31 December 2023
Fire spreads to house

Fire spreads to house

31 December 2023

A fire that started in a caravan spread to a nearby house.


These fries are what dreams are made of

28 December 2023
These fries are what dreams are made of

These fries are what dreams are made of

28 December 2023

Hidden away in a town filled with cafe choice you’ll find the most amazing truffle oil and parmesan fries – at least according to our reviewer.


‘A sickening attack against a defenceless animal’

27 December 2023
‘A sickening attack against a defenceless animal’

‘A sickening attack against a defenceless animal’

27 December 2023

The RSPCA has issued an appeal after a horse was found mutilated.


Christmas can still be fun with less alcohol says sobriety coach

23 December 2023
Christmas can still be fun with less alcohol says sobriety coach

Christmas can still be fun with less alcohol says sobriety coach

23 December 2023

A county sobriety coach is offering tips on how to enjoy a less boozy festive season.


Shed fire takes two hours to put out

22 December 2023
Shed fire takes two hours to put out

Shed fire takes two hours to put out

22 December 2023

Fire crews were called to a shed fire.


Teenage girl among those arrested after violence in city centre

21 December 2023
Teenage girl among those arrested after violence in city centre

Teenage girl among those arrested after violence in city centre

21 December 2023

A teenage girl was among four people arrested after violence broke out in a city centre in the early hours of this morning.

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Job losses as events hire business goes into administration days before Christmas

20 December 2023
Job losses as events hire business goes into administration days before Christmas

Job losses as events hire business goes into administration days before Christmas

20 December 2023

Seven people have lost their jobs days before Christmas after an event equipment hire company went into administration.


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