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Robert Alexander, Local Democracy Reporter

‘We have to decide the future of a much loved sports facility while balancing the books’

26 March 2024
‘We have to decide the future of a much loved sports facility while balancing the books’

‘We have to decide the future of a much loved sports facility while balancing the books’

26 March 2024

The future of a sports centre still hangs in the balance following a council meeting.


Protesters hit target for legal challenge against school closure

12 March 2024
Protesters hit target for legal challenge against school closure

Protesters hit target for legal challenge against school closure

12 March 2024

A group set up to save a school has raised £5,000 for a legal challenge against its closure.


Parents paying £5,000 to challenge school closure

09 March 2024
Parents paying £5,000 to challenge school closure

Parents paying £5,000 to challenge school closure

09 March 2024

Campaigners fighting the closure of a special education needs school are preparing for a legal challenge against the decision.


Light points out police presence

03 March 2024
Light points out police presence

Light points out police presence

03 March 2024

A traditional blue lamp has been installed at a police beat office - despite criticism.


Former Tory council accused of being ‘timid’ and ‘indecisive’ on spending

01 March 2024
Former Tory council accused of being ‘timid’ and ‘indecisive’ on spending

Former Tory council accused of being ‘timid’ and ‘indecisive’ on spending

01 March 2024

A councillor has accused the previous Conservative administration of a council of being ‘timid’ and ‘indecisive’ on spending.


‘It’s been fantastic to see the difference that levelling up money is making in communities’

26 February 2024
‘It’s been fantastic to see the difference that levelling up money is making in communities’

‘It’s been fantastic to see the difference that levelling up money is making in communities’

26 February 2024

The Minister for Levelling Up has visited Rutland today to see how the county will spend the millions of pounds of funding it was awarded.


Bankruptcy and disappearing acts – ways people avoid paying tax are revealed

24 February 2024
Bankruptcy and disappearing acts – ways people avoid paying tax are revealed

Bankruptcy and disappearing acts – ways people avoid paying tax are revealed

24 February 2024

A council will write off £150,000 it is owed - and pocket £230 that someone overpaid.


Housing plan hits the buffers

15 February 2024
Housing plan hits the buffers

Housing plan hits the buffers

15 February 2024

A planning appeal over 41 homes has been refused after residents launched a petition.


Business coaches to talk at free event

13 February 2024
Business coaches to talk at free event

Business coaches to talk at free event

13 February 2024

A summit will give businesspeople the chance to share opportunities for innovation and growth.


Where should EV chargers go?

12 February 2024
Where should EV chargers go?

Where should EV chargers go?

12 February 2024

People are being asked where electric vehicle charging points should be located.


Sympathy but no Government money for many flood victims

09 February 2024
Sympathy but no Government money for many flood victims

Sympathy but no Government money for many flood victims

09 February 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has offered no immediate relief for Rutland flood victims, despite being asked.


NHS to hold jobs fair

08 February 2024
NHS to hold jobs fair

NHS to hold jobs fair

08 February 2024

A free event will help people interested in having a career in the NHS.


‘I want to hear about community safety issues’

07 February 2024
‘I want to hear about community safety issues’

‘I want to hear about community safety issues’

07 February 2024

Crime issues will be up for discussion at two new policing surgeries.


Poll reveals struggle to make NHS dental appointments

02 February 2024
Poll reveals struggle to make NHS dental appointments

Poll reveals struggle to make NHS dental appointments

02 February 2024

More than half of Rutlanders are unable to get an NHS dental appointment, according to a survey.


‘Face-to-face banking is important to a lot of people’

29 January 2024
‘Face-to-face banking is important to a lot of people’

‘Face-to-face banking is important to a lot of people’

29 January 2024

A new ‘banking hub’ will mean people can still do financial transactions face to face.


New signs will welcome visitors

19 December 2023
New signs will welcome visitors

New signs will welcome visitors

19 December 2023

New signs will be put up in a field at a cost of £252.


Charlie receives Prime Minister’s award

18 December 2023
Charlie receives Prime Minister’s award

Charlie receives Prime Minister’s award

18 December 2023

A young boy with a life-threatening chronic kidney disease has been presented with a Prime Minister's award.


Housing development gets go ahead

13 December 2023
Housing development gets go ahead

Housing development gets go ahead

13 December 2023

An application for 66 homes has been approved – to prevent the developer from pulling out.


Honour for councillors who have served for more than 50 years

12 December 2023
Honour for councillors who have served for more than 50 years

Honour for councillors who have served for more than 50 years

12 December 2023

Two councillors, who have served for more than 50 years between them, have been recognised.


Elderly people enjoy Christmas event

11 December 2023
Elderly people enjoy Christmas event

Elderly people enjoy Christmas event

11 December 2023

More than 40 elderly, lonely and infirm residents have enjoyed a Christmas meal and carol singing entertainment.


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