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Plan for new homes on proposed allotment site rejected by councillors

Plans to build five new detached homes on land previously earmarked for allotments have been rejected by councillors.

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Rutland County Council news. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095002001

Rutland County Council taking steps to improve children’s services

Children’s services provided by Rutland County Council require improvement before they can be considered ‘good’, according to a new report.

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Candidates revealed for Exton ward by-election

Three people have been nominated as candidates to become the next Rutland County Councillor for Exton ward.

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Stamford! Protect Our Green Spaces campaigners outside South Kesteven District Council

Plans for homes off Kettering Road in Stamford refused by planning committee

Plans for 29 houses off Kettering Road in Stamford were unanimously refused at a meeting this afternnon (Tuesday).

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Police forces propose tax increases

Both Lincolnshire and Leicestershire police forces are proposing a small increase in their portion of the council tax.

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Have a say on Oakham and Barleythorpe neighbourhood plan

Business owners in Oakham and Barleythorpe are being invited to a forum being held on Tuesday as part the neighbourhood plan.

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St Mary's Hill, the Town Bridge, Wharf Road junction and High Street St Martin'sare all set to be affected by roadworks

A month’s worth of roadworks on major route through Stamford to begin next week

Roadworks are set to start on Monday on one of the ‘busiest routes through Stamford town centre’ and will last a month.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095025001

Rutland County Council proposes tax hike

Rutland County Council is proposing a 3.99 tax rise in its share of the council tax for the second consecutive year - after a freeze for six years.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King resigns

Coun Terry King has announced he is to resign as Leader of Rutland County Council with immediate effect.

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Rutland County Council news. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095002001

Rutland County Council launches three-month homecare consultation

People who receive homecare support in Rutland are being invited to share their views as part of a three-month consultation on how the service is provided.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King to take ‘extended leave’ from role after suspected stroke

Rutland County Council leader Terry King (Con) is to take an extended leave of absence from his role after a suspected stroke.

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Lib Dems call in decision

A COUNCIL’s plans to terminate its agreement with another council over implementing traffic orders in Fareham has been called in.

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Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils to subsidise 747 bus service between Uppingham and Leicester for a year

Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils have agreed £60,000 of emergency funding to ensure the Leicester-Uppingham 747 bus service operates for another year.

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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland police and crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach EMN-160911-114638001

Rise in police precept proposed by Leicestershire’s PCC to ‘minimise imapct of Government funding cuts’

A rise in the police element of council tax is likely to be introduced in a bid to minimise the impact of Government funding cuts.

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Oakham’s South Street footbridge set to close for refurbishment work

South Street footbridge in Oakham is to close for four days from Monday to Thursday while work is carried out to replace metal panels along the length of the walkway.

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Members of the Forces Friends Club show off their mascot Braves NATO award. Photo: Alan Walters

School club’s mascot gets medal from NATO

The much-loved mascot of a school club for children with parents in the armed forces has received a NATO medal after completing a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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Rutland County Council’s Independent Group leader joins the Conservatives

Rutland County Councillor Alan Walters has joined the Conservative Group with immediate effect.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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