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Rutland’s hustings cancelled after terror attack

A hustings event by political opponents contesting the Rutland and Melton seat has been cancelled after the terror attack in Manchester.

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RAF Wittering set for parade through Stamford

People are being urged to show their support for the personnel at RAF Wittering when they parade through Stamford next week.

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As county councillors take their roles, focus turns to General Election

Voters in Rutland deciding on votes for General Election

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Weeks to go until county council elections

Only a few weeks remain before the district goes to the polls for the county council elections.

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Council looking to improve town

Rutland County Council is in the early stages of looking at possible options to improve Oakham Town Centre.

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Coun Phil Dilks, Lincolnshire County Council member for Deeping St James.

Lincolnshire County Council could end its Local Government Association membership

Lincolnshire County Council could be one of the only councils in England and Wales to not be a member of the Local Government Association if a proposal goes ahead.

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Alan Duncan MP at 10 Downing Street. Photo: Steve Back EMN-140715-091924001

Rutland MP’s vow in wake of terror incident: ‘We will be defiant, we will carry on’

Rutland MP Alan Duncan has said tonight that ‘nothing will stop us’ following a terrorist incident in London that left four dead.

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Alan Duncan MP at 10 Downing Street. Photo: Steve Back EMN-140715-091924001

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan caught up in London attack

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan was among MPs on lockdown today (Wednesday, March 22) after a suspected terrorist incident in London.

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Stamford named second best place to live in UK in Sunday Times readers’ poll

It may not come as much of a surprise to many that live in the town but Stamford has been voted the second best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times readers.

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Rutland County Council reveals plans to convert Barleythorpe sixth form site into business centre

Rutland County Council has confirmed plans to convert a sixth-form centre into a brand new business centre for Rutland named in honour of former council leader Terry King.

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June Fox has been elected as the new Exton ward Rutland county councillor

June Fox elected new Rutland County Councillor for Exton

June Fox (Conservative) has been named the new ward member for Exton following a local by-election yesterday (Thursday).

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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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