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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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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Final parade of the Ryhall and District Branch of The Royal British Legion

Ryhall and District branch of The Royal British Legion parades in the village for the final time

Members of Ryhall and District Branch of the Royal British Legion completed their final Remembrance Sunday parade this morning.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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St George's Barracks, North Luffenham, which has been earmarked for closure EMN-160811-130252001

St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham looks set to close

St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham has been recommended for closure as part of the Government’s Defence Estate Rationalisation and Optimisation programme

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Scaffolding setting out the shape and size of the proposed new Visions Children's Centre building at the Oakham library site. EMN-160711-165311001

Rutland County Council erects scaffolding to demonstrate size and impact of planned new Vision’s Children’s Centre building

Scaffolding has temporarily been erected on the Oakham Library site to show the size and shape of the proposed new Visions Children’s Centre building.

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VIDEO: Theresa May moves to keep her finger on Brexit trigger

Theresa May is trying to restore her grip on Brexit as calls mount for an emergency general election to settle the question of British withdrawal from the EU.

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Brexit High Court ruling: What it means

What does it mean after the High Court ruled this morning, Thursday, Parliament must have a say on implementing Article 50

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Rutland County Council set to consider children’s centre move plans after they were rejected by planning committee

Plans to build a new home for Visions Children’s Centre next to Oakham Library were rejected this week by a planning committee but will now be considered by the whole council.

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Oakham

Chance to get involved in plan

Residents of Oakham and Barleythorpe have recently received a hand delivered Neighbourhood Plan information pack.

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Mike and Jan Reynolds and Georgina and Chris Rowsell are pictured handing out leaflets outside the library EMN-161018-161355001

Councillors allay fears over relocation of Visions Children’s Centre in Oakham

Rutland County Council is attempting to reassure people who are concerned about its plan to relocate the Visions Children’s Centre to Oakham Library that it will be a positive move.

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Call for developers to consider pedestrians when designing new housing

Market Deeping town councillor Adam Brookes is calling for greater consideration of the needs of pedestrians and cyclists to reduce the impact on local roads through increased car journeys when new houses are built.

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The former Riverside Cafe building in Wharf Road, Stamford EMN-160929-102841001

Restaurant and flats planned for prominent Stamford venue

A prominent Grade II-listed building in the heart of Stamford is to be given a new lease of life as a restaurant and four flats.

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Savenaca Koroibulileka, who died after collapsing while playing rugby for Oakham EMN-160926-122859001

Tragic soldier’s ‘enthusiasm and humour touched all those that he worked with’

Friends and colleagues of a popular soldier who tragically died after collapsing while playing rugby have been paying tribute to a “one-off” character who always had a smile on his face.

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Olivia Mae Woodward (19) who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in her halls of residence at Sheffield Hallam University on Sunday, September 18 EMN-160928-094454001

Family and friends raise awareness and funds after Olivia’s sudden death

Olivia’s family want to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) as well as raising funds for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity.

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