Bird flu reported in Rutland area

Cases of bird flu have been discovered in Rutland.

The tree which fell near Barrow on January 18 2018. Submitted.

Motorists urged to take care as wind brings trees down onto roads

Motorists are being urged to take care after reports of fallen trees, following heavy wind overnight.

Iconic Flying Scotsman was due to pass through March at lunchtime today (October 18) but has broken down at Peterborough.

Flying Scotsman investigation at Nene Valley Railway

A Flying Scotsman hauled service running between York and Peterborough was halted to prevent possible damage to the engine.

Visitors enjoy the Rocks by Rail fun

Museum unveils new rail exhibits

Visitors to a living museum on iron ore workings discovered new exhibits paid for with a £2,000 grant.

Plans have been unveiled to build houses on the site of St George's Barracks

Major plan to convert Army base into village

Plans have been revealed to build a village on the site of an Army base which is set for closure in 2021.

Stephen Leeson who won an award for his pork pies at PieFest in Melton Mowbray. By Lee Hellwing

Butcher’s pork pies scoop accolade

A butcher is celebrating after coming up trumps in a pork pie competition.

The winners at the Mercury Business Awards 2016

Make time over Bank Holiday weekend to nominate a worthy firm for a Mercury Business Award

There’s just a week left to put yourself or a business you’ve been impressed by for a Mercury Business Award.

Travel news

Rutland County Council reaches compromise with Centrebus on Number 19 service between Oakham and Stamford

Rutland County Council has reached a compromise with Centrebus on the number 19 bus between Oakham and Stamford which will now be partially retained.

David Mounteney who helped set up Linecross

Celebrating 50 years of business

An engineering firm set up by two friends which went onto become a major employer in Rutland is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Money matters

Building society takes on seven of its rival’s branches

A national building society is to take over seven branches in market towns which a rival lender is to leave.


High Street East in Uppingham to close for resurfacing work

High Street East in Uppingham is to close for resurfacing for two weeks from Monday, July 31.

Flying Scotsman near Deeping St James level crossing

Cameras ready for Flying Scotsman

It’s been more than a year since the world-famous Flying Scotsman returned to steam after a decade-long restoration but the interest doesn’t appear to be fading.

Community news.

Solicitor opens ‘collaborative family’ firm

A Rutland solicitor has opened a new office in the county to support individuals facing separation to achieve an amicable resolution.

Stephen Barker and Emily Giddings who run The Crown

Hoping to brew up successful pub

Stephen Barker and Emily Giddings at the pub


‘Ballooning is a way of life but I 
wouldn’t have it any other way’

A bright red hot air balloon peacefully floating across a perfect blue sky is one of the sure signs that Summer has arrived.


Launch of indoor market

Crowds flocked to the launch of an indoor market on Saturday.


Busy road will close for month

A section of the B668 Burley Road in Oakham is to close for four weeks starting on Monday, June 5, to allow important reconstruction work to take place.


App helps mums beat loneliness

A young mother is promoting a mobile phone app which helps to remove the isolation felt by many when babies are first born.

Latest business news from the Bury Free Press

Iliffe Media buys 13 more newspapers in Kent

Iliffe Media, new owners of the Bury Free Press, have bought another set of newspapers in Kent.

Stoney Fords Simon Watson with microbiologists Adam Divall and Emma Blackwell

Three old bottles found in Stoney Ford Brew Company’s quest

A micro-brewery which appealed for old bottles of beer with the aim of reactivating yeast strains has had three bottles donated.

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