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Maddy Baillie joined Iliffe Media Publishing in 2019 as an editorial apprentice for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury. In 2020 she became a trainee reporter for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury. In 2022, she qualified as a senior reporter.

Heavy rain forecast as weather warning issued

17 February 2024
Heavy rain forecast as weather warning issued

Heavy rain forecast as weather warning issued

17 February 2024

The Met Office has warned heavy rain could cause flooding across the area.


‘Major upgrade is the only real solution to failing A1’

16 February 2024
‘Major upgrade is the only real solution to failing A1’

‘Major upgrade is the only real solution to failing A1’

16 February 2024

More than a hundred people have been injured in crashes on the A1 in recent years — is enough being done to make it safer?

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Police witness 99 crimes on A1 during four-day operation

29 January 2024
Police witness 99 crimes on A1 during four-day operation

Police witness 99 crimes on A1 during four-day operation

29 January 2024

Drivers on their phones, suspected drug driving and children without seatbelts, were among offences police witnessed on the A1.

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Almost 1,000 crashes on stretch of A1

23 January 2024
Almost 1,000 crashes on stretch of A1

Almost 1,000 crashes on stretch of A1

23 January 2024

Nearly one thousand crashes were reported on a main road during an eight-year period.


Flooding forecast as weather warning issued

19 January 2024
Flooding forecast as weather warning issued

Flooding forecast as weather warning issued

19 January 2024

The Met Office has warned a storm could cause heavy rain across the area.


Where can blue badge holders park?

15 January 2024
Where can blue badge holders park?

Where can blue badge holders park?

15 January 2024

If you have ever wondered why a car has parked on double yellow lines and escaped a fine, it may be the driver is the owner of a blue badge.

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Farmer, 73, recognised for dedicating decades to agriculture - and he has no plans to retire

30 December 2023
Farmer, 73, recognised for dedicating decades to agriculture - and he has no plans to retire

Farmer, 73, recognised for dedicating decades to agriculture - and he has no plans to retire

30 December 2023

A man who has dedicated decades of his life to farming has been recognised with an Order of the British Empire (OBE).

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I visited Belton House’s Christmas light trail and it was truly magical

29 November 2023
I visited Belton House’s Christmas light trail and it was truly magical

I visited Belton House’s Christmas light trail and it was truly magical

29 November 2023

Festive light displays have become a tradition for many, and after visiting the Christmas at Belton trail I have no trouble understanding why.


Christmas experience struck the right balance between enchanting and eccentric

18 November 2023
Christmas experience struck the right balance between enchanting and eccentric

Christmas experience struck the right balance between enchanting and eccentric

18 November 2023

While the cliché that Christmas is about love is true, there is nothing like seeing festive lights twinkle and shine to get you in the yuletide mood.


Thunderstorms could bring disruption

22 June 2023
Thunderstorms could bring disruption

Thunderstorms could bring disruption

22 June 2023

A weather warning has been issued as thunderstorms are forecast.


Pilot answers the questions you want to know about flying

04 June 2023
Pilot answers the questions you want to know about flying

Pilot answers the questions you want to know about flying

04 June 2023

As summer approaches and holidays abroad are being booked, we asked a local pilot some of the top questions our readers have about flying.

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Sea dragon coming to aqua park

10 May 2023
Sea dragon coming to aqua park

Sea dragon coming to aqua park

10 May 2023

A sea dragon is set to rise up over Rutland Water when a popular aqua park reopens.


New leader of school governing body

26 April 2023
New leader of school governing body

New leader of school governing body

26 April 2023

A governor hopes to bring ‘passion and progress’ to a school board.


Tractor run in memory of a 'budding young farmer'

28 March 2023
Tractor run in memory of a 'budding young farmer'

Tractor run in memory of a 'budding young farmer'

28 March 2023

A tractor run was dedicated to a 17-year-old who died in a car crash last year.


Tractor run in memory of teenager killed in crash

14 March 2023
Tractor run in memory of teenager killed in crash

Tractor run in memory of teenager killed in crash

14 March 2023

An annual tractor run will this year be dedicated to a young farmer who died in a car crash.


Newark, Newark actor to be voice of crime series

28 September 2022
Newark, Newark actor to be voice of crime series

Newark, Newark actor to be voice of crime series

28 September 2022

An actor best known for starring in the hit BBC show Gavin and Stacey and more recently in sitcom Newark, Newark is set to narrate a crime series.


National moment of reflection for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

18 September 2022
National moment of reflection for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

National moment of reflection for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

18 September 2022

People are being invited to take part in a national moment of reflection to remember Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


What happens next? Day-by-day after the Queen’s death

08 September 2022
What happens next? Day-by-day after the Queen’s death

What happens next? Day-by-day after the Queen’s death

08 September 2022

Here is the day-by-day account of what is expected to happen next, leading up to the Queen’s funeral in around 11 days’ time.


‘Most A1 delays aren’t crashes’

11 August 2022
‘Most A1 delays aren’t crashes’

‘Most A1 delays aren’t crashes’

11 August 2022

Almost everyday there is an incident on the A1 causing delays to drivers.


Police video shows dodgy drivers

21 April 2022
Police video shows dodgy drivers

Police video shows dodgy drivers

21 April 2022

From a driver travelling the wrong way on a roundabout to very near misses, police have released videos of bad driving.


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