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Kerry Coupe joined the Rutland & Stamford Mercury in 2007 as a trainee reporter, qualifying as a senior reporter in 2009. She became head of content in 2014. In 2017, she became editor of the Rutland & Stamford Mercury, Rutland Times and Bourne Local.

Be aware of deer on the roads as clocks go back

29 October 2021
Be aware of deer on the roads as clocks go back

Be aware of deer on the roads as clocks go back

29 October 2021

National Highways and the British Deer Society are warning drivers to be vigilant for deer on or near roads after the clocks go back this weekend.


Items off the menu as fast food giant hit by supply chain issues

24 August 2021
Items off the menu as fast food giant hit by supply chain issues

Items off the menu as fast food giant hit by supply chain issues

24 August 2021

Fast food giant McDonald's is the latest to be hit by supply issues meaning some favourites are temporarily off the menu.


Figures reveal how many young people have had Covid-19 vaccine

04 August 2021
Figures reveal how many young people have had Covid-19 vaccine

Figures reveal how many young people have had Covid-19 vaccine

04 August 2021

More than 220,000 children in England have already had a Covid-19 vaccine, figures show.


Self-isolation rules to be relaxed from August for the double vaccinated

06 July 2021
Self-isolation rules to be relaxed from August for the double vaccinated

Self-isolation rules to be relaxed from August for the double vaccinated

06 July 2021

Rules on self-isolation are being eased for the fully vaccinated and under-18s, Sajid Javid has announced.


Map shows percentage of those vaccinated against Covid-19

01 July 2021
Map shows percentage of those vaccinated against Covid-19

Map shows percentage of those vaccinated against Covid-19

01 July 2021

A new interactive Government map has been released showing the percentage of adults vaccinated against Covid-19 in your area.


Over 40s invited for jab

30 April 2021
Over 40s invited for jab

Over 40s invited for jab

30 April 2021

Everyone aged 40 and over is now being invited to book a life-saving Covid-19 jab.


Hairdressers, shops and gyms to reopen on April 12

05 April 2021
Hairdressers, shops and gyms to reopen on April 12

Hairdressers, shops and gyms to reopen on April 12

05 April 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says hairdressers, gyms, shops and beer gardens will be allowed to reopen in a week on Monday, April 12.


Digital public notices portal launches

25 January 2021
Digital public notices portal launches

Digital public notices portal launches

25 January 2021

The local news media sector has come together to launch an industry digital portal to promote public notices to communities and enhance democracy.


What can you do during the new national lockdown?

04 January 2021
What can you do during the new national lockdown?

What can you do during the new national lockdown?

04 January 2021

As the new lockdown comes into force, here's what you can and can't do.


'Our best line of attack is to keep schools open'

30 December 2020
'Our best line of attack is to keep schools open'

'Our best line of attack is to keep schools open'

30 December 2020

The majority of primary schools will reopen as planned on January 4, with secondary school pupils due to take exams returning the following week.


People can only see other households on Christmas Day as tier 4 announced

19 December 2020
People can only see other households on Christmas Day as tier 4 announced

People can only see other households on Christmas Day as tier 4 announced

19 December 2020

The five day relaxation of rules over Christmas has been cancelled with three households now only able to meet on Christmas Day itself.


1,100 jobs at risk as Pizza Express eyes around 67 restaurant closures

04 August 2020
1,100 jobs at risk as Pizza Express eyes around 67 restaurant closures

1,100 jobs at risk as Pizza Express eyes around 67 restaurant closures

04 August 2020

Pizza Express could close about 67 of its UK restaurants, with up to 1,100 jobs at risk, as part of a restructuring plan to shore up its finances.


Drivers urged to book an MOT as mandatory testing to be reintroduced

29 June 2020
Drivers urged to book an MOT as mandatory testing to be reintroduced

Drivers urged to book an MOT as mandatory testing to be reintroduced

29 June 2020

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from August 1.


Poll: Should tonight's Clap for Carers be the last?

28 May 2020
Poll: Should tonight's Clap for Carers be the last?

Poll: Should tonight's Clap for Carers be the last?

28 May 2020

Have your say on whether tonight's Clap for Carers should be the last in our poll.


When and where to see the Red Arrows on VE Day

08 May 2020
When and where to see the Red Arrows on VE Day

When and where to see the Red Arrows on VE Day

08 May 2020

People living in the area might spot the Red Arrows as they fly over ahead as part of today's VE Day commemorations.


People can't make or receive phone calls as O2 network goes down

05 May 2020
People can't make or receive phone calls as O2 network goes down

People can't make or receive phone calls as O2 network goes down

05 May 2020

Mobile phone network O2 is investigating network issues.


Show your appreciation for our NHS heroes by colouring our page

03 April 2020
Show your appreciation for our NHS heroes by colouring our page

Show your appreciation for our NHS heroes by colouring our page

03 April 2020

Get your crayons out and show your appreciation for the NHS


Self-employed people to benefit from new scheme

26 March 2020
Self-employed people to benefit from new scheme

Self-employed people to benefit from new scheme

26 March 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today revealed a grant of £2,500 a month for self-employed people but they can't get it until June.


David Walliams to read a book to your children every day

24 March 2020
David Walliams to read a book to your children every day

David Walliams to read a book to your children every day

24 March 2020

The World of David Walliams is releasing a new audio book every day at 11am.


These are the only times you are allowed to leave home as police given special powers by PM

23 March 2020
These are the only times you are allowed to leave home as police given special powers by PM

These are the only times you are allowed to leave home as police given special powers by PM

23 March 2020

Boris Johnson has rolled out an unprecedented raft of measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus


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