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A MasterChef winner will cook a meal to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. Keri Moss, who took the joint title of MasterChef: The Professionals in 2012, will serve up the meal at North Luffenham Golf Club on Saturday, June 8. Golf club manager Andy Wood ha
Children who access pornography are more likely to have sex at a younger age and engage in "risky behaviours", a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner has warned. The office has called for urgent action to "develop...
A charitable trust which runs a care home in Stamford is being taken to court over the death of an elderly woman resident. The Orders of St John Care Trust has been charged with failing to ensure the health or safety of Dorothy Spicer, who lived at White
Fears of a "bailiff boom" as soaring numbers of people struggle to cope with council tax benefit cuts have been raised by a debt advice charity. Citizens Advice warned that "many more" vulnerable people were in danger of being...
The region's ambulance service has been fined for a third year running after failing to meet national response time targets. East Midlands Ambulance Service is supposed to get an ambulance to 95 per cent of all life-threatening emergencies within 19 minu
Residents have expressed concerns about how new parking restrictions in Oakham will affect the roads where they live. People in Edmonton Way and the surrounding streets fear that more motorists will choose to park in their roads when Rutland County Counc
The summer will begin with a splash this weekend, weather permitting, as the newly-repaired Bourne Outdoor Pool reopens tomorrow (Saturday). Essential work to fix the bottom of the pool in the Abbey Lawn, Bourne, has been carried out at a cost of Â£35,000
A teenager has been arrested after an armed robbery at a newsagent. Police were called to Martinâ€™s in High Street East, Uppingham, just before 1pm yesterday (Wednesday) after reports a robber had threatened the cashier with what was believed to have been
The Duke of Cambridge is to welcome football officials from across Europe for Uefa's 37th annual congress being staged in London. William, who is president of English football's governing body the Football Association (FA), will follow Uefa president Mic
The aptly-named Skoda Superb is the car that owners are most satisfied with, according to a survey. And another Skoda model - the Yeti - was second in the list compiled from owners' views by What Car? and information services company JD Power and Associa
The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under a city car park, were found in a hastily dug, untidy grave, researchers have revealed. Academics from the University of Leicester said the bones of the last Plantagenet king were placed in an o
Shoppers are visiting two or more supermarkets in the same trip and almost half are reducing food waste in efforts to save money, according to a study. Almost seven in 10 food and grocery shoppers (68%) said they were now prioritising saving money, the I
A woman and her 10-year-old daughter died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept on a moored motor cruiser on Lake Windermere, initial findings of a marine accident investigation have indicated. Exhaust fumes from a generator, whose
A Briton arrested on suspicion of organised fraud has been found hanged in a French jail. John Steele, 38, was found by prison guards hanging in his cell on Tuesday, four days after he was remanded in custody. Steele, who had lived near Paris for some ye
Muslim groups have united in condemning the attack in Woolwich as un-Islamic. The Muslim Council of Britain said the killers' use of "Islamic slogans" indicated they were motivated by their faith. A statement from the council said:...
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