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23rd August 2017

Wilko To Axe Nearly 4000 Jobs From Its Stores

Wilko, formerly known as Wilkinsons, is looking to cut nearly 4000 jobs due to rising costs and difficult trading. It is consulting with 3900 Wilko employees about shop staffing roles with the help of the GMB union about stripping out a level of supervision roles across its stores throughout the UK. This will allow for


Tesco to end sales of 5p carrier bags

Supermarket to stop selling ‘single-use’ bags but will offer customers ‘bags for life’ costing 10p. Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, hopes the move will cut bag sales, reducing litter and the amount of waste sent to landfill. The move starts at the end of the month following a ten week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and


Preston, Ridlington, and Wing Annual Flower Show

The Annual Preston,Ridlington and Wing Annual Flower Show 2017 was a huge success despite the recent weather. Chairman, Mr Dave Stewardson, said the exhibits were of a very high standard in spite of the recent weather, giving the judges a very difficult task selecting the winners of each class. This year the number of exhibits


Rutland Horticultural Society Annual Show

On Saturday 29th July the Rutland Horticultural Society held their Annual Show at the Burley Road school in Oakham, and what a high class show it was. Despite the recent weather the exhibits were of the highest standard. Despite the number of entries being slightly down from last year, there were 31 entrants in this


Horse and Carriage Ride for Bride and Groom

 There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a young couple coming out of a church and feeling the happiness radiating from the two of them. Yesterday (Saturday 8th July) was just one of those days. The bride and groom, the wedding guests milling around the church yard and the well wishers looking over the church

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Flying Scotsman Steams Through Oakham

Last Saturday,1st July, Oakham Railway station was besieged by hundreds of rail buffs carrying cameras, tripods, video cameras, and various seating equipment, all to watch the Flying Scotsman steam through Oakham. At approximately 10.15 am they weren’t disappointed. The Flying Scotsman, this icon of rail travel could be heard coming towards the station, and then it


Successful Week For Oakham Festival

This week, lovers of the arts including dance, music,theatre,comedy and much more in and around Oakham have been treated to a festival of culture around the town. The Oakham Festival got under way with music recitals from harpist Harriet Father in the Castle. Afterwards there was a Crime and Punishment tour around the town. beginning


Rutland County Council By-Elections

Candidates for the Ketton and Whissendine by-elections to be held on the 20th July 2017 have now been nominated. The by-elections are taking place due to the resignations from the Rutland County Council of Councillors Diana MacDuff representing the Ketton ward and Kevin Thomas who represented the Whissendine ward. For Whissendine there are four candidates nominated-Ian

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Tombola Stall Raises £128.00 For Good Causes

Yesterday (24th June 2017) a tombola stall in Oakham raised £128 for the Trefoil Guild and the Rutland Care Village. The tombola stall was organised and manned by Pam Gilbert, Liz McCarthy, Linda Hutchins and Patsy Clifton and the money raised shared equally between the two groups-the Trefoil Guild and the Rutland Care Village to help


Ducks Taken Up Residence In Wymondham

If ever you are driving through Wymondham, a village midway between Oakham and Melton Mowbray then keep a lookout watch out because  ducks have taken up residence there. A few weeks ago a family of ducks moved into this pretty village and have for now have taken the decision to live there. You will see them


Bicycles Security Marked at Tesco in Oakham

Bicycle thefts have increased over the past few months in the Rutland area as the price of scrap metal continues to soar. Because of this trend the police in Oakham and Rutland are endeavouring to halt these thefts by encouraging cycle owners to have their cycles security marked with their post code, so deterring the

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