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21st November 2018

Rutland Food and Drinks Festival

On Sunday 28th October 2018 Oakham hosted the Rutland Food and Drinks Festival. Stalls selling all different kinds of food and drinks were scattered throughout the Oakham Market Place and the castle grounds. The smells emanating from the stalls attracted thousands of visitors to the town coming from near and far. The various types of


Oakham’s Community Poppy Project Display

For the next month the grounds of Oakham Castle will be awash with the colour red. All thanks to the Community poppy project display Over 10,000 ceramic poppies, all made by local people, will be displayed around the Castle grounds to commemorate the centenary end of WWI. The display will be here for a month Hand



Fire Fighters from Oakham fore station spent today, Saturday 15th September 2018, washing cars to raise money for the Fire Fighters charity. Drivers were encouraged to visit the station on South Street in Oakham to have their cars and vans washed to a very high standard and in return donate cash to the charity. After



Wednesday evening (12th September) in Oakham’s Market Place, visitors were treated to a spectacular performance of The Beating Retreat by the band of the Brigade of Gurkhas. The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas Beating Retreat in Oakham Market Place Beating Retreat is a military ceremony that dates back to the 16th century and used


Morcott Loungers v The Old Plough

Recently the Morcott Loungers pétanque team played against the Old Plough team from Braunston The match, although a Rutland League game was played in the best spirit and an enjoyable evening was had by all. Afterwards a supper was enjoyed by both teams.


Autumn Almost Upon Us

September 22nd 2018 is the official date for the beginning of Autumn. The time of year when the nights begin to draw in, the temperature drops and the countryside settles down for a rest. The Cambridge English dictionary describes Autumn as the season between Summer and Winter north of the equator. South of the equator

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Fly Tipping and Illegal Dumping of Rubbish

Rubbish, illegally dumped, thrown out of our cars and vans, or literally just dropped appears to be blighting our beautiful countryside more and more nowadays. Wherever we look there seems to be an inordinate amount of other people’s rubbish thrown in the hedge bottom, left in a lay by, or thrown out of a car


Roadworks in Oakham, Rutland Go On Forever

During the past 12 months or so, Oakham in Rutland have had to endure countless disruptions on their road network du to roadworks cropping up all over the place. Temporary traffic lights suddenly appear on the roads. Diggers then begin to excavate huge holes in the highway. Once the holes have been dug the workers


Autumn Soon To Become Winter And Colder

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