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17th October 2018

FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY CAR WASH

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

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GURKHAS ATTRACT HUGE CROWD TO OAKHAM

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

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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.

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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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Oakham Food Festival a Huge Success

Sunday’s Oakham Food Festival (28th June 2018) in the Market Place, the Castle and the Victoria Hall was a huge success. The many visitors to the town enjoyed a feast of foods and drinks to taste and buy and with the glorious weather encouraging people to venture out, the Food Festival attracted numerous tasters trying

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What do you think of it so far-RUBBISH

Spring has sprung. The past couple of days, we have enjoyed all of this magnificent sunshine and dry weather. Beautiful colours and hues everywhere. Then there is the RUBBISH and the fly tipping. Sadly, as well as mother nature rewarding us with these beautiful sights, the litter louts have made their mark as well. Mattresses,

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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

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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

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Autumn Soon To Become Winter And Colder

Autumn is but a month away before the winter takes over. 21st December  the UK will officially become winter with trees bare of their foliage and vegetation dying off . The weather is now much cooler, the nights becoming longer. As the sun goes down the temperatures go down with it. We can now expect

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Halloween,Trick or Treats and Jack ‘o Lanterns

Halloween is one of America’s favourite holidays, but do you know the real story behind the tricks and treats behind Halloween. Falling in between Autumn and winter, plenty and scarcity, and life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Halloween is widely believed to originate from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain

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MOD and RCC In St George’s Barracks Partnership

The Ministry of Defence and Rutland County Council have teamed up to explore the possible options for the St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham. St George’s Barracks has been identified for disposal by the MOD in 2020/2021 as part of the November 2016 Better Defence Estate announcement. Rutland County Council and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation

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