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Wet Start to October Causing Floods

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Wet Start to October Causing Floods

Since the beginning of October this year we seem to have had an immense amount of rain. Because of the heavy rains much of Rutland has experienced floods and swollen rivers. Ashwell has seen some flooding that caused problems. Langham has seen floodwater across the road causing difficulties for drivers and much more around and […]

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PARTY IN THE PARK

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PARTY IN THE PARK

On Sunday afternoon, 8th September 2019, a Party in the Park to say thank you to the military, veterans and their families was held in Cutts Close, Oakham. The event ,which was very well attended, saw plenty of stalls and military personel. There was also a brass band entertaining all comers. One of the main […]

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Morcott Wanderers vs Ashley Athletic

Morcott Wanderers vs Ashley Athletic

Last night, 6th August, Morcott Wanderers pétanque team took on Ashley Athletic pétanque team. The match was played at the Horse and Jockey piste in Manton. This is the first season that Ashley Athletic has played in the Rutland Pétanque League and a fine season they are having. Not only are they good players they […]

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In My Garden Part One

In My Garden Part One

In spite of the recent bad weather I had a look round my in back garden. I was amazed to see what was growing, helped by the rain no doubt, and the insects. I say insects guardedly because I actually only saw a bumble-bee. In fairness it was a Buff-tailed bumble-bee. These are the largest […]

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OAKHAM CANAL

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OAKHAM CANAL

Oakham Canal was opened in 1802 running from Oakham to Melton Mowbray. Now known locally as Ashwell Canal, it was never a success financially. Suffering mainly from an adequate water supply it closed just 45 years later. After being bought by the Midland Railway most of the canal was infilled. However, there are sections still […]

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RUTLAND CHARCUTIER OPENS CAFE

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RUTLAND CHARCUTIER OPENS CAFE

A local Rutland Charcutier has opened a cafe called the Hare and Hog on the Oakham Enterprise Park. Nick Brake was a former cabinet maker. He made bespoke furniture in Nottingham for 15 years. After moving to France he developed his taste for Charcuterie. Charcuterie is a way of preserving meat before the advent of […]

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Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore Open Weekend

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Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore Open Weekend

This weekend, the first May Bank Holiday of 2019, was busy for Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore’s Open Weekend. Hundreds of visitors, despite the cold weather, enjoyed many of the attractions including rides on one of the steam trains. Visitors included children with their parents many of who were rail and steam enthusiasts, and people who […]

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Market Overton CC v Oakham CC

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Market Overton CC v Oakham CC

Match between Market Overton CC and Oakham CC 2nd XI

This year has to be one of the best Easters we have had for the weather for a long, long time. Certainly it was one of the best for the start of the cricketing season when Market Overton CC took on Oakham CC at the Market Overton ground. You could be forgiven for thinking you […]

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Oakham Butchers Using More Plastic

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Oakham Butchers Using More Plastic

Why are we using more plastic

Nelsons Butchers based in Oakham, Uppingham,Stamford and Bourne have always been good butchers. There is no reason to suggest they have changed and are no longer good butchers. Here in Oakham the staff of Nelsons butchers are excellent and provide a good service. The butchers working there know their trade and are really good at […]

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ROADWORKS IN OAKHAM

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ROADWORKS IN OAKHAM

When, Oh when, are we going to be rid of all the roadworks in Oakham. Not only the roadworks but the diversions through the estates. Then there is the hold ups caused by having to wait at the temporary traffic lights. The Braunston Road roadworks that have been going on for weeks are causing traffic […]

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