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16th July 2018

Armed Forces Day Spectacular on Plymouth Hoe

Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to be in Plymouth, Devon where I watched the Armed Forces Day celebrations. I was visiting my youngest daughter and her husband and their two years old son. During the weekend I went down to the Hoe where I watched and admired the military celebrate Armed

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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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Costcutter Convenience Shop Now Opened

The newly refurbished Willow Stores officially became a Costcutter on Saturday 23rd September 2017. After much work and re design and money spent by the new owner Nava Maheswaran, the Costcutter store is well stocked and ready to trade. The store was officially opened by the Mayor of Oakham, Cllr Michael Hayley when he cut

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Kerry Hughes Doing Skydive For Charity

Kerry Hughes who works at Santander in Oakham is doing a skydive to raise money for charity. Despite being afraid of heights Kerry is doing her first ever parachute jump on 23rd September. She will undergo training during the day at Sibson airfield and do the jump sometime during the afternoon. Kerry, 37 years old,

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Council Approves Charges for Green Waste Bins

Rutland County Council have approved the introduction of an annual charge for green waste services coming into effect from April 2018. Approved by Cabinet in August, Rutland councillors voted in favour of introducing a charge for the collection of green waste. At last night’s Full Council meeting (11th September) an annual charge was set at

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