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25th June 2017

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 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 provide


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


Prawn Jambalaya

Serves 2; Preparation 10mins; Cook 35mins. 1 tbsp rapeseed oil,  1 onion chopped,  3 celery sticks sliced,  100gms wholegrain basmati rice,  1 tsp mild chilli powder,  1 tbs ground coriander,  1/2 tsp fennel seeds,  400gm can chopped tomatoes,  1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder,  1 yellow pepper roughly chopped,  2 garlic cloves chopped,  1 tbsp fresh thyme

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Councillor Diana MacDuff Resigns

Diana MacDuff, Rutland County Councillor for Ketton, Barrowden, Tixover and Tinwell, resigned on 2nd June 2017 with immediate effect. Councillor Macduff represented her ward since the election of May 2015, and has resigned to enable her to spend more time furthering her career. Councilor Diana MacDuff grew up and was educated in Rutland, before reading


Kevin Thomas Resigns From Rutland County Council

Kevin Thomas, Liberal Democrat, has resigned as ward member for Whissendine from Rutland County Council with immediate effect. He represented Whissendine residents from March 2016, but now, due to increased work commitments, he no longer feels able to fulfil his role as a county councillor for Whissendine. He said that his work has forced him


Grey Heron Seen at Launde Abbey

Driving past Launde Abbey yesterday I was lucky enough to see a Grey Heron standing motionless at the edge of one of the ponds there. As I always have my camera with me I stopped the car as near to the grey heron as I dare without scaring it off, and took a few pictures of

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Oakham Bloomers Prepare For Summer Planting

On Sunday (21st May 2017) Oakham in Bloom Volunteers, sometimes known as Oakham Bloomers, spent their time clearing the flowerbeds and planters and the peacock in preparation for the summer planting on 4 June. Their time was spent removing dead and dying foliage and plants, clearing out any weeds and generally tidying up the area


New Collateral Production Begins Filming

Collateral, a gripping, thriller set in present day London, from pre-eminent playwright David Hare and starring Academy-Award nominee Carey Mulligan began filming at Ashwell Enterprise Park in Rutland this week. The cast will include John Simm, Nicola Walker, and Billie Piper Set over the course of four days, the four-part drama explores the spiraling repercussions

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