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20th October 2017

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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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

Business

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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Minden Band Beat Retreat in Oakham

Last Wednesday, 6th September, the Minden Band of the Queen’s Division Beat Retreat in the Market Place, Oakham Rutland. The band put on a spectacular display of playing and marching much to the delight of the many spectators who turned out to witness this military event. Before and after the event soldiers were holding a

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Sport

Oliver Townend Wins At Burghley

Riding Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s 10-year-old gelding Ballaghmor Class, Oliver Townend was the eventual winner of this year’s Landrover Burghley Horse Trials. This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials ended with a British 1, 2, and 3. 1st was Oliver Townsend riding Ballaghmor Class, 2nd was Piggy French riding Vanir Kamira and 3rd

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Beating Retreat in Oakham by the Minden Band

On Wednesday evening, 6th September, the Minden Band of the QUEEN’S DIVISION will be Beating Retreat in Oakham Market Place at 6.30pm. Beating Retreat has its origins from the early years of organised warfare when the beating of drums and parading of Post Guards marked the closing of the gates at the camp and the

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Rutland Showground Hosts NASC Street Rod Nationals

40 years ago the National Association of Street Clubs-NASC-actively campaigned to unite all rod and custom enthusiasts throughout the UK. The-NASC-National Association of Street Clubs was eventually founded by a group of enthusiasts in 1974 and is still going strong today. The NASC has now expanded to encompass the Street Rod, Custom, American and Drag Racing fraternities,

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Tesco to end sales of 5p carrier bags

Supermarket to stop selling ‘single-use’ bags but will offer customers ‘bags for life’ costing 10p. Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, hopes the move will cut bag sales, reducing litter and the amount of waste sent to landfill. The move starts at the end of the month following a ten week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and

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Preston, Ridlington, and Wing Annual Flower Show

The Annual Preston,Ridlington and Wing Annual Flower Show 2017 was a huge success despite the recent weather. Chairman, Mr Dave Stewardson, said the exhibits were of a very high standard in spite of the recent weather, giving the judges a very difficult task selecting the winners of each class. This year the number of exhibits

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Rutland Horticultural Society Annual Show

On Saturday 29th July the Rutland Horticultural Society held their Annual Show at the Burley Road school in Oakham, and what a high class show it was. Despite the recent weather the exhibits were of the highest standard. Despite the number of entries being slightly down from last year, there were 31 entrants in this

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Horse and Carriage Ride for Bride and Groom

 There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a young couple coming out of a church and feeling the happiness radiating from the two of them. Yesterday (Saturday 8th July) was just one of those days. The bride and groom, the wedding guests milling around the church yard and the well wishers looking over the church

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Flying Scotsman Steams Through Oakham

Last Saturday,1st July, Oakham Railway station was besieged by hundreds of rail buffs carrying cameras, tripods, video cameras, and various seating equipment, all to watch the Flying Scotsman steam through Oakham. At approximately 10.15 am they weren’t disappointed. The Flying Scotsman, this icon of rail travel could be heard coming towards the station, and then it

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