Gagging Order To Be Lifted On Military Personnel

A reckoning is coming for the unpunished abuse of power in our Armed Forces Said MP for Rutland and Melton, Alicia Kearns. Today my colleague Sarah Atherton will launch a subgroup of the Defence Committee to hear evidence from women serving in the Armed Forces about their experiences of bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and rape within the Armed Forces. This is a ground-breaking moment because the Defence Secretary has rightly stepped in to lift the gagging order on serving personnel

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Oakham Seconds won against Countesthorpe

On Saturday, 22nd August, Oakham Seconds won against Countesthorpe Cricket Club Seconds. The match, a Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League Group 11 game took place at the Oakham Cricket Club ground on Brooke Road, Oakham. Countesthorpe Seconds won the toss and elected to bat. At one o’clock the first ball was bowled. Oakham then proceeded to bowl them all out for 61. Oakham Seconds replied with 65 for 1 wicket giving them the four points for the match and a

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VJ Day 75th Anniversary at Oakham Church

Today, 15th August 2020, a two minute silence was held to mark VJ Day 75th Anniversary at Oakham church. Because of the coronavirus pandemic only the Lord Lieutenant and Rutland High Sheriff took part. As the Lord Lieutenant explained, because of social distancing rules it seemed the only sensible thing to do. The two of them representing Rutland residents veterans, and serving armed forces. After a speech by Dr Furness the names of those from Oakham who perished out there,

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A Shooting in Oakham

Last night (Wednesday 5th August) Police were called to an address in Burley Way, after a shooting in Oakham. A man telephoned the police to report he had been slightly injured after he had been shot with an air gun. The Police helicopter was called to assist the officers on the ground in searching the area for the person responsible, but no one has yet been found. Enquiries into the incident are still ongoing and anyone with any information are

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What’s Happening in Oakham?

I’m confused. What’s happening in Oakham? There seems to be so many people who are trying to cause as much chaos as possible. It all seems to be the social distancing, one way system, parking, and who says what about everything to happen in our town. I’m sorry to seem naive about all of this but I just cannot work it all out. My head just will not cope with it. It all seemed to happen last week when workmen’s

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Oakham Fire Fighters take on Chief’s Challenge

In May this year Chief Fire Officer, Rick Taylor, welcomed thirteen new recruits into Leicestershire’s Fire and Rescue service. They were invited to take part in the Chief’s challenge; a physically challenging task to raise funds for two charities. The Fire Fighters Charity and Mind. Oakham,s newly recruited fire fighters took on their Chief’s Challenge this morning, (Saturday 25th July 2020). Walking 19 miles from Oakham to Leicester Central fire station meeting their compatriots from Ashby Fire station who completed

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I Love Rutland

I love Rutland, it has to be one of the best counties in the UK. I have lived here for the past thirty odd years. For the first sixteen years I lived just up the road in Leicestershire, just four miles away. I really began to appreciate what we had here in our beautiful county soon after moving here. However, thanks to the pandemic I actually realised what we have here. I began to take myself off for walks in

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Body of a Man Found in Oakham

Police were called to a property in West Road, Oakham on Monday evening (20th July) where the body of a man was found. The Ambulance were called to the body of a man found in Oakham who then notified the police. A statement from Leicestershire and Rutland police said the death of the 39 years old man is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing into the circumstances. A post mortal examination has taken place and further tests are

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Oakham Cricket Club

Last Saturday (11th July), Oakham Cricket Club held its opening game of the season. Because of the pandemic lockdown cricket couldn’t be played anywhere in the country. The easing of the lockdown rules last week finally allowed the cricket season to begin. The match between the President’s XI and the Chairman’s XI took place during the afternoon. The President’s XI finished on 143 all out after 35.4 overs. The Chairman’s XI won after finishing on 245 all out after 45

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Fear Of Coronavirus

I can’t help thinking that the fear of Coronavirus has brought us all together as a community. It has also brought out the worst of us in some regards. In particular, shopping. Shoppers accept the fact that they must queue to get into the store. That isn’t the problem. It’s when they are inside the store the problems start. I was shopping at Tesco supermarket last Friday and stood in the queue waiting to go inside the store. That wasn’t

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