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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BLM March Through Oakham

Today, Saturday 13th June, around 100 people held a BLM march through Oakham in support of anti-racism. The walk began at the Oakham Library at 11.30 this morning and after a short while congregating there set off down the High Street to Church Street and on up to Cutts Close. The BLM march through Oakham was a peaceful affair in which people of all ages took part. At the end of the walk the supporters were encouraged to kneel on

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Mullein Moth Pupa

It’s amazing what you can find during periods of lockdown, especially in your own back garden. Rummaging round in my back garden I found a Mullein moth pupa munching away on the leaf of one of my garden plants. I must admit that I say ‘My Garden’ advisedly because I am definitely not a gardener. The garden is the domain of my partner. However, during this lockdown I have looked at the plants and this is what I saw. A

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Helen Briggs Has Announced Her Retirement Date

Helen Briggs has announced her retirement date. The Rutland County Council Chief Executive has confirmed that she will be retiring from her role in July of this year, 2020. The Chief Executive first announced she would be retiring from her post in January 2020 after serving the county for thirteen years. In March she withdrew her resignation to support Rutland until more clarity over the Coronavirus situation Councillor Oliver Hemsley, the Leader of Rutland County Council said “I am grateful

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Prime Minister has made an Announcement

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has made an announcement that non-essential retail businesses can open from the 15th June 2020. With this in mind planning is underway at Rutland County Council supporting this announcement. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has notified the council that it will receive Ā£35,627 of funding. This is to support the re-opening of the high street shops while making sure they are safe for residents and tourists to visit. Guidance has also been

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Rutland Water Visitors

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic Rutland Water visitors are being asked to stay away. There are signs to this effect all around the reservoir asking people not to come. Despite this people still turned up to the water. They parked their cars of which there was at least thirty on the side of the road and the verge. This of course was quite a dangerous thing to do being on the main A606. They were parked just after the Hambleton

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