BANDSTAND CONCERT IN CUTTS CLOSE

Bank Holiday weekend in Oakham saw hundreds of visitors to Cutts Close. They were there to enjoy the bandstand concert. An afternoon of music, picnics, ice creams, coffee and drinks. Visitors to the park were treated to some excellent music from bands such as Freudian Slippers. A four piece band playing pop and rock covers from the last 50 years. Songs that everyone knows but other bands don’t play. Based in Oakham in Rutland. The festival was organised by the

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BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY

The Annual BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY is taking place on September 8th. The ceremony will be performed by THE BRITISH ARMY BAND CATTERICK. Beating Retreat marks a centuries old tradition. When the troops ceased fighting, sheathed their arms and retreated from the battlefield and returned to their camps at sunset at the sound of Retreat. Colours and Standards and Flags lowered. The BRITISH ARMY BAND will BEAT RETREAT at 6.30pm in the Oakham Market Place. Admission is free and there will

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SOUR GRAPES FROM ANDY BURTON

Andy Burton who came second in the two horse race in the 19th August by-election is now beginning to show his true colours. His opponent, Paul Browne, won this by-election by 886 to 420 votes. He is now elected ward councillor for Oakham South along with Cllr Ian Razzell and Councillor Joanna Burrows. The defeated candidate quickly tried to blame Paul Browne’s success using his campaign of focussing on housing and planning issues. Burton also criticised his opponent of running

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