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Candidates set to stand in Whissendine and Ketton by-elections unveiled

Candidates have been nominated for the Whissendine and Ketton by-elections, to be held on July 20. By-elections are taking place following the resignations of Coun Kevin Thomas (Lib Dem) and Coun Diana MacDuff (Con), who represented Whissendine and Ketto

today, 16:02 in Regional East

Fears for village if school closes

A campaigner fighting to save a village school fears other facilities will leave the area if it closes. Councillor Chris Close is part of a group seeking to save Easton Garford Primary School. There are concerns over the school in Easton-on-the-Hill, Nor

yesterday, 17:10 in Regional East

Chief executive to drive ‘new era’ for council

South Kesteven District Council has appointed a new chief executive to help drive what it describes as a ‘new era’ for the council. Aidan Rave joined the authority on Friday last week after his appointment was ratified at a full council meeting the previ

yesterday, 12:30 in Regional East

All systems go for next week’s Oakham Festival

The ever popular Oakham Festival will be making a return next week - and this time it is aiming to connect with the community and encourage audience participation. This year the festival, which takes place between Wednesday and Sunday, is focusing more o

yesterday, 09:31 in Regional East

Council proposes changes to service

Rutland County Council is proposing changes to the Oakham Hopper bus, taking account of passenger usage and making the service more sustainable. The Oakham Hopper currently runs from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, completing a loop of the town with stop

Sunday, 17:44 in Regional East

Stamford Festival 2017 is a big hit

Festival fever once again swept across Stamford yesterday (June 24). The popular Stamford Festival took place for the 38th time and crowds were able to enjoy a parade of floats, walking vehicles and decorated vehicles through the town centre as well as a

Sunday, 15:24 in Regional East

Family pays tribute to their Cat in a hat

A father has paid loving tribute to his daughter, who inspired a campaign that raised tens of thousands of pounds, after she died aged 38. Cat Anderson sadly died on Wednesday, June 14. She was diagnosed with an aggressive and incurable brain tumour in 2

Sunday, 09:18 in Regional East

Two by-elections to be held

Two by-elections for vacant seats on Rutland County Council are to be held next month. By-elections will take place following the resignations of Coun Kevin Thomas and Coun Diana MacDuff, who represented Whissendine and Ketton wards respectively. Both wa

Sunday, 09:18 in Regional East

Queen’s award to Lord Lieutenant

A retired medical school sub dean has received a major award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Dr Laurence Howard, 74, has been awarded a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. He has held the post of Lord Lieutenant of Rutland for the past 1

Saturday, 09:19 in Regional East

Casterton College Rutland maths department wins top award

Maths teachers at Casterton College Rutland are on cloud nine after scooping a national teaching award. The maths department was selected from thousands of nominations to win a Silver Teaching Award in The Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year ca

Friday, 15:44 in Regional East

Wellingborough man jailed for sexually abusing girl more than two decades ago

A 48-year-old man has been jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing a girl more than two decades ago. Following a three-year investigation by Northamptonshire Police, Barry Walker was yesterday (Wednesday) found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault

Thursday, 17:04 in Regional East

Police appeal after Oakham windows broken

Polioce are seeking help to trace the vandals who smashed three windows in Oakham. The damage to the ground floor windows of a property on Barleythorpe Road took place between 1.30am and 1.50am on Friday, June 16. Police would like to trace the se two pe

Thursday, 11:55 in Regional East

A47 collision update

The A47 towards Leicester from the A47/A6003 roundabout near Uppingham is now open again following a two vehicle collision this afternoon (June 21). Two people were treated at the scene following the collision and police, the ambulance service and firefi

Wednesday, 18:59 in Regional East

A47 closed following collision

The A47 towards Leicester has been closed following a collision between two vehicles afternoon (June 21). The road is closed from the A47/A6003 roundabout near Uppingham. Police, the ambulance service and firefighters are at the scene. Oakham Police have

Wednesday, 16:46 in Regional East

Pop stars of ‘80s hit stage for fans

Pop stars of the 1980s turned back the clock as they took to the stage once more. Chart toppers T’Pau, Nik Kershaw and Go West played their hits to fans at Burghley House. A large crowd gathered as part of the Icons of the 80’s event last Saturday. Track

19 June 2017 in Regional East

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