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Santa’s sleigh route in Uppingham and Oakham

Santa’s sleigh route in Uppingham and Oakham

Santa will be joining the Lions Club of Rutland from tomorrow tonight (Wednesday December 14) for their annual Santa Sleigh routes in Uppingham and Oakham The schedule of routes is as follows: Thursday, December 14 – Uppingham Route 1: The Beeches,...

yesterday, 10:33 in Regional East
 
Festive joy is in the air in Rutland for annual events

Festive joy is in the air in Rutland for annual events

There was festive cheer in the air in Oakham and Uppingham for their annual Christmas events. Uppingham kicked things soff with its annual event on Thursday last week, which included more than 50 stalls spread out over the Market Place, High Street...

yesterday, 10:33 in Regional East
 

Stepping down but not out

Janet Christian will be remembered by her walkers for her devotion, good humour and lots else For almost 20 years she has organised the Uppingham Age UK Walking Group whilst also raising welcome funds for the charity. At one point there were around 60...

Tuesday, 18:13 in Regional East
 
Schools closed in Rutland after snowfall

Schools closed in Rutland after snowfall

A handful of schools in Rutland have closed today (Monday, December 11) after snowfall in the area yesterday. Among those to have closed are: Casterton College Rutland English Martyrs Primary, Oakham Leighfield Primary, Uppingham Oakham CE Primary St...

Monday, 08:53 in Regional East
 
Frosty start to Fatstock Show

Frosty start to Fatstock Show

The 111th Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show was held in Uppingham Market Place on Wednesday last week. Farmers from Rutland and further afield proudly showed off the best of their stock. This year saw a good number of entries including a total of 25...

Saturday, 13:16 in Regional East
 
Week left to have say on design

Week left to have say on design

Time is running out to view and comment on evolving designs for the regeneration of Oakham Town Centre. Designs and proposed surfacing materials for an improved Oakham High Street with one-way traffic flow remain on display at Oakham Library until...

Saturday, 09:17 in Regional East
 
Calendar takes a poignant look back

Calendar takes a poignant look back

A new calendar produced by Ryhall Village Hall committee not only looks forward to 2018 but also poignantly looks back. One of the striking photographs featured in the calendar shows the last ever parade of Ryhall British Legion, while another has as...

Friday, 14:43 in Regional East
 
Fundraising group set up in memory of brave Cat

Fundraising group set up in memory of brave Cat

Although Christmas is a special time of year, it can also be incredibly hard for those who are remembering a loved one that has been lost. Rab and Margo Anderson of Kettering know this only too well because their beloved eldest daughter Cat passed...

Friday, 12:00 in Regional East
 
Soldiers complete tough challenge

Soldiers complete tough challenge

Soldiers completed one the ‘toughest challenges they have ever done’ at Rutland Water yesterday (December 6). Thirty-six troops from the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, which moved to Kendrew Barracks from Cyprus in the summer, ran and walked...

Thursday, 10:54 in Regional East
 
Consultation on ward boundary changes in Rutland starts today

Consultation on ward boundary changes in Rutland starts today

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Rutland to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries. The Commission’s plans would mean one more councillor elected to the council and...

5 December 2017 in Regional East
 
Window competition

Window competition

Shops and businesses in Oakham have been invited to take part in a Christmas window display competition. The competition, organised by Oakham in Bloom, is free to enter and independent judges will be out and about during the first part of December to...

4 December 2017 in Regional East
 
‘We’re flushing away the toilet competition!’

‘We’re flushing away the toilet competition!’

Two Wetherspoon pubs have won acclaim for the quality and standards of their toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2017. The Captain Noel Newton in High Street, Oakham, and The Stamford Post in Sheep Market, Stamford, have both been awarded a platinum...

3 December 2017 in Regional East
 
Biz Club is icing on cake for Naomi

Biz Club is icing on cake for Naomi

Naomi Morgan, from Oakham, has been named the winner of an award that celebrates enterprising business people in Rutland. Judges from The Biz Club in Uppingham were impressed with Naomi’s entry The Rutland Cake Company. In 18 months, it has risen from...

3 December 2017 in Regional East
 
Star Wars spacecraft on display in Burghley Park

Star Wars spacecraft on display in Burghley Park

A Stamford inventor has created a life-size model of a TIE Silencer spacecraft from the Star Wars films - and it’s on display in Burghley Park. The replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer from the new Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is Colin...

3 December 2017 in Regional East
 
Cement firm funds purchase of defibrillator

Cement firm funds purchase of defibrillator

Hanson Cement has funded the purchase of a defibrillator for Ketton CE School. The defibrillator, which is suitable for use on children, was presented to headteacher Glenn Fraser by Stewart Jones, manager of the Ketton plant and shift manager Andy...

3 December 2017 in Regional East
 
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