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RAF Wittering parade through Stamford cancelled

The parade by RAF Wittering through Stamford tomorrow (Thursday, May 25) has been “postponed”. Members from the base had been expected to parade through Stamford at lunchtime to exercise the freedom of the town which was initially granted in 1961. But to

14 min. ago in Regional East
 

Rutland’s hustings cancelled after terror attack

A hustings event by political opponents contesting the Rutland and Melton seat has been cancelled after the terror attack in Manchester. The five General Election candidates were set to debate at All Saints’ Church, in Oakham, on Tuesday, May 23. They we

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional East
 

Savills of Stamford markets former home of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy

Stamford-based estate agent Savills has netted the former home of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. Cloughmore House in Melton Mowbray is now for sale through Savills for £1.25m. Designed and built in 1968 for a well-known Melton family, in recent year

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional East
 

Fantastic Beasts and Star Wars film set to feature at Burghley House Film Festival

Mythical beasts and Star Wars battles are among the cinematic treats this summer with the return of the giant screen to Burghley House in Stamford. One of the UK’s top outdoor cinemas is back from July 26 to 30, for five days and nights of movie magic, w

yesterday, 11:06 in Regional East
 

Crowds enjoy fete fun to raise village funds

Crowds enjoyed good weather to ensure a village fete was one of the best yet. Lyddington Fete was held on the village green offering a host of attractions. There was fun and games for all ages during the day. Funds raised by the event will be given to St

Sunday, 17:59 in Regional East
 

Fan brews up one of the world’s largest collections of beer trays

Many people enjoy a pint of beer but for one man it has led to a 35-year obsession with brewery items. Richard Percival has spent over quarter of a century collecting brewery trays from around the country. He fell into the hobby by accident but he has si

Saturday, 09:36 in Regional East
 

Mum thanks passers-by after crash

A mum who escaped serious injury after her car’s tyre blew out and the vehicle rolled onto its roof has thanked passers-by and emergency services which came to her aid. Sam Harvey, 44, of Burley-on-the-Hill, was travelling to Market Deeping with her son,

Saturday, 09:36 in Regional East
 

Aqua Park gears up for reopening

Back for a second year following its highly successful launch in 2016, Aqua Park Rutland is gearing up to reopen - and will be bigger and better. Aqua Park at Rutland Water will more than double in size for 2017 and will ensure it’s the UK’s biggest wate

Friday, 17:21 in Regional East
 

Improvement work is ‘killing’ town trade

Oakham High Street traders are demanding that work to improve electricity supplies in the town is speeded up because they claim the work is “killing” their businesses. Work on the £400,000 electricity project began in February and as a result a one-way t

Friday, 12:15 in Regional East
 

Dressage riders from Market Overton compete in Olympics

A talented pair of dressage riders from Market Overton will be flying the flag for the county in a national sports competition. Richard Wilson and Carolyn Shore, 46, will be heading to Sheffield in August to take part in the Special Olympics - the larges

Friday, 12:15 in Regional East
 

RAF Wittering set for parade through Stamford

People are being urged to show their support for the personnel at RAF Wittering when they parade through Stamford next week. Members from the base will be parading through Stamford town centre at lunchtime on Thursday, May 25, to exercise the freedom of

Friday, 12:15 in Regional East
 

As county councillors take their roles, focus turns to General Election

Voters in Rutland deciding on votes for General Election The snap General Election was announced several weeks ago by Prime Minister Theresa May who is fighting to maintain a “strong and stable” Tory Government as she prepares to enter Brexit negotiation

Thursday, 17:12 in Regional East
 

Woman and boy injured after car rolls over near Ryhall

A woman and a 12-year-old boy were taken to hospital after their car rolled over last night. Police were called to the road between Ryhall and Great Casterton about 5.25pm after the crash involving a Volkswagen Polo. Fire and rescue crews from Stamford a

17 May 2017 in Regional East
 

Colsterworth colleagues take on Tough Mudder

A group of fearless fund-raisers got down and dirty on Saturday to take on the Tough Mudder obstacle challenge for charity. The six colleagues from Openfield, a farming co-operative company based in Colsterworth, managed to raise just over £1,000 for the

16 May 2017 in Regional East
 

Charity horse ride in Rutland is a success

About 50 horse riders joined the first Ride for Rutland event and it is hoped it will become an annual event. The For Rutland charity organised the event took place at Exton Park on Sunday. Around 50 riders joined the event and made the most of the 11 mi

15 May 2017 in Regional East
 
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