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Casterton College Rutland will not open sixth form in September

Casterton College Rutland has announced that it will not open a sixth form building in September. The school, which is closing the campus of Rutland County College in Barleythorpe in August, had previously announced that it would move its sixth form faci

today, 14:35 in Regional East
 

New glamping site in Greetham takes the stress out of camping

A new ‘glamping’ site aimed at those who want a taste of the great outdoors without waving goodbye to all of life’s little luxuries is preparing to welcome its first guests. In The Stix, based on a picturesque 30-acre farm in Greetham, Rutland, is due to

yesterday, 10:24 in Regional East
 

Council looking to improve town

Rutland County Council is in the early stages of looking at possible options to improve Oakham Town Centre. A project to improve the centre of Rutland’s county town has been the subject of discussion since the opening of Oakham bypass in 2007. Before the

Saturday, 17:03 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire County Council could end its Local Government Association membership

Lincolnshire County Council could be one of the only councils in England and Wales to not be a member of the Local Government Association if a proposal goes ahead. A report prepared by council leader Martin Hill (Con) recommends that the council withdraw

Saturday, 09:57 in Regional East
 

Langham couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

A couple who left the hustle and bustle of Birmingham to retire in Rutland are about to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Derek and Dorothy Robinson, who moved to Lodge Park, Langham, in 2004, were married on March 30, 1957 at St James’ Church

Saturday, 09:14 in Regional East
 

Uffington man’s call for women to be aware of ovarian cancer

A bereaved husband has put out an appeal to women to visit their GP if they display any symptoms of ovarian cancer after the devastating illness claimed the life of his wife. Angie Morgan, who was a property conveyancer at Stamford law firm, Chattertons

Friday, 11:08 in Regional East
 

Roosting pigeons leave St Mary’s Church in Stamford with £30,000 bill for huge clean-up operation

Steeplejacks and specialist cleaners have been called in to clear a huge amount of waste left in a historic Stamford church by roosting pigeons. On Monday, a major operation to clean the tower and spire at St Mary’s Church got underway. The work is expec

Friday, 08:31 in Regional East
 

Author Bill Bryson names St Andrew’s Church in Whissendine as one of his favourites

Best-selling author Bill Bryson has named a Rutland church as one of his favourite churches. The renowned book writer included St Andrew in Whissendine in his 14 favourite churches for new church tourism website, ‘ExploreChurches’. The talented writer of

Friday, 07:28 in Regional East
 

Rutland MP’s vow in wake of terror incident: ‘We will be defiant, we will carry on’

Rutland MP Alan Duncan has said tonight that ‘nothing will stop us’ following a terrorist incident in London that left four dead. Speaking minutes after arriving home following an emergency Cobra meeting called by Prime Minister Theresa May, Sir Alan sai

Wednesday, 21:53 in Regional East
 

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan caught up in London attack

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan was among MPs on lockdown today (Wednesday, March 22) after a suspected terrorist incident in London. Three people, including a police officer, are confirmed to have died and dozens more injured after an assailant drove into pe

Wednesday, 21:10 in Regional East
 

Former Stamfordian Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books, dies

Former Stamfordian and author of the Inspector Morse series Colin Dexter has died today (Tuesday, March 21) aged 86. His publisher said in a statement: “With immense sadness, MacMillan announces the death of Colin Dexter who died peacefully at his home i

Tuesday, 16:58 in Regional East
 

Three old bottles found in Stoney Ford Brew Company’s quest

A micro-brewery which appealed for old bottles of beer with the aim of reactivating yeast strains has had three bottles donated. Stoney Ford Brew Company, which is based in Ryhall, appealed via the Mercury in January and the co-owners Tim Nicol and Simon

Tuesday, 06:51 in Regional East
 

Stamford named second best place to live in UK in Sunday Times readers’ poll

It may not come as much of a surprise to many that live in the town but Stamford has been voted the second best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times readers. Stamford was voted Best Place to Live in the UK in the Sunday Time’s annual list in 2013

20 March 2017 in Regional East
 

Plan for business centre on site of Rutland County College site

Rutland County Council has confirmed plans to convert a sixth-form centre into a brand new business centre for Rutland named in honour of former council leader Terry King. The council has been considering options for the future of the Rutland County Coll

20 March 2017 in Regional East
 

Rising star Ollie aims for glory at Winter Olympics

Talented young snowboarder Ollie Wilson is aiming for glory at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The 11-year-old from Stamford only took up the sport two years ago but is already showing real potential. Parents Phill, 49, and Julie, 47, take him to th

20 March 2017 in Regional East
 
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