News from Rutland Times
A picture of healthy vegetables keeping fit and playing sport is to be seen by thousands of Tesco customers after being selected as the design for new shopping bags at the Oakham store. Polly Dudin, 10, from English Martyrs’ Catholic Voluntary Academy, W
How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey. A study of 500 dads with daughters under the age of 18 has revealed the
Both the Stamford Food and Drink Festival and Stamford Music Festival will return to the town’s Meadows this summer – following their successful debuts in 2016. Paul Kennedy, director of Market Square Group which organises the events, said he was delight
Severn Trent is investing around £1.5m in new water pipes in Oakham as part of a project that will provide a reliable water supply for the town for years to come. The company is planning to replace almost three kilometres of water pipes in the market tow
Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found. Around two-thirds of employees, and managers, said that formal reviews were time-consuming and outdated, in a survey by software firm Adobe - who themselves have ab
The presentation of the annual Built Environment Awards for new, refurbished and historic buildings in Rutland took place last week at Oakham Castle. The awards are in memory of two well-known local historians: George Phillips, who was the editor of Rutl
Former Scotland international rugby union centre Nick De Luca has been appointed as director of rugby at Uppingham School. The highly-gifted back, who was capped by his country 43 times until 2014, will retire from playing at his current club Wasps in th
A school in Rutland will reveal its plans to build a new sixth form building, which will open in September, at an open evening next week. Casterton College Rutland in Ryhall Road, Great Casterton, announced that it would not be running Year 12 classes at
A free Alzheimer’s Society course to help people caring for someone with dementia is coming to Stamford in March. The Carers Information and Support Programme offers the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual. There ar
One in 13 people have Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed. Latest statistics compiled by NHS Digital show the number of people in Lincolnshire rose from 38,686 in March 2011 to 48,413 in March 2016 which is an increase of 25.1 per cent in five yea
One Touch Football Soccer School is launching a new academy for 16 to 18-year-olds, based at Oakham United Football Club. An open trial will be held on Friday, February 17, between midday and 3pm. Those selected for the two-year course will spend 15 hour
A charity dinner and auction is being held in memory of a Stamford man who died suddenly just a few months after his 50th birthday. Richard Marsh suffered a massive heart attack after stopping for petrol on his way home from work in June 2015. Although h
The Rutland and Stamford Mercury, Rutland Times and The Local newspapers are now under the new ownership of Iliffe Media. The family-owned independent publisher completed the acquisition of 13 newspaper titles and their associated websites and editions f
Roadworks are set to start on Monday on one of the ‘busiest routes through Stamford town centre’ and will last a month. Kier is undertaking the work to install a puffin crossing across Station Road and dropped kerb crossings across St Mary’s Hill and the
Artist Tim Mann is to showcase a selection of his work in Stamford tomorrow (Thursday, January 19). Tim, 49, grew up in Stamford but now lives in King’s Lynn. He will be at the Javawocky coffee house, at 72 High Street, between 5pm and 7pm, with his exhi
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