Busy road will close for month

A section of the B668 Burley Road in Oakham is to close for four weeks starting on Monday, June 5, to allow important reconstruction work to take place.


Aqua Park is back with a splash as this year it doubles in size

One of last Summer’s biggest hits returns tomorrow with a splash.


App helps mums beat loneliness

A young mother is promoting a mobile phone app which helps to remove the isolation felt by many when babies are first born.


Cooking up healthy lessons for youngsters

Pupils have enjoyed a free breakfast as part of a school’s bid to improve wellbeing.

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Volunteers at Cottesmore Cafe Church help Blood Bikes

Generous fundraisers cooked up a record breaking £700 to help boost the work of a lifesaving charity.

Oakham Festival
Photos: Alan Walters

Oakham Festival will connect with the community

The Oakham Festival will be back for 2017 with a wide ranging programme of events to suit all ages.

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Market Overton man escapes jail after downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children

A man from Market Overton who downloaded hundreds of pornographic images of children has escaped jail.


Bomb hoax causes Stamford college evacuation

A student’s sick joke about having a bomb in her locker led to the evacuation of a further education college.

The Lodge Trust Fun Day. By Lee Hellwing.

Event gives centre cash boost

A family fun day held at a centre for adults with learning difficulties raised more than £8,000.

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RAF Wittering parade through Stamford cancelled

The parade by RAF Wittering through Stamford tomorrow (Thursday, May 25) has been “postponed”.


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.

Cloughmore House in Melton which is on the market with Savills Stamford

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.

INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Leicester restore pride in semi-final defeat

INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Leicester restore pride in semi-final defeat

There is no fairytale Premiership final for Leicester this season after they were beaten 21-20 by Wasps on Saturday by a heartbreaking late try.

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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.

Lyddington fete
Photo: Lee Hellwing

Crowds enjoy fete fun to raise village funds

Crowds enjoyed good weather to ensure a village fete was one of the best yet.

Richard Percival with his collection of nearly 1,300 brewery trays

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.

Sam Harvey getting cut free from her car by firefighters. Submitted.

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.

Aqua Park Rutland

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.

RAF Wittering

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.

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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.

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