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Gordon Brown elected in Rutland by-election

Conservative Gordon Brown has been elected to cover Ketton on Rutland County Council.

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Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore

Regiment gets set for move to county

Rutland is getting ready to welcome another regiment of the British Army, which will start to arrive in the county from the end of the month.

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Youngsters throw wellies to raise funds for cancer charity

Youngsters raised £382.60 with a welly wangling event for a cancer charity.

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Money matters

Building society takes on seven of its rival’s branches

A national building society is to take over seven branches in market towns which a rival lender is to leave.

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Ryhall Summer Fete 2017. Submitted.

Fete visitors learn the ropes

Visitor’s to church summer fete were able to try their hand at bell ringing.

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Roadworks

High Street East in Uppingham to close for resurfacing work

High Street East in Uppingham is to close for resurfacing for two weeks from Monday, July 31.

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Sam Kirkland lifeguard

Aqua Park lifeguard Sam chosen as team member for festival

Aqua Park Rutland is proud to announce that one of its resident lifeguards has been chosen as part of the British team for the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving.

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Firm helps after freak hail hits

Freak hail which fell on Thursday night caused so much damage that a vehicle dent removal firm has had to step in to help.

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Youngsters enjoy the Knight's School in Oakham

Youngsters learn manners at Knight School

Youngsters learned the rules of chivalry and manners as they attended a special knight’s school.

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Intercity Technolgy staff taking on The Wolf Run, from left  Rob Stanley, Siobhan Quinn, Adam Jeffery, Lisa Batty, Stewart Nicol, Jas Singh, Barnaby Allan. Submitted.

Firm raise thousands for brain tumour unit

Work colleagues of an Oakham man who died after developing a brain tumour have fundraised nearly £3,500 for the hospital which looked after him.

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Easton Garford School

Jubilant parents celebrate saving underfire school

Jubilant campaigners are celebrating after a school under threat of closure gained a reprieve.

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Dean Headley is organising the BGL Sport Bash
Photo: Lee Hellwing

Full line-up of celebrity cricketers is revealed

The clock is ticking on BGL Sports Bash which will include a 20:20 match between local cricket legends and celebrity cricketers.

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Council director made redundant after service review

A Rutland County Council director has been made redundant following a review of key services.

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Betty Edwards, centre with her presidents certificate, and committee members, from left, Lynda Bellairs, Paul Huddleston, Nick Bellairs, Anne Virgin, and Sandy Collins

Betty’s honoured for years of service

Ryhall Village Hall has honoured one of its founder committee members after she decided to step down after 44 years.

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David Hardstaff, who raised �1,500 for a hospital, and his wife Sandra Hardstaff

Charity bike ride’s £1,500 boost for hospital

A charity cyclist raised £1,500 to support a hospital’s breast cancer unit by riding 17-miles round Rutland Water.

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The official sod-cutting event at Bayleys Close and Beckworth Court in Empingham, Rutland. Pictured, from left to right, are Simon Gregory, managing director of Lindum Construction, Nick Worboys, Longhurst Groups director of development and sales, Longhurst Groups head of development, Jeff Gunthorp and John Henderson, Longhurst Group's development and new business manager. Submitted.

Work on new homes starts

Work has started on a 29-home development in Rutland on a site which formerly housed sheltered accommodation.

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Staff and pupils enjoy Ketton Primary School summer fete

Fun day’s £1,500 for school funds

A school has received a £1,500 boost after a successful summer fete.

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Battle Proms 2017
Photo: Lee Hellwing

Battle Proms at Burghley House near Stamford raises record sum for Combat Stress

More than 7,000 picnic fans and music lovers flocked to the stunning grounds of Burghley House in Stamford on Saturday for the 13th annual Battle Proms Concert, a summer celebration with sublime orchestral music and dramatic Spitfire, cannon, cavalry and firework displays.

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Harry Cowley's trip on the Flying Scotsman. Submitted.

Dream come true for Flying Scotsman fan, 6

A six-year-old train fanatic’s dream came true as he took a ride on the Flying Scotsman on Saturday when it passed through the area.

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George Robinson with mother Gill plus Russell Gay, of the Urban Edge Foundation, and Will Phelan, principal of Stamford School and a trustee of Team George

Charity golfers raise £10,500 for Team George

Charity golfers raised £10,424 to help pay for a wheelchair for a youngster paralysed in a rugby accident.

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