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Reservoir to host watersports festival

Scuba divers will be able to explore the shallows of Rutland Water for the first time ever as part of the National Watersports Festival this weekend.

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‘Ballooning is a way of life but I 
wouldn’t have it any other way’

A bright red hot air balloon peacefully floating across a perfect blue sky is one of the sure signs that Summer has arrived.

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Barnsdale Gardens receives silver gilt medal at Chelsea

Nick Hamilton and the Barnsdale Gardens team have won a silver-gilt medal at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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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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As London Marathon approaches, these runners are raring to go

Two people from Stamford will be pounding the streets of the capital later this month for the London Marathon in aid of causes close to their hearts.

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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.

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The Rutland Cake Company opens new cafe at Oakham Enterprise Park

“Cake is fun and I just want the people who work here and the people who come here to enjoy it.”

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Adam set to open garden school

Landscape designer and gardener Adam Frost will open his first ‘Garden School’ in March in the village of Barnack.

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Owner of the Rutland Cookery School Robin Stewart chats to Jackie Johnson at the launch party Photo: Alan Walters

Passing on joy of food is aim of Rutland Cookery School

A new cookery school has opened in Rutland offering a range of courses to give everyone a helping hand in the kitchen - from beginners to professional chefs.

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What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

For many Brits there’s nothing better than a greasy, full English but with so much to include on the plate, what’s your must-have ingredient?

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Visitors to last years food festival

Festivals return to Meadows

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.

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From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Visit Burghley House again and again with new added-value ticket

Regular visitors to Burghley House near Stamford will be able to take advantage of a new added-value ticket for 2017 - offering free return visits throughout the same year.

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Big crowds turnout for popular New Year hunt meets

Large crowds lined the streets to watch traditional New Year hunts which took place in Wansford and Melton on Monday.

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Big turnout at Melton New Year hunt meet

More than 50 riders took part in the traditional New Year hunt meet in Melton on Monday.

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Drivers back blanket ban on mobiles

Drivers back blanket ban on mobiles

Two-thirds of motorists think the Government should introduce technology to disabled mobile phones in cars, according to new research.

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Lazy internet users losing millions by not switching broadband

‘Lazy’ internet users losing millions by not switching broadband

Millions of lazy Brits are losing a fortune on broadband bills - because they can’t be bothered to switch providers, a new report reveals.

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Rural Roots veg box scheme is proving a success this Christmas

A Christmas dinner box scheme is delivering local produce to doorsteps across Rutland this festive season.

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