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High Sheriff tries bell-ringing

High Sheriff of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness tried her hand at bell ringing during a recent visit to All Saints’ Church in Oakham.

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Plan for new homes on proposed allotment site rejected by councillors

Plans to build five new detached homes on land previously earmarked for allotments have been rejected by councillors.

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Peterborough City Hospital praised for breast feeding support

Maternity staff at Peterborough City Hospital have celebrated their reaccreditation from the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative.

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Marissa Watts, of Change Agents UK, with Megan Allen from WiRE Leicestershire and Rutland

Rural business network chooses Change Agents UK as its charity of the year

A rural business network which launched last week has chosen Rutland-based charity Change Agents UK as its charity of the year.

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Singer Chloe Lorentzen, 11, at home in Stamford

Chloe, 11, helps get popstar Adele to sing on charity CD

A schoolgirl from Stamford who helped get megastar Adele on board with a charity album is now hoping to raise £10,000 for the same cause by releasing her own EP.

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Steve Ford, grandfather of Freddie Coles, is planning a 24-hour darts marathon to raise cash for The Sick Children's Trust. He is pictured with landlord of The Lord Burghley pub Tom Griffiths

Grandfather of tragic 15-month-old Freddie Coles plans fundraiser for The Sick Children’s Trust

The grandfather of a 15-month-old boy who tragically died last month is planning a 24-hour darts marathon to raise funds for a charity which helped his family.

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Rutland County Council news. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095002001

Rutland County Council taking steps to improve children’s services

Children’s services provided by Rutland County Council require improvement before they can be considered ‘good’, according to a new report.

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Casterton College Rutland celebrates a good Ofsted report
Photo: Alan Walters

Inspectors rate Casterton College as ‘good’

Casterton College Rutland has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection which highlighted the vast improvements that have been made in the last 18 months.

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Heather Chamberlain with grandson Logan and surviving dachshund Bella

Anger as much-loved pet dog is savaged and killed by pair of greyhounds

A woman and her three-year-old grandson looked on in horror as two greyhounds savagely attacked their four dogs – leaving one dead.

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HRH the Duchess of Cambridge visiting RAF WIttering to see the work of local air cadets

Duchess of Cambridge gets an insight into the role of air cadets at RAF Wittering

The Duchess of Cambridge got a glimpse of the work of the RAF Air Cadets during a visit to RAF Wittering on Tuesday morning.

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Duchess of Cambridge visits RAF Wittering

Duchess of Cambridge meets air cadets at RAF Wittering

The Duchess of Cambridge got a glimpse of the work of the RAF Air Cadets during a visit to RAF Wittering this morning (Tuesday, February 14).

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Candidates revealed for Exton ward by-election

Three people have been nominated as candidates to become the next Rutland County Councillor for Exton ward.

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A1 carriageway closed near Colsterworth after two lorries collide

The A1 is closed at Colsterworth this afternoon (Monday) following a serious collision involving two lorries.

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Casterton Collge production of High School Musical

Casterton College pupils put on a show-stopping performance

Pupils at Casterton College Rutland proved they are all in it together when they put on a show-stopping performance of Disney’s High School Musical last week.

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Adam Frost

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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Burghley Horse Trials. Photo by Trevor Meeks.

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials picks first official charity of the year

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials has chosen World Horse Welfare as its first official charity of the year.

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Commissioner plans to get more police officers on the beat

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lord Willy Bach’s plans to increase police visibility have been supported by the Police and Crime Panel.

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The letter which pupils sent on behalf of teacher Vicky Redshaw

Class applies for Blue Peter badge for teacher

A primary school teacher was moved to tears after learning that her class had written to the Blue Peter programme asking them to give her a badge for being an “inspiration”.

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Curtain Upp Stage School members perform

Musical safari draws big crowds to Uppingham

Uppingham’s Winter Musical Safari has been hailed as a success after entertaining crowds of people of all ages.

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One of the horses which was taken away. Photo: RSPCA

Animal ban is upheld in horse neglect case

A woman convicted of neglecting horses has had her ban on keeping animals upheld following an appeal.

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