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Big crowds enjoy Exton’s 31st produce and craft show

A large crowd of visitors headed to Exton to enjoy the village’s 31st produce and craft show.

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Colin Furze

Colin Furze’s underground bunker in Stamford wins category on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year on Channel 4

A Stamford man has been selected as one of the first category winners in the 2017 Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition.

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Men in Sheds project gets a cash boost

A building society has donated £4,666 to help the work of Age UK’s Men in Sheds project in Oakham.

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James Bedford

James returns to roots as Mercury sports editor

James Bedford has returned to his roots and has this week taken up the post of sports editor for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury and its sister titles the Rutland Times and the Bourne Local.

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Lieutenant colonel Jim Skelton

Soldiers march into barracks

A proud Army regiment which boasts 57 Victoria Crosses are marching into Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore.

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View of Rutland Water taken at Barnsdale.
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Wildlife stars set to thrill at Birdfair

Wildlife TV presenters will entertain visitors at the annual Birdfair at Rutland Water which starts today

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Jennifer Daw, Freya Menzies and Lydia Simms celebrate their A-level results

A-level results: Harington School students gain Cambridge and Oxford entry grades

An ecstatic student is heading to Cambridge to study veterinary medicine while her Harington School classmate is going to Oxford to study chemistry.

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Railway Station.

Train service could be axed

Train passengers will no longer be able to travel between Oakham Railway Station and London if new proposals go ahead.

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A-level results: Oakham School celebrates another set of excellent results

Oakham School is celebrating another set of excellent exam results, with an impressive 37 students having achieved straight A* or A grades.

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A-level results: Rutland County College goes out on a high

Students at Rutland County College went out on a high as the sixth form celebrated its final A-level results day today (Thursday, August 17).

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A-level results: Top results for Stamford Endowed Schools

Students at the Stamford Endowed Schools - Stamford School (boys) and Stamford High School (girls) - are again delighted with some strong A- level examination results.

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Crowds enjoy the antiques fair at Rutland County Showground

Rutland antique fair hit with crowds

Enthusiasts enjoyed browsing at an antiques fair held at Rutland County Showground.

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Braunston Flower Show. By Lee Hellwing,

Flower show attracts crowds

Villagers turned out in force at an annual flower show on Saturday which attracted 400 entrants.

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Visitors at the Great Casterton celebration event

Crowds enjoy garden party fun at church

Crowds of visitors enjoyed a celebratory garden party at a village church.

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Cathedral cycle ride

Charity bike ride raises £8,000

Margaret and Robert Miles at Hadrian’s Wall during their ride

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Andrew Brown with his grandfather's medals at the commemoration event

Visit honours family’s Great War heroes

A man followed in his military ancestor’s footsteps as he visited Passchendaele to pay tribute to those killed in the First World War battle there.

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Burghley comp

Royal faces to appear at horse trials

This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 will have a Royal flavour with Zara Phillips competing and her aunt, The Countess of Wessex, presenting the prize to the winner.

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Judges in town to look at floral displays

Judges in town to look at floral displays

Judges from Britain in Bloom cast their eyes over floral displays in Uppingham on Tuesday.

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Delays after collision between lorry carrying glass bottles and car transporter on A1 at Sibson

There are traffic delays on the A1 near Sibson following a collision between a lorry carrying glass bottles and a car transporter.

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Bats at All Saints Church, in Braunston

£4.9m project tackles bat damage to church

Surveys are being carried out at a church as part of a £4.975m pilot project to reduce the damage caused by bats.

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