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‘High-octane’ album launch

A rockabilly band made up of three brothers which is known for its wacky performances is set to launch its album in Stamford.

Bear Paws for Prayer dog

Christ Church’s Paws for Prayer dog Bear is spreading message of love

Christ Church in Stamford has a new and unusual member of its congregation and he’s helping to spread a message of love to the community.

Collyweston shop
Photo: Lee Hellwing

Collyweston community shop could close unless more volunteers come forward

A busy village shop faces closure unless more people come forward to help run it.


One hour free parking in Oakham

Visitors to Oakham will be able to park free for one hour in Church Street Car Park from next month.

Rutland Showground will launch outdoor cinema on Bank Holiday Monday

Rutland Showground will launch outdoor cinema on Bank Holiday Monday

A new outdoor cinema will launch at Rutland Showground on Bank Holiday Monday and it will go ahead come rain or shine.


Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council

There are calls to put the refurbishment of Oakham 
Library on hold after it was
 revealed there was a £309,000 overspend on the project.


Impressive list of items will be auctioned at Stamford event held in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

A local darts player and musician is organising a charity auction and party, which will take place next Friday, May 5, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Outgoing High Sheriff of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness hands over to 2017/18 High Sheriff Craig Mitchell
Photo: Lee Hellwing

‘Life-changing year’ for outgoing High Sheriff of Rutland

Former High Sheriff of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness has revealed she is a changed person following her “amazing” year in office.

Community news.

Oakham Baptist Church will extend to two Sunday morning services

Oakham Baptist Church has taken the bold decision to move from one Sunday morning service to two with effect from May 7, in order to make room for the growth in numbers of people 

Latest business news from the Bury Free Press

Iliffe Media buys 13 more newspapers in Kent

Iliffe Media, new owners of the Bury Free Press, have bought another set of newspapers in Kent.

Fell family

Determined Isaac, from Tallington, set to take on Rat Race at Burghley House

A determined 10-year-old boy battling leukaemia is set to take on a gruelling mud run as he bids to raise £1,000 for the charities who have supported him.

Max Barnett sits in the driving seat of an ambulance.

Grantham parents thank emergency heroes who saved three-year-old son’s life

The parents of a three-year-old boy have met the heroes who saved their son’s life after he suffered a serious fit at their home.

Fred Pawlett and son Jacob at Rutland Water

Man saved young boy from Rutland Water

A man who waded in to Rutland Water to help a child who had gone in after a football has urged others to take care near open water.

Bunny Sexton at Burghley Horse Trials

Box office open for Burghley Horse Trials

The box office for one of Britain’s most prestigious sporting events: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 opens at 8.30am today.

Oakham to Melton International CiCLE Classic 2017
Photo: Lee Hellwing

CYCLING: Dan Fleeman delivers home win in 2017 CiCLE Classic

There was a popular winner of the 13th edition of the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic as Dan Fleeman, team captain of locally based team Metaltek-Kuota, took the win in a sprint finish on Sherrard Street on Sunday.

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Alice Buzzard

Charity cycle between London and Paris

An Uppingham woman will be cycling almost 300 miles to raise cash for a charity which supports those with a condition which has blighted her family.

Rocks by Rail Easter Steam
Photos: Lee Hellwing

Record number of hunters at The Living Ironstone Museum

Easter Sunday saw the launch of the new operating season at Rocks By Rail – The Living Ironstone Museum, Rutland’s own heritage railway.

Ballot box

Weeks to go until county council elections

Only a few weeks remain before the district goes to the polls for the county council elections.

Catmose College Rising Stars

Rising Stars of Rutland Day

Some of the most able children in Year 5 at Malcolm Sargent Primary School in Stamford, Great Casterton Primary School, Empingham CE Primary School and Ryhall Primary School attended a ‘Rising Stars of Rutland Day at Casterton College Rutland.

Uppingham open gardens event
Photo: Nick Clarke Media

Sunny weather draws crowds to gardens

Unusually sunny weather helped draw crowds to see some beautiful Rutland gardens.

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