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Majestic trees set for the axe

The skyline of a picturesque Rutland village will lose two of its distinct landmarks after planning officers approved the felling of two giant cedar trees.

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Canal upgrade after £10K grant

Oakham Canal, which runs between Oakham and Melton Mowbray, has benefitted from significant fishery and infrastructure improvements thanks to local business Mick George Ltd, which donated £10,705 to the cause.

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Wayne Gaines, bar manager at Grainstore Brewery Tap in Oakham

Trailblazing Oakham pub introduces eco-straws

An Oakham pub has ditched traditional plastic straws in favour of biodegradable alternatives in a bid to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill.

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SES head of grounds Bob  Carder and facilities manager Barry Hancock lend a helping hand

‘Beast from the East’ causes chaos across Mercury Country

The so-called Beast from the East arrived in the area this week bringing with it school closures and road accidents, including one that claimed three lives.

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Rutland Water'Photo: Lee Hellwing

Rutland Water retains green flag

Anglian Water’s Rutland Water has retained its Green Flag status as one of the best green spaces in the country.

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Aqua Park is back with a splash as this year it doubles in size

One of last Summer’s biggest hits returns tomorrow with a splash.

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Bill Bryson shortlists Rutland Water for national award

Rutland Water has been shortlisted for the Heritage Site of the Year award for BBC Countryfile Magazine and needs visitors to cast a vote .

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New trees in Greetham

New trees line walking route in Greetham

An avenue of 50 new trees has been planted along a route popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders thanks to a £6,000 grant.

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Make sure you put bins out on time and recycle over Christmas

Waste collections will take place a day later for residents over the festive period and people are being urged to recycle.

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Sarah-Jane Fletcher at Wymondham Windmill, which she owns with husband Vincent PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-161017-120444001

Wymondham Windmill gets £70,000 boost for renovations and a new heritage project

Owners of a 200-year-old stone windmill are celebrating after receiving grants of more than £70,000 to help conserve the building and provide a heritage visitor centre.

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Schools can apply for free trees

Schools can apply for free trees

Schools are being offered a new chance to green-up their grounds and make outdoor learning fun with free trees.

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Ian McGlynn took this photo of the capybara in Empingham EMN-160928-095852001

Mystery of giant rodent ‘bigger than a labrador’ living in Empingham is solved, as estate agent reveals he is the owner

A giant rodent spotted living by a stream in Empingham belongs to a local estate agent, we can reveal.

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A black panther

Cyclists report sighting of the Rutland panther

A pair of cyclists believe they spotted the elusive Rutland panther while out for a ride yesterday evening.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Richard Jeffs took this photo of a nightjar in Uppingham EMN-160709-110728001

Nightjar spotted in Rutland for first time in two years

A wildlife enthusiast has made the first recorded sighting of a nightjar in Rutland in two years.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Birdfair 2016 raises £350,000 for conservation projects

The organisers of Rutland’s hugely popular Birdfair event are celebrating another record year which has seen around £350,000 raised for conservation projects.

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GALLERY: Thousands attend Birdfair 2016 at Rutland Water

Thousands of people have been attending Birdfair 2016 in Egleton, Rutland, this weekend.

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Visitors at last year's Birdfair event 'PHOTO: David Lowndes

Crowds set to flock to this year’s Birdfair

Thousands of people are once again expected to flock to Birdfair 2016, which starts today (Friday, August 19) and runs until Sunday (August 21) at Egleton.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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