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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 


Change in South Witham quarry plans welcomed by Open Spaces Society

A conservation group has welcomed changes to quarry plans that mean a much-loved footpath will be saved.

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Susan’s tasty Easter treats help hospital

Easter treats created by a former Stamford teacher have helped raise £850 for a hospital’s breast unit.

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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.

The unveiling of the Stamford Poetry Stone
Photo: Lee Hellwing

New Stamford poetry stone is unveiled at St Michael’s Churchyard

A new stone marking Stamford’s “enduring commitment” to poetry has been unveiled.

The opening ceremony for the 2015 Lincolnshire School Games. Photo by Sarah Washbourn/Chris Vaughan Photography.

South Holland schools can join carnival party at School Games

Schools in South Holland and the Deepings can get involved in a carnival at the opening ceremony of the Lincolnshire School Games.

Tesco is currently accepting applications for its Bags of Help scheme where community projects can apply for grants of �1,000, �2,000 and �4,000.  Photo supplied.

Bags of Help cash opportunities for South Holland projects

Tesco is currently accepting applications for its Bags of Help scheme where community projects in South Holland could receive grants of up to £4,000.

Bourne RugbyFIT ladies are fundraising for the Osborne Trust, The Willow Foundation and a new clubhouse with an end-of-season fundraiser at Bourne Rugby Club on Saturday, May 6, from 1.30pm.  Photo by Mark Thomas.

Three causes to benefit from rugby club fun day in Bourne

Three good causes will receive a cash boost from a family fun day organised by women rugby players in Bourne.

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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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.

Burghley Easter Egg Hunt
Photos: Lee Hellwing

Easter egg hunts draw big crowds of children

Chocolatey treats were the reward for hundreds of children who took part in Easter egg hunts across the area over the weekend.

Households are being warned about a telephone scam where callers claim that their council tax bills have been lowered.

Warning over new council tax scam bid

Households across Lincolnshire are being warned about a telephone scam in the county where callers claim that council tax bills have been lowered.

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