29 November 2021
Gold for Round Corner

Melton Mowbray’s Round Corner Brewery has won a Gold Medal and the Ale Trophy at the International Brewing Awards for its Steeplechase Pale Ale.

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28 November 2021
The Big Walk Round

As Rutland Water prepares to celebrate its 25th Birthday, find out how the boundary tracing Rutland around trails keeps Rutland ok the walking map… https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/walk-magazine/current-issue/2021/november/winter-2021/rutland-round.aspx

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9 June 2021
Irelands’ agricultural machinery opens new depot in Rutland

Irelands Farm Machinery are opening a Rutland Depot at Tinwell on June 2nd having been awarded the Kubota, Kverneland, Simba Great Plains, Vicon and Grange Machinery franchises for Rutland and the surrounding area. Already having these machinery franchises in Lincolnshire, this expansion will allow them to help and support more customers in this area with […]

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6 June 2021
Have your say on Mental Health

Do you want to have your say about the proposals for mental health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland? We are consulting with people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland on proposals to change some of our adult mental health services. Whether you have used our services or not, we are running this workshop session […]

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26 May 2021
Where is Rutland?

Where is Rutland? A question most residents of the county have to field on a regular basis. For some reason it is a county which is not on most people’s mental map of England, whether this is because if its interrupted history, or because Rutland is landlocked, it is unclear. All we can say, as […]

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20 May 2021
Garthorpe (4) – Melton Hunt Club Preview

Melton Hunt Club Racecard and Entries now online. The penultimate race meeting of the Midlands season brings the return of spectators to Garthorpe, where the going is described as on the easy side of good for the Melton Hunt Club meeting. Public entry for this meeting is by ticket only, in order to comply with […]

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30 January 2021
Local Farm Shops shortlisted for award

Two local farm shops have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award, to be judged later this year. March House Farm Shop, in Great Dalby, and Gates Garden Centre, in Cold Overton, have been nominated as outstanding farm shops in the Midlands Area, part of a national competition sponsored by The Grocer. Both businesses have […]

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22 January 2021
Oakham and Rutland Takeaways

The venues doing takeaway food during the lockdown in Rutland. With many thanks to Jason who completed the original list to which I have added a lot more. UPDATE 31/1 to include Uppingham Takeaways and add submitted new ones to Oakham and villages. Oakham Takeaways and Food Deliveries Name Takeaway/Delivery West End Fish BarFish & […]

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20 January 2021
Healthcare professionals sought to help vaccine rollout

As new vaccination sites are set up on Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the NHS are actively seeking healthcare professionals to support the vaccine rollout. Many of the roles are for qualified and registered healthcare professionals, but the NHS page also links to a registration area for volunteers for non-clinical positions. The positions require further training […]

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8 January 2021
When will I get the vaccine in Rutland?

New guidance has been posted by Rutland Health, our local Primary Care Trust, about the vaccination programme in the county. They explain that the programme began in December but the delivery of the vaccine remains “erratic and unpredictable”. A few common questions are answered. When will I be contacted about receiving the vaccine? I have […]

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6 December 2020
Police respond to dog thefts rumours

Rumours have been circulating that there has been a spate of dog thefts in the local area, particularly in the villages around Oakham. Some stories, circulating on Facebook and by word of mouth, concern dogs which are supposed to have gone missing in the village of Somerby. A resident told me that, “three dogs have […]

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1 December 2020
When will Cottesmore tip re-open?

A lot of searches landing on Rutland Life are from people trying to find out when the Household Waste and Recycling centre at Cottesmore is going to re-open. We share your frustration! Unfortunately I’m afraid we are none the wiser as to when it will return, and in the meantime can only suggest heading to […]

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29 November 2020
New Business Directory launched

Rutland community website Rutland Life has launched a Rutland Business Directory, containing listings pages for any Rutland Business which would like to be featured. Anybody can add listings for an initial period, after which there will be cheap paid plans for inclusion, and slightly more expensive ones to have a listing featured within the directory. […]

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9 November 2020
Wisteria Hotel to offer takeaways

The Wisteria Hotel, in Oakham, is launching a takeaway Sunday Lunch offering from next weekend, 15th November. We will let them tell you about it themselves! “We are going to be launching takeaway Sunday Lunch next Sunday 15th November!!🍴 Details so far are as follows: Order over the phone or by email before 6pm on […]

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9 November 2020
Grainstore launches beer club

Oakham-based Grainstore Brewery has launched a beer club with options for weekly and monthly beer deliveries of one or more of their local ales. They offer delivery within a 15-mile radius of Oakham or members can collect from their premises. You can read more about the club on their website here: Join our Mini Cask […]

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9 November 2020
Popular Tea Room closes, and doesn’t

The popular Kavanagh’s Tea Room I to close as the proprietors move to new premises to focus more on supplying restaurants and hotels with gluten free products. In a statement on social media they said: ANNOUNCEMENT“2020 what a year so far. Kavanagh’s opened it’s doors in May 2017, we spent 3 Months refurbishing the inside […]

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6 November 2020
Oakham McDonalds open

McDonalds have opened their 24-hour restaurant on Lands End away on the eve of the second national lockdown. For many years Rutland has been infamous for being the only county in England without a McDonalds restaurant but now the global chain will be employing more than 60 local people. The opening had been slated to […]

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17 May 2020
Rutland tip to reopen

Rutland County Council have announced the reopening of at least one of the county’s civic amenity sites, or recycling centres. On its website Rutland County Council announced that, “North Luffenham HWRC will open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday), from 10.00am to 4.00pm.” The North Luffenham Household Waste Recycling Centre’s address is: Willoughby Road, Morcott, Rutland LE15 9DW. The […]

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15 May 2020
Rutland Water Parks and paths closed

As a results of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown Anglian Water have taken the unfortunate step of closing all the company’s water parks and associated public areas. They have announced on their website: We’ve sadly taken the decision to close all of our water parks to the public with immediate effect to help limit the spread […]

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24 April 2020
March House Farm Shop – Rutland Farm Shop reviewed

Melton Mowbray already has a rich foodie heritage, with its World famous pork pies and legendary blue cheeses produced by the village dairies in the Vale of Belvoir, but vying for a place in that pantheon of produce is a relatively young farm shop with a large and loyal customer base. The Belcher family have […]

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