18 May 2022
When does the Rutland Water beach reopen?

Rutland Water is owned and run by Anglian Water, who say that the beach is due to open for the 2022 season on Saturday, June 25. The 140m long beach, which is only open in the summer months, is situated at Rutland Water’s North Shore, with access from Sykes Lane Visiting the beach itself is […]

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28 January 2022
Point-to-point horse racing season at Garthorpe

Amateur horse racing is set to return to Garthorpe in February

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20 January 2022
Global Bird Fair returns to Rutland

The newly christened Global Bird Fair will now take place at Rutland Showground on the 15th, 16th and 17th July 2022.

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17 January 2022
Rutland Hall Hotel Competition

Newly refurbished Rutland Hall Hotel has posted a competition on social media. The hotel on the north shore of Rutland Water has launched a short story competition to celebrate the fact that the Rutland Water Ichthyosaur was discovered very close to the hotel, in one of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s lagoons. Entrants are invited […]

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16 January 2022
Rutland Cinema plans dealt blow

The Rutland Kino project which aims to open a cinema in Oakham’s Victoria Hall has been set back.

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10 January 2022
Stunning Ichthyosaur or sea dragon found at Rutland Water

Details of the recent discovery of an ichthyosaur, or Sea Dragon, at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve have been made public this week. The discovery was made in February 2021 and fully excavated later that summer. The nature reserve, where the ichthyosaur was found, occupies the shoreline and shallow water lagoons along 9 miles of […]

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1 January 2022
New Restaurant and Bar Manager for Rutland Hall

Newly-rebranded Rutland Hall Hotel has announced the appointment of a new Restaurant and Bar Manager, as it brings in new expertise to ensure it delivers a consistently high standard of guest experience. Rutland Hall Hotel & Spa is delighted to welcome to the team Alex-Aurel Kurani, who will assist in reinvigorating the hotel’s offering ahead […]

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27 December 2021
New Rutland music venue

There may be a new music venue coming to Rutland, if a new licensing application is granted by the council. Ashwell Garden Centre has submitted an application for a new licence which includes permission for live music from 6pm to 11pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 11pm on Sunday. In addition to […]

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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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