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  • Natural Structures creates beautiful buildings with a contemporary twist that are lovingly and meticulously designed and crafted to create your ideal home. Nicholas Rudd-Jones met with founder, Simon Lewington, at the company’s headquarters in Tur Langton to discuss how he achieves this

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  • Musical theatre and TV legend Paul Nicholas leads a stellar cast in a brand new production of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, opening at Curve, Leicester, in November 22. Amander Meade spoke to Paul about his role in this joyous comedy, which tells the story of a group of British retirees as they embark on a new life in India

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  • We take a look at Market Harborough artist Mikki Longley’s beautiful new painting of Aldeburgh Beach in Suffolk. You can visit Mikki at work as part of Northants Open Studios this September – read on for more details

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  • Sing for Life 2022

    27th June 2022

    Launching in September, Sing for Life will sign up 40-plus local women to take part in a 10-week pop-up singing project, working towards a live performance at The Cresset this November, supporting charity partner Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Participants will learn to sing, meet new people, perform live on stage and raise money for this much-loved local charity – what’s not to like?

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  • In February 2022, Hambleton Hall near Oakham was awarded a Michelin star for the 40th consecutive year – the longest-retained Michelin star in Britain. This is an outstanding achievement. Perhaps even more remarkable is Hambleton Hall’s unique talent for finding, developing and unleashing talent. Great Food Club’s Matt Wright tells us more…

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  • Woolroom

    21st March 2022

    These are exciting times for Rutland-based company woolroom. Recent achievements include a world exclusive product launch and Rutland’s first Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Amander Meade speaks with the firm’s Managing Director, Chris Tattersall

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  • Taylor & Tails

    21st February 2022

    Stamford firm Taylor & Tails recently launched their own range of luxury dog beds, which are ethically and sustainably produced at a highly competitive price point. Editor Clare Rudd-Jones went to meet them to find out more

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  • Stamford Radiators

    21st February 2022

    Stamford Radiators supply and install beautiful cast-iron radiators and contemporary-design radiators for your home. They take great pride in offering a personalised and detailed service, taking care of everything from home consultation to supply and installation. Nicholas Rudd-Jones went to meet the team

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  • Local food: The Blonde Beet

    24th January 2022

    ‘Stamford Green Quarter’, at 7 St Paul’s Street, is home to The Blonde Beet, Stamford’s first plant-based eaterie, which has a genuine focus on sourcing ingredients seasonally, ethically, sustainably and locally. Clare and Nicholas Rudd-Jones went along to sample the Friday night bistro menu and were hugely impressed by the whole experience

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  • Escape to The Lake Isle

    1st November 2021

    The Lake Isle truly came of age this year, reaching its 21-year milestone under the superb ownership of Richard and Janine Burton. Nicholas and Clare Rudd-Jones paid a lunchtime visit

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  • Music at Oakham School

    1st November 2021

    Clare Rudd-Jones went to meet Peter Davis, Oakham School’s Director of Music, who is now in his 17th year at the school. Under Peter’s experienced lead, the school’s exceptional musical offering is tightly interwoven with the local community – something that benefits both its pupils and the wider audience within Rutland and around

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  • Part of the parrot family, cockatiels are gentle, affectionate pets. Amander Meade visited Harry and his owner, David Howley, to find out more

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  • Mr & Mrs Clarke

    3rd August 2021

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones met Vicky Floros, who runs the Mr & Mrs Clarke estate agency in Stamford & Rutland, to discuss her very personalised approach to selling your most prized possession

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  • Bushcraft

    3rd August 2021

    If you think about bushcraft, you might envisage Ray Mears or Bear Grylls eating bugs in the jungle and wrestling desert snakes. But survival in the wild can be a lot closer to home. While you may not need the skills to endure wading in Arctic waters, Louise Goss finds out that there’s a lot that we can learn from living wild in the local woods

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  • The Chubby Castor

    21st June 2021

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones went to catch up with Chef Patron, Adebola Adeshina, at The Chubby Castor near Peterborough

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  • Guinea pigs

    21st June 2021

    Jane Evans is Vice Chair of The Welland Valley Cavy Club and offers her advice around keeping these adorable, sociable rodents as pets

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  • Stamford author Hannah Gold’s enchanting novel ‘The Last Bear’, featuring beautiful illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, was published in February this year and has created quite a buzz. Clare Rudd-Jones asked Hannah to tell us more…

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