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  • Local fashion: ever so cosy!

    30th November 2020

    Stylist Sally Stillingfleet looks at cosy chic… a snuggly jumper, casual ‘slow’ trousers, easy pieces to wear with slippers. Perfect for the current climate!

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  • Local chefs at Christmas

    30th November 2020

    Debs Pennell caught up with a few of our local food heroes to find out what they prepare for their own Christmas table. Interestingly, not everyone plumps for the traditional turkey!

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  • Local pets: Little donkeys

    26th November 2020

    Amander Meade meets Daphne and John, pet donkeys belonging to the Ball family and two of the most popular residents of Rutland Farm Park in Oakham

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  • Top 10 winter strolls

    26th November 2020

    As the days shorten, we still want to get out for some fresh air but probably not tramp across muddy fields. Here we pick our favourite 10 strolls that can all be done within an hour or so, generally along park, forest or reservoir tracks with good surfaces, which means they are more suitable for less-able/younger walkers. Check for Covid restrictions if you plan to visit any of the cafes.

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  • This area is blessed with a flourishing group of traditional butcher shops serving up incredible beef, tasty lamb, succulent pork, delicious poultry and even the odd squirrel! Deborah Pennell visits a selection of them

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  • Amander Meade meets Albarden, a former racehorse that found his forever home with local rider and business owner, Helen Smith, who runs Albar’s Den boutique in Oakham

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