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  • Winter Wonderland

    6th November 2021

    Those clever little elves have been beavering away again at family-run Gates Garden Centre on the edge of Rutland, setting up a magical wonderland to delight one and all. Clare Rudd-Jones went along to get into the Christmas spirit…

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  • Local fashion

    6th November 2021

    It’s going to be a treat to get dressed up this year and party! Sally Stillingfleet has found full-length dresses, fun mini dresses and sparkly separates to mix and match from our local boutiques

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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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  • This walk has just about everything – an ancient village, a thriving town centre packed full of history, a delightful town park and a canal. You will feel you know a great deal more about Market Harborough once you have done this walk, whether you have lived in the town for years or you are just visiting for the day, writes Nicholas Rudd-Jones

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  • Delightful dahlias

    3rd August 2021

    For an injection of late-summer colour in the garden, you really can’t beat a dahlia. They come in all shapes and sizes, from pom pom to dinner plate, and are no longer written off as granny’s favourite. We love them…

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