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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, on 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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  • The third major show of Christopher P. Wood’s paintings is being held at Goldmark gallery in Uppingham from 19 February until 19 March 2022

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  • Dianne Pilkington

    24th January 2022

    Aren’t we due a bit of magic in our lives? Dianne Pilkington thinks so. She is starring in a brand-new production of ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ at Curve, Leicester, this month and tells Amander Meade about the production

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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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  • To universal dismay in August 2020, much-loved local broadcaster Rob Persani signed off his final breakfast show for the former Rutland Radio. When the station was sold, what must have felt like a devastating blow for Rob and his fellow broadcasters unexpectedly transformed into a new and exciting opportunity. Rob tells Amander Meade about the brand new radio station he helped to launch in March 2021: Rutland & Stamford Sound

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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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  • Local people: The good life

    29th December 2020

    New allotment holders, Rebecca Downey and family, discovered the joys of getting to grips with their plot during a year of lockdown restrictions in 2020

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  • Local people: Adam Croft

    25th October 2020

    Best-selling author Adam Croft is a great fan of Rutland and a frequent visitor. The county has provided much inspiration for his fiction, especially his latest literary success, the acclaimed thriller ‘What Lies Beneath’

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