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Weekend Picks: Hedgelaying Weekend

Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners: Sat 6th Feb (Oakham, Rutland)

Two day hedgelaying course in Oakham this weekend Credit: Frank May/DPA/PA Images

Visitors will get the chance to the ancient art of hedgelaying this weekend in Oakham.

The two day course will be run by experienced hedge layer John Shone. By the end of the course visitors will be able to lay their own section of hedge in the local Midland style. All tools will be provided.

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Weekend Picks: Winter Wildfowl Day

Winter Wildfowl Day: Sat 16th January (Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland)

Stock image of a wigeon Credit: Hinrich BÀsemann/DPA/Press Association Images

Anglian water birdwatching centre in Rutland are holding a winter wildfowl day on Saturday. Visitors will get the opportunity to see the wide variety of wildfowl at Rutland Water. In the past guests have seen American Wigeon, Scaup, Eider and Great Northern Diver breeds.

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Leicestershire Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Leicestershire Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the A1 in Rutland yesterday.

The collision happened just after 2pm on the northbound carriageway, north of the Bloody Oaks services.

A 52-year-old man, the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision involved a black Mercedes and a lorry, however the lorry driver was not injured.

A stretch of the northbound carriageway of the A1 has been closed to enable officers to conduct their enquiries at the scene.

Leicestershire Police want anyone who saw what happened or saw the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to the collision to get in touch by calling Detective Constable 1761 Pete Davies on 101.


A1 northbound near Tickencote closed

A1 Northbound near Tickencote Credit: Google Maps

Leicestershire police have said that the A1 northbound is closed due to a serious collision at Tickencote.

Delays can also also be expected going southbound despite the carriageway remaining open.

The A1 northbound between the A606 near Stamford and the B1081 near Great Casterton is the area affected.

Police are currently at the scene and a diversion is in place.

Traffic is directed off the A1 at Stamford and should follow the black circle symbol on local road signs. This will traffic via the A606 westbound-northbound to Melton Mowbray. Continue via the one-way system to remain on the A606. At the junction with the A606/A607/A6006 turn right on to the A607 and stay on this road eastbound-northbound to the A1 at Grantham.

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Weekend Picks: Bonfire and Fireworks

Lions Club Rutland Firework Display: 7th November (The New Showground, Oakham)

Fireworks show this weekend at Lions Club Rutland Credit: Allan Grey, Rutland Lions

It’s been a tradition for nearly 40 years, and this weekend the annual fireworks event is back. Two displays will be delivered on the night at the New Showground in Oakham. The first display will be for younger children with the theme ‘Reach for the Stars’ in mind. Followed by the second display suited for the whole family, with the big bangs and bright fireworks lighting up the sky to choreographed music.

Last year over 2,000 people enjoyed a spectacular firework display, and so we are delighted that Rutland Agricultural Society and Oakham Rugby Club are continuing to host our annual display at their new venue. As well as the firework display, food and refreshments will be available...”

– Michael Cropper, Lions Club President
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