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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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2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Northamptonshire border

The British Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Oakham, Rutland Credit: PA

People in Corby and Peterborough may have felt some tremors last night - It's down to an earthquake centred just across the Northamptonshire border in Oakham.

The British Geological Survey confirmed it recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8.

Oakham Credit: ITV Anglia

The epicentre has not yet been confirmed but the British Geological Survey has reported that it was felt at approximately 22.40 yesterday evening.

It is the second time this year that tremors have been felt in Rutland. In January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded in the county.

Weekend Picks: Rutland Food & Drink Festival

Rutland Food & Drink Festival Credit: Anglian Water

Rutland Food & Drink Festival: 12th September (Rutland Water)

This Saturday Rutland Day will celebrate the great food and culture in and around Rutland. Organisers say there will be a range of premier produce from local producers.

Guests can sample some thirst quenching cordials, try award winning bread, and treat yourself to something sweet. There will also be a line-up of live music on stage, and there’s plenty of entertainment for children.

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“Discover Rutland Day celebrates food, culture and sport. Enjoy produce from local producers, and indulge in tasting a great array of food available in the food marquee.

Throughout the day, there will be culinary demonstrations from top chefs such as Sean Hope from the Olive Branch and compered by well-known chef Brian Baker, from the Marquess of Exeter.

It’s a great foodie day out and there’s something for all the family!”

– Sarah Beresford, Tourism and Discover Rutland Event Organiser


Police search for 27-year-old man last seen in Corby

Can you help the police locate missing man Tom Roe? Credit: Leicestershire Police

Tom Roe, 27-years-old from Uppingham in Rutland, has been reported missing by his family.

He was last seen in Corby, Northamptonshire at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21st July and was reported missing by a family member the next day.

Tom is described as white, about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build. He is clean shaven and has short brown hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white shirt, possibly checked or striped and a blue light weight waterproof jacket.

Sir David Attenborough opens £1.1m Rutland centre

Sir David Attenborough opening the Rutland training centre Credit: ITV News Central

A new multi-million pound volunteer training centre in Rutland has been officially unveiled by Sir David Attenborough today.

The centre cost £1.1 million Credit: Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

The centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve cost £1.1 million and will train volunteers in conservation.

Volunteers already lend more than 35,000 hours of their time supporting the reserve.

We hope that the new centre will serve as the hub of an active, supportive community in which volunteers of all ages and backgrounds can participate and make a real difference to our natural heritage, to their lives and to Rutland Water and other nature reserves in the area.

The centre will deliver an exciting and innovative range of learning opportunities, from dry-stone walling and hedge-laying, to bird ringing and wildlife recording.

– Simon Bentley, Director of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Riot in Rutland prison leaves officer injured

Police outside HMP Ashwell near Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire as specialist officers deal with a disturbance inside the prison. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A prison officer has been hurt after a riot broke out in Rutland.

The brawl involved around 60 prisoners who assaulted the officer in what is being described as a "serious incident of indiscipline", according to a Prison Service spokeswoman.

Police and fire crews were called in after small blazes were lit during the disturbance.

The officer who was assaulted was treated in hospital and discharged on Sunday night, while four prisoners were taken to hospital and two officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Order was not restored in the prison until specially-trained officers intervened.

Around 30 inmates have been transferred to other prisons.

This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and can spend significantly longer behind bars. Those suspected of being actively involved in this incident have already been moved to higher security prisons."

– A Prison Service spokeswoman
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