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  • The end of Autumn?

    The end of Autumn?

    The clocks go back tonight, so it is certainly the end of British Summer Time – and as it is November on Monday, I count this also as the beginning of winter.  Yet the glorious sunshine and mild temperatures in Rutland today have given the lie to the date.  This morning some cheerful volunteers planted up another stretch of verge on the village High Street with daffodils ready for the Spring. Sadly (?!) I finished... Continue reading

  • A hard winter ahead for Rutland?

    A hard winter ahead for Rutland?

    If the berries in the hedgerows of Rutland are anything to go by, we’re in for another hard winter.  In my four years in the county, I have not seen brighter, or better or more berries than now adorn the thinning hedgerows.  Rosehips in particular.  And hawthorn.  As last year, the sloes hang so heavy, they bend the blackthorn branches low.  Rutland’s blackberries have also been superb this year: so many that I have been... Continue reading

  • Rutland International Airport? I don’t think so!

    While all Rutlanders are concerned about what will happen when RAF Cottesmore closes, the idea that it could become Rutland International Airport is bonkers, despite Councillor Gene Plews’ lobbying for this on East Midlands Today and in the local press. Come on folks, to start with, an international airport would be entirely out of keeping with our tiny, rural county.  And there are already more than enough airports within easy reach of Rutland holidaymakers (and... Continue reading