Free Valuations with TV Antiques Expert Marc Allum - 6th & 18th Oct, 1st & 15th Nov. Bec Holmes, Jess Moore, Jacki Minor and Harry Harris The Langton Arms

Hints & Tips For December/January by David Greaves

A spot of gardening, even on the coldest and greyest of days, will lift your spirits, and warm you up!  The shorter days also make it more difficult for gardening as the daylight hours but there are still may jobs to continue with in the winter months 

Pumpkin Art Exhibition - Call for Spooky Sculptures!

Budding artists young and old have an opportunity to put their creativity to the test this Halloween, as Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant launches The Hart’s Award for Pumpkin Art 2016.

Former Headmaster Celebrated With Official Portrait

A former Headmaster of Loughborough Grammar School has returned to unveil his official portrait.  Paul Fisher joined Loughborough Grammar School in 1998 and held the position of Headmaster for 17 years. 

Digging up Rothley by Dr D A C McNeil

It was on the Saturday morning that the diggers came, en masse. For once I was early, and signing in seemed to me a very simple task.

New app set to help people in Leicester learn more about Pancreatic Cancer

A new cancer information app called ‘My Pancreas’ launched on 1 September by the Leicester General Hospital Hepato- Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Unit & Design Agency AGF Studio and will be made available for the public on Apple’s app store for iPhone and iPad. 

Two thirds of adults in the UK don’t have a Will

  Making a Will creates certainty, reduces worry and gives you the peace of mind of knowing exactly how your money, property and possessions will be dealt with after your death. However, around two thirds of adults in the UK have not made a Will.

Where Did The Tradition of Wedding Cakes Begin?

The contemporary wedding cake has grown out of several different ethnic traditions. One of the first traditions began in Ancient Rome where unsweetened barley bread was broken over the bride’s head by the groom to bring good fortune to the couple and to symbolise the grooms dominance over her.

Gardening Tips for October/November by David Greaves

During the Autumn months try to resist the temptation to spring clean - so as to give wild life some winter shelter. However do keep weeding and tidying your borders. Fallen leaves can be left to rot down, but remove any diseased material and burn the diseased matter to prevent pests if possible. 

Duke Pays Tribute to Blenheim Palace's ‘Quintessential Carer’

The Duke of Marlborough has paid tribute to his forestry foreman Nick Baimbridge after he received a Long Service Award from the Royal Forestry Society, praising him as the ‘quintessential carer’ of the Estate's woodlands and landscape. 

News from the Farm Gate by Milly Fyfe (Ed 114)

Isn’t it satisfying to cook a meal from scratch with ingredients you produced yourself? I decided that on a blustering evening I would make toad in the hole with mash potato and cauliflower to accompany along with some meaty gravy.

Free Valuations with TV Antiques Expert Marc Allum

Free Valuations with TV Antiques Expert Marc Allum - 6th & 18th Oct, 1st & 15th Nov.

  6th October & 1st November 9.30am - 3.30pm at the Falcon Hotel, Market Place, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY   18th October & 15th November 930am - 3.30pm at the Talbot Hotel, New Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EA  

Great Bowden Visual Arts Exhibition

Great Bowden Visual Arts Annual Art Exhibition Great Bowden Village Hall Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd October, 10am to 5pm.   There will be a wonderful mix of inspiring local art to delight visitors, and you can choose your favourite in the People's Choice competition. Admission free.

In the last few weeks we have managed to construct a poly tunnel in the farm garden. We purchased it online for a real bargain and it was swiftly delivered in flat pack style.

Canaves Oia Suites, one of the three properties under the Canaves Oia umbrella has announced its newest addition; the boutique Canaves Oia Spa, opening its doors this April 2016.