OAKHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH HELPED BY TESCO - the community team organised Afternoon Tea and Bingo yesterday, and raised nearly £200. Originally the plan was to raise money for painting, on a closer look the Hall and Church, which dates back to the 1800s is is need of restoration, and more fundraising is planned. You can help them by popping in on Wednesday mornings from 10am for coffee or lunch from 12pm for just £3.
FRIDGE OR NOT - remember we talked about Ketchup being sold in a fridge at the supermarket just because half their customers put theirs in it once opened, well new research says because there's less salt in than their used to be, it's now advisable to keep it chilled. Eggs are now best in the fridge due to concerns over salmonella (even though it's low and naturally occurs in eggs), bananas and avocados are best in the fruit bowl, but berries, grapes and apples should be in the fridge as they keep crisp, tomatoes on the other hand get tough skins when chilled. Bread can keep longer in the fridge, but tastes more stale quicker, best to freeze it and defrost what you need. Butter's best kept out of the fridge but even hard cheese should be refridgerated.
MEN'S FOR RUTLAND SALE - Trish Ruddle came on this morning to talk about the men's sale, now in it's third year, at 33 Pillings Road Oakham 5pm-8pm Friday and Saturday 9am-1pm. It's free to go and browse the dinner suits, morning suits, general clothes and huge collection of ties. The main sale at Barnsdale Lodge is on Friday night 3rd March (still some tickets available - call Trish Ruddle 01572 724400) and Saturday 4th March from 8.30am-1pm where it'll cost £5 and stock is half price. There have been similar sales every year in Rutland for the past 50 years, this one regularly raises thousands - For Rutland funds two non medical advisors at Citizens Advice in Oakham.
BRITS - tonight Izzy from Ketton gets to enjoy the show at the o2, we'll hear from her tomorrow after 8.30am
TALKING OF TV - Rutland is on Escape To The Country this afternoon, partly filmed at Barnsdale Hall.
DOWN YOUR STREET TODAY - this week it's St Mary's Road, Manton
TOMORROW - Martin Wolfie Adams and Marc Palmer talk about three darts events, all raising money for Prostate Cancer. And the Catmose Media team investigate Parkrun at Rutland Water, and hear how the Junior run on a Sunday needs another £1000 for set up costs.