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Robert Thorogood in Town PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 July 2017 10:36
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Robert Thorogood, the writer and creator of BBC1’s ‘Death in Paradise’ was a very special guest speaker at the Rutland Biz Club on Friday July 28th. Robert is pictured (centre) with Biz Club President Geoffrey Pointon (on the right) and his father in law Les Breathwick (a club member) outside the club meeting venue, The Lake Isle Restaurant in Uppingham.

Robert went to Uppingham School before going on to Cambridge University, where he was President of the Cambridge Footlights. When he left, he spent many years working as an actor, writer and temporary secretary and in 2008 came up with the idea of a light hearted murder mystery show set in the Caribbean. He then spent the next few years hawking his ‘Untitled Copper in St. Lucia idea’ to production companies around London until he managed to sell it to the BBC.

Series 6 of ‘Death in Paradise’ went out earlier this year and was watched by an average of 8.5m people per episode, and the show is sold to 250+ territories worldwide. Robert is currently working on Series 7 (which will be broadcast in 2018). During his luncheon speech, Robert talked about the ways in which modern-day TV shows are funded and commissioned, and the future of the TV industry.


Business Forum Nominates Uppingham in Bloom Chair  for East Midlands Women's Awards                                    Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum - Thursday August 31st 2017
 
          Support 86 year old resident Anne Porter who is sky diving for the Dove Cottage charity
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Women's Awards PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:32
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The East Midlands is full of high-achieving women working in all sectors, yet it lacks a regional celebration or recognition of their achievements.  Women make an outstanding contribution to the region with their innovation and creativity contributing to its economic and social development.

Now the failure to acknowledge this contribution is to be recognised at an inaugural gala presentation evening of the newly created East Midlands Women's Awards. ceremony will take place on Friday 20th October 2017 at the prestigious and recently restored Falcon Hotel in Uppingham, Rutland. There are 10 categories of award which reflect activities across the social spectrum, from ambitious entrepreneurs to community champions and market town leaders.

Awards Founder Sandra Pollock is working in partnership with the Uppingham Business Forum and Uppingham First to encourage businesses and community groups to nominate candidates for the awards. Profits from the evening will go to two local charities. To make a nomination, go to www.emwawards.co.uk or contact Sandra on 07977 227872.


 
Jan Turner Says Goodbye PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:56
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Uppingham Community College staff and governors were in party mood on Friday 14th July at the Falcon Hotel celebrating the careers of a number of staff who are leaving the college at the end of this term, including the Principal, Jan Turner, who retires after 40 years in education and 10 years at UCC. Seen here with the Chair of Governors, Geoff Thompson. 

Jan started her career in Lancashire, progressing from a teacher of Drama to a Head of Performing Arts in an upper school in Leicestershire. She became Assistant, then Deputy Principal at Robert Smyth School before coming to UCC as Principal in 2007.  In her time at the college, she has established a very strong culture of respect and the high standards of conduct and behaviour are recognised by visitors to the college, both unofficial and official.  The college has produced consistently good academic results and during Jan's time in office has won Healthy School Award, International Schools Award, Eco-Schools award, the NACE Award and ArtsMark, as well as becoming an academy.   

Jan leaves the college in an excellent state for her successor to build on. Jan said "I have been privileged to work with many wonderful staff and students over the years and I will look forward to hearing about its continued success in the future"

                                              Uppingham on Show at Locality East Midlands Event  
                                           Uppingham Business Forum - Tuesday August 8th 2017
                                     Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum - Thursday August 31st 2017 
 
Annual Fete PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:01

altThe annual Uppingham Fete, Flower and Produce Show is set to take place this year on Sunday August 6th 2017. Venue is again Tod's Piece with the show  running from 1pm to 5pm and having a wide range of stalls in addition to the Show Tent and Show Ring. 

Residents are encouraged to enter produce home grown produce into the show awards. Categories include Floral, Vegetable, Salad, Home Produce, Photography, Handicrafts and Container Plants. There are also children's awards. Show enquiries  to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01572 829822.  

As usual, the event incorporates a dog show with registrations open on site from 1pm. Dog show enquiries to 07581 031764. 

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Leader Bid PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:47

Uppingham Business Forum is to submit a new bid to the European Leader Fund to help fund a virtual portal for Uppingham town centre.

The new portal is one of a number of proposals in the Uppingham Town Centre & Business  Zones Plan, the latest version of which is set to be published at the end of the month. The portal recognises the importance of a collaborative approach to high street sustainability and aims to link up the community and business sectors of the town and create a number of new jobs in the long term.

A specialist consultant is to be engaged to help prepare the bid and submit it to the recently updated Leader approval process.

   

 
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