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Reaction to the latest Rutland earthquake

The region is coming to terms with yet another Rutland earthquake. It's the fourth to hit the area in the past 12 months.

People have described feeling their homes rumble and thinking something was falling out of the sky.

According to the British Geological Survey, the epicentre was close to the small village of Cottesmore, near Stamford, but the tremors were felt as far afield as Corby, King's Lynn, and Luton.

ITV News Anglia reporter Sarah Cooper spent the day in one of the villages nearest the epicentre.

Click below to see the report

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Northampton woman sentenced for fraud in the US

A woman from Northampton has been sentenced in the United States for fraud today.

Paul Dunham, 59, and Sandra Dunham, 58, pleaded guilty in December last year after losing their High Court fight against extradition the previous April.

The couple admitted to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme in which they requested reimbursement from their employer for mortgage payments on time shares in Barbados, luxury bedding for their home, a dog sofa and other personal expenses, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland said.

Mr Dunham also pleaded guilty to money laundering.

According to their pleas, the defendants worked for Pace Worldwide which was located at various times in Maryland and North Carolina, and had a subsidiary in the United Kingdom named Pace Europe Ltd.

Pace produced parts for the repair and reworking of electronics for the military and others.

Mr Dunham held a number of executive positions, including president and chief operating officer. Mrs Dunham was initially hired to work for the European subsidiary in the accounts department, and eventually became the director of sales and marketing for Pace Worldwide.

The Dunhams moved from the UK to Maryland then North Carolina, and were provided with corporate credit cards.

Between 2002 and 2009, they fraudulently charged personal expenses to their corporate credit cards and submitted vouchers to Pace for reimbursement that falsely described the expenditures as business expenses, the statement said.

As a result of the lengthy scheme, one million dollars in actual losses were incurred.

The couple were flown to the US from Heathrow Airport in May. They were taken to Northampton General Hospital after taking a drug overdose the night before they were due to hand themselves in to police and in turn to US marshals.

Senior District Judge Howard Riddle at Westminster Magistrates' Court concluded that they had deliberately taken an overdose to avoid or delay extradition.

Later the couple, from Northampton, were handed over to US marshals at Heathrow by officers from the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit.

Mrs Dunham and the US government agreed that if the court accepted the plea agreement, she would be sentenced to 60 days . Today the judge accepted that. That means with the time she's already served Mrs Dunham will serve another 18 days before heading back to the UK.

Mr Dunham faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the conspiracy and money laundering. He'll be sentenced at a later date.

Paul and Sandra Dunham Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Airline back on track in time for summer schedule

Luton based airline Monarch say it's on course to return to profit this year following a rescue package of more than £100 million and hundreds of redundancies.

The carrier has reduced its fleet by eight planes to 34 and will end long-haul and charter flights this summer as it turns itself into a short-haul airline.

It was rescued last year by family investment firm Greybull Capital, who pumped £125 million into the loss-making company. The business also axed 700 jobs.

Monarch Airlines set to return to profit Credit: Press Association

Fire engine crashes in Suffolk

The fire engine that overturned in Suffolk Credit: Archant

A fire engine has overturned in Suffolk while responding to an emergency call.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the appliance was on its way to a road accident when it was involved in a collision in the Onehouse area near Stowmarket.

A spokesman said:

The fire engine that crashed near Stowmarket in Suffolk Credit: Archant

"The details of the collision are still not clear but the fire engine was responding to an emergency when the incident happened.

"We believe that no other vehicles, other than the Stowmarket fire appliance, were involved."

– Suffolk Fire and Rescue

One crew member was injured and taken to Ipswich Hospital. His condition is not thought to be serious.

The crew, from Stowmarket, was one of three dispatched to a collision between a van and a car in which a child was injured in the village of Shelland.

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