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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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Earthquake felt in Oakham last night

Map showing the epicenter. Credit: British Geological Survey

There was an earthquake in Oakham last night. According to the British Geological survey the epicentre of the 3.8 magnitude quake was in Oakham but the tremors were felt as far as Luton and King's Lynn.

If you felt the earthquake ITV Anglia would like to hear from you. Email: anglianews@itv.com.

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Coastal communities scoop Govt cash to the tune of almost £2 million

The pontoon for the Burnham Ferry in Essex will benefit from the money. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Government has announced almost £2 million of funding for the region's coastal communities which it says will create jobs and help develop tourism.

Suffolk Coastal District Council will get £490,000 to implement a series of projects including improve parts of the coastal path and developing food tourism. This will create more than 6 jobs and 140 indirect jobs.

The announcement was made in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

In Norfolk £497,000 goes to the North Norfolk Railway which it’s hoped will benefit 90 local businesses and create 34 jobs. Great Yarmouth Borough Council will receive £650,000 to provide business advice and training where it’s thought up to 260 jobs will be created.

Meanwhile Maldon District Council in Essex gets £292,000 to develop a coastal trail around the Dengie Peninsula as well as improving links to the RSPB’s Wallasey Island by improving the pontoon for the Burnham Ferry, creating 38 jobs.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Broads re-branded as the Broads National Park

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads will become the Broads National Park. Credit: Paul Sutcliffe

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads will be known as the Broads National Park following a landmark decision by the Broads Authority.

The authority voted by an overwhelming majority to brand the area as a National Park after 79% of people it consulted approved the proposal.

Chief Executive of the Broads Authority John Packman said he was “absolutely delighted” that the area would benefit from being clearly identified as a National Park.

Plans revealed for £325million straw-fuelled power plant in Norwich

The plant would be built on 30 acres of derelict land near the Crown Point railway depot. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans have been announced for a new eco-friendly power station in Norwich.

The £325million project, called Generation Park, would be built on 30 acres of derelict land near the Crown Point railway depot.

It would provide electricity for 88,000 homes in the city by converting straw pellets into power.

The straw would come from British farms and be transported to the site by train.

The plant would provide electricity for 88,000 homes in the city by converting straw pellets into power. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It will provide a heartbeat for a more sustainable way of generating and sustaining energy in Norwich.

The Community Energy centre will reduce Norwich's carbon footprint by 22% so this is something Norwich can be really proud of.

It's a first in the UK for Norwich"

– Prof Trevor Davies, UEA
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