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Grantham residents feel earthquake 25 miles away

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS Website

An earthquake that struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands has been felt as far away as Grantham, 25 miles away.

It was just 24 hours after a slightly smaller tremor shook houses in Rutland for around 10 seconds. The latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

Scores of people in the Grantham area of Lincolnshire have taken to Facebook and Twitter to say they felt the quake, which measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Bust to commemorate Margaret Thatcher unveiled

In life she was considered a divisive politician, lauded by some, but blamed by many in our region for the demise of the mining industry.

But as the first anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death approaches, a museum in her birthplace of Grantham has seen a renewed interest in her life and legacy.

As a new exhibition on the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain opens, Helen Steel went to meet a sculptor who wants to portray the Iron Lady in a positive light:

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Celebrating Grantham's most famous son

Almost 300 years after his death, Grantham's most famous son is still recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

Plans are well underway to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Issac Newton - with the second Gravity Fields Festival to be held in at the end of September.

Hosted in his home town, this years four day event evokes a great sense of pride for his descendants:

Thatcher sculpture to be unveiled in Grantham

Bronze Margaret Thatcher sculpture

A bronze bust of Margaret Thatcher will be unveiled at museum in her home town of Grantham today.

Designed by Lisa Hawker, the figure will join an exhibition dedicated to the former Prime Minister.

A condolence book, signed by more than 3,000 people, will also be on view to the public.

Newton's descendants gather in Grantham

Now, almost 300 years after his death, Grantham's most famous son is still recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

And plans are well underway to celebrate the life and achievements of Sir Issac Newton - with the second Gravity Fields Festival to be held in at the end of September.

Hosted in his home town, this years four day event evokes a great sense of pride for his descendents.

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