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A1 northbound near Tickencote closed

A1 Northbound near Tickencote Credit: Google Maps

Leicestershire police have said that the A1 northbound is closed due to a serious collision at Tickencote.

Delays can also also be expected going southbound despite the carriageway remaining open.

The A1 northbound between the A606 near Stamford and the B1081 near Great Casterton is the area affected.

Police are currently at the scene and a diversion is in place.

Traffic is directed off the A1 at Stamford and should follow the black circle symbol on local road signs. This will traffic via the A606 westbound-northbound to Melton Mowbray. Continue via the one-way system to remain on the A606. At the junction with the A606/A607/A6006 turn right on to the A607 and stay on this road eastbound-northbound to the A1 at Grantham.

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Weekend Picks: Bonfire and Fireworks

Lions Club Rutland Firework Display: 7th November (The New Showground, Oakham)

Fireworks show this weekend at Lions Club Rutland Credit: Allan Grey, Rutland Lions

It’s been a tradition for nearly 40 years, and this weekend the annual fireworks event is back. Two displays will be delivered on the night at the New Showground in Oakham. The first display will be for younger children with the theme ‘Reach for the Stars’ in mind. Followed by the second display suited for the whole family, with the big bangs and bright fireworks lighting up the sky to choreographed music.

Last year over 2,000 people enjoyed a spectacular firework display, and so we are delighted that Rutland Agricultural Society and Oakham Rugby Club are continuing to host our annual display at their new venue. As well as the firework display, food and refreshments will be available...”

– Michael Cropper, Lions Club President
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2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Northamptonshire border

The British Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Oakham, Rutland Credit: PA

People in Corby and Peterborough may have felt some tremors last night - It's down to an earthquake centred just across the Northamptonshire border in Oakham.

The British Geological Survey confirmed it recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8.

Oakham Credit: ITV Anglia

The epicentre has not yet been confirmed but the British Geological Survey has reported that it was felt at approximately 22.40 yesterday evening.

It is the second time this year that tremors have been felt in Rutland. In January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded in the county.

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Weekend Picks: Rutland Food & Drink Festival

Rutland Food & Drink Festival Credit: Anglian Water

Rutland Food & Drink Festival: 12th September (Rutland Water)

This Saturday Rutland Day will celebrate the great food and culture in and around Rutland. Organisers say there will be a range of premier produce from local producers.

Guests can sample some thirst quenching cordials, try award winning bread, and treat yourself to something sweet. There will also be a line-up of live music on stage, and there’s plenty of entertainment for children.

See more: http://www.discover-rutland.co.uk

“Discover Rutland Day celebrates food, culture and sport. Enjoy produce from local producers, and indulge in tasting a great array of food available in the food marquee.

Throughout the day, there will be culinary demonstrations from top chefs such as Sean Hope from the Olive Branch and compered by well-known chef Brian Baker, from the Marquess of Exeter.

It’s a great foodie day out and there’s something for all the family!”

– Sarah Beresford, Tourism and Discover Rutland Event Organiser

Police search for 27-year-old man last seen in Corby

Can you help the police locate missing man Tom Roe? Credit: Leicestershire Police

Tom Roe, 27-years-old from Uppingham in Rutland, has been reported missing by his family.

He was last seen in Corby, Northamptonshire at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21st July and was reported missing by a family member the next day.

Tom is described as white, about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build. He is clean shaven and has short brown hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white shirt, possibly checked or striped and a blue light weight waterproof jacket.

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