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Rutland Water is nation's favourite nature reserve

Fishing on Rutland Water Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Rutland Water has been voted the nation's favourite nature reserve by a countryside and wildlife magazine.

More than 25,000 people took part in Landlove magazine's survey, which aimed to find the UK's favourite beauty spots, from gardens to stately homes.

Rutland Water came out on top in the nature reserve category, with the National Trust's Farne Islands coming in second.

Policing facts from Leicestershire officers

Policing facts from Leicestershire Police Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Policing facts from Leicestershire Police:

  • Less than one per cent of offenders commit 10 per cent of all crime
  • 10 per cent of offenders commit 40 per cent of all crime
  • Within just 13 places and 10 square miles - which amounts to only 1 per cent of the force's geographic area - there is:
  • 35 per cent of all anti-social behaviour
  • 28 per cent of all public safety incidents
  • 27 per cent of troubled families
  • 36 per cent of all crime
  • 60 per cent of top offenders


Earthquake felt across the East Midlands

The British Geological Survey says it is looking into reports of a possible Earthquake in the Leicestershire and Rutland area.

Meanwhile the tremors were felt in Grantham and Kettering.

Police name Christmas Day collision fatalities

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Police have named two people who died after a fatal collision on Christmas Day in Leicestershire.

Mark Price who was 51 and from Rothley and Lynda Anne Wade, who was 48 and from Melton Mowbray died in the collision. It happened at around 8.50am on the A606 Oakham Road in Cold Overton near Langham. A Ford C-Max and a Toyota Auris were involved.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.


Two dead in Christmas Day collision

Two people have died after a collision in Rutland. It happened on Christmas Day at around 8.50am on the A606 Oakham Road in Cold Overton. Police say a Ford C-Max and a Toyota Auris were involved.

A 51-year old man who was driving the Toyota and a 48-year-old woman who was driving the Ford were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers from Leicestershire Police are appealing for witnesses.

Appeal launched following death of teenage girls in crash

A witness appeal has been launched following the deaths of two teenage girls in a crash with a bus.

A witness appeals has been launched following the teenager's deaths Credit: Instagram

A blue Peugeot 206 was involved in the accident with a single decker bus at 1.25pm on Friday on Empingham Lane near Tickencote.

Anna and Anastasia, who were both boarders at Oakham School, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police appeal for witness of fatal Rutland road crash

Police are appealing for witness after two teenage girls died when their car crashed into a bus in Rutland.

The crash happened at 1.25pm yesterday lunchtime on Empingham Lane near Tickencote, and involved a blue Peugeot 206 and a single decker bus.

The 17 and an 18-year-olds were both pronounced dead at the scene. ITV News Central understands they were both boarding students at private Oakham School.

The driver and eight passengers in the bus received superficial injuries.

Officers from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Detective Constable Pete Davies said:

“The car was travelling along Empingham Lane towards Empingham and the bus was travelling in the opposite direction towards Tickencote when the collision occurred.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to contact us."

– Detective Constable Pete Davies

Anyone with information is asked to call police on the 101 number.

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