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Winter Wildfowl Day: Sat 16th January (Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland)
Anglian water birdwatching centre in Rutland are holding a winter wildfowl day on Saturday. Visitors will get the opportunity to see the wide variety of wildfowl at Rutland Water. In the past guests have seen American Wigeon, Scaup, Eider and Great Northern Diver breeds.
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.rutlandwater.org.uk
Leicestershire Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the A1 in Rutland yesterday.
The collision happened just after 2pm on the northbound carriageway, north of the Bloody Oaks services.
A 52-year-old man, the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision involved a black Mercedes and a lorry, however the lorry driver was not injured.
A stretch of the northbound carriageway of the A1 has been closed to enable officers to conduct their enquiries at the scene.
Leicestershire Police want anyone who saw what happened or saw the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to the collision to get in touch by calling Detective Constable 1761 Pete Davies on 101.
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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The A1 Great North Road in Rutland is closed northbound between Empingham Road and Bourne Road.
It's because of investigation work relating to an earlier accident between a lorry and car.
A diversion is in place via the A606 to Melton Mowbray and A607 to Grantham.
Lions Club Rutland Firework Display: 7th November (The New Showground, Oakham)
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...”
Tuesday night's earthquake in Rutland is far from the first to hit the East Midlands over the last decade.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
The British Geological Survey has confirmed it has recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 in Oakham, Rutland.Read the full story ›