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Winter illuminations open at Rufford Abbey

The lights have been switched on despite the weather Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

Rufford Abbey Country Park is being lit up this weekend as the Aurora Winter Illuminations are turned on. Despite the high winds earlier this week the lights are going to be on this weekend as planned.

The country park closed on Thursday afternoon while the storm was taking place but re-opened following what the Park says was an "extensive" clean-up.

Linda Hardy from Nottinghamshire County Council said: "It is a tribute to everyone here for the work they have done to ensure we have recovered from the damage caused with fallen trees and other storm debris to be able to open again this morning."