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Earthquake 'felt like freight train going through house'

Residents have taken to Twitter to describe the moment an earthquake struck an area of the East Midlands

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Epicentre of earthquake: Cottesmore in Rutland

The British Geological Survey has named Cottesmore as the epicentre of tonight's earthquake Credit: ITV News Central

Cottesmore in Rutland has been confirmed as the epicentre of an earthquake measuring 3.8 in magnitude which was felt across the East Midlands this evening.

It struck at 10:25pm and was felt in homes across Leicestershire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. There are no reports of any damage to property so far.

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British Geological Survey data shows earth tremor

ITV News reporter James Webster has tweeted an image from the British Geological Survey showing the data of tonight's earthquake felt across the East Midlands.

The image above is taken from the monitoring station based at Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.

The US Geological survey says the epicentre was in Cottesmore in Rutland and happened at 22:25 GMT.


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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.

Village to mark 25 years since Kegworth air disaster

The village of Kegworth in Leicestershire will be marking the 25th anniversary of a notorious air disaster that claimed 47 lives later today.

The wreckage of the British Midland Boeing 737 on the edge of the M1 Credit: PA/PA Wire

A British Midland jet bound for East Midlands Airport crashed into the embankment of the M1 motorway as it attempted to make an emergency landing.

More than 70 of the 118 people on board sustained injuries and the tragedy led to great improvements in passenger safety.

Relatives of the the victims will leave wreaths at a memorial in the village cemetery at Kegworth.

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Hundreds of pounds donated to Lexi funeral fund

Almost £500 has been donated towards helping pay for a funeral for four-year-old Lexi Branson, who was killed in a dog attack earlier this week.

A campaign page set up on Facebook, called Lexi Fund, is appealing for donations towards the cost of a funeral for the youngster - and so far, a total of just over £473 has been pledged via PayPal.

Lexi Branson, aged four, was killed by the family bulldog Credit: ITV News Central

Lexi was attacked by the family's bulldog, Mulan, at her home in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, on Tuesday and died in hospital that afternoon.

The organisers behind the page are also searching for free gifts to be auctioned off in the hope of raising more cash for the cause.

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