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Police investigate death of butler at stately home

Burghley House was used a location in the Da Vinci Code film. Credit: Flickr / Nigel Lamb under Creative Commons

An investigation has been launched after a butler died at a stately home.

Arthur Mellar died after suffering serious injuries in an incident at Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on July 12.

A joint investigation is being carried out by Cambridgeshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive into the circumstances surrounding his death.

David Pennell, Burghley estate director, said the house would co-operate fully with the investigation.

He said: "It is with the deepest sadness that we confirm the tragic death of Arthur Mellar, a highly-valued member of the household team at Burghley, following an accident on Saturday, July 12."

'It knocked a brew over' - Rutland locals tell of 3.5 quake

Rutland locals have been taking to Twitter all morning to say how the 3.5 earthquake affected them:

Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Stuart Broad also told of his mum's cup of tea being spilled:

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Bigger 3.5 earthquake hits the Rutland area

Another earthquake measuring 3.5 has struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands, which has come 24 hours after a 3.2-magnitude hot the area.

Initial data released by the British Geological Survey (BGS) said the latest quake struck the Oakham area at around 7.50am today.

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS Website

In comments posted on the BGS Facebook page, residents in the Rutland area and neighbouring Lincolnshire claimed the latest quake was more powerful than the first.

Facebook user Dave Stevens said: "Yesterday's was a sudden loud bang. This morning's felt more like the 2008 Market Rasen quake. It really rattled the doors of my shower!"

Rutland tremors '100,000 times smaller' than Chile quake

A map from the British Geological Survey shows the point of impact. Credit: BGS

The earthquake felt in Rutland this morning was not powerful enough to have caused any significant damage, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS).

A spokesman for the organisation said earth movement measured this morning was around 100,000 times smaller than a recent 8.2 magnitude Chile earthquake.

In terms of energy release, the Rutland quake was 33-and-a-half-million times smaller.

The BGS says it has had 265 reports from members of the public who say they have felt the quake, with the furthest away coming from Wellingborough, 45 kilometres (27 miles) to the south.

Rutland quake measured 3.2 magnitude

A BGS graph shows the impact at 06:07 UTC (07:07 BST). Credit: BGS

Rutland felt a minor earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude this morning, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.

Data from BGS shows the impact centred at Oakham at 07:07 this morning, with a depth of 4 kilometres.

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Experts looking into reports of Rutland earthquake

The British Geological Survey says it is looking into reports of an 'earthquake' felt in Rutland, central England today.

Earthquake speculation as tremors felt in Rutland

Several Twitter users in central England have reported tremors akin to a small earthquake this morning.