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Essex island opens for the weekend

The causeway leading to Northey Island Credit: National Trust

An island off the Essex coast which is owned by the National Trust is being opened to visitors this weekend

National Trust experts will explore Northey Island’s unique landscape, wildlife and archaeology, which includes the nearby site of the Battle of Maldon in 991 AD.

The two day event is free but organisers say booking is essential.

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Comic book hero spotted at Cambridgeshire stately home

The naughtiest schoolboy of them all, loved by thousands of readers, spanning generations and now making a guest appearance at a stately home in Cambridgeshire.

Dennis the Menace is probably not the type you'd think you'd bump into in your local park and even less so in a National Trust property.

The well-known comic character from The Beano has now been spotted in the grounds of Wimpole Hall near Cambridge.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Campaigners win High Court ruling to stop windfarm being built near Lyveden New Bield

Campaigners have won their case in the High Court to stop a windfarm being built close to an Elizabethan landmark in Northamptonshire.

Developers wanted to put up four wind turbines within a mile of Lyveden New Bield in Sudborough, but opponents, including English Heritage and The National Trust, argued they would spoil the landscape.


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