Aqua Park is back with a splash as this year it doubles in size

One of last Summer’s biggest hits returns tomorrow with a splash.

View of Rutland Water taken at Barnsdale.
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Bill Bryson shortlists Rutland Water for national award

Rutland Water has been shortlisted for the Heritage Site of the Year award for BBC Countryfile Magazine and needs visitors to cast a vote .

New trees in Greetham

New trees line walking route in Greetham

An avenue of 50 new trees has been planted along a route popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders thanks to a £6,000 grant.


Make sure you put bins out on time and recycle over Christmas

Waste collections will take place a day later for residents over the festive period and people are being urged to recycle.

Sarah-Jane Fletcher at Wymondham Windmill, which she owns with husband Vincent PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-161017-120444001

Wymondham Windmill gets £70,000 boost for renovations and a new heritage project

Owners of a 200-year-old stone windmill are celebrating after receiving grants of more than £70,000 to help conserve the building and provide a heritage visitor centre.

Schools can apply for free trees

Schools can apply for free trees

Schools are being offered a new chance to green-up their grounds and make outdoor learning fun with free trees.

Ian McGlynn took this photo of the capybara in Empingham EMN-160928-095852001

Mystery of giant rodent ‘bigger than a labrador’ living in Empingham is solved, as estate agent reveals he is the owner

A giant rodent spotted living by a stream in Empingham belongs to a local estate agent, we can reveal.

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A black panther

Cyclists report sighting of the Rutland panther

A pair of cyclists believe they spotted the elusive Rutland panther while out for a ride yesterday evening.

Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Richard Jeffs took this photo of a nightjar in Uppingham EMN-160709-110728001

Nightjar spotted in Rutland for first time in two years

A wildlife enthusiast has made the first recorded sighting of a nightjar in Rutland in two years.

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Simon King speaks at Birdfair 2016. EMN-160819-165326009

Birdfair 2016 raises £350,000 for conservation projects

The organisers of Rutland’s hugely popular Birdfair event are celebrating another record year which has seen around £350,000 raised for conservation projects.

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GALLERY: Thousands attend Birdfair 2016 at Rutland Water

Thousands of people have been attending Birdfair 2016 in Egleton, Rutland, this weekend.

Visitors at last years Birdfair event 
PHOTO: David Lowndes

Crowds set to flock to this year’s Birdfair

Thousands of people are once again expected to flock to Birdfair 2016, which starts today (Friday, August 19) and runs until Sunday (August 21) at Egleton.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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VIDEO: Rare pink grasshopper is found in Stamford garden

A rare pink grasshopper has been spotted in a garden in Stamford.

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The Silver Y moth, like the one which landed on Cristiano Ronaldos face 1

Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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Churches get share of Government funding for roof repair work

Churches get share of Government funding for roof repair work

Four churches in our area were among dozens in the region to get a share of £2.3m of Government funding announced on Wednesday.

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Andy aims to help WaterAid charity at Glastonbury Festival

Thousands of people will make their way to Glastonbury Festival next week but one local man will be lending a hand at the toilets rather than partying.

A barn owl in flight

Barn owl chicks are set to hatch live on camera

Nature lovers are being offered the chance to see three beautiful barn owl chicks hatch live on camera.

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