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Save the Tesco One: Campaign successful as bird freed

A supermarket's long-running attempt to get rid of a bird which had taken up residence in one of its stores is over.

Wildlife presenter Chris Packham today tweeted pictures to show that the Wagtail which had made the Tesco store in Great Yarmouth its home had been captured.

The store made national headlines when it confirmed reports it would have to shoot the bird after repeated attempts to trap the bird failed.

But the news sparked a social media campaign led by Mr Packham which led to Tesco working with the British Trust for Ornithology to catch the bird.

Police appeal for find good Samaritans

Police are appealing for help to find two good samaritans after a pensioner was dragged into a car and robbed in Luton.

The elderly woman, who's partially-sighted, was putting out her rubbish on Woodland Avenue on Wednesday morning when a woman called out to her. She was then grabbed and forced into the back of the car where another woman robbed her of her jewellery. She was pushed onto the pavement as the car sped-off.

Police say the pensioner was helped back home by two men and they'd like to speak to them as potential witnesses.


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Police looking at 'multiple suspects' in Thai murders

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists, but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

David Miller and Hannah Witheridgewere murdered in Thailand Credit: PA

Six days after the bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found with severe head wounds on a beach on the island of Koh Tao.

A spokesman for Royal Thai Police would not confirm that DNA from Miss Witheridge's body reportedly matched that of two Asian men.

Tributes to rugby player who died in car crash

Rugby players in Luton have been paying tribute to one of their team mates who was killed in a car crash.

Mark Davey had been driving home after last week's match when his car left the road at Wixams in Bedfordshire.

His team held a minute's applause before their game today.

Police have renewed their appeal for the driver of a second car who left the scene to come forward


World War One artefacts found in house

Police say historic First and Second World War munitions have been found at a house in Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes.

An investigation is underway at the house in Little Linford Lane and officers are in the process of establishing the exact nature and quantities of items.

Police say controlled explosions may have to take place in order to ensure the safety of munitions found at the address.

Officers visited the house following a warrant carried out by Hertfordshire Police in St Albans on Wednesday (17/9) and the seizure of items from a property in Buckingham Crescent, Bicester, which started on Thursday (18/9).

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from heritage and protected sites and has since been bailed.

An investigation is in progress in relation to the discovery of First and Second World War munitions at the property in Newport Pagnell. Experts with the relevant expertise are working together to deal with these items safely and any controlled explosions will pose no threat to the general public, who should not feel alarmed. However if anyone does feel concerned, they can speak to police by calling 101 or officers at the scene.”

– Supt Jim O’Ryan, Deputy LPA Commander for Milton Keynes

"The practice of illegal metal detecting or stealing artefacts from the ground, particularly from conflict sites relating to the First and Second World Wars, is an issue that English Heritage takes very seriously.We recognise that the majority of the metal detecting community comply with the laws and regulations relating to the discovery and recovery of objects from the land. We are prepared to take action and do what is necessary including, working alongside the police, to bring those responsible to justice.”

– Mark Harrison, National Policing and Crime Advisor for English Heritage
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Lightning strikes hospital building sparking roof fire

Lightning strikes sparked a fire in the roof of St Michael's Hospital, Rayne Road, Braintree amid storms that swept across the south east, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said.

Crews were called in after lightning struck the roof of a hospital building this morning. The lightning strike caused a fire in the roof.

On arrival the incident commander reported that there was a fire in the roof and that the entire building - which measures 16 by six metres - was completely smoke logged.

Wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets firefighters had extinguished the fire by 09:12hrs.

– Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Anglia weather: Cloudy: with patchy locally heavy rain

Today: Patchy rain, perhaps locally heavy and thundery. Conditions will slowly improve, but still with the risk of an occasional thundery shower through the afternoon. Some brighter spells are possible in the north. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F).

Tonight: Showers slowly dying out overnight with clear spells developing. Possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

Sunday: Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near coasts. Fresh feeling northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Dry on Monday with some sunshine. Feeling fresher with a chilly night. Dry with bright or sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Motorcyclist killed in collision in Luton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Luton last night.

The victim in his 20s was travelling along Hatters Way towards Dunstable when the bike collided with a red Ford Focus travelling in the opposite direction.

He was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.

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