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Decorative sword worth £3,000 stolen from Wimpole Hall

The sword was stolen from Wimpole Hall. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A decorative sword worth £3,000 has been stolen from Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire.

The theft happened on Sunday (August 30). The owner of the sword was conducting a blacksmith demonstration when it was stolen.

It is described as being about 38cm long with a tiger's head carved into the handle.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

The sword is worth around £3,000. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.


Woman attacked while running in Ipswich

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police

A woman in her early 20s has been assaulted while out running in Ipswich.

Police have released an artist's impression of a man wanted in connection with the attack which happened on August 26.

The woman was running on a footpath in woodland off Quilter Drive when she was struck by a man who ran up behind her.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build and with short dark hair,

Anyone with information that may help is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Lego or Barbie? Which is the best toy for girls?

A Cambridge scientist has said toys like Barbie could be holding back girls from developing an interest in science and engineering.

Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge University, wants girls to play with toys more traditionally given to boys.

What do you think? Which toy would you prefer your girl to play with?

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Watching TV could mean lower GCSE results

An extra hour of TV or computer time a day could be associated with children achieving lower grades at GCSE level, according to the University of Cambridge.

A study published today suggests that the extra time in front of a screen could mean the equivalent of two grades difference for 16 year olds.

The study also found that exercise had no effect on academic performance.

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