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Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze in row of thatched cottages

Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a row of thatched cottages on a National Trust estate in Norfolk.

Crews were called to deal with the fire in Silvergate on the Blickling Estate near Alysham just after 4pm on Saturday 30th April.

Three thatched cottages were on fire but thankfully all the occupants managed to escape.

Crews remained at the scene overnight damping down.


Man found dead following flat fire

A man has been found dead after a fire at a property in Bletchley in Milton Keynes.

Emergency services were called to the fire in a single-storey flat built on to a house in Buckingham Road at about midnight on Saturday April 30th. A man in his forties was found dead at the scene.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious. An investigation by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and Thames Valley Police is already underway.


Malcolm completes month long charity bus ride!

Congratulations Malcolm! Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pensioner from Gorleston in Norfolk has completed a month long charity bus ride this afternoon.

Despite being in his 80's, Malcolm Metcalf has been hoping on and off buses since the 2nd April to raise money for the East Coast Hospice.

He's raised over £3,000 on his journey, touring more than 30 counties and using more than 60 buses.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

This afternoon he pulled into Great Yarmouth bus station to complete his charity adventure.

130 mile cycle ride from Norwich to London to raise awareness of hospital charities

A father from Norwich whose baby son was one of the youngest ever to have a life-saving heart transplant has set off on a charity bike ride today.

Ed Wood was joined by other family members on the 130 mile trip to Great Ormond Street Hospital where his son Oliver was treated five years ago.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.

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