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Over 100 piglets stolen in Suffolk

Over 100 piglets have been stolen from a farm in Suffolk. It happened Wednesday afternoon in The Street in Cavenham.

Two witnesses reported hearing squealing piglets from a nearby farm and saw two men taking piglets from a pen and putting them into a green trailer being pulled by a 4 x 4 vehicle.

If you saw any suspicious activity in the area or have any information about this theft you are asked to contact PC Ryan Waters at Bury St Edmunds Police on 101 quoting MH/14/1399 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Nuclear test veterans campaign to secure £25m charitable fund

Nuclear test veterans are campaigning to secure a £25m pound charitable fund for them and their descendants.

Dominic Owen's father was in the RAF, and was exposed to radiation at nuclear tests in Australia in the 1950s.

Dominic, who lives in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, has serious congenital health problems, and says the fund would be a good start.

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Carswell and Farage take to the streets of Clacton

Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, and the party's new candidate for Clacton have been campaigning on the streets of the seaside town this morning.

Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell
Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell in Clacton today. Credit: ITV News/Adam Smith

Douglas Carswell will contest the seat for the eurosceptic party after defecting from the Conservatives yesterday, triggering a by-election for the constituency.

Colchester: Police release photo of three people who may be able to help with Silk Road bar assault investigation

Please contact Colchester Police on 101 if you are able to identify yourself or any of the people within the picture.
Please contact Colchester Police on 101 if you are able to identify yourself or any of the people within the picture. Credit: Essex Police

Police are looking to identify three people in a club night photograph who may be able to help with an investigation into an assault that took place inside Silk Road bar in Colchester.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, February 9, when a 19 year old local man was left with face injuries.

Please contact Colchester Police on 101 if you are able to identify yourself or any of the people within the picture. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Ukip candidate for Clacton vows to fight Carswell

Ukip's general election candidate for Clacton has vowed to fight Douglas Carswell for the party's nomination in the upcoming by-election.

Roger Lord said he would "absolutely" fight for the nomination. "I have been assured I will get a fair hearing," he told Radio 4's Today programme.

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage
Douglas Carswell, the Conservative MP who defected to UKIP, with party leader Nigel Farage. Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters

Asked whether he would step aside to make way for Mr Carswell, Mr Lord replied, "We are not a party that stands down. We don't bend, we don't break. We fight."

Mr Lord also accused Mr Carswell of jumping ship from the Conservatives because the water was "around his ankles".

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Farage warns 'prepare for more defections to Ukip'

Nigel Farage has reiterated more Conservative and Labour MPs are set to defect to Ukip following Douglas Carswell shock move from the Tories.

While on the campaign trail with Mr Carswell in Clacton this morning, Mr Farage said he expected more to jump ship if the Tory defector wins the by-election.

Mr Farage said, "Let's see what happens in this by-election, but if Douglas wins this by-election there'll be others - not just in the Conservatives but on the Labour backbenches too".

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Redwood dismisses fears of more Ukip defections

Conservative grandee John Redwood has dismissed the "so-called" eight Tory MPs allegedly considering defection to Ukip as "figments of Ukip's imagination".

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John Redwood does not believe more Tory MPs will defect to Ukip. Credit: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

"Dream on Ukip," the eurosceptic MP for Wokingham and former Wales Secretary told Radio 4's Today programme.

"I treasure the words of Mr Carswell which he was speaking yesterday. He said that we need to deliver an in-out referendum, he said it would only happen if David Cameron was prime minister," Mr Redwood said.

"He said we must do nothing to make the prospect of a referendum less likely. He was super-loyal until yesterday."

New Ukip recruit Douglas Carswell appears with Nigel Farage in Clacton

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and his new recruit Douglas Carswell are in Clacton as the pair plan a completely unexpected by-election campaign.

They are visiting the seat after Mr Carswell's bombshell decision to switch parties and quit the Commons to re-stand under the Ukip banner.

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage in Clacton
Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage in Clacton Credit: ITV Anglia

Appeal to find weapon after man slashed across back with 'machete or large butcher’s knife' in Dunstable attack

Police in Dunstable are trying to find a weapon which was used during a violent assault in the town which left a 39 year old man with serious slash wounds to his back.

The incident took place on Sunday August 17th between 1.10am and 1.40am in High Street South, Dunstable, close to Piri Pirir Original.

The victim was walking towards the town centre when he was struck from behind at least twice by the offender who was carrying a large knife.

He was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

While one man has been arrested, charged and remanded in custody for the attack, officers are still trying to locate the weapon which was used during the assault.

“This was an extremely violent attack which has left the victim with some very serious injuries and he was lucky not have suffered damage to his kidneys.

“One man has been arrested and charged with this offence and a number of people have already supplied us with witness statements but as yet we have not located the weapon that was used.

“I would urge anyone who may have found a large knife – believed to have been either a machete or large butcher’s knife – anywhere in Dunstable to get in contact with us.”

– DC Godfree, Bedfordshire Police

If you have information relating to this incident, contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111,or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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