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Jamie McMahon murder trial: Jury sent out to consider its verdict

The jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the Jamie McMahon murder trial.

Mr McMahon was killed in Northampton after an evening out with friends.

He had gone to the churchyard in the middle of the town to eat a takeaway.

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Judge completes summing up in Jamie McMahon murder trial. Jury sent out to consider verdicts @itvanglia

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Jury considering counts of robbery and murder. 33-yr-old Michael Francis of St James Road, Northampton, denies the charges. @itvanglia

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Greene King "delighted" to rekindle Ipswich Town association

The Suffolk brewer Greene King has rekindled their association with Ipswich Town Football Club.
The Suffolk brewer Greene King has rekindled their association with Ipswich Town Football Club. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Suffolk brewer Greene King has rekindled their association with Ipswich Town Football Club.

A new five-year deal will see IPA become the Club's official beer and they'll sponsor the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand.

"We were shirt sponsors for a number of years. I've just walked along the corridor where they've got the shirts," Greene King managing director Chris Houlton said.

"And around half of them have got Greene King logos on them so we're absolutely delighted to be back. We had a period where we weren't together but we're back now for five years so we're absolutely delighted".

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Body found in Llanelli lakes confirmed as missing man

Richard went missing on Thursday 3rd July Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

A man recovered from Delta Lakes in Llanelli on Monday has been formally identified as 25-year-old Richard Thomas Chandler, police have confirmed.

Mr Chandler from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was working in Llanelli on a roofing contract when he went missing on Thursday.

Tributes have been paid by his family:

“He was a loving son, brother, grandson, father and partner. He was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed. We as a family would like to thank everyone for their kind support during this sad time.”

Cley helicopter crash report: "At least three geese penetrated the windscreen"

A flock of geese caused a US military helicopter to crash in Norfolk earlier this year, according to investigators.

The aircraft was on a routine training mission from RAF Lakenheath when it went down on January 7 at Cley-next-the-Sea.

The birds rendered the pilot and co-pilot unconscious.

Captains Christopher Stover and Sean Ruane and Technical Sergeant Dale Mathews were killed, along with their female colleague Staff Sergeant Afton Ponce.

"A flock of geese took flight from Cley Marshes, likely startled by the noise of the approaching helicopters, and struck the MA (helicopter).

At least three geese penetrated the windscreen, rendering the mishap pilot and mishap co-pilot unconscious, and at least one goose struck the mishap aerial gunner in the performance of special mission aviator duties, rendering the mishap aerial gunner unconscious."

– US Air Force report

Read more: Four killed in helicopter crash

Norfolk: USAF report finds that 'multiple bird strikes' caused Cley helicopter crash

The scene of helicopter crash at Cley.
The scene of helicopter crash at Cley. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A report by the US Air Force had found that "multiple bird strikes" caused an RAF Lakenheath helicopter to crash at Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk in January this year.

Four American servicemen died during the collision.

The report says the pilot and co-pilot were knocked unconscious by the bird strikes.

More details to follow

Read more: Four killed in helicopter crash

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Northampton: Egyptian government launches bid to stop statue sale

The Egyptian government has denounced Northampton Borough Council for its plans to sell an archaic Egyptian statue at Christie's this Thursday.

The Museums Association is also warning that they may have to cancel Northampton's membership if the sale goes ahead.

But the council insist the statue will be sold, and say it will pay for a much needed expansion of the town's museum.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Read more: Battle to keep statue in Northamptonshire

Tips on avoiding food waste

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Fifty per cent of food thrown in the bin hasn't been touched and often remains unopened. Rochford District Council in Essex reckons we could all save up to £200 a year by changing the way we deal with the food we buy.

Tips include checking cupboards before we shop to see what we really need to buy, making a list of what gets thrown away and adopting more effective ways to store our food.

McMahon trial jury due to consider verdict

Jamie McMahon

The jury is due to begin considering its verdict today (Wed) in the trial of a man accused of murdering Jamie McMahon in a churchyard in Northampton.

The 26-year-old was left for dead at St Giles' Church in October last year. 19-year-old Mark Lewis has already admitted robbery and murder but the jury must now decide if Michael Francis, who's 33, is also guilty. He's admitted being in the graveyard on the night but denies being part of the attack

Rail improvements pledged

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Passengers, MPs and rail bosses met at Westminster to discuss improvements to train services in the region. Complaints about cleanliness and punctuality were raised. Abellio Greater Anglia have pledged a deep-clean of rolling stock and say punctuality is improving.

They say they want a joint approach with government and rail-users to ensure our region gets the investment it deserves in the 2016 franchise round.

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