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Cash boost for Hertfordshire museum

Cash boost for the Hitchin museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

The British Schools Museum in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, has been given a major grant of nearly £90,000.

The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will be used to develop the museum's learning programmes.

The grant will fund the appointment of a Learning and Access Manager for the next 3 years.

"Whilst our fantastic volunteers will remain absolutely vital, we will now have an experienced and highly-qualified museum professional to lead and develop our provision of learning activities and engage with a wider range of audiences."

Spokesperson, British Schools Museum

The manager will also work to improve links between the museum and the local community.



Stephen Fry voted nation's ideal holiday companion

Stephen Fry has been named as the nation's ideal holiday companion.

The broadcaster and writer beat off competition from David Beckham, Kelly Brook and Keith Lemon to claim the top spot in the poll for the Radio Times.

Stephen Fry has been named as the nation's ideal holiday companion. Credit: PA Wire

Second place in the search for a perfect getaway friend went to David Beckham, with Michael Palin - who will soon rejoin Monty Python for a series of shows to be staged in 2014 - in third with David Attenborough placed in ninth position.

Jade Bremner, Radio Times travel editor, said: "I'm not surprised at all, Stephen Fry is a born traveller and would charm the pants off anyone you'd meet on your trip.

"The last thing you want when you're travelling is to be stuck with someone who can't laugh when things, often inevitably, go wrong."


Northampton woman's sarcastic message to burglars who broke into her home

by Elodie Harper

Many people who have been burgled would like to give the criminals a piece of their mind.

That's exactly what one woman from Northampton has done, after her home was broken into this weekend.

But Kate Barrett's message isn't what you'd expect - she's left the burglars a sarcastic 'thank you' note.

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

Woman leaves her burglars a thank you note.

Kate Barrett left the note on the door the burglars smashed Credit: ITV

When Kate Barrett and Dan Owens were burgled this weekend, it came as a terrible shock.

While she was cleaning up the mess the burglars left behind, Kate decided to cheer herself up - by writing the robbers a letter. You can read it in full below:

Kate and Dan's letter apologised for not having more to steal. Credit: ITV
The burglars got three kisses from Kate and Dan Credit: ITV

Northamptonshire Police are investigating the crime - and are appealing for witnesses.

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