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The concrete cows moving back home

The concrete cows are on the moo-ve! Credit: ITV News Anglia

For decades they've been the butt of jokes about Milton Keynes - and now the famous concrete cows are moving back home for a quieter life.

The original herd was built at the town's museum in 1978 but for the last ten years, those cows have been on show in the middle of a busy shopping centre.

Now though they're on the move... click below to hear Sarah Cooper explain all..

World famous concrete cows to moo-ve back to place of birth

The original concrete cows that were made at MK musuem in 1978 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The world-famous concrete cows in Milton Keynes are to move back to the place of their birth at MK Museum.

The introduction of a new community arts space at intu MK means a move for the cows which were created by Canadian artist Liz Leyh with local schoolchildren in 1978.

Their return also means a reunion with the Museum's snowman, created by Leyh during her residency.

The replica cows in Bancroft Park Credit: ITV News Anglia

They've been on display at Intu shopping centre for the last ten years, but will move back home to the museum a week on Monday - 25th April.

The cows weigh about a tonne each and will be individually lifted into place.

"We are thrilled to be welcoming the concrete cows back home for our visitors to enjoy. Within the next few years, our new galleries will be telling the whole story of this area, from pre-history to the present time and the cows are an important part of the story. It's fitting that they will be taking their place alongside other great iconic moments, monuments, stories, people and organisations."

– Bill Griffiths, museum director


Uplifting experience for presenter as illusionist Jamie Raven visits ITV News Anglia studio

The magician who charmed ITV's Britain's Got Talent programme, Jamie Raven, is on a nationwide tour but took time out to visit the ITV News Anglia studio.

He produced an uplifting experience for presenter Tanya Mercer and mystified one family on the streets of Norwich with his card trick.

Jamie's tours dates in the Anglia region

  • 18 June - De Montfort Hall, Leicester
  • 19 June - The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
  • 24 June - Alban Arena, St Albans
  • 21 June - Theatre Royal, Norwich
  • 26 June - Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn
  • 29 June - Mercury Theatre, Colchester
  • 3 July - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea


Are you the lottery millionaire in East Anglia who hasn't yet claimed their prize?

A £1 million lottery prize needs to be claimed in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire. Credit: Barbara Bentele/DPA/PA Images

The National Lottery is on the hunt for the holder of a £1 million raffle ticket that is yet to be claimed.

The winning ticket was bought in the Huntingdonshire area on 23 March 2016.

The number was ROSE 6742 3684 and the lucky ticket-holder has until 19 September 2016 to claim their prize

"We’re eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings – this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune!"

– National Lottery spokesperson

This prize follows hot on the heels of another £1m Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize that recently expired and was bought in the same area.

Locals grow tired of 'promised' supermarket that's still standing empty

What happens when a supermarket is built but never opens. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People living in a Fenland town say they are growing tired of a 'promised' supermarket that has been standing empty in a Cambridgeshire town ever since it was built two years ago.

The brand new Tesco store at Chatteris near Ely, cost the company £22 million pounds to build, but then it axed plans to open it as part of a cost-cutting measure.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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