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Girl, 5, from Bedfordshire returns home after four heart attacks in 45 minutes

Ava Mear, from Caddington had four heart attacks in the space of 45 minutes.
Ava Mear, from Caddington had four heart attacks in the space of 45 minutes.

A five-year-old girl from Bedfordshire who had four heart attacks in the space of 45 minutes has returned home after six months in hospital.

Ava Mear, from Caddington, had not spent a single night at home since January, after an infection developed into toxic shock which then began to shut down her organs.

Now she is recovering and hoping to be able to get back to school, part-time, in September.

Leighton Buzzard fraudsters caught on camera

Do you recognise this man and woman?
Do you recognise this man and woman? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV images of two people that they would like to speak with following a fraud that took place in a Leighton Buzzard shop.

The incident happened at around 2pm on Tuesday 3 June in Peacocks, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, when the offenders selected £260 worth of goods and made their way to the tills to pay.

The offenders paid in cash but as the sales assistant checked the notes, the offenders distracted him and were able to remove £120 from the pile of notes.

As the sale was completed, the offenders asked if the goods could be delivered and when the cashier said no, they asked for a refund on the majority of the items. The cashier completed the refund (£216) and the offenders left the store with £44 of paid for goods, the refund and the stolen £120.

If you recognise the individuals pictured contact the Crime Service Team, on the non-emergency 101 number quoting crime reference JD/21296/2014.

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

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Three year old dies after bus accident in Luton

An investigation is underway after a three year old girl died in an accident involving a bus in Luton.

The accident happened yesterday afternoon on Dunstable Road in the Bury Park area of town. The road was closed for more than four hours.

Map of the area where the accident happened
The accident happened on Dunstable Road Credit: ITV Anglia

The girl has been named as Mayah Alleyah Shazad.

Police say the area was very busy at the time and several people witnessed the incident, they are appealing for them to come forward.

The girl's family are being supported by family liaison officers from Bedfordshire Police.

Milly Moos could be crowned 'Cat Of The Year'

A pet from Bedfordshire is in the running to be named 'National Cat of the Year'.

Milly moos taking it easy ahead of the big announcement
Milly Moos taking it easy ahead of the big announcement Credit: ITV News Anglia

Family cat Milly Moos was nominated for helping toddler William Dutton to overcome his fear of pre-school.

Cat lover William Dutton
Cat lover William Dutton Credit: ITV News Anglia

The cat would accompany William and his mum Victoria on their walk to Maple Tree Lower School in Sandy.

The winner will be announced this afternoon.

Police officers due in court in connection with assault

Two officers from Bedfordshire Police are facing charges in connection with an assault on a man in Luton in February.

The family of Faruk Ali, who suffers from autism, have complained about his treatment.

Christopher Pitts, who is 39 and from Bedford, will be attending the court to answer charges of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.

Christopher Thomas, who is 33 and from Welwyn Garden City, will be attending the court to answer charges of racially aggravated assault, assault, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office.

Both Police Constables will appear at Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court on 1 September 2014.

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Life on the homefront

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Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

The first stately home to be offered to the war office was at Wrest Park in Silsoe in Bedfordshire

The owner, Lord Lucas was fighting. It was his sister Nan oversaw the entire operation and often the operations themselves.

The lady of the house became matron of the wards.

Lord Lucas
The owner Lord Lucas fought during the war Credit: ITV News Anglia

"When the house was turned into a hospital all the fine interiors were covered over with canvas, the chandeliers were bagged up, all the furniture was taken out and stored in the basement and then the hospital beds were brought in. It was a time when the social barriers were taken down. People who were never normally mix together or come into contact with each other, Aristocrats rubbing shoulders with soldiers and nurses."

– Andrew Hann, English Heritage
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Wounded troops arriving in Bedfordshire
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Life at the stately home during WW1
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Brits urged to turn out the lights for WW1 centenary

Britons are being urged to turn their lights off for an hour tonight to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The 14-18 NOW Lights Out campaign hopes people will leave a single light on between 10 and 11pm to mark the exact hour when Britain declared war on Germany.

The Lights Out campaign wants people to leave on a single light or candle 'for this shared moment of reflection.'
The Lights Out campaign wants people to leave on a single light or candle 'for this shared moment of reflection.' Credit: 14-18NOW/Lights Out

But don't worry - the campaign's website says that light can be your TV, laptop or mobile phone.

Are you joining in the "moment of reflection"? Post your pictures on our Facebook page.

Fight breaks out after motorcyclist is knocked off his bike

Wauluds Bank Drive in Luton.
Wauluds Bank Drive in Luton.

A motorcyclist in Luton is believed to have been deliberatley knocked off his bike by a person driving a car.

It happened in Wauluds Bank Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

A fight then broke out between the motorcylist and the car driver who was subsequently assaulted.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Body-worn video cameras help officers bring criminals to justice

 The forces have been trialling the cameras since last year.
The forces have been trialling the cameras since last year.

More than a thousand body-worn video cameras have been purchased for police officers in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

The forces have been trialling the cameras since last year. Government funding means the technology can now be rolled out to more frontline officers.

Bedfordshire Police say the cameras are already helping to bring criminals to justice.

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