£7.4million Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore some of Bletchley Park’s codebreaking buildings
The remains of a carrier pigeon which was lost in action on its way to Bletchley Park has been found.
The Foreign Secretary William Hague has been to Bletchley Park to announce an apprenticeship scheme for spooks and spies.
Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes has been given an official stamp of approval from the National tourist board. The Home of the Codebreakers has been granted Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Status.
Bletchley Park, once Britain's best kept secret, is now a heritage site and museum. The Park's Second World War successes helped shorten the war by around two years.
Pam Foden from VisitEngland says “We’re delighted to welcome Bletchley Park to our Quality Assurance scheme. Our Quality Rose Marque is a recognised stamp of approval, assuring visitors that the attraction offers a memorable, quality experience."
Iain Standen, CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, said “We’re delighted to have been given this official stamp of approval. Bletchley Park is undergoing huge changes this year, with the £7.4m Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project now underway."
Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing looks set to follow Sir Winston Churchill onto a banknote according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.
Sir Winston will feature on five pound notes due to enter circulation in 2016.
Punters are now speculating as to who will follow suit with Alan Turing the 4/1 favourite.
The maths genius helped crack top secret German codes. His work is credited with shortening the duration of the Second World War.
Nearly 27,000 people have signed a petition for the Bletchley codebreaker Alan Turing to be pictured on the next £10 note.
Turing's been hailed a national hero for his work at Bletchley in Milton Keynes during the Second World War.
In 1952 he was convicted of gross indecency after admitting to police that he was gay.
In response to the petition, the Bank of England's said it welcomes suggestions on historic figures to put on notes.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a robbery at a building society at Bletchley in Buckinghamshire. It happened at the Nationwide Building Society at about 5.30pm on Tuesday. Three offenders tied up two members of staff with duct tape, before taking an amount of cash.
People from around the world are coming forward to try and crack a World War Two message found on the leg of a dead pigeon.
The bird, which had been on its way to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes, was found in a chimney in Surrey last month.
Experts at the Government's communication agency GCHQ intelligence agency say they've failed to decode the top secret message without access to the original cryptographic material.
Simon Greenish, former CEO of the Bletchley Park Trust, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science yesterday by the University of Bedfordshire, in recognition of his significant contribution to charitable work for the Bletchley Park Trust.