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Artwork to celebrate Alan Turing

A statue of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park, where he broke the enigma code Credit: ITV

A work of art is being unveiled today to celebrate the sexuality of second world war codebreaker Alan Turing. He was convicted for being gay in 1952 and it took until 2013 for him to be pardoned for his supposed crime.

The art will be displayed outside a bar in Milton Keynes close to where Turing completed his work at Bletchley Park.

Duchess retraces grandmother's footsteps at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge has been retracing her grandmother's footsteps during a visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

She was there to mark the completion of an £8m, year-long restoration project to create a visitor centre and new exhibitions.

The Duchess's grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, worked alongside the codebreakers in the 1940s.

Matthew Hudson's report contains flash photography.

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Duchess of Cambridge visiting Bletchley Park

Some of the press awaiting the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Duchess of Cambridge is meeting a code-breaker who worked with her grandmother at Bletchley Park when she visits the famous site.

Kate's tour of the park will mark the completion of a year-long restoration project which has also created new visitor facilities.

The Duchess' paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow was a civilian member of staff at Bletchley Park where her twin sister Mary was also employed.

The success of the centre's code-breakers are credited with shortening the war by two years.

An £8 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project has also created a visitor centre, and new exhibitions and interactive displays at the site.

Police step up patrols at beauty spot

Police have stepped up patrols at a beauty spot in Milton Keynes after a number of swans were discovered to have gone missing.

Four of the protected birds were found beheaded at Mount Farm Lake near Bletchley in April.

Now Thames Valley Police say a further 32 swans are missing.

I would appeal to any person who has seen anyone or anything suspicious in the area, or with any information about the incidents to call police immediately via 101.

– PC Ray Rolfe of the Bletchley Neighbourhood team

Flashback: Captain "Jerry" Roberts receives MBE

One of the last members of the Bletchley Park codebreakers has died at the age of 93.

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts passed away after a short illness.

Capt Roberts received an MBE in the 2013 New Years Honest List.

He spoke to ITV News Anglia in the days leading up to the ceremony, and admitted that he was looking forward to meeting the Queen.

"I'm grateful for the honour," he said.

"I feel that the team as a whole deserved a higher honour, but I'm very pleased myself to have been awarded an honour, especially as it means hopefully I shall meet Her Majesty The Queen again."

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Bletchley Park: One of the last remaining codebreakers Jerry Roberts dies aged 93

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts talking to ITV News Anglia in 2012.
Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts talking to ITV News Anglia in 2012. Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of the last members of the Bletchley Park codebreakers has died at the age of 93.

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts passed away after a short illness.

Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts seen in military uniform.
Captain Raymond "Jerry" Roberts seen in military uniform. Credit: Bletchley Park Trust

He was part of a team which helped to crack the German Tunny system used by Hitler and other high rank generals during the Second World War.

The team managed to reverse engineer the Tunny, which had 12 encryption wheels to the Enigma machine's three, described by Bletchley Park as "an incredible feat of dedication".

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Bletchley Park veterans gather to celebrate 70th anniversary of remarkable computer

The Colossus on display at the The National Museum of Computing.
The Colossus on display at the The National Museum of Computing. Credit: The National Museum of Computing

A group of veterans will gather at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world's first electronic computer.

The Colossus allowed the British to gather crucial intelligence.
The Colossus allowed the British to gather crucial intelligence. Credit: National Archives

The Colossus was developed for British code-breakers during the Second World War to help them read and intercept high-level German army messages.

Students unravel Enigma

Children from Kettering in Northamptonshire have been getting hands on experience of one of the most significant wartime inventions.

The German Enigma machine generated codes which proved almost impossible to break but were deciphered at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

Students try out the machine Credit: ITV

Students at Latimer Arts College were given the chance to try out an original machine and learn about the formula used to decode messages.

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