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Free rail travel for police officers attending terror attack PC's funeral

PC Keith Palmer was killed in the terrorist attack at Westminster.

Police officers from the region attending the funeral of PC Keith Palmer will get free rail travel with Greater Anglia.

PC Palmer was killed in the terror attack at Westminster last month. He was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood outside the Houses of Parliament.

His funeral will take place on Monday, April 10, in London. Anyone with a valid warrant or ID card will be able to claim a return ticket from any station on the Greater Anglia network.

Talking trade in MK: Chinese delegation visits post-Brexit

Milton Keynes is home to the development of the driverless car Credit: ITV News Anglia

A group of businessmen from China will visit Milton Keynes to talk trade links with the town in the wake of Brexit. In particular they'll be focusing on futuristic technologiessuch as the driverless car.

The delegation from the Shenzhen region of China will tour the town which recently celebrated its 50th Birthday.

They'll visit to Bletchley Park and the home of the driverless car.

The visit it being hosted by local business interest group MKBusiness Leaders Partnership.

Shenzen in south eastern China has a population of 18 million and in 2016 its GDP was worth $294 billion.

Stately homes fighting damage from clothes moths


Stately homes and historic properties across the East are under threat from a new kind of danger. Clothes moths. English Heritage say carpets, clothes and curtains at properties like Audley End house in Saffron Walden are being munched at a faster rate than ever before. The number of clothes moths is thought to have doubled in the past five years.


Dog owners ignoring micro-chipping


Seventy thousand dog owners in the East are breaking the law, one year on from the introduction of compulsory micro-chipping.

The Dogs Trust say owners should do it, incase their pets get lost and they can be reunited.

Councils across the region have issued almost three thousand enforcement notices since the new rules came into force.

Spending on social care falls


New figures show that in the East of England spending on social care is around 400 pounds per adult.

One in ten councils across the country have cut their spending. Research published by the institute for fiscal studies shows that local authority spending fell by 11 per cent in the last 6 years.

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