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Watch ITV News Anglia's special programme to mark Milton Keynes at 50

The order to create Milton Keynes as a New Town came into effect on 23 January 1967. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The iconic New Town of Milton Keynes celebrated the 50th anniversary of its creation on Monday 23 January 2017.

ITV News Anglia hosted a special programme from centre:mk in the heart of the community presented by Becky Jago and Jonathan Wills.

Several celebration cakes have been baked to mark 50 years of Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

From concrete cows to roundabouts, the programme traced the history of the planning prototype for a new city and reported on the celebrations there.

It featured birthday messages from long jumper Greg Rutherford, jazz legend Cleo Lane, Formula 1 racing driving Christian Horner and MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman.


Fog and ice warning extended until tomorrow

Fog warning extended into Wednesday Credit: Met Office

Areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form again during Tuesday evening and last into Wednesday morning across the Anglia region.

The Met Office is warning the fog will become more widespread through the night, with icy patches on untreated roads and paths an additional hazard. Travelling conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual and delays to air travel are possible.

Three charged with murder after MK death

The man's body was found in St Leger Drive Credit: ITV Anglia

Thames Valley Police has charged three men with a murder after a man was killed in Milton Keynes.

The charges come after a man's body was found in St Leger Drive, Great Linford, between late on Friday (20/1) and around 4am on Saturday (21/1).

The victim's been identified as 32-year-old Suren Sivananthan from Canada.

Gnanachandran Balachandran, aged 37, of The Fleet, Springfield, Milton Keynes, has been charged with one count of murder.

Kiroraj Yogarajah, aged 30, of Dunthorne Way, Grange Farm, Milton Keynes has been charged with one count of murder.

A 17-year-old boy from Croydon, who was arrested on Saturday, was also charged with murder.

The IPCC is investigating Thames Valley's response to the incident.

All of those charged are appearing at Milton Keynes’ Magistrates’ Court.


Fog warning for the East of England

A Met Office weather warning for fog has been issued for Monday night into Tuesday. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for fog in the East of England.

Areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form again during Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

The Met Office says the fog will become widespread in places and driving conditions will be difficult with journeys likely to take longer than usual.

It is possible there will be delays to air travel.

The weather warning covers the whole of the Anglia region and is valid from 5pm on Monday 23 January until 11am on Tuesday 24 January 2017

Area covered by the yellow weather warning for fog on Monday night into Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

"The fog will form initially, and will probably be most widespread, across parts of the southwest of England, southeast Wales and the southwest Midlands.

"Fog will also form elsewhere but areas of cloud are leading to uncertainty in the timing and extent of the fog and will result in the fog waxing and waning through the night and during Tuesday morning.

"However it is likely that some dense fog patches will develop in other parts of the warning area by Tuesday morning.

"The fog is expected to slowly thin and lift during Tuesday although it may persist in some areas throughout the day."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment
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