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Demand for ambulance service spikes during heatwave

Figures show a spike in demand for ambulances during heatwave Credit: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

New figures show a sharp rise in demand for ambulances during this month's heatwave.

From 12th - 15th September, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 11,500 emergency calls regionally, compared to 10,300 over the same period last year.

"Despite the increase in demand faced over recent days, our staff and volunteers have continued to deliver quality care to all of our patients and for that I want to thank them. We would like to remind patients to only call us in an emergency such as a heart attack, stroke or major trauma and to otherwise consider contacting your GP, attending an urgent care centre, attending a hospital or contacting a pharmacist.”

– Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery for EEAST

Milton Keynes hosts first post-Brexit Jobs Show

Previous MK Jobs Show in January 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The first post-Brexit MK Jobs Show begins in Milton Keynes later.

The two day event at the centre MK showcases employment and training opportunities from the region's employers.

Many organisations are exhibiting for the first time including: Vauxhall, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.

The latest jobs stats from May to July 2016 show 1.63 million people unemployed, 39,000 fewer that the year before.

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Man arrested after racist attack saw pregnant woman lose baby

The co-op where the woman had been shopping. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 37-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested after a pregnant woman was kicked in a racist attack.

The assault led to her losing her unborn child.

It happened on Saturday, August 6 near the Co-op in Water Eaton Road, Bletchley.

The 34-year-old victim was shopping before being followed to her car and kicked to the floor.

A 40-year-old man was also assaulted and had to be taken to the nearby hospital.

Man arrested after Milton Keynes fatal shooting

A 33-year-old man's been arrested. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 33-year-old man is being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder after a man was shot dead.

Police were called by the ambulance service to an address in Osprey Close, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, at 5.12am on Tuesday.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital, where he was declared dead at 7.03am.

The suspect, who is local to the area, was arrested later the same day and is currently in custody.

We are in the process of investigating the incident and a murder investigation has been launched.

Members of the public might see an increased number of officers in the area while investigations into this incident take place.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lynch, of Thames Valley Police,

Man arrested in Milton Keynes murder inquiry

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connecting with a shooting in Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested by police in Milton Keynes in connection with a murder investigation after a man was shot in the town.

Officers were called at 5.12am on Tuesday by the ambulance service following reports that a man had been shot in Osprey Close, Eaglestone. He later died.

Thames Valley Police have arrested a 33-year-old local man on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident. He is currently in custody.

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Murder hunt in Milton Keynes after man shot

Police in Milton Keynes have launched a murder hunt after a man was shot in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to Osprey Close in the Eaglestone area around 5am after reports a man had been shot. The man was taken to Milton Keynes hospital but declared dead shortly after 7am.

Police have launched a murder hunt after a man was shot in Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's believed the attacker or attackers fled the scene and so far the police have made no arrests.

The dead man us yet to be formally identified.

“We are in the process of investigating the incident and a murder investigation has been launched.

“Members of the public might see an increased number of officers in the area while investigations into this incident take place.

“I would like to reassure the public that a full and thorough investigation is launched while we locate the person or persons responsible."

– Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch, Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for witnesses or information by calling the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Britain's hottest September day for more than 100 years

Britain has had its hottest September day since 1911.

The temperature at Gravesend in Kent reached 34.4°C also making it the hottest day of 2016.

The highest temperature reached in the Anglia region was 32.1°C recorded in Thurleigh in Bedfordshire and Writtle in Essex.

Temperatures around the Anglia region at 3pm on Tuesday 13 September 2016. Credit: Met Office

The highest September temperature ever recorded in the Anglia region was 34.6°C at Raunds in Northamptonshire on 8 September 1911.

Hottest September day since 1949

Britain has seen its hottest day in September since 1949.

As the temperature at Heathrow airport passed 32.2°C, the Met Office announced that it was the first time that 32°C has been exceeded in September for nearly 70 years.

In the Anglia region the temperature had reached 30°C at a number of locations by 1pm including Cambridge, Woburn in Bedfordshire and Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

The highest September temperature ever recorded in the Anglia region was 34.6°C at Raunds in Northamptonshire on 8 September 1911.

Temperatures recorded at 1pm on Tuesday 13 September in the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office
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