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Man arrested after suspicious death in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley police is investigating the unexplained death of an 82-year old woman in Milton Keynes.

The woman's body was found in a house in the Latimer area of the town on Tuesday and police say the death is unexplained, but suspicious.

Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries in the area and say the death is an isolated incident.

A 48-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

Local radio broadcast from space

DJs in space

A radio station based in Milton Keynes has become the first to broadcast a breakfast show from space. Heart Four Counties sent a balloon up almost 22 miles with figures of the DJs on board.

The flight took almost three hours in total, with nearly an hour spent in space, before the balloon burst. The technical equipment landed safely in a field in Lancashire where it was retrieved by the ground crew.


Not guilty verdicts in Milton Keynes shooting case

The scene of the shooting
The scene of the shooting Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men have been found not guilty of murdering two teenagers in an alleyway shooting in Milton Keynes.

Brahim Hajji, a 26 year old Dutch national and Ahmed Ahmed, 20, from Milton Keynes, have been acquitted of the murders of the Somali youths during an argument over drugs three years ago.

The scene of the shooting
Police search the murder scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nineteen year old Mohammed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed, 18, were each shot in the head in what the prosecution described as an "execution."

The acquittals came after two other young men in their early 20s were convicted of the murders in January 2013.

Fuad Awale, said to have been the man who pulled the trigger, was sentenced to 38 years behind bars and his accomplice, Sharmake Abulkadir, was jailed for 32 years.

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.


Red Bull boss: Ricciardo's win testament to development programme

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his first Grand Prix win Credit: PA

The boss of Milton Keynes-based Red Bull Racing says Daniel Ricciardo's first F1 win is testament to the teams youth development programme.

In his 57th grand prix, Ricciardo took full advantage of a bad day at the office for Mercedes to claim his maiden triumph by taking the chequered flag in Canada on Sunday at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Christian Horner said: "It is a very special day in his life and career, and I am sure it will probably take a while for it to sink in.

"It is also a fantastic testament to the junior programme that we are discovering young driver talent on merit, like Sebastian and Daniel.

Milton Keynes: Transport Police slam "foolish" woman caught lying down on rail tracks

The woman lay down on the track.
The woman lay down on the track. Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police say they want to trace a woman who put her life at risk by lying down on rail tracks at Milton Keynes as a prank.

The images show the woman, who was accompanied by a man, walking onto a foot crossing at Davenport Lea, Old Farm Park, on April 13.

The images show the woman was accompanied by a man.
The images show the woman was accompanied by a man. Credit: British Transport Police

Police say they stood there for two minutes before the woman sat and then lay down.

Officers described it as "foolish and extremely dangerous".

Officers have described the prank as "foolish and extremely dangerous".
Officers have described the prank as "foolish and extremely dangerous". Credit: British Transport Police

"At around 3pm a man and a woman approached the crossing on a stretch of track which runs between Woburn Sands and Bow Brickhill stations," PC Robert Hagan of BTP Milton Keynes said.

"They can be seen in the images standing and walking on the crossing where they remain for two minutes. At one point the woman sits and lies down on the tracks.

"This is not only foolish but extremely dangerous behaviour and we are very keen to speak to both of these people."

Work starts on MK recycling plant

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park Credit: Milton Keynes Council

Work starts today on a new recycling plant in Milton Keynes which will cut the amount of household waste being sent to the tip.

The Waste Recovery Park will sort through the borough's black bin bags and root out any rubbish which can be recycled.

The plant will also be able to generate enough electricity to power 11,000 homes each year.

It is due for completion in 2016.

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