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Red Bull to get freedom of Milton Keynes

Red Bull at the Australian Grand Prix Credit: PA

Reigning Formula One world champions Red Bull will recieve yet another honour later tonight.

The team, which is based in Milton Keynes, will receive the Freedom of the town at a special ceremony tonight.

The prestigious award marks the tremendous success of the four time world champions.

Police appeal for witnesses over road rage attack

Road rage attack in Bletchley

Police are still searching for witnesses to a road rage attack which left a man with a broken jaw. The incident took place last month in Watling Street in Fenny Stratford, Bletchley.

A 36-year-old driver of a silver Vauxhall was injured when he was attacked by the driver of a blue Audi A3.

Detectives are particularly interested in speaking to a woman who was driving a Landrover and who may have witnessed the whole incident.


Statue inspired by Olympic long jumper to be unveiled in the summer

An artist's impression of how the statue will look. Credit: Wavendon Parish Council.

A statue in Milton Keynes inspired by Greg Rutherford's London Olympic long jump gold is expected to be unveiled by the summer.

The 8.7m Leaping Man statue will be placed on the Fen roundabout to the east of Milton Keynes.

It is expected to be completed by the end of May.

Man in court over mosque fire

A man is due to appear in court today (Monday 17 March) charged with setting fire to a mosque in Bletchley near Milton Keynes. The fire started last Saturday (March 9) at the back of the building on Manor Road.

Richard Bevington, who's 30 and from Bletchley, is charged with arson with intent to endanger life, and racially aggravated harassment. He will appear at Aylesbury Crown Court.

HFEA will not appeal court decision in Beth Warren case

Beth Warren Credit: ITV News Anglia

A widow from Milton Keynes who won a High Court battle to prevent her late husband's sperm being destroyed, has heard that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority or HFEA will not appeal the judgement.

Warren Brewer died from cancer two years ago and had placed his sperm in storage to give his wife the chance to have their child.

Last week 28-year old Beth Warren successfully challenged a storage time limit to give herself more time to make her decision.

Now the HFEA has said it will not appeal the judgement.

£200,000 lottery prize still waiting to be claimed

The winner of a £200,000 lottery prize from the Milton Keynes area has yet to come forward Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

A lottery prize worth more than £200,000 has so far been unclaimed by the winner from the Milton Keynes area.

The Euromillions draw was made on 21 February but the winner has not yet come forward. They have until August to claim their prize of £207,772.

The winning numbers were 13, 17, 28, 30 and 32 with Lucky Stars 5 and 7.


Man to appear in court over arson attack on mosque

A man is to appear in court charged in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Manor Road, Bletchley Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man is due to appear in court on Monday 10 March charged in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

Richard Bevington (30), of North Street, Bletchley has been charged with one count of arson with intent to endanger life. He's also been charged with a racially and religiously aggravated public order offence and being in possession of cocaine and cannabis.

Bevington has been held in custody and will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court.

Police were called to the new Bletchley Mosque in Manor Road in the early hours of Saturday morning. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Breaking: Widow Beth Warren wins fight to preserve late husband's sperm

Beth Warren.
Beth Warren. Credit: PA

A widow from Milton Keynes has won a High Court fight to preserve her late husband's sperm.

Beth Warren wanted to keep the sperm in storage for longer than the April 2015 deadline.

Her husband Warren Brewer died of cancer in 2012.

Read more on the history of Beth's story: Widow takes fight to the High Court

Beth Warren decision: Fertility clinic supportive of widow's fight to keep late husband's sperm

The CARE fertility clinic has offered support to a widow from Milton Keynes who wants to be allowed to have more time to decide whether to conceive a child using her dead husband's sperm.

The High Court will decide later today whether Beth Warren can keep the sperm in storage for longer than the April 2015 deadline.

The frozen sperm is currently stored at the CARE fertility clinic.

“We were very sad to hear of Beth’s situation and empathise with her plight.

CARE are totally supportive of Beth but we must work within the regulatory framework.

We hope that today’s judicial review will grant her the reassurance she needs at this very difficult time.”

– Prof. Simon Fishel, Managing Director, CARE Fertility
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