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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.

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Stately homes fighting damage from clothes moths

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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

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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.

Man jailed for sexual offences against girls in Milton Keynes

Andre Nethersole, aged 35, of Radstock Crescent, Broughton. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been sentenced to a total of three years and eight months in jail after he was found guilty of sexual offences in Milton Keynes.

Andre Nethersole, aged 35, of Radstock Crescent, Broughton, was convicted at Aylesbury Crown Court.

He was found guilty of sexual offences against girls aged 13 and 15.

He was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday 22nd March.

Investigating officer DIO Dan Nuttall, from Local CID Milton Keynes, said: “Mr Nethersole could have saved the anguish, worry and stress experienced by the victims and their family had he pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

"This conviction demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will always effectively investigate allegations of Sexual Assault, particularly against children, and seek prosecution where appropriate”

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Spending on social care falls

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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.

Three men wanted after 'saw' attack

One of the men was thought to be holding a saw. Credit: Google maps.

Police are looking for three men in Milton Keynes who are thought to have assaulted a man whilst wielding a saw.

It happened around midnight on Thursday 30 March. The victim, in his 20s, was leaving a taxi at Woolmans in Fuller Slade when he was set upon by the three men.

One of them is believed to have been carrying a saw.

He got back into the taxi which the men then attacked, causing minor damage. The victim sustained an injury to his hand and thumb which required hospital treatment.

A thorough investigation is now underway to establish the motive for this assault and to identify and locate the offenders.

– Det Con Greg Hughes, Milton Keynes CID

A description of the wanted men:

  • Three white men
  • All believed to be over 30 years old
  • All over 5ft 9 ins
  • One of them was believed to have been wearing a grey hooded jumper.
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