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Silverstone will not host next year's MotoGP

The MotoGP Great Britain Grand Prix will not be held at Silverstone next year. Credit: PA images

It's been announced that the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire will not host next year's motorcycle Grand Prix.

Thousands of fans were at Silverstone last weekend for the British MotoGP - the fifth year it had been held there.

MotoGP organisers have signed a deal to stage the event at a new circuit in Wales, which has not been built yet. So it's been agreed that next year's race will be at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

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MND in Northampton benefits from Ice Bucket Challenge

It started as a craze in America but the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for a charity in our region.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association which is based in Northampton has seen donations pour in at an unprecedented rate.

It says the money has the potential to pay for new clinical trials on drugs which may in future offer better treatments or even a cure for the condition.

Click below to watch our report from Russell Hookey.

Turtle Dove thriving in East Anglia

The RSPB has highlighted the East of England as a popular breeding ground for a bird under threat of extinction.

Turtle Dove Credit: RSPB

The charity says the region is home to more than 60% of the summer breeding population of Turtle Dove.

Turtle Dove Credit: RSPB

They're now encouraging farmers to get involved in free conservation projects.

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"We are the eyes and ears of the security services" - former head of British Army urges community to be vigilant

Police forces around the region are on an increased state of alert after the government raised the terrorist threat level from substantial to severe.

It is in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

The former head of the British Army, General Lord Richard Dannatt, who lives in Norfolk, has urged people across the region to be vigilant.

And today a Muslim leader in Luton told ITV News Anglia he feared the raising of the alert could threaten his community.

Serena Sandhu reports.

More police at MotoGP Grand Prix after terror threat increases

The MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2013. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Police have increased their patrols at the MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend as a result of the increased terror threat nationally - but have stressed there is no specific threat to the event.

A spokesman said there would be more officers and they would be more visible as they carried out checks both at the circuit and at campsites.

Visitors to the site were urged to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity as soon as possible.

"You will be aware that, in the past 24 hours, the Home Secretary has raised the threat level to the UK from international terrorism to Severe, meaning an attack is highly likely - this applies to the UK as a whole not a specific area.

"Please be reassured there is no specific threat, however, security and policing at the event will be enhanced and more visible, and race goers will see an increase in security and policing presence during the weekend."

– Northamptonshire Police.
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