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Milton Keynes family cottage severely damaged by fire

The roof of the cottage has been destroyed Credit: ITV News Anglia

A thatched family home has been severely damaged after a fire in Wavendon near Milton Keynes.

More than 40 firefighters were called to the house on Crow Lane yesterday evening (Wednesday 4th October).

Crews have spent hours on the scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

Crews spent all night tackling the flames and are likely to be there for the rest of the day.

Nobody was hurt and officers are investigating the cause.

The badly damaged thatched roof Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They've worked very hard throughout the whole night, we even had some of the Urban Search and Rescue out here to help clear the straw, because, although they look like there's only a little bit of straw on a thatch roof - once you start taking it off - there's piles and piles of straw, which we do have to manage as well."

– Rhys Price, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue

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RAF Freedom parade postponed

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An RAF freedom parade through the streets of Stamford in has been postponed on the advice of police following the Manchester terror attack.

Personnel from RAF Wittering were due to exercise their freedom of the Lincolnshire town on Thursday May 25th.

Station spokesman Ed Palmer said: "In consultation with Lincolnshire Police and in line with national police guidelines, RAF wittering has reluctantly decided to postpone the parade marking the freedom of Stamford tomorrow.

“Although we are not aware of any specific threat to Stamford or RAF Wittering, we believe it would be more appropriate to hold the parade at a later date.

"RAF Wittering apologises for any disappointment and thanks the people of Stamford and all the nearby communities for their continuing support."

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Rare silver urn stolen from Stamford art dealer

CCTV image showing the two men police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: Lincolnshire police

Police are trying to trace two men they want to speak to about a rare urn that was stolen from a fine art dealer in Stamford near Peterborough.

The Samovar urn, believed to be worth more than £6,000 was stolen from a fine art store in the high street on Thursday 28th January.

The urn is silver and dates back to the 18th Century.

The rare silver urn Credit: Lincolnshire police

"We are appealing for anyone who may recognise the two men to get in touch. We would like to trace them to see if they have any information that could assist the enquiry. Also if any antique dealers have been offered the urn for sale please contact us on 101."

– Lincolnshire police spokesperson
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