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Kate to donate Princess Charlotte's christening flowers to EACH charity

The East Anglia's Children's Hospices charity says it's delighted that flowers brought by well-wishers to the Royal Christening this weekend will be donated to them.

Princess Charlotte with her big brother Prince George. Credit: PA Images

Princess Charlotte will be christened on the the Sandringham Estate on Sunday. Her mother, The Duchess of Cambridge, is patron of the charity and has asked that any bouquets delivered there be collected and given to them to put in its hospices.


Ipswich: 'Houdini' snake reunited with its owner after latest escape

Jasmine is reunited with the snake. Credit: Suffolk Police

A snake which managed to escape from a house in Ipswich has been reunited with its owner.

The two-foot long sandy coloured serpent wriggled out of a tiny gap in his tank.

Police officers found male snake Tenzin while on patrol in the town early this morning.

PC Alastair Maidment, who has experience of handling snakes, picked him up before taking him to the police station.

After a social media appeal, 17-year-old owner Jasmine came forward.

“I’m thinking of changing his name to Houdini! This is the second time that he has managed to escape out of a tiny gap in his tank.

My brother realised that Tenzin had escaped on Tuesday and we searched the entire house. Although he’s harmless, the last time he got out, he turned up in the tool box under the sink.

My mum phoned me and asked had I seen the police website as they were searching for the owner of a lost snake found in Ipswich.

I’m really happy to have him back as reptiles are a passion of mine. I’m so thankful to PC Maidment and Sgt Livingstone for safely returning him to me. They went above and beyond the call of duty.”

– Jasmine, Owner
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Bodies of nine Tunisia victims arrive back in UK

The body of Lisa Graham arrives back at the Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire

The bodies of nine of those killed in the Tunisia beach massacre have been returned to the UK.

An RAF C17 transport plane carrying the remains of Lisa and William Graham, Philip Heathcote, Trudy Jones, Ann and James McQuire, Janet and John Stocker, and David Thompson landed at the Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire.

Relatives of the dead were present at the airbase to see their coffins removed from the plane.

The bodies returned home amid the news that the final British death toll in the attack on a resort in Sousse has been confirmed at 30.

The body of Philip Heathcote arrives back at the Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire

The bodies of eight Britons killed in the attack were brought back to British soil yesterday. Further flights are expected tomorrow and Saturday.

All 30 of the British victims were holidaymakers with travel firm Thomson and First Choice.

A statement from the company said: "It is with great sadness that Thomson and First Choice can confirm the 30 British people positively identified by the FCO, UK police and Tunisian authorities as victims of the attack in Tunisia were our customers.

"The whole company would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those involved in this tragic event."


Teenager fights for life after collision

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A teenager has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries - after a serious road traffic accident in Suffolk

He was riding a bike when he was in collision with a car in Rushmere St Andrew, near Ipswich, yesterday evening. He's now in Addenbrooke's Hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Norfolk Fire Service: "Thetford Forest blaze has grown to 30 acres"

The fire has now grown to 30 acres. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk Fire Service have confirmed that a blaze in Thetford Forest has now grown to 30 acres.

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze since 2pm near Kingfisher Lake.

Suffolk Police have been called in to assist. The cause still isn't known.

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