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100 years on from Little Chesterford fire

An exhibition is running in the village hall Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's the hundred year anniversary of the Little Chesterford fire today and the Essex village is holding a week of events, including exhibitions in the village hall and church.

The fire took hold of thatched roofs and destroyed half the village

The fire destroyed nearly half the houses in the village and is believed to have been caused by sparks from a steam track engine.

Eleven burglaries over Christmas in small part of Essex

Essex Police are increasing patrols after eleven homes were burgled in Uttlesford over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Five took place in Stansted Mountfitchet, five in Clavering and one in Rickling Green

Stolen items from these houses included a Kindle, Apple iPads, Apple ipods, Apple iPhone, jewellery, a camcorder and money.

Insp Colin Cox said: "We will be increasing our patrols in the areas which have been hit and investigating the circumstances to try and trace those responsible.

"I would ask residents to aware of any suspicious happenings in their area and report anything as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.