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Fighter jets to go under the hammer at Silverstone

Two former RAF fighter jets are to be sold at a public auction at Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire today.

A 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 Jump Jet and a 1988 Panavia Tornado F3 will go under the hammer.

The Harrier, which served during the Cold War, Belize and the Falklands, is described as being preserved "in almost time capsule condition".

We've never offered anything like this before and it's a privilege to be able to offer one of, it not the finest, Harrier in the world.

The history and provenance of the plane, combined with the fact that the aircraft is so complete, means this really is an exciting opportunity.

– Nick Whale, Managing Director at Silverstone Auctions


Man killed in motorbike crash

A motorcyclist has died after colliding into railings outside the University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich.

Site of the fatal crash in Ipswich
Site of the fatal crash in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police were called around 2.35am on Saturday 26 July, to reports of a motorbike riding at high speed through the town centre.

The bike, a Yamaha DT 125, then struck railings and glass along the waterfront, directly outside the University Campus Suffolk building.

The motorcyclist, a man in his early 20's and from Ipswich died in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Campaign launched to improve Norwich to London line

A campaign has been launched today to try and convince the government to invest more money in the rail line that runs between Norwich and London.

Campaigners say better rail infrastructure would be worth billions to the local economy across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and they want passengers and businesses to sign up - to convince the government to pay up.



Police investigate death of butler at stately home

Burghley House was used a location in the Da Vinci Code film.
Burghley House was used a location in the Da Vinci Code film. Credit: Flickr / Nigel Lamb under Creative Commons

An investigation has been launched after a butler died at a stately home.

Arthur Mellar died after suffering serious injuries in an incident at Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire, on July 12.

A joint investigation is being carried out by Cambridgeshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive into the circumstances surrounding his death.

David Pennell, Burghley estate director, said the house would co-operate fully with the investigation.

He said: "It is with the deepest sadness that we confirm the tragic death of Arthur Mellar, a highly-valued member of the household team at Burghley, following an accident on Saturday, July 12."

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Police issue CCTV image of man over assault on train

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CCTV Image of the man on the Essex train Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault on a train in Essex.

The train was travelling between Prittlewell and Southend Victoria station in the early hours of this morning.

The victim was a 23-year-old woman.

Detective Constable Paul Cudby said: “We have analysed onboard CCTV footage of the incident and are keen to speak to the man in the picture. I am confident he has key information on this assault."

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40

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