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WATCH: German-born architect awarded 1944 medal

A 94-year-old retired architect has been given an award, seventy years after he first earned it.

Antony Wolffe was recognised for his outstanding work as a student in the 1940s, but because he was an exile from Germany, it was deemed too sensitive to present the award to him at the time.

Hannah McNulty went to meet him at an exhibition displaying his work from his days as a student.


1944 medal 'a great pleasure'

A 94-year-old architect who has finally received a medal first awarded to him in 1944 has described it as a 'great pleasure'.

German-born Antony Wolffe, who now lives in Dumfries and Galloway, originally won the award for coming top in his year at Edinburgh College of Art.

But authorities didn't give it to him at the time as they thought it would be bad for morale during the war.

Dumfries architect receives medal 70 years late

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A 94-year-old German-born architect who lives in Dumfries and Galloway has finally been presented with a medal first awarded to him more than seventy years ago.

Antony Wolffe came top in his year at Edinburgh College of Art in 1944.

But he was denied the honour because authorities thought it would be bad for morale during the war.

"It's an astonishing sort of surprise and a great pleasure to have this."

– Antony Wolfe

War medals stolen

Two of the medals which were stolen Credit: Cumbria Police

World war two medals have been stolen from a house in Workington.

It happened on Sunday 25th November while the occupant was out. Three medals were stolen and they have a high sentimental value to the victim.

Police are appealing for any information which would assist in recovering the medals for return to their owner.

Anyone with information should call DC 1829 Tim Carr or any member of Workington CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

One of the stolen medals Credit: Cumbria Police

Two sisters from Cumbria receive British Empire Medals

Two teenage sisters from south Cumbria have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Alice Pyne, 16, and her sister Milly, 13, from Ulverston, will both receive the British Empire Medal for their services to charity, after raising more than £100,000.

Alice was diagnosed with leaukaemia at the age of 13, and became known after a list of things she wanted to achieve before she died was posted on the internet.

On her "bucket list" was a hope for everyone in the UK to sign up as a bone marrow donor.

The list attracted international media attention, and David Cameron praised her aspirations in the House of Commons.

The girls will be among the first people in 20 years to receive the BEM, after it was scrapped in 1993.

It was re-introduced to coincide with the Queen's Jubilee to honour volunteers.

"While it is really nice to get recognised for doing something, it makes me feel like I am making a difference."

– Alice Pyne