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Former Wisbech mayor given a suspended prison sentence over firearm

A former mayor of Wisbech has been given a 21 month prison sentence - suspended for two years and ordered to do community service after a Second World War pistol was found at his home.

Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he did not know it was loaded.

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Motorcyclist airlifted following Shropshire crash

A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash in Shropshire
A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash in Shropshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a road accident in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Broadway in Shifnal at 11.50am this morning.

Paramedics found a male motorcyclist in his 40s who had been thrown off his bike after crashing into a car.

He sustained multiple limb fractures and a bad facial injury.

The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further treatment

Officers hunt woman over stolen supermarket meat

The woman officers would like to speak to in connection with theft of meat from Sainsbury's
The woman officers would like to speak to in connection with theft of meat from Sainsbury's Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police officers want to speak to this woman in connection with the theft of meat from Sainsbury's, in Nottingham Road, Eastwood.

The woman pictured is white and is about 35-years-old. She has an average build with brown hair that was tied back.

She was wearing a black Motorhead T-shirt with white writing, black tracksuit bottoms, black trainers with pink/red laces and white flashes on the sides.

Three children arrested after Spalding man's murder

Three children have been arrested after a man from Spalding was murdered
Three children have been arrested after a man from Spalding was murdered Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three children have been arrested after a 42-year-old Spalding man died from a head injury this morning.

The man - from Coronation Close - was taken into Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham yesterday. Police are treating his death as murder.

Two local juvenile girls and one local juvenile boy have been arrested in connection with the man’s death and all three remain in custody.

Officers are conducting enquiries in the Coronation Close area and anyone with information is asked to contact them.

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London

Chelsea Football Club to honour Lord Attenborough

Lord Attenborough
Players will hold a minute's silence on Saturday Credit: Chelsea F.C.

The passing of our much-loved Life President Lord Attenborough has greatly affected everyone, and Chelsea Football Club fully appreciates our supporters’ emotions at this time and your wish to pay tribute to the important part he played in our history.

At our next home game, against Swansea City on Saturday 13th September, there will be a minute’s appreciation prior to kick-off in honour of a great Chelsea fan who also served as a club director for 13 years. There will be tributes on the big screens and in the matchday programme.

A lasting memorial to Lord Attenborough’s support of Chelsea is also appropriate. In consultation with Lord Attenborough's family, the club will carefully consider the possibilities and suggestions for this to ensure the most suitable option is taken.

– Chelsea Football Club

Manhunt as crash leaves woman critically injured

Police are looking to trace a man involved in a crash in Sutton-in-Ashfield which has left a woman critically injured.
Police are looking to trace a man involved in a crash in Sutton-in-Ashfield which has left a woman critically injured. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are looking to trace a man involved in a crash in Sutton-in-Ashfield which has left a woman critically injured.

The accident happened at 9.40pm on Mansfield Road, and involved a white Nissan and a silver Peugeot.

A man and a woman were taken to hospital. The woman, thought to be in her 40s, is in a critical condition.

A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the collision.

Police are now carrying out extensive enquiries around a second man who was travelling in the silver car, and who left the scene.

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