Police have condemned "despicable" thieves who stole First World War medals during a distraction burglary on the eve of Remembrance Sunday.
The medals were taken yesterday afternoon from an upstairs room at the home of an elderly couple in Walesby, near Worksop, north Nottinghamshire.
One person gained access to the house in New Hill through an unlocked back door while an accomplice distracted the female occupant.
Detective Sergeant Gary Hewson is appealing for anyone who was offered war medals for sale to contact police.
He said: "This is a despicable crime, which has taken place the day before Remembrance Sunday.
If you know anything that could help us catch these offenders and return these war medals to this couple then please get in touch."
The first offender is described as having tanned skin, possibly of Asian appearance, with dark, short hair.
The second man was white with fair hair, and was slightly taller than his accomplice.
The Nottinghamshire Recycling Company say they are unsure why the fire started and an investigation will begin as soon as possible to establish the cause.
In a statement they said:
"The onsite security team informed the emergency services at around 4am this morning of a fire that had broken out in the main transfer building at our Worksop facility in Shireoaks Road.
The emergency service personnel attended and have brought the fire under control.
There were no casualties."
Nottinghamshire Recycling Co.
Notts Recycling, the company that owns a recycling plant in Worksop that is currently on fire, say the blaze is now under control.
Eight fire engines attended the plant on Shireoaks Road earlier this morning.
More than 40 firefighters are currently fighting a fire at a recycling plant in Shireoaks Rd, Worksop
Lee Westwood could cap a remarkable weekend for British sport with his first Major victory at The Open Championship at Muirfield.
The Englishman leads the field heading into the final day's play at the Scottish course.
British sports fans will also have Chris Froome's impending Tour de France win and England potentially wrapping up victory in the second Ashes Test to cheer today.
Lee Westwood will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the 142nd Open Championship after a rollercoaster third day at Muirfield.
That means Tiger Woods will have to make history to win his 15th major title and deny the Englishman a first at the 62nd attempt after failing to keep pace with his playing partner on a dramatic afternoon.
Westwood carded an eagle and three birdies in a round of 70 that left him atop the leaderboard on three under par, with Woods (72) and fellow American Hunter Mahan (68) the only other players in red figures on one under.
"I know what to expect tomorrow," Westwood said. "I know what to do, I know what it takes.
"It's just a case of believing you are good enough to win. When you analyse it, you don't want to say it, but tomorrow is just another 18 holes. I'm playing well and putting well and there's no reason why I can't carry on.