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Tiny telescope reverses vision loss

The gift of sight is being given to blind patients thanks to a tiny telescope - the size of a pea - that's being implanted in their eyes. One of the first hospitals to carry out this visionary procedure is in Reading and it has already started to transform lives in our region.

Nia Mason reports on what the operation meant for Margaret Ward, one of the first patients to undergo the procedure. We also hear from Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon Ahmed El-Amir.


Milk tanker crashes into home

A milk tanker has collided with a house this morning in Aylesbury.

The crash happened at 9.25 this morning at Ellen Road in Southcourt, near the Witham Way junction.

There are no reported injuries apart from the driver of the lorry who has minor injuries.

The road is closed in both directions as firefighters access the structural damage to the affected building.

The road is likely to be closed for some time.

Soldier arrested in firearms investigation

Police guard the scene Credit: ITV Meridian

A serving soldier has been arrested in connection with firearms offences after bomb disposal teams were seen at a premises in Buckinghamshire.

It is thought the arrest of the soldier, in Aylesbury, is linked to ammunition that was found.

Up to three bomb disposal units were reportedly seen at a premises in Aylesbury on Sunday afternoon.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that a soldier has been arrested in connection with firearms offences.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm a serving soldier has been arrested in connection with firearms offences.

"The matter has been handed over to the Royal Military Police.

"With their investigation ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment any further."


Man given 42 month sentence for burglaries

David Rowe has been charged for committing two burglaries in Aylesbury Credit: Thames Valley Police

A 27 year old man from Aylesbury has been sentenced to 42 months imprisonment for committing two burglaries.

David Rowe, from Eeles Close, admitted a dwelling burglary and a non-dwelling burglary at Aylesbury Crown Court.

The dwelling burglary took place between Thursday 12th September and Friday 13th September in St Catherine's Court and the non-dwelling burglary took place on Monday 26th June.

Sergeant Jim Forrest, from Aylesbury local CID, said:

"This sentence sends out a clear message that burglary will not be tolerated in the area. Burglary is an intrusive crime and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that it is both prevented and offenders who commit burglary in our area and brought to justice.”

Local MP visits snail farm in Aylesbury

MP David Lidington with Sophie Wharton, the owner of the snail farm Credit: Member of Parliament for Aylesvury

Local MP David Lidington visited what is thought to be the last remaining snail farm in the UK.

Sophie Wharton, the owner of Aylesbury Escargots, told the MP what is involved with farming snails.

Mr Lidington said, "Having never visited a snail farm before, this was an entirely new experience and it was fascinating to visit Aylesbury Escargots to learn about the snail farming process as well as their plans for the future."

Aylesbury Escargots supplies a large number of chefs throughout the UK, especially those in London, as well as getting enquiries from European countries.

VIDEO: Where is the world's 'most wanted woman'?

Tonight, she is the most wanted woman in the world. And, now, 190 countries are on alert - looking for Samantha Lewthwaite.

The mother of three from Aylesbury is alleged to be a leading figure in the al-Shabaab group responsible for the Kenyan mall siege.

At least 67 people died when terrorists opened fire in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. At least 61 people are still missing.

Those who knew Samantha in Aylesbury say they can't believe she's involved in the atrocity but she's facing a number of charges, as Divya Kohli explains.

She speaks to Cllr Raj Khan and former Mayor of Aylesbury Niknam Hussain.

Vandals damage sports pavilion in Aylesbury

£2000 worth of damage has been caused Credit: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Vandals have caused up to £2,000 worth of damage to a sports pavilion in Aylesbury.

The attack on the Edinburgh Playing Fields facility was discovered on Tuesday evening (10 Sept) and Aylesbury Vale District Council is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Aylesbury Vale District Council are appealing for witnesses Credit: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Edinburgh Playing Fields has benefitted from a number of improvements in recent years including a new play area, fitness equipment, and ball court.

The damage was discovered on Tuesday evening (10 Sept) Credit: Aylesbury Vale District Council

Anyone with any information about the crime should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Alternatively people can contact AVDC’s Community Spaces Team on 01296 585235.

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