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Missing parrot believed to have flown out of cage now reunited with owners

Missing parrot has been reunited with its owners in Wallingford Credit: Thames Valley Police

Following an appeal from Thames Valley Police, a missing parrot has been reunited with its owners in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

The parrot was reported stolen from a property in The Shambles at about 6.45pm on Monday (20/4).

The bird, a female African grey parrot, named Donna, flew into a house in Wallingford on Wednesday (22/4) and the occupant phoned the RSPCA. A neighbour, who had seen the appeal to find the bird, then informed the police.

It was originally suspected that the parrot had been stolen, but it is now believed that the bird escaped from its cage.

Oxfordshire's Slow Mo Guys clock up 420m views

The Slow Mo Guys, who film stunts in slow-motion have now notched up more than 420 million views on Youtube.

Explosion in slow motion Credit: Slow Mo Guys

Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, who grew up in Thame, use a high-speed camera to show everything from exploding water balloons to bullets through watermelons, one hundred times slower than the human eye can see.

The pair have quickly become internet sensations, even appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in the United States.

To watch the videos, visit their Youtube channel.


Toddler in hospital: Police statement

Det Sgt Darren Cartwright said: “This was obviously a frightening experience for the boy’s parents, but fortunately he doesn’t seem to have been seriously harmed. It seems he had picked up a discarded paper wrap believed to have contained an illegal drug.

“There is potential for further for forensic investigation into the incident , and we would like to make parent’s, guardians, and caregivers aware of it, especially in light of the continuing hot weather which families are taking advantage of by visiting our parks and public areas."

Toddler chews drugs wrap

A toddler has been hospitalised after he chewed on a discarded drugs wrap at a recreation ground.

The incident happened yesterday at the Southern Road recreation ground in Thame when a 14-month old boy picked up what is believed to be a discarded drugs wrap and chewing it

Police were called at 5.15pm by the ambulance service, who took the boy to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

His condition is not thought to be serious and he is being kept in overnight for observation.

Woman dies in house fire

A woman has died in a house fire in Thame in Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service were called to the property at Green Way in the town at about 3.25pm on Wednesday 20 February. There was a fire in the living room and heavy smoke throughout the building.

The fire service and Thames Valley Police are carrying out a joint investigation.


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Celebrities in Thame for Robin Gibb

Stars of the stage and screen have been mixing with the residents of Thame in Oxfordshire this afternoon, ahead of the unveiling of a plaque at the late Robin Gibb's home.

The blue plaque pays tribute to the late Bee Gees life and career.

Among those attending the special ceremony near St Mary's Church were Peter Andre, Tim Rice and radio presenter Bob Harris.

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