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  1. Meridian

JCB used to rescue dog

A dog has been reunited with its owner in Buckinghamshire after getting stuck in a drain for five days.

Gina Kaiser brought in a JCB to rescue her pet pooch after the terrier became trapped in a drainage pipe. Lulu disappeared down the unused pipe while she was out for a walk in Dorney.

Rubble blocked her exit and she was trapped, surviving on just a trickle of water for nearly a week. Eventually, Gina was so desperate to be reunited with her pet that she hired a JCB to cut Lulu free. Luckily, a fire service rescue team were passing and stepped in to help.

They used cutting equipment, the digger and shovels to dig down 8ft and six hours later Lulu was reunited with her owner.

  1. Anglia

World's oldest pancake race

Schoolchildren line up for the oldest pancake race in the country Credit: Russell Hookey / ITV Anglia

Britain's oldest pancake race is being held in Olney near Milton Keynes.

The race dates back to 1445 and it's believed it all began with a woman who was late for the Shriving service at Olney Parish Church.

The main race happens shortly before noon but children's races are held during the morning.

Taking part in the world oldest pancake races at Olney near Milton Keynes Credit: Russell Hookey / ITV Anglia


Four arrests in High Wycombe in child exploitation case

Thames Valley Police have arrested four men in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire as part of an investigation into child exploitation called Operation Ribbon.

Four warrants under the Sexual Offences Act led to the arrests of the men who are aged 19, 20, 21 and 22. All are currently in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Vince Grey, leading the investigation, said: “We will not tolerate child exploitation in the Wycombe District and today’s warrants are part of a lengthy investigation spanning many months."

Police are urging any victims who have not yet come forward to call them in confidence on 01296 396396.

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