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  1. Anglia

Grade II-listed 18th Century country hall gutted by fire

A fire has gutted a Grade II-listed country mansion dating back to the 18th Century, leaving little more than a stone skeleton.

Credit: Joy Stewart

The blaze broke out at Cosgrove Hall, near Milton Keynes, on Friday afternoon, quickly spreading through the building.

Crews from Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire fire services managed to beat back the flames by early evening, but the mansion could not be saved and the privately-owned property was gutted.

There were no reports of any injuries, and investigations into the cause of the blaze are ongoing.

These pictures show the extent of the fire taking hold. Credit: M K Air Regatta
The fire could be seen for miles around. Credit: M K Air Regatta
  1. Wales

Emergency crews launch search after canoeist seen in difficulty

A search is underway at Aberglaslyn in Snowdonia Credit: Google Maps

Emergency services are searching water at Aberglaslyn after a canoeist was reported to be in difficulty.

Police were called just before 3pm this afternoon.

Teams from North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the Welsh Ambulance Service, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue and Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue are at the scene.


Harvest woes for farmers after wetter than normal June

We may be into August and harvest time, but farmers say they're finding crops are underperforming, costing them thousands of pounds.

We've been talking to a farmer in Worcestershire who supplies all his grain to make lager in Burton on Trent but after a wetter than normal start to the summer, has had to go to great lengths this year to make sure his grain is good enough. Melissa Wright reports.

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