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  1. World War One soldier honoured by students

    A World War One soldier, whose body was never recovered, has been honoured by students at the school where he taught in Bletchley in Buckinghamshire.

    Silhouette of solider above wreath

    Pupils at Sir Herbert Leon Academy have marked the Armistice centenary by naming a "silent soldier" memorial in the school garden after John Graham "Jack" Gillam, who was killed at the Battle of Loos on 27 September 1915, aged 24, and lies without a known grave in northern France.

    He was a former assistant master at the original Leon school in Bletchley, he lived in Fenny Stratford and also played rugby for Northampton Saints between 1911 and 1914.

    The "silent soldier" memorials are near life-sized silhouettes which, with a donation to The Royal British Legion, can be displayed to symbolise communities which took part in World War One.

    Head of history, Paul Salver, said: "By giving our silent soldier a name it has shown a human face to make a personal connection to remember the sacrifices of many young people in the Great War."

  2. Bedford bridge 'yarn bombed' with thousands of poppies

    A yarn bomb of more than 1,500 poppies have been placed across Bedford's Suspension Bridge, on the town's Embankment.

    Knitters have spent the last few weeks making the red flowers out of wool to mark Armistice Day - which falls on Remembrance Sunday this year, the centenary of the end of World War One.

    Poppies on bridge

    Verity Slaughter-Penney, who came up with the idea and is a member of the Yarny Crafty Army of Bedford, said: "I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response to this project and want to thank every crafter, knitter and crocheter, every business that collected and all the knitting groups that contributed, The Higgins for lending us a room and the council for braving the climb to the arch.

    Poppies on bridge

    "Bedford I applaud you for this wonderful tribute, we are a community brimming with love and care."

    She added that poppies are still being added by members of the public, so the display could grow even further.

  3. For those of you watching in black and white...

    Forty-six households in Northamptonshire are still watching television on a black and white set, according to new figures from TV Licensing:

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  4. Northampton pub staff threatened during hold-up

    Staff at a pub were threatened by a robber who stole a "large amount" of cash on Sunday evening, according to police.

    Man wanted in connection with raid at The Gallery pub, Northampton

    The Gallery in the Southfields area of Northampton was closed when the raider forced his way into the building shortly before 23:00, police said.

    Officers said he left in the direction of Great Gull Crescent and was carrying a Nike shoebox.

    He was described as about 6ft 1in tall, black, and wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit with the hood up.

    The Gallery, Northampton
  5. Two arrests after 18-year-old stabbed in Bedford

    Two men have been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in the leg in Bedford yesterday.

    The 18-year-old was attacked in Kennet Rise at about 11:30 in what police believe was an "isolated incident".

    He was taken to hospital, but his injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

    Two men from Bedford, aged 22 and 24, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

    The main entrance to the St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School was closed while police dealt with the incident, but it reopened in the evening.

  6. Paul Weller first to announce summer forest gigs

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

    Paul Weller

    The revered singer-songwriter is playing seven gigs in forests around the country including Thetford Forest near Brandon, Suffolk, on 21 June.

    Weller’s latest release True Meanings, entered the UK album charts at number two.

    It is his 14th solo album and the 26th studio album of his career that began in 1977 with The Jam’s debut album In The City and continued with the Style Council before his solo career.

    Tiickets are £48.50 (plus £5.35 booking fee) and go on sale on Friday.

  7. Ipswich assault victim has serious head injury

    Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a serious assault in Ipswich left a woman seriously injured.

    Suffolk Police said the 45-year-old woman was found with a head injury next to the skate park by Stoke Bridge just after midnight on Sunday morning.

    Officers said CCTV images who the victim crossing the bridge towards the town centre when she is struck by a single punch by a suspect who carries on walking in the opposite direction.

    She was taken to Ipswich Hospital before being transferred to Addenbroke's in Cambridge where police said she was continuing to receive treatment.

    Officers want to trace a woman who was seen wearing a red woolly hat, red hooded jumper, a white jacket, jeans and blue trainers between 23:45 on Saturday and 00:17 on Sunday.

    Stoke Bridge, close to the skate park, in Ipswich
  8. Horse rider dies in Potton

    Police in Bedfordshire are trying to establish how a horse rider died in Potton.

    Hatley Road, Potton

    The horse was seen without a rider in the Hatley Road area at about 16:10 on Friday and a woman in her 60s was found nearby with serious injuries.

    She was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment, but was pronounced dead the next morning.

    Sgt James Wood said: "While we have made good progress in our investigation, we are trying to piece together exactly what happened in this tragic incident.

    "There were a number of people in the area, so if anyone saw or heard anything, please get in touch."