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  1. More than 300 schools close in snow-hit Buckinghamshire

    The trainline in snow at High Wycombe

    Schools have closed and waste collections have been cancelled after snow fell across the south of Buckinghamshire overnight.

    More than 300 schools and education centres are affected, according to the county council.

    Wycombe District Council,South Bucks District Council and Chiltern Council have all cancelled bin collections due to the snow.

    Thames Valley Police has also warned drivers not to travel unless "absolutely necessary" due to treacherous or impassable roads.

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  2. World War One memorial bench vandalism 'despicable'

    A World War One memorial bench in St Albans, which depicts a group of soldiers advancing over barbed wire towards enemy lines, has been defaced with white paint in what the city's mayor called "a despicable act of vandalism".

    Vandalised World War One bench
    World War One bench restored

    The metal bench was bought by St Albans City and District Council last year and placed by the historic Verdun Tree near the cathedral. The tree grew from a conker taken from the only tree left standing in the battlefield of Verdun - one of the bloodiest clashes of the 1914-1918 conflict.

    The bench has now been restored to its previous condition. The silhouettes of soldiers are known as Tommies.

    St Albans Mayor, councillor Rosemary Farmer, said: "This was a truly despicable act of vandalism that I am both upset and outraged by."

    "If anyone can shed any light on who is responsible, then I would urge them to contact the police immediately."

  3. Standon Calling: New headliners announced

    Nile Rodgers & Chic and Mercury Prize-winning Wolf Alice have been announced as headliners at the Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling 2019.

    Nile Rodgers

    Rodgers will play on Sunday night at the festival which runs 25-28 July in a valley near Standon in the Hertfordshire countryside.

    Together with Wolf Alice, who scooped the 2018 Mercury Prize, they will join Rag’n’Bone Man, whose headlining appearance had been announced previously.

    Founder and festival director Alex Trenchard said: "Every year at Standon Calling we want to bring an experience and show that people will never forget.

    "This year, I feel we’ve done that and more, with one of my favourite bands of the past decade Wolf Alice and one of my favourite bands of all time Nile Rodgers & Chic topping the bill."

  4. Child inmates of concentration camps remember The Holocaust

    Sunday was Holocaust Memorial Day, and BBC TV broadcast a collection of interviews with some of the last living Jewish people who settled in Britain as children after losing family in the Nazi death camps during World War Two.

    Frank Bright, now 90 and living near Ipswich, arrived with his mother at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland in 1944.

    He was separated and selected for slave labour, and never saw his mother again.

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    Video caption: A landmark documentary about the last survivors of the Holocaust living in Britain today.

    The programme, called The Last Survivors, also featured Maurice Blik - a sculptor from Tiptree in Essex, who was liberated from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

    He remembered his "first sculpture" - crafting a model boat from a piece of carrot which he found in the camp.

    He intended it to be a present for his younger sister on her first birthday. She never made it to that birthday.

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