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Hello. A controlled explosion has been carried out this afternoon in
Suffolk as police continue their investigation following the
discovery of a cache of weapons The police say they have destroxed a
number of items found in Wyverstone near Stowmarket at the home of the
parish council chairman Jamds Arnold. Mr Arnold, who's 49,
appeared in court today where he faced four charges of possessing
banned firearms and two charges of assault. Police say this afternoon's
explosion at his home was c`rried out as a precautionary meastre.
A man's appeared in court charged with murder, following a dotble
stabbing in Essex. Two men were attacked in Braintree last week
This 24`year`old man from Southend is appealing in court chargdd with
murder this morning, speaking only to confirm his name, date of birth
and address. As well as the charge of more dirty faces another charge
of possessing an offensive weapon. He was remanded in custody tntil his
next appearance at Chelmsford Crown Court. The man who died was a young
father. He suffered fatal knife winds. The
man made no application for bail. Work has begun to demolish what many
regard as an eyesore in Northampton. Contractors are tearing down the old
bus station, once dubbed as "the mouth of hell". The work is due to
be completed by the end of the year. It's costing ?4 million.
A boxer dog missing for six days in the Lake District is back home in
Suffolk thanks to a social ledia campaign that went viral. More than
a thousand pounds was raised to help find Murphy after he slipped his
lead to chase sheep last Monday His first walk four`day week.
Murphy, a one`year`old boxer at their home near Bury Saint Ddmunds.
One week ago they were out walking in the Lake District when Mtrphy
slept his lead and ran off. The first port of call was mountain
rescue who were very good and helped us to look for Murphy every single
day. I am a member of the Yorkshire boxer rescue Facebook page `nd I'll
let them know and it was from there that it really took off. A social
media campaign to find Murphy went viral. Clare Balding and actress
Jessica Biel both re`tweeted the missing dog poster. There w`s times
I thought he would be dead `nd never found again and people thought he
would have been taken because he was so friendly. ?1000 was raisdd to
help hire a helicopter to sdarch for Murphy. We saw him after about 0
minutes lying down and he looked up at us and stood up and it w`s when
he stood up but I knew he w`s alive. After six base, Lewis and Mtrphy
were reunited. He is a little underweight and very tired but
otherwise well and pleased to be home.
A clutch of tawny owl chicks has been ringed today. Not on a nature
reserve, but in a garden in the middle of March in Cambridgdshire.
For the garden's owners it's another milestone in a 30`year history of
observing the birds. They've been nesting all winter and
now they've got something to show for it. These tawny owls have spent
the tough winter period bredding in Linda and Stephen Butler's garden.
This walnut tree has been home to breeding tawny owls for somd 30
years. I'm a real bird`watcher and I think it's important that wd pass
that love on to younger gendrations. It's my nana who got me intdrested
and I think I've interested my children, my grandchildren, and now
I've got my nephews here today, so for me that's everything. Once out
of the nest box they were mdasured and weighed by trained experts
before having a very small ring put on their legs. If found in the
future they can then be identified by this number. Last year there were
three youngsters and in the previous year there were two and the previous
year one, so this is the second year we have been doing three yotngsters.
They can also be monitored hn real`time on a tablet computer and
smartphone linked to Interndt connected video cameras, but today
those toys were for the grown`ups. What did they feel like? Thdy feel
really soft and fluffy. Is this the first time you have seen a baby owl?
Yes. Linda and Stephen watch these babies
take their first glimpse of the outside world and they now hope to
inspire others with their p`ssion too.
In football, Ipswich's play`off hopes are still alive. They drew 2`2
at home against Bournemouth and remain just a point off the top six
with two games to go. But it's all over for Stevenage, who are
relegated from League One after being beaten soundly by Bristol
City. It ended goalless for Colchester away at fellow strugglers
Crewe. MK Dons drew 2`2 agahnst Brentford while Peterborough took
all three points, beating C`rlisle 4`1 to consolidate their pl`ce in
the play`offs. In League Two, Northampton `re
second from bottom after losing against Portsmouth, while Southend
are all but certain to be in the play`offs after beating Accrington
1`0. Weather now. Hello, Julie.
Overnight, we have had cloud and outbreaks of rain from the North
Sea. Some of this could be on the heavy side and we should sed some
mist and fog developing as well Some sports could drop to around
seven Celsius. Tomorrow morning misty with further outbreaks of rain
but eventually they should pull to the north and we will start to see
bright conditions spreading from the south. At the same time, sole
showers and some of that cotld be heavy and underlay. Temperatures up
to around 16 Celsius. Modern winds. `` moderate ones. A scatterhng of
showers and some of those could be heavy. Whether the state is
unsettled again with a dry start and showers pushing from the sotth`west.
Longer spells of rain on Thtrsday. That's all for now, back with an
update after 10pm, good evening