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This week: Alpaca death, Tring ram-raid & farewell to the Tornado

Ludgershall alpaca death

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:12pm 22nd February 2019. (Updated at 12:14pm 22nd February 2019)

The tragic death of an alpaca in Aylesbury Vale affected many this week.

We also saw a lot of debate over some bollards, a controversial crematorium finally open and the Tornado take its final flight over RAF Halton.

Our top story of the week was in Tring, though:

Tring ram raid Feb 19
Tring's High Street was closed much of Sunday

Tring's High Street was closed off on Sunday, after a ram raid.

The road had to be been partially shut for much of Sunday, after the McColl's convenience store on the High Street was hit in the early hours.

Four offenders were then seen leaving the scene.

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Ludgershall alpaca death
Ed was found in his field near Ludgershall

After an alpaca was found with its eye gouged out in Ludgershall in Buckinghamshire, the RSPCA are now investigating.

Ed sadly died last Thursday.

He was found in a field, bleeding heavily and could not be saved.

His owner lost another alpaca in November, after being attacked.

The RSPCA say there's a chance this was another animal, but could also have been deliberate.

Amanda said:

"We are in total shock at the minute really, we only rehomed Ed a couple of months ago as we got him after Hector. I just can't believe someone would do this, it's hideous.

"I'd also really to warn other people with livestock that this has happened so that they can be vigilant." 

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People on Watermead have been complaining about the bollards for years

Planned works to fix broken bollards in Aylesbury have been delayed.

The automatic bollards have been broken for several years, prompting concerns over road safety.

The access is only supposed to be used by buses and taxis, but has been open to all traffic.

With very little visibility, several people living nearby have mentioned near-misses with cars.

Last year, we heard that they would finally be replacedbut it wasn't clear when.

Work was supposed to start on Monday, but will actually happen next week instead.

The news definitely got a conversation going!


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IS bride's family let down?

We've been hearing all week about Shamima Begum, the IS bride who left for Syria aged 15.

Now she wants to come home, with her newborn son.

But this former Met Police officer's view that her family were let down by authorities certainly sparked debate on our Facebook page...

This also happened...

Tornado fighter plane
The Tornado is retiring after 40 years

It was time to say goodbye to the RAF's famous Tornado over Buckinghamshire on Wednesday.

The iconic plane, with a distinct sound for many, has been in service for around 40 years, but is now retiring.

The RAF have been holding special flypasts across the country and yesterday it was Bucks' turn.

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