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  1. Clacton Air Show continues with tribute to Great War dead

    Clacton Air Show continued today with the Red Arrows and Great War Display Team both celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

    More than 30,000 biodegradable poppies were scattered in the water off Clacton Pier to remember those who died in World War One.

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  2. Peterborough theatre boss hits out: ‘Greedy acts killed The Broadway’

    Peterborough Telegraph

    The man hoping to revive the fortunes of The Broadway has launched an astonishing attack on “greedy performers” blaming them for the city theatre’s woes - and became involved in a war of words with one of the companies left out of pocket.

  3. 'Extremely busy' Peterborough hospital's bank holiday plea

    Peterborough City Hospital has urged people to only attend its A&E over the bank holiday weekend if they require emergency treatment.

    The hospital has tweeted it is "extremely busy treating poorly patients" and asked those needing non-emergency healthcare to find help elsewhere.

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  4. Fans hope to banish the blues at Portman Road

    Ipswich Town stadium

    A group of Ipswich Town fans has started a campaign to improve the matchday atmosphere at Portman Road.

    Max Helm of new supporters' group Blue Action said: "The atmosphere here is inconsistent, often very flat and can be very negative.

    "We want to consolidate the fantastic like-minded fans who want to make some noise for 90 minutes."

    He said he was liaising with the club on its ideas, including grouping Blue Action fans in the North Stand, behind the goal.

    The club has been approached for comment.

    BBC Sport: Ipswich Town

  5. Thieves walked elderly man to cash machine

    Police are trying to trace up to seven young men who "ganged up" on an elderly man in Ipswich and forced him to withdraw cash for them.

    Sainsbury's Hadleigh Road Ipswich

    The suspects forced their way into his home in the Handford Road area late on Wednesday and searched the house for an hour.

    They then walked the man to the cash machine at Sainsbury's on Hadleigh Road, where he withdrew cash between 00:30 and 00:40 on Thursday, and then walked him home.

    He called police when they left at 01:00.

    Det Ch Insp Jeff Yaxley said the "cowardly" suspects were aged in their teens to mid-20s and were believed to be eastern European.

  6. Woman and two men jailed for Class A dealing in Norwich

    A woman and two men from Norwich have been jailed for conspiracy to supply class A drugs including heroin and crack cocaine in the city.

    Yasmin Luparello, Connor Griggs and James Dexter
    Image caption: (left to right) Yasmin Luparello, Connor Griggs and James Dexter

    Yasmin Luparello, 30, of Cubitt Road, was sentenced to two years at Norwich Crown Court

    Connor Griggs, 21, of Skelton Road, received a 32-month term and James Dexter, 42, of Jordan Close, was jailed for 16 months.

    All had pleaded guilty to drug dealing offences committed between November and March.

    Det Sgt Matt Barden said: "We are continuing to take positive action against those who are concerned in supplying Class A drugs regardless of whether you are local or coming into the county to commit crime."

  7. No progress on site of former Greyfriars bus station

    Craig Lewis

    BBC Northampton Politics Reporter

    Progress on the Greyfriars bus station site in Northampton is no further forward more than three years after the bus station building was demolished.

    The old "brutalist" bus station was knocked down in March 2015 and the following year plans for student and retirement accommodation, flats and leisure facilities were approved.

    Greyfriars site, Northampton

    The development was also supposed to include restaurants, a hotel, a coach station and either a cinema or trampoline centre.

    However, in November last year those plans were scrapped with the council going back to the drawing board.

    No further plans have been produced and the authority says it is currently engaging with developers who continue to show interest in the site.

  8. Second charge over Northampton town centre stabbing

    A second person has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Northampton town centre.

    It follows an attack on a man, in his 30s, in St Katherine's Gardens at about 18:30 on Tuesday, 7 August which left him with serious injuries.

    St Katherine's Gardens, Northampton

    A 17-year-old boy has been charged with committing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article.

    Two weeks ago, a 22-year-old man was charged with the same offences.

  9. In pictures: New University of Northampton campus

    There are now just weeks to go until the University of Northampton begins welcoming students to its new £330m campus in the town.

    Several buildings at the Waterside Campus, less than a mile from Northampton town centre, are already open with the new term beginning for some 15,000 students in late September.

    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton

    The campus at Nunn Mills Road will replace the university's current sites on St George's Avenue and at Moulton Park.

  10. Plans for £2.6m investment at Hadleigh swimming pool

    Suffolk Free Press

    Work on a new multi-million pound investment in Hadleigh’s swimming pool is set to commence at the beginning of 2019, as details of the project are unveiled.

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  11. TV drama featuring Dereham will 'benefit local area'

    A new drama starting on BBC One this weekend, from the writer and producers of hit police drama Line Of Duty, will include footage of Dereham in the dark!

    The new series, called Bodyguard, stars Keeley Hawes as the home secretary assigned a heroic but volatile war veteran as her specialist protection officer, played by Richard Madden of Game of Thrones fame.

    Bodyguard scene

    Some scenes were filmed in February on the Mid Norfolk Railway and its manager George Saville said the series will benefit the whole area.

    "it's a good revenue generator for the railway and will bring in more people to benefit providers of accommodation, pubs, restaurants and attractions.

    "We're just trying to figure out a place to put a television screen on the station so we can all watch it."

    Bodyguard is on Sunday at 21:00.

  12. Newborn's unexpected arrival at Essex zoo

    Colchester Zoo has a new attraction in the form of a baby red panda.

    The infant, a female, was actually born on 14 June, and a statement on the zoo's website reveals they didn't even know their adult female was pregnant.

    The statement said: "Mum Liwei was spending a lot of time in one of the nest boxes, only coming out for food, this sparked our keeper’s curiosity and on checking the nest box they noticed a fluffy red cub hiding inside the box!"

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    The red panda is not closely related to the giant panda and has more in common with bears and racoons, the zoo said.

    It is classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  13. Lorry destroyed in Harlton hay bale fire

    A lorry has been destroyed after its load of hay caught fire on the A603 at Harlton near Cambridge.

    The vehicle, carrying 30 tonnes of hay caught fire at about 14:45 and it had spread to stubble in a nearby field by the time crews from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service arrived.

    Lorry fire

    Eye witness Lawrence Austen said: "The driver actually heroically unhitched the wagon while the fire was blazing."

    He also said a farmer got his plough and dug a ditch to stop the blaze spreading further into his field.

    Lorry on fire

    Cambridgeshire Police warned motorists in the area to expect delays.

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  14. Alleyway death 'not treated as suspicious'

    Norfolk Police is confirming the force is not treating the discovery of a man's body in an alleyway in Norwich as suspicious.

    Officers were called at 02:20 to the path near Murrells Court off King Street and the area was sealed off while investigations took place.

    The force said a file was now being prepared for the coroner.

  15. Pug revived with oxygen mask after Peterborough fire

    An unconscious dog had to be revived by fire crews after being rescued from a house fire in Peterborough.

    Dog using oxygen mask

    Wearing breathing apparatus, crews from Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service saved the little pug from the fire in the kitchen of the third floor flat in Braymere Road, Hampton, shortly before 19:00 yesterday.

    The pug was unresponsive when he was brought out of the burning home and officers had to use their Smokey Paws oxygen mask system to revive the poorly pet.

    Dog using oxygen mask

    The oxygen therapy kits are donated to fire services throughout the UK by the charity, which relies on donations from the public to fund the life-saving equipment for cats and dogs.

    Although firefighters did not stop long enough to get the dog's name, they confirmed the pug was fine after it had been treated.

    Pug after being rescued from fire