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More than 300 caught speeding

More than 300 people have been caught speeding in just one week in Cambridgeshire.

Police were using unmarked police cars as part of a crackdown which ran last week.

Police in Cambridgeshire checking speed Credit: ITV Anglia

They caught a total of 318 people and say they will be continuing to watch out for people exceeding the speed limit.


Campaign warns of danger of travelling to Syria

Women officers from Bedfordshire Police and Luton Borough Council are joining community leaders in a campaign to protect young people from the dangers of travelling to Syria.

Fighting in Syria Credit: ITV News

The campaign being launched today will target women who are concerned about youngsters in their family who may head to Syria and encourage them to talk within the communities.

Police say they're becoming increasingly concerned about youngsters who are considering getting involved in the Syrian conflict.

They're also worried about people heading out for humanitarian reasons.

Essex has worst street in UK for Broadband

A street in Essex has been declared the slowest in the UK for broadband internet speeds.

Download speeds on Wheatley Road in Stanford-Le-Hope have been measured at 30 times slower than the UK national average according to comparison site

It means people living there would have to wait 15 hours to download a movie while people living in other areas could download the same film in less than 10 minutes

6 arrested in phone scam operation

6 men were arrested in today's raids Credit: ITV

Six men have been arrested following a series of warrants carried out across North London in the early hours of today (Weds).

The warrants, led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), targeted those believed to be involved in phone scams in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk.

Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk all worked together and executed warrants at 7 addresses. They were supported by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Four 18-year-old men and two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation. Money and high value items, such as designer clothes and electrical goods, were seized during the warrants.


Business Secretary announces boost for motor industry

News of a £1 billion investment in the motor industry has been welcomed by companies across our region today.

Britain's motor business supports more than 700,000 jobs, with Vauxhall in Luton alone employing nearly two thousand people.

With the East home to manufacturing plants, high tech engineering companies and 3 Formula One teams, it's hoped the money will help create long-term economic security. Serena Sandhu reports.

Rat problem getting bigger - as are the rats...

They're a common pest - spreading germs and disease everywhere they go - and now one pest controller says the problem of rats in our town centres is getting worse.

He says they're now a serious issue in Luton and other parts of our region - and that these aren't just any rats - these are extra large ones. Lauren Hall reports.

Wildlife presenter wows crowds with flying show

He's searched out danger all over the world - surviving crocodile bites, and a brush with a hippo along the way.

But for a slightly safer experience wildlife presenter Steve Backshall has been at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire ahead of a series of shows there on Birds of Prey.

Olivia Paterson went along to talk to one of television's most fearless presenters about his adventures.

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