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Man attacks two women in Northampton

Image of a suspect who attacked two women. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Two separate attacks on women in Northampton are thought to have been carried out by the same man.

Images of the suspect have been released following the latest incident on Monday when an 85-year-old woman was assaulted in a burglary in Westone.

In November a woman was sexually assaulted on The Racecourse park. Police believe the same man is responsible for both.

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Weekend disruption for rail passengers

Rail passengers using the Norwich to London line will face disruption on Saturday and Sunday as two months worth of engineering works get underway.

As part of a £15million upgrade to improve the tracks and overhead power lines along the route, no services will be running between Manningtree and Shenfield for the next eight weekends. It means that commuters will have to use replacement bus services instead.

£60 million for region's industry

The government has pledged a total of £60 million for a series of projects across Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. The windfall will benefit the aviation industry and create thousands of new jobs, homes, and better roads. But critics claim it's just another political sweetener three months ahead of the General Election. Malcolm Robertson's been looking at one of the schemes designed to benefit.

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Ooh la la - Manet mania mounts!

Manet exhibition at Norwich Castle Credit: ITV ANGLIA

A painting from one of the world's greatest artists, worth millions, has come to Norfolk. It's by the French impressionist Manet and is the centrepiece of a new exhibition which looks at the way he influenced artists both here and at home.

Homage to Manet opens at Norwich Castle tomorrow. It also features work by Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Gwen John and Philip Steer, who settled in Walberswick in Suffolk in later years.

Heather Gutherie, Exhibitions' Officer said : "Manet is regarded as a forefather or a father of modern art and it's particularly through his representations of women that he was a very controversial, very notorious artist, somebody who was painting real women and that really influenced artists who were working in Britain in the late nineteenth century."

Watch Natalie Gray's report below:

Snapshot of region in 50s and 60s

A series of 200 photos taken in the 1950s and 60s give a snapshot of life for one family in our region.

Bird fedding - somewhere in England, 1968 Credit: viewfromthisside.com

It's believed they were taken by the Bryant family, who ran a shop in St Ives, Cambridgeshire at the time.

Christmas, somewhere in England, 1968 Credit: viewfromthisside.com

The shots capture local people and places, family holidays and even Royal guest appearances.

The Plough and Sail, Snape, Suffolk. Date unknown Credit: viewfromthisside.com

All the pictures can be viewed at

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Doctor jailed for 12 years for abusing young girls

A former police surgeon was today jailed for 12 years after admitting serious sexual offences against young girls..

61-year-old Hugh O'Neill, from Tasburgh in Norfolk abused two girls in their early teens. He pleaded guilty to two charges of rape and three of gross indecency.

Today he was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.

Hugh O'Neill has been jailed for 12 years. Credit: Norfolk Police

The offences took place between 1995 and 2002. They came to light when one of the girls - having seen high profile cases reported in the press - felt strong enough to contact the police.

O'Neill was arrested on July 18th last year. Initially he denied the allegations but later admitted them.

O'Neill worked as a GP at Horsford medical centre near Norwich.. None of the offences relate to his professional role.

Statements were read out from the victims. One said O'Neill had completely shattered her trust in people. Not a day goes by without her reliving her nightmare. It had ruined her life, she said.

The other girl said her childhood had been taken away from her. She was so traumatised that she slept with a knife under her pillow.

Judge Anthony Bate told him: "Behind that respectable facade you were living a complete lie. Your disgrace is complete.".

It emerged today that O'Neill is accused of a further 15 offences of sexual abuse. His barrister said he would be pleading not guilty.

1,000 new defibrillators for Ambulance Service

The new defibrillators will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries Credit: ITV

The East of England Ambulance Service is investing almost £1 million on 1,000 new defibrillators.

The lifesaving kits, which can make all the difference in the first two or three minutes of cardiac arrest, will be placed across six counties. The first deliveries will be divided as follows:

  • Norfolk - 50
  • Essex - 40
  • Cambridgeshire - 30
  • Suffolk - 20
  • Bedfordshire - 10
  • Hertfordshire - 10

They will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries. It is hoped all devices will be in place by the end of March.

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