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Pictures: Queen joins commuters on train to Norfolk

The Queen arrives on the 12.21 train into King's Lynn, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia / Seb White

The Queen has arrived for her annual Christmas holiday at Sandringham in Norfolk by joining rail commuters on the 12.21 train into King's Lynn.

The Great Northern train left King's Cross in London at 10.44am.

It's a regular annual journey for the Queen as the Royal family gather for the festivities on their Norfolk estate.

The Queen and the rest of the Royal family traditionally spend every Christmas on their Sandringham estate. Credit: ITV News Anglia


Double yellow lines less than a foot long could be the shortest in Britain

Double yellow lines measuring 11 inches have been painted on a road in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Chris Warner

Double yellow lines less than a foot long have been painted on a road in Cambridge and are likely be the shortest in Britain.

The lines, at 11 inches long, in Hamilton Road separate a pay and display parking bay from residents' parking.

The city of Cambridge was already vying for the UK's shortest parking restriction with double yellow lines measuring 13 inches in nearby Humberstone Road.

Hollesley Bay prisoner recaptured

A man who absconded from Hollesley Bay open prison in Suffolk earlier this year has been found in Nottinghamshire.

Hollesley Bay Credit: ITV News Anglia

Kevin Smith had been serving a five-year sentence for conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle. The 29-year-old has been arrested and is currently in custody in Nottinghamshire.

Train line re-opens but delays expected for hours to come

A signalling fault near Stowmarket that has disrupted rush hour trains between Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire has been fixed although delays are expected well into the afternoon.

The train line between Stowmarket and Ipswich has been re-opened after a signalling fault. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Train services between Norwich and Liverpool Street, Ipswich and Cambridge, and Ipswich and Peterborough will be disrupted until further notice, whilst the train service is restored. This involves getting the booked traincrew and trains back into the correct places. Some train services may still be cancelled, have their stopping patterns changed, or started at another station or terminated short of their destination."

– Abellio Greater Anglia

Abellio Greater Anglia says ticket restrictions have been lifted for the remainder of Thursday 18 December so passengers travel on other trains than specified on their advance purchase tickets.


Hunt for man over sexual comments to boy at swimming pool

CCTV image of a man Cambridgeshire Police want to speak to over an incident at a swimming pool. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to after receiving reports of a suspicious incident at a swimming pool in the town of March.

The 15-year-old boy had been swimming at the George Campbell Leisure Centre and says he was approached by a man in the changing room who made comments of a sexual nature.

The incident took place between 11.30am and 12.45pm on Sunday 7 December.

"The victim is shocked and embarrassed by what happened so I would urge anyone who may have information to contact police. I am keen to speak to the man in the CCTV images as I believe he has important information about what happened."

– Detective Constable Rachel Weeks, Cambridgeshire Police

The man is described as being 25 to 40 years old, of medium build with short brown hair.

Stansted airports tips for flying this Christmas

820,000 people are expected to use Stansted airport over Christmas Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stansted airport has issued special guidelines for thousands of passengers heading off for Christmas.

They include not wrapping presents to go in hand luggage.

820,000 people are expected to travel between now and January 2nd.

The most popular destinations are Dublin, Barcelona, the Canary islands and Rome.

Monday 22nd December is predicted to be the busiest day with 37,500 passengers forecast to fly.

"Good preparation is key for any journey and as we approach the busy festive getaway we want to help passengers jet off as effortlessly as possible so we have prepared 12 take off tips to help them on their way."

– Karen Smart, Director of Customer Service
  • Check hand luggage is correct size
  • Put hand luggage liquids in clear plastic sealed bags with no container over 100ml
  • Visit for up to date advice on what you can take
  • Don't wrap presents in hand luggage as they may need to be unwrapped by security
  • Crackers and party poppers can't go in hand luggage
  • Check timetable alterations for public transport
  • Check for planned roadworks and pre-book parking
  • Leave plenty of time to get to the airport
  • At security - remove all electricals and liquids from hand luggage
  • And remove coats, belts and empty pockets
  • Once through security - Keep an eye on flight information screens
  • When you have a gate number, make your way there

Decision to be made on future of two Northampton bars after street brawl

Police patrol Northampton after the brawl in Bridge Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two bars in Northampton which had their licences suspended after a street brawl almost a week ago, will learn today if they can re-open.

More than 50 people were involved in the riot which broke out in the early hours of Friday 12th December outside the Nu Bar and Face Bar in Bridge Street in Northampton.

Northampton Borough Council's licensing committee will decide if any further action will be taken.

8 people were injured during the brawl, with 6 people suffering stab wounds, with one person remaining in hospital in a stable condition.

Bridge Street in Northampton cordoned off on Friday 12th December Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 19 year old man has been arrested by Police on suspicion of GBH in connection with the incident in Bridge Street.

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