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'Biggest game in Dons history': Expected sell out for Manchester United clash

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The game is expected to be a sell out. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Next Tuesday's MK Dons' cup clash against Manchester United is expected to sell out, with some fans queuing through the night waiting for the box office to open.

Fans lined up around the block at Stadium MK, hoping to bag one of the 29,000 tickets on sale to what's already being described as the biggest game in the Dons' history.

Postnatal depression 'less likely if you breastfeed'

New mothers who successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to get postnatal depression, new research suggests.

Woman breastfeeding her baby.
Woman breastfeeding her baby. Credit: PA Images

Experts, including scientists from the University of Cambridge, surveyed women who had almost 14,000 babies during the 1990s when their children were two, eight, 21 and 32 months old.

Their study, published in the journal Maternal and Child Health, found that mothers who planned to breastfeed and who actually went on to breastfeed were around 50% less likely to become depressed than mothers who had not planned to, and who did not, breastfeed.

Those who planned to breastfeed, but who did not go on to breastfeed, were more than twice as likely to become depressed as mothers who had not planned to and who did not, they found.

Breastfeeding has well-established benefits to babies, in terms of their physical health and cognitive development; our study shows that it also benefits the mental health of mothers.

– Dr Maria Iacovou, University of Cambridge.

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Teenager attacked with baseball bats and iron bars

A 19-year-old man is recovering after being attacked in Bedford by a group of men carrying iron bars and baseball bats.

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Location of attack in Bedford Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened between 11pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday at the junction of Brecon Way and Aspen Avenue - the teenager was knocked unconscious.

Anyone with information can contact PC Burnage, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Regeneration work begins in King's Lynn

Workmen breaking ground
Workmen break ground for the first time Credit: ITV News Anglia

Construction work has begun this week on a £650,000 regeneration project on King's Lynn's Saturday Market Place.

The work which should take 3 months to complete will see the area changed into a more social space, so people can enjoy the historic buildings that surround the market place.

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Artist's impression of the new look Saturday Market Place Credit: King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

We are making the footways much wider, slightly reducing the size of the car park, trying to produce an area which is more pedestrian friendly, an area that can perhaps have small events in the future.

– Quentin Brogdale, Resident engineer, Norfolk County Council
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King's Lynn Minster overlooking the Saturday Market Place Credit: ITV News Anglia

We've got the Minster, we've got our beautiful town hall, it's just a car park and what we want is for people to enjoy the restaurants, the pub and make it a place worth visiting and staying for.

– Cllr Nick Daubney, Leader of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

The work is being funded jointly by King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council and Norfolk County Council, with some money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Saturday Market Place is closed to traffic while the work is carried out, while pedestrian access is the same as normal.

There are road diversion signs in place.

It's hoped the project will be finished ready for the Christmas Lights switch on in November.

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Man in his 20s stabbed in Lowestoft

A man has been taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston after being stabbed in Lowestoft.

Emergency services were called at around 3:45pm this afternoon to reports a man in his 20s had been stabbed in the St Peter's Street in the town.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101.

Commuters could end up forking out an extra £400 a year

It was announced today that the average season ticket price could increase by 3.5% in January.

That's based on today's inflation figure of 2.5% - and another 1% added on top for investment.

But with train companies allowed to put tickets up by another 2% - it means commuters could face a hike of over 5%.

Which could mean commuters forking out an extra £400 a year.

Abellio Greater Anglia respond to rail price rises

Responding to the publication of July’s Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation figure of 2.5%, which helps determine season tickets and other regulated train fares for 2015, an Abellio Greater Anglia spokesperson said:

"Government decides the average change to regulated rail fares, including season tickets, each year. The details of changes to rail fares will be confirmed later in the year. We recognise and share the importance that rail passengers place on value for money and improving train services in our region, and we're working with our stakeholder partners on initiatives including the taskforce which has been established to make the case for greater investment in the Norwich to London mainline.

"We have also worked with the Department for Transport to secure a £20 million investment in a package of service enhancements to be delivered during the current franchise to October 2016, including a major refresh of the carriages on our Norwich to London intercity services, and more capacity.

"We will also continue to build a positive case for the next long franchise to help in bringing about the major enhancements to rolling stock and infrastructure for the East Anglia rail network that we all wish to see."

– Abellio Greater Anglia
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