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92-year-old former spitfire pilot prepares for first ever skydive

92 year old Peter Proctor.
92 year old Peter Proctor.

A former spitfire pilot is preparing to make his very first skydive in Peterborough.

92-year-old Peter Proctor never had to use his parachute during the second world war, but he will be deploying one during a charity jump at Sibson airfield this morning.

Picture of Peter Proctor when he was a spitfire pilot.
Picture of Peter Proctor when he was a spitfire pilot.

He's raising money for the RAF Association, which provides support to servicemen and their families.

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Stansted airport aims to increase passenger numbers

Stansted Airport is pushing forward with plans to welcome millions of extra passengers each year.

It comes as the Airports Comission today rejected proposals for the so-called Boris Island - a major new facility in the Thames Estuary, just off the Essex Coast.

Now Stansted has begun a public consultation on its expansion proposals, which it says would create thousands of extra jobs and tens of billions of pounds for the regional economy.

Click below to watch our report from Serena Sandhu

Body found in Leiston: Police investigate

Police in Suffolk are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in Leiston.

Officers were called because of worries about the welfare of a woman inside a residential property on Main Street.

They forced their way into the house and found the body of a local woman in her 20s.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained while officers investigate.

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Registrar wins battle over same sex weddings

A registrar who refused to officiate at same sex weddings has won a court backing for her stance.

Margaret Jones from Bedfordshire said performing gay weddings clashed with her Christian beliefs - a move which she says eventually cost her her job.

A court has said her employer was wrong to have dismissed her, but the decision has led to some concern from gay rights groups.

Click below to watch our report from Elodie Harper.

Snake found in Saffron Walden house

A corn snake has been found in a house in Saffron Walden.

The snake was discovered in the kitchen of a home in Plantation Close by Uttlesford District Council's Pest Control officer.

Corn Snake
Corn Snake found in Saffron Walden Credit: Uttlesford District Council

He safely collected up the 3ft serpent which is now being cared for by a reptile company in Cambridgeshire.

"It is very unusual to find a corn snake in a residential property, but it is harmless. This one is in good condition - it is friendly and likes being handled, so it is probably a pet."

– Sue Knight, Animal Warden
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