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Hunt continues for arsonists

One of the cottages set on fire
One of the cottages set on fire

Police are today continuing their hunt for arsonists who set light to five thatched cottages near Huntingdon yesterday. All the fires were put out and no-one was hurt - but it's prompted a warning to those living in thatched homes. The calls to four of the fires all came within the space of two hours - a second fire on The Green at Brampton was spotted by a crew tackling a nearby blaze.

Busy time on the roads over the Easter weekend

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It's expected to be one of the busiest times on the roads and at our airports as thousands of us look to get away over the Bank Holiday Weekend. The Highways Agency says it's helping to ease congestion by removing roadworks on major routes including the M1 and A14. At the airports around 134 thousand passengers are due to fly out of Stansted and 78 thousand from Luton.

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Is the 'Help to Buy' scheme working in the East?

In the latest in our reports on housing in the East, we look at the Government's 'Help to Buy' scheme.

It was launched by the Prime Minister in our region and it seems we've embraced the scheme more enthusiastically than anywhere else in Britain.

Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Peterborough have been among the biggest users of Help to Buy - which enables people to buy a home with a 5% deposit.

But critics of the scheme say that, by backing up people's mortgages, the government is encouraging us to get into debt - and will push up house prices.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Pupils celebrate GCSE success but how have changes in the exams affected the grades?

It was another nerve-racking day for students across the region as they collected their GCSE results.

The exams watchdog had warned schools to expect "volatility" in grades after a number of changes to the exams took affect - and there are many more still to come.

However, there was still plenty to celebrate.

Click below to watch a report for the East of the region

Click below to watch a report for the West of the region

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