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Cobblers join football world in support for Clarke Carlisle

Northampton Town Football Club say their thoughts and prayers are with former player Clarke Carlisle, who's said to be fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a lorry in Yorkshire.

It's believed he was airlifted to hospital after a serious incident involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A64, near York, yesterday morning. Carlisle, a former Chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, finished his career with Northampton after 16 years in the game.

Clarke Carlisle is belived to be fighting for his life in hospital Credit: PA

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Power failure causes airport delays

Christmas holidaymakers at Stansted Airport in Essex have been facing major delays, after a power failure this afternoon.

Flights were still able to take off and land, but passengers reported that queues for departure were stretching the length of the main terminal building.

Stansted airport said neither the main terminal nor the runway were affected by the power failure Credit: ITV News Anglia

The power failure, which lasted two hours, affected a satellite building and the track transit which takes passengers for boarding. Stansted said neither the main terminal nor the runway were affected and passengers were being taken by bus to their flights.

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Nick Lidstone sentencing - Cambridgeshire Police statement

Cambridgeshire Police have released the following statement in response to the sentencing of former police officer Nick Lidstone, after it was revealed he had been caught taking indecent pictures of girls nearly a decade before his conviction, on charges including rape and indecency with a child.

"At the time of the offences in 2005 the case was reviewed and the then Deputy Chief Constable decided Lidstone be placed on restricted duties. If we were faced with the same decision today, a more severe sanction would be imposed."

– Simon Parr, Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Police

£10million Greater Anglia makeover gets underway

Travellers using Abellio Greater Anglia trains from Norwich into London know only too well it's been a frustrating year thanks mainly to overrunning engineering work and other related issues.

Whether it's any consolation, from the New Year they'll be travelling in more comfort and style than they've been used to.

The rail operator is spending £10million on refurbishing the mainline fleet - a task that'll take nearly two years.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

70-year-old woman robbed of Christmas gifts

CCTV image of the woman police would like to speak to Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are investigating after a 70-year-old woman had her Christmas shopping stolen whilst out in Newmarket, Suffolk.

She'd put her bags containing Christmas presents down whilst looking around a charity shop in the Guineas Shopping Centre. When she returned to collect them they had been stolen.

Police would like to speak to the woman pictured in the CCTV picture above about this incident.

Anyone with information should call 101.

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NSPCC "staggered" that peadophile sergeant wasn't sacked after being caught taking pictures of children

Nick Lidstone has been sent to prison. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The child protection charity the NSPCC say that they're "staggered" that a Cambridgeshire policeman was allowed to keep his job despite being caught taking indecent pictures of girls nearly a decade ago.

Former Sergeant Nick Lidstone has now been sent to prison for 14 and a half years after admitting a series of rapes and child sex attacks.

Jon Brown has questioned why Lidstone was only charged with a public order offence. Credit: ITV

"He was originally charged with taking photographs up young girls skirts.

Clearly, that's an offence of a sexual nature and yet he was, for some reason, charged with a public order offence.

That does need to be looked at again, to give the public a better understanding as to why a serious offence like that was only dealt with in that way."

– Jon Brown, NSPCC
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Power restored, but delays continue at Stansted

The power, which failed at around 3pm, was restored around two hours later. Stansted is still warning passengers to expect delays.

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