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Railway expert fights plans to close a number of crossing on the East Coast Mainline

A railway expert is fighting plans to close a number of road crossings on the East Coast Mainline.

Robin Jones says the proposed closures from the Peterborough area down to Stevenage are an unnecessary cost cutting measure.

But Network Rail says it will make the line safer as well as reducing the chances of crossings being misused by motorists.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Plenty of laughs in Lowestoft as town hosts Europe-wide clown convention

Now let's be honest conventions and conferences can often be pretty dreary affairs but one for clowns in Suffolk this week is proving to be a right old hoot!

Giggling, classes in falling over and general jolliness are just some of the fun and games on the agenda.

Natalie Gray joined clowns from up and down the country for some lessons in laughter.

Click below to watch Natalie's full report:

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Fans queue for Cambridge United's FA Cup replay with Manchester United tickets

Fans queue for tickets.

Tickets went on sale today for Cambridge United's FA Cup replay with Manchester United next week.

In the meantime, the U's returned to League Two action last night, drawing against strugglers Dagenham and Redbridge - Cameron McGeehan with the goal.

The U's have an initial allocation of around 5,000 tickets, which could rise to eight and a half thousand.

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Prolific burglar jailed for four years and five months

four years and five months Credit: Norfolk Police

A prolific burglar who targeted a home and a number of businesses in and around Norwich has been jailed for four years and five months.

Craig Hicks, of Mousehold Avenue, Norwich, committed five burglaries and an assault/theft, between February 2014 and June 2014, and was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 23 January 2015.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary and one count of assault and theft from person.

Detective Constable Michael Blowers, from Norwich CID, supervised the investigation and welcomed the sentence.

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List of Tesco stores set for closure

These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.

Superstores

  • Bedlington
  • Chatham
  • Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
  • Doncaster
  • Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane

Homeplus shops

  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Staines

Tesco Metro

  • Bicester
  • Bootle
  • Caerphilly
  • Crossgates
  • Devizes
  • Grangemouth
  • Mexborough
  • Morecambe
  • Ormskirk
  • Runcorn
  • Smethwick
  • Woodseats

Tesco Express convenience stores

  • Bearwood
  • Belvedere
  • Church Street, Ballymena
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Houghton Regis
  • Liverpool Kensington
  • Longbridge Road, Barking
  • Northfield, Birmingham
  • Raymouth Lane, Worksop
  • Sheffield Manor
  • South Tottenham High Road
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Walsall Wood
  • Wealdstone
  • Whitley Bay
  • York Road, Hartlepool.
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