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Wood on the bench again for England against Italy

The England team to face Italy on Sunday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood will have to settle for a place on the bench again when England face Italy on Sunday.

Wasps' James Haskell has been preferred at openside, replacing Jack Clifford who started against the win against Wales.

Haskell is one of four changes to the starting XV, with Danny Care, Ben Te'o and Jonny May also coming in.

Saints hooker Dylan Hartley will captain the side as usual.

England v Italy, RBS Six Nations, Sunday 26 February, 3pm


Flying high: Extreme sports for people with disabilities

iFly in Milton Keynes has teamed up with Sportability to offer skydiving for people with disabilities.

The Milton Keynes extreme sports centre helping to make dreams come true.

iFly at the Xscape centre in the town has teamed up with a charity to give people with disabilities a taste of skydiving.

Sportability says the aim is to get people out of their wheelchairs and involved in challenging pursuits.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

McCarthy 'surprised' by East Anglian derby rivalry

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy admits he's been surprised by the intense rivalry between his club and local rivals Norwich City.

The Irishman has taken charge of five derbies so far, but has yet to taste victory.

Ipswich will be aiming to win their first game at Carrow Road since 2006 on Sunday.

"If you come to both clubs you get well received, it's a nice place to come to, expect when Norwich and Ipswich pay each other," McCarthy said.

"They hate one another and I've been surprised at that."


Power restored to 8,000 Norfolk & Suffolk homes

UK Power Networks have been working through the night to restore electricity. Credit: UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks say that they've managed to restore electricity to around 8,000 homes in Norfolk and Suffolk this morning.

Extra engineers have been drafted in to help get the power flowing again following damage to lines caused by Storm Doris yesterday.

However, some people may have to wait until this afternoon until things return to normal.

Homes still without power:

  • Norfolk: 6,607
  • Suffolk: 3,538

'Overwhelming' support for four village bypass near Sizewell

Concerns have been raised about the roads around Sizewell Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's 'overwhelming' support for a bypass to be built around villages close to the new Sizewell C power station says Central Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter.

He's written to residents as part of the ongoing consultation about improving the A12.

86% of people supported a bypass for Marlesford, Little Glemham, Stratford St Andrew and Farnham.

"Through regular contact with residents and Parish Councils, I was all too aware of the strength of feeling supporting a four villages bypass and I am delighted that my survey has captured the views of people living and working in key communities affected by the building of Sizewell C."

– Dr Dan Poulter
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