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Cambridge: Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury arrives six hours early for sentencing

Myles Bradbury arriving at Cambridge Crown court at an earlier hearing this year. Credit: PA

A doctor who abused young boys in his care when he worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has arrived in court six hours early for his sentencing hearing.

The two-day hearing at Cambridge Crown Court is due to start at 2pm, but Dr Myles Bradbury arrived shortly after 8am.

The Paediatric Consultant admitted abusing 18 of his patients at the hospital where he worked as a blood cancer specialist between 2009 and 2013.

Four foals from legendary racehorse Frankel to be auctioned in Newmarket

Four foals from Frankel will be auctioned today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four foals from the world's best racehorse will be auctioned at Newmarket today.

They were sired by Frankel, the thoroughbred who won all 14 of his races throughout his career.

Frankel, ridden by Tom Queally, wins the Juddmonte International Stakes in 2012. Credit: PA

Due to their pedigree the horses could sell for up to a £1million at Tattersalls later today.

"He was the greatest racehorse we've ever or will ever see, so the arrival of his first babies on the scene is incredibly exciting."

– Harry McCalmont, Norelands Stud Farm


Sentencing for Cambridge Doctor who abused young boys

Myles Bradbury arriving at Cambridge Crown court at an earlier hearing Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Doctor who abused young boys in his care when he worked at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge, is due in court today for the start of his sentencing.

Paediatric Consultant Myles Bradbury admitted abusing 18 of his patients at the hospital where he worked as a blood cancer specialist between 2009 and 2013.

His sentencing will start today at Cambridge Crown Court.

Streets to be named after First World War heroes in Chelmsford

Dozens of new streets in Chelmsford, Essex, are to be named after fallen local heroes of the First World War.

Chelmsford City Council wants to hear from people about their family stories, so they can choose the names.

The street names will be part of the new Beaulieu development to the north of Chelmsford near Springfield.

"Street names are often chosen to remember major local figures in industry, politics and society. We consider those who fought to protect Chelmsford as important as any leader or inventor and this is our city's way of providing a lasting tribute to them."

– Cllr Bob Villa, Mayor of Chelmsford

If you have a First World War relative from the Chelmsford area, you can send their story to

Christmas tree festival gets underway in Northamptonshire

The Christmas tree festival at St Giles Church, Desborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The largest Christmas tree festival in Northamptonshire has opened. 111 trees have been entered this year from local community groups and families.

St Giles Church in Desborough hosts the festival and this year is there 15th year.

There are many different themes this year, from Doctor Who, to the Fisrt World War and of course a particular children's film, 'Frozen.'

Olaf the snowman has appeared in the festival at Desborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The festival is open for people to go and view all weekend. From 3pm - 9pm today, Friday 28th November and 10am - 6pm Saturday 29th and 11.30am - 5.30pm on SUnday 30th November.

"This year the most popular theme is Frozen, we have a tree for Olaf, Sven and at least three snowmen, it just keeps going on and on."

– Alan Window, Committee member
There was even a cupcake Christmas tree Credit: ITV News Anglia


MOD to talk to local Councillors about Bassingbourn

Bassingbourn barracks, Cambridgshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Ministry of Defence has promised to talk to local Councillors about what went wrong at Bassingbourn barracks near Cambridge.

It follows a number of sex assaults against men and women in nearby Cambridge. Five Libyan cadets based at the barracks were charged in connection with the attacks in October.

Talks will be held with Cambridge City Council and others as part of the review initiated by the Prime Minister following the assaults.

Cllr Lewis Herbert, the Leader of Cambridge City Council, wrote to David Cameron earlier this month to raise questions about the incidents and an absence of communication from the MOD.

"Given the very seriousness nature of these assaults it is right that the army has apologised. I welcome this apology and the commitment to involving us in the review.

– Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council

Two Norwich cycling projects are approved

The Avenues, Norwich, one of the routes to be improved Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two cycling projects in Norwich have been given the go ahead with a decision likely on a third project, likely to be made in January 2015.

As part of the "Push the Pedalways" programme, improvements will be made to the pink pedalway, including the Park Lane area and the Avenues in Norwich.

A decision on Tombland was deferred until January.

The projects have been designed in consultation with the public and will try to address the current issues faced by cyclists, but also at the same time taking into account the needs of pedestrians and traffic flow.

"This is an exciting moment in the pedalways project since we've now confirmed the improvements that will be seen in two key areas for cycle traffic."

– Cllr Mike Stonard, Vice-Chair of NHAC and City Council member for Environment, DEvelopment and Transport.

Construction work on The Avenues is due to start in April 2015, while the Park Lane project will start in June 2015.

Green theme to art exhibition

Today (Friday) is the final chance to view an art exhibition on the theme of climate change at the Forum in Norwich.

Icebergs and Island by Krys Leach Credit: The Greenhouse Trust

The Greenhouse Gallery, with funding from the Arts Council, has inaugurated a 'Climate Art Fund', whose aim is to encourage local artists, musicians, writers, poets, filmmakers etc to engage creatively with the issue of climate change and bring the challenges and possibilities now facing us all to a wider audience.

New Horizons, Sizewell- by Martin Thake Credit: The Greenhouse Trust

The event on the evening of Friday 28th will include bar and music by two-man band The Hot Penguins and a Live Art Auction of this year's submissions in aid of the Climate Art Fund and the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Appeal, with professional auctioneer Rebecca Mayhew of Durrants Auction Rooms.

Tidal Surge, Southwold - by Moyra Byford Credit: The Greenhouse Trust
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