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Bank Holiday getaway starts

It's the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer and as ever there are predictions that those taking advantage of the break face travel delays and uncertain weather.

It's estimated that nearly 300,000 people will be flying out of Stansted Airport... while Luton Airport says its figures are up 15 per cent on last year. The AA predicts 13 million of us will take to the roads lured by cheaper petrol..

Click below to watch our report from Wesley Smith

Iconic floating pig inflated after 40 years

A giant inflatable pig, which was featured on the front cover of the Pink Floyd album "Animals" has been inflated for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Algie inflated at Halesworth Credit: ITV Anglia

The inflatable floating pig was a staple prop for the band, three of whose members grew up in Cambridge

Rob Harries, from Suffolk, was the creator of Floyd's inflatable 'Algie' which famously halted flights over Heathrow after breaking loose from its moorings at Battersea Power Station in 1976 while being photographed for the album.

Animals album cover Credit: ITV Anglia

Rob has inflated the pig as some of his other props go under the auctioneer's hammer.


Former Essex MP Teresa Gorman dies at 83

Former Essex Tory MP Teresa Gorman has died at the age of 83.

Ms Gorman trained as a teacher before being elected to represent Billericay in 1987, a seat she held until 2001.

TERESA GORMAN in 2001 Credit: PA Wire

She was a prominent figure in the rebellions over Europe that nearly brought down John Major's government - having the Conservative whip withdrawn for refusing to back the EC Finance Bill in 1994.

She was regarded as a talented but maverick politician. In recent years she shifted her allegiance to UKIP, and voted for the party at the general election in May.

Click below to hear Teresa Gorman talking at the launch of her autobiography

Goldie looking pained: Disappointment for region's field athletes

Newmarket's Goldie Sayers failed to qualify for the Javelin final at the World Athletics Championships earlier.

The athlete had battled back from long term injury problems and was competing with a heavily strapped knee.

She managed a throw of 58.28m but it wasn't enough to see her through to contest for a medal.

Goldie Sayers Credit: PA

In the morning session, there was similar disappointment for Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz.

The St Neot's athlete, who was also suffered long-term injuries since London 2012, failed to make the high jump final. The 27-year-old was the only British athlete in action, clearing 2.22 and 2.26m at the first time of asking.

However, Grabarz failed three times to make 2.29m, leaving him outside the top 12 and ending his hopes of a place in the final.

Robbie Grabarz Credit: PA

The book keeping the records for 60 years

The book well known for telling us all the biggest, smallest, slowest and quickest records is celebrating its own milestone.

Record attempt by Rugby players in Bishop's Stortford Credit: ITV Anglia

The Guinness Book of Records was first published 60 years ago and getting a record included remains as popular as ever.

The Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery ended up in an argument about the fastest game bird in Europe while out shooting. Unable to settle the dispute, he came up with the idea of producing a book full of facts and figures.

Northampton Marshmallow champion Credit: ITV Anglia

Some records have changed over the years, In 1955, the fastest 100m sprint was 10.2 seconds, The current record holder is Usain Bolt, with 9.58 seconds and and the most expensive bottle of wine, previously £8, is now £192,000.

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