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Last pair of Lancaster bombers to fly at the Clacton Air Show

The world's two only properly functioning Lancaster bombers take to the skies.
The world's two only properly functioning Lancaster bombers take to the skies. Credit: PA

The 23rd annual Clacton Air Show gets underway today with regulars the Red Arrows topping the bill tomorrow.

The highlight of today though will be the last pair of Lancaster bombers in the world flying together.

The RAF's latest war machine the Typhoon will also be putting on a display on both days.

The show starts at 11am and is free.

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Building our way out of the Housing Shortage?

In the latest in our 'Home Truths' investigation series, we continue our look at housing in the East - the conflict between the need for more homes, and the desire to protect the environment.

The government's laid out plans to build up to three new garden cities to deal with the chronic housing shortage in the South East, calling for local councils to volunteer for development.

Click below to watch a report for the West of the region

Click below to watch a report for the East of the region

Read more: New towns coming to a village near you?

Cambridge: Scientists say breastfeeding could be good for your mental health

New research suggests that breastfeeding could help stop new mums getting postnatal depression.

The breast versus bottle debate has polarised opinion for years - but now scientists in Cambridge say that mothers who breastfeed, dramatically reduce their risk of developing mental health problems.

The mums of almost 14,000 babies took part in the study - one of the biggest of its kind undertaken.

What do you think to the research? Join the debate on our Facebook page

QPR swoop for Leroy Fer in club record sale for Norwich City

Leroy Fer has joined Premier League side QPR.
Leroy Fer has joined Premier League side QPR. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer has joined Premier League side QPR.

The Canaries have received a club record fee for the powerful Dutchman, who has penned a three-year contract at Loftus Road.

QPR have chased the former FC Twente star all summer, and have finally got their man.

Norwich's previous record sale was Dean Ashton back in 2006, who signed for West Ham United in a £7.25million move.

It's understood that Rangers have paid in excess of £8million to land Fer, although the deal could eventually be worth £10million to Norwich.

“It was always my dream to stay in England, in the Premier League. QPR did well last season to come up and the squad is full of top players, so I’m delighted to be here.

Harry (Redknapp) told me I was a big target for him and when you hear that from a coach, you want to work with them and play for them."

– Leroy Fer, QPR

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Police concerned about missing Norfolk man

Missing man Andrew Faulds
Police are search for Andrew Faulds (24) who has been missing since 7 August Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in Norfolk say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 24-year-old man who's been missing from King’s Lynn for a fortnight.

Andrew Faulds, who lives in the Gaywood area, was last seen in the town on Thursday 7 August. Officers say he travelled to Peterborough and he thought to be still in that area.

The police have issued a description of Mr Faulds:

  • White
  • 5 foot 10 inches tall
  • Lean build
  • Clean shaven with shaven blond hair

Police are keen to hear from him or anyone with information to ensure he is safe and well.

Bedford: Police appeal for help after man is attacked with metal bars and baseballs bats

Police in Bedford say they need the public's help after a 19-year-old man was attacked with metal bars and baseballs bats.

They say nothing was stolen during the assault and detectives are now trying to establish why he was targetted.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

Cuéllar "proud" to join Norwich City after sealing Canaries switch

Carlos Cuéllar has joined Norwich City.
Carlos Cuéllar has joined Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have completed the signing of experienced defender Carlos Cuéllar on a free transfer.

The Spaniard has been without a club since leaving Sunderland this summer, but he has now agreed a one-year contract at Carrow Road.

The 32-year-old has spent the last six years in the Premier League after moving from Rangers to Aston Villa for £7.8million back in 2008.

“I’m so happy and so proud to join Norwich City. They’ve given me the opportunity to come here and I want to pay them back with performances on the pitch.

It is a big club but it is looking to get bigger and stronger and to move forward. I see the same mentality that I have of trying to improve all the time, so I think we’ll go hand in hand."

– Carlos Cuéllar, Norwich City

Cuéllar is the second defender to commit his future to the Canaries today, with Michael Turner also signing a new two-year contract.

Read more: Turner agrees new Norwich contract

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