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Delays on A1 in Cambridgeshire

Motorists are being warned that there are delays on the A1 in Cambridgeshire following an incident involving a lorry and a car.

The road is closed northbound between the A47 at Wansford and B1081.

Emergency Services and the Highways Agency are currently dealing with the incident which happened just before 4pm.

The carriageway is not expected to open until later this evening.

General Election 2015: Day One

The election campaign has formally begun with politicians hitting the campaign trail across the East for what's likely to be one of the closest battles for political power in modern times.

Over the next five or so weeks, candidates will be knocking on tens of thousands of doors in the hope they can convince you they're worthy of your vote.

Russell Hookey reports on Day One of the election campaign in the west of the Anglia region...


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Prince William starts training for new air ambulance job

Prince William has started his first day at Bond Air Services as he begins his training to be a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The Duke of Cambridge previously piloted Sea King helicopters for the RAF in Anglesey.

Prince William at the controls of a Sea King helicopter which he used to fly in Anglesey. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Over the coming months he will undertake job-specific training before he begins piloting ambulance missions during the summer.

The training will involve time in a simulator, aircraft and in-flight skills training.

Police watchdog investigating Police and Crime Commissioner

Adam Simmonds Credit: Northamptonshire Police

The police watchdog has announced it's investigating Adam Simmonds, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire.

The IPCC says its looking into allegations that Adam Simmonds breached the data protection act by leaking information about a criminal investigation carried out by Northamptonshire police in 2013.

Mr Simmonds says he has not been directly contacted by the IPCC or interviewed by them so can not fully respond to the allegations.


Fitting funeral for former lifeboat coxswain

The funeral for Sam Sheldon Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of people in Norfolk have paid tribute to a former lifeboat coxswain who served their village.

Sam Sheldon was chairman of the Sea Palling lifeboat, where he had also served as chairman and coxswain during his 27 years with the independently-run rescue service.

Today (Monday 30th March) his coffin was carried through the village on a trailered lifeboat- after they paused for one last "look" at the sea.

Sam Sheldon Credit: Sea Palling lifeboat
A procession was held through the village Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 200 people came to pay their respects to Yorkshire-born Mr Sheldon, who was brought up in Beccles in Suffolk and who died on March 4th after a short battle with cancer.

Mr Sheldon leaves a widow Sally, five children and four grandchildren.

Research centre gets broccoli patent

Staff at the John Innes Centre Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Norfolk research centre has won its legal battle to patent a new variety of broccoli.

The Beneforte broccoli was created at the John Innes Centre in the 1990s. Research suggests it could reduce the risk of heart disease and even some cancers.

The test case focused on whether plants could be patented under European law.

Concern grow for missing teenager

Connor Mather Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 16-year-old boy reported missing in the Norwich area.

Connor Mather was last seen at his home address in George Pope Road at around 10.30am yesterday morning (Sunday 29 March).

He is described as white, 5ft 5, of a slim build, with short blonde hair and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a red zip up hoody and blue and yellow trainers.

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