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Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta

Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Sealed in 1215, it provided the foundations on which British laws and principles are based.

The barons of England are reported to have met in Bury St Edmunds. They swore an oath at the alter of the abbey that would later force the king to accept what would become one of the most famous documents in history.

To commemorate the event, a team of embroiders has been tasked with designing and creating a twelve panel tapestry.

English Heritage money to help 'At risk' buildings

Denver Mill, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A selection of historic buildings from across the east are to be preserved thanks to money from English Heritage.

74 new sites in the East of England have been added to the At Risk Register.

Denver Mill, near Downham Market in Norfolk is on the at risk list. The building is suffering from sever damp which is threatening its structure.

A number of town centre buildings in Wisbech will also receive money for repairs, along with the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex and a grade one listed church in Bedfordshire, the St Peter and All Saints in Battlesden.

Europe's first printed book to go on show

Cambridge University Library

A copy of Europe's first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible, is to form part of an exhibition at Cambridge University Library, charting the history of the first century of print, and how books were used by their owners. Private Lives of Print opens tomorrow, and will include many rare books which have never before been displayed.


NHS launch campaign to reduce medicine waste

Patients in Norfolk are being urged to return unwanted medicines to their local pharmacy for safe disposal.

Local health chiefs have estimated that £4.9 million is lost each year in Norfolk Credit: ITV Anglia

The NHS is launching a major campaign to reduce medicine waste which could help them save millions of pounds each year. They're reminding people to think before they re-order prescriptions.

The Hurn Chemist in Norwich is behind the campaign.

"Basically all medicine should be disposed of properly, and unfortunately that means it needs to be incinerated- it shouldn't go into household waste. So part of the campaign is to make sure people are disposing of medicine carefully and in a responsible manner"

– Chris Ball

People still boycotting controversial store

The Tesco store at Sheringham

People are still boycotting the controversial Tesco store which opened a year ago ar Sheringham in North Norfolk after a 17 year planning battle. It's been a dismal 12 months for the supermarket giant which has seen sales fall nationally at the fastest rate in the grocery industry.

New equipment helps prevent hearing loss in children undergoing chemotherapy

For children suffering from cancer, their anxiety is not just about the disease but the side effects treatment can have.

Chemotherapy often causes hearing damage. Now Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has become one of the only hospitals in the UK to acquire specialist equipment which should help prevent this.

The octoacoustics emissions kit is not available on the NHS, and so the hospital relied on the fundraising of a local school.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report:

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