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Carnival cheer draws the crowds in Luton

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Thousands of people have been dancing the afternoon away in Luton at the towns annual carnival. It's the biggest one day carnival in Britain and - although security was stepped up in the wake of last Monday's terror attack in Manchester - it did nothing to dampen carnival spirits.


Police concern for sisters' welfare

Bethany and Courtney Sharp Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police are asking for the public’s help to locate two sisters who have gone missing from their home in Peterborough.

Courtney Sharp, 9, and Bethany Sharp, 12, are believed to have left their home in Blackmead, Orton Malbourne, yesterday morning (Saturday, May 27).

It's thought they may be in the Blackpool area. Police say they are concerned for the girls' welfare.

Warning of torrential downpours and thunderstorms

There is a Met Office weather warning in force for the risk of disruptive thunderstorms overnight in the Anglia region. Credit: Damon Cooke

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in the Anglia region overnight Sunday into Bank Holiday Monday.

Although many areas will miss the heaviest rain, the Met Office says where the downpours occur there could be some disruption, with sudden flooding of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses possible locally.

The forecaster is also warning that frequent lightning in association with the heaviest rain may also temporarily disrupt power supplies.

Some heavy showers were already moving into the south of the Anglia region on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Met Office

Suffolk town to decide on Sunday trading

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Sunday trading laws have divided opinion ever since they were introduced more than 20 years ago.

And now the town of Hadleigh in Suffolk has once more opened that debate after asking for people's views on the matter.

Currently the majority of Hadleigh's shops are closed on Sundays but its chamber of commerce believes in the modern retail world, it's restricting commercial opportunity.

Police search for missing woman

Jennifer Collins Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police are appealing to members of the public to help trace a woman who is missing from home in Burnham Green, near Welwyn Garden City.

Jennifer Collins,who is 42 years old, was last seen at around 6.30pm last night (May 27).

Jennifer isdescribed as white, of medium build and around 5ft 1 inch tall. She was lastseen wearing a black vest, denim skirt and trainers and she had a purplehandbag with her.

She also uses thename Jenny Willis and she may have travelled to the Welwyn Garden City area.



Twelve-year-old boy arrested after man assaulted


Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy in connection with an assault at Stowmarket in Suffolk..

It happened on the evening of May 19th at the Receation Ground. A man in his late teens was walking through the park when he was approached by a boy who was reported to have threatened the man with a knife.

It was also alleged that the boy then punched the victim in the face before kicking him to the ground. The police are appealing for witnesses.

Skateboarding gang attack man

}A man had his jaw broken after being attacked by a gang of of skateboarding youths in Bedford.

The victim who is in his 50s, was set upon by a group of around seven youths, while he was outside Specsavers in Midland Road between 8.30pm and 8.45pm on Thursday evening.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to head and facial injuries.

One of the offenders is described as an 18-year-old man, of mixed race, around 5'10'', slim, with dark shoulder length curly hair.

This was a horrific attack on a vulnerable man who sustained nasty injuries and I would urge anyone who saw what happened to contact police.

There is a chance that the assault may have been filmed on a mobile phone and I would be keen to speak to anyone who may have access to those recordings.

– Detective Constable Aroop Nandre,

Hospital workers' cars attacked

Bedford Hospital

Staff working in a busy hospital have had their cars attack and vandalised after leaving their vehicles in a residential street.

Cars have been scratched and tyres slashed with abusive notes left on their windscreens.

At least four NHS workers were left abusive notes for parking on the street half a mile from Bedford Hospital.

The notes incorrectly state Eastville Road is a permit-only road, alleges to come from 15 residents and claims further damage will be done if staff continue to park there.

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