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Thousands inspired to help amputee Tracy

The family of a woman who had both legs amputated after getting pneumonia at Christmas say they're overwhelmed by thousands of pounds worth of donations to a campaign to buy her prosthetic limbs.

The story of Tracy Ralph from Hawkswell in Essex has inspired more than 3,000 donations from members of the public and celebrities.

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Read Emma Hutchinson's election blog

With 100 days to go until the General Election, here's the first installment of ITV Anglia Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson's election blog:

Its January 27th 2015, 100 days to go until polling day on May 7th , and the countdown is on to the most unpredictable election in a generation.

Our region will be a key battleground with politicians vying to win over voters in marginal constituencies. The electoral map in the East is currently a Conservative stronghold with just 4 Liberal Democrat MPs in Norwich South, North Norfolk, Colchester and Cambridge and 3 Labour MPs in Luton North and South and Corby as well as a single UKIP MP in Clacton.

Labour are targeting seats like Norwich South , Waveney, Bedford, Northampton North and Ipswich , where only a few hundred voters would have to change allegiance to change the colour of the constituency.

Meanwhile the Conservatives like the look of our region as it is and want to hang on to the seats they already have as well as trying to win back Corby , which Labour won in a by-election in 2012.

The Liberal Democrats believe they can do better than their opinion poll rating suggests and hang on in places they already have , though Norwich South will prove a very tough fight , the current Liberal Democrat majority there is just 310.

And UKIP leader Nigel Farage believes the East of England is his party's most fertile territory , they topped the poll here in the European Elections last May and won more than 50% of the vote in the Clacton by-election to get UKIP's first elected MP

Add the Greens into the mix , who say their membership is growing rapidly and they hope to do well in Norwich and Cambridge, and you can see why the only thing that's certain about this election is the date.

Way back for Bassong?

Bassong has yet to make an appearance for the Canaries this season. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong will get his first outing under new manager Alex Neil tonight (Tuesday).

The former Cameroon international recently returned to Carrow Road after a spell on loan. He's one of four senior players who will play in City's International Under 21s Cup tie with German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bassong has yet to make an appearance for the Canaries this season.


Election 2015 - your issues raised

Today marks 100 days to go until the General Election Credit: ITV News

With 100 days to go until the General Election, an exclusive poll commissioned by ITV News has highlighted the top concerns for voters.

Nationally, the NHS came out as the biggest issue.

But here in the East, immigration is the top priority - 55% of those questioned said it should be a main focus for the government - compared to 49% nationally.

Managing the National Health service is a very close second for our region, with 53% saying it should be a priority issue.

And the cost of living rounds out the top 3 - with 25% citing it as a concern.

ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson has been talking to all the main party leaders about what they're doing to convince voters.

Wellingborough marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Memorial Candle, Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

A candle has been lit in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

70 candles in 70 locations across the UK, mark each year since the nazi-death camp was shut down.

The Memorial Candle, Swanspool Gardens, Wellingborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than one million people died there in the 5-years it operated between 1940 and 1945.

Cynthia Bailey, is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Committee in Wellingborough. Click below to watch a short clip with her.

Ian Nunney is from Wellingborough Museum, which has a special exhibition about the Holocaust. Click below to watch a short clip from him.

Ski funday for F1 stars

It's 45 days until the Australian Grand Prix raises the curtain on a new season of Formula One racing, but the Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing team has taken time out to swap steering wheels and spanners for skis at the city's Xscape centre.

Daniil Kvyat, Christian Horner and Daniel Riccardo Credit: ITV Anglia

Team principal Christian Horner was joined by drivers Daniel Riccardo and Daniil Kvyat, who replaces former world champion Sebastian Vettel this season.

Trust us, that's Daniil Kvyat under the helmet... Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was a chance for the whole team to unwind as they prepare to challenge current champion, Stevenage-born Lewis Hamilton, and his Brackley based Mercedes team for honours this season. Mercedes Team Principal Niki Lauda says he expects Red Bull to provide a stern challenge.

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