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Jury out in inquest of Eystna Blunnie

Eystna Blunnie was 20-years-old. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The jury of three women and eight men has retired in the inquest of the death of Eystna Louise Blunnie.

Her Majesty's Coroner Eleanor McGann asked the jury in Chelmsford to reach a verdict, to which they are all agreed.

Eystna was pregnant when she was beaten to death by her boyfriend Tony McLernon in 2012.

He was sentenced for murder and the destruction of an unborn child, and told he must serve at least 27 years in prison.

Woman attacked by man with tiger tattoo

The attack was stopped by a passerby. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police are seeking a man with a tiger tattoo who attempted to pull a woman from her parked car in Northampton.

It happened by Abington park at around 3pm last Tuesday. As he attempted to grab the woman a passerby shouted at him, and he ran off towards Wellingborough Road.

Police have said he was white, 6 ft tall and bald, with a scar from his nose to mouth and a tiger tattoo on his neck. He had a twitch in one of his eyes and was wearing blue jeans and t-shirt.

Officers are keen to speak with the man who helped the victim. Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.


Change of leadership for Anglian university

Professor Iain Martin will take the reins next year. Credit: Anglia Ruskin University.

Anglia Ruskin University has announced its new Vice Chancellor.

Professor Iain Martin will succeed Professor Michael Thorne when he retires in March 2016.

He is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of South Wales in Australia but says he is looking forward to start the new post.

“I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this role. It is a great opportunity to build on the significant achievements of this innovative University. I look forward to working with staff and students across the University to create a distinctive future for Anglia Ruskin.”

– Professor Iain Martin

Former Ipswich player "nearly" quits I'm A Celebrity

Kieron Dyer was persuaded to stay on the show by former boxer Chris Eubank Credit: ITV

Former Ipswich Town player Kieron Dyer announced that he was quitting I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! but changed his mind after a pep talk from Chris Eubank.

After a row broke out in the camp, Dyer told Lady Colin Campbell and Susannah Constantine: "I'm going, I'm quitting the show."

He walked into the Bush Telegraph and said the magic words: "I want to leave, I'm a celebrity, get me out of here." But when he went to say his goodbyes, the former footballer was persuaded to stay by former boxer Chris Eubank.


Work on controversial Norwich road to get underway before Christmas

There have been numerous protests against the road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Work on a controversial new road around Norwich will get underway before Christmas after the government approved the plans.

The Chancellor agreed to release the funding needed to go ahead with the Northern Distributor Road in his autumn statement yesterday (November 25).

There's been a series of protests against the 12 mile road which will run from the A47 at Postwick to the A1067 north of Taverham.

Chancellor George Osborne announced the funding yesterday. Credit: PA

"This is a memorable day for Norfolk and Norwich. This announcement from the Government is confirmation that over £100m in national funding will be coming to Norfolk for Norwich Northern Distributor Road. The road is essential infrastructure for the future wellbeing of the city and county, supporting economic growth and new jobs, and making journeys quicker and easier for thousands of people every day.

The funding package is now firmly in place. This means that we are on course for site clearance work to start in the next few weeks, with main construction beginning around the end of March next year. This work will include environmental and wildlife protection measures that set new standards nationally – I am looking forward to planting the first of the 30,000 trees that will be going in along the route.

We know that Norfolk needs better infrastructure, and there is almost £106.5m* of national funding on the table to pay for this road. We should now be working together to make the most of the opportunities the NDR will give us, and to press for further national investment in our roads and railways - particularly the A47 and Great Yarmouth's third river crossing, and the Norwich to London main rail line."

– Cllr George Nobbs, Leader of Norfolk County Council
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