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Didn't he do well: Sir Bruce Forsyth playing golf at Woburn 25 years ago

Sir Bruce Forsyth with his OBE in 1998. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

Tributes have been pouring in for the veteran television entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth who has died at the age of 89.

Sir Bruce was a keen golfer and regularly took part in pro-am tournaments.

In 1992 he was playing at Woburn in Bedfordshire ahead of the British Masters.

  • Click below to watch a report from 1992 by Anglia Television's Stuart Jarrold which also contains an interview with the late Severiano Ballesteros


Memories of Glenn Miller's last days in the Anglia region

American bandleader Glenn Miller spent the last few months of his life in the Anglia region.

Famous American bandleader Glenn Miller spent the last few months of his life in the Anglia region.

It was back in 1944 during the Second World War that an aircraft, which was carrying the musician as a passenger, went missing en route to France - having taken off from RAF Twinwood Farm near Bedford.

Glenn Miller also played one of his last concerts at an airfield near Peterborough.

  • ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes has been visiting some of the places where the musician is still commemorated

Freight train cleared from track but rail line still closed until Monday

A derailed freight train has blocked the Ely to Peterborough line since Monday. Credit: ITV News

The freight train that was derailed and has blocked a busy rail line since Monday has now been cleared from the track.

But the line between Ely and Peterborough will remain closed until Monday while repairs are made to the track. Services between East Anglia and the Midlands and north have been severely disrupted.

Network Rail says work has started to remove the broken rails ready for replacement tracks to be installed over a ¼ mile stretch. The work is scheduled to complete over the weekend and the line is due to open again on Monday.

"We’ve made excellent progress and have moved all the wagons from the track.

"Our engineers are working tirelessly to complete this so we can reopen the line on Monday as planned so passengers will be on the move once again.

"I’d like to thank passengers for their continued patience.”

– Simon Ancona, Network Rail’s chief operating officer for Anglia

The incident affects CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Greater Anglia passengers.


Two deny murder after supermarket attack

Nick Rogers was allegedly assaulted in the Morrisons store in Wymondham. Credit: Norfolk Police/ITV News Anglia

Two men have denied murdering a 26-year-old who was attacked inside a Morrisons supermarket in Norfolk

Nick Singh, also known as Nick Rogers, was allegedly assaulted inside the store at Wymondham, near Norwich on Monday 17 July and died in hospital the following day.

Lee Monk, 19, and his uncle John Monk, 43, appeared by videolink at Norwich Crown Court charged with Mr Rogers's murder. Their trial is due to take place in December.

Breezy weather grounds balloons at Northampton Festival

The start of the Northampton Balloon Festival has been affected by windy weather that has grounded the hot-air balloons. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Windy weather conditions have stopped hot-air balloons taking to the air at the Northampton Balloon Festival.

The event at the Billing Aquadrome is the 28th held in the county.

Balloons are expected to fly between 6am and 6pm between Friday and Sunday but are heavily dependent on the right weather conditions.

The flight director John Tyrrell said: "We waiting for the weather to be confirmed to us from the Met Office."

Stalls and the funfair will operate as normal from 3pm on Friday. At 9pm on Saturday the event holds a "Balloon Glow" when tethered balloons are turned into giant lanterns pulsating to music.

Last year no balloons were able to fly on all three days for the first time in the event's history.

In 2016 the weather meant that balloons were unable to fly on all three days for the first time in the event's history. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich sign Lincoln City defender on three-year deal

The 6ft5 centre-back said this is a 'massive move' for him Credit:

Norwich City have completed the signing of Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who helped the Imps reach promotion from the National League last season, will return to Lincoln on loan until January.

He joined Danny Cowley's in 2016 and also played a key role in the Imps’ FA Cup run, where they famously faced Premier league side Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Speaking to Norwich City TV, Raggett said: "I’m delighted to be here as it’s a massive move for me."

"Norwich is a huge club and it was a chance I couldn’t turn down. I’ve had a great time at Lincoln and it will be good to go back for the first few months of the season and thank them for what they’ve done for me."

Meanwhile, League One side Northampton have signed midfielder Matt Grimes from Swansea City on a season-long loan.

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