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Blast off at school rocket building championships in Essex

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

It's a combination that some might think could be tempting fate.

Students, eggs and all the ingredients needed to make a rocket.

But this isn't the latest reality TV show, instead it's the challenge facing students taking part in the UK's largest model rocket competition.

The winners will go up against teams from the UK, Japan and France in the international finals later this year. Liz Summers stood at a safe distance in Stow Maries airfield in Essex to see what's involved.

Family pay tribute to woman killed in car crash

Brogan Warren Credit: Family photo

The family of a 21 year old woman who died along with three friends in a car crash at the weekend have paid tribute to her.

Brogan Warren, from Northampton died in a collision at Shrivenham near Swindon on Sunday.

Scene of the accident

Her mother Deborah Byrne said: "I have no words to explain the pain I'm feeling, my heart and soul have been torn away and it hurts so much I can barely breathe."

You had a special bond with everyone that knew you and I'm so proud you are mine. The sheer volume of messages I've received from family and friends is overwhelming but I wouldn't have it any other way.

– Deborah Byrne, Brogan's mum
Brogan with boyfriend Grant Credit: Family photo

Her boyfriend Grant Brooks said:

To My Darling heart hurts for you and aches to see your smiling face. You gave the world such joy and you showed us all that the world has magic. You were such a caring and happy soul with a simple message of glitter and laughter. I'll forever keep you close and you will never wander far from me. I love you baby forever and always xxx Grant xxx"

– Grant Brooks

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.


Body found in woodland confirmed as missing Natalie Hemming

Natalie Hemming. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police have confirmed that a body found in a wood in Hertfordshire over the weekend is that of missing Milton Keynes woman Natalie Hemming.

The mother of three was last seen three weeks ago.

A body was discovered by a member of the public at Toms Hill in Chandlers Cross on Sunday.

A post mortem finished today but the cause of death hasn't been confirmed yet.

Sheehan joins Luton Town on permanent deal

Alan Sheehan has joined Luton Town permanently. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed full-back Alan Sheehan on a permanent deal.

The 29-year-old was on loan from Bradford City in the second half of last season and made 20 appearances for the club.

Sheehan has now signed a two-year contract at Kenilworth Road.

I have really enjoyed my football since being at Luton Town. For me it’s all about enjoying the football really.

The manager was a huge factor in me coming to Luton and obviously Paul Hart, Mick Harford and Kevin Nugent are a very strong team and I’m really delighted to be joining.

– Alan Sheehan, Luton Town


Luton murder: Shopkeeper admits community are 'frightened'

A Luton shopkeeper admits the local community are "frightened" after a woman was killed in the town earlier this week.

The woman, named locally as 34-year-old care worker Saima Kahn, was discovered on Monday.

Neighbours think she may have been the victim of a robbery that went wrong.

Local shopkeeper Nazam Iqbal says people are scared and want the police to catch those responsible quickly.

The women especially are frightened at the moment.

There has been a few robberies around this area.

People are concerned around the whole area and we're hoping that the police get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.

– Nazam Iqbal, shopkeeper

Police forensic teams examine car of Luton murder victim

Police search the car in Luton today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police forensics experts have been examining a car belonging to a mum of four who was murdered in Luton earlier this week.

Saima Khan has been named locally as the victim. She was found in a pool of blood at her house in Overstone Road on Monday.

It's believed she was killed during a 'botched robbery'.

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