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Film script plans for Sudbury reunited marching band

More than twenty years after they disbanded the Sudbury marching band and troup in Suffolk has reunited.

After six months of rehearsals they made their first appearance in decades at the town carnival and raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities while re-living their teenage years.

It's been quite a journey and if their story sounds like a film script to you, you are not alone. There are plans to make a drama about the girls, coming to your screens soon.

Click below to watch Kate Prout's report:


Watch: MP Douglas Carswell: 'I think this country needs fundamental political reform'

The rebel Conservative MP Douglas Carswell delivered a double blow to his party today - a shock defection to Ukip and he has forced a by-election in Essex which many believe the Tories are likely to lose.

The deeply Euro-sceptic Mr Carswell, who is the MP for Clacton, was unveiled as Ukip's newest recruit in a press conference in London. He said he was defecting from the Tories because Mr Cameron was not serious enough about the change needed in Britain's relationship with Europe.

He will resign as an MP when Parliament returns next week, forcing a by-election which could see him returned as Ukip's first ever elected member of parliament.

Click below to watch a full interview with MP Douglas Carswell:

Read: Carswell: 'Tories aren't serious about change UK needs'


16 people found stowed in lorry in Peterborough

16 people have been found stowed away in a lorry in Peterborough this morning.

They were found when the lorry at Perkins Engines on Frank Perkins Parkway at 9:30. They are thought to be from Eritrea in Africa.

The Home Office says there were 10 men and six women in the lorry who had entered the country illegally. They have been taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Pedestrian seriously injured in Hethersett collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a collision in Hethersett last night.

It happened on the B1172 Norwich Road between 7.30pm and 7.45pm about 12 metres south from the entrance to the Church Farm Shop.

The pedestrian, a recovery driver, was working at the rear of his recovery vehicle when the incident happened.

"It is possible that the driver of the vehicle involved was unaware that a collision happened and may have collided the pedestrian without knowing. "This vehicle would have been travelling towards Wymondham and we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.”

– PC Wendy Frary, Norfolk Police

The man, aged in his 40s, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious head, chest and pelvic injuries.

Police closed the road while emergency services dealt with the incident and it was re-opened just after 11.30pm.

Witnesses should contact PC Frary at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

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