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Joanna Dennehy accomplice Gary Stretch has appeal rejected

Gary Stretch

A man jailed for helping the serial killer Joanna Dennehy in a murder spree which left three men dead, has had a bid to cut his sentence rejected.

Gary Stretch, from Peterborough, was jailed for life with a minimum of 19 years in February. The 47 year old was convicted of the attempted murder of two men after helping Dennehy select her victims.


Peterborough: CCTV released after armed robbery

CCTV images following attempted robbery. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two men following an attempted armed robbery in Peterborough.

CCTV images following attempted robbery. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Two men walked into Mace in Huntly Grove on Wednesday evening with a knife. They demanded the shopkeeper hand over money, but he chased the pair out of the store.

CCTV images following attempted robbery. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

The weather has cast a spell on the warmest Halloween on record

Midday temperatures across the Anglia region Credit: Met Office.

It's almost frightening just how warm it is outside this Halloween. Midday temperatures across East Anglia have widely reached 18 to 20°C and Santon Downham has seen the mercury climb to 21°C. This is higher than the previous UK Halloween record of 20°C held by Dartford since 1968.

However, it's Charlwood in Surrey that is the UK's warmest so far with a bloodcurdling midday temperature of 22.5°C. There were several days in August in which nowhere in the UK was as warm as this.

The warmth can't last forever, the weather will become significantly cooler during the next few days.

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Teacher resigns after putting tape over pupil's mouth

A teacher who put tape over a pupil's mouth to keep the child quiet has resigned.

The supply teacher at Fowlmere Primary in Cambridgeshire is said to have used the sticky tape on the nine-year-old "as a joke" during a lesson.

Fowlmere Primary in Cambridgeshire where the incident took place. Credit: Google Maps

"Although there was no ill intent or unkindness intended, it is clear this incident should not have happened and the member of staff has resigned from their post," a school spokesperson said.

"We have spoken to the child's parents and apologised as this fell below the standards we expect."

In March, a teacher was suspended from a school in Somerset after allegedly placing tape on the mouths of year six pupils because they were being too noisy.

Pilot arrested at Norwich Airport over alcohol concerns

A pilot has been arrested at Norwich Airport over concerns that he had too much alcohol in his system.

47-year-old Ian Jennings from Hampshire was held at the airport yesterday afternoon after landing a private plane.

He has since been charged with flying while the alcohol in his breath was over the legal limit.

Mr Jennings has now been released on bail to appear at Norwich Magistrate's Court next month.

ITV News Anglia 'First World War Centenary School Report' winner goes global

Ethan Harvey, one of the 10 winners of the ITV News Anglia 'First World War Centenary School Report' and his family speak to Jonathan Wills about how the project has launched his story onto the global stage.

Newspapers and TV from all over the world are now picking up his tale of a First World War trench in his back garden in memory of his Great great grandfather.

Click below to watch the interview:

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