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Thousands of students head to Silverstone for engineering competition

4,000 students were at Silverstone today, taking part in the biggest student engineering competition in the world.

It's the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student scheme to encourage more young people to study science and technology.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

Weekend heatwave in the Anglia region as hot summer blazes on

Festival-goers take to the lake to cool off at Latitude in Suffolk.

The heatwave is back on the Anglia region as the above average summer temperatures blaze on over the weekend.

June was among the hottest on record in the Anglia and July is heading the same way. Temperatures peaked in the Anglia region at 28.7°C (83.7°F) on Saturday at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire.

There has also been precious little rain in the region for six weeks now.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Saturday 14 July 2018

  • 28.7°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.3°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.0°C in Cambridge
  • 28.0°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 27.8°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 27.5°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27.5°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 27.3°C in Northampton
  • 27.0°Ç in Writtle, Essex
  • 26.2°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 26.1°C in Andrewsfield, Essex


Liam Gallagher confirmed as surprise guest star at Latitude

Liam Gallagher is confirmed as the surprise guest star at Latitude.

Liam Gallagher has appeared as the surprise secret act at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

The former Oasis frontman appeared on stage on Saturday evening telling crowd: "Surprise, surprise"

In recent years, Latitude has featured an number of artist who have not been on the billing ahead of the event, including Suffolk's Ed Sheeran in 2016, Rudimental in 2014 and Sir Tom Jones in 2010.

Liam Gallagher is confirmed as the surprise guest star at the 2018 Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

DanceEast hosts National festival in Ipswich

African dance workshop led by Uchenna Dance Credit: Brian Slater, Courtesy of One Dance UK

Dance groups from across the country have gathered in Ipswich as the town hosts the National Youth Dance Festival.

Almost 300 groups competed in the regional heats to take part. 12 were chosen, including Boys United from Ipswich.

The U Dance festival showcases a selection of dance groups from all over the country. A range of activities are being put on throughout the weekend including workshops and career talks. The dance groups will also be performing routines they’ve been putting together for the last 6 months.

A workshop in the National Youth Dance Festival Credit: ITV News Anglia

“We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming One Dance UK, colleagues and participants from across the UK to Ipswich this summer. The U.Dance events offer the opportunity for young dancers to celebrate their achievements together through a festival full of passion, energy and ambition. We look forward to welcoming everyone and ensuring that their time spent in Ipswich is truly memorable.”

– Brendan Keaney, Artistic Director & Chief Executive of DanceEast

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard.


Norfolk's Alfie Hewett wins wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid win wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon Credit: PA

Norfolk's Alfie Hewett has won the Wimbledon wheelchair doubles title for the third successive year with partner Gordon Reid.

The 20-year-old from Norwich and teammate Gordon Reid took the title in two straight sets 6-1, 6-4 against Belgium's Joachim Gerard and Sweden's Stefan Olsson.

"Every year to come back and win it, it’s tougher each year. People kind of expect you just to win it. We know that’s not the case. There’re a lot of strong guys out there."

– Alfie Hewett

The new three-time Wimbledon champions, along with the rest of the world’s best wheelchair tennis players, now travel up to Nottingham for next week’s British Open ‘Super Series’ event.

“We’ll go into next week, you know, with that confidence, just try and enjoy it, to be honest. There’s a lot of pressure, a little bit of a stressful situation the last couple of days. Next week is a chance to get back on the court and just enjoy it.”

– Alfie Hewett
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