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A member of Wellingborough Council has been convicted of benefit fraud. Bhupendra Patel, who represents the town's Hemmingwell ward, had admitted falsely claiming incapacity benefit.
He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for a year. Mr Patel has resigned from the conservative party and there are calls for him to leave the council.
Detectives investigating the murder of a Northamptonshire businessman say their appeal a year on from the crime has provided potential new witnesses.
David Ross, who was also known as Les, was found dead in the Village Inn Express in Corby in December 2012.
On Monday police broadcasted CCTV footage in Corby town centre of the night of the murder and spoke to around 100 people.
Detectives are now following up new leads from people who were identified in the footage.
Lead investigator Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin said. "It was the first time we have taken CCTV footage out to people on the streets and we received a lot of positive comments.
One new person was able to identify themselves for the first time and several other people were able to provide details that will assist in the identification of other potential witnesses."
Essex Police say their campaign to raise awareness of hate crime has led to a large increase in the number of reported incidents. Home Office figures show the number of hate crimes reported in Essex has risen by 46 per cent. Disability hate crimes has seen the biggest increase.
Passengers using the Norwich to London rail service run by Abellio Greater Anglia will get their first chance to give their views on a newly refurbished train today.
It will be on show at Liverpool Street station and later Colchester. As well as new seating it will have new airconditioning and heating with LED lighting and wheelchair access toilets.
A new unit which assess and treat short stay patients while helping to avoid unnecessary admissions has opened at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. The £800,000 clinical decision unit has been built in a courtyard garden next to the emergency department.
The first student police officers to be recruited to Bedfordshire Police for more than four years have begun their training.
The eight officers started last week and will now undergo 18 weeks' classroom-based training. The force have recieved nearly 1500 applications from people and hopes to appoint six new students eventually.
Spectators gathered along the River Yare in Norfolk today as a barge carrying more than 250 tonnes of energy-saving equipment made its way through the county.
It's the first time in many years heavy machinery has been transported along the river. After a delay due to strong winds earlier in the week, the eye-catching freight made its way through Reedham and on to the British Sugar factory at Cantley.
The load was five and a half metres at its widest point meaning it would have caused too much disruption to travel by road.