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Essex Mum calls for reduced speed limit after cars crash into her home

A mum of four from Wickford in Essex says she fears for the safety of her family because of the frequency of collisions outside their home.

Alison Pinnock has seen numerous cars come inches away from crashing into her house on the Runwell Road, causing thousands of pounds in damage.

She says she may be forced to sell up if the county council refuse to reduce the speed limit.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu


Could studying the flight of owls hold the key to silencing wind turbines?

Barn owls are known for their silent flight which allows them to hunt for prey, but a Cambridge University engineer says that the bird's 'stealth mode' can also be applied to wind turbines.

Professor Nigel Peake has studied owl feathers to find a way of making turbine blades quieter, which could mean they can generate more power.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

New Ipswich Town recruit Maitland-Niles ready for Championship challenge

Ainsley Maitland-Niles makes his Premier League debut against Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Arsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles says that he's ready to play in The Championship after sealing a season-long loan move to Ipswich Town.

The 17-year-old winger will remain at Portman Road for the entirety of next season, with Arsenal not having the option to recall him.

“It’s been a long wait to get the deal done but I’m here now and I’m ready to work.

Arsenal want me to get a bit of experience under my belt and I’m happy to do that. I’m still young and there’s plenty of time for me to develop.

The Championship is a tough league but one I feel ready to perform in. The lads have really made me feel welcome here, they are wonderful.

You can tell there’s a good group here and they’ve helped me settle in really well. I’m ready to work hard in pre-season now and hopefully hit the ground running ahead of the new season.”

– Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Ipswich Town


Ipswich: 'Houdini' snake reunited with its owner after latest escape

Jasmine is reunited with the snake. Credit: Suffolk Police

A snake which managed to escape from a house in Ipswich has been reunited with its owner.

The two-foot long sandy coloured serpent wriggled out of a tiny gap in his tank.

Police officers found male snake Tenzin while on patrol in the town early this morning.

PC Alastair Maidment, who has experience of handling snakes, picked him up before taking him to the police station.

After a social media appeal, 17-year-old owner Jasmine came forward.

“I’m thinking of changing his name to Houdini! This is the second time that he has managed to escape out of a tiny gap in his tank.

My brother realised that Tenzin had escaped on Tuesday and we searched the entire house. Although he’s harmless, the last time he got out, he turned up in the tool box under the sink.

My mum phoned me and asked had I seen the police website as they were searching for the owner of a lost snake found in Ipswich.

I’m really happy to have him back as reptiles are a passion of mine. I’m so thankful to PC Maidment and Sgt Livingstone for safely returning him to me. They went above and beyond the call of duty.”

– Jasmine, Owner

Prince William to start East Anglian Air Ambulance job later this month

Prince William will start his new job later this month. Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge will start his new job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance this month.

The charity, which serves Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, confirmed that Prince William will begin flying patients to hospital on 13 of July.

The 32-year-old has completed his training after taking six weeks paternity leave before the birth of his daughter Princess Charlotte in May.

Arsenal youngster Maitland-Niles heads to Ipswich Town on loan

Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have agreed a deal to sign young Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles on a season-long loan.

The 17-year-old featured for the Gunners in the Champions League and Premier League last season.

Maitland-Niles joins Brett Pitman and Ryan Fraser in making the move to Portman Road.

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