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3/4 of people in Hertfordshire are not doing enough physical exercise

Three quarters of people in Hertfordshire are not doing enough physical exercise.

Hertfordshire County Council asked thousands of people to take part in their "how are you?" test and found the majority of people could do more to stay healthy.

My score of seven seems to be in line with the majority of Hertfordshire residents, which shows that we all could do a little better. But the good thing is there is lots we can do to make small changes.

This quiz is a great way to give us that kick-start we need to start making small changes and enjoy the benefits - more energy, a healthier weight and generally feeling happier in ourselves. There's only one you - it's never too late to start taking care of that person!

– Teresa Heritage, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Libraries and Localism


£30k of speeding fines to go to Road Victims Trust

Around £30,000 in speeding fines and penalties will go to the Bedford based Road Victims Trust, who work with bereaved families. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new pledge to give proceeds from road fines directly to families who've lost loved ones in road deaths has been announced by police.

Around £30,000 in speeding fines and penalties will go to the Bedford based Road Victims Trust, who work with bereaved families.

The shock and trauma of losing someone you love from your life, out of the blue without warning, must be truly devastating and affects too many people in a county where road deaths have been rising in the last year, in contrast to other parts of the country, with 26 fatal crashes in 2015-16.

– Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway

Work to replace house destroyed by gas explosion nears completion

The house was reduced to rubble in February 2014. Credit: ITV Anglia

Work to replace a house which was destroyed following a gas explosion in Clacton more than two years ago is set to be completed by Christmas.

The blast in February 2014 reduced it to rubble and wiped out a second home. Other properties were also damaged in the incident in Cloes Lane.

Nine people were injured, two of them seriously.


Young boy taken to hospital following collision

A young boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Huntingdon Credit: ITV News Anglia

A young boy's been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car in Cambridgeshire.

It happened on California road in Huntingdon at around 4.20 this afternoon.

A red Mercedes was involved in the incident at the Aspen Green and Tennison close junction.

Doubts over plans for directly elected mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

There's fresh doubt over controversial plans for a directly elected mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The multi-million pound deal was a key policy put forward by the last Government. It would see powers over housing, transport and economic growth devolved to a new combined authority

Tomorrow is the final day for people to give their views on the idea Credit: ITV News Anglia

The original plan for a single East Anglian mayor which also included Norfolk and Suffolk was scrapped after local opposition.

Now, it's been reported the new Prime Minister Theresa May could ditch plans for regional mayors all together.

Team GB inspire the next generation of Olympians

Video report from ITV Anglia's Russell Hookey

As Team GB celebrates its most successful Olympic games in over a hundred years - winning 67 medals, including 27 gold - our athletes have inspired the next generation of sports stars.

Clubs and academies across the region are reporting a huge surge in membership enquires on the back of our performance in Rio, with young people determined to push themselves to the limit to become the medal winners of the future.

The next generation of gymnasts hope to emulate the success of Max Whitlock and Louis Smith. Credit: PA

"I remember in the Olympics Games of the 1980s being inspired by these incredible nations - the Soviet Union, China - doing amazing things that were almost beyond belief.

We've got a stage now where the juniors in gymnastics, athletics and other sports are aiming to go to an Olympic Games to actually beat these guys and win medals. It's quite an incredible transformation."

– Paul Hall, Head Coach, Huntingdon Gymastics Club
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