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Coastal flood alert for East Anglia downgraded

There were high seas and waves crashing over the sea wall at Bacton and Walcott over the weekend. Credit: Eric Smith

The risk of coastal flooding in East Anglia on Wednesday and Thursday has been downgraded to 'very low'.

It was feared high tides could coincide with strong northerly winds to created a tidal surge with the risk of some flooding at the coast.

The Environment Agency now says: "The forecast risk of flooding across England and Wales for today and the next two days is very low."


Canadian rocker Bryan Adams to play Peterborough

The Canadian singer Bryan Adams is to perform an outdoor gig in Peterborough in summer 2016.

The Canadian singer Bryan Adams is to perform an outdoor gig in Peterborough in summer 2016. Credit: Submitted

Bryan Adams will play The Embankment on Friday 5 August 2016, as part of his Get Up Tour of the UK and is one of a number of outdoor shows the Canadian rocker will perform in the UK in 2016.

“I’m delighted to be back on the road. It will give me an opportunity to perform tracks from my latest album, Get Up, as well as some of my earlier classics.

"It’s going to be a special show, performing outdoors in Peterborough and I hope my fans can join me.”

– Bryan Adams

Adams is renowned for his Everything I Do, I Do it for You single, which topped the UK singles charts for 16 weeks run at the top of the UK singles charts in 1991.

The song featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Members of the public urged to shop drink drivers this Christmas

Breathalyser test Credit: ITV Anglia

The public are being urged to shop a drink driver this christmas - as police seek to crack down on those driving under the influence.

Cambridgeshire police have launched a confidential hotline number for anyone who thinks they know a drink driver.

If you know someone who drink drives, or suspect someone is about to get behind the wheel after they've been drinking, please report it via our confidential hotline - you won't have to leave your details.

– Inspector Phil Bloor, Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit

£100,000 to be spent on new Clacton beach huts

Beach huts Credit: ITV Anglia

Summer may feel like a distant memory at the moment but in Clacton they're already thinking about next year.

£100 thousand is to be spent to build 12 new beach huts along the seafront.

It's part of the District Council's plans to regenerate the seafront area between there and Holland-on-Sea following the completion of a major Coastal Protection scheme earlier this year.

There are more than 3,000 beach huts along the Tendring coastline.


Cambridge charity launches website explaining dementia to children

Video for a new website explaining dementia to children Credit: Alzheimer's research UK

A Cambridge charity has launched a new website explaining dementia to children.

Alzheimer's Research UK created the site after a third of all parents say their children have been impacted by the condition.

In a video promoting the site, twelve-year-old Dan Franks whose Nan has Alzheimer's disease, talks about what having a close relative with dementia has been like for him.

My nan has always been one of the closest people to me. When she first started to show signs of Alzheimer's, it was very confusing and I didn't really understand what was going on. As time went by I learned that even though certain things about Nan are changing, she is still the same person - there are just some things that are more difficult for her now.

"I hope that this new website, and me talking about my Nan, will help other kids who know someone with dementia."

– Dan Franks

New stats show the East is a pickpocketing paradise

New stats show the East is a pickpocketing paradise Credit: ITV Anglia

East Anglia's high streets are a pickpocketing paradise - that's according to new figures out today.

On average £190 worth of valuables were taken each time.

And two thirds of victims in the East didn't realise they'd been targeted until much later.

  • A quarter (27%) were in a busy area and one in seven
  • (15%) were in an unfamiliar area when their items were stolen
  • A third (32%) blamed themselves for the theft

While mobile phones, cash and cards are the most sought after items, the survey also uncovered a bizarre list of things stolen, including:

  • A snooker cue
  • VIP concert tickets
  • Insulin
  • A dictionary
  • A briefcase (which was full of regimental ties)

PM: Defence review 'very good' for RAF Marham

The Prime Minister says the government's review of defence spending is good news for RAF Marham in Norfolk.

A Tornado aircraft based at RAF Marham in west Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

David Cameron has announced £12 billion for military equipment in a Strategic Defence and Security Review. The SDSR set out heavily-trailed plans for two new Army 5,000-strong "strike brigades" capable of deploying rapidly around the world.

RAF Marham is the home to the Tornado force and the future home of the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

The Prime Minister said the additional defence spending would mean more Lightning aircraft, more quickly. He was answering a question in the House of Commons from the North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham.

"Will the Prime Minister confirm that today’s statement is good news for RAF Marham, the home of the Tornado force and the future home of Lightning II?

Obviously the Tornadoes and Brimstone missiles are playing a vital role in the campaign against Daesh, but does he agree that there is now an overwhelming case for extending those strikes into Syria itself?"

– Henry Bellingham, Conservative MP for NW Norfolk
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