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Drive to arrive; reminding youngsters of the dangers of driving

A crash reconstruction scene like the one at the event today. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Emergency services in Peterborough will be giving young drivers a reminder of the dangers of being behind the wheel by staging a crash reconstruction.

The 'Drive to Arrive' day at Peterborough regional college is an interactive way of teaching young people about safer driving and how to deal with peer pressure.

Young male drivers are more at risk on the road and have a tendency to drive too quickly and overestimate their driving ability.

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Volunteers to read to primary school children

The borough council is joining up with literacy charities to deliver the initiative. Credit: PA.

People in Luton are being asked to volunteer to help read to local primary school children.

The borough council is joining up with literacy charities to train people up and is looking for people to visit schools for two 90-minute sessions a week.

Local and county councils clash over streetlight deal

Light switch offs began in March 2015. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Negotiations aimed at getting streetlights turned back on overnight in Colchester have broken down

Discussions faltered when the local and county councils failed to reach agreement over the length of time a deal should last.

Starting in March 2015 to save money the County Council began switching off lights across Essex between midnight and 5am one day a week and from 1am to 5am on the remaining six days.

New alcohol guidelines will make 'no difference' to the amount we drink says Cambridge expert

New alcohol guidelines will make no difference to the amount we drink according to Cambridge University Credit: ITV News Anglia

New alcohol guidelines will make 'no difference' to the amount we drink according to an expert at Cambridge University.

Prof Marteau who is the director of the behaviour and health research unit at the University of Cambridge, and a member of the committee that produced the guidelines, said that there is little evidence for any effect of health-related guidelines on behaviour.

But in her article in the British Medical Journal she did argue that the right information on 'risk' can change behaviour.

"The new alcohol guidelines are unlikely to cut drinking directly, but they may shift public discourse on alcohol and the policies that can reduce our consumption. As the debate around the guidelines continues, with references to the nanny state and the killing of joy, we should keep in focus the objective of alcohol policies: to reduce the blight without losing the delight that alcohol brings."

– Prof Marteau, Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit at Cambridge University

Business experts to discuss how region can cash in on airport's success

Stansted recently announced BA would move some flights to the airport. Credit: PA.

Business experts from around the world will meet at Stansted Airport today to discuss how companies in the surrounding area can cash in on its growing popularity.

The corridor from London, past Stansted and onto Cambridge, is thought to be an important growth area for the region - with the potential to compete on a global scale.

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Greene King publish sales figures from Christmas period

4,447 drinks per minute were sold in the last hour of 2015. Credit: PA.

Suffolk brewer Greene King have released figures showing just how much we enjoy a festive tipple.

The Bury St Edmunds based firm made revenues of almost £7 million with overall like-for-like sales lifting by 5% during its two-week festive period.

They also revealed that on New Year's Eve a record 4,447 drinks per minute were sold in the last hour of 2015.

Suffolk man becomes internet sensation by turning rubbish into artwork

Your dustbin may not be the prettiest thing in your garden but one man from Suffolk is changing all that.

Brett Day from Beccles has become an internet sensation by turning rubbish into artwork.

He spray paints stunning images onto bins and films the process to teach people tips and one of his videos has now been viewed more than 110 million times.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

How important is the region's manufacturing industry?

All this week we've been looking at the state of our region's manufacturing industry - from the traditional skills that are still managing to survive in today's world to the niche products that are doing well.

Dr Jag Shrai from the Institute for Manufacturing has been talking to us about the importance of manufacturing to our region.

Click below to hear from Dr Jag Srai

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