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Billy Elliot star lands lead as Edward Scissorhands in Bourne ballet

He was the child star who wowed audiences as Billy Elliot on the West End stage - even going on to bag an Olivier award.

Well Liam Mower is 22 now and is playing Edward Scissorhands in Matthew Bourne's latest ballet which comes to Norwich's Theatre Royal in February.

He's been telling Natalie Gray about the challenges of dancing with giant blades for fingers!


Remembering the holocaust - one man's story

As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz one survivor from Suffolk has told his family's story.

More than a million people died at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland - the largest and most notorious Nazi concentration camp.

Frank Bright from Suffolk lived through the ordeal. But his parents and most of his classmates did not. He is 86 now and more determined than ever to keep their memories alive.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray


Man’s body found lying on A47 at Colney

Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was discovered lying on the A47 at Colney.

Officers were called to the eastbound carriageway shortly after 3am this morning.

Ambulance staff attended and the man believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was found close to the B1108 flyover/bridge and an investigation has been launched to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Cashier hurt during attempted knife-point robbery

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a shop in Luton on Wednesday. He walked into Priyan Food & Wine, in North Street, at about 10.30 and demanded money from the cashier while holding a knife.

The cashier refused to hand over any money and the offender lunged at him cutting the little finger on his left hand. The offender left the shop and made off down Kingston Road.

“This was a terrifying experience for the cashier who luckily only suffered a minor injury to his hand. If you know who this offender is, please call police.”

– Det Constable Matt Shepherd

Support for plan to finance 100 extra police officers

Olly Martins, Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.

Around eight out of ten people already surveyed in Bedfordshire have said they would support a 48p weekly increase in what they pay towards policing to finance an extra 100 police officers. These results have come from 746 people who have so far been asked in face to face surveys whether they would vote ‘yes’ for the increase proposed by Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins.

“A ‘yes’ vote in a referendum will mean that for the price of a pint of milk a week, people in Bedfordshire can help to boost policing in our county and help make our county safer,”

– Olly Martins
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