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Northamptonshire: New initiative to bring countryside ponds back to life

Neglected countryside ponds in our region are to be restored, thanks to a £96,000 pound grant for a project working along the River Nene.

Each pond can support hundreds of species, but conservationists say many ponds have been lost, and most of those left are in a poor condition.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

Inmates take part in peaceful protest at Yarl's Wood detention centre

Yarl's Wood detention centre. Credit: PA

Inmates in the Yarl's Wood detention centre took part in a peaceful protest last night, after a documentary alleged that guards there were using racist, sexist and aggressive language.

Bedfordshire police have confirmed that the protest ended peacefully and they weren't called to the scene.

Detainees from inside the centre have reportedly said that a hunger strike is ongoing, but Serco, which manages the centre, has denied that a strike is taking place.

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Colchester United manager Humes backs his side to avoid the drop

Tony Humes says that Colchester United can avoid relegation. Credit: PA

Colchester United manager Tony Humes still believes that his side can avoid relegation to League Two, despite a damaging defeat to Notts County last night.

Paddy McCourt scored the winner for the visitors midway through the second-half.

The result leaves Colchester two points from safety with 12 games remaining.

"The players are good enough to keep the club in League One, they've shown that on so many occasions this season.

But the home form has been an issue for the last couple of years and we haven't resolved it.

We have to be better and braver than that and the players are massively disappointed, as you would expect."

– Tony Humes, Colchester United Manager

Police: "Man who has gone missing with his baby in Luton is acting out of character"

Kieran Carroll on CCTV on Tuesday. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Luton say that a man who has gone missing with his baby in Luton is acting "out of character".

Kieran Carroll, 22, was last seen on Tuesday and is believed to be with eight-month-old Louis.

He was last seen at approximately 2pm on Tuesday on CCTV in Luton.

Mr Carroll has gone missing with baby Louis. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This type of disappearance is very out of character for Kieran and we are becoming increasingly concerned.

We just want Kieran to contact us to let us know that him and Louis are safe.

If you have seen Kieran, or have any information about where he and Louis may be, please contact us immediately.”

– DI Sean Quinn, Bedfordshire Police
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