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Parents protest over children's centre closures

Parents in Suffolk protesting against planned cuts to children's services are taking their fight to the council today. Nine centres are earmarked for closure. Those who use them say it's a vital service they can't lose.

Parents protesting in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

They're demonstrating outside Suffolk County Council's offices in Ipswich this morning ahead of a meeting to make a final decision on the centres' future. Suffolk County Council says the closures will save £250,000.

The protest on the steps of Suffolk County Council's offices Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Maldon rape - two men arrested

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of rape in connection with an incident in Maldon on Saturday, January 24.

The 26-year-old man from Maldon and the 23 year-old man from London were arrested on Monday evening.

The men are in police custody and will be questioned regarding the rape of a woman in her 20s, which happened in the underpass at Mill Lane.

People in Essex urged to sign up to scheme which could save them money on their energy bills

The Essex Energy Switch, run by Essex County Council, opens next week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People in Essex are being asked to sign up for a scheme which could save them money on household bills.

The Essex Energy Switch, run by Essex County Council, opens next week.

It's free, and the idea is that all those who enter get put into a collective to get lower rates from energy companies.

Scheme set up in Cambridge to get more people into engineering

The Launchpad scholarship has been set up by aerospace company Marshall. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A scheme has been set up in Cambridge to get more young people into engineering.

The Launchpad scholarship has been set up by aerospace company Marshall, and is open to children from 8 to 18.

The aim is to provide support, experiences and opportunities in the field.

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Suffolk: Parents to take children's services fight to the council

Lorna Eves is devastated that the centres have been earmarked for closure. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Parents in Suffolk protesting against planned cuts to children's services will take their fight to the council today.

Nine centres are earmarked for closure - but those who use them say it's a vital service they can't lose.

"For us it's been a respite. It's been something that's helped us from the beginning.

It's devastating that other mums aren't going to get the help that I have, or they aren't going to be able to access the things they need."

– Lorna Eves, parent

Candles to be lit to mark 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

A special memorial evening was held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Candles will be lit across the region later to mark 70 years today since the liberation of the Nazi Death camp - Auschwitz..

A special memorial evening was held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, as part of the build up to today's commemorations.

Survivors of the Nazi death camps were invited to the event to see a mixture of dance and readings.

Candles will be lit in Cambridge, Northampton, Lowestoft, Norwich, Southend and Colchester later to represent each of the 70 years since the end of Auschwitz.

Emotions were running high at the service. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I couldn't possibly find words to convey what it's like in Auschwitz, to be there, how scared we were. It was terrible.

It's not so important, what is important is that people behave like human beings now."

– Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Auschwitz survivor

Man arrested on suspicion of murder following Bedford incident

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident in Bedford this afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident in Bedford this afternoon.

A man in his 30s was found dead at a property in Byron Crescent at around 4.30pm.

The area's been taped off as forensic teams investigate.

A post-mortem will be held in due course, but police have confirmed that the man had been stabbed.

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