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Camping out: Find out why so many find it holiday heaven

This week people from the world of caravanning have been gathering this week to show off their latest designs.

The motorhome and caravan show in Birmingham's also been looking at the high tech future for our holidays. But what's it like camping?

Our region is a mecca for holidaymakers and Malcolm Robertson's been finding out more at a campsite in North Norfolk.

Click below to watch his report.


Bizarre excuses drivers give to avoid a motoring offence

Police in Cambridgeshire have revealed some of the most bizarre excuses drivers have given in an attempt to escape motoring offences.

The M11 meets the A14 in Cambridgeshire Credit: PA Wire
  • One young driver stopped for not wearing a seatbelt told officers the colour did not match clothes he was wearing.
  • A motorcyclist speeding said he thought in windy conditions it was safer for him to go quicker.
  • One man stopped for doing 37mph in a 30mph zone said his speed was "slow enough" for his village.
  • Another blamed their messy children for their speed, saying "I was concentrating on my children not spilling their food in the car."
  • One caught doing 150mph said they were racing to catch a ferry and another said he was rushing to get home because his dog was having puppies.

Officers say that while they appreciate there can sometimes be mitigating circumstances, there is never an excuse for breaking the law.

They've released the excuses to highlight road safety.

Police concerned over missing man

Police are searching for a 37 year old man missing from Hertfordshire.

Officers say they're concerned for the welfare of Shaun Felstead from Anstey.

Shaun Felstead Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Shaun may be in a white Ford Ranger and could be in the Gt Dunmow or Braintree areas of Essex.

Shaun is a white man, of slim build and 5ft 8in tall. He has short dark brown hair, brown eyes and a tanned complexion.

14 year old boy in collision with bus

A 14 year old boy's recovering at home after an accident involving a bus in Brentwood

It happened on Brentwood Road, Herongate near the junction with Hernshaw yesterday afternoon at about 3.40pm.

The accident happened at Herongate Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police say that a double decker school bus was involved in a collision with the boy.

He was taken Queens Hospital, Romford with a suspected serious head injury.

However after being checked out and treated for cuts and bruises he has been allowed home. The driver of the bus wasn't hurt.


Bravery awards for Suffolk and Essex police officers

Nominate police officers visit Downing Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four police constables from the East of England have been given bravery awards following a ceremony in London.

Rebecca Gardiner and Paul Osmond who are both Constables with Suffolk Police were honoured for their efforts in Newmarket, where they tried to stop a man with a knife from harming himself.

While in Essex, constables Keith Lucas and Shane Robinson have been honoured for going to the aid of a man who had set himself on fire on a petrol station forecourt in Westcliff-on-Sea. The man survived thanks to their bravery.

The honours were part of the 19th Police Bravery Awards which also included a visit to Downing Street.

Meeting on cycle expenditure in Cambridge

Councillors to look into expenditure on cycleways Credit: ITV News Anglia

Councillors in Cambridge will discuss whether or not to spend more money for improving facilities for cyclists in the city today.

The Environment Security Committee will look to see if the authority can afford to extend its Joint Cycleways Capital Programme.

Up to 2012, nearly £1.5 million was spent installing cycleways and making it safe for people on two wheels.

Cambridge is a cycling city and we will continue to provide good cycleways and other facilities. We need to consider any funding against the backdrop of the council's difficult financial position."

– Cllr Kevin Blencowe, Planning Policy and Transport

Hollywood's Ironman to visit Cambridge

Robert Downey Jr Credit: ITV News Anglia

The American actor well known for his big screen roles as "Ironman" and "Sherlock Holmes" is to visit Cambridge University later.

Robert Downey Jr will be speaking to Cambridge University Students Union members and is the latest celebrity to visit, fellow actor Alec Baldwin has also paid a visit to speak at the union recently.

"It's awesome that they've managed to get Robert Downey Jr. He's one of the biggest and best screen actors of his generation and I'm sure people will be lining up to get a space to see him."

– Anonymous student
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