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Prince William registers Princess Charlotte's birth

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Princess Charlotte.

The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this afternoon witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.

William registers Princess Charlotte's birth Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire


Horse and carriage driver completes 24-hour ride through region in aid of cancer survivor

Olivia Loughlan, who is in remission after battling bone cancer. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A horse and carriage driver has completed a 24-hour drive through Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk to raise money for a teenager who is fighting back from bone cancer.

Olivia Coughlan, 16, had one of her legs and half her pelvis amputated last year.

The carriage driving challenge started in Layer Breton near Colchester yesterday and finished at Fakenham Racecourse in Norfolk this afternoon.

Former Grand National winner Bob Champion, who is a family friend and fellow cancer survivor, was there at the start.

Hannah Pettifer reports.

Teenager charged after man is stabbed in the back

A teenager has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a man was stabbed in the back in Dunstable.

Police were called at 1.11pm on Monday to reports that a man had been attacked in Victoria Street. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Later that day, a 15-year-old boy from Luton was arrested and charged.

He appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning.

Men convicted after brutal robbery

Cherry Hill Park, Ely Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men from Stevenage have been found guilty of attacking and robbing a pensioner and leaving him for dead in Ely.

The attack took place in Cherry Hill Park as the 68-year-old victim walked home after a night out last October.

Lee Jones, 33, of Skegness Road in Stevenage, and Sebastian Yellowe, 23, of Langthorne Avenue in Stevenage, stole his phone and wedding ring and left him with serious facial injuries.

Police were alerted at about 12.45am on October 16 last year after the victim's wife found him semi-conscious in the park.

She had been expecting him home at 10.30pm the previous day but had become concerned when he did not arrive.

The victim was taken to hospital and was only discharged earlier this year.

Today, the two men were found guilty of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, following a trial at King's Lynn Crown Court.

They will be sentenced at a later date.

"This was a cowardly and vicious attack on the victim who took months to full recover from his injuries. "I hope this result today will give him and his family some comfort that justice has been done."

– Det Con Peter Ware, Cambridgeshire Police.

West Norfolk youngsters welcome royal baby to the world

Children at Dersingham Primary School prepare cards and banners for the princess. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Youngsters at a West Norfolk school have been preparing to welcome Princess Charlotte to their part of the world.

Children at Dersingham Primary School, which is just three miles from the royal baby's home at Anmer on the Sandringham Estate, spent the day making cards, cakes and banners.

They described the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as "beautiful" and said they hoped she would enjoy living in the county.


Jury sworn in as trial begins of Libyan soldiers accused of rape

Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of two Libyan soldiers accused of raping a man while being trained in Britain.

Moktair Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, allegedly went into Cambridge in the early hours of October 26 last year and raped a 23-year-old British man.

The pair are each accused of one count of rape, one count of aiding and abetting rape and a third charge each of attempted rape against the same victim.

The jury of five men and seven women were sworn in at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday.

Both men were among 300 Libyan cadets based at the former RAF base at Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire.

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