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Getting ready for broadcast at Northampton's balloon festival

Aidan McGivern getting ready for tonight's broadcast at 6pm Credit: ITV News Anglia

Here's a quick picture of our weather presenter Aidan McGivern and cameraman Lee Georghiou getting ready for tonight's ITV News Anglia at 6pm.

We will be live at the festival and have a full report from the skies of Northamptonshire too.

Northampton Balloon Festival Credit: ITV News Anglia
The ITV News Anglia team getting ready for broadcast Credit: ITV News Anglia

'Betty' is Britain's best beach hut

Property expert Phil Spencer and Jane Ashmore, the owner of Britain's best beach hut Credit: ITV News Anglia

Jane Ashmore from Mersea Island has won the title of 'Beach Hut of the Year'.

Property expert and television presenter Phil Spencer made the announcement after a nationwide search to find Britain's best beach hut.

'Betty' the beach hut was chosen by a panel of expert judges which included Phil Spencer.

The hut was chosen because of its unique style and the charitable role it plays within the community.

Phil Spencer hands out the award Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I am genuinely shocked that 'Betty' has scooped top prize! It's a wonderful acknowledgement of how much work I've put into Betty and it's heart-warming to see that people love Betty as much as I do. It is also a clear sign that beach huts are an up and coming trend and I believe it's because it reminds us of a simpler way of life which is a far cry away from the manic lives we lead now. "

– Jane Ashmore

"It was an immensely difficult decision to select this year's winner among the incredible array of entries and fantastic designs. However, 'Betty' was chosen for its beautiful décor and its admirable contribution to the local community which made it a stand out hut for us."

– Phil Spencer

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu.

Up and away for Northampton's Balloon Festival

Thousands of people will head to Northamptonshire this weekend for the 26th annual Balloon Festival. It's the second largest event of its kind in the UK.

ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper took a trip up in a hot air balloon. Click below to watch her report over the skies of Northamptonshire.


Base-jumpers caught on camera off Ely Cathedral

Caught on camera jumping off Ely Cathedral Credit: Spotted in Ely

Two men who posed as tourists and base jumped of Ely Cathedrals west tower have been caught on camera.

These pictures were taken at around 2pm on Saturday when the daredevils threw themselves almost 215 feet from the West Tower - parachuting on Cross Green

Once landed the pair ran way down The Gallery.

The two men involved had booked tickets for an organised tour tower. The tours are very popular and take place daily in groups of up to 14 people escorted by an experienced guide. The Cathedral says that on this occasion the guide had no idea of their intentions to jump and could not have foreseen this incident.

"Ely Cathedral takes the safety of their visitors, staff and volunteers very seriously. They are currently reviewing their policies, along with other Cathedrals and significant landmarks in the UK, to ensure this type of activity does not happen again. It is a blessing no one was hurt. "

– Spokesperson, Ely Cathedral
The grounds of Ely Cathedral Credit: Spotted in Ely

Police said although not illegal they do not advise people put themselves in danger.

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