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Dyed-in-the-wool allegiances ahead of 'old farm' derby

Even the sheep are showing their true colours! Credit: Easton and Otley College

Easton and Otley College is getting into the derby spirit as it prepares to host its annual lambing weekend in Norfolk.

The event will be taking place on Saturday 28 Feb and Sunday 1 March, with the second day coinciding with one of the biggest East Anglian derbies in memory, as Norwich City take on arch rivals Ipswich Town at Carrow Road.

The college, which has campuses based in both counties, also has a variety of sheep breeds. To get in the mood for the lambing weekend - and taking a leaf out of the Latitude music festival's book - the farm staff decided to get into the spirit of the football match by dyeing one of their Norfolk Horn breed rams Yellow and Green and one of its Suffolk breeds blue and white.

Olney not the only pancake race in the region...

Olney pancake race Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's Shrove Tuesday, and that means the annual Olney Pancake Race.

It's a tradition which dates back to 1445. In fact, the Buckinghamshire town claims to be where the first ever pancake race took place. Children have their own event - but only women from Olney can take part in the main 415 yard dash.

Pancake races are also taking place from Little Totham in Essex, to Lowestoft in Suffolk and at the Catholic Cathedral in Norwich among other venues.


Is Milly the cutest dog in the region?

Meet Milly, winner of a competition to find the cutest dog in Suffolk.

Photographer Josh Coulson, from Ipswich, ran the competition last month. Of the 285 entries, only two dogs were chosen by all three judges.

Milly, the three-legged rescue dog Credit:

The winner was Milly, a three-legged Boxer rescued as a puppy from a dog sanctuary in Spain by Dominic and Karen Stroud, of Red Lodge, Suffolk, for their seven-year-old son, Liam.

Second place went to Pepper, a six-month-old Great Dane.

The image of Milly chosen by Photographer Josh Coulson for his website Credit:

Mr Coulson will now use a picture of Milly for his new dog photography business.

Pepper, a six-month-old Great Dane, was the runner-up Credit:

Tanya Mercer has been to see Milly and to find out what makes her just that little bit cuter than others. Here's her report:

And if you think your dog is even cuter, email us a photo at or post it to our Facebook page before 1pm Wednesday.

Here are some of the photos you have emailed us - you can see many more on our Facebook page

Bailey, 3 month old male chocolate Patterdale Terrier Credit: Ruth Bernard
Solar Bear Credit: Monique Rainey Tuddenham St Mary
Keisha, a rescue dog Credit: Norma Martell

Pictures from a bygone age saved from a skip

A series of 200 photos taken in the 1950s and 60s that give a snapshot of life for one family in our region have been saved from a skip. It's believed they were taken by the Bryant family, who ran a shop in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. The shots capture local people and places, family holidays and special events too

You can see them and a lot more here

Click below to watch Claire McGlasson's report


Snapshot of region in 50s and 60s

A series of 200 photos taken in the 1950s and 60s give a snapshot of life for one family in our region.

Bird fedding - somewhere in England, 1968 Credit:

It's believed they were taken by the Bryant family, who ran a shop in St Ives, Cambridgeshire at the time.

Christmas, somewhere in England, 1968 Credit:

The shots capture local people and places, family holidays and even Royal guest appearances.

The Plough and Sail, Snape, Suffolk. Date unknown Credit:

All the pictures can be viewed at

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Ski funday for F1 stars

It's 45 days until the Australian Grand Prix raises the curtain on a new season of Formula One racing, but the Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing team has taken time out to swap steering wheels and spanners for skis at the city's Xscape centre.

Daniil Kvyat, Christian Horner and Daniel Riccardo Credit: ITV Anglia

Team principal Christian Horner was joined by drivers Daniel Riccardo and Daniil Kvyat, who replaces former world champion Sebastian Vettel this season.

Trust us, that's Daniil Kvyat under the helmet... Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was a chance for the whole team to unwind as they prepare to challenge current champion, Stevenage-born Lewis Hamilton, and his Brackley based Mercedes team for honours this season. Mercedes Team Principal Niki Lauda says he expects Red Bull to provide a stern challenge.

A Marmite Easter Egg: You'll either love it or hate it!

Norfolk chocolate maker is helping to launch the product Credit: Unilever

Marmite-flavoured Easter eggs are to go on sale for the first time next month, in a move set to divide even the biggest fans of the love-it-or-loathe it spread.

Manufacturer Unilever has teamed up with Norfolk chocolate maker Kinnerton to launch the product, which blends Marmite with chocolate.

The firms have also collaborated on a Pot Noodle egg - which won't taste of the snack.

“We anticipate the new additions will drive sales for retailers offering an exciting new product from brands that consumers know and love.”

– Unilever's Julie McCleave

Supermarket sweethearts to marry in store

Finding the perfect wedding venue can sometimes be a bit of a challenge - but a couple from Cambridgeshire haven't had to look far to find their dream location... they're getting married in their local supermarket.

Rebecca Wooller and Blake Green will be tying the knot at Morrisons in Cambourne this March. But why the supermarket setting? Sarah Cooper's been finding out...

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