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Veterans gather to honour Norfolk soldier facing a pauper's funeral

Veterans from across the region have been honouring an old soldier, who had no relatives and was faced with a pauper's funeral.

Thanks to an incredible social media campaign, 90-year-old Reginald Watson was given a fitting send-off at his local church at Ormesby in Norfolk.

Reg at the age of four at a family wedding is the only picture of him Credit: ITV News Anglia

Reg was described as a perfect gentleman; very private but honest, polite and hard working.

Flowers for Reg Credit: ITV News Anglia


Murphy the 'mane attraction' is the 'pride' of Dogs Trust

Murphy the Shar-Pei Credit: The Dogs Trust

A dog that looks like a lion thanks to his incredible six inch long mane has been taken in by a Norfolk rescue centre.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Three-year-old Murphy is a Shar-Pei.

They normally have short fur but Murphy has the much rarer "bear" coat which gives him the lovely long mane.

He is being cared for at the Dogs Trust in Snetterton but a new owner is picking him up on Saturday.

Murphy the lion look-alike Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Handsome Murphy has so much potential and loves a fuss being made of him and receiving attention when he gets used to you."

– Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust, Snetterton

Sailor who carried out daring sea rescue nominated for award

A sailor from Cambridge who carried out a daring rescue off the coast of Australia - during a round the world yacht race has been nominated for an award.

Gavin Reid and his crew responded to an SOS from another yacht. He volunteered to swim to their boat and then climbed the mast to help a man who was tangled in the rigging.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

Appeal to reunite lost Luton airport 'teddy' with owner takes off

Shackleton is becoming well travelled. Credit: Captain Matt Clutterbuck

When an easyJet pilot boarded his plane at Luton Airport to find a child's teddy bear under a seat you might have expected it to end up in lost property.

But so concerned was Captain Matt Clutterbuck that a youngster was spending Christmas without their treasured toy he embarked on a one man mission to reunite the pair.

Now his appeal has been shared thousands of times on social media.

Watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

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