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Pigs go under the hammer for charity

39 pigs went up for sale this evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

Dozens of colourful fibreglass pigs went under the hammer this evening in Suffolk, to raise money for the St Elizabeth hospice.

Over the summer, porky stars including Ed Sheer-Ham, Porkman Road and Sir Bradley Piggins have adorned the streets of the town for the Pigs Gone Wild sculpture trail.

Tonight, the auction at Trinity Park raised a whopping £195,050- Ipswich Blue, proved the most popular, selling for £6,500 followed by Ed Sheer-Ham at £6,200.

Well done me hearties!

Will Ed Sheer-Ham bring home the bacon?

Ed Sheer-Ham is among the fibreglass pigs going up for auction. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Dozens of colourful fibreglass pigs are being sold at auction in Ipswich this evening to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

Over the summer, porky stars including Ed Sheer-Ham and Piggy Stardust have adorned the streets of the town for the Pigs Gone Wild sculpture trail.

Serena Sandhu trotted along to preview tonight's auction at Trinity Park.

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'Hard hitting' exhibition looks back at the history of Geology through hammers

The exhibition is at the Sedgwick Museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

The hammer may not strike you as a tool worthy of its own exhibition but you can now see a selection on display in Cambridge.

The Sedgwick Museum has a whole host of hammers belonging to prominent Geologists who've studied the Earth's history.

"The researchers in modern geology are using incredible hi-tech equipment and yet our under graduates as part of their basic training as geologists, have to be able to identify rocks in the field. Although it's quite extraordinary, the hammer is still the basic tool in the trade."

– Dr Douglas Palmer, Sedgwick Museum
Some of the hammers on display at The Sedgwick Museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

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The 'Ship of the Fens' attracts some unwanted visitors

Ely Cathedral has a problem with pigeons Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff at Ely Cathedral say there are too many pigeons nesting around the roof of the 900 year old building.

They've noticed an unusally high number of the birds around the west tower and Cathedral porch.

They're now looking for humane ways to scare them off.

Ely Cathedral is known as 'The ship of the fens' Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They're grouping and clustering around the building in certain areas, creating a lot of mess. They're nesting and their nests are blocking our rainwater goods in some instances. The numbers are just too high for us really."

– Vicki Roulinson, Ely Cathedral

New Grafham Water clubhouse Officially opened

The new Grafham Water facilities Credit: ITV News Anglia

A sailing club based at Grafham water near Huntingdon has welcomed the opening of a new club and boathouse.

Grafham Water Sailability is a club which helps disabled people get out on the water.

A view from inside the new boathouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's great now when you come off the water, you've got somewhere to go, in bad weather you've got somewhere to keep warm, hot weather you've got somewhere to shelter from the sun, plenty of room to change, socialise, get a cup of coffee and it's all accessible."

– Pauline Shaw, Secretary, Grafham Water Sailability
Grafham Water Sailability has been running for more than two decades Credit: ITV News Anglia

The new boathouse and clubhouse has been funded by a number of organisations including Rotary Clubs and charitable Trusts.

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