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Japanese sake brewery to come to Cambridgeshire

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

If you like a tipple, you'll probably know that our region already boasts several gin distilleries and also one of the best known makers of English whisky.

Well now it's set to be home to the UK's only brewery devoted to making Japanese rice wine or sake.

The development in derelict barns at Fordham Abbey near Ely will see £9 million invested over five years.


Brothers make their Spitfire dream a reality

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

It's probably the most famous Second World War plane - so to actually fly in a Spitfire - is something many people dream of.

But - for two brothers from Northamptonshire - it's more than just something to cross off the bucket list - because their dad was a Spitfire pilot during the Battle of Britain.

His sons have always wanted to follow in his footsteps and fly in one in his memory - and this week they finally got the chance.

Norfolk villagers try to raise enough money to buy their local pub

Villagers in Mid-Norfolk are trying to raise enough cash to buy a pub which was once a watering hole for American airmen who were based nearby during the second world war.

The Ploughshare at Beeston near Dereham is a 16th century inn which shut in January. Locals , who've already seen the closure of their post office and shop, are determind to save it

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray.

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Watch: A snapshot of Clacton Airshow displays

Parachute display Credit: ITV News Anglia

This year's Clacton Airshow is underway with a number of displays taking to the skies on day one.

Over the two days 200,000 people are expected to visit. Many arrived early to get a good spot on the seafront and beach.

Clear skies and warm weather has meant a packed out beach.

Balloon festival left deflated after high winds stop all flying

For the first time in 27 years there have been no flights at the Northampton Balloon Festival weekend.

High winds meant it wasn't safe to launch any balloons at the event held at Billing Aquadrome.

But they were still able to demonstrate the burners attached to the baskets - which are used to inflate the balloons.

The Northampton Balloon Festival failed to get off the ground Credit: ITV Anglia

It's the first time we haven't been able to fly. We're really disappointed about it. We want to fly as much as everyone wants to see us fly. It's just been incredible the weather this weekend."

– Wendy Rousell
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