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Scientists ask public to help record 'solitary bee' sightings

Solitary bees are unlike honeybees and bumblebees.

Scientists at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge want the public to help record sightings of solitary bees.

Unlike honeybees and bumblebees - solitary bees like the one pictured - rear their young on their own.

There are about 250 species of solitary bee in the UK, meaning they account for more than 90% of our total bee species

It is hoped the research will give a better understanding of important pollinators.


Drivers warned of traffic jams on first day of Suffolk Show

The show shows off the latest in farm technology Credit: ITV Anglia.

Drivers are being warned to expect delays around Trinity Park this morning as the Suffolk Show gets underway.

The two-day event is a celebration of food, farming heritage and the countryside.

It will feature best in breed animals, machinery from the past 100 years, the latest farming technology and a military zone featuring an Apache helicopter.

The helicopter landed yesterday. Credit: ITV Anglia.


Cambridge beer festival gets underway

There'll also be wine, cider and cheese at the six day event. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The 44th Cambridge Beer Festival gets underway today.

It Is one of the largest regional events in the UK and CAMRA's (The Campaign for Real Ale) longest running beer festival.

There will be over 200 beers on offer during the six day festival but if you fancy something else, there will also be cider, wine and cheese.

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