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Getting a pizza of the Royal celebrations

A pizza company in Peterborough has marked the celebrations of the Queen becoming the country's longest reigning monarch by designing a pizza in her honour

The pizza is called Lizzie's Great Big British Reign. Shop owner Antonio Scibelli said

Lizzie's Great Big British Reign pizza Credit: ITV News Anglia

“I do hope if the Queen sees our pizza she will give it the thumbs up and should she want one making especially for her we will be most pleased to do so.”

– Antonio Scibelli


Alfie's summer challenge raises £2,250 for charity

8-year-old Alfie McCreadie Credit: Alfie's family

An 8-year old boy from Ely has raised £2,250 for charity by walking for twenty minutes a day through the whole of his summer holidays.

Alfie McCreadie came up with the idea after being bullied about his weight.

He decided he wanted to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

84 people turned up for Alfie's final 20 minute walk at the weekend in Ely.

"It was quite a spectacular site seeing all these people young and old walking around the green cheering Alfie on."

– Hannah McCreadie, Alfie's mother
More than 80 people turned out to support Alfie Credit: Alfie's family

Hannah McCreadie, Alfie's mum, says his fitness has improved and they are overwhelmed by the support people have showed him.

"I'm very happy I have completed my challenge. I've done a great thing for charity, raised lots of money and I'm really happy."

– Alfie McCreadie

Donkey returns home after treatment

Noah the donkey is back home after recovering from injuries sustained after he got stuck in a drain.

The animal, who lives at the Lovely View Stables at Heydon near Royston fell into the drain last month. It's thought metal thieves had stolen the lid.

Tina Pankhurst who also works at the stables set up a justgiving page to help pay for his treatment and it's already raised over £2,000.

Watch Stuart Leithes report below.


Getting ready for broadcast at Northampton's balloon festival

Aidan McGivern getting ready for tonight's broadcast at 6pm Credit: ITV News Anglia

Here's a quick picture of our weather presenter Aidan McGivern and cameraman Lee Georghiou getting ready for tonight's ITV News Anglia at 6pm.

We will be live at the festival and have a full report from the skies of Northamptonshire too.

Northampton Balloon Festival Credit: ITV News Anglia
The ITV News Anglia team getting ready for broadcast Credit: ITV News Anglia

'Betty' is Britain's best beach hut

Property expert Phil Spencer and Jane Ashmore, the owner of Britain's best beach hut Credit: ITV News Anglia

Jane Ashmore from Mersea Island has won the title of 'Beach Hut of the Year'.

Property expert and television presenter Phil Spencer made the announcement after a nationwide search to find Britain's best beach hut.

'Betty' the beach hut was chosen by a panel of expert judges which included Phil Spencer.

The hut was chosen because of its unique style and the charitable role it plays within the community.

Phil Spencer hands out the award Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I am genuinely shocked that 'Betty' has scooped top prize! It's a wonderful acknowledgement of how much work I've put into Betty and it's heart-warming to see that people love Betty as much as I do. It is also a clear sign that beach huts are an up and coming trend and I believe it's because it reminds us of a simpler way of life which is a far cry away from the manic lives we lead now. "

– Jane Ashmore

"It was an immensely difficult decision to select this year's winner among the incredible array of entries and fantastic designs. However, 'Betty' was chosen for its beautiful décor and its admirable contribution to the local community which made it a stand out hut for us."

– Phil Spencer

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu.

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