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Iconic Suffolk radar block awarded £1.4 million funding

The Bawdsey Radar Transmitter in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Bawdsey Radar Transmitter in Suffolk has been awarded £1.4 million of lottery funding to conserve the building.

The block was the birthplace of radar and played a vital role in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.

It's claimed the technology pioneered at the site helped shorten the war by two years.

“I’m delighted that Bawdsey Radar have been successful in obtaining £1.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It is incredibly important we tell the Bawdsey and Suffolk coast story of where radar originated and its key role in World War II.

I congratulate all involved with the Bawdsey Radar project on their imaginative scheme to restore the transmitter block and enhance the experience for visitors.

This adds to the recent funding secured from the Coastal Communities Fund, all of which contributes to our tourism as well as securing key heritage for our nation.”

– Therese Coffey, MP for Suffolk Coastal


Is Giovanni Britain's oldest driver at the age of 103?

Giovanni Rozzo is still behind the wheel at the age of 103 and is one one Britain's oldest drivers.

He says he's aiming to keep on driving as long as he's safe.

Giovanni Rozzo is still behind the wheel at the age of 103. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Giovanni passed his test in Italy at the age of 21 and moved to Britain in the 1950s.

He was running a fleet of ice cream vans for almost three decades.

He also represented a number of Italian organisations in the UK for which he received Italy's equivalent of a knighthood.

Giovanni Rozzo ran a fleet of ice cream vans for 30 years.

Click below to watch a report on Giovanni's driving by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Feeling lucky? Many queue for chance to win £57.8m

We're just hours away from finding out who's won the biggest ever Lotto jackpot. Nearly £60m is up for grabs in tonight's big rollover. Although the odds suggest you're more likely to be struck by lightning than match 6 numbers, lots of people were out and about buying last-minute tickets today.

To see what some people in Northamptonshire are planning to spend their potential winnings on, watch Sarah Cooper's report below:

Police appeal after £25,000 watch stolen

It is a Franck Muller design. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for information after a watch worth £25,000 went missing from a house in Ipswich.

The Franck Muller ‘Cortez 10000 H SC Conquistador’ is encased in diamonds and has a black face with white number.

It was believed to have been stolen from the property in Brettenham Crescent between Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December, 25.

The watch is encrusted with diamonds. Credit: Suffolk Police.


Christmas clean up continues as crews work to rid us of our festive waste

A billion Christmas cards will also end up in the bin. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Christmas may be over but the clean up continues at traditionally one of the most wasteful times of the year.

Households end up chucking away a mountain of festive food and enough wrapping paper to go around the equator an estimated nine times.

A billion Christmas cards will also end up in the bin.

Natalie Gray reports.

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