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Father raises thousands for hospitals that saved his children's lives

Nathan raised £2,500. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A father got on his bike to raise thousands of pounds for two hospitals that saved the lives of his twin daughters.

Nathan Curtis and his best friend Ryan Laird cycled 82 miles from Peterborough City Hospital to Leicester Royal Infirmary and back.

He says he owes the hospitals everything. Credit: ITV Anglia.

I owe the neonatal department everything. Without them I wouldn't have my twins at home and I wouldn't be able to go home to see them every day from work.

So this was the least I could do, they are the real superheroes. I'm just trying to raise awareness of what they do and raise some much-needed funds for their departments.

– Nathan Curtis, Father

Historic streets named among prettiest in country

King's Parade in the centre of Cambridge. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Two historic streets in the region have been named among the prettiest in the country.

Named after the nearby college, King's Parade in Cambridge is a major attraction for tourists visiting the city. It came sixth.

Just behind in seventh is Elm Hill in Norwich.

Elm Hill in Norwich. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Its ancient cobbles and tudor buildings are some of the best preserved in the city.

The survey to uncover the nation's most charming streets was carried out by National Express in a bid to encourage Brits to try somewhere new this Easter weekend.

Topping the list was The Shambles in York.


Five-year-old reunited with stolen birthday presents

Jayden was very excited to see his presents! Credit: Hertfordshire police

A five-year-old boy from Letchworth has been reunited with his birthday presents after they were stolen from the boot of a car.

Jayden Wijemunige's gifts were taken from his dad’s car in Monklands at the beginning of the month.

The youngster thought the presents had been lost forever, but they were recovered after a member of the public spotted them dumped in the front garden of a property in Icknield Way.

Jayden was so sure that police were going to get him his presents back, but we realised it might not happen.

However, we are so pleased that they did and we can’t thank them enough for making our son smile again. He is a very happy boy now.

– Manjula and Watsala Wijemunige, Jayden’s parents

Police are now appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in Monklands between 2pm on Monday 3 April and 1pm on Wednesday 5 April.

Be prepared to wait if you want to join the Scouts

'Be prepared' is their motto - and you'll need to be prepared to wait if you want to join the Scouts.

The waiting list to get into a pack is long and getting longer.

Here in the East there are more than seven thousand youngsters wanting to sign up.

That's 20% more than last year with a grand total of nearly 50,000 across the region.

The number joining has been going up for more than a decade, particularly in Norfolk, and while there has also been a surge in the number of adults volunteering for the movement, it is not quite enough.

We invited a group of Norfolk Scouts into the ITV News Anglia studio to tell us why it is so popular.

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