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Blow to region's high streets after M&S closures

The M&S in Newmarket has closed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three of our region's high streets were dealt another blow after their Marks & Spencer stores traded for the final time.

Northampton, Kettering and Newmarket were among seven towns across the country to see the stores shut.

It is part of the retailer's plans to close 100 shops by 2022.

Click below for Claire McGlasson's report

Families flock to beach in Hitchin town centre

We often hear that the high street is suffering, but Hitchin in Hertfordshire is fighting back.

The number of empty shops in town is half the national average. Hitchin is also home to one of the country's oldest family jewellers who have been trying out new ways of attracting people to town...

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Heatwave boosting tourist industry in East of England

Tourism in the East of England has been given a boost by the long hot dry spell. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The continuing long, hot dry spell is giving a big boost to the tourism industry in the East of England with many people deciding to holiday at home rather than seek the sun abroad.

This seemingly endless heatwave is set get even hotter with temperatures could reach a scorching 35°C (95°F) on Thursday or Friday.

An amber health warning is in place meaning the very young and the elderly should stay out of the sun when it's over 30°C.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

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Looking at options to expand Luton airport for millions more passengers

London Luton Airport is consulting on options to expand. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Luton Airport in Bedfordshire has begun consulting on a further options for a potential major expansion that could mean millions more passengers passing through it.

It comes after MPs backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

London Luton Airport wants to increase passenger numbers from 16 million a year to 38 million by 2050. The options include the building of a second terminal.

The 10 week consultation includes a series of events where people can see the plans and speak to the project team. A final decision due in 2021.

  • Watch a report on Luton airport expansion by Liz Summers
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