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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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Encouraging the next generation into shoemaking industry

An apprenticeship scheme aimed at boosting Northamptonshire's once great shoemaking industry has been launched.

Trainees will be able to spend a year at Northampton College learning the basic skills they need to work on the factory floor.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

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