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Carluccio at Peterborough Italian Festival

Stalls in Cathedral Square Credit: ITV

Antonio Carluccio the restaurateur and TV personality is at Peterborough City Council's Italian festival today.

The festival is in its seventh year, with stalls and demonstrations of Italian culture filling Cathedral Square.

Restaurateur Antonio Carluccio Credit: PA

"I am very glad to be in Peterborough again, the bastion of Italianity. I always have a great time in Peterborough. The city is always welcoming and with so many Italian residents I know we will enjoy a splendid weekend."

– Antonio Carluccio
The famous Italian brand Ferrari on display in Peterborough Credit: ITV

Wrong recycling meaning more waste sent to landfill

Plastic bags, clothes and even a toasted sandwich maker... These are all things councils in Cambridgeshire say they have found in the wrong recycling bins. Now they've started a video campaign to encourage people to pay more attention when they throw things away.

The videos uses animations with video footage to show what happens to waste when it's picked up from people's homes and then, over eight weeks, turned into compost for local farms and gardens. They were filmed at the Amey Waste Management Park in Waterbeach.

It's a joint campaign between all Cambridgeshire councils under the banner of RECAP (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership), who say they're having to send organic material to landfill unnecessarily because people put it in the wrong bins.

They say they're going to become more strict on not emptying bins if there are incorrect items inside.

Aircraft noise could be reduced by GPS

Stansted Airport is consulting people living under the flight-path on a new take-off procedure which could reduce the effects of aircraft noise.

The airport's management want to know what people think of the 'Performance Based Navigation' technology, which uses GPS to allow planes taking off to keep to their flight paths more accurately.

Stansted Airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Results from a trial on two of Stansted's existing departure routes (Clacton 22 and Detling 04) apparently show that 85% fewer people are directly overflown by aircraft using the new procedure.

The airport has been working on the initiative with its consultative committee (STACC), easyJet and NATS (air traffic provider) for more than two years. It is now seeking views from the local community to help shape its final proposal before submitting it to the Civil Aviation Authority for approval.

"We feel the noise and environmental benefits from this project are considerable and urge our local communities to look at the achievements and facts provided in the consultation materials and make their responses accordingly."

– Keith Artus - Software Technologies Applications and Conference Centre (STACC)

Luton Airport has also just started trialling the technology. From this month flights leaving the Bedfordshire airport and heading west will be guided by Area Navigation Technology, known as ARNAV, which draws flights away from more densely populated areas.

Family's two week holiday turns into nightmare

A family from Northamptonshire say a two-week trip to Cyprus turned into a holiday from hell, when they were struck down with a severe vomiting bug which landed seven of the family in hospital.

The Sanders, who live in Irthlingborough, were six days into their holiday when they started becoming ill.

Now they say they want at least some of their money back from the company they booked with.

The resort say they don't accept liability for the family's illness, and that while the Sanders were there they had no reports of other sickness. They say an issue with the facilities would have lead to more complaints.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson.


Warning to holiday makers over 'villa scam'

There's a warning to holidaymakers after a couple from Essex were scammed out of hundreds of pounds while trying to book a villa in France.

Jackie and John Dickenson from Shoeburyness thought they were emailing the owners of the holiday home directly, but in fact they were communicating with fraudsters.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sascha William.

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