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Vintage tractors and steam engines go under the hammer

An old Anglia TV studio camera sold for £1,000 Credit: Cheffins

More than £1 million worth of vintage tractors, steam engines and classic vehicles have been sold at a vintage auction in Cambridge.

The most popular items were four rare steam engines which went for £237,000 in total.

Also among the sales was an old Anglia TV studio camera, on its steerable dolly, which made £1,000.

Farmers meet in Norfolk to discuss diversification

Deepdale Farm Credit: ITV News Anglia

Farmers from across the region are meeting in Norfolk today to talk about diversifying their business.

Jason Borthwick set up a campsite and bunkhouse on his family-run thousand acre farm and hasn't looked back.

Jason Borthwick, Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We haven't taken that much land out and yet this is the profitable part, so I am under no misconceptions that we wouldn't of been able to do any of this if it hadn't been for the fact that we were farmers."

– Jason Borthwick



Village fighting in favour of building more houses

Quite often plans for village expansion and huge new estates of houses are met with fierce opposition and local protest.

But one community in Suffolk is putting forward plans to expand their village which residents say is vital to sustain its future.

Lavenham was more houses built so there are affordable homes for younger people. Credit: ITV News Anglia

91% of those in Lavenham who voted were in favour of plans to build around 100 homes over the next decade.

Currently, expensive housing means it's mainly the older generation who can afford to live in the area. Now villagers want to bring young families back.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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