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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

Fears for tourism as broken bridge traps Broads river traffic

The Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth has been unable to lift for river traffic for several weeks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are concerns that a broken major road and river bridge in Norfolk could have a serious impact on tourism unless it is fixed soon.

The Haven Bridge is an important river crossing used by thousands of drivers every day in Great Yarmouth. But it's also crucial to river traffic - it has to be raised to give large boats access to and from the Broads' river system and the North Sea.

The bridge hasn't been able to open for weeks leaving bigger ships stranded either side.

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

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Fears for the traditional High Street as big stores close

Fears for the traditional High Street as big stores close

There are fresh fears for the future of Northampton high street with Marks and Spencer set to close and businesses claiming they're losing trade to a new out-of-town shopping centre.

The multi-million pound Rushden Lakes site opened last July and bosses insist it gives people more reason to visit the entire area.

But some of Northampton's independent stores say the town centre needs more investment to help them make ends meet.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

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Working Lives: A look at people just starting out in their careers

In the third and final part of ITV News Anglia's series 'Working Lives' Elodie Harper looks at those who are just beginning their career.

For workers entering the job market today, the only certainty is change, with technology expected to shift both how we work and the jobs we do.

We're also seeing more part time and short term contracts. In fact just under a million people in the UK are currently on 'zero hours contracts' according to new figures released.

Watch Elodie Harper's report.

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