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Suffolk science festival could become an annual event

Hundreds of budding scientists have been in Bury St Edmunds this weekend as part of Suffolk's first science festival.

From making your own racing car and robots, to a pop-up planetarium, the show's organisers want to inspire more children to take up science later in life.

They hope it will help to fill a big skills gap in the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - across both Norfolk and Suffolk.


'Peterborough Sings' charity promoting teamwork in schools

Watch a report byITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes about 'The Peterborough Sings Charity'.

It encourages pupils to mix and work together which is particularly important when English is a second language for many of the students.

Cathedral service held for Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon died in exile in 1536. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A Commemoration Service for Queen Catherine of Aragon will take place in Peterborough today.

The Mayor will be among those laying wreaths on her tomb at the annual tribute.

Katherine was Henry the Eighth's first wife. When their marriage broke down she was exiled at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire.

She died in 1536 and was buried at Peterborough Cathedral, where she remains.

The city hosts a number of events each year including performances, commemoration services, and themed walks.


Children’s Services in Norfolk no longer "inadequate"

Children’s Services in Norfolk are no longer Credit: PA

Children’s Services in Norfolk will no longer need government intervention after the standards agency, Ofsted, raised the service's rating.

The same inspection found the County Council's adoption service is "outstanding".

Overall, Norfolk's Children's Services "require improvement to be good” having previously been rated "inadequate".

It comes after a two week inspection in November which found significant improvements in support to children in care and care leavers.

Sara Tough was appointed Director of Children's Services in July last year and was the sixth person to appointed to the role in four years.

Library book returned from Australia... 30 years late

A book was returned to Kimbolton School almost 30 years overdue Credit: Google Maps

A library book from a school in Cambridgeshire was returned from Australia almost 30 years late.

Fantasy novel Shardick, by Richard Williams arrived at Kimbolton School, Huntingdonshire on January 9. The book had been borrowed in July 1989.

It was sent from Western Australia via airmail with an anonymous note saying: "Overdue library book (Junior Library) being returned, thank you."

Sue Hart, the library's resource manager, said: "We are keen to find the sender and thank them for their honesty - with all overdue fines waived."

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