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Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw launches scathing attack on Norfolk education

There's been a scathing attack on educational standards in Norfolk from the head of Ofsted.

Sir Michael Wilshaw's comments came in a speech at the annual conference of Norfolk headteachers.

He told them that schools here fare worse than just about anywhere else in the country.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson


Milton Keynes: How students at the Open University have found unusual ways to say thanks

Hundreds of thousands of people study for a degree with the Open University at Milton Keynes every year.

It takes hours of time and dedication and students will tell you it can have a big impact on their family life.

Now the OU is encouraging them to find unusual ways of saying thank you to those who've supported them.

One of the star turns in its 'thanks a million' campaign features a woman from Northampton who staged a rather special surprise for her husband.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Arson attack on school - CCTV released

CCTV of the man police are looking for Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police investigating an arson attack on a school in Peterborough have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

The Peterborough School in Thorpe Road was set on fire just before quarter to four on the morning of Monday the 8th of September. A large part of the building was damaged.


FA boss in Suffolk to talk sport

The chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke has been touring sports facilities in Lowestoft which he hopes will ultimately help protect the future of the game.

He was looking around the new pavilion at Dip Farm and the all weather pitch at Kirkley and Pakefield Community sports and social club.

The FA says it is committed to investing in grassroots football and that these two projects are examples of the work that is going on to improve standards.

Click below to watch a clip with Greg Dyke.

Mammoth's tooth on display in new exhibition of pairs

Mammoth tooth on display at museum Credit: Polar Museum

A woolly mammoth's tooth and the bones of a finback whale are being put on show in an exhibition at the Polar Museum in Cambridge.

The items are among many that have been provided on loan from a number of museums run by the University of Cambridge.

Objects from the University's museums have been paired with items from the collections at the Polar Museum which is part of the university-run, Scott Polar Research Institute.

Called "The Thing Is", the aim is to help visitors understand why they were collected, what their meaning is and how they are cared for.

Mammoths lived between 5 million and 4,500 years ago and the tooth has been paired with a piece of scrimshaw, an ivory carving made by whalers.

Skeleton of a Finback Whale Credit: Polar Museum

This display highlights some exceptional examples of connections between the eight University of Cambridge Museums.

– Heather Lane, The Polar Museum
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