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Indian ship's crew face Christmas stranded in port

The Malaviya Twenty docked in June. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The crew of an Indian owned supply ship which has been detained in Great Yarmouth are facing the prospect of being stranded at the port over Christmas.

The Malaviya Twenty, which is registered in Mumbai, docked in June.

It is been detained by the Admiralty Marshall after it emerged that the crew haven't been paid.


Milton Keynes hosts first post-Brexit Jobs Show

Previous MK Jobs Show in January 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The first post-Brexit MK Jobs Show begins in Milton Keynes later.

The two day event at the centre MK showcases employment and training opportunities from the region's employers.

Many organisations are exhibiting for the first time including: Vauxhall, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.

The latest jobs stats from May to July 2016 show 1.63 million people unemployed, 39,000 fewer that the year before.

Unemployment falls to 112,000 in East Anglia

Unemployment has fallen across East Anglia. Credit: PA

There's been a small fall in unemployment across the Anglia region.

It's down by 1,000 in the East of England to 112,000 people.

That's 3.5% of the workforce - the lowest jobless rate of any region in the UK.

The number of people unemployed in East Anglia.

In the East Midlands, which includes Northamptonshire, the total was down by a similar amount to 106,000 people.

London-Cambridge corridor could create 400,000 new jobs

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

A high-tech corridor stretching from London through Stansted and on to Cambridge could generate nearly 400,000 jobs - if this region is given the power to develop it.

A new report published today says the area could be a prime location for technology and life sciences firms in the UK.


New Assistant Chief Constable wants increase in BME officers

Nav Malik at his first day in his new job yesterday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The new Assistant Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police says he wants to see the force recruit more officers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Nav Malik is now one of the country's most senior muslim policemen and hopes others can follow in his footsteps.

Recent figures showed that only 2% of officers in Cambridgeshire were from a BME background.

I think it's about making sure we market the role.

There are some communities that don't see the police service as an obvious career choice so for us it's about marketing the role, making sure we make the opportunities available to them.

– Nav Malik, Cambridgeshire Police Assistant Chief Constable

Essex firefighter numbers could be cut to save millions

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu.

The number of full-time firefighters in Essex could be cut, meaning the service is more reliant on volunteer or on-call firefighters.

Almost 140 Essex firefighters could lose their jobs as part of a proposed shake-up. The service says cuts are necessary because of shrinking budgets, but the Fire Brigades Union says it could put lives at risk.

The fire service has to save seven million pounds a year until 2020. Three quarters of people who took part in a recent public consultation backed plans to reduce crew numbers.

Government considers pension law change to speed up Tata Steel sale

Tata steel employs 500 people in Corby. Credit: PA

The government is looking at changing pension laws to help the sale of Tata Steel which employs 500 people at Corby.

A consultaton process has been launched to look at price index changes to the British Steel pension fund which many of the Corby workers belong to, that could potentially save billions of pounds.

Scheme launched to stop rogue traders targeting vulnerable people

Traders will be put through a strict vetting procedure. Credit: ITV Anglia

A new scheme is launching in Hertfordshire today to stop vulnerable people being targeted by rogue traders.

Local traders applying to the scheme will have to go through a strict vetting procedure, including a criminal record check.

It's been developed by the consumer organisation Which? and Hertfordshire County Council.

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