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Phil Spencer picks Felixstowe shack as 'Beach Hut of the Year'

  • TV presenter Phil Spencer speaks to ITV News Anglia about 'Grandmas's Little Hut'

When you think of English seaside resorts what comes to mind? Fish and chips? Sandcastles? A dip in the sea?

Well, how about beach huts? Since the Victorian times the East Anglian coastline has been known for it's colourful wooden huts - somewhere to head for a cuppa on a nippy day, or a place to store the towels and crabbing buckets!

But one very special hut, owned by Joy Reeve has now been crowned 'Beach Hut of the Year'.

Joy uses her hut to raise money for charity by providing welcome hot drinks, especially to those brave enough to dip more than a toe in the water.

TV presenter Phil Spencer, presented Joy with her award, and told ITV News Anglia 'Grandma's Little Hut' is central to the community on the beach at Felixstowe.

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Crowds of 30,000 expected at TruckFest East

TruckFest East is taking place at the Royal Norfolk Showground near Norwich.

Up to 30,000 people are expected at TruckFest East at the Royal Norfolk Showground near Norwich at the weekend.

Three hundred juggernaut trucks will be at the event with stunts, dare-devil jumps and even the odd Love Island celebrity in attendance.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Stuart Lubbock's father welcomes Barrymore damages decision

Terry Lubbock, the father of a man found dead in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The father of the man found dead in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool has welcomed the High Court's ruling that the entertainer should get damages from Essex Police.

Stuart Lubbock's father Terry says the publicity will keep his campaign to get to the truth behind his son's death in the public eye.

After Stuart Lubbock was found raped and murdered at the Michael Barrymore's home near Harlow in 2001, the star's television career was effectively halted.

He was arrested in 2007 in connection with Mr Lubbock's death but later released without charge. He wants millions to replace his potential loss of earnings.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer
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