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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

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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

Didn't he do well: Sir Bruce Forsyth playing golf at Woburn 25 years ago

Sir Bruce Forsyth with his OBE in 1998. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images

Tributes have been pouring in for the veteran television entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth who has died at the age of 89.

Sir Bruce was a keen golfer and regularly took part in pro-am tournaments.

In 1992 he was playing at Woburn in Bedfordshire ahead of the British Masters.

  • Click below to watch a report from 1992 by Anglia Television's Stuart Jarrold which also contains an interview with the late Severiano Ballesteros

Breezy weather grounds balloons at Northampton Festival

The start of the Northampton Balloon Festival has been affected by windy weather that has grounded the hot-air balloons. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Windy weather conditions have stopped hot-air balloons taking to the air at the Northampton Balloon Festival.

The event at the Billing Aquadrome is the 28th held in the county.

Balloons are expected to fly between 6am and 6pm between Friday and Sunday but are heavily dependent on the right weather conditions.

The flight director John Tyrrell said: "We waiting for the weather to be confirmed to us from the Met Office."

Stalls and the funfair will operate as normal from 3pm on Friday. At 9pm on Saturday the event holds a "Balloon Glow" when tethered balloons are turned into giant lanterns pulsating to music.

Last year no balloons were able to fly on all three days for the first time in the event's history.

In 2016 the weather meant that balloons were unable to fly on all three days for the first time in the event's history. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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