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Peering through the pollution - the space probe helping map the problem

The Sentinel 5 Precursor was constructed at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A space satellite built in Hertfordshire has started beaming images of pollution back to Earth.

The Sentinel 5 Precursor was constructed at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage.

The pictures will show us the extent of pollution - both man-made and natural - in our air around the world and hopefully lead to solutions.

The Sentinel 5 was designed to last for seven years but it's gone into orbit so successfully the signs are it could now last twice as long.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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Polluted coastlines: Essex and Suffolk have some of the worst

New figures show record levels of litter on our beaches.

Research from the Marine Conservation Society found that Essex and Suffolk have some of the most polluted coastlines in the country.

The results were from the 'Great British Beach Clean' and experts warn if the problem isn't tackled it will have devastating effects on wildlife and could even enter our food chain.

Watch ITV News Anglia's Becky Jago interviewing Luca Bonaccorsi from the Marine Conservation Society.

The movie makers' mill fire that caused uproar in a Norfolk village

The inferno that destroyed Hardingham Mill in Norfolk 50 years ago wasn't as unexpected as you might think.

But that didn't stop it causing plenty of controversy.

The fire was all in aid of the film The Shuttered Room, starring Dame Flora Robson and Oliver Reed.

Fifty years since its release, the movie is getting a special screening in Norwich tonight.

Watch Malcolm Robertson's full report for ITV News Anglia here:

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