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Celebrity backers lend their weight to Labour campaign

Comedian Eddie Izzard and Blackadder actor Sir Tony Robison today leant their celebrity weight behind Labour's election campaign in the region.

Serena Sandhu caught up with Eddie Izzard in Basildon and Sir Tony in Norwich to find out whether a celebrity backer could change the way you vote.


Peterborough City Hospital 'struggling to cope' with patient numbers

Peterborough City Hospital say that they are still struggling to cope with an increase in patient numbers over the Easter weekend.

The Hospital declared an 'internal major incident' yesterday after many visitors to the A and E department were forced to wait for beds.

The trust says that they are under pressure as a result of an extra 30 admissions a day over the bank holiday.

Click below to watch an interview clip with Lesley Crosby, Acting Deputy Chief Nurse at Peterborough Hospital:

Election 2015: Politicians point to energy bills and Europe

It is just one month to go before the election and the battle to win our votes is intensifying. There is still no significant movement in the polls, Labour and Conservatives are neck and neck and it seems we are heading for one of the tightest contests for years.

Two politicians have been in our region today - the Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary Elizabeth Truss in Suffolk and the Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint in Bedford.

ITV News Anglia went to meet them both to talk about the race for Number 10 and the return to the political stage of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Click below to watch a political report for the west of the region:

Click below to watch a political report for the east of the region:

Northampton man affected by 'contaminated blood scandal' speaks out

A dad from Northampton says he has been let down by the Government after a hospital gave him blood contaminated with hepatitis C.

Matthew Harris who is a haemophiliac and needs the clotting agent Factor 8 contracted the disease at birth.

He was one of thousands of patients who were either infected with hepatitis or HIV in the 70s and 80s.

Click below to watch a report from Russell Hookey:


Battleground Anglia: The 69 seats in the East of England where the General Election will be won or lost

The Anglia region is a key election battleground for the politicians fighting for votes to get them into government on Thursday 7 May.

There are 69 constituencies in the region and in 2010 most of them were won by the Conservatives. The Lib Dems won 4 seats in 2010 while Labour lost more than a dozen seats and were left with just two.

Since the last General Election there have been two by-elections in the Anglia region. Labour won back Corby in Northamptonshire in 2012 and UKIP won Clacton in Essex after Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservatives.

Click on the map below to find out more about your constituency in the Anglia region

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