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Mystery lotto winner comes forward more than month after £24 million draw

he mystery ticket holder took more than a month to come forward. Credit: ITV Anglia.

An £8 million lottery prize has been claimed by a ticket holder in Colchester.

The mystery ticket holder took more than a month to come forward to claim the prize having matched their numbers on September 14.

“We’re delighted that the winner of this amazing prize has now come forward and we hope that they will enjoy their win.It would have been awful if the ticket-holder had missed out on this substantial and life-changing amount of money.

"We would like to remind all National Lottery players to check their tickets every time they play.”

– Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery

The £8,168,679 came from matching five balls and the bonus ball. The total pot - over £24 million - was split between three winners.

Vintage tractors and steam engines go under the hammer

An old Anglia TV studio camera sold for £1,000 Credit: Cheffins

More than £1 million worth of vintage tractors, steam engines and classic vehicles have been sold at a vintage auction in Cambridge.

The most popular items were four rare steam engines which went for £237,000 in total.

Also among the sales was an old Anglia TV studio camera, on its steerable dolly, which made £1,000.


Housing market in the East of England picking up after Brexit

House prices are rising again following a dip after Brexit. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The housing market's expected to pick up again across the east following a dip after Brexit.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors says house prices will increase by 3.3% per year on average for the next five years.

This marks the most confident prediction given in the survey since the referendum vote, although not as strong as predictions made closer to the start of the year, when surveyors predicted annual price growth of more than 4%.

East Anglia has seen the strongest growth in the UK with 30 % of surveyors reporting price rises.

"There are clear signs that the housing market is settling down after the initial surprise of the outcome to the EU referendum. Buyer enquiries did dip again in August but only modestly, and more significantly, sales expectations are beginning to edge upwards once again."

– Simon Rubinsohn, Rics chief economist

Third of families in the East only one paycheque away from losing their home

The study found that many families in the East have no personal savings. Credit: ITV Anglia

One in three working families in East Anglia would not be able to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job.

That's according to a study by the housing charity Shelter. The study also showed that most have little or no personal savings.


Bankers get £206 million from takeover of Cambridge firm

Technology firm Arm has been taken over. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bankers are to celebrate a bumper pay day worth £206 million from the takeover of Cambridge technology firm Arm.

Documents released today (August 3) show that financial advisors like Goldman Sachs and Barclays will share the multi-million pound fees as part of the £24 billion deal by Japan's Softbank.

One firm of public relations advisors will get £6 million.

Softbank has pledged to double Arm's 3,000 strong workforce.

Ice bucket challenge to thank for MND breakthrough

Footballers also got involved in raising money for the charity. Credit: Ipswich Town Football Club

The global craze which saw celebrities and millions others doused in ice water to raise money for a Northampton based charity has been credited with funding a scientific breakthrough.

The Motor Neurone Disease association benefitted from some of the 75 million pounds raised through the ice bucket challenge - and now a gene which contributes to the disease has been identified, thanks to research paid for by fundraising.

Cambridge based technology company set to be sold to Japanese company

A Cambridge based technology firm is likely to be sold to a Japanese company for 24 billion pounds.

ARM Holdings make microchips for various smartphones including those made by Apple and Samsung. SoftBank, who want to take it over, say it'll double the number of staff.

The Prime Minister has welcomed the investment but the local MP is more cautious.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's David Wood.

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