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Fears that A47 road improvements could be stalled

Four schemes to improve the A47 in Norfolk are due to be unveiled next week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Concerns have been raised about whether plans to improve the A47 will go ahead.

The government has earmarked £300 million pounds for improvements due to be completed in the early 2020s.

A new consultation on the plans is due to start next week but some campaigners are concerned the government has over promised and won't be able to deliver.

Four of the six schemes are in Norfolk including:

  • Dualling between North Tuddenham to Easton
  • Dualling from Blofield to North Burlingham
  • Improving the junction with the A11 at Thickthorn
  • Improving the Great Yarmouth junctions including the Vauxhall roundabout.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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International Development Secretary sees work of Red Cross

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has been in Northamptonshire to see the work of the Red Cross. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The International Development Secretary and Essex MP Priti Patel has been in Northamptonshire to see how the Red Cross is using the taxpayers money it has given to help people in desperate situations around the world.

The Red Cross has a training and logistics base in the county.

Volunteers know they could be deployed to any man-made or natural disaster at a moment's notice.

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

What do you think of plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles?

The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040.

The government announced the deadline as part of £3 billion plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution that include scrappage schemes and potential "clean air zones" that could see charges for heavy polluting vehicles.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the government wanted to help the car industry "do the right thing".

We asked what you thought of the change.

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New Lib Dem leader speaks to ITV News Anglia on first visit to region since appointment

The threat of closure to some of Cambridgeshire's children's centres prompted a visit from the Liberal Democrats' new leader Sir Vince Cable.

The county council is consulting on plans to scrap 19 centres across the county in the hope of saving a million pounds.

One of them is the Romsey Mill children's centre where the Lib Dem leader was today.

Watch what Sir Vince had to say about those plans - and his party's chances in the region - by clicking the link above.

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