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Happy Holi! Hundreds celebrate Hindu festival of colours

There were colourful scenes in Colchester this weekend as celebrations took place to mark the Hindu festival, 'Holi'.

It marks the arrival of spring and is also said to represent the triumph of good over evil.


Cathedral moving to contactless cash to boost donations

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is trying to beat dwindling donations. Credit: ITV News Anglia

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk is now taking contactless card payments in a bid to boost dwindling donations.

Parishioners can already give to the 11th Century gothic building by direct debit.

However The Rev Cannon Graham Hedger said "alot of people don't carry cash on them anymore."

A contactless bank card reader has been placed next to the church's traditional donation box.

Muslim communities call for more security after attacks

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Muslims in our region have spoken of their fears of a rise in attacks after the recent spate of terrorist incidents.

They say members of the community in Luton have experienced a rise in Islamophobia and the attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque has increased their fears.

Work on £2 million Sikh temple to get underway in June

How the temple is expected to look once it is completed. Credit: PRP Architects

Construction work on a £2 million Sikh temple in Northampton is set to begin next month.

The Gurdwara in St James Mill Road will replace the existing building on St Georges Street.

It will include a gym, community centre and 120 parking spaces. It's due to be completed in early 2019.

It will just completely transform all the services that we've got, not only for our own community but we want other communities to come and share that space.

We want to have that respect for each other and help each other grow as well at the same time.

– Amarjit Singh Atwal, Trustee


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