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Video of the Supermoon lighting up the sky in our region

The brightest moon in nearly 70 years has lit up the sky.

Known as the supermoon - it appeared above the UK just after 5pm yesterday.

Described by Nasa as "undeniably beautiful", the moon is at its brightest this week because it is coming closer to Earth along its elliptical orbit than at any time since 1948.

Despite the cloud many people got a good view in this region. This video shows the view from Norfolk.

'Supermoon' pictured above Rushden amid cloudy skies

The moon in Rushden tonight. Credit: Tasha Marie Beswick

The moon will be closer to Earth tonight than it has been in nearly 70 years and we've been asking you to send us your pictures of the phenomenon.

With cloudy skies expected, it's anticipated that it will be difficult to catch a glimpse, but Tasha Marie Beswick from Rushden in Northamptonshire has managed to find a break.

This amazing picture was taken a short while ago in Milton Keynes. Credit: Shaun Rhodes.

The best chances of seeing the moon are expected to be in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire later tonight.

If you have a picture of your own, please send it to anglianews@itv.com.

Send us your pictures of the supermoon

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It's worth taking a look at the moon tonight. For the first time since the 1940s - there will be a 'supermoon'.

It will appear around 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter, according to Nasa.

We would love to see your pictures - email us at anglianews@itv.com.

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Dying ash trees could cost councils millions

Felling dying ash trees could cost councils in East Anglia millions of pounds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Councils across the Anglia region are seeking Government help to pay for the millions of pounds it'll cost to fell trees suffering from ash dieback.

Trees that are near roads, schools and parks could be a danger to the public if branches drop off.

The situation's so serious there may not be enough tree surgeons to cope with the problem.

It was in 2012 that ash dieback was first detected in the wild in a wood at Ashwellthorpe in Norfolk. It is now estimated that just about every ash tree in that wood is affected.

It's likely to cost the region's councils well over £20 million to bring down trees that are regarded as a danger to the public.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

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