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Motorcyclist's hospital ride

Andy McGowan prepares for his 1000 mile ride Credit: Colchester General Hospital

A motorcyclist is preparing to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours to raise funds for the critical care unit at Colchester General Hospital.

Andy McGowan will begin his journey from outside the hospital’s Main Entrance at 10am on Saturday (23rd June).

He hopes to raise £1000 and was inspired to take on the challenge after his wife, Sarah, received treatment at the hospital.

Security review at castle

Norwich Castle Credit: ITV Anglia

Security at Norwich Castle Museum is likely to be tightened after the theft of Nelson memorabilia and the attempted theft of the horn of a stuffed rhino.

Four men tried to steal the head of a rhino in February but a curator managed to grab it back.

A report presented to councillors later this week will recommend a number of measures to ensure valuable exhibits are better protected.


Boy assaulted in Northampton park

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Victoria Park in Northampton.

A 15-year-old boy was sitting in the park when he was approached from behind by two young men.

One of them allegedly placed a piece of rope around the boy's neck, restricting his breathing. The boy hit the offender in the side and both men ran off.

The victim says the man who assaulted him was white, and wearing a grey tracksuit and white trainers.

Injury can't stop marathon man

A Milton Keynes man hoping to complete 30 marathons in 30 days has not let injury get in his way.

Charlie Wardle has borrowed a hand bike for his challenge after a muscle injury meant he had to stop running.

He's hoping to raise £30,000 for the charity he founded, which helps people with depression. He's determined to complete the challenge in what ever way possible.

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