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The nuclear options for the East of England

A new nuclear power station could be built at Bradwell in Essex within the next decade. Credit: ITV News Anglia

British, French and Chinese cooperation that could mean new nuclear power stations are built in the East of England.

The government's on the verge of signing a deal that would give the green light to building new nuclear reactors at Bradwell in Essex and Sizewell in Suffolk.

The Essex plant is expected to be built in the next decade.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

Gamers head to Peterborough

The Minecraft convention at Peterborough Credit: ITV

More than three and a half thousand young gamers met at Peterborough Arena to celebrate all things Minecraft this Saturday

The convention provided a chance to meet other gamers and to dress up as favourite characters.

Ethan James at the convention Credit: ITV

Nine year old YouTube gaming star Ethan James was at the convention. He's not in double figures yet, but has already got more than three hundred thousand subscribers and 106 million views.

"It's kind of like a blocker game, quite like real life, except with a couple of changes. It's got, like zombies, skeletons, creepers and also you can add mods, you can make your own mini-games and also make servers, so it's really, really cool."

– Ethan James, Online gamer

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Green vehicle technology on display

Vehicles at last year's event Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than than 2,500 delegates will be at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford today for what is the biggest Low Carbon Vehicle event in the country.

It's the eighth year it's taken place and showcases new green technologies.

There will be a number of low carbon vehicles on site for visitors to take part in Ride & Drives. Also an address from Rt Hon Anna Soubry, Minister for Small Businesses, Industry & Enterprise.


Aircraft noise could be reduced by GPS

Stansted Airport is consulting people living under the flight-path on a new take-off procedure which could reduce the effects of aircraft noise.

The airport's management want to know what people think of the 'Performance Based Navigation' technology, which uses GPS to allow planes taking off to keep to their flight paths more accurately.

Stansted Airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

Results from a trial on two of Stansted's existing departure routes (Clacton 22 and Detling 04) apparently show that 85% fewer people are directly overflown by aircraft using the new procedure.

The airport has been working on the initiative with its consultative committee (STACC), easyJet and NATS (air traffic provider) for more than two years. It is now seeking views from the local community to help shape its final proposal before submitting it to the Civil Aviation Authority for approval.

"We feel the noise and environmental benefits from this project are considerable and urge our local communities to look at the achievements and facts provided in the consultation materials and make their responses accordingly."

– Keith Artus - Software Technologies Applications and Conference Centre (STACC)

Luton Airport has also just started trialling the technology. From this month flights leaving the Bedfordshire airport and heading west will be guided by Area Navigation Technology, known as ARNAV, which draws flights away from more densely populated areas.

Village near Milton Keynes without phones and internet for a week

Some homes in Woburn Sands near MIlton Keynes have been with phones and internet for a week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People living in Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes say they've been left without their landline phones for a week because of a faulty underground cable.

On certain streets internet access has gone too and, for some, it's proving more than a little inconvenient.

Tony Armstrong's garden is currently his office. His home phone is out of action, and he only gets mobile reception on the lawn. He's worried the situation's losing business for his private car hire company.

BT say they've had reports of problems at about 100 properties, including on Chapel St and The Leys, but that more roads may be affected.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson


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