Urgent appeal for more blood donors

The health service has put out an urgent appeal for more blood donors after revealing stocks of two rare types are worryingly low.

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Westminster confrontation with rail bosses

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Commuters have been invited to Westminster to confront rail bosses today. The Norwich North MP, Chloe Smith, is holding a question and answer session for rail users to address Greater Anglia Trains. Some commuters took to Twitter to complain about recent long delays.

Plans for an upgrade will also be discussed.

Millions to help regenerate businesses

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£81 million is coming to regenerate businesses across the East of England. Local Enterprise Partnerships are being given Government cash to help kick-start local businesses and create new jobs.

Thirty million of that will be invested in transport projects including junction 20 of the A47 in Peterborough. Cambridge also sees a new innovation centre next to Addenbrooke's Hospital to provide business space for small firms.

Ten million of that amount is to upgrade 95% of Suffolk and Norfolk businesses to superfast broadband by 2017.

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Duxford show to remember Britain's D-Day air assault

Final preparations are underway at Duxford's Imperial War Museum as it prepares to mark the role airmen played in one of the biggest and most significant campaigns of the Second World War.

Historic aircraft have been arriving at the Cambridgeshire airfield, ready to take part in their first major airshow of the year, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion of France.

Over the bank holiday weekend, thousands of spectators are expected to arrive to witness the sights and sounds of military aircraft old and new, in tribute to the thousands of servicemen killed on land, sea and in the air around the Normandy beaches in June 1944.

Click below to see ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes' look behind the scenes as the final plans come together.

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Crufts winner owner: "Before I had Molly I was losing the will to live"

The owner of a Crufts winning dog says she's her "reason to be."

Lucy Watts from Benfleet in Essex was praising her cocker spaniel Molly who has become the winner of the Crufts Friends for Life 2014 award.

Speaking about their win at the NEC in Birmingham, Lucy said: “This is just fantastic. It is just wonderful what Molly has done for me. She has given me a purpose, a reason to live, a reason to keep fighting and a reason to carry on.”

Molly voted Britain's top hero dog at Crufts

Lucy Watts (left) and her mum Kate from Essex with Cocker Spaniel Molly, after winning the Friends for Life award at Crufts Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A cocker spaniel has picked up a top prize at Crufts for helping her owner Lucy Watts from Benfleet in Essex.

Molly was announced as the winner of the Crufts Friends for Life 2014 competition.

Molly and Lucy, who's 20, were voted the most deserving winners out of five shortlisted finalists by the British public. Lucy has a life-limiting rare genetic illness called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, that has left her in a wheelchair.

Lucy said she was isolated, withdrawn and unhappy but Molly has given her independence again and taken the focus of strangers away from her condition

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