After temperatures dropped to -6°C on Tuesday morning in the Anglia region, it was even colder on Wednesday.Read the full story ›
It has been the coldest night of the autumn season so far in the Anglia region as temperatures dipped below -6°C.Read the full story ›
The Met Office is warning there is a heightened risk of a cold start to winter but it could be balanced out by a milder end to the season.Read the full story ›
A dedicated team of officers will hit the streets of Luton today to try and tackle anti-social behaviour.
The Neighbourhood Enforcement Team from Luton Borough Council will be equipped with body cameras and have been given some police powers under the first Community Safety Accreditation Scheme in Bedfordshire.
The team will work closely with the police and other agencies across the town to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and to help keep people safe.
"Our newly accredited Neighbourhood Enforcement Team is part of the Council's commitment to tackling the issues which matter to our community. They will be empowered to tackle issues on the spot and will be a visible preventative and enforcement presence across the town. This is part of our ongoing excellent partnership working to build civic pride in the town. I look forward to seeing the team out and about in neighbourhoods across Luton."
The Justice Secretary Liz Truss says improvements are starting to be made at Bedford Prison after a riot took place there earlier this month.
The MP for South West Norfolk spoke during a visit to see a work experience project at Norwich Prison.
Truss told ITV News Anglia that more staff have been recruited and body worn cameras are being rolled out.
Inmates who were involved in the six-hour riot were protesting at the conditions in the jail.
"There are issues across the prison estate, but what we've done, we've trained up new sniffer dogs in detecting psychoactive substances, we're rolling out body-worn cameras across the estate, investing in more frontline staff," Truss said.
"I announced earlier this year that we were recruiting an additional 400 staff in our most challenging prisons and we've now reached half of that target, so we are making progress."
A Bedfordshire man has been jailed for almost 20 years for a series of sex attacks on teenage boys.
Jake Prescott, 20, from Brentwood Close, Houghton Regis, was sentenced to a total of 19 years and nine months in prison at Luton Crown Court over 21 sexual offences against six boys – including rape, sexual assault, and grooming.
Prescott subjected his victims to multiple sexual assaults, with his offending dating back to 2012.
"Prescott specifically set out to target vulnerable boys, taking advantage of their trust in him by inflicting vile sexual abuse on them. There is no doubt that Prescott groomed his victims by buying them gifts, taking them on outings and gaining their trust – then callously taking advantage of them in the worst possible way. I hope this sentence shows that Bedfordshire Police does not tolerate any sexual abuse."
, who investigated the case, said: “
“I’d like to praise the victims for the bravery they showed in coming forward, ensuring that justice is done and preventing Prescott from inflicting his abhorrent abuse on anyone else.”
It may be dubbed Black Friday on the High Streets but Friday 25 November was one of the sunniest days of the month in the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
The University of Bedfordshire has come up with a new way of teaching PE to get more primary school age children active.
The 'Playmakers Programme' - developed with Virgin Active - has been trialled with 7,500 children in 30 schools across the UK over the last year.
The idea is to move away from traditional sports, which focus on winning, and encourage children to create their own original games.
Shoppers across the region have hit the High Street eager to bag a bargain, one month before Christmas day.Read the full story ›
Even before the month ends it is clear that November will again be wetter than normal in the Anglia region for the third consecutive year.Read the full story ›