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Woman with narcolepsy wants to raise awareness

Sam Hart has a type of narcolepsy

A woman from Luton who has a form of narcolepsy is trying to raise awareness of the condition in the hope of finding a cure.

Sam Hart, 20, passes out as many as seven times a day, in some cases for up to 21 hours. When she wakes up she has no memory of what has happened.

Sam said: "Most of my friends are online and they don't know what it is, but I explain it to them and then they understand. I want medicine for it and get better."


Man stabbed to death in Dunstable named by police

The stabbing happened in Redfield Close. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who was stabbed to death in Dunstable has been identified.

Mark Evans, from Redfield Close, was found dead at the scene on the evening of March 8th.

Police had been called to reports of concerns for his welfare.

A post mortem revealed he had died as a result of stab wounds.

Angela Ayre, 73, also of Redfield Close, has been charged with murder.

She appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday) where she was remanded into custody ahead of a future court appearance.


Witness appeal after man stabbed in Luton

Anyone with information is asked to report it through the force’s website Credit: ITV News

Officers investigating a stabbing in Luton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police were called to Dallow Road on Friday night just after 11pm, to reports that a man had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to hospital after suffering injuries.

The offenders are described as four Asian men, around 18-years-old and wearing dark clothing. Officers believe this could be a targeted attack and are warning that knife crime will not be tolerated in the county.

Detective Constable Hasan Balic, investigating, said: “We don’t believe this is a random attack, but we are keen to piece together the events leading up to the incident.

"We will not tolerate knife crime in our county and we are keen to speak to anyone who have any information about this incident.”

Memories of legendary Ken Dodd who has died at the age of 90

Sir Ken Dodd died at the weekend at the age of 90, but will be remembered by many across the east.

Ken Dodd at Hunstanton in 1999 Credit: ITV Anglia

He performed at theatres across the region with his tickling sticks and Diddy Men. He continued to perform through to his later years.

In 1999 he invited the then coxswain of the Cromer Lifeboat, the late Richard Davies, to his show in Hunstanton.

The week before Richard had been watching Ken on TV when he was interrupted and jumped into the water to save the life of a man in trouble near the town's pier.

Here's our report from 1999 from Richard Swallow

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