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MK Teenager's film tackles "childhood Alzheimers"

Carl Mason's film Credit: Carl Mason

A 16 year-old from Milton Keynes has made a film to raise awareness about a rare form of dementia.

Carl Mason decided to make it after he met a local 10 year-old girl Hollie Carter.

She had Niemann Pick Type C which is sometimes called "childhood Alzheimers".

He said he wanted to give children like her a voice. So far his video has been seen more than 13 thousand times


120 new jobs in Luton from multi-lingual call centre

Vauxhall production line Credit: ITV Anglia

Car manufacturer Vauxhall is launching a new call call centre in Luton which will create 120 new jobs.

The emergency response centre is called 'On Star' and aims to help any of its customers who are in crashes, have their car stolen or break down.

Staff at the centre will speak eight European languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Polish.

Fire service warns of BBQ dangers

BBQ Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews in Bedfordshire are warning people to keep safe when getting out their barbecues this summer.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service's 'Fire Kills' campaign stresses that everyone should be careful with the naked flames, and that if the weather turns, they shouldn't take coals inside.

Anglia Weather: How hot will it get?

Following a cool summer so far, a brief blast of heat is expected during the next few days - peaking on Wednesday. The weather charts below show how hot it could get where you are.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Many inland and western parts of the Anglia region will reach or exceed 30ºC.

Somewhere in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Northamptonshire could reach 33ºC - the highest temperature for two years.

There's a small chance that the mercury will rise to 34ºC - making it the hottest day since 2006.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

For relief from the heat, you'd need to head to the east coast, where an onshore breeze will keep temperatures in the low to mid 20s Celsius.

Dons chairman gets honorary degree

Pete Winkelman Credit: Cranfield University

MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Cranfield University.

It capped off a great summer for the Dons chairman, who recently celebrated Karl Robinson's side securing promotion to the Championship.

"I am extremely honoured and humbled to receive this wonderful award from Cranfield University.

"They are a world-class institution playing an important and integral part in the economic and community development of our South East/Midlands region."

– Pete Winkelman


Men arrested after violence in Luton town centre

Men have been arrested after scenes of violence in Luton last night.

Police were called to St George's Square in the town centre at 7.50pm last night (Sunday).

A number of men were arrested on suspicion of affray offences.

Another man then approached officers and produced a weapon, before being quickly detained.

No-one was believed to be injured in the incident and those arrested have been taken to police custody for further questioning.

The incident is not currently being treated as terror related.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police on 101.

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