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Woman arrested at Luton airport due to appear in court

A 21-year-old woman arrested by counter-terror police at Luton Airport is due to appear in court.

Jamila Henry, of Waltham Forest, London, has been charged with possession of an identity document with intent, under the Identity Documents Act, the Metropolitan Police said.

She was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism, after landing on a flight from Istanbul.

Henry will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Police appeal after woman attacked in Luton

Police are in Luton are investigating after a woman was attacked last night.

She was walking along Milton Road towards of Meryick Avenue just before 7. She was pushed to the ground and attacked, causing several injuries.

The attacker was a slim black man, approximately 5’5”, and was wearing a black jacket and grey jogging bottoms.

“This was a particularly nasty and completely unprovoked attack, and we’re keen to speak to anyone who may be able to help us identify the person responsible in order to bring him to justice and prevent him carrying out further attacks.”

– Detective Constable Gareth Suffling

Clouds part across Northamptonshire in time for the eclipse

The best partial solar eclipse since 1999 has begun across the Anglia region but for many the view is spoilt by cloud.

With the eclipse reaching a peak just after half nine this morning, the cloud is breaking up just in time across parts of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire with promising signs for Milton Keynes and the far west of Norfolk.

Satellite image at 9am as the eclipse gets underway across the Anglia region Credit: Met Office.

Elsewhere, unfortunately, the overcast skies are expected to stay - at least until after the eclipse.

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The cost of renting has risen across the east

The cost of renting has risen by around 10% in the east Credit: ITV News Anglia

The cost of renting a house in East Anglia has risen by the highest amount in any region over the last five years.

The average tenant in East Anglia now pays £787 a month compared to £714 a month a year ago. Putting the rent rise at 10.2% year on year - the highest across the UK.

"The rental sector is carrying the weight of the housing crisis. More homes are needed to house an ever-growing population. The supply simply isn't there. The result is that landlords are catering to those who can't afford to buy as well as those who choose renting for the flexibility it offers them - workers moving into new jobs, or people wanting to get a feel for an area before committing to property ownership and setting down roots."

– Adrian Gill, Director of Estate Agents Reeds Rain and Your Move
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