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ITV News Anglia has a new look: Watch the studio under construction

You may have noticed that ITV News Anglia has a new look.

The nightly news programme for the East of England has a brand-new set to bring ITV News Anglia into line with the rest of the ITV network news.

If you want to see how it was all done, then click below to watch a short clip showing the studio being constructed.


Appeal as scarred prisoner goes on the run

Scott Lawson Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police have warned the public not to approach a scarred prisoner who has gone on the run after fleeing an open prison.

Scott Lawson, 28, disappeared from HMP Springhill in Buckinghamshire on Friday, Thames Valley Police said.

Six-foot Lawson, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, has a scar on the left-hand side of his head.

"I would advise members of the public not to approach him if they see him but to instead call 101 as soon as possible. Please contact us if you have any information as to Lawson's whereabouts or see anyone matching his description."

– Detective Sergeant Jim Forrest
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Region's Conservative MPs praise their leader as party conference comes to an end

David Cameron during his speech at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. Credit: PA Wire.

The region's MPs are heading home this evening following the first party conference of a Conservative majority government for 19 years.

On the final day of the four-day event in Manchester, Prime Minister David Cameron address his party for the first time since their General Election victory in May.

During his speech, he outlined plans for 200,000 affordable news homes in Britain, insisted Britain was not interested in an "ever closer union" in Europe, and attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for his "Britain-hating ideology".

Afterwards, MPs from the region praised their leader.

"It was a really, really important speech. We're the party that's delivering for the British people and for people across the Anglia region."

– Robert Halfon MP, Harlow (Con).

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's political correspondent Emma Hutchinson in Manchester


Distraction burglars claimed they were from the water board

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary in Milton Keynes. Credit: Thames Valley Police.

Two men claiming to be from the water board stole cash, purses and photos after talking their way into a property in Milton Keynes.

Their victims, two women aged 86 and 60, were at home at Walton End, Wavendon Gate, at about 7.45pm on September 25.

The men claimed there was a problem with a neighbour's water.

Once in the house, they stole cash, purses, wallets, photos and sentimental paperwork.

Thames Valley Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the distraction burglary.

One of the offenders was described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, clean-shaven and with an Irish accent. The second was white, about 5'8" tall and with dark eyes.

Weather warning for heavy rain in parts of the Anglia region

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk.

Area covered by a yellow weather warning for heavy rain on Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

The weather warning is valid until 4pm on Wednesday 7 October 2015

The Met Office is warning that further slow-moving bands of heavy rain are likely to continue into Wednesday and it could cause localised minor flooding.

The Met Office says: "The public should be aware of the risk of minor disruption to travel due to localised surface water flooding."

"Low pressure looks like maintaining some heavy rain within its circulation for a time during Wednesday, these slow-moving.

"Upwards of 30 mm could fall in a few places. Conditions are expected to ease during the afternoon."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Special crime unit hits landmark


Organised criminals including drug traffickers, ram raiders and fraudsters across the region have been jailed for a total of 1,000 years by a special police unit. The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit includes officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and aims to dismantle organised crime groups.

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