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This weekend's football fixtures

This weekends football fixtures Credit: ITV News

SATURDAY'S GAMES - 3.00pm unless stated.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Bolton Wanderers v IPSWICH TOWN

NORWICH CITY v Sheffield United

LEAGUE ONE

NORTHAMPTON TOWN v MK DONS

PETERBOROUGH UNITED v Oldham Athletic

Rochdale v SOUTHEND UNITED

LEAGUE TWO

COLCHESTER UNITED v Grimsby Town

Forest Green Rovers v CAMBRIDGE UNITED

LUTON TOWN v Morecambe

STEVENAGE v Carlisle United

Storm disruption to power, roads and rail continues

More trees have come down on power lines

The line between Norwich and Liverpool street is experiencing delays after yesterday's heavy winds.

This morning more trees fell onto overhead wires between Stowmarket and Norwich. Greater Anglia say they expect the disruption is expected to continue until later this afternoon.

Some areas are still experiencing power cuts Credit: ITV News

Around 1,300 homes and business in Suffolk are still experiencing power cuts with a further 700 in Norfolk affected. UK Power Networks say they are aiming to have power restored by the end of today.

In Hertfordshire the remaining trees on the roads have been made safe and will be removed today.

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More people visiting the East of England

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Official tourism figures show the number of overseas visitors to the East of England grew last year.

VisitBritain says more than 1.8 million international tourists came to the region in 2017. That's a rise of about 3% compared to the previous year.

However it wasn't such good news for the East Midlands, which includes Northamptonshire. The number of overseas visitors there fell by 5% to under a million.

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Nationally in the first nine months of 2017 there were a record 12.7 million visits to English regions outside London, up 4% compared to the same period in 2016.

Boosting inbound tourism throughout Britain is at the heart of our work, so it is very encouraging to see the growth across our nations and regions. Tourism is one of our most valuable export industries and we are forecasting that growth will continue in 2018, with 41.7 million overseas visits to the UK and visitors spending almost £27 billion.

– VisitBritain Director Patricia Yates

Police get more time to question suspects in Maids Moreton murder investigation

Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin died 18 months apart in the village of Maids Moreton Credit: Press Association.

Police have been given more time to question a church warden and a magician over the deaths of two retired teachers in Buckinghamshire.

Thames Valley Police launched a double-murder inquiry earlier this week into the deaths of Peter Farquhar, 69, and 83-year-old Ann Moore-Martin.

The pair died a year and a half apart in the village of Maids Moreton, near Buckingham.

Two people - a 27-year-old from Towcester and a 31-year-old from Cornwall - have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers confirmed they had been given permission to keep both in custody while they continue to question them.

A third man, a 22-year-old from Milton Keynes, has been released pending further investigation. He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and fraud by false representation.

Victim Peter Farquhar was found dead in 2015 Credit: Remembering Peter Farquhar/Facebook
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