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Simon ready to step it out in London Marathon

Simon Kindleysides in training for the marathon Credit: ITV News Anglia

We've been catching up with marathon man Simon Kindleysides ahead of Sunday's big challenge.

Simon, from Blofield in Norfolk, is hoping to become the fastest person - and the first man - to complete the London Marathon in a futuristic exoskeleton suit. He expects it to take him around 35 hours over two days.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

He's needed a wheelchair since a brain tumour five years ago. But now the father of three is back on his feet and hoping to raise thousands for the Brain Tumour Charity

Robotic suit to help paralysed Norfolk man conquer London Marathon

Becky Jago caught up with him...

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Charity warns more child sexual abuse images are being found online

A Cambridgeshire charity says more child sexual abuse imagery is being found on the internet than ever before.

Charity warns more child sexual abuse images are being found online Credit: ITV Anglia

The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 sites featuring disturbing content last year, that's a 37% rise on the previous 12 months.

Around a third of this content featured the most severe Category A abuse, which includes the rape and sexual torture of children.

"We are now receiving more reports of child sexual abuse content than ever before. This year we're seeing offenders getting smarter and finding new ways to abuse legitimate internet services."

– Susie Hargreaves, Internet Watch Foundation

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Final Toys R Us stores to close by April 24th

Toys R Us has announced that all its remaining 75 stores will close by April 24th

Final Toys R Us stores to close by April 24th Credit: PA Wire

Here is list of the final store closures in our region:

  • Basildon - Sat 21st
  • Bedford - Sat 21st
  • Harlow - Sun 22nd
  • Ipswich - Mon 23rd
  • Luton - Mon 23rd
  • Milton Keynes - Sun 22nd
  • Northampton - Mon 23rd
  • Northampton Weston Favell - Sat 21st
  • Norwich - Tue 24th
  • Peterborough - Sun 22nd
  • Stevenage - Thu 19th
  • Thurrock - Fri 20th

The closures will mean the loss of more than 2,000 jobs.

The toy chain collapsed in February and insolvency specialist Moorfields has been selling off the retailer's stock at knockdown prices.

"We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys R Us during this extremely difficult and challenging time. We are working closely with the 2,000 employees affected by the closures to ensure they receive the support they need for redundancy and other compensatory payments."

– Simon Thomas, joint administrator at Moorfields
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