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Bye-bye blue: Hello to a happy ITV Anglia newsroom

Today is so-called Blue Monday - but here at ITV News Anglia we're celebrating what's making us feel happy!

We're not thinking about the miserable weather or those New Year diets - instead we want to celebrate feeling positive.

Here's some of the Anglia news team to tell you what's helping them beat the Monday blues.


Age UK to begin 'walking project' to help tackle loneliness

Loneliness affects millions of people and can cause a variety of mental health conditions.

Now Age UK is to begin a walking 'be-frienders' project hoping to use the benefits of physical activity to help tackle the problem.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Dani Crawshaw.


How to avoid becoming a victim of online scams

Brian Chatten from Norfolk Trading Standards joined Jonathan and Becky in the studio to talk about the widespread problem of online fraud.

It costs consumers around £42 million a year, with the majority of these crimes carried out by well-organised criminal gangs who trick people into parting with personal information such as bank account details.

The older generations are most vulnerable to scams.

Mr Chatten said people should always be aware when online, and never hand money over to someone you have never met.

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams

Lucky escape for driver after car submerged in water

Driver has a lucky escape from Shotesham Ford Credit: Twitter/South Norfolk Police

A driver had a lucky escape today after getting into difficulty in Shotesham Ford in Norfolk.

Police were called to the Ford and found the car submerged in 2ft of water after Storm Eleanor swept through the region.

South Norfolk Police posted the photo on social media urging people not to risk trying to drive through water which could have hidden drops.

The Ford is currently closed due to the high water levels and is expected to remain closed until water levels fall.

Police are asking drivers to take alternative routes and follow road closures.

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