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Video of the Supermoon lighting up the sky in our region

The brightest moon in nearly 70 years has lit up the sky.

Known as the supermoon - it appeared above the UK just after 5pm yesterday.

Described by Nasa as "undeniably beautiful", the moon is at its brightest this week because it is coming closer to Earth along its elliptical orbit than at any time since 1948.

Despite the cloud many people got a good view in this region. This video shows the view from Norfolk.

'Supermoon' pictured above Rushden amid cloudy skies

The moon in Rushden tonight. Credit: Tasha Marie Beswick

The moon will be closer to Earth tonight than it has been in nearly 70 years and we've been asking you to send us your pictures of the phenomenon.

With cloudy skies expected, it's anticipated that it will be difficult to catch a glimpse, but Tasha Marie Beswick from Rushden in Northamptonshire has managed to find a break.

This amazing picture was taken a short while ago in Milton Keynes. Credit: Shaun Rhodes.

The best chances of seeing the moon are expected to be in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire later tonight.

If you have a picture of your own, please send it to


Region falls silent to remember Armistice Day

The silence begins at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Credit: ITV Anglia.

People across the region will join the rest of the country as they fall silent at 11am to mark Armistice Day.

It is to remember those who fought and died since the beginning of the First World War.

The silence begins at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - the point at which gunfire stopped after four years of conflict.

Many still struggling with payday loans


Many people in our region are still struggling with payday loan debts despite a clampdown on irresponsible lending in the sector.

That's according to the debt charity Step Change. In January 2015, the overall cost of a payday loan was capped, to stop fees spiralling out of control and make costs clearer to consumers. The charity says more needs to be done.

Less than half of councils provide Meals on Wheels


The number of councils in the East providing Meals on Wheels to vulnerable older people has dropped below 50% for the first time.

Research for The National Association of Care Catering shows that two years ago 64 per cent of authorities in our region provided the service, now it is 45 per cent. They say under-investment puts the elderly at risk and will place unnecessary pressure on the NHS.

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