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East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils aircraft which will be piloted by Prince William

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has unveiled its brand new aircraft which will be piloted in the summer by Prince William.

It's the first of two air ambulances to go into service, a second will begin operating from Norwich in February.

It can carry more people and it's better equipped enabling medics to carry out more procedures on seriously ill patients whilst airborne.

The Prince, who is currently on unpaid paternity leave, is due to take up his role later this year.

Click below to watch a report from ITV's Sarah Beecroft


Serial rapist to be sentenced

Serial rapist to be sentenced for a string of attacks Credit: Police picture

A serial rapist will be sentenced today for a string of attacks on women in Cambridge. 56 year old mechanic Clive Howard from Suffolk preyed on women walking alone. He admitted a series of offences including rape, attempted rape and attempted kidnap over a period spanning almost 30 years.

Election flashback: Memories of the 1967 Cambridge by-election

The Anglia region may be deep in the grip of election fever but one constituency has had more experience of going to the polls that most.

As well as being a closely-fought race at every General Election, the university city also had by-elections in the 1960s and the 1970s.

The 1967 the Conservatives won the a by-election in Cambridge from Labour, the party then in government.

Click below to watch an election report from 1967 from the ITV Anglia archive


Tactical voting won't work in this election, warns Green Party leader

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The leader of the Green Party has today urged people to make their votes count during a visit to Cambridge today.

Natalie Bennet said the general election was set to see a number of seats won with just a quarter of the votes.

She said, because of that, tactical voting was no longer likely to work.

"Look at the candidates, look at the policies, look at the parties and say 'that's what I support' and vote for that."

– Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader.

As well as meeting party activists and going on walkabout in the market square, the party leader also visited the town's railway station.

Cambridge and Norwich South are among the Green Party's main target seats.

Find out more about the 2015 general election campaign, including information about your constituency, by clicking here.

Third Libyan soldier admits sex attack in Cambridge

Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A third Libyan soldier has admitted his part in a series of sex attacks in Cambridge.

Khaled El Azibi, 19, originally denied the charges.

He was one of 300 Libyian soldiers based at Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridge up until the end of last year.

El Azibi admitted to two counts of sexual assault at Norwich Crown Court.

Two other soldiers pleaded guilty to the same offences last November.

Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi, 21, also admitted one count of indecent exposure and one of stealing a bike.

Mohammed Abdalsalam, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening behaviour and stealing a bike, as well as two sexual assaults.

All three will be sentenced on April 27.

Elderly residents shocked as it's announced that Cambridge nursing home is to close

The management of the Hope nursing home in Cambridge say they're being forced to shut. Credit: ITV News Anglia

60 vulnerable and elderly people are facing the loss of their care home, after owners announced their plans to close it.

The management of the Hope nursing home in Cambridge say they're being forced to shut because the cost of bringing the building up to standard for future care quality commission inspections, is too high.

Families of the residents say they're shocked at the news.

"They dropped the bombshell. They're closing the Hope in three months time and they gave us a closure date of potentially July 14.

It's been very distressing for absolutely everybody, my mother is very distressed."

– Judith Steward, Daughter of Hope resident

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party on the campaign trail in the Anglia region

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party.

Natalie Bennett of the Greens says her party is targeting a dozen seats nationally and two of them are in the East of England.

Norwich South and Cambridge were the Greens' second and third best results in the country at the last election.

The Greens have around 35 councillors around the region and are the main opposition party in Norwich. After her visit to the city, the leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, came into the ITV News Anglia studio.

Click below to watch the full interview:

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