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Meeting to decide future of children's centres

Cambridgeshire's children's centres could be closed.

The future of Cambridgeshire's children's centres will be decided at a meeting today (Tuesday 17 October).

Cambridgeshire County Council is proposing to close 19 centres in a bid to save £1 million.

More than 3,000 people signed a petition to have the matter debated in a full council meeting at Shire Hall.

Pride of Britain Awards: Meet the first of the Anglia region finalists

Earlier in the summer we asked for your nominations as we began the search for this year's regional winner for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain ITV Fundraiser of the Year Award.

This week we will be revealing each of the finalists, four across the east and four across the west of the Anglia region.

A winner for east and one for west will be announced on Friday 20th October.

Today from the west of the region, we meet Karen Rogers from Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire. Karen's son Alfe battled cancer and inspired her to help other parents going through the same experience.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

Our first finalist from the east of the Anglia region is 17 year old Harry Gardner from Writtle near Chelmsford. He hit national headlines when he wrote a song about his poorly nan.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout.

NHS staffing fears across eastern region over EU nationals leaving after Brexit vote

A Cambridgeshire Doctor says he's concerned that increasing numbers of EU nationals are leaving NHS hospitals since the Brexit vote.

New figures also show that fewer doctors and nurses are joining to replace them.

The news comes just days after the Care Quality Commission said the NHS faces a "precarious" future due to rising vacancy rates.

Watch the report below by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper


Lidl to create 500 new jobs in Peterborough

Lidl to plans to open a regional distribution centre in Peterborough. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

Supermarket chain Lidl has announced plans to open a new regional distribution centre in Peterborough. It says this will create up to 500 jobs in the area.

The centre is set to be Lidl's largest in Britain and is part of the company's plan to invest £1.45bn in the UK this year and next. The centre will manage the supply and distribution of food and other items in the region.

Lidl has exchanged contracts on a 34-acre site at Gateway Peterborough, off Junction 17 of the A1. It will now seek planning consent for the project.

"Peterborough is ideally located and we’re pleased to be bringing more jobs to the local community”.

– Adrienne Howells, Lidl Head of Warehouse Expansion
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