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Soldier's mother to begin latest charity walk through the region

Darren Bonner.
Darren Bonner, who was killed while serving with the Royal Anglians in Afghanistan. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The mother of a Royal Anglian soldier who died while fighting in Afghanistan will this evening begin her latest charity walk through the region.

Christine Bonner's son Darren, from Gorleston in Norfolk, was killed in 2007 and since then she has raised more than £200,000 for his regiment's benevolent fund.

This evening she will begin her 50km trek from the regiment headquarters at Bury St Edmunds and walk through the night to reach Duxford Imperial War Museum where the Royal Anglians are marking their 50th anniversary.


Councillor to be sentenced over firearm

Jonathan Farmer
Jonathan Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Wisbech mayor is due to be sentenced today after a Second World War pistol was found at his home. Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he didn't know it was loaded. The judge said he should expect a custodial sentence.


Peterborough United land Gateshead star Maddison

Marcus Maddison is booked in last season's Conference play-off final against Cambridge United.
Marcus Maddison is booked in last season's Conference play-off final against Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have completed the signing of Gateshead forward Marcus Maddison.

The 20-year-old has made a big impression since joining Gateshead following his release from Premier League giants Newcastle United.

Maddison has agreed a four-year contract with Posh.


I'm delighted to intro Marcus Maddison,a talented 20 yr old who can play wide & number 10 role. Goals/Assists/Flair!


"He is a really good player and I really like him. He is a good age, 20-years-old, fits the bill in terms of what we are after.

He is a player that has had a go at the big time, didn't quite work out as he had hoped but he has gone into the non-league and is on his way back up again."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United manager

Meanwhile, Posh goalkeeper Joe Day has joined Newport County on a one-month loan deal.

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