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Commuters urged to make small talk to help prevent railway suicides

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Rail passengers are being urged to strike up conversation beside railway tracks in an attempt to reduce suicides.

The campaign Small Talk Saves Lives is being supported by a Greater Anglia worker who's quick actions prevented a distressed man from taking his own life at a level crossing last year.

The hope from Samaritans who are part of the campaign is that it will start a wider conversation on how suicide is preventable.


Students take a stand against bullying

Three hundred students from across the UK have teamed up to tackle bullying.

Among them were pupils from Aylsham High School in Norfolk, who took part in a day of workshops and discussions as part of Anti-Bullying Week.

The event was organised by the charity the 'Diana Award' with the theme 'all different, all equal.'

Children are being encouraged to celebrate differences and be who you want to be.

A14 improvements - a year since work started

It's been a year since work started on upgrading the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Work starting on the A14 a year ago Credit: ITV Anglia

The one and a half billion pound project is expected to run for another three years but aims to cut journey times by 20 minutes.

However many motorists have complained about lengthy delays during the construction work.


Police seek vital witness who fled scene of fatal crash

Jade Green and Kayleigh Harrison died of their injuries Credit: Cambs Police

Police investigating a fatal collision in Murrow are appealing for a key witness to come forward.

Jade Green, 24, and Kayleigh Harrison, 29, died from their injuries after the Vauxhall Astra they were in was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit at 7.10am on 9 November.

A third person, a man in his 20s, remains in a critical but stable condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

A fourth person is believed to have been in the vehicle, but left the scene. He is being treated as a witness and may have key information to assist with the investigation. He is described as white, in his 20s, with dark curly hair and a beard.

I’d appeal directly to the man who left the scene to contact us as a matter of urgency. I would like to stress that he is being treated as a witness and we believe he may have vital information to help us piece together a picture of what happened last week. “This was a tragic incident where two woman lost their lives and a man remains in a critical condition. In addition to the man seen leaving the scene we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicles prior to the collision.”

– Detective Inspector Alan Page

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 73 of 9 November, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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