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Cost of family holidays could go up if Britain leaves EU says PM

David Cameron at Luton Airport

Leaving the European Union would put up the cost of a family holiday by more than 200 pounds according to the prime minister.

David Cameron has been in the region today visiting what he's described as a great British success story. He was at Luton Airport speaking to EasyJet staff at their headquarters.

He used the visit to issue another warning about the economic impact leaving the EU could have - something the leave campaign disagrees with.

Here's a report by our political correspondent Emma Hutchinson:

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Peterborough to take in 100 Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees will begin arriving in Peterborough in the autumn. Credit: ITV News.

A hundred Syrian refugees are to be welcomed into Peterborough between now and 2020.

The city council has agreed to resettle five families a year for the next five years as part of a wider government pledge to accept 20,000 people forced from their homes.

The first groups - usually made up of two adults and two children - will arrive in Peterborough this autumn.

"The government has confirmed that we will receive appropriate levels of funding for these families. That means that we can be sure that we're offering them the help that they need and over the next few months we will be making appropriate arrangements to prepare for their arrival.

"This city has a long and proud history ​of welcoming those that need our help and we will be working with groups from across our community that have already offered their assistance."

– Cllr John Holdich, leader, Peterborough City Council.

600 jobs could be created in new Suffolk business park

An artist impression of the Suffolk Business Park Credit: Curzon De Vere, Developers

600 jobs could be created if plans for a new business park are approved in Suffolk.

The development at Great Blakenham near Ipswich would be eco-friendly and if given the go-ahead would be opened by 2019.

"This exciting ground breaking development will give the local economy a major boost and help Mid-Suffolk meet its commitment to find land for an additional 8000 jobs by 2026. Because of its unique position it will attract both local and international businesses and will provide jobs for local people and reduce levels of out-commuting from the district."

– Nick Davey, Partner of The JTS Partnership LLP and planning consultant for the build

Kittens dumped by roadside in Cambridge would have 'struggled to survive' says RSPCA

The kittens were found with a cardboard box nearby Credit: RSPCA

A mother and her two kittens found dumped near a road in Cambridge would have struggled to survive if they hadn't been spotted by a dog walker says the RSPCA.

They were seen hiding in stinging nettles off Milton Road in Impington. A cardboard box with a pink jumper inside was found nearby.

This was a senseless act, the person who has done this clearly had no thought for the poor cats. They were hiding in a large area of stinging nettles but fortunately were tempted by some food. Mum was very distressed and nervous and needed to be caught in a trap as I couldn't get close. They would have struggled to survive as they are obviously used to being in a house.”

– Inspector Stephen Reeves, RSPCA
The mother cat has been called Amanda Credit: RSPCA

The cats are recovering well with a foster carer who has named them after the judges on ITV's Britain's Got Talent. The mother has been called Amanda and the two kittens are Alesha and Simon.

Hard-hitting film spells out concerns of ambulance crews

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

A hard-hitting film highlighting the stress suffered by ambulance crews in the East has been released as they prepare to ballot over industrial action.

The film by the health service union 'Unison' features staff struggling to cope with the aftermath of traumatic call outs, saying they're worried their stress could impact on the safety of patients.

But the East of England Ambulance Service has responded saying it's planning to recruit more staff and has urged crews not to vote to take action.

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital board agree merger with Peterborough

Hinchingbrooke Hospital could merge with Peterborough City Hospital. Credit: PA

The board of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon has agreed to go ahead with the potential merger with Peterborough City Hospital.

At a public meeting today, the board accepted a recommendation to work on a full business case for the merger.

The hospitals say working together will help to ease financial pressures, but it's been criticised by the local MP Jonathan Djanogly.

Jonathan Djanogly isn't impressed by the plans. Credit: PA

We feel that we want to have a local trust, with its own board that represents local people and we are very concerned that we will be swallowed up in the whole.

I think what we saw today was a clear questioning of the financial viability of the proposed new trust.

The case financially has not yet been made and that was recognised I think by the board.

– Jonathan Djanogly MP
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