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Exclusive report on the sale of personal data

Data from the electoral register can be sold on by councils Credit: ITV News

Exclusive figures obtained by ITV News Anglia show councils in our region have made more than £100,000 in the last 5 years from selling information from the electoral register.

Councils say the money is put back into running election services or local community projects. But privacy groups say many people are unaware of how it's used.

Help for rough sleepers in Ipswich

With temperatures set to fall this week, Ipswich Borough Council is to re-activate its emergency beds scheme for rough sleepers from Wednesday. The Borough Council runs two emergency beds all year round for people in need but that provision is increased to 12 when temperatures drop sharply.

Beds are available on a first come, first served basis and also come with an offer of housing advice to see if trained staff can provide longer term help. The Council is working with local churches, which are also supplying a winter bed service for people in need.