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Police and trading standards seize around £10,000 in illegal tobacco products

Essex Police and Trading Standards seized over £10,000 worth of illegal tobacco products yesterday, in joint raids on five buildings in Colchester.

Tobacco seized as part of operation Trivium Credit: Essex Police

Warrants for two commercial and three private addresses were issued as part of Operation Trivium, a nationwide initiative.

"Despite an elaborate system to keep the goods hidden, a large amount of counterfeit rolling tobacco and non-duty paid cigarettes were found in a retail premises with the help of a specially trained sniffer dog."

– Essex Trading Standards

One man was arrested and later bailed pending further enquiries.

English Heritage money to help 'At risk' buildings

Denver Mill, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A selection of historic buildings from across the east are to be preserved thanks to money from English Heritage.

74 new sites in the East of England have been added to the At Risk Register.

Denver Mill, near Downham Market in Norfolk is on the at risk list. The building is suffering from sever damp which is threatening its structure.

A number of town centre buildings in Wisbech will also receive money for repairs, along with the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex and a grade one listed church in Bedfordshire, the St Peter and All Saints in Battlesden.


RAIL: Aftermath of storm causes train disruption

Passengers on Greater Anglia trains face disruption this morning in the aftermath of former Hurricane Gonzalo.

The storm has left rail lines in poor conditions with flooding on the route between Lowestoft and Norwich.

Those services have been suspended.

Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street are also delayed by up to 15 minutes.

Airport reduces carbon footprint

Stansted Airport has reduced its carbon footprint by two-thirds Credit: PA

Stansted Airport says it's reduced its carbon footprint by two-thirds over the past year, from just under 30,000 tonnes to just under 10,000.

The airport's just published its first corporate responsibility report since being taken over by the Manchester Airports Group.

Stansted also now diverts 93% of its waste away from landfill, while more than half of passengers using the airport get there on public transport.

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