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Snow forecast sequence for the weekend in the Anglia region

A showery mix of rain, sleet and snow is expected across the Anglia region over the weekend.

It's possible there could be a slight temporary covering of snow at time in a new places as the heavier showers pass through.

Click on the animated graphics sequence below which shows how the Met Office weather computer is forecasting the weather for the weekend.

The blue areas indicate rain or sleet with the snow marked in white.

£60 million for region's industry

The government has pledged a total of £60 million for a series of projects across Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. The windfall will benefit the aviation industry and create thousands of new jobs, homes, and better roads. But critics claim it's just another political sweetener three months ahead of the General Election. Malcolm Robertson's been looking at one of the schemes designed to benefit.

1,000 new defibrillators for Ambulance Service

The new defibrillators will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries Credit: ITV

The East of England Ambulance Service is investing almost £1 million on 1,000 new defibrillators.

The lifesaving kits, which can make all the difference in the first two or three minutes of cardiac arrest, will be placed across six counties. The first deliveries will be divided as follows:

  • Norfolk - 50
  • Essex - 40
  • Cambridgeshire - 30
  • Suffolk - 20
  • Bedfordshire - 10
  • Hertfordshire - 10

They will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries. It is hoped all devices will be in place by the end of March.

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Motorway ban on lorries overtaking?

The Highways Agency is considering a ban on lorries being allowed to overtake on a section of the M11 through Essex.

The ban - aimed at reducing congestion and improving safety - would be in force between junctions 8 and 9 as early as next year. It comes after a number of recent accidents on the motorway. Watch Hannah Pettifer's report here.

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