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Mosques around the region open doors to local communities

Mosque open day in Cambridge Credit: ITV Anglia

Mosques around the region have opened their doors to the local community to try and clear any misconceptions people may have about Islam.

It's part of a national Visit my Mosque Day organised by the Muslim Council of Britain.

Dani Crawshaw has been to one of the Mosques taking part in Cambridge, click below to watch her report.

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Thousands of homes waiting to be built

Around 75,000 homes are still waiting to be built. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are nearly 75,000 homes in the East Midlands and Eastern England waiting to be built after being given planning permission.

New research by the Local Government Association shows the backlog has grown by nearly 16% in the last year.

It now takes 40 months on average for building work to be finished after planning permission was granted.

"To tackle the new homes backlog and to get the country building again, councils also need the freedom to borrow and invest in desperately needed new homes," LGA housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett said.

"Our national housing shortage is one of the most pressing issues we face. While private developers have a key role to play in solving our housing crisis, they cannot meet the 300,000 house building target set by the Government on their own.

"We have no chance of housing supply meeting demand unless councils can get building again."

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Car crashes into petrol station in Hertfordshire

A car ended up in the middle of the shop at a petrol station in Hertfordshire. Credit: @HertsFRSControl

A car ploughed into the front of a petrol station in Hertfordshire.

Fire crews were called out following the crash at the Yarl garage on Bishops Rise in Hatfield around 1.20pm on Friday, February 9.

The Renault Clio ended up in the middle of the shop, causing extensive damage.

Hertfordshire Fire Service said no one was trapped.

Appeal for immediate speed reduction on A505 at Royston

A Hertfordshire woman whose husband was seriously hurt in a crash on the A505 is campaigning for an immediate speed reduction on the road.

Lynsey Langdon says unless something is done to close off what she calls 'dangerous junctions', someone will be killed.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

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