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St. Neots treated to a spectacular view of five planets at once

Conditions couldn't have been better for viewing this rare sight in the night sky just before dawn this morning (Thursday 28th January 2016).

With skies predicted to clear overnight, Roger Skillin took the opportunity capture five planets at once with his camera in the skies over St. Neots.

Five planets spotted together in the night sky above St Neots early this morning. Credit: Roger Skillin

Roger's breathtaking shot faces towards the south - south east of the night sky. Jupiter can be seen to the west of the moon. Mars, Saturn and Venus appear to descend towards the horizon to the east of the moon.

Roger has even managed to capture Mercury as it rises just above the horizon and a few thin high clouds associated with a weather front to the south.

If you missed this morning's display, all five planets will be visible in the early morning sky until 20th February. Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to enjoy another morning as clear as this one.


Major Crime Unit marks milestone in cracked cases

The Major Crime Unit covers three counties Credit: ITV News Anglia

The major crime unit which covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire has reached a significant milestone with sentences totalling two thousand years handed down to criminals it has caught.

The unit was set up three and a half years ago to investigate major offences including murder, extortion, and stranger rape across the three counties. also re-examines cold cases dating back up to 40 years.

The Major Crime Unit often works with 'cold cases' Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We're there to support the three police forces in any sort of major crime that comes in, we're there to provide that level of investigative support and try solve that crime, support the families and bring justice."

– Det Sup Paul Fullwood

Told she would never walk or talk, how Jen is proving the doctors wrong

Jen Clare is proving all the doctors wrong with her progress. Credit: ITV New Anglia

A seven-year-old girl from Stevenage is raising money for physiotherapy to help her walk.

Jen Clare had a controversial operation in America four years ago. And she has amazed everyone with her dedication.

Doctors told Jen's parents she would never walk, never talk, never be able to feed herself. But she is proving them all wrong.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia Claire McGlasson

Hospital closes injuries unit after record number of ill patients treated

The Lister hospital in Stevenage has temporarily suspended it minor injury and illness service. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Lister hospital in Stevenage says it can't treat people attending its emergency department today unless their "life or limbs are at risk".

A record number of seriously ill people at the Hertfordshire hospital means it has had to close its minor injuries service to adults.

Children will still be treated - although waiting times will be longer than usual for non-emergency conditions.

Patients are being told to go to the Urgent Care Centre at the New QEII hospital in Welwyn Garden City.

"We understand that this will be both frustrating and inconvenient, and we are sincerely sorry for this. We hope you understand that we have to prioritise those patients with life-threatening conditions and thank you for your understanding and co-operation."

– Lister Hospital Statement
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