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I AM TEAM GB - possibly the nation's biggest sports day is getting closer

'I AM TEAM GB' - possibly the nation's biggest sports day is getting closer. It's backed by our Olympic team, the National Lottery and ITV and will take place on August 27th, that's this Saturday with activities right across our region.

All events are absolutely free, so if you fancy joining in or belong to a club that wants to take part, you can sign up at '' - details are on our website;

The ITV News Anglia team here have been trying to lead by example. Becky Jago joined a group of children from Hadleigh near Ipswich in Suffolk to have a go at a bit of cycling.

Watch her report below.

Some schools in east buck national trend in GCSE results

There's been a fall in A* to C grades at GCSE as thousands of students from across the region pick up their results.

Nationally the pass rate has declined sharply following government reforms which forced many teenagers to re-sit exams in English and maths.

However, some schools in the East have bucked the national trend and recorded some of their best results.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.



Police appeal for return of stolen tortoise

Edgar the stolen tortoise Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after a tortoise was stolen from a garden in Stevenage.

Edgar, who is five-and-a-half years old, was taken from a garden in Julian’s Road between 10am and 8.30pm on Tuesday, August 23.

The pet had been left in his run within the back garden of the property.

The owner is obviously very upset and is keen to be reunited with Edgar.

I am appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between the times stated to get in touch.

I’d also like to hear from anyone who has been offered Edgar for sale or anyone who has information about who may have him.

– Andrea Peat, Investigating officer

3/4 of people in Hertfordshire are not doing enough physical exercise

Three quarters of people in Hertfordshire are not doing enough physical exercise.

Hertfordshire County Council asked thousands of people to take part in their "how are you?" test and found the majority of people could do more to stay healthy.

My score of seven seems to be in line with the majority of Hertfordshire residents, which shows that we all could do a little better. But the good thing is there is lots we can do to make small changes.

This quiz is a great way to give us that kick-start we need to start making small changes and enjoy the benefits - more energy, a healthier weight and generally feeling happier in ourselves. There's only one you - it's never too late to start taking care of that person!

– Teresa Heritage, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Libraries and Localism
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