Video report by ITV News Anglia’s Russell Hookey
All this week we're announcing our nominees for the ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the West of the Anglia region. We asked for your nominations for people in our region that go the extra mile to help others and raise money for charity. The winner will be heading to the glitzy Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards later this month.
First up, it’s Jane Nichols from Kettering in Northamptonshire who found a different way to raise thousands of pounds for charities close to her heart.
A 31-year-old man from Northamptonshire has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 13.
Gavin McCarthy, from Cransley near Kettering, was sentenced to eight years for six counts of making indecent images of children.
He'll remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.
I hope the substantial sentence McCarthy received today helps serve as a deterrent to offenders and those considering sexual offending against vulnerable children.
We are committed to safeguarding children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders.
A teenage girl from Northamptonshire who has been missing for more than a month has been seen on CCTV in London.Read the full story ›
The search for teenager Veronica Sbircea who has gone missing from Kettering in Northamptonshire is set to continue over the weekend, with officers paying particular attention at the Notting Hill Carnival.
One of London’s biggest annual events, the street carnival is thought to be of interest to 15-year-old Veronica and there may be a chance she will be there.
"It has been a month since Veronica left home and since we have had any real sightings of her. We are exploring every possible avenue to locate her and believe there may be a chance she will attend the carnival as it is of interest to her friends. We’ve sent leaflets to our Met colleagues and will be briefing the officers, who will be on the ground, to keep an eye out for Veronica.”
Despite making arrests in the case, detectives are keen to stress the need for anyone with any information to contact the police.
Veronica was last seen on Thursday, 28 July, at about 5.15pm, in the Brixton Road area of south London.
She sometimes goes by the name of Rachel, is white, 5ft, with long straight black hair and brown eyes.
Although missing from Kettering, Northamptonshire, she is originally from the London area, and attended Kingsmead School in Southbury Road, Enfield.
Kettering golfer Charley Hull could be in contention for a gold medal after jumping up to tied third on the leaderboard in the women's competition in Rio.
The 20-year-old carded a superb round of 66 to move to -8 on day two.
It means she's two shots off South Korea's Inbee Park who currently leads the rest of the field with two rounds remaining.
Police investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl from Northamptonshire have arrested a 19-year-old man.
Detectives have been searching for 15-year-old Veronica Sbircea since she left her home in Kettering on 21 July.
She was spotted in London the following week, but has not been seen since then.
Officers believe she is still in London and have renewed their appeal to find her.
Veronica, who is also known as Rachel, is white, 5ft, with long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a black top.
“Veronica is known to approach people to use their mobile phone temporarily, and we are urging anyone who may have been approached by her or have seen her, to make contact.
“If you are reading this, Veronica, your family are really worried about your welfare. Please make contact us and let us know you are OK.”
Police in Northamptonshire are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the welfare of a missing teenager from Kettering.Read the full story ›
Police in Northamptonshire say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing teenage girl.
Veronica Sbircea,15, left her home in Kettering on the evening of Thursday 21 July. She was last seen in Ponders End, Enfield on Wednesday 27 July and officers believe she may now be in Birmingham.
Veronica is white, 5ft, with long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a black top.
She is originally from the London area and may have possibly travelled back there.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Kettering golfer Charley Hull has been picked to represent Team GB at this summer's Olympics.Read the full story ›
American acrtess Lindsay Lohan says she would be 'happy' to switch on Kettering's Christmas lights this winter.Read the full story ›