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Organiser: "Having the Rugby World Cup tour here will be fantastic for the growth of the sport"

The Webb Ellis Trophy will be touring the region in August. Credit: Rugby World Cup 2015

The organiser of the Eastern Leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy tour says the event will be fantastic for the growth of the sport in the region.

Andrew Sarek is an RFU council member based in Essex.

The Webb Ellis trophy will be displayed at several venues when the tour reaches the Eastern Counties in August, including Colchester Rugby Club.

Andrew Sarek. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Rugby is a growing sport, it's got a great ethos, and it attracts an awful lot of people.

To actually have the World Cup here in the region will really help to make people feel part of it. It will be fantastic."

– Andrew Sarek, Regional World Cup tour organiser

Milton Keynes shortlisted for centre of excellence for low emission vehicles

Electric buses are already being used in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

Milton Keynes Council's been shortlisted as one of twelve contenders to become a centre of excellence for low emission vehicles.

The announcement was made by Transport Minister.

Milton Keynes already has some of the UK's most advanced projects for low emission vehicles, including the recent installation of 50 rapid chargers which can charge an electric car in around 20 minutes.


Seven-year-old boy killed in car crash

A seven-year-old boy has been killed in a car crash in Stoke Hammond near Leighton Buzzard.

Location of crash in Stoke Hammond Credit: ITV News Anglia

A car and a lorry collided on the southbound carriageway of the A4146 Stoke Hammond Bypass near the junction with Leighton Road at approximately 2.15pm yesterday afternoon.

The boy, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene - three other people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A 33-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

"This is a very sad case where a young boy has lost his life. We are in the process of investigating the circumstances which led to these tragic consequences and so would urge anyone who was in the area before this time and saw the incident itself or who had seen either vehicle prior to the collision to please contact us as a matter of urgency."

– Investigating officer PC Sandra Terry

Anyone with information can contact PC Terry via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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