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Competition aims to find next generation of cyber defence experts

Young computer enthusiasts from our region have been taking part in a competition aimed at finding the next generation of cyber defence experts.

Organisers say not only are they trying to plug a computing skills gap, they're also hoping to uncover those who, in the future, could help defend the country against potentially lethal hackers.

So potentially a big responsibility for some of the teenagers who went along to the famous Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.


Day one of junior doctors strike officially ends

5pm: Day one of the junior doctors strike has officially ended.

The industrial action doesn't appear to have driven up hospital waiting times or caused any problems of note so far.

Junior doctors are expected to walk out again on Wednesday between 8am and 5pm.

Kate Prout reflects on how our hospitals coped in the east:

Sarah Cooper reflects on how hospitals coped in the west.

Web daters warned to 'date safe'

Crimes initiated via internet dating have risen. Credit: PA.

Internet users are being advised to "date safe" following a national increase in reports of crimes initiated via internet dating.

Bedfordshire police recorded 39 crimes in the last two years - all relating to the use of internet dating sites - six of these were serious sexual offences.

Concerns raised for children starting school

A charity has raised concerns about children just about to start school. Credit: ITV Anglia.

More than half of parents in the East of England are worried their child will not be ready to start school at the age of five, according to charity Action for Children.

It has led the group to call upon the Government to offer more support to parents.

The charity says many children have not developed good enough communication skills to cope with the school day.


Fire crews still at scene of factory blaze

Fire tore through the factory unit at Stonebridge last night Credit: Bucks Fire

Fire crews at still at the scene of a blaze in a factory unit at Milton Keynes.

The fire took hold in the unit off Fingle Drive at Stonebridge in Milton Keynes last night (Friday 22nd April).

Firefighters from Great Holm, Broughton, Bletchley and Newport Pagnell attended, along with the Incident Command Unit from Aylesbury and two officers.

They used jets and a turntable ladder to extinguish the flames. The fire was confined to the unit, which was severely damaged. Two relief crews are maintaining a watching brief this morning.

Reporter Natalie Gray discovers how the East has been celebrating The Queen's special day

It has been a day of celebration across the region. Beacons lit, tea parties held and flags waved.

ITV Anglia reporter Natalie Gray was out and about to film the festivities.

Watch her report from the west of the region.

Watch her report from the east of the region.

RAF abroad in fitting tribute to Queen's birthday

The team were flanked by Typhoon FGR4 and Tornado GR4 strike aircraft. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

Military personnel from Norfolk currently stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus have not let being out of the country stop them from wishing The Queen a happy birthday.

Some of the ground and aircrew at the Cypriot facility are normally based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Flanked by various aircraft they created the royal cypher - EIIR, standing for Elizabeth II Regina.

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