Richard and Adam entertain residents at the Pear Tree Centre in Milton Keynes.

BGT stars perform at care home

Their singing wowed the judges in the finals of BGT, and this week brothers Richard and Adam Johnson have been winning over audiences again.

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Is the 'Help to Buy' scheme working in the East?

In the latest in our reports on housing in the East, we look at the Government's 'Help to Buy' scheme.

It was launched by the Prime Minister in our region and it seems we've embraced the scheme more enthusiastically than anywhere else in Britain.

Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Peterborough have been among the biggest users of Help to Buy - which enables people to buy a home with a 5% deposit.

But critics of the scheme say that, by backing up people's mortgages, the government is encouraging us to get into debt - and will push up house prices.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper


Building our way out of the Housing Shortage?

In the latest in our 'Home Truths' investigation series, we continue our look at housing in the East - the conflict between the need for more homes, and the desire to protect the environment.

The government's laid out plans to build up to three new garden cities to deal with the chronic housing shortage in the South East, calling for local councils to volunteer for development.

Click below to watch a report for the West of the region

Click below to watch a report for the East of the region

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Home Truths: Elodie Harper examines the changing housing market in the East

An investigation by ITV News has found foreign investors are buying up properties in Cambridge and leaving them empty to make a profit.

With so many people desperate to get a foot on the ladder, the head of housing at Cambridge City Council has called the revelation 'abhorrent'

Properties in Cambridge are among the most in demand in the country, with only London prices higher.

In the first of our series Home Truths, Elodie Harper examines the changing housing market in the East.

Milton Keynes: Man sentenced for grievous bodily harm

Anthony William Peach charged with one count of grievous bodily harm.
Anthony William Peach charged with one count of grievous bodily harm. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been jailed for seven years after he was convicted for grievous bodily harm at Aylesbury Crown Court.

Anthony William Peach, aged 23, of Engaine Drive, Milton Keynes, was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm on 13 July 2013.

It follows an incident at Roman’s Park Residents’ Club where he hit a man over the head with a glass. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.

“‘The conviction and sentence reflects the time and effort put into this investigation, as well as serving notice on those who commit acts of wanton violence in Milton Keynes.

“The Investigations team are grateful to the management of Romans Park Residents’ Club for the ongoing support throughout the investigation, and once again CCTV has proved its worth as an investigative tool”

– Investigations Supervisor John Baston, Thames Valley Police
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