About 800 tonnes of wipes and other sanitary items are removed from sewers every week in the Eastern region, according to Anglian Water.
The company is asking us to think twice about what we flush down our loos, to avoid causing blocked drains and flooding.
40 tonnes of bathroom waste is being wrongly flushed in Northampton, Norwich and Peterborough every week- that's roughly the same weight as 10 adult elephants.
The UK’s sewers and pumping stations weren’t built to cope with wet wipes, tampons or other sanitary items. When flushed they don’t disintegrate like toilet paper and they cause blockages.
That can mean nasty smells, or worse still a higher risk of flooding and pollution of your home and the environment.
The reality is most women don’t know they shouldn’t flush tampons, and the same is true of wipes - and it’s no wonder. The packaging on these products is confusing and that’s why we are calling on manufacturers to make this clearer.
Research by the University of East Anglia has revealed why male birds are outnumbering the amount of females. Female birds are thought to be choosing busier breeding sites where there are more males, leaving behind small groups of lonely males.
A shocked home-owner from Milton Keynes has launched a civil court case after a cleaner 'trashed' his home causing £3,000 damage.Read the full story ›
Nearly a third of parents say their kids decide where the family holiday will be each year - with half in the East of England saying they're pressured into visiting certain destinations. The research also found nearly 60 per cent stretch their finances to pay for their annual break.
Nearly a third of parents say their kids decide where the family holiday will be each year, with half in the East of England saying they're pressured into visiting certain destinations.
The research by travel search engine Kayak found nearly 60 per cent stretch their finances to pay for their annual break.
Parents also take grandparents on family holidays to contribute to the overall costs and to babysit.
Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper.
He's used to travelling at more than two hundred miles an hour.
But with just a few days before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Formula 1 driver Jenson Button swapped high speeds - for a cycle around Milton Keynes.
The McLaren driver helped launch the town's new bike hire scheme, called Santander Cycles MK, to encourage more people to get in the saddle.
There are more than 300 cycles available for hire from 42 docking stations across Milton Keynes.
Watch the full interview with Jenson Button and Sarah Cooper, as they go for a spin around the town:
Some schools in our region will be closed or just partially open today because of a one day teaching strike.
The National Union of teachers is in a dispute over contracts and funding. The decision was criticised by the government in parliament yesterday.
"I'm sure that colleagues will condemn the strike action by the National Union of Teachers tomorrow which is both unnecessary and counter productive. It will harm children's education, inconvenience parents and damage the profession's reputation in the eyes of the public."
Plentiful rain and a lack of sunshine made June 2016 one of the wettest and dullest ever in East Anglia.Read the full story ›
Three quarters of working parents plan separate summer breaks to look after their children during school holidays, according to a new survey.
73% of parents surveyed for Nationwide Savings have to stagger their leave from work with their partner, to cover childcare over the holiday period, leaving less time for the whole family to enjoy time off together.
It also found that parents in East Anglia were most likely to make excuses about their children being ill to take them away in term time.
As our research shows, planning a family holiday can be a tricky process, with parents revealing not just the financial pressures but also the impact on family and working relationships.