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Police appeal after fight in Milton Keynes

Police in Milton Keynes are appealing for information after a fight in the centre of town involving up to 20 people.

It started in the early hours of Saturday morning near the Fox Milne roundabout and continued over the Child's Way bridge into Pencarrow Place, towards the Fishermead area.

One man needed hospital treatment for a head injury but has since been discharged.

All those involved are believed to be men and all were black or mixed race. Officers from Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to get in touch.

Weather latest: Yellow warning in place

A yellow warning of rain remains in place for: Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk & Thurrock.

That warning remains in place until 2345 Sun 10 Aug

Anglia Weather
Anglia weekend weather Credit: ITV Anglia

And the rest of the Anglia Weather:

Today: Cloudy with rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times, throughout the morning and into the afternoon. Rain becoming showery by late afternoon, with some dry spells possible. Strong winds throughout the day, with gales possible at times. Maximum temperature 20 deg C (68 deg F).

Tonight: Cloudy and mainly dry overnight, though with a few heavy showers lasting into the small hours of Monday. Winds remaining strong overnight, with a risk of gales. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

Monday: A blustery day, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers, and strong winds continuing throughout the day. Maximum temperature 20 deg C (68 deg F).

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Continuing windy through to Thursday, with further showers mixed with sunny or clear spells. Perhaps becoming more settled later on Thursday.


Anglia Weather: Latest forecast

Anglia Weather
Anglia weekend weather Credit: ITV Anglia

This evening and tonight: After a mainly dry start to the night, outbreaks of rain will develop across most parts by dawn. Some of the rain turning persistent and heavy. Winds increasing to strong near coasts by the end of the night. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).

Sunday: A wet morning with a few heavier bursts of rain. Turning drier for the afternoon as strong westerly winds develop, with gales mainly confined to coastal areas. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: A windy start to the week with a mix of sunshine and showers. Some of the showers will be heavy and possibly thundery at times. Feeling cooler than of late.

Firefighters walk out in pension dispute

Members of the Fire Brigades Union across the region have started a series of short strikes.

Firefighters on the picket line in Colchester
Firefighters on the picket line in Colchester Credit: Victoria Lampard, ITV Anglia

Firefighters started their walk-out at noon. It was the first in a series of 16 strikes taking place over the next 8 days.

The industrial action is part of a national dispute over pension reforms.

More homes getting faster internet service

Superfast broadband
More homes getting superfast broadband Credit: ITV News Anglia

Superfast broadband has now reached more than 160,000 homes and businesses in the East of England.

The Government says it's on track to roll out the new technology to 95% of the UK by 2017.

The £1.7 billion project is said to create an additional 56,000 jobs in the UK by 2024.

“More than a million homes and businesses have now benefitted as a result of Government’s investment in superfast broadband. It is totally transforming the way we live and work. You can download feature length films faster, chatting online with family and friends around the world using VOIP is more reliable and households can go online simultaneously without the connection slowing down or dropping out. For Businesses, superfast speeds are boosting profits through increased sales, reduced overheads and accessing markets abroad for the first time.”

– Culture Secretary Sajid Javid
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