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Ski funday for F1 stars

It's 45 days until the Australian Grand Prix raises the curtain on a new season of Formula One racing, but the Milton Keynes based Red Bull Racing team has taken time out to swap steering wheels and spanners for skis at the city's Xscape centre.

Daniil Kvyat, Christian Horner and Daniel Riccardo Credit: ITV Anglia

Team principal Christian Horner was joined by drivers Daniel Riccardo and Daniil Kvyat, who replaces former world champion Sebastian Vettel this season.

Trust us, that's Daniil Kvyat under the helmet... Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was a chance for the whole team to unwind as they prepare to challenge current champion, Stevenage-born Lewis Hamilton, and his Brackley based Mercedes team for honours this season. Mercedes Team Principal Niki Lauda says he expects Red Bull to provide a stern challenge.



Fears over GP recruitment

Dr Paul Driscoll, Haven Health Credit: ITV Anglia

There are growing concerns over a worrying drop in the number of doctors going into general practice in the East. Not enough new GPs are being recruited and many already doing the job want to leave because of the mounting pressure.

In the first of two special reports, Tanya Mercer's been looking into what's causing the crisis...

In the second of her reports, Tanya Mercer's been finding out why it is more young doctors are choosing not to become GPs and what's being done in the East to try to improve the situation...

New leads on Red Bull trophy thefts

Red Bull in action Credit: PA

A fresh appeal for information about the theft of trophies from the Red Bull Formula 1 team in Milton Keynes has produced new leads, according to police.

CCTV footage of thieves raiding the factory in December was shown on the BBC's Crimewatch. There were more than a dozen calls immediately after the programme.

So far twenty of the sixty stolen trophies have been recovered. Red Bull Racing has offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

You can watch the footage here...

Charity's stark warning on homeless numbers

A homeless shelter Credit: ITV Anglia

A charity is warning that it is becoming increasingly difficult to rehouse those who become homeless.

The Winter Nightshelter in Milton Keynes provide beds during the coldest months - to get people off the streets and help them find permanent accommodation.

The warning comes as the government's latest figures show more than 500 people slept rough in the East of England and East Midlands in 2013. That's up from 327 in 2010 - an increase of 53%.

Watch Olivia Paterson's report here...

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