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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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


Remembering those who fell during WW1

Remembering those who fought and died during WW1. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Memorial services have taken place across the region to remember those who fought and died the First World War.

In the east of the region alone nearly 24,000 were killed in county Regiments between 1914 and 1918.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission the figure in Essex was 9,410.

In Suffolk 7,145 men laid down their lives.

The Norfolk Regiment saw 6,333 killed.

While in Cambridgeshire the figure was 876.

Russell Hookey reports below on the memorial services that took place in the west of the Anglia region.

"Lights Out" to honour our dead

Norwich Cathedral
Will you turn your lights out and light a candle? Credit: ITV News Anglia

Venues across the Anglia region will join in a nationwide event organised by 14-18NOW, called the "Lights Out" project.

We are all being asked to switch off our lights and leave just a single lamp or candle lit between 10 and 11 o'clock this evening. (Monday 4th August)

The Guildhall in Cambridge, The Higgins Bedford, The Forum in Norwich, Chelmsford Civic Centre and Cambridge's Guildhall are among those taking part.

Memorial services in honour of war dead

Memorial services will be held across our region to remember those who died in the FIrst World War.

One hundred years ago today Britian declared war on Germany and entered a conflict which led to the loss of millions of lives.

Almost 23,000 soldiers were lost from regiments in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex alone.

Peterborough cathedral
Services will take place to honour the war dead Credit: ITV News Anglia

A thousand men from Peterborough were killed in the war. A memorial service was held at the city cathedral last night to honour them.

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