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Thousands of students head to Silverstone for engineering competition

4,000 students were at Silverstone today, taking part in the biggest student engineering competition in the world.

It's the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student scheme to encourage more young people to study science and technology.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

Weekend heatwave in the Anglia region as hot summer blazes on

Festival-goers take to the lake to cool off at Latitude in Suffolk.

The heatwave is back on the Anglia region as the above average summer temperatures blaze on over the weekend.

June was among the hottest on record in the Anglia and July is heading the same way. Temperatures peaked in the Anglia region at 28.7°C (83.7°F) on Saturday at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire.

There has also been precious little rain in the region for six weeks now.

Maximum temperatures in the Anglia region on Saturday 14 July 2018

  • 28.7°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.3°C at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 28.0°C in Cambridge
  • 28.0°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 27.8°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 27.5°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27.5°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 27.3°C in Northampton
  • 27.0°Ç in Writtle, Essex
  • 26.2°C in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 26.1°C in Andrewsfield, Essex

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New Chief Executive appointed at Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northamptonshire County Council have announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive following a search involving the recently installed government commissioners.

Theresa Grant, who was Chief Executive at Trafford Council, will take on the role for two years at least.

The council, which is battling ongoing financial problems, has had a tumultuous few months after their previous interim Chief Executive stepped down, followed shortly after by his replacement in July.

I am delighted to be able to announce that we have selected a preferred candidate who I have no doubt has the experience, skills, leadership and expertise which we require here in Northamptonshire. There was an exceptional field of candidates for this role and we now look forward to moving through the next two years and the transition to unitary governance with such a distinguished chief executive in role.

– Matthew Golby, Northamptonshire County Council Leader

The government commissioners say they're confident that the new Chief Executive can deliver the changes they deem necessary to bring the council back from the brink.

I am very pleased to commend to council, for its endorsement, the appointment of Theresa Grant. Theresa has shown throughout her career that she is an exceptional chief executive and I have confidence is the right person to lead the organisation as improvements are put in place to deliver better financial management, governance and ultimately service outcomes for the people of Northamptonshire.

– Lead commissioner Tony McArdle

Children's sugar consumption to rise during the summer holidays

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Children in the East are consuming up to 10 TIMES as much sugar in their daily diet over the summer period - that's more than anywhere else in the country. With the school holidays round the corner almost 1 in 5 parents here admit they allow their child extra sugary treats over the summer break - with 3 in 5 admitting they wouldn't take their child for a dental check-up during that time.

A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay,

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