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House prices increasing faster than wages

House prices are increasing faster than wages Credit: ITV News Anglia

First time buyers in East Anglia are struggling to get on the ladder because house prices are going up faster than wages.

According to housing charity Shelter, in real terms buyers here are paying £60,000 more now for a house.

It also shows average house prices in the East are now 11 times the average wage - compared to just six times- 15 years ago.

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Northamptonshire: New initiative to bring countryside ponds back to life

Neglected countryside ponds in our region are to be restored, thanks to a £96,000 pound grant for a project working along the River Nene.

Each pond can support hundreds of species, but conservationists say many ponds have been lost, and most of those left are in a poor condition.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

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Police hunt for man who subjected cat to horrific attack outside Northampton Railway Station

The attack happened outside Northampton Railway Station. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Northampton are hunting for a man who subjected a cat to a horrendous attack outside the town's railway station last night.

Members of the public reported to officers that they saw the man "throwing the animal around and lying on top of it."

The assault happened on Black Lion Road shortly before 8pm last night (March 2).

The man is described as being in his 50s and 60s with long grey or dark hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and jeans.

Police say that there has been no trace of either the man or the cat since the attack.

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