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Dylan is speeding his way to the top of the drag-racing world

Dylan Bradley, from Northamptonshire, is one to watch in the world of drag racing. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A nine-year-old from Northamptonshire is taking the drag-racing world by storm.

Dylan Bradley, from Rushden, only climbed into a dragster a year ago but he is already the youngest driver in the British Championship.

This morning he took his car into school to show his friends, as Sarah Cooper reports.

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Police called by distressed person in back of lorry

The called is in the back of a white lorry. Credit: PA Archive.

Police in Essex have received a distressed call from someone claiming to be in the back of a lorry.

Officers are appealing for drivers of white lorries to check their trailers.

The vehicle is thought to have entered the country via Kent before travelling along the A414 at North Weald.

The lorry was in Ashford at 7.07am today and police received the call just after 8.30am.

Officers do not know where the driver is heading.

CCTV released following armed robbery at Kettering bookmakers

Northamptonshire Police are searching for two masked men who carried out an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Kettering.

CCTV of two men jumping over the counter at Coral in Kettering. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

The pair entered a branch of Coral in Montagu Street at about 9.30am on Monday 16 March.

CCTV footage shows that once inside, they jumped over the counter before threatening staff with knives. They got away with money and headed off in the direction of Bath Road.

Witnesses, or anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV image, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Third generation Photography business snaps more than 10,000 weddings

Stuart Tippleston looking through some of his work Credit: ITV News Anglia

A third generation family photography business in Northampton has now taken pictures at over 10,000 weddings.

Run by Stuart Tippleston, the business was set up in 1931 by his grandfather. Since then they have photographed thousands of weddings.

Stuart's mother and father Pamela and Peter on their wedding day with Stuart's grandfather Edgar Credit: Stuart Tippleston
One of the family's old booking records Credit: ITV News Anglia

Since the business was set up in 1931 much has changed in the world of photography but in Northampton the Tippleston's have been a constant.

Thunderstorms and heavy downpours in the south of the Anglia region

The rainfall radar indicating some heavy downpours along the Hertfordshire-Essex border. Credit: Met Office

Warm humid conditions have sparked thundery downpours in the south of the Anglia region in parts of south Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire spreading into Essex and Suffolk.

The Met Office says the risk of thunderstorms could last into Sunday evening with the potential for localised surface water flooding. Heavy showers could hit any part of the Anglia region.

Nearly 5 mm of rain was recorded in one hour at 4pm in Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

Temperatures in the Anglia region at 4pm on Sunday 3 May 2015

  • 20.4°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 19.2°C in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 19.0°C in Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambs
  • 18.9°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 18.9°C at Norwich Airport
Map indicating where lightning has been recorded in the hour to 3.35pm on Sunday 3 May 2015. Credit: Met Office
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Men charged after drugs raids in Northamptonshire

Police carry out raid on a property Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three men arrested in Northamptonshire yesterday as part of a 10 month drugs investigation have been charged with drugs offences.

A fourth man has been charged with handling stolen goods.

The three men who were taken into custody as part of "Operation Pyramid' in Wellingborough, have been charged with Class A drug offences.

Police say 69 people have been arrested as part of the operation so far with 50 of them now facing charges.

New study shows cutting sugary drinks can reduce diabetes risk

A study at Cambridge University has found that swapping a sugary drink each day for an unsweetened cup of tea or coffee can reduce the risk of diabetes by up to 25 percent.

And with over 3.2 million people in the UK now suffering from type 2 diabetes, linked to diet, the need to take action has never been greater.

Click below to watch our report from Stuart Leithes.

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