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Heritage Open Days in the East of England

The Electric Palace at Harwich

Hundreds of unusual and interesting buildings are opening their doors to the public as part this year's Heritage Open Days.

Among them are this art deco cinema at Harwich in Essex, built in 1911.

The Electric Palace closed following the 1953 floods but reopened in the 1980s.

The wartime secrets of the mysterious Langham Dome

What wartime secrets were kept in the mysterious Langham dome? Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's a curious building perched closed to the North Norfolk coast but it played a vital role in the Second World War.

The Langham Dome just a new miles from Blakeney hid a secret that helped Britain deal with the aerial bombardment from Germany.

It's now been restored and turned into a museum where its mystery can now be revealed.

Kate Prout reports on the Langham Dome in the ITV News Anglia Hidden Histories series


World Cup 1966 & the East

The East of England may not have hosted any of the 31 fixtures staged during the 1966 World Cup, but there was still a role to play for the region.

A handful of nations, including semi-finalists Portugal and finalists West Germany, based themselves in the ITV Anglia patch.

Portugal stayed at Harlow, while the Homestead Court Hotel in Welwyn Garden City was used by the Germans although they trained in Stevenage in the run up to the final.

See Donovan Blake's report, part of ITV News Anglia's series "Hidden Histories"

Guns amnesty for illegal firearms in Northamptonshire

Guns amnesty for illegal firearms in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's 11 years since the last national guns amnesty for people to surrender firearms without being prosecuted. Now Northamptonshire Police say it's time for another, partly to tackle an abundance of replicas.

For two weeks from 19 September, they say those with guns can call them and they will pick the weapons up.

In Northamptonshire 357 firearms were destroyed in 2013. Police seize real guns but often life-like imitations which are now easier to get hold of through the internet.

ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson reports

Great-grandfather fights off three burglars armed with crowbars

A great-grandfather has fought off three burglars armed with crowbars at his home in Kettering.

59-year-old Andrew Adamson was still wearing his dinner jacket when he was confronted by the intruders after returning from an evening out with his wife Liz.

Pictures of the shocking encounter, captured on CCTV, have just been released - but Mr Adamson insists he was just doing what any good husband would do.

Click below watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey


Do you know who has been spraying offensive graffiti in Northampton?

Police are appealing for the public to help identify those responsible for offensive graffiti in the Headlands area of Northampton.

There have been five incidents in the last three weeks where offensive messages have been posted.

The graffiti has included racist and homophobic comments as well as messages of religious hatred.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed these messages being sprayed in the Headlands area.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Silverstone will not host next year's MotoGP

The MotoGP Great Britain Grand Prix will not be held at Silverstone next year. Credit: PA images

It's been announced that the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire will not host next year's motorcycle Grand Prix.

Thousands of fans were at Silverstone last weekend for the British MotoGP - the fifth year it had been held there.

MotoGP organisers have signed a deal to stage the event at a new circuit in Wales, which has not been built yet. So it's been agreed that next year's race will be at Donington Park in Leicestershire.

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