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Northamptonshire Police donate equipment to Ugandan students

The students are too poor to afford their own equipment. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

A group of Ugandan students too poor to afford their own football boots have been given some by Northamptonshire police.

Their chief inspector was approached by a teacher at a school there asking if officers or staff had any they could spare.

In total 60 pairs as well as some kits were donated.

Driving tests 'cancelled' due to strike

Instructors are in a dispute about working hours. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Driving tests across the region could be cancelled today and tomorrow after examiners decided to strike.

The Public and Commercial Services union said some of its members were walking out in a row over working hours.

Sites most likely to be affected are Peterborough, Norwich, Lowestoft and Basildon.

Appeal for witnesses after driver assaulted in Kettering

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver was assaulted in Kettering.

The victim was driving down Maple Road and stopped at the junction with Laburnum Road, when a dark-coloured van, believed to be a Mercedes, with a foreign registration plate, was travelling in the other direction.

The van stopped and a man got out of the passenger side, went up to the victim's car and punched him in the face.

The man then got back into the van, and drove away towards Stamford Road.

It happened just before 3pm on Saturday, 7 November.


Storm Barney winds peak at 66 mph in the Anglia region

Storm Barney brought down trees, blew out the lights and caused some travel disruption on the roads and railways in the Anglia region with winds topping more than 65 mph.

The highest wind gust in the UK during the storm was 85 mph at Aberdaron in Wales while in the Anglia region it peaked at 66 mph at Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast and at Wittering near Peterborough.

A man and a woman were injured in Buckinghamshire when a tree was blown onto their car at Bourne End. Credit: Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region from Storm Barney on Tuesday 17 November 2015

  • 66 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 66 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 63 mph in Bedford
  • 63 mph in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 61 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 59 mph in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 59 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 58 mph in Gorleston, Norfolk
  • 54 mph in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 51 mph at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Barney hits the Anglia region

A snapshot of the power cuts in the East. Credit: UK Power Networks.

Storm Barney has caused lots of power cuts across the region and kept our emergency services busy last night.

This is the latest power cut map from UK Power Networks in the East - the red markers show the current problems. Click here to see the most up to date version.

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