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Shopping centre celebrates 40th anniversary

The shopping centre is celebrating its 40th Credit: East Anglian Film Archive

A shopping centre in Northampton has been celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The Grosvenor Shopping centre was built back in 1975 and has been serving the town every since.

Credit: East Anglia Film Archive

To mark the occasion this weekend the centre held a birthday party for shoppers.


Thousands head to classic car rally

More than 100,000 people are visiting Silverstone to see the world's biggest classic car festival.

On the 25th anniversary, they're predicting over 10,000 classic cars will be there over the three day event. (24th-26th July)

A crew from ITV news Anglia were lucky enough to spend a day at the show. Jonathan Wills took a trip down memory lane in three of the finest examples of classic motors.

Celebration event for Northampton's market place

Northampton's market place is one of six venues chosen to host a special roadshow today.

It's part of the National market Traders' Federation, 'Making Markets Matter' event which organisers say will create a 'festival atmosphere'.

The aims of the roadshow are to raise public awareness of the great benefits of market shopping, encourage more shoppers to shop local and support their local market and attract new traders.

The market team will be on hand to talk to budding entrepreneurs considering becoming a market stall holder.

"Making Markets Matter is a great campaign that demonstrates the importance of local markets, both to our economy and our sense of community. The roadshow promises to be a fun day for all the family and a busy one for the traders. There will be plenty of entertainment and I really hope people will come along and join in the celebration."

– Cllr Jonathan Nunn, Northampton Borough Council

The Making Markets Matter roadshow is at the Market Square in Northampton today from 10am to 3.30pm.

A fortnight's worth of rain in less than a day in the Anglia region

Up to 30 mm of rain fell in 12 hours in the Anglia region on Friday 24 July 2015. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Up to 30 mm (1.2 inches) of rain fell in the Anglia region on Friday 24 July 2015 and in some places a fortnight's worth of rain has fallen in just 12 hours.

Harpenden in Hertfordshire saw more than 30 mm of rain between 9am and midnight on Friday. That was on top of more than 50 mm (2 inches) that fell during torrential downpours and thunderstorms last Friday.

Rainfall totals between 10am and 10pm on Friday 24 July 2015

  • 28.0 mm in Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • 26.8 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 24.2 mm in Charsfield, Suffolk
  • 24.2 mm in Higham, Suffolk
  • 23.2 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 22.6 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 22.6 mm in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 21.8 mm in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • 21.0 mm at Norwich airport
  • 19.2 mm in Northampton
  • 18.4 mm in Bedford
  • 17.0 mm in Cambridge

In an average July, 51 mm of rain falls in the Anglia region during the entire month.

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