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Elton John to play stadium gigs in Ipswich and Peterborough

Sir Elton John is to stage shows at football grounds in Ipswich and Peterborough next summer.

He is playing the ABAX stadium in Peterborough on Sunday 11 June 2017 and Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground on Saturday 17 June 2017.

It is part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night tour.

Sir Elton John is to perform in Ipswich in June 2017. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

“We are delighted here at Ipswich Town to be hosting one of the biggest entertainers in the world in Sir Elton John.

"I’m sure it will be a fantastic occasion for the thousands who will be at Portman Road on the night."

– Ian Milne, Managing Director of Ipswich Town

Sir Elton last played in Ipswich in 2004.


Hospital bosses to host series of public meetings over merger plans in Cambridgeshire

Hinchingbrooke Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bosses at Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough and Stamford hospitals are hosting a public meeting in St Neots later to discuss a possible merger.

The aim of the meeting is to outline why hospital bosses think merging the two hospital trusts into one organisation is the best option for the future delivery of quality services to patients.

They also want to hear people's views and address any concerns.

"We want people to understand the reasons why we are proposing to merge our hospital trusts and to hear the facts about the future delivery of our services. We want to encourage as many people as possible to attend these meetings so we can answer any questions, dispel any myths and reassure members of the public about any specific concerns they may have.

– Lance McCarthy, Chief Exec, HInchingbrooke & Stephen Graves, Chief Exec, Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals

It's one of seven meetings across Huntingdonshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire over the next few weeks.

It's taking place at the Priory at 7 o'clock.

Other dates are as follows:

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital's Partnership Suite on Monday 3rd October at 5.45pm
  • Stamford Hospital Meeting Hall on Thursday 6th October at 5.45pm
  • Deepings Community Centre, Market Deeping, on Monday 10th October at 7pm
  • Peterborough City Hospital, Learning Centre, on Tuesday 11th October at 5.45pm
  • St Ives Corn Exchange on Thursday 13th October at 2pm
  • Bourne Corn Exchange on Thursday 20th October at 4.30pm

Shocking scale of sexual harassment of schoolgirls

A new report has highlighed what it describes as a shocking scale of sexual harassment and violence towards girls in some schools in the Anglia region.

The report suggests incidents are often under reported or not taken seriously.

A new report has highlighed what it describes as a shocking scale of sexual harassment and violence towards girls in some schools in the Anglia region. Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • Almost a third (29%) of 16-18 year old girls say they have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school.
  • Nearly three-quarters (71%) of all 16-18 year old boys and girls say they hear terms such as "slut" or "slag" used towards girls at schools on a regular basis and
  • 59% of girls and young women aged 13-21 said in 2014 that they had faced some form of sexual harassment at school or college in the past year.

Nene Park Academy in Peterborough take a very different approach.

ITV News Anglia has been taking to pupils at the school about their experiences.

Click below to watch a report by Matthew Hudson


Man arrested on suspicion of Rikki Neave murder re-bailed

Rikki Neave was killed more than 20 years ago Credit: Cambs police

A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 6-year-old in Peterborough more than 20 years ago has been re-bailed.

Rikki Neave was last seen leaving his home on the Welland estate in on November 28 1994. His naked body was found in nearby woodland the following day.

James Watson, who's 35 and from Peterborough was arrested on April 19 and bailed until September 20.

He has been re-bailed until December 20.

Group of five rob Peterborough jewellers with sledgehammers

A group of people with sledgehammers have robbed a jewellers in Peterborough, stealing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.

Police say the people were wearing balaclavas when they forced their way through the doors of the Queensgate Shopping Centre near Exchange Street at about 3am this morning (August 25).

They used the sledgehammers to smash their way into Fraser Hart jewellers.

They left the way they came and ran off in the direction of Bridge Street, possibly making off behind the Town Hall.

"I would ask anyone who was in the city centre in the early hours of today to consider whether they saw anything that could help this investigation. This appears to have been an organised raid in which a specific jewellers has been targeted."

– Detective Sergeant Adam Fraser

Police are examining CCTV as part of their inquiries and scenes of crime officers will be at the scene today.

Man dies after car goes into river near Peterborough

A man has died after his car went into a river at Crowland near Peterborough.

It happened at around 8pm on Wednesday 24th August on the B1166 Deeping High Bank.

A man was rescued from a VW Golf and taken to Peterborough District Hospital, but later died.

Police are now working to identify the man and a recovery operation is underway.

Any witnesses should call the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.

39 people have died on Lincolnshire's roads in 2016.

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