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Family fun day at Saffron Walden barracks

Video report from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers.

Soldiers, families and friends all enjoying the sunshine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Following an attempted abduction at RAF Marham in Norfolk, there was an increased security presence at the Carver Barracks near Saffron Walden for their family open day.

Around eight thousand people flocked to the event. This year they were celebrating the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Engineer Corps.


Crash, bang, wallop: Why former world champion banger racer is calling it a day

Some of Alan Read's cars. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

After 30 years on the racing circuit, a former world champion from Saffron Walden is going out with a bang.

Cattle farmer Alan Read has won more banger racing titles than anyone else from East Anglia.

ITV News Anglia's sport correspondent Donovan Blake went to meet him to find out why this weekend's race will be his last.

PICTURES: Tractor completely destroyed in 100 metre long fuel fire

The tractor in flames this morning. Credit: Essex Fire and Rescue.

A tractor that went up in flames after an electrical fault caused a 100 metre long running fuel fire has been completely destroyed.

Essex Fire Service used three hose reel jets to fight the fire in Saffron Walden, caused when the vehicle ground to a halt on a hill and ignited.

At one point it spread to a nearby field. It was extinguished just before midday.

"Crews used three foam hose reel jets to extinguish it. The roadway was damage by the heat and highways engineers were called to assess the damage.”

– Station Officer Paul Curtis
The remains of the vehicle. Credit: Essex Fire and Rescue.


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