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Speed-stacking world champion brings home yet more medals

James Acraman is a speed-stacking world champion. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An 18-year-old from Stevenage has won seven world championship medals - for speed stacking.

James Acraman took part in the competition in Canada last week.

Speed stacking sees competitors aiming to be the fastest at stacking and unstacking plastic cups.

James is no stranger to the sport. He currently holds three UK records and now has an impressive 15 world championship medals.

Stevenage man signed by American football team

Efe Obada has just been signed by the Dallas Cowboys American Football Team Credit: Dallas Cowboys

A Stevenage man is bidding to make it big in American Football

Efe Obada has just been signed by the Dallas Cowboys, one of the sports biggest names, after playing just five games for amateur side the London Warriors.

The 22-year-old will hope to make the 53-man squad for the start of the season in September.


Police release CCTV image after dog is stolen from homeless man in Stevenage

The black & white Staffordshire bull terrier was taken when its owner left it tied up outside a shop. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a dog was stolen from a homeless man in Stevenage.

The black & white Staffordshire bull terrier was taken when its owner left it tied up outside a shop.

Police think it was then taken on a train travelling to Letchworth. They say the owner has been left distressed.

Stevenage teenagers taught about dangers of driving

Shock tactics are being used to target new drivers to cut accidents on the roads.

One in five 16 to 24 year olds will have a collision within their first two years of driving. Some are minor scrapes. But many are life-changing.

Today the father of a teenager killed by a car outside her school told students the shocking truth about her death.

Hundreds of pupils went to the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage for the Learn to Live event.

Click below to watch a report by ITV news Anglia's Claire McGlasson.


Scientists hoping space probe will 'wake up' and communicate

Scientists in our region who helped build the first space probe ever to land on a comet are now hoping it will "wake up" and start communicating.

It is four months since Philae landed 300 million miles away. It sent a burst of scientific data back before going into hibernation because it is too cold to operate.

However today scientists started trying to make contact with it again.

Click below to watch a report from Sarah Cooper:

Plans for Stevenage skatepark unveiled

Plans for a new skatepark at Hampson Park have been unveiled by Stevenage Borough Council.

Artists impression of the skatepark Credit: Wheelscape

It is due to be completed in the summer and will sit in the middle of four residential streets: Vardon Road, Webb Rise, Lonsdale Road and Meredith Road.

Local skateboarders picked the design from a choice of three and will meet with the designers again to finalise what will be included.

The skate park design will be available to view in the Stevenage Borough Council offices later this month.

Labour's pink minibus rolls into Stevenage amid criticism

A pink minibus is being used by Labour to attract more women voters.

Critics have labelled it the "Barbie Bus" - but the party denies the choice of colour for its "woman-to-woman" initiative is patronising.

Today it rolled into Stevenage, its first stop on a national tour, along with Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emma Hutchinson

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