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130 level crossings could be closed or changed in the East

130 level crossings could be affected in the East. Credit: PA

Network Rail has announced plans to close or change 130 level crossings in the region.

The proposals aim to make railways safer by reducing the number of places where people can come into contact with trains.

33 levels crossing in Cambridgeshire, 29 in Sufolk and 61 in Essex are earmarked for potential closure.

Consultation meetings will take place in June.


Charity helping refugees re-connect with the natural world


We're all aware of the horrors many refugees face fleeing their homes and getting to safety. But many crave the lives they've left behind. When they reach the UK, they often live in urban areas and are never able to reach the countryside.

Now a charity in Suffolk is helping people reconnect with the natural world by organising day trips to work with a local farm. The scheme also hopes to help refugees forget about their problems, as Tanya Mercer reports.

Police appeal after man subjected to serious sex assault


Police are appealing for witnesses after receiving a report of a serious sexual assault on a man in Ipswich.

The incident took place at around 2am on Sunday 22 May in Orford Street. The victim, a man aged in his twenties, was approached by another man who sexually assaulted him.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of large build, with dark hair which was very short at the back and sides and slightly spikey on top. He was wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have seen a man matching this description.

Cost of family holidays could go up if Britain leaves EU says PM

David Cameron at Luton Airport

Leaving the European Union would put up the cost of a family holiday by more than 200 pounds according to the prime minister.

David Cameron has been in the region today visiting what he's described as a great British success story. He was at Luton Airport speaking to EasyJet staff at their headquarters.

He used the visit to issue another warning about the economic impact leaving the EU could have - something the leave campaign disagrees with.

Here's a report by our political correspondent Emma Hutchinson:


Hard-hitting film spells out concerns of ambulance crews

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

A hard-hitting film highlighting the stress suffered by ambulance crews in the East has been released as they prepare to ballot over industrial action.

The film by the health service union 'Unison' features staff struggling to cope with the aftermath of traumatic call outs, saying they're worried their stress could impact on the safety of patients.

But the East of England Ambulance Service has responded saying it's planning to recruit more staff and has urged crews not to vote to take action.

RNLI to step up lifeguard patrols as summer approaches

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

With summer approaching, lifeguards are beginning to appear on the region's beaches.

And this year, the RNLI are putting on even more patrols, although the safety message remains the same. Respect the sea and listen to advice.

Malcolm Robertson's been to Southwold, where lifeguards will be in place between now and early September.

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