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Web daters warned to 'date safe'

Crimes initiated via internet dating have risen. Credit: PA.

Internet users are being advised to "date safe" following a national increase in reports of crimes initiated via internet dating.

Bedfordshire police recorded 39 crimes in the last two years - all relating to the use of internet dating sites - six of these were serious sexual offences.


Concerns raised for children starting school

A charity has raised concerns about children just about to start school. Credit: ITV Anglia.

More than half of parents in the East of England are worried their child will not be ready to start school at the age of five, according to charity Action for Children.

It has led the group to call upon the Government to offer more support to parents.

The charity says many children have not developed good enough communication skills to cope with the school day.

Police appeal over footpath flasher

Suffolk Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself in Barham near Ipswich.

On Tuesday 19 April, just after 3.10pm, a woman was walking her dog along a footpath off Church Lane, when a man walked past her and exposed himself, before heading off in the Norwich Road direction.

The offender is described as a white, aged between 30 and 40, and 5 foot 9 inches tall. He was wearing a blue top and shorts, and also had a dog, described as possibly a Golden Retriever or Labrador.

It's all downhill from here as young skiers compete

Three hundred children have been competing in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Almost three hundred children took part in one of the country's largest skiing competitions.

60 schools from across the region competed in the National Snowsport event at the Suffolk Ski Centre at Wherstead near Ipswich. It's part of a week-long campaign to get more children involved in sports like skiing and snowboarding.

The ski slope at Wherstead near Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia


Elderly man dies after falling into river

A man in his 90s has died after falling into a river in Suffolk. Police were called to Hadleigh just after 7am yesterday when a man with a walking frame fell into the River Brett. He was pulled out by officers and treated at the scene by paramedics but died later in hospital.

The man fell into the River Brett in Hadleigh Credit: ITV Anglia

Reporter Natalie Gray discovers how the East has been celebrating The Queen's special day

It has been a day of celebration across the region. Beacons lit, tea parties held and flags waved.

ITV Anglia reporter Natalie Gray was out and about to film the festivities.

Watch her report from the west of the region.

Watch her report from the east of the region.

RAF abroad in fitting tribute to Queen's birthday

The team were flanked by Typhoon FGR4 and Tornado GR4 strike aircraft. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

Military personnel from Norfolk currently stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus have not let being out of the country stop them from wishing The Queen a happy birthday.

Some of the ground and aircrew at the Cypriot facility are normally based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Flanked by various aircraft they created the royal cypher - EIIR, standing for Elizabeth II Regina.

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