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Pride of Britain Awards: Meet the first of the Anglia region finalists

Earlier in the summer we asked for your nominations as we began the search for this year's regional winner for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain ITV Fundraiser of the Year Award.

This week we will be revealing each of the finalists, four across the east and four across the west of the Anglia region.

A winner for east and one for west will be announced on Friday 20th October.

Today from the west of the region, we meet Karen Rogers from Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire. Karen's son Alfe battled cancer and inspired her to help other parents going through the same experience.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

Our first finalist from the east of the Anglia region is 17 year old Harry Gardner from Writtle near Chelmsford. He hit national headlines when he wrote a song about his poorly nan.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout.

NHS staffing fears across eastern region over EU nationals leaving after Brexit vote

A Cambridgeshire Doctor says he's concerned that increasing numbers of EU nationals are leaving NHS hospitals since the Brexit vote.

New figures also show that fewer doctors and nurses are joining to replace them.

The news comes just days after the Care Quality Commission said the NHS faces a "precarious" future due to rising vacancy rates.

Watch the report below by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

'Tampered milk' in Suffolk primary school spotted by vigilant staff

Police say an 'isolated incident' where a cleaning product was added to two opened bottles of milk at a primary school in Suffolk was spotted by vigilant staff.

The milk had been left at Lakenheath Community Primary School over the weekend when police say it was tampered with some time between Friday 6th October and Monday 9th October.

Police say the bottles had been filled with a cleaning product. No further incidents have been reported to the school or to others in the area and that it is being treated as an isolated incident.

The school has swiftly introduced additional security measures including adding locks to classroom fridges, and disposing of all unused and non-sealed produce daily.

The school is supporting police with the investigation and officers are keeping an open mind as to the motive as they continue enquiries.


Ed Sheeran's biking injury could affect tour dates

Ed Sheeran is currently preparing for a tour of North America in 2018 Credit: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has told fans he has had a bicycle accident and that an arm injury could affect some of his forthcoming tour dates.

The Suffolk singer shared a picture of his arm in a cast on Instagram.

"Ive had a bit of a bicycle accident and I'm currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x."

– Ed Sheeran

Arson arrest over Ipswich house fire

. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police have arrested one person on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Ipswich.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday (October 15) morning on Alexander Road.

Two people, a woman and a teenage boy, were inside and asleep at the time.

They were taken to hospital after breathing in smoke, but have now been discharged.

Police said a female had been arrested and was being questioned by detectives.

Officers are appealing for CCTV and dash-cam footage from the area.

Driver airlifted to hospital after car hit on level crossing in Suffolk

A man has been airlifted to hospital after his car was hit by a train on a level crossing in Suffolk.

I happened around 10:30am. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police and ambulance were called to Bloss level crossing in Melton shortly after the incident at around 10:30am.

British Transport Police are investigating what happened in the lead up to the car being struck, and are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

The man is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

They are warning of extensive delays as investigations continue.

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