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Sisters talk about their Manchester terror nightmare

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia report Russell Hookey

Two sisters from Northamptonshire have been talking about being caught up in the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

17-year-old Brook Page and her 11-year-old sister Adele, from Milton Malsor, were at the Ariana Grande concert where a suicide bomber murdered 22 people and injured dozens more.

They've spoken about how they escaped from the venue and the support they're getting now to help them come to terms with what they've been through.

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Armed police on the region's streets

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia reporter Natalie Gray

There has been an immediate reaction in our region to Britain's terror alert rising to critical. Armed police have been seen on streets, at stations and in shopping centres following the suicide bombing in Manchester.

But the Chief Constable of Norfolk says rather than be afraid people should feel reassured by the increased police presence. And for anyone considering missing out on the big events across our region this summer he says still go - otherwise the terrorists have won.

RAF Freedom parade postponed

Credit: PA

An RAF freedom parade through the streets of Stamford in has been postponed on the advice of police following the Manchester terror attack.

Personnel from RAF Wittering were due to exercise their freedom of the Lincolnshire town on Thursday May 25th.

Station spokesman Ed Palmer said: "In consultation with Lincolnshire Police and in line with national police guidelines, RAF wittering has reluctantly decided to postpone the parade marking the freedom of Stamford tomorrow.

“Although we are not aware of any specific threat to Stamford or RAF Wittering, we believe it would be more appropriate to hold the parade at a later date.

"RAF Wittering apologises for any disappointment and thanks the people of Stamford and all the nearby communities for their continuing support."

Peace vigil in Luton shows solidarity with Manchester terror victims

People have gathered in the centre of Luton for this evening's peace vigil in solidarity with the victims of Manchester's terror attack.

The Bedfordshire town was among a number a places around the region to organise events to show support for the city where 22 people - including a number of children - were killed at a music concert last night.

People attending the vigil in Luton this evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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'We will not be defeated by such cowardice' - V Festival organisers confirm the show will go on

V Festival will go ahead despite this week's terror attack at a music concert. Credit: Press Association Images.

Organisers of the V Festival in Essex have confirmed the event will go ahead - despite safety concerns following Monday's terror attack at a music concert in Manchester.

Festival Republic, which runs the Hylands Park spectacular, said it would be consulting with police but insisted cancellation was not an option.

"We are certain we will not be defeated by such cowardice and are therefore confirming that Virgin V Festival will be going ahead as planned."

– Festival Republic spokesman.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Chelmsford in August this year for the annual festival, which also takes place at a second site in Staffordshire.

Northampton Saints to hold one minute's silence for terror attack victims

Northampton Saints rugby club will hold a minute's silence ahead of kick off at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.

Fans and players will remember those killed in the terror attack in Manchester on Monday, when a bomb blast killed 22 people at the end of a music concert.

The club has urged fans to get to their seats early ahead of the match against Stade Francais in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

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