Matthew Hopkins

The Witchfinder General of Essex

Many myths surround Matthew Hopkins, the self proclaimed Witchfinder General but his actions in 1645 in Essex are well documented.

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A safety review is ordered after another swimmer ends up in hospital after taking a dip at Blue Lagoon

A young woman is seriously ill in hospital after getting into difficulty late yesterday afternoon in the Blue Lagoon in Bletchley near Milton Keynes.

The woman, who's in her 20s, went into the water to help a child.

Four people have died in the region's open water in the past week.

The authorities are urging people to stay away from open water and stick to swimming pools.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Picture: Prince Charles caught blowing a raspberry to the Sandringham crowd (well, almost)

It looked as though Prince Charles was having a bit of fun with the crowd.
It looked as though Prince Charles was having a bit of fun with the crowd. Credit: Keith Robins

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall attended the Sandringham Flower Show yesterday and a picture that was sent into us from the event made us chuckle.

Obviously the Royal pair have impeccable manners, but you wouldn't think so looking at the picture above.

It looks as though Prince Charles' playful side is coming out - maybe having a bit of fun with the crowd?

It turned out to be Camilla's hand, not Charles'!
It turned out to be Camilla's hand, not Charles'! Credit: Keith Robins

But if we zoom out it all becomes clear - it was Camilla's hand, not Charles'.

We wouldn't have thought any less of him if it was our future King's hand!!

Read more: Royal couple attend Flower Show

Norfolk: Fraudster who sold mattresses with 'healing powers' is handed suspended sentence

Georgina Dean.
Georgina Dean. Credit: Red Williams

A woman from Norfolk who sold mattresses to elderly victims claiming they could cure medical problems, has been handed a 9 month suspended prison sentence.

The court heard how 39-year-old Georgina Dean, from Wymondham, claimed the mattresses could help alleviate conditions such as arthritis.

She's been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and pay back thousands of pounds.

Peterborough woman jailed for killing driver while using two mobile phones

Marina Usaceva, seen here on the left.
Marina Usaceva, seen here on the left. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman from Peterborough has been jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving, and banned from driving for eight years.

Police discovered that Marina Usaceva was using two mobile phones at the time of the crash. She was driving on the A47 near Thorney Toll in Wisbech in March last year when she hit another car.

It then went into the opposite lane and was hit by a lorry.

The car's driver, 27-year-old Sukhdeep Singh Johal, was killed.

On sentencing Miss Usaceva, the judge said that she hadn't shown a "scrap of remorse" and that people using phones while driving are a "plague on our society."

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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Suffolk: Three under arrest following fatal A12 collision

The White Hart Inn in Blythburgh.
The White Hart Inn in Blythburgh. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police say three young men are under arrest following a fatal crash at Blythburgh last November in which two teenagers were killed.

All three were arrested in hospital after the accident in which a car carrying six people hit a wall at the White Hart pub.

They are on bail on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. It's thought they were all travelling to a wedding.

Could skateboarding soon be banned in Norwich city centre?

There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging a war memorial in the city centre.
There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging a war memorial in the city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich City Council is considering whether to ban skateboarding in the city centre.

There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging the war memorial near the market place by performing jumps and stunts on it.

If approved, the council would create a bylaw that means anyone caught boarding in certain areas would receive a police caution.

Skateboarders could receive a police caution.
Skateboarders could receive a police caution. Credit: PA

"We see skateboarders about all over the place, but do we need to ban them all over the city?

That is one of the things we are asking members of the public to decide.

So we're consulting with the public, shopkeepers, skateboarders and the church and everyone to see where we go next "

– Cllr Keith Driver, Norwich City Council
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