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Highland Games champion returns to England

Ian Miller, Highland Games World Champion. Credit: ITV Anglia

A man from Hertfordshire has returned from the Scottish Highland Games in America as a world champion.

Ian Miller won the title in the eighty plus category at St Louis.

Ian, who trains in Welwyn Garden City, first competed in a Highland Games in the 1950s.

Some of the events include tossing the caber and throwing the hammer on the heavier side, or tug-o-war and solo piping on the lighter side.

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Two migrants found in lorry taken to A&E

The scene at Brackmills industrial estate Credit: ITV News

Two migrants found in the back of a lorry on a Northampton industrial estate have been taken to A&E for treatment, Northampton General Hospital has said.

A number of migrants were found in the back of a lorry on the Brackmills Industrial Estate.

Local reports suggest seven migrants were inside the lorry.

The lorry in which the migrants were found Credit: ITV News


First World Cup game for Milton Keynes

A banner at Stadium MK. Credit: ITV Anglia

Milton Keynes will tomorrow play host to its first game for this year's Rugby World Cup.

In the first of three games taking place at the venue, France will look to take on Canada. The other two will feature Samoa against Japan and Uruguay facing Fiji.

With more than thirty thousand fans expected at each game the tournament is worth more than 50 million pounds to the town.

The MK Don's chairman said;

Ten years ago you would not have imagined milton keynes hosting a worldwide event, a big international sporting event but the stadium has helped put us on the map.

– Peter Winkelman, Chairman of MK Dons

Verdict could be delayed in Thailand murder trial

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.

Lawyers of two men accused of murdering a Norfolk backpacker have been granted more time to organise their defence - potentially delaying a verdict.

The body of Hannah Witheridge, from Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth, was found alongside that of fellow traveller David Miller on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand last year.

Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22, deny the murders.

Their lawyers appealed for more time to show the pair were being used as scapegoats by the Thai authorities.

The solicitors have previously complained of a patchy police investigation and selective use of surveillance video.

The defendants have accused police of torturing them to force them to admit killing Miss Witheridge and Mr Miller. They later retracted their confessions.

Send us your pictures of the 'supermoon' lunar eclipse

15-year-old Adam Oliver took this picture in Lowestoft Credit: Adam Oliver

Stargazers across the East of England were able to see and photograph last night's dusty red 'supermoon' created from a lunar eclipse.

This picture was taken by 15-year-old Adam Oliver from Lowestoft who had stayed up late to see the eclipse which last took place 30-years ago.

The lunar eclipse is almost complete Credit: ITV News Anglia

It began at 1.10am with the total phase, when the moon is completely in shadow, lasting from 3.11am to 4.24am.

The moon finally emerged from the Earth's shadow at 6.24am.

Taken from Ipswich, Suffolk Credit: Graham Meadows
Taken in Bedford Credit: Stephen Ramsey

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Stargazers in east treated to 'supermoon' in the sky

The dusty red moon over Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stargazers have observed a blood red 'supermoon' in the skies above the East of England for the first time in 30 years.

The eerie light created from a lunar eclipse with the moon near to its closest point to the Earth delighted amateur astronomers and photographers.

It began at 1.10am with the total phase, when the moon is completely in shadow, lasting from 3.11am to 4.24 am.

The moon finally emerged from the Earth's shadow at 6.24am.

The beginning of the eclipse taken from Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

When the moon is at perigee, its shortest distance from the Earth, it is 226,000 miles away and appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is at its furthermost point.

The last time this coincided with a lunar eclipse, when the moon is covered by the Earth's shadow, was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033.

It's the closest the moon has been to the earth for 30 years Credit: ITV News Anglia

During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red, due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth's atmosphere.


"A journey that has no end" Family of Hannah Witheridge describe their pain

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

The family of Hannah Witheridge have released a statement as the trial draws to a close.

Hannah, 23, from Hemsby, in Norfolk, was killed alongside David Miller 24, on the island of Koh Tao last year.

Two Burmese workers accused of the killings deny the charges, claiming they were tortured for their confessions.

The family standing on the steps of the court in Koh Samui Credit: Norfolk Police

"Our family have returned to Koh Samui for the closing days of trial. As a family we are here to represent our beautiful girl.

Our world changed forever on 15th September 2014. Words cannot begin to explain the journey we have endured, a journey that has no end.

We hope that the reporting of the case offers both Hannah and David their dignity and we ask that we are afforded our privacy to digest the case and the evidence being presented.

Please remember, above all, that Hannah and David were both real people, they were loved by their families and all those that were privileged enough to know them. This story bares no happy ending; their lives were ended brutally that night without sense or reason."

– Family of Hannah Witheridge

Fifth of foster children in east having to keep moving home

Foster children in east having to move home too many times says charity Credit: ITV News Anglia

One in five foster children in our region moves home two or more times a year.

The figures are from the charity Action for Children , which claims youngsters who regularly move between foster care homes are more likely to have poor social skills, reduced education outcomes and limited future employment prospects.

The charity is warning that too many children in foster care are still being disrupted by repeated moves to new homes.

It has launched an appeal to find thousands of new foster carers to help provide the best homes for vulnerable children at the earliest possible opportunity.

"For children in care, moving home is not just about leaving a house. It means leaving a family, friends, school and everything that's familiar to start all over again. It is impossible to imagine the damage to a child or young person, who has already had the toughest start in life, to have to move several times a year until they find the right foster carer who will stick with them through thick and thin. We know of children as young as four who have had to move three times in less than a year."

– John Downing, Director of children's placement at Action for Children

Thai murders: DNA on weapon 'does not match accused men'

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed in Koh Tao last year. Credit: PA

A forensics expert in Thailand has said that DNA on the weapon used to kill Norfolk backpacker Hannah Witheridge does not belong to the two men who are standing trial for her murder.

Hannah, from Hemsby near Great Yarmouth, was killed alongside her friend David Miller from Jersey on the island of Koh Tao last year.

The two Burmese workers have pleaded not guilty. Credit: ITV News

Two Burmese bar workers Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, both 22, have pleaded not guilty.

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