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Immigration battle for paramedic's Thai wife and boys

Winton and Jue Perry and their family may be forced to leave Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A student paramedic from Norfolk says he and his family could be forced to leave the UK because the Home Office won't allow his Thai wife to stay here.

Winton and Jue Perry from West Raynham have been fighting the immigration system for nearly 4 years.

Now they say they've run out of options and may have to leave against their will.

Winton and Jue met in Thailand. They were friends for years, then fell in love and got married. Jue was already a mother, with baby boys - Harlow, William and Henry.

The family moved to England, and hoped that as a married couple Jue would be given permanent leave to remain.

Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley


Cambridge conference to talk about post-Brexit plans

The conference is being held at the Guildhall, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

A public conference is being held in Cambridge today to discuss the city's future post-Brexit.

It comes ahead of the start of negotiations for the UK's exit from the EU.

The open event is being held at the Guildhall between 1pm and 8pm, but requires prior registration.

Those attending will include representatives from the local business community, Universities, the public sector and community groups.

The aim is to move beyond the 'Remain or Leave' question and start a new conversation on 'where do we go from here?

"As the Cambridge University European Society, we seek to reflect Cambridge's diversity and to be welcoming and inclusive. Working with our partners, we aim for this conference to bridge the different communities and perspectives across Cambridge and offer an opportunity to come together to discuss our post-Brexit future. What issues are most important for the people of Cambridge and what would you like the government to prioritise during the negotiations? We look forward to examining these questions at our conference!"

– Matteo Mirolo, Cambridge University European Society

Tributes to mark 75th anniversary of Fall of Singapore

Regiments from East Anglia were involved in the surrender. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Imperial War Museum

Today marks 75 years since British forces suffered a huge defeat to the Japanese in Singapore during the Second World War.

Around 80,000 British and Allied soldiers were taken prisoner in what has become known as the 'Fall of Singapore.'

Regiments from East Anglia were involved in the surrender.

Many captured soldiers were forced to endure horrendous conditions in Japanese prisoner of war camps.

Credit: Imperial War Museum

"A lot of them would bottle it up and never spoke about it. It affected different people in different ways.

"But certainly it had a massive, massive effect on East Anglia - disproportionate to any of the other fighting in the war."

– Taff Gillingham, Military historian


Big turnout for protest against Donald Trump in Norwich

The scenes in Norwich tonight. Credit: ITV News Anglia/PA

A protest against new American president Donald Trump has been staged in Norwich tonight.

Around 1,000 people gathered outside City Hall to show their anger at the travel ban introduced by the president last week.

Demonstrators also made it clear they opposed Mr Trump's proposed state visit to the UK later this year.

The protest was organised by a number of groups in the city, including 'Stand Up To Racism'.

Firefighters remain at scene of major timber fire in Norfolk

Fire crews are continuing to dampen down at the site Credit: Twitter/Danny Pooley

Firefighters remain at the scene of a major timber fire that started in West Norfolk over the weekend.

Up to 50 crew members have been at the site at Common Lane in North Runcton, near King's Lynn since just before midday on Saturday, January 21.

Crews are continuing to dampen down.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and it could be a couple of days before it is safe enough for investigators to access the site.

Bedfordshire police rated second nationally for hate crime convictions

Bedfordshire Police HQ C Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bedfordshire police has been rated second in the country for hate crime convictions.

96% of hate crime charges resulted in a conviction in the last quarter. Reports of disability hate crime offences also increased by 80% over the last year.

The force say its made it easier to report hate crimes in more comfortable and familiar environments, by opening up Victim Support and Citizens Advice centres.

This is a very positive step forward for the organisation as these offences can be difficult to identify, this also means more people are coming forward and speaking out against discrimination meaning an increase in public confidence amongst hard to reach communities.

– Hate Crime Sergeant James Hart
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