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Free rail travel for police officers attending terror attack PC's funeral

PC Keith Palmer was killed in the terrorist attack at Westminster.

Police officers from the region attending the funeral of PC Keith Palmer will get free rail travel with Greater Anglia.

PC Palmer was killed in the terror attack at Westminster last month. He was stabbed to death by Khalid Masood outside the Houses of Parliament.

His funeral will take place on Monday, April 10, in London. Anyone with a valid warrant or ID card will be able to claim a return ticket from any station on the Greater Anglia network.

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Region's troops to take part in major training exercise

The exercise will test the Brigade's readiness to deploy on operations Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two-thousand troops based in Suffolk and Essex will take part in a major training exercise today.

It's to help members of 16 Air Assault Brigade prepare for future deployments at short notice.

The three-week exercise will take place at at Wattisham Flying Station, where the troops will conduct a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation, requiring them to locate, secure and evacuate British citizens.

1,000 cannabis plants found at warehouse

The factory was found in Braintree Credit: PA

Police have arrested three men after a cannabis factory was discovered in Braintree.

1,000 cannabis plants were found at a warehouse in Convent Lane yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 30).

The plants were said to be in the ‘drying out’ phase.

Three men from London, aged 28, 29 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation.

They were all taken Colchester police station where they remain in custody.

A full search of the building is due to take place today.

Seventeen charged following Stansted protest

They have been released on bail. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Seventeen people have been charged after they were arrested following a protest at Stansted.

They were campaigning against deportation ‘charter flights’ that they say are racist and unfairly target people on basis of their nationality.

The nine women and eight men were each charged with obstructing or disrupting a person engaged in lawful activity and organising or taking part in a demonstration likely to interfere or obstruct Stansted Airport.

They have been released on bail to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on May 3.

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Seventeen arrests after Stansted Airport protest

The demonstrators were campaigning against a deportation flight to Nigeria, putting up a blockade, they chained themselves to it in an attempt to stop the plane leaving.

The demonstration happened away from the passenger terminal, but the main runway was closed for an hour and flights were delayed and diverted.

Now questions are being asked as to how the protestors managed to breach airport security.

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