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Family's two week holiday turns into nightmare

A family from Northamptonshire say a two-week trip to Cyprus turned into a holiday from hell, when they were struck down with a severe vomiting bug which landed seven of the family in hospital.

The Sanders, who live in Irthlingborough, were six days into their holiday when they started becoming ill.

Now they say they want at least some of their money back from the company they booked with.

The resort say they don't accept liability for the family's illness, and that while the Sanders were there they had no reports of other sickness. They say an issue with the facilities would have lead to more complaints.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson.


'Spanish Plume' brings high temperatures and heavy rain to Midlands

High temperatures followed by heavy rain possible over the weekend Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Midlands could see temperatures of up to 25 or 26°C this weekend, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into Britain, creating a 'Spanish Plume'.

As the wind becomes southerly, there will be a brief surge of heat from the continent will affect central and eastern parts of England. However, heavy rain is likely to become widespread through the weekend.

Which areas will be affected?

Norwich could reach 28°C while Birmingham and Lincoln could see temperatures of 25 or 26°C.

What is a 'Spanish Plume'?

A 'Spanish Plume' is a nickname used to describe a weather situation in which a large southwards dip in the high altitude jet stream develops to the west of Europe encouraging a deep southerly wind flow.

This pushes hot and humid air from Iberia north and north-east into northern Europe, including the British Isles. Combined with heating from the summer sunshine, this can encourage thunderstorms to develop.

The strong winds from the jet stream help to organise the thunderstorms and can aid in their severity.

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Appeal for help in finding missing 76-year-old

Derek Witten

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for any information on the whereabouts of 76-year-old Derek Witten.

Derek is missing from his home in St Dustans Close, Kettering, and is believed to be in the London area.

He is described as a slim white man, about 5ft 3in, with grey, thinning hair and hazel eyes.

He drives a silver Ford Fiesta, registration number Y735 TOC.

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