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Cathedral moving to contactless cash to boost donations

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is trying to beat dwindling donations. Credit: ITV News Anglia

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk is now taking contactless card payments in a bid to boost dwindling donations.

Parishioners can already give to the 11th Century gothic building by direct debit.

However The Rev Cannon Graham Hedger said "alot of people don't carry cash on them anymore."

A contactless bank card reader has been placed next to the church's traditional donation box.


Muslim communities call for more security after attacks

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Muslims in our region have spoken of their fears of a rise in attacks after the recent spate of terrorist incidents.

They say members of the community in Luton have experienced a rise in Islamophobia and the attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque has increased their fears.

Work on £2 million Sikh temple to get underway in June

How the temple is expected to look once it is completed. Credit: PRP Architects

Construction work on a £2 million Sikh temple in Northampton is set to begin next month.

The Gurdwara in St James Mill Road will replace the existing building on St Georges Street.

It will include a gym, community centre and 120 parking spaces. It's due to be completed in early 2019.

It will just completely transform all the services that we've got, not only for our own community but we want other communities to come and share that space.

We want to have that respect for each other and help each other grow as well at the same time.

– Amarjit Singh Atwal, Trustee


Church seeks funding for to restore historic memorial

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

A church in Cambridgeshire is appealing for more funding to restore the only memorial of Britain's most famous gardener.

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, who is credited with creating some of Britain's most iconic gardens, is buried alongside his family in Fenstanton.

He and his family are buried in the grounds of the Fenstanton church. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Church of St Peter and St Paul are looking to raise £40,000 pounds to honour the work he did more than 250 years ago.

No other significant memorial exists in the UK to the gardener, except the one at the church in Cambridgeshire - the only place he is known to have purchased land.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Artefacts from India go on show in Cambridge

Pieces from India's Taj Mahal, one of the seven Wonders of the World Credit: University of Cambridge

Artefacts from India's indigenous communities will go on show at Cambridge University for the first time.

Among the objects on display to the public, are pieces from the Taj Mahal, a head-hunters skull and a snake-charmer's flute.

The exhibition, Another India, celebrates the 70th anniversary of India's independence from Britain.

This is an exhibition about the India – or the many Indias – that most people in the UK don’t know.

We didn’t want to do a show about Bollywood, saris and curry, but instead highlight a massive body of marginalised people – numbering nearly twice the population of the UK – who to a great extent aren’t seen as having culture, heritage and history of their own.

– Mark Elliott, Curator
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