Anglia TV earlier this year underwent a major restructure merging its east and west programmes and reducing headcount by around 30.

Dianne Stradling and Rebecca Atherstone, who were both TV reporters for Anglia TV, were made redundant. They have presented a claim to the Tribunal alleging that the reason for their selection was because both were over the age of 50 as they were subsequently replaced by “younger models”.

The case is due to be heard next year.