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  • Appeal following Soham pet shop theft

    Published: Sat, 22/02/2020 09:06
    OFFICERS investigating a theft at a pet shop in Soham have released a CCTV image of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. Police were contacted at about 12.40pm on Tuesday, 11 February, with reports of £1,500 worth of dog collars, harnesses and coats being stolen from Scampers Petcare in Northfield Road.
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  • Huntingdon Races prevails with heavy ground

    Published: Sat, 22/02/2020 08:58
    Despite rainfall in the hours before racing began turning the official going to "heavy", favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after five of the seven Betway sponsored races were won by the market leader at Huntingdon's latest race meeting on Thursday. The most impressive winner of the day came in the two-mile handicap hurdle when
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  • Protesters charged with criminal damage

    Published: Fri, 21/02/2020 16:03
    Six people have been charged with criminal damage and one released under investigation following protests in Cambridge this week. Caitlin Fay, 19, of Tudor Rose Way, Harleston, Norfolk, has been charged with criminal damage in connection with an incident at Trinity College on Monday (17 February).
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  • Jail for dealer who swallowed drugs

    Published: Fri, 21/02/2020 14:17
    A WOMAN who was caught with nearly £5000 worth of class A drugs has been jailed for three and a half years. Fey Kuryszczuk, 40, was seen running away from officers in Lavender Close, Arbury, whilst swallowing small packages and attempting to hide from officers on 20 October.
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  • Jail for cannabis farmer

    Published: Fri, 21/02/2020 11:19
    A man who was caught growing more than £400,000 worth of cannabis at his home in Chatteris has been jailed. Ervis Cira, 30, filled four rooms with a total of 503 cannabis plants at the property in Westbourne Road. At about 8.30am on Wednesday, 8 January, officers from the community action team carried out a warrant at the address.
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  • Sale Must End 29th February 2020

    Published: Fri, 21/02/2020 09:00
    Leap into action this leap year for last minute bargains at Fen Mobility as the New Year Sale draws to a close. Lots of stock has been sold to make way for new lines but there are still hundreds of pounds discounted off of power chairs and wheelchairs with up to £500 off on selected lines.
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  • Man jailed for robbing Cambridge bookmakers

    Published: Thu, 20/02/2020 16:01
    A MAN who robbed a bookmakers in Cambridge has been jailed for more than a year.Paul May, 37, entered the shop back in November (13 November) and asked the store assistant to hold his bag for safe keeping in the staff area. When he opened the door to accept his bag, May forced his way through and told him "I owe a lot of bad people a lot of money
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  • Review of the ‘Sparkling Valentine's Vivaldi' concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 15th February 2020

    Published: Thu, 20/02/2020 13:53
    A sparkling concert took place in Ely Cathedral on Saturday. With lights dimmed, candlelight flickering and a programme of glittering music, the audience was well entertained. The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, led by guest violinist Martyn Jackson, opened the evening with a delightful performance of the ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' by Handel. The
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  • Stalker who "petrified" ex-girlfriend sentenced

    Published: Thu, 20/02/2020 11:29
    AN EX-BOYFRIEND who "petrified" his former partner by stalking her and lied about being in a serious accident has been sentenced. Daniel Cristea, 42, was in a relationship with the woman for five years before this broke down in October. During the last few years of the relationship Cristea, of Othwaite, Huntingdon, became verbally abusive towards
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  • Police appeal following collision in Cherry Hinton

    Published: Thu, 20/02/2020 08:45
    Officers are appealing for information following a collision on Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge (19 February). The collision, involving a white transit-style van and a pedestrian, took place outside Lloyds TSB bank at about 3.35pm. The driver of the van initially stopped and got out of his vehicle, but then drove off without giving his details.
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  • Man jailed for racial abuse

    Published: Wed, 19/02/2020 16:07
    A MAN who racially abused a complete stranger in the street, was later arrested by police and found to be in possession of a knife, which he claimed he had been using to cut up carpet. Muhammad Rayhan, 19, was standing outside a takeaway in Laxton Square, Peterborough, on 11 January when he spotted the victim - a man in his 40s - walking past just
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  • How to get the most from your family photoshoot

    Published: Wed, 19/02/2020 14:29
    Investing in a family photoshoot can be a big choice. But it is easy to have a relaxed a fun photoshoot that will result in beautiful, heartfelt images if you follow these steps: 1. Time- This is one of the most important factors to consider, especially if you're planning to bring young children with you on your photoshoot. Too early or late and
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  • Protesters arrested on suspicion of criminal damage

    Published: Wed, 19/02/2020 11:41
    Seven people have been arrested today (18 February) on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with protests in Cambridge. Three of the arrests relate to an incident outside Trinity College yesterday. The remaining relate to additional acts of criminal damage in Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, this afternoon.
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  • Aerial Property Photography

    Published: Wed, 19/02/2020 08:53
    Marketing a property is one of the most difficult challenges estate agents face today. Competition is fierce as buyers of multi-million pound homes often shop online first. They expect high-quality photography and video in the online listing or they won't even look at the property.
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  • Appeal for missing Michael Smith

    Published: Tue, 18/02/2020 16:13
    OFFICERS are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a Peterborough man. Michael Smith, 48, went missing from outside Westwood shops, Peterborough, just before midnight yesterday evening (13 February). He had luggage with him.He is described as white and is of stocky build. He has very short/shaven dark brown hair.
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  • Dealer caught with drugs in his socks

    Published: Tue, 18/02/2020 14:21
    A MAN found with crack cocaine and heroin in his socks has been jailed. Andrew Gardner, 39, was stopped by officers in Alexander Road, Peterborough, on 21 November 2018. Officers described his behaviour as strange and decided to search him. Gardner produced a clear packet containing white powder from his right sock, followed by a larger bag
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  • Class A drugs removed from the streets of Cambridge

    Published: Tue, 18/02/2020 11:02
    A woman found with almost £2000 worth of class A drugs in her car has been jailed. Natalia Jack, 28, was found by officers sitting in a parked black Audi outside a flat suspected to be linked to county lines drug dealing, in St Bedes Crescent, Cambridge, at about 7.20pm on Tuesday, 26 February last year.
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  • Youth football programme to launch in March

    Published: Mon, 17/02/2020 16:02
    A NEW football programme called ‘Kickstart' is due to launch in March later this month (February) to drive young people away from anti-social behaviour. Kickstart is a recreational football programme supported by Cambridgeshire Football Association (FA), Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Freedom Leisure. The sessions are open to both boys and girls
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  • Three years for man who handled stolen goods

    Published: Mon, 17/02/2020 15:01
    A MAN who admitted handling stolen goods has been jailed for three years. James Young, 32, of Minerva Way, Cambridge pleaded guilty to six counts of handling stolen goods and possession of amphetamine and cannabis at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday (10 February). Officers from the Southern burglary team searched Young's home in July in
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  • Police and councils working together to mitigate protest disruption

    Published: Mon, 17/02/2020 13:11
    PEOPLE travelling to Cambridge city during half term are being warned of delays. An organisation known as Extinction Rebellion Cambridge is planning a protest in the city from Sunday, 16 February to Saturday, 22 February that will involve road blocks preventing access by all vehicles to the city centre via Trumpington Road and The Fen Causeway (it
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