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A14 roadworks at Cambridge delayed again

A14, Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Roadworks on the A14 between Histon and Girton near Cambridge won't now be finished by Easter.

The Highways agency says they had expected to remove most of the works between Histon and Girton in time for the bank holiday, but extra pressures including high winds and the breakdown of equipment on site, means it's been delayed by a week.

The additional lanes won't be open until the end of next week.

Other work will continue until early June, which will include street lighting work - for which a 50mph limit will be in place - and fully resurfacing the road between junctions 31 and 32, which we've added to the programme and will be completed using overnight closures.

It's the second delay on the works which were due to be finished earlier this year.

Man sentenced to 8-years for fraud offences in his absence

John Clifton Davies has been sentenced to 8-years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man from Milton Keynes has been sentenced to 8-years in prison after he was convicted of 12 fraud offences totalling more than £750,000.

53-year-old John Clifton Davies was sentenced in his absence after he failed to attend court for his six week trial at Aylesbury Crown Court earlier this month.

The convictions relate to his dealings with nine different companies where he gained more than £750,000 from them

A warrant for his arrest has been issued.

"Although I am pleased with this sentence, it is now vital that we trace Davies so that he can serve his time. As the judge said during sentencing, Davies has shown flagrant disregard to this court case. He has deliberately absconded and I appeal to anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact police."

– Det Con Stephanie Burleigh, Thames Valley POlice Economic Crime Unit


Unveiling a monument to fun at an historic play park

The statue unveiled at Wicksteed Park Credit: ITV News Anglia

A park in Northamptonshire, known as the "home of children's play" has celebrated the end of a £3 million restoration of one of its major attractions.

The lake at Wicksteed Park in Kettering is one of the site's oldest features - there since it opened in the 1920s.

To mark the end of the restoration a new sculpture has been unveiled on the water's edge as a reminder of the park's history.

Radio 1 say don't risk buying second hand tickets

Taylor Swift is one of the headline acts in Norwich Credit: PA

It's emerged that tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich are being sold second hand on the internet for prices reaching over £200..

50,000 tickets were snapped up in just 40 minutes this morning for the event being held at Earlham Park in May.

The radio station is warning people to not be tempted to buy them. In a statement on their website they said....

"We’re sorry if you missed out this year – we had 50,000 tickets for the two days, but with well over 100,000 people living in Norwich alone, there simply were not enough for everyone hoping to go. Please do not risk buying tickets. Those offering tickets for sale or as prizes are breaking the Terms & Conditions they agreed to during the booking process and we reserve the right to cancel them.Unfortunately a small handful of people do try to take advantage of those disappointed at missing out on getting tickets and claim – often falsely - they have tickets you can either buy, or win, via social media. We ask those running major auction websites and sales outlets to have posts offering tickets for sale or trade removed. There is a high probability that any tickets offered for sale for the event will have been cancelled and will not allow entry to the event."

– Radio 1

A warm welcome home for Jasper the dog

Martha reunited with her dog Jasper Credit: ITV News Anglia

When Jasper the whippet disappeared from his home in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire his owners feared they would see him again.

Michael Ford his wife Rebecca and daughter Martha were heartbroken and set up a Facebook page to find Jasper.

Six months later though he was discovered, more than a hundred miles away and has since been reunited with the Ford family..

Click on the link below to watch a report on the reunion...


Sailor relives experience of being swept overboard

Andrew Taylor Credit: ITV News

Now a sailor from Newmarket in Suffolk who was rescued after being swept overboard during a round the world race has written a book about the experience.

Andrew Taylor talks about his account of being alone in the water for an hour and a half.

It was seven months into the Clipper Round the World Race and on the 10th leg between China and the US when Andrew was swept into the North Pacific Ocean.

Click on the link below to watch a report by Kate Prout...

Family escape house fire in Norwich

A young family have escaped from a house fire in Sprowston near Norwich.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the blaze on Clarke Road just after 4 o'clock this morning (Tuesday 31st March).

A couple in their 30s, and their baby were taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after breathing in smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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