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Campaigners call on David Cameron in fight to stop export of Sekhemka statue

The Sekhemka statue.

Campaigners fighting the export of a statue sold by Northampton Borough Council have called on David Cameron to prevent it leaving Britain.

The Egyptian statue of Sekhemka was sold by the authority for nearly £16 million pounds to a foreign buyer last summer - but a temporary export ban was later put in place.

Campaigners have asked the prime minister to intervene "urgently" before the ban expires on Wednesday.

Read more on the Egyptian statue of Sekhemka


Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trust rated as 'good'

Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trust has made improvements in the quality of its care, a health watchdog has said.

The Care Quality Commission followed up a 2014 report which found the hospital required improvement to its emergency services, and 'older people and children's' services.

The latest report found that across the trust there were now several areas of outstanding practice. The Trust has now been rated as good.

Security alert over app that lets anyone track Prince William's ambulance helicopter

Prince William on his first day with with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Credit: PA Images

A mobile phone app which allowed people to track the movements of Prince William in his new job as a pilot for the East of England Ambulance Service has sparked a major security alert.

Users of the app could monitor the Prince's exact position in the skies and even get alerts every time he took off from Cambridge Airport.

Subscribers can no longer follow the helicopter after concerns were raised about what could happen if terrorists used the app.

Fans reminded to act respectfully at Chris Turner memorial derby

Chris Turner.

Cambridgeshire Police are reminding fans to act respectfully at the forthcoming Chris Turner memorial game involving Cambridge United and Peterborough United.

The former Peterborough United and Cambridge United Manager passed away in April following a battle with dementia.

The game will be played at Peterborough's ABAX Stadium on August 1 (3pm kick-off).

Football fans can expect friendly and fair policing at the forthcoming derby match.

The police operation has been developed to ensure everyone has a great day out and the vast majority of fans will enjoy the event in the right spirit.

We can no doubt expect passionate and healthy rivalry between these two family-friendly clubs and their supporters and our focus will be on those whose behaviour has the potential to spoil everyone else's enjoyment.

– Chief Inspector Karen Newton


Secret Garden Party appeal as rape attack inquiry starts

The organisers of an arts and music festival in Cambridge are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly raped in a tent.

Festival-goers at the Secret Garden Party are being asked if they heard a woman screaming in the middle of the night following reports of the attack in the early hours of Friday.

Posters have reportedly been put up around the site at Abbots Ripon in Huntingdon asking for help from anyone who was at the three-day festival.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who might have heard screaming in the early hours of Friday morning, or seen/heard anything suspicious.

A woman has alleged that she was raped in the early hours of Friday, July 24 in one of the tented areas of the Secret Garden Party site.

Police have appealed for any witnesses who might have seen or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of Friday morning to contact a police officer on-site, visit the welfare tent, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Secret Garden Festival statement

Shopping centre celebrates 40th anniversary

The shopping centre is celebrating its 40th Credit: East Anglian Film Archive

A shopping centre in Northampton has been celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The Grosvenor Shopping centre was built back in 1975 and has been serving the town every since.

Credit: East Anglia Film Archive

To mark the occasion this weekend the centre held a birthday party for shoppers.

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