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Peasants, sword fights and spirits: The Cambridgeshire farm transformed for medieval drama

A farmyard in Cambridgeshire has been transported back hundreds of years for the filming of a new medieval fantasy production.

The series, which is called Ren, has been partly funded by donations from fans of the director's work. It will be released on the internet next year.

Click below to watch as ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes takes a look behind the scenes.

Pictures and drawings by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson go under the hammer

Picture by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.

A collection of pictures and drawings by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson go under the hammer in Northamptonshire this afternoon.

Picture by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.

The 200 lots, being sold at J.P Humbert auctioneers in Towcester, are expected to fetch thousands of pounds.

There has already been interest from buyers in Japan, America and Australia.

Picture by notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.


Blisworth Tunnel: Two centuries of history

In the early 1800s a feat of engineering was achieved on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire with the completion of Blisworth Tunnel.

For centuries it drew in visitors and provided a link to London, but in the 1970s it closed because of fears it could collapse.

A few years later another major engineering project got underway, to shore up the tunnel near Northampton and re-open it. Now, 30 years on, the tunnel that links the villages of Blisworth and Stoke Bruene is back at the heart of the local community.

ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson's taken a trip through the tunnel, and a look back at its fascinating history.

Duchess of Cambridge lookalike busier than ever

With the announcement of another baby on the way for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a mum from Northamptonshire who makes her living as a Kate lookalike is as busy as ever.

We first met Heidi Agan two years ago when she gave up waitressing to be a full time Duchess double and Stuart Leithes has been speaking to Heidi about how it has changed her life.


'Thank you officer' - bizarre list of gifts to police revealed

A £1,000 holiday, nine Mars bars, juggling balls, a broken dog biscuit and a discount on a kebab are among 'thank you' gifts given to police officers in Cambridgeshire, it has been revealed.

One received four cans of lager, another bags of crisps while a female officer was given two pheasants and one lucky officer got a filter for a vacuum cleaner.

A Freedom of Information Request has revealed a dozen presents were gifted to officers last year including a bag of home grown potatoes, 120g bar of Dairy Milk chocolate, 20% John Lewis discount voucher - value unknown - a bottle of bubbly, chocolates, biscuits, a bottle of Jura whisky and wine as well as a book and the Mars bars.

Cambridgeshire Police revealed the list as part of an FOI request Credit: ITV

In previous years a constable in Ely was given a "small discount" at Ali's Kebabs, while in St Neots an officer was given a box of eggs and in Ely a member of the public gave a female officer an "afternoon fishing for her husband".

Other gifts included juggling balls, football shirts, bag of chips, flowers, pizza, strawberries, steak, venison sausages, carrots, cider, Polish lager, honey, asparagus, plums and corn.

A police spokesman said: "The force has an open and honest gratuities and gifts policy which relies on staff and officer honesty and discretion; in-line with the College of Policing's Code of Ethics.

Football club challenge raises money for mens' charity

Four men have left Norwich on a whistlestop tour to every Football League ground in just 72 hours to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity. Marc Patterson (Liverpool), John Wyatt (Tottenham), Ron Martin (Tottenham) and Bill Goss (West Ham) set out from Norwich City FC yesterday and hope to make it to Cambridge United FC for 3pm tomorow.

The friends are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK Credit: Prostate Cancer UK

They're currently on schedulte to drive to each club in 72 hours, get a picture and video outside the ground with 3 of the friends doing 10 'keepy uppies', You can track their progress at or @92in72

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