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Seeing red: residents say new road markings are 'overkill'

Maltings Lane Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bright red road markings have caused anger in Cambridge with residents living near Maltings Lane saying they're tantamount to "casual vandalism".

The signs have been painted on the roads as part of the city council's 20 mile per hour project. The council says setting the speed limit is a critical priority, but campaigners say the signs are "ludicrous".

" We new that the 20 limit was going to be introduced here and most people supported that, but we had no idea that it was going to result in signs like this. It's a complete eye-soar and it's happened throughout the whole area. This is complete overkill and a waste of money."

– Jean Glasberg, Resident
Maltings Lane, Cambridge Credit: ITV

Moonhenge is the wooden equivalent of Stonehenge


A wooden equivalent to Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire - has been created in Cambridgeshire. Known as Moonhenge It was built by farmer Stephen Parsley on his land at Wood Walton near Peterborough - and like the stone version, it has become a popular site for pagan rituals.

It's described as a sacred space to connect with nature. And has been used for a range of pagan rituals including baby namings... and funerals. It's also the venue for a performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

It was built by farmer Stephen Parsley in memory of his late wife Judy Cole.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes


Peterborough gardener grows 'siamese cucumber'

The 'siamese cucumber' is very rare Credit: ITV

A Peterborough gardener has discovered a rare Siamese cucumber growing in his greenhouse. Jim Hogg says he's never seen anything like it in his forty years of gardening.

The 72 year old planted standard cucumber seeds and six weeks later made the discovery.

He's already eaten half of it in a salad and plans to finish the rest off soon.

Jim Hogg in his Peterborough greenhouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We'd got a good size cucumber and it looked a bit odd because it was oval, they're about as common as siamese twins in human beings which is one birth in 200,000."

– Jim Hogg, Cucumber grower
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