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Family-run bus company steps in to save abandoned services

As bigger bus companies move away from some rural routes a small business has stepped in to save them. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An small family-run bus company has stepped in to continue running vital services for rural villages on the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire border.

It comes with local councils across our region reducing their bus subsidies leaving some communities feeling cut off.

Brian Clifford, who runs A-2-B buses in Melbourn near Royston, says bigger companies are reluctant to run some country bus routes because they don't make enough money to cover their costs.

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45 jobs created with opening of new TK Maxx store

The opening of a new TK Maxx shop in Huntingdon will create 45 jobs. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/PA Images

45 new jobs are being created in Huntingdon with the opening of a new TK Maxx shop.

The clothing, gift and homeware shop will open on 12 October in The Chequers Shopping Centre.

TK Maxx has over 500 stores across the UK, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.


Boost for region after multi-million life science investment announced

Experts in Cambridge say this region could get a boost worth billions of pounds thanks to the government's latest life sciences strategy.

Ministers today announced plans to turn the UK into a world leader in bio-medical research.

And with this region already seeing huge investment in pioneering centres - including the proposed Public Health Laboratory in Harlow in Essex -scientists here believe they are ready to take advantage of the opportunities.

Protesters say they've been 'fobbed off' over Luton business park concerns

A community has accused the council of putting the needs of businesses before those of local residents.

London Luton Airport Limited has proposed a development at Wigmore Valley Park, close to the airport site.

It will include 70 acres of commercial space and a new access road.

But people living nearby say it will ruin the local environment and cause huge traffic problems.

Watch Russell Hookey's report for ITV News Anglia.

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