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Cambridgeshire pub scoops CAMRA 'pub of the year'

The Falcon, Huntingdon Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of the oldest pubs in Huntingdon which had connections to Oliver Cromwell has been named as CAMRA's Cambridgeshire's 'pub of the year'.

The Falcon was on the county's at risk register six years ago, but was turned around after a successful Facebook campaign to save it.

It was finally rescued when lease owners Paul and Alyson Hepworth took over and reopened the pub at the end of 2014.

We opened in 2014 and everyone has just been promoting and telling friends.

We're the only pub where you can have board games and bring your animals.

It's more of a family pub. It's great- it means we're all working towards something and it is paying off.

– Charlotte Sodeaux, Kitchen manager


Research finds 57% of parents in the east stretch finances to pay for annual holiday

The Norfolk coast Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nearly a third of parents say their kids decide where the family holiday will be each year, with half in the East of England saying they're pressured into visiting certain destinations.

The research by travel search engine Kayak found nearly 60 per cent stretch their finances to pay for their annual break.

Regularly stretch their finances

Parents also take grandparents on family holidays to contribute to the overall costs and to babysit.


Business leaders demand better performance by new rail franchise

The successful bidder will be announced in the coming weeks. Credit: ITV Anglia.

As the Government prepares to announce the successful bidder for the East Anglia rail franchise in the coming weeks, a letter's been written to the government demanding a better rail service for the region.

The Great Eastern Mainline Taskforce, which is made up of local business leaders and MP wrote to the transport secretary to ask any new tender includes new rolling stock, and better journey times·

Changeable weather leaves limited picking time for asparagus growers

A recent warm spell as ripened the region's asparagus. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Asparagus farmers in the region are racing to harvest their crop at the moment

The limited picking season had been delayed because of the cold weather earlier this year - but the recent warm spell has ripened it and supermarkets are about to be inundated with abundant supplies.

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