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19th Century court turned house up for sale in Royston

The Old Magistrates' Court on Priory Lane, Royston Credit: Royston & District Museum

A 19th Century police station and magistrates court is up for sale in Hertfordshire, complete with three prison cells.

The Old Magistrate's Court on Priory Lane in Royston has been converted into a four bedroom town house and is on the market for £800,000.

The three former cells are now used as a gym, a utility room and a study, while the old courtroom which was last in session in 1990, is a lounge and dining area.

One of the cells is used as a utility room Credit: ITV News Anglia

"People are always sort of taken back by it, I'm not sure if they're daunted by the history of it, it's a bit quirky for them, but people are always amazed by it and we're just waiting for the right person to come along and buy it."

– Laura Browning, Fine & Country
The hallway where the cells are Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's always fun to say come and visit me in prison. You're living in a part of history and its quite a dark, potentially dark history, so there's that feeling that this is a place that had meaning to a lot of peoples lives. It's quite a creative space I feel, I spend a lot of time in the cells actually just working, you've got total isolation."

– Tameen Antoniades, Owner

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One of the world's oldest museums is under threat

A campaign has been launched to save Wisbech museum in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A campaign has been launched to save a Fenland town's museum which is also one of the oldest purpose-built libraries in the world

Funding for Wisbech's museum has been cut despite housing a treasure trove of items ranging from Napoleon's breakfast set to the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

It is a treasure trove of fascinating artefacts that is testament to the Victorian desire to make knowledge accessible to all. The museum was built in 1847 and still contains its original mahogany display cases full of beautiful objects.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Fraudsters con 80-year-old out of £45,000 life savings

Doreen Kent, 80, was conned out of £45,000 in an online scam. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire says she's had the worst Christmas ever after fraudsters conned her out of her life savings.

80-year-old Doreen Kent and her daughter had £45,000 stolen from their bank accounts after thieves used a text messaging scam to trick them into handing over their personal details.

The money was in an account Mrs Kent shared with her daughter Angela. Posing as fraud officers from her bank, the hackers sent her a text message.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

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