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First fines issued in Cambridge punt tout crackdown

A punt on the River Cam. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Fines have been issued to punt touts in Cambridge for the first time after new rules came in this summer.

The £75 fixed penalty notices were introduced to stop people touting for business in certain parts of the city centre.

Cambridge City Council said two fines had been issued to people selling punt tours on Saturday in an area covered by the new public spaces protection order.

The order covers areas including Quayside, Silver Street, and the walkway from Quayside to Jesus Green.

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Cambridgeshire councillor misses out on UKIP leadership.

Cambridgeshire councillor Lisa Duffy has failed in her bid to replace Nigel Farage as the leader of UKIP.

The election was won by the party's deputy chairman Diane James who polled nearly eight and a half thousand votes.

Cambridgeshire councillor Lisa Duffy has failed in her bid to become UKIP leader Credit: ITV News Anglia

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