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Major safety event to keep young drivers safe on the roads

Learning about tyre safety on Young Driver Day

Teenage drivers are among the most at risk from dying or being seriously injured on our roads. So a major safety event has been held in Cambridgeshire to try to keep them safe.

Hundreds of youngsters from across the county have been finding out how to avoid accidents when they get behind the wheel at the Young Driver day in Huntingdon.

Car crash simulators, car maintenance and testing reaction times were just some of the demonstrations on offer. Here's a report by Chloe Keedy:

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CCTV Image after knifepoint robbery

CCTV Image Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have released a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to after a Luton store was robbed at knifepoint on Monday night (27 June).

Between 10.30pm and 11.10pm, two men entered the store in Turners Road South and demanded the victim hand over cash and his mobile phone. The victim was assaulted and stabbed in the leg, which fortunately wasn’t life threatening. The men then made off, taking the phone.

This was a nasty incident and I urge anyone who has any information to get in touch. We are keen to trace the man pictured on the CCTV as we believe he might have important information which could assist our investigation.

– DC Scott Hannam
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'Global player' Boris should 'push the button' on Brexit

Liz Truss has said it is time to "push the button" on Brexit, as she endorsed Boris Johnson as the "global player" the UK needs to lead it into "uncharted territory".

The Environment Secretary told ITV News Mr Johnson is the "type of person we need" as Prime Minister, as she lauded the "fantastic job" he did as Mayor of London.

The MP for South West Norfolk also called for swift negotiations on Britain's new relationship with the EU.

"In my view the British people have spoken, there's no going back," she said. "We do need to press the button on exit and get on with it, because there would be a huge gap in trust if we were not to deliver on what was a referendum with an incredibly high turnout.

"I personally didn't argue for that but... I believe when the people speak we need to listen and we need to deliver."

Another leap in the region's house prices

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The average house price in East Anglia has risen to £324,078 according to a new survey. Meanwhile the North/South house price gap in England has widened to a record high of nearly £169,000.

Nationwide Building Society said the gap between property values in the South and North of England has increased by £24,000 in the last year alone.

In London, average house prices lifted to a new record high of #472,384.

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Police appeal to find potential witness after woman punched in face at bookmakers

Police are keen to speak to the man pictured as they believe he could assist with their investigation.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after an assault in Corals, Luton.

At around 9.50pm on Saturday 18 June a man assaulted the shop worker when she asked him to leave as the bookmakers was closing. He cashed in his tickets but started to behave suspiciously and then grabbed the woman before punching her as he was leaving.

Police are keen to speak to the man pictured as they believe he could assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

A bridge too far? The new one at Bedford isn't what locals expected

The new bridge at Bedford

Have you ever ordered something only to discover, when it arrived, it was something entirely different? Well you might have an idea why people in Bedford aren't too happy.

They'd waited 4 years for a new pedestrian bridge across the Great Ouse but when it was delivered recently it looked somewhat different to the plans they'd been shown. Now they want to send it back.

Russell Hookey has the story.

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