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Rush hour protest threatens commuter chaos

The protests will begin at 8 o'clock. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A protest over plans to shut some of the main roads into Cambridge during peak times to solve congestion problems is taking place this morning.

Businesses and residents are against closing routes such as East Road and Hills Road as part of the city deal proposals.

Protestors will march along three of the major routes starting at 8 o'clock.


Delays on trains through Cambridge expected all day

There are severe delays on trains through the station Credit: ITV News Anglia

Delays on trains services running through Cambridge are expected until the end of the day.

Commuters are facing travel chaos this morning because of damage to overhead wires at the station.

There have been delays of up to two hours and cancellations on Abellio Greater Anglia services.

There is a limited capacity on the platform for commuters from the damage.

Train services come to a standstill at Cambridge

There are problems with the overhead power cables Credit: ITV News Anglia

Commuters are facing major delays and cancellations at Cambridge train station this morning due to damage to overhead wire works.

Abellio Greater Anglia services through the station have come to a standstill and it's not known how long delays are expected for.

Some services have been delayed by up to two hours.

Cambridge robber jailed after being caught 'red-handed'

Brian Murphy was found guilty at Cambridge Crown court Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A 52-year-old man who robbed a bank in Cambridge, by handing over a crumpled note saying 'This is a bank robbery', has been jailed for six years.

Brian Murphy demanded more than £6,000 from a cashier at the Natwest bank in Market Street, unaware the staff member slipped a pack of red-dye into the bundles of cash.

Murphy was later traced spending the cash in a casino in Great Yarmouth and found guilty of robbery following a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

“The red-dye pack was key to identifying Murphy and the cashier showed true bravery while being threatened by him.

Murphy was desperate to obtain money by whatever means and refused to account for his actions throughout the investigation and trial.

– Detective Constable Sean Denby, Cambridgeshire police


City chiefs recommend new Cambridge busway

The new busway would link Cambridge and Cambourne and cost £142 million. Credit: ITV Anglia.

City chiefs in Cambridge have recommended that a second busway be built in the city - in order to improve travel and reduce congestion.

The recommendation was published in a report for the Greater Cambridge city deal - the new busway would link Cambridge and Cambourne and cost £142 million.

Click below for our full report.

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.

'Hard hitting' exhibition looks back at the history of Geology through hammers

The exhibition is at the Sedgwick Museum Credit: ITV News Anglia

The hammer may not strike you as a tool worthy of its own exhibition but you can now see a selection on display in Cambridge.

The Sedgwick Museum has a whole host of hammers belonging to prominent Geologists who've studied the Earth's history.

"The researchers in modern geology are using incredible hi-tech equipment and yet our under graduates as part of their basic training as geologists, have to be able to identify rocks in the field. Although it's quite extraordinary, the hammer is still the basic tool in the trade."

– Dr Douglas Palmer, Sedgwick Museum
Some of the hammers on display at The Sedgwick Museum Credit: ITV News Anglia
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