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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits Cambridge to promote multi-million pound City Deal

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg alongside local MP Julian Huppert today.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg alongside local MP Julian Huppert today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has spent the morning in Cambridge promoting the local city deal for thousands of new jobs and homes.

It's all part of the Greater Cambridge City Deal which Mr Clegg says will boost economic growth in the region.

It would see the Government invest up to £500 million into projects such as public transport and housing.

If Cambridge can create more growth, the government would then invest another £500 million.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg  talks to ITV News Anglia.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talks to ITV News Anglia. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"This is what people, decision-makers and businesses in Cambridge have said that they want," Mr Clegg told ITV News Anglia.

"They want more homes, better apprenticeships, better skilled local workers and better transport links. That is what will happen from this city deal, and now it's up to all of us to make sure it really is implemented in practice."

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Doorstep fraudster jailed

Liam Schneider Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A doorstep fraudster who tricked a pensioner into handing him cash has been jailed.

Liam Schneider, who was previously jailed in 2011 after admitting targeting more than 100 vulnerable pensioners, struck again on August 21 last year.

The 38-year-old knocked on the door of an 86-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer in Orton Malborne, claiming to need money for gas and electric. When she handed him £3 he asked for more and she gave a further £5.

The victim told a relative who challenged Schneider when he returned to the house later the same day.

Schneider, of Cavendish Street, Eastfield, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with fraud. He pleaded guilty and was jailed for two years at Peterborough Crown Court.

Peterborough 'abuse' trial delayed

The trial of five Peterborough men accused of trafficking and raping teenage girls has been delayed.

The men were arrested as part of a Cambridgeshire Police investigation into the alleged abuse of girls vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Prosecutor Patricia Lynch was due to open the case at Cambridge Crown Court in a trial expected to last up to eight weeks.

But judge Mark Lucraft delayed the case until Monday 31 March for further legal argument.

Five on trial over abuse of teenage girls

Five men accused of trafficking and raping teenage girls will stand trial today (Thursday 27 March).

The men, all from Peterborough, were arrested as part of a Cambridgeshire Police investigation into the alleged abuse of girls vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Prosecutor Patricia Lynch is due to open the case at Cambridge Crown Court in a trial expected to last up to eight weeks.

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Selfie pictures raising a small fortune

The craze for women taking pictures of themselves without make-up has helped one charity raise a small fortune in just one week.

The no-make up selfie, as it's called, has really taken off in a big way, and most of the women posting pictures of themselves have donated to Cancer Research UK.

Lots of the money will go to its research base in Cambridge

Click below to watch a report by ITV Anglia's Lauren Hall

Two men stabbed in Cambridge

Police in Cambridge are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed in the city this morning.

The men suffered serious injuries in Milton Road just before 4.30am.

Four men, aged 19, 20, 21 and 22, all from Cambridge, were arrested on suspicion of assault and are currently in custody.

Police say they're treating it as an isolated incident and they're appealing for anyone who saw anything to get in touch.

RAIL: DELAYS AT CAMBRIDGE STATION

There are delays and cancellations on trains passing through Cambridge because of signalling problems.

Greater Anglia says some lines are blocked and services through the station may be subject to disruption on all routes at short notice.

The 06:17 King's Lynn - Liverpool Street service terminated at Cambridge, and the 08:33 Liverpool Street - Cambridge service is cancelled.

Network Rail engineers are en route to Cambridge.

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