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Councillor to be sentenced over firearm

Jonathan Farmer
Jonathan Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Wisbech mayor is due to be sentenced today after a Second World War pistol was found at his home. Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he didn't know it was loaded. The judge said he should expect a custodial sentence.

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Peterborough United land Gateshead star Maddison

Marcus Maddison is booked in last season's Conference play-off final against Cambridge United.
Marcus Maddison is booked in last season's Conference play-off final against Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have completed the signing of Gateshead forward Marcus Maddison.

The 20-year-old has made a big impression since joining Gateshead following his release from Premier League giants Newcastle United.

Maddison has agreed a four-year contract with Posh.

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"He is a really good player and I really like him. He is a good age, 20-years-old, fits the bill in terms of what we are after.

He is a player that has had a go at the big time, didn't quite work out as he had hoped but he has gone into the non-league and is on his way back up again."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United manager

Meanwhile, Posh goalkeeper Joe Day has joined Newport County on a one-month loan deal.

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Ten people in hospital overcome by fumes from BBQ used to keep house warm

Ten people have been taken to hospital after they were overcome with fumes from a barbecue which was apparently used to keep a house warm in Cambridgeshire.

Twelve people in total escaped from the house in Plantation Road in Sawston when the carbon monoxide alarm went off earlier this morning.

Ten of those twelve people had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

Fire station commander Wayne Swales said using a barbecue indoors was "extremely dangerous"

He said: "Not only does it put the residents at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, but it is also a serious fire hazard.

"Luckily, this property was fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm, which alerted the residents to the situation so they were able to seek help.

"Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and we would urge residents to think about fitting a carbon monoxide detector in their properties."

– Wayne Swales, Fire station commander
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