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Burghley Horse Trials begin in Stamford

Burghley Horse Trials Credit: ITV Anglia

It's the start of the Burghley Horse Trials.

Burghley Horse Trials Credit: ITV Anglia

Some of the world's best horses and riders will compete in the four day event at Stamford near Peterborough, which includes show-jumping and cross-country.

The police say that with tens of thousands of people attending, traffic in the area could be slow and that drivers should leave extra time.

35th Film Festival kicks off in Cambridge

Punters at the Cambridge Film Festival Credit: ITV Anglia

The 35th Cambridge Film Festival begins today. It's one of the UK's biggest film festivals, drawing on-screen stars as well as fans.

Last year nearly 13,000 people attended, and organisers hope that number rises again with attractions like Cinema on the River, where people watch movies from punts.

This year the festival features films from more than 30 different countries. It runs for ten days.

Former police officer sentenced

A former police officer who was based at Ely in Cambridgeshire has been sentenced after pleading guilty to theft and computer misuse.

Matt Bailey, 50, who retired earlier this year, was given a 16-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at Lincoln Crown Court today (September 2).

Bailey, formerly a detective constable based at Ely, admitted the theft of a mobile phone and computer misuse at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last month.

He received 13 months for computer misuse and three months for theft, to be served consecutively. He was also ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £1000 and compensation of £1070. Bailey will also be tagged on curfew for four months between 7pm and 7am.


Scientist beheaded - man appears in court

Samantha Ho Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman was found beheaded in Cambridgeshire.

The woman, in her 30s and named locally as scientist Samantha Ho, was found dead at a house in Curlew Place, St Neots, after armed officers were called on Saturday.<

Witnesses said her body and head were found separately. A post-mortem examination found she died after suffering multiple cuts to the neck, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Timothy Allen, 40, of Curlew Place, St Neots, has been charged with murder. He was remanded in custody by Peterborough Magistrates' Court to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on September 11.

Allen was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital after being found with serious but not life-threatening injuries at the scene. <

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "<

The death is being treated as an isolated incident and no one else is being sought in connection. Officers are in contact with the victim's family and they are being kept up to date on the inquiry.

There will also be extra police patrols in the area as inquiries at the property continue.

– Police spokesman

Cobblers boot Colchester out of the cup

Last night's results

Northampton Town saw off a late fight back from Colchester to dump the U's out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Town had led 2-1 before a Macauley Bonne strike on 82 minutes briefly brought the Essex side level. Marc Richards struck the winning goal just three minutes later.

Elsewhere Luton beat League Two table toppers Leyton Orient in dramatic fashion.

Stephen O'Donnell scoring a last minute winner.

Elsewhere there were defeats for Peterborough and Colchester.

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Man charged with murdering woman in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Police have charged a man with murdering a woman in St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

The woman was found dead at a house in Curlew Place Credit: ITV News Anglia

They were called to a house on Curlew Place on Saturday night and found the body of a woman in her thirties. 40-year-old Timothy Allen, from Curlew Place is due in front of magistrates in Peterborough this morning.

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