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Police appeal after robbery at bookmakers

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from a Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough

At about 9.45pm on Tuesday, two men arrived at the shop, in Bretton Court, in a silver Vauxhall Vectra. One of them restrained a member of the public, while the other man jumped over the counter brandishing a weapon and forced two members of staff into the back office.

They threatened the staff members and demanded the safe was opened.The safe was not opened and the offenders made off with a small sum of cash from the till, in what is believed to have been a dark Toyota Celica, with tinted windows and a rear spoiler.

"This was a calculated attempt to make off with large sums of money, which has failed, but left a member of the public and staff severely shaken. "I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

– Detective Inspector Rich Sinclair

Election 2015: Ed Balls says people in the east aren't feeling the economic recovery

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has been in Cambridge on the election campaign trail saying he believes most people in our region aren't feeling the economic recovery.

Today's figures show an increase in those out of work in the East of England, but Conservatives say it's good news nationally as more people are in work than ever before.

But are voters really engaged with the campaign?

Click below to see our report from political correspondent Emma Hutchinson.

25 years on: Daughter's appeal for help finding father

Andrew Bedford with his daughter Lesley Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A daughter has made an emotional appeal for help finding her father who police believe was murdered nearly 25 years ago.

Lesley Bedford was only four years old when her father, Andrew Bedford disappeared in Ramsey in Cambridgeshire.

Andrew Bedford with his daughter Lesley Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Today his family made an emotional appeal for help after police reopened his case.

Click below to watch our report from Claire McGlasson


Election flashback: Memories of the 1967 Cambridge by-election

The Anglia region may be deep in the grip of election fever but one constituency has had more experience of going to the polls that most.

As well as being a closely-fought race at every General Election, the university city also had by-elections in the 1960s and the 1970s.

The 1967 the Conservatives won the a by-election in Cambridge from Labour, the party then in government.

Click below to watch an election report from 1967 from the ITV Anglia archive

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