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Bird flu: farmers told to keep poultry indoors

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The Government has ordered that all poultry farmers across the region keep their birds inside to protect against a dangerous strain of bird flu that's sweeping across Europe.

As yet the strain of the avian flu hasn't been found in the UK, but the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the steps should be followed until the New Year as a precaution.

It's a type of highly pathogenic avian flu, H5N8, that has been found in dead wild birds.

Many of the turkeys, ducks and chickens have already been processed for Christmas so it shouldn't affected the supply of birds for Yuletide meals.

Public Health England said the threat to humans from the bird flu strain remains very low.

Here's a report from Kate Prout:

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Car crashes into convenience store

Car hits shop. Credit: BCH Road Policing

A convenience store in Peterborough proved just too inviting for one motorist today.

The driver crashed the Peugeot into the front of the Northborough One Stop store on East Road this morning.

No-one was injured, but the shop and car were both damaged.

The car which crashed into a store. Credit: BCH Road policing

Police issue CCTV images after burglary

CCTV Image Credit: Herts Police

Officers investigating a burglary in Welwyn Garden City have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with their enquiries.

The burglary happened in Burgundy Croft between 1am and 8am on Saturday, November 26.

CCTV Image Credit: Herts Police

Offender(s) have gained entry to a property in the road via a rear door and have stolen a purse, bank cards, a small amount of cash and an Innotab tablet device.

One of the bank cards stolen during the burglary was later used at the Your Local store on Bridge Road East in Welwyn Garden City.

Police name woman who died in crash

A woman who died in a collision on the A505 at Flint Cross, near Melbourn, in Cambridgeshire yesterday morning (Tuesday, December 6) has been named by police.

The collision, which happened at about 9.30am, involved a blue Ford KA, a black Ford KA and a grey Audi TT.

The driver of the blue Ford KA, 26-year-old Joy Harrild, of Hunters Mews in Dog Kennel Lane, Royston, died at the scene.

The driver of the Audi TT, a 52-year-old man, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he remains.

The driver of the other Ford KA, a 21-year-old woman, was uninjured.

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Woman dies in three car pile-up

A woman has died following a three car crash on the A505 in Cambridgeshire.

The collision, which happened at about 9.30am, involved a blue Ford KA, a black Ford KA and a grey Audi TT at Flint Cross near Melbourn.

The driver of the blue Ford KA, a woman in her 20s, died at the scene.

The driver of the other Ford KA was uninjured and the driver of the Audi TT was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he remains. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Push to get more Americans to visit Cambridge

Attractions that will benefit from the funding include the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tourism bosses in Cambridge have launched a new initiative in a bid to attract more American visitors to the city.

The "Friendly Invasion" project aims to attract stateside tourists to places like the American Military Cemetery and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

Last year, there were more than 52,000 US visitors to Cambridgeshire, generating a revenue of £58.6 million for the region.

The Cambridge area is rich in American aviation history and this is a great opportunity to further extend our reach, with the American market in mind.

– Emma Thornton, CEO, Visit Cambridge
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