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What do you think of plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles?

The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040.

The government announced the deadline as part of £3 billion plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution that include scrappage schemes and potential "clean air zones" that could see charges for heavy polluting vehicles.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the government wanted to help the car industry "do the right thing".

We asked what you thought of the change.


Lucky escape for driver as car and lorry crash in Cambridgeshire

The aftermath of a crash at Histon, in Cambridgeshire, on Wednesday. Credit: @cambsfrs

The driver of this car had a very lucky escape after emerging from this crash with no major injuries.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews were called to Histon, near Cambridge, in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

The driver, whose car collided with the side of a lorry, was cut out of the vehicle.

The aftermath of a crash at Histon, in Cambridgeshire, on Wednesday. Credit: @cambsfrs


New Lib Dem leader speaks to ITV News Anglia on first visit to region since appointment

The threat of closure to some of Cambridgeshire's children's centres prompted a visit from the Liberal Democrats' new leader Sir Vince Cable.

The county council is consulting on plans to scrap 19 centres across the county in the hope of saving a million pounds.

One of them is the Romsey Mill children's centre where the Lib Dem leader was today.

Watch what Sir Vince had to say about those plans - and his party's chances in the region - by clicking the link above.

We are not amoooosed: Cows watch on as firefighters free calf

How many more cow puns can we think of? Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It was just an-udder normal day for fire crews in Cambridgeshire as they rescued this trapped calf.

The animal managed to get itself caught on a gate yesterday.

As the rescue crew work to free it, a watching crowd of cattle did not look amoooosed...

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