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MP announces her intention to stand as Conservative candidate for Mayor

Heidi Allen Credit: ITV News Anglia

The South Cambridgeshire MP has announced her intention to campaign as Conservative candidate for Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

She has said that if she was elected as a Mayor she would combine with the role with being an MP and give a "significant" amount of her mayoral allowance to charity.

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Police in Peterborough dismantle cannabis factory

Police tweeted picture of the cannabis factory Credit: Peterborough Police

Police in Peterborough have tweeted pictures of a cannabis factory they've dismantled.

The house was full of cannabis equipment Credit: Peterborough Police

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Rail fares rise: How services in the East will be affected

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Rail users were handed a blow today with the announcement that fares will increase again.

From 2 January 2017, passengers will pay an average of 2.3% more - the highest average increase since January 2014.

The Rail Delivery Group say the money will be used to improve services, but public transport campaigners warn some people will be "priced off the railways".

Here's how much rail services in the East of England will increase by:

  • Greater Anglia: 1.8%
  • c2c Rail: 1.8%
  • CrossCountry: Unknown
  • East Midlands Trains: 1.5%
  • London Midland: 1.9%
  • Southeastern: 1.8%
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