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Cambridgeshire man releases joke book to raise money for Alzheimer's charity

Simon Gibson has published a book containing 365 jokes.
Simon Gibson has published a book containing 365 jokes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Cambridgeshire's hoping to bring a smile to people's faces, and raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

Simon Gibson from Burwell has published a book containing 365 jokes - one for every day of the year.

It started with funny comments on Facebook, and now he's hoping to turn his humour into cash.

Mr Gibson started with funny comments on Facebook.
Mr Gibson started with funny comments on Facebook. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It was never going to be a book when it first started," Mr Gibson told ITV News Anglia.

"I'm on Facebook, and a few friends and family often put funny comments on there, and at the end of 2012 I'd put a few jokes on myself.

"On the first of January I put a joke on and someone said to me "see if you can do it for the whole year", and I thought about it overnight and by the morning of the 2nd January I'd taken on the challenge."

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Cambridgeshire: Police seek white van following Haddenham lay-by attack

A lorry driver was stabbed in Haddenham.
A lorry driver was stabbed in Haddenham. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are hoping to trace a white van after a lorry driver was stabbed in a lay-by in Haddenham on Tuesday.

Witnesses say they saw a Transit-style van indicating to pull into Sutton Road between 7.15am and 7.30am.

A 45-year-old man needed hospital treatment after suffering from slash wounds in an incident in the lay-by at around the same time.

He's since been discharged.

"Witnesses have described seeing three people inside the van and I am very keen to speak to them. I would like to stress they are not being treated as suspects, but may have been key witnesses to what happened," Detective Sergeant Phill Richardson said.

Read more: Lorry driver stabbed in Haddenham lay-by

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