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Boy, 15, charged over two sexual assaults in Peterborough

Both attacks took place in the Rhubarb Bridge Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenage boy has been charged with rape, robbery and sexual assault nearly nine months after two attacks in Peterborough.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, was arrested last Thursday, June 7, and appeared before magistrates the following day.

He is charged with rape, possession of an offensive weapon, robbery and sexual assault.

The charges related to two attacks in the Rhubarb Bridge area of Bretton last year. The first took place on Saturday September 30 and the second on Friday October 6.


Pedestrian hit by guided bus in Cambridge

The Cambridge guided busway Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A pedestrian is believed to have been hit by a guided bus in Cambridge during this morning's rush hour.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision on the guided busway near Purbeck Road, close to Cambridge University Press. The ambulance service said it was first called at 8.17am with police alerted at 8.34am.

The East of England Ambulance Service said a man, believed to be in his 30s, was treated at the scene with leg and shoulder injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

A police spokesman said he had "suspected serious but not life-threatening injuries".

The guided busway connects areas around Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to the city centre, via Cambridge station.

Jobs at risk as Poundworld heads for administration

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Poundworld is expected to crash into administration this morning after last-ditch sales talks broke down, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.

The budget retailer was in talks with private equity firm R Capital over the weekend, but is now calling in administrators at Deloitte after talks broke down.

Poundworld has around 350 stores, including those in Norwich, Kings Lynn, Ipswich, Wisbech, Braintree, Chelmsford, Cambourne, Bedford, Stevenage, Harlow, Luton, Dunstable, Northampton, Kettering, Corby and Peterborough.

Honoured Mary Beard says her children will treat her as a pantomime dame

The Cambridge classics professor and television presenter Mary Beard is now a Dame. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Cambridge classicist Mary Beard said it was a "smashing honour" to be made a dame in the Queen's Birthday honours.

Beard, who was awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year Honours, will receive a damehood for services to the study of classical civilisations.

The University of Cambridge professor is well-known for her online presence and regular appearances on classics and discussion panel programmes on the BBC, as well as contributing to Radio 4 series A Point Of View.

Yet she expects her friends and family to throw around a few jokes.

"I think there will be a bit of ribaldry to be honest - and a few jokes about 'pantomime dames'. But all good fun," she said.<

"It is of course a smashing honour. I feel especially pleased that someone working on the ancient classical world gets honoured in this way.

"I'd like to treat it as a bit of a tribute to the Greeks and Romans themselves - as well as to all my wonderful academic colleagues who also do so much for the study of antiquity."<

– Dame Mary Beard


Watch: Moment Cambridgeshire goalkeeper Nick Pope makes England debut

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Cambridgeshire goalkeeper Nick Pope has made his England debut in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica.

The 26-year-old came on as a second-half substitute for Jack Butland in the final World Cup warm-up game.

The Burnley shot-stopper had a relatively peaceful start to his international career and was rarely called into action.

His cap seals a meteoric rise to the top - just seven years ago he was playing part time for Bury Town in the Ryman League.

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