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Former MP ready to fight for Cambridge seat

Cambridge's former Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert has thanked supporters for offering help in the upcoming General Election.

The seat looks like being one of the most hotly contested seats on June 8th. Mr Huppert lost his seat to Daniel Zeichner by 599 votes.

Julian Huppert's tweets after his election defeat

He was readopted as the Lib Dem candidate last July.


Children's play centre fire was started deliberately

The fire brigade have confirmed it was an arson attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

A fire which severely damaged a children's play centre in Cambridge was started deliberately.

More than 40 firefighters were called to The Funky Fun House in Mercers Row on Friday night. No-one was inside at the time.

The centre was due to host several birthday parties over the Easter weekend. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed the fire was an arson attack.

Scout waiting lists in Cambridgeshire hit all-time high

There are 2,000 volunteers in Cambridgeshire but scout leaders need more. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Scout leaders in Cambridgeshire are appealing for more adult helpers after the numbers of young people on their waiting lists hit an all-time high.

More than one thousand children and teenagers want to join but are unable to despite a record breaking number of volunteers coming forward last year.

In total, there are now 6,400 young girls and boys involved in scouting in the county with 2,000 volunteers.

Nationally the group has 154,000 adult volunteers.

I’m super proud that we have so many adult volunteers are helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life.

Our challenge is to keep recruiting even more adults as we’ve got 51,000 young people wanting to join and benefit from what scouting offers.

– Chief Scout Bear Grylls

Murder charge follows death of woman in Wisbech

Dzilva Butiene lived at Oakroyd Crescent in Wisbech. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman in Wisbech.

Dzilva Butiene, 48, from the town, was found dead in Orange Grove on Wednesday 5 April. A post-mortem examination revealed she had died of ‘trauma to the abdomen’.

Kestutis Bauzys, 46, will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 April accused with killing her.

I would like to directly appeal to anyone who knew Dzilva or Bauzys to contact us, either by calling 101 or if you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jo Walker, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit


Historic streets named among prettiest in country

King's Parade in the centre of Cambridge. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Two historic streets in the region have been named among the prettiest in the country.

Named after the nearby college, King's Parade in Cambridge is a major attraction for tourists visiting the city. It came sixth.

Just behind in seventh is Elm Hill in Norwich.

Elm Hill in Norwich. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Its ancient cobbles and tudor buildings are some of the best preserved in the city.

The survey to uncover the nation's most charming streets was carried out by National Express in a bid to encourage Brits to try somewhere new this Easter weekend.

Topping the list was The Shambles in York.

Fire destroys children's play centre in Cambridge

Forty firefighters helped put out the flames. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Forty firefighters were called to a fire overnight at a children’s play centre in Cambridge.

They were alerted just before 11pm on Friday 14 April to the two-storey ‘Funky Fun House’ in Mercers Row, Abbey Ward after the fire took hold.

Crews from Cambridge, Cottenham, Burwell Chatteris, Gamlingay, Linton, Ely and St Ives all attended using an aerial platforms alongside hoses to douse the flames and stop them spreading.

They remained at the scene throughout the night to make sure the area was safe and the fire fully extinguished.

An investigation is now underway to determine the cause of thefire.

Teenage girl assaulted at Peterborough bus station

Police want to speak to this man about the incident. Credit: Cambs Police.

A teenage girl has been assaulted at a bus station in Peterborough.

It happened at the Queensgate bus station on Saturday 1 April just after 8pm.

She was approached by a man who began talking to her in an inappropriate manner before assaulting her.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the incident. It is believed he boarded a bus to Thurlby in Lincolnshire.

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