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Disruption for passengers on Greater Anglia services

Some Greater Anglia trains are being suspended this week. Credit: PA

Disruption is expected for commuters this morning (Monday 12 February). Trains are suspended between Ely and Kings Lynn and on the line between Norwich and Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft.

All lines between Ely and Kings Lynn will be closed until midnight Friday February 16. This is to allow Network Rail engineers to carry out a £1 million programme of improvements to strengthen the railway bridge.

24 steel plates will strengthen the bridge and a thorough coat of pain that will prevent corrosion will be applied, so trains will not have to run at a reduced speed over the bridge.

Major signal remodeling is behind the closure of lines between Norwich and Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft. Services will return to normal on Monday February 19.

Rail replacement services are in place on both lines.


Soham killer admits he thinks about his victims every day

Huntley is serving a life sentence for the two murders Credit: PA
Huntley is serving a life sentence at HMP Frankland in Durham Credit: ITV News

Soham murderer Ian Huntley has apparently expressed his remorse at having killed schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

Huntley, 44, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing the girls, who went missing from a family barbecue in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002.

After a two-week hunt to find the youngsters, their bodies were found near an air base at Mildenhall in Suffolk.

The Sun reports Huntley has recorded a confession for the killings while behind bars, and has accepted he is "never getting out".

The paper reports the former caretaker as saying: "I am genuinely, genuinely sorry and it breaks my heart when it is reported I have no remorse; that I relish something. I do not.

"I can't change anything. I cannot remove that day from history; what I have done. I know those girls would be 26 this year with families of their own, jobs and lives. I thought about them when they were turning 21 and when they were turning 18. I know no matter what I say that people are not going to think any better of me. I know that, I don't expect it to but I would much rather people have the truth about how I feel."

– Ian Huntley

Huntley's then girlfriend Maxine Carr was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison in 2003 after being found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice after giving him a false alibi.

E-Luminate Cambridge shows city landmarks in a whole new light

The sixth E-Luminate Cambridge Festival has begun.

Some of Europe's top artists have helped transform city landmarks - including Senate House and Gonville and Caius College - into pieces of art.

The festival runs until February 14.

Shaun Derry leaves Cambridge United

Cambridge United have confirmed that Head Coach, Shaun Derry, has left the Club by mutual consent.

Shaun Derry Credit: PA Wire

His departure came moments after the club battled out a goal-less draw with Lincoln City in League Two.

The club issued a statement from Shaun Derry

“I would like to wish Cambridge United and Paul Barry all the best for the future as he takes over ownership of the Club. I would also like to thank everyone connected to the Club for making the last two years memorable."

– Shaun Derry

Joe Dunne and Mark Bonner will take temporary charge.


Man jailed for burglary after being caught on home security cameras

Scott Reynolds Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A man who was caught on CCTV burgling a Cambridge home has been jailed for sixteen months.

31-year old Scott Reynolds pleaded guilty to one count of burglary.

Reynolds was captured on the victim's home security cameras scaling the garden fence of the property in Radegund Road, before climbing onto the roof and leaving by the front door with a white bag.

He stole a games console, games and laptop worth more than £1,000.

“Reynolds is a prolific thief who, thanks to this sentence, won’t be on our streets for some time. We urge residents to look out for each other and report any suspicious behaviour to police.”

– Detective Sergeant Graham Newton
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