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Horses removed from flood defence banks

Horses grazing on flood banks at the Ouse Washes in Cambridgeshire have been removed to ensure public safety.

Sixteen horses were on the banks near Earith. Fifteen were taken away by their owners, one has been removed by the Environment Agency, RSPCA and World Horse Welfare.

The horses had been illegally left on the tidal flood banks without the permission of the Environment Agency which owns the land.

Sixteen thousand eels recorded daily on the River Great Ouse

Environment Agency staff have recorded as many as 16,000 eels and elvers per day this year. Credit: PA Images

The Environment Agency says its been recording up to 16,000 eels every day on the River Great Ouse at Earith in Cambridgeshire.

Eels are currently on the list of critically endangered species and the Agency is working to increase their numbers.

Young eels travel from Bermuda to freshwater rivers in Europe before returning to breed in the western Atlantic.


Air ambulance called to Earith crash

Emergency services on the scene of the A1123 Credit: Magpas

A woman was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital after her car left the road and into a ditch on the A1123 near Earith in Cambridgeshire.

The woman, believed to be in her 30's, was suffering from neck and back pain, but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

The accident happened at around 8.30 this morning.

Man dies after car plunges into river

A man has died after his car plunged into a river at Earith in Cambridgeshire yesterday evening. The police say a passer-by pulled the man, who was in his seventies, from the Nissan Note and started CPR, helped by the emergency services when they arrived.

But the man's life could not be saved. It happened close to the A1123 in Earith but the police say it was not connected to any flooding that is affecting the region.