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Cambridge house prices increase five-fold in two decades

House prices in Cambridge have risen faster than any other part of the UK outside London. Credit: ITV News Anglia

House prices in Cambridge have risen five-fold in since 1995 according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

The median sale price of a house in the city in 2014 was £350,000, up from £70,000 in 1995. That is a 400% increase and the biggest rise of any area of the country outside London.

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Bonfires going ahead despite firefighter strike

Bonfires and firework displays are being held this weekend despite claims that a four day strike by firefighters is leaving many people 'vulnerable'.

Firefighters across the country have walked out from 6pm on Friday until 6pm on Tuesday in a dispute about pensions.

The Fire Brigade Union says government proposals that firefighters should work until they are 60 instead of 55, pay more into their pensions and get less in retirement, are unfair.

But the Fire Service says contingency plans are in place and there is adequate cover.

Firefighters set to strike for four days over fireworks weekend

Exactly 24 hours from now, firefighters across the East will walk out on strike in a row over pensions.

With Bonfire night just days away and Halloween tomorrow, the strike is falling on one of the busiest weekends of the year for the service.

Fire chiefs are advising the public to remain vigilant.

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Mum hosts sugar free party for daughter serving fruit sticks and a cake made of watermelon

Children's parties. Normally they are filled with fun, games and lots of sugar. The little ones leave with party bags and often hyped up, the parents leave well exhausted.

But given all the recent publicity about the dangers of sugar what if there were parties with none at all? Would it spoil all the fun?

Ellie Barker has been investigating.

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