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Husband and wife carers jailed for neglecting elderly woman

A husband and wife who worked as carers in Cambridgeshire have been jailed for neglecting an 88-year-old woman.

28-year old Viorel and 26-year old Cristina-Alexandra Constantin were caught on CCTV pushing and pulling their victim.

They were sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay a total of £865 in fines.

Watch the footage released by police below.

Viorel Constantin and Cristina-Alexandra Constantin were arrested after police received allegations that the pair had been neglecting an 88-year-old woman they had been caring for.

The victim’s son set up a camera in his mother’s home after he had concerns they weren’t washing her properly.

The footage showed the victim being pushed and pulled about, a hoist not always being used to move her, and Viorel Constantin poking at her nose, pulling her head from one side to another.

Concerns were immediately raised with Midas Care, the company who provided the care for his mother, who then contacted Cambridgeshire police.

The pair, both of Main Street in Witchford near Ely, pleaded guilty to wilfully neglecting a person without capacity at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court.

"She is alive and she can still hear, understand and has thoughts and emotions. I am thankful that I am here and could defend my defenceless mum against them. I'm thankful for the swiftness that everyone has worked on this case.”

– Victim's son

“Understandably the victim’s son was shocked and angry by what he saw. His mother does not have the capacity to look after herself and requires professional care. There is an expectation that your loved one will be properly looked after and cared for when putting their care in the hands of professionals, and sadly the Constantins fell below these expectations and let themselves and their contractors down.”

– Detective Sergeant Mark Little, from the Adult Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (AAISU)

Student's campaign for wall of remembrance at Cambridgeshire school

A special 'wall of remembrance' has been unveiled at a Cambridgeshire school after a year of fundraising organised by a student.

Edward Ouzman from Witchford Village College near Ely began his campaign this time last year and even helped to build the wall in his spare time.

The memorial in the school grounds has now been officially unveiled as part of school's Remembrance Day service.

Watch a report byITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

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Britain's most bashed bridge

A railway bridge in Cambridgeshire has been named as Britain's most bashed bridge.

Over the last 8 years the bridge at Stuntney Road in Ely has been struck 113 times.

Network Rail says each time a bridge is struck it causes two hours of delays to train services.

Aquafest encourages plenty to mess about on the river

It's been a lovely Sunday afternoon in July - and there's been a certain amount of messing about on the river going on in Ely.

Fine weather helped to swell the crowds at the city's annual Aquafest.

The event is now in its 40th year and is as popular as ever. If you were among the thousands of people attending, watch Matthew Hudson's report to see if you can spot yourself.

Staying afloat on a home-made raft for Aquafest in Ely. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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New business venture in Ely as floating hotel opens

One of the first floating hotel in the East of England opens in Ely Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of the East of England's first floating hotels has opened up in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

The Hotel Waternimf is owned Donna Spence and Stuart Fowler who have spent eleven months renovating the Dutch Barge.

Inside the floating hotel Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There comes a stage in life when you want more of a lifestyle kind of business and this has been my dream now for a number of years, it's been two years in the planning, eleven months in the construction and here we are."

– Stuart Fowler, owner
Donna Spence and Stuart Fowler inside the hotel Credit: ITV News Anglia

Construction on £36m Ely bypass gets underway

The project is aiming to cut down the congestion in Ely. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Construction on a £36 million bypass in Cambridgeshire will begin today.

The Ely Southern bypass project aims to cut journey times for drivers in half, on what is a notoriously congested road.

The project will also feature a new walkway.

There have been objections to the plans from various organisations, including English Heritage, who believe the new bridges would obscure views of Ely Cathedral.

It's hoped the new bypass will be open to the travelling public by spring 2018.

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