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Long awaited report into tackling congestion on the A10 to be revealed

The stretch of the A10 between Ely and Cambridgeshire is notorious for congestion Credit: ITV News Anglia

A long-awaited report into the future of one of the region's most congested roads will be released later today.

Cambridgeshire County Council will look at a number of options for the A10 which runs all the way from King's Lynn into London.

It's notoriously busy around the stretch from Ely to Cambridge.

Options to address the congested A10 will be revealed Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A10 north is a key transport route for economic growth in the region, linking Ely, and other towns and villages to the north, with the city and wider transport network.

Rapid growth has put pressure on the road with peak-time congestion.

Thousands of new jobs and homes are planned along the route over the next decade or so, including 10,000 new homes at Waterbeach alone.

A study was commissioned by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to look out how to address the current challenges. It will be published today (Monday 8th January).

Any proposals will then be considered by all the councils affected.


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.

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.

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