A petition set up by campaigners fighting to save a Huntingdon museum from closure has seen a boost, hitting their target of three thousand signatures.
The Friends of Cromwell Museum group is opposed to plans in Cambridgeshire County Council's draft budget to withdraw funding, which they fear will lead to inevitable closure.
Reaching three thousand signatures means the issue must now be debated at a full council meeting.
People fighting to save a Cambridgeshire museum gathered in Huntingdon this weekend to rally local support.
Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to cut the Cromwell Museum's £20,000 annual funding, a move that could force the museum to close.
A local campaign to stop the cuts going ahead has gained the backing of the local MP, Jonathan Djanogly. A group of history professors have also written to the Times citing the museum's importance to education and teaching.
The campaigners need to gather 3000 signatures by this Wednesday in order to force a council debate on the issue.
The Boxing Day race meeting at Huntingdon Racecourse has been abandoned because of flooding on the track.
The course says all pre purchased admission tickets will be automatically refunded.
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Three-times Olympic medallist Louis Smith is back in Huntingdon this week, running a training camp for aspiring gymnasts.
He has returned to the club where he started his career to inspire children to get involved in the sport.
The Peterborough gymnast says he wants to do his bit for the Olympic Legacy of London 2012.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has posted a video of YouTube of their efforts to tackle a blaze at the Hatford Mill pub.
A blaze that destroyed a pub near Huntingdon was started accidentally, firefighters have said.
The Hartford Mill public house in Hartford Marina burnt down this morning. An initial investigation has found that the fire was started accidentally by equipment.
A fire has almost completely destroyed a pub near Huntingdon.
Crews were called to the Hartford Mill public house in Hartford Marina at around 4.25am.
Firefighters said only the function room has been saved from the blaze, but is severely smoke damaged.
Richard Dykes, Incident Commander said: "Due to the severity of the fire when we arrived, we were unable to save the public house itself, but were able to stop it from spreading to the function room.
"This was a large fire, which has destroyed the home of a family and a popular venue used by the local community. Thankfully everyone was able to get out of the property quickly and unharmed."
An investigation will take place today to determine the cause of the fire.
A young gymnast gets her copy of Louis Smith's autobiography signed during his appearance at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, the place where his career took off.
A B & B owner has lost her appeal against a ruling she unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple when she refused to let them stay in a double room.
Christian Susanne Wilkinson declined to let Michael Black, 64, and John Morgan, 59, have the room at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, in March 2010.
A judge at Reading County Court heard that the pair, from Brampton, near Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, who had made a reservation and paid a deposit, protested at their treatment but Mrs Wilkinson made it clear that it was against her religious convictions to allow two men to share a bed.
Today, Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice McCombe, in the Court of Appeal in London, dismissed Mrs Wilkinson's challenge, but gave her permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The appeal, on October 9, will be heard at the same time as that of Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who refused to let Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy share a bedroom at their seaside guesthouse in Cornwall.