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Driver accidentally crashes car into shop entrance

The driver is believed to have lost control of her car. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services were called to an office supply store in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, after a motorist accidentally drove her car through the main doors.

The elderly female driver is believed to have lost control of her car in the car park of Staples and driven between two large concrete pillars and into the door.

No-one was hurt, but the car and doors of the shop were seriously damaged.

The car and shop doors were seriously damaged. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Five jailed for violent attack on group of men in Huntingdon

All five men were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Five men have been jailed for a violent attack on a group of men in Huntingdon.

It happened outside Cromwell’s public house in Huntingdon High Street in March, after a group of ten to 12 men, some armed with fence posts and metal poles got into a fight.

Ionatan Lupu, Remus Grecu, Cosmin Palade, Daniel Bordeianu, and Alexandru Petrescu, all of Stukeley Road in Huntingdon, were arrested in connection with the disorder.

Two of the victims were taken to hospital following their injuries.

All five men pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were sentenced to six and a half years in prison between them.

This was a vicious attack during a busy Friday night in Huntingdon town centre. We want the night time economy in Cambridgeshire to be enjoyable and safe for all – behaviour of this nature is just not acceptable.

– Detective Constable Tom Nuttall, Cambridgeshire police


Academy opens to train staff for £1.5bn A14 upgrade

Video report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

A new academy has opened in Cambridgeshire to train staff to work on the £1.5 billion upgrade of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

The Highways Academy allows students to learn in conditions very similar to those they'll encounter on the job.

apprentices to be trained to work on A14

The long anticipated A14 improvement scheme will upgrade 21 miles of the notoriously busy trunk road, which links the Midlands to ports in the Anglia region.

It will involve a new bypass round Huntingdon, widening the existing road and improving junctions along the whole length.

It aims to help unlock growth in the region and cut journey times by around 20 minutes.

Pride of Britain West Nominees: Luke Claxton

Video report by ITV News Anglia’s Russell Hookey

All this week we're announcing our nominees for the ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the West of the Anglia region. We asked for your nominations for people in our region that go the extra mile to help others and raise money for charity. The winner will be heading to the glitzy Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards later this month.

Our third nominee in the West is Luke Claxton from Huntingdon. Luke spends all of his spare time fundraising for a children's charity. He says he does it for three reasons very close to his heart.


Hinchingbrooke CEO: 'Services won't be affected by merger'

Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough Hospital. Credit: PA

The Chief Executive of Hinchingbrooke Hospital says that no services will be cut despite fears that a planned merger with Peterborough Hospital would see clinics and departments moved.

Lance McCarthy says the hospital will be able to provide more services, but campaigners are worried about patients being put at risk.

"The whole nature of the work that we've been undertaking with colleagues at Peterborough is about trying to find solutions to sustain services on all three sites locally as they are, or enhance those services," he said.

"That's what we believe we can do through merging and that's what the full business case indicates."

Chief Constable determined to stamp out hate crime

Alec Wood talks to ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police has admitted they could have done more to stop hate crime in the county, after figures spiked following the EU referendum.

Alec Wood says the force could have foreseen a rise in prejudice incidents - which included anti Polish leaflets being circulated in Huntingdon.

"Committing a crime because of somebody's nationality, religion, race, colour, gender, sexuality is abhorrent," he told ITV News Anglia.

"We are really determined to investigate robustly anyone who commits offences of that nature."

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