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Farmers wants his village to be self-sufficient for food

The drive for one Cambridgeshire village to grow most of its own food. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A farmer from Cambridgeshire wants the village he lives in to become as self-sufficient as possible with people selling produce they've grown in their gardens or allotments.

Anthony Davison says growers could sell their surplus produce in the local shop and pub. He believes it would encourage people from Alconbury Weston near Huntingdon to appreciate locally grown food - rather than shopping in big supermarkets.

Kim Sewell who runs the village pub, the White Hart, says she would welcome the chance to put more local produce on her menu.

Mr Davison already runs the national website, a community interest company which helps people to find local food producers they can buy from.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sascha Williams

Hotel Chocolat founders in line to bag £20 million each

Hotel Chocolat was founded in 1993. Credit: Hotel Chocolat

The founders of Cambridgeshire's Hotel Chocolat are expected to make £20 million each when they float the company later this year.

The luxury chocolate maker, which has 84 shops and cafes across the UK, has its manufacturing plant in Huntingdon.

It's thought to be valued at £150 million.

Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris founded the business in 1993.

They believe the move will help fuel plans to roll out more stores, bolster manufacturing capacity at its Huntingdon-based plant and overhaul its website.

We are very excited at the prospect of listing as it is the next logical step in our growth plans and will enable us to accelerate the many initiatives that we have in place, in particular additional investment in our British chocolate manufacturing, in new stores and in our digital offering.

– Angus Thirlwell, Hotel Chocolat co-founder


Speed kills: New drive to keep urban motorists to 30 mph

A new campaign has started to get drivers to stick to the 30 mile per hour limit in built-up areas. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new campaign has started to get drivers to stick to the 30 mile per hour limit in built-up areas.

Police say pedestrians are four times more likely to die if they are hit by a vehicle at 40mph as opposed to 30. One driver was even clocked at 99 miles per hour in a 30 limit.

In 2015, 72,366 people were caught speeding on 30mph roads across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Now some forces are saying enough is enough.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Man bailed after cold case murder arrests

A man arrested in connection with an historic murder in Cambridgeshire has been released on police bail.

Andrew Bedford was found dead in a garage in 1990 Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Andrew Bedford, 27, from Huntingdon disappeared on September 28, 1990 but was found dead in a garage in Ramsey near Peterborough later that evening. Police believe he had been shot with a shotgun.

A 56-year-old man from Southampton has been bailed until the 7th of April. He was one of eight people arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder. The other seven have also been released on police bail.

Police appeal for sightings of missing Cambridgeshire man

Gary Sanders has been missing since 23rd December Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has been missing for just over a week.

Gary Sanders from Huntingdon was last seen at 2.30pm on the 23rd December.

Police have released a description of his clothing.

  • A Lee Cooper black coat
  • Black t-shirt
  • Dark jeans

Anyone who was has seen Gary should contact police on the 101 number.

Officers are also appealing to Gary directly to get in touch to let them know he is safe and well.


Rare chance to see Evelyn Glennie's musical instrument collection

A world musical star from the ITV Anglia region is raising money for the refugee crisis by giving fans a chance to see her huge instrument collection.

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has sold ten tickets to have a tour of her instrument store near Huntingdon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The profoundly deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has sold ten tickets on eBay to have a tour of her instrument store near Huntingdon.

The money raised will go to Oxfam's Emergency appeal.The Glennie Aluphone played at the London Olympics will be one of many instruments on display.

ITV News Anglia reporter Stuart Leithes was lucky enough to be shown the collection and you can watch his report by clicking below

Cambridgeshire teenager charged with offences involving a taser

A 15-year-old boy has been remanded into custody at Peterborough Crown Court. Credit: PA

A 15-year-old boy from Huntington in Cambridgeshire has been charged with several offences involving a taser.

He has been charged with two firearms offences relating to a taser weapon, causing actual bodily harm, three counts of witness intimidation and breach of a criminal behaviour order.

The teenager was remanded into custody at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday. His trial is expected to take place in February.

The 25-year-old man, also from Huntingdon, has been charged with perverting the course of justice and is due to appear in court next Wednesday.

Cambridgeshire: Pensioner threatened with screwdriver by men posing as police officers

The men pretended that they were police officers. Credit: PA

An 86-year-old man was threatened and punched by three men posing as police officers.

The man was asleep at his home in Huntingdon at around 6pm yesterday (November 4) when the men knocked on his door.

They pretended that they were police officers and told the victim they'd seen someone leaving the house.

They then asked if they could look inside and check if anything was stolen.

When the victim asked for identification, one of the men threatened him with a screwdriver and punched him.

The men searched the property but it's not believed they stole anything.

The offenders are described as English, between 5ft 7 and 5ft 10 in their late teens to early twenties. One was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap and both were wearing zip up tops and dark trousers.

"This was a despicable crime which has left the victim particularly shaken but thankfully uninjured. We would anyone who may have seen these men in the area around 6pm to contact us.”

– Detective Constable Jo Grant

30 schoolchildren involved in bus crash

Thirty schoolchildren were among those involved in a collision between a car and a bus near Huntingdon.

Fire crews from Huntingdon and Ramsey attended the accident near the village of Bury.

None of the children were hurt but one man was taken to hospital after receiving first aid at the scene.

One person was taken to hospital following the accident which involved a bus carrying 30 schoolchildren. Credit: PA
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