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Arsonist sets fire to tent with man inside

POLICE are hunting for arsonists who set fire to a tent in Huntingdon with a man inside. It happened near the historical monument at Castle Hill at about 7.45pm on Tuesday. The 28-year-old victim was listening to music when he smelled smoke and realised his tent was on fire.

The victim managed to put the flames out, leaving the tent only slightly damaged. He believes someone also tried to set fire to the tent again in the early hours of the next morning but it was put out by rain.

Bed to feature at Coronation Festival

A business from Huntingdon is to showcase a special edition bed at the Queen's Coronation Festival next month.

Staples Beds has been providing products to the monarchy since the early twentieth century, when it was granted the royal warrant.

Staff are working hard to finish the limited edition bed, which will include a selection of unique fabrics.

The bed will be exhibited in the Buckingham Palace Gardens from the 11th-14th July.

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Not the big 4

Huntingdon Panthers Netball Club and Grafham Water Sailing Club are offering free taster sessions.

It's part of a scheme called 'Not the Big 4' (football, cricket, swimming and golf).

Netball sessions will take place on Tuesday 30 April and Tuesday 14 May from 8pm to 9pm at One Leisure Huntingdon.

Sailing sessions will take place on Saturday 25 May and Saturday 15 June from 11am to

4pm at Grafham Water Sailing Club

Our gymnasts strike gold in Moscow

Max Whitlock: The Essex gymnast won gold for his floor routine in Moscow Credit: PA

There's been success for two of the region's gymnasts at the European Championships in Moscow.

Huntingdon-based Daniel Keatings won the European pommel horse title, beating Olympic gold medallist Krisztian Berki of Hungary into second. Essex's Max Whitlock took the bronze.

Whitlock then went on to become the first British man to become European floor champion, after sharing first place with Israel's Alexander Shatilov.

Whitlock can now add today's gold and bronze medals, to the silver he picked-up in the all-round competition yesterday.

Jewellery worth thousands stolen

Stolen jewellery Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

POLICE have released images of jewellery stolen from a house in a village near Huntingdon.

The property in Wennington Road, Wennington, was raided between 2.30pm and 6.15pm on Friday.

Stolen jewellery Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Burglars forced their way in through a kitchen window and searched the house.

They made off with jewellery worth thousands of pounds.

Detectives have released the images in the hope someone will recognise an item and be able to help their inquiry.

Pictures of the stolen jewellery can be found on the Cambridgeshire Police website:

http://www.cambs.police.uk/news/newsitem.asp?NewsID=7501

Stolen jewellery Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

UKIP campaign in the East

The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage has started a whistle-stop tour of our region to drum up support ahead of the council elections in May.

The party's campaign is targeting voters in the East, and has been addressing what it believes are core concerns for the people who live here.

Matthew Hudson has more...

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