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Cambridge Council commits more money to replace trees damaged by Storm Doris

Thousands of homes lost power across the region.

Cambridge City Council have made a last minute amendment to their 2017-18 budget to provide enough money to plant new trees replacing those blown down or damaged by Storm Doris.

They have committed £16,000 more than was originally planned bringing the total up to £25,000.

The budget which also included commitments to build new council homes was agreed at a meeting last night.



Divers search lake for clues in teen murder inquiry

17-year-old Liam Hunt was stabbed to death in Northampton on Valentine's Day. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police investigating the murder of teenager Liam Hunt in Northampton have recovered items from a lake in the town.

Divers have spent two days searching the lake at Delapre Abbey and the articles found will now undergo forensic assessment.

17-year-old Liam Hunt was stabbed to death in Northampton on Valentine's Day.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information from the public

Six people have been charged with murder.

Power restored to 8,000 Norfolk & Suffolk homes

UK Power Networks have been working through the night to restore electricity. Credit: UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks say that they've managed to restore electricity to around 8,000 homes in Norfolk and Suffolk this morning.

Extra engineers have been drafted in to help get the power flowing again following damage to lines caused by Storm Doris yesterday.

However, some people may have to wait until this afternoon until things return to normal.

Homes still without power:

  • Norfolk: 6,607
  • Suffolk: 3,538
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