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Scouts turn out in force for St George's Day celebration

There was a big turnout at Peterborough's Nene Park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of scouts gathered in Peterborough this afternoon for a day of activities to honour St George.

Children of all aged joined in with the celebration at Nene Park where they had a go at things likes archery and rock climbing.

The scouts used to parade through the city centre instead, but this year they wanted to try something different.

Normally, we parade through the city centre.

As long as I've been doing it, I remember parading through the city centre and just doing that but this year we're out in Nene Park doing so many different activities.

You've got climbing walls, archery, cooking, crafts - there's so much.

– Simon Burgess, 14th Nene Scouts


Drug dealer jailed after £10,000 worth of drugs discovered

Azeem Nazir has been jailed for three years for possession with intent to supply. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A drug dealer has been jailed for three years after police discovered more than more than £10,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine at a house in Peterborough.

24-year-old Azeem Nazir was arrested in April 2016, after officers carried out a search of the home on Windmill Street.

They found £2,590 in cash, five mobile phones and 800 small wraps of what were believed to be class A drugs.

Further testing revealed the wraps contained heroine and crack cocaine worth an estimated £10,655.

Police dogs were involved in the search of the property. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Nazir pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply at Cambridge Crown Court on 6 April.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, for each charge to run concurrently.

“Drug dealing will not be tolerated in Peterborough and I hope this sentence sends a strong message to those who feel this kind of behaviour is acceptable.”

– PC Rob Giffen, Cambridgeshire Police

Dashcam footage captures car overturning with toddler on board

Shocking dashcam footage has captured the moment a car flipped onto its roof in Peterborough - while 20-month-old toddler was on board.

Tania Chikwature, 32, was jailed for 26 weeks after admitting to drink driving and dangerous driving.

She was more than three times over the drink-drive limit when she lost control of her Nissan Qashqai on 12 December.

Her son in the back of the car at the time, but was unhurt. She sustained unspecified injuries.

The entire incident was captured in dash-cam footage and was witnessed by lorry driver Richard Jones.


Woman dies in car crash on A47 in Cambridgeshire

The crash happened at the Cambridgeshire village of Castor. Credit: PA

A woman has died after a car crash in on the A47 in Cambridgeshire.

It happened on the westbound carriageway by the village of Caster around 6.45pm on 6 April.

A white Volkswagon Golf and a red Vauxhall Corsa collided.

The driver of the Corsa, 44-year-old Suzanne Foulstone from Peterborough, died the following day.

The driver of the Golf, a 55-year-old woman from Stamford, suffered minor injuries.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Candidates for Mayor of Cambridgeshire go head to head

The candidates competing for the Anglia region's most powerful job in politics will go head to head for the first time tonight.

All seven of the people pitching to be the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are expected at a hustings in Ely Cathedral, where voters will be able to question them on their policies.

The creation of the Mayor marks one of the biggest changes in local government for a generation.

The election will be held on 4 May.

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