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Heatwave warning over swimming in rivers and lakes following drowning

There have been further warnings for people not to swim in lakes, rivers and reservoirs during the current hot weather. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There have been further warnings for people not to swim in lakes, rivers and reservoirs during the current hot weather.

The caution comes after a man died in the Crown Lakes near Peterborough over the weekend.

Police and Fire services are warning that as tempting as open water swimming is during the heatwave there are many hidden dangers.

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Fresh call for rail re-nationalisation after East Coast mainline comes back under government control

The East Coast mainline has been re-nationalised for the third time after successive private companies failed to keep the trains running. Credit: ITV News

There have been fresh calls from the Labour party for the rail network to be re-nationalised as the East East mainline through Stevenage and Peterborough came back under government control.

Stagecoach and Virgin agreed to pay £3.3 billion to run the franchise until 2023 but the contract was ended prematurely after they failed to hit revenue targets.

Now the line has been re-nationalised for the third time after successive private companies failed to keep the trains running.

The company now running the line is know as London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and will be run by the same managing director, David Horne.

Labour were campaigning at stations calling for the re-nationalisation of all the private rail operating companies.

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'No further lines of enquiry' in Rikki Neave murder probe

Rikki Neave was found dead in woodland in 1994. Credit: Family photo

Police in Cambridgeshire say they have reached another dead end in the search for the killer of a schoolboy in 1994.

Three years ago detectives re-opened their investigation into the death of six-year-old Rikki Neave in Peterborough. One man was arrested but later released without charge.

Following a review by the Crown Prosecution Service, police say they have "no further active lines of enquiry".

"It is frustrating that despite three years of detailed investigations we are not able to tell Rikki’s family what happened on the day of his murder but we will not give up hope to do so one day."

– Paul Fullwood, Assistant Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire

Boy, 15, charged over two sexual assaults in Peterborough

Both attacks took place in the Rhubarb Bridge Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenage boy has been charged with rape, robbery and sexual assault nearly nine months after two attacks in Peterborough.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, was arrested last Thursday, June 7, and appeared before magistrates the following day.

He is charged with rape, possession of an offensive weapon, robbery and sexual assault.

The charges related to two attacks in the Rhubarb Bridge area of Bretton last year. The first took place on Saturday September 30 and the second on Friday October 6.

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