Car's near miss on level crossing

Police are investigating after a motorist crashed through safety barriers at a level crossing in Whittlesey near Peterborough.

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East Coast mainline promise faster and more reliable trains

There's a promise of faster and more reliable train journeys on the East Coast mainline.

£2.7 billion is to be spent on nearly 500 new carriages to run on the line, which serves Stevenage and Peterborough.

The new trains will have nearly 20% more seats and reduce journey times by up to 15 minutes. The new stock, which is being built in Britain by Hitachi Rail, will come into service in four years time.

Click below to watch an interview with Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer:


The family of Peterborough murder victim express their grief

Mohammed "Haroon" Sanghar. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The family of Peterborough murder victim Mohammed "Haroon" Sanghar have expressed their grief at his loss.

Haroon's family released a statement which reads: "We are deeply saddened by the death of our son. Haroon will be a huge loss to our family."

18-year-old Haroon from Cromwell Road, suffered serious injuries after being involved in an incident with a black Vauxhall Astra on Thursday, April 10.

Two men from Bedford have been charged with his murder.

Inquest hears how girl cried for help after driving into river

An inquest has been told an 18 year old girl could be heard shouting for help as her car sank into a river near Peterborough, after she accidentally drove off the road.

Hannah Yates from Whittlesey drowned in November last year in the River Nene, next to a notorious stretch of road known as North Bank.

A safety barrier has since been installed on the bend where it happened.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes


Protests pass peacefully in Peterborough

Two protests in Peterborough passed off peacefully today without major disruption to the city. The English Defence League (EDL) demonstrated while Peterborough Trades Union Council held a counter protest.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. Cambridgeshire police was supported by colleagues from 11 forces across the country and the operation involve specialist public order officers, dog units, horses and a helicopter.

Road closures and extra police for Peterborough protests

Members of the English Defence League march through Peterborough in 2010 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridgeshire police will be supported by colleagues from 11 forces from across the country as two protests take place in Peterborough today.

There will be specialist public order officers, dog units, horses and a helicopter deployed for the protests by the English Defence League (EDL) and the Peterborough Trades Union Council (PTUC).

There will also be extra community patrols throughout the city to provide reassurance to local people and deal with any incidents.

The English Defence League (EDL) march will start at around 2pm in London Road and proceed over Town Bridge, past Bridge Street Police Station and then congregate on Lower Bridge Street at Peterborough Magistrates' Court.

Temporary road closures will be applied for on London Road and Town Bridge while the protest takes place.

The counter protest by the Peterborough Trades Union Council (PTUC) will start about 12.30pm at Bishops Road car park and proceed along Rivergate, and congregate at the Key Theatre car park.

Temporary road closures will be applied for on Rivergate, Bishops Road and some immediate surrounding streets while the protest takes place.

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