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Controversial Christmas tree back in prime position in Peterborough

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Peterborough's controversial Christmas Tree is back on Cathedral Square for the third year running.

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The reusable modern tree which cost £40,000 has not gone down well with everyone.

However the City Council says the tree which will last them five years has meant they're making significant savings on their Christmas decorations.

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Warehouse fire causes three crashes on A47 at Peterborough

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The A47 at Peterborough is closed because of a big warehouse fire that has been causing dangerous driving conditions.

Police say the flames are now out at the window company at Ivatt Way.

But they are still dealing with three crashes caused by smoke blowing across the carriageway.

The road is expected to reopen in the next half an hour once recovery work is completed.

Headstones toppled as vandals target cemetery on Halloween night

Around thirty headstones have been toppled at cemetery in Thorney near Peterborough. The vandalism took place over two successive nights, starting on Halloween.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.


Rikki Neave: Man arrested on suspicion of murder released

Rikki Neave's body was found in 1994. Credit: Rikki Neave.

A 36-year-old man suspected of murdering six-year-old Rikki Neave in Peterborough over 20 years ago has been released from police bail.

James Watson, from the Peterborough area, has been held since being extradited from Portugal last year.

Rikki was found strangled near his home on the Welland estate in 1994.

His mother was later charged but acquitted of his murder. She was jailed for seven years for child cruelty.

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