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Council review grass cutting policy after suggestion cutbacks less than pitch perfect

Underneath all this grass is a football pitch Credit: ITV News Anglia

Peterborough City Council who were criticised for cutting back on mowing the grass in some public spaces in order to save cash - have had something of a rethink.

The City council said reducing the number of times they carried out mowing would save them £24,000 but, it appears they've had a rethink and will be carrying out extra grass cutting this weekend following complaints from residents.

They added a review is also underway to assess whether the current city-wide grass cutting regime is sufficient


Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a knife-point robbery in a Peterborough shop.

At about 10.30am on Tuesday, May 31, a man entered the store in Lincoln Road, Millfield, and bought a drink.

He returned a short while later, holding a knife and made demands for money. The victim, a woman who was working in the shop, grabbed the phone and called police, with the offender leaving empty handed.

Detective Constable Liam Sweeney, from the Peterborough Robbery Squad, said: "This was a really frightening ordeal for the victim, thankfully she was not hurt and managed to call us straight away.

"I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV images to contact us."

Police confirm one person dead in A1 Peterborough crash

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Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed one person has died in a serious crash on the A1 in Peterborough.

Emergency services arrived to the single vehicle collision just before 09:00pm this evening.

The road's currently closed northbound between Oundle Road and the A47 Showground turn off.

Police say the road is likely to be shut for several hours. Diversions are in place.


Two men to appear in court over fox hunt investigation

The hunt travels through the village of Elton, near Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Two men have been summoned to appear in court following claims a fox was killed during a hunt on New Year's Day.

The 44-year-old and a 64-year-old, who have not been named, are accused of hunting a wild animal with dogs.

It is alleged to have taken place during the Fitzwilliam Hunt - which is one of Britain's oldest having been formed during the reign of Richard II.

The hunt takes place over 600 square miles of land between Stamford, Lincs., and Higham Ferrers, Cambs. It is claimed the fox was killed when the meet reached the village of Elton, near Peterborough.

The 44-year-old man is also charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Both men, from Peterborough, Cambs., will appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on July 27.

Do you recognise these two men?

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a robbery in Peterborough.

They were captured on CCTV around the time that four men had demanded a driver sitting in his car at Wheatdole, Orton Goldhay, hand over money to them and assaulted him.

The victim had been using his mobile phone at about 3pm on May 13 when the men approached and opened the door. He got out of the silver Honda Civic and was assaulted again before the robbers drove off in his car.

Cambridgeshire Police said the attack was unprovoked and would like to speak to anyone who recognises these two men.

Services on East Midlands trains cancelled following fire on train

Train services between Peterborough and Grantham have been cancelled following a fire on a train in Peterborough.

Lines are currently closed and cancellations are expected until this evening.

Rail replacement buses are being sourced for people travelling to Peterborough, Grantham and North Gate stations.

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