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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.

Lidl to create 500 new jobs in Peterborough

Lidl to plans to open a regional distribution centre in Peterborough. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

Supermarket chain Lidl has announced plans to open a new regional distribution centre in Peterborough. It says this will create up to 500 jobs in the area.

The centre is set to be Lidl's largest in Britain and is part of the company's plan to invest £1.45bn in the UK this year and next. The centre will manage the supply and distribution of food and other items in the region.

Lidl has exchanged contracts on a 34-acre site at Gateway Peterborough, off Junction 17 of the A1. It will now seek planning consent for the project.

"Peterborough is ideally located and we’re pleased to be bringing more jobs to the local community”.

– Adrienne Howells, Lidl Head of Warehouse Expansion
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