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Dementia centre opens in Peterborough

A new centre for people with dementia is being opened in Peterborough today following a £500,000 make-over.

The Dementia Resource Centre, Peterborough Credit: Amey LG Ltd

The Dementia Resource Centre, run by the Alzheimer's Society, will act as an "advice hub" - providing access to information, support groups and training.

CCTV images released of two men police want to trace in connection with Peterborough sexual assault

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with a sexual assault in Peterborough.

The incident happened at about 5.30am on Sunday (August 3) as the victim was walking along Eastfield Road, at its junction with Whalley Street.

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Two men walking in the opposite direction approached the victim, who is in her 30s, and sexually assaulted her.

There was a scuffle and the men made off after a man passing in a white car stopped to help the woman.

Detectives previously appealed for the man to come forward but he has not so far.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

"I would urge anyone who thinks they recognise the men in these images to come forward as they could have very important information for this inquiry.”

– Detective Sergeant Sharon Nicolson, Cambridgeshire Police

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Nicolson on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


92-year-old former spitfire pilot prepares for first ever skydive

92 year old Peter Proctor.

A former spitfire pilot is preparing to make his very first skydive in Peterborough.

92-year-old Peter Proctor never had to use his parachute during the second world war, but he will be deploying one during a charity jump at Sibson airfield this morning.

Picture of Peter Proctor when he was a spitfire pilot.

He's raising money for the RAF Association, which provides support to servicemen and their families.


Peterborough: UK's biggest beer festival gets underway

The UK's biggest outdoor beer festival kicks off in Peterborough later. Credit: PA

The UK's biggest outdoor beer festival kicks off in Peterborough later.

The event, which is now in its 37th year, will showcase more than 400 real ales and 60 ciders.

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the five day festival on The Embankment.

"Pubs are closing at a phenomenal rate - it's something like 30 per week across the country.

What we want to do is of course get people back into those pubs.

It's proving more and more difficult as supermarkets sell very cheap beer from their shops."

– Dickie Bird, CAMRA

Two brothers from Peterborough jailed for people smuggling

Two brothers from Peterborough who provided a "bespoke travel service" for Pakistani nationals who had overstayed their student visa have been jailed for people smuggling.

Abdul Rashid, 54, and Abdul Majid, 51, arranged for people to leave the UK under false identities on coach trips to Europe, according to Kent Police.

Some of those who travelled were Pakistani students in the UK on expired visas - or visas due to expire, and who faced deportation back to their home country, a force spokesman said.

The men each pleaded guilty to breaching UK immigration law and a further charge under the Proceeds of Crime Act in June this year.

Rashid was jailed for three years and Majid for one year at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.

Wind turbine test rig being transported from Peterborough to Stanhoe on Wednesday could cause delays

Police are warning there will be an abnormal load travelling through Cambridgeshire and Norfolk on Wednesday (20 August) from 9.30am.

A test rig for a wind turbine blade measuring 44m long will be escorted by Norfolk Police from the A1 near Peterborough to a site at Stanhoe, in Norfolk.

The planned route is as follows: A47 Cambs border – A149 – A148 – B1454 – local roads to site.

Delays are expected.

Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder after an attack in Peterborough on Friday that has left a man critically ill in hospital. It happened in Cobden Avenue around 11am.

Antonio Conceitao, 33, of Cobden Avenue, Peterborough has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a bladed article. He will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (August 18).

The victim, a 32 year man, remains in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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