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Woman jailed for killing the parents of Peterborough boy in A47 crash

Stephen, Lucas and Samantha Durber. Credit: Durber family

A woman has been jailed for 12 months for killing the parents of a three-year-old boy from Peterborough.

Debra Weston from Nottingham was also handed a three-year driving ban after admitting two charges of causing death by careless driving.

Stephen and Samantha Durber were killed in the crash on the A47 near Sutton in August 2013.

Three-year-old Lucas survived.

Mother of murdered Peterborough boy wins battle to get police to review the case

Ruth Neave at a press conference back in November. Credit: ITV News Anglia

20 years after she was cleared of her son's murder, a mother from Cambridgeshire has won her battle to get police to review the case.

Rikki Neave.

Ruth Neave claimed there had been a 'large and widespread cover-up' by police in the wake of her six-year-old son Rikki's death.

Detectives now say they'll review the investigation.

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Railway expert fights plans to close a number of crossing on the East Coast Mainline

A railway expert is fighting plans to close a number of road crossings on the East Coast Mainline.

Robin Jones says the proposed closures from the Peterborough area down to Stevenage are an unnecessary cost cutting measure.

But Network Rail says it will make the line safer as well as reducing the chances of crossings being misused by motorists.

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

Search for missing man in Cambridgeshire

John Brophy Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire police is appealing for help to find a man who has been missing from his home in Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough.

John Brophy who lives alone was last seen on January 8th.

He was reported missing on the 12th January after he missed a medical appointment.

This is out of character for John and his family are keen for him to get in touch, if only to let them know he is ok."

– Det Sgt Kath McCready

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Will you recycle your Christmas tree?

Remember to recycle your Christmas trees Credit: ITV News Anglia

As twelfth night approaches, people living in Peterborough are being reminded to recycle their real Christmas trees.

There are 20,000 people in the city who have signed up to the City Council's garden-waste collection service and now they're being reminded that they can recycle their trees along with their garden waste.

All they need to do is cut the tree up and place it in their brown bin, ready for collection as usual.

Christmas tree recycling is also available at three locations in the city from today the 2nd January and 16th january.

  • Notcutts Garden Centre, Orton Waterville
  • Barn Garden Centre, Gunthorpe Road, Paston
  • AVS Fencing, Padholme Road East

All trees put in brown bins or taken to one of the tree drop off points, will be turned into compost or mulch.

"We're encouraging all Peterborough residents to recycle their real Christmas trees by disposing of them in the correct way. Doing so will support the Love Peterborough; Go green, Keep it clean campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill in the city."

– Cllr Gavin Elsey

For more information about the Love Peterborough; Go green, Keep it clean campaign, you can go towww.peterborough.gov.uk/lovepeterborough

Network Rail faces hefty fines after train disruption

A quieter scene at Peterborough station yesterday Credit: ITV News Anglia

Network Rail is facing a multi-million pound fine after overrunning engineering works caused thousands of trains to be cancelled on one of the busiest days of the year.

An investigation has been launched after the "unacceptable problems" which caused King's Cross to close. The East Coast mainline runs from King's Cross, through Stevenage and Peterborough to Scotland.

Network Rail's managing director Robin Gisby apologised for the mayhem saying he was "deeply sorry" for the disruption.

He added: "We've had an army of 11,000 engineers out over Christmas Day and Boxing Day at 2,000 locations nationwide.

"Over 90% have been completed and handed back to-time but I realise this is no consolation for the thousands affected today."

He said Network Rail would pay compensation to train operators, but would not say whether affected customers will be in line for pay-outs.

In July this year the firm was fined a record £53.1 million by the rail regulator for "shortfalls in performance".

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