Yasir Ali and Daaim Ashraf have been sentenced to 37 years between them.

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Two men from Peterborough have been jailed for a total of 37 years following a five-year campaign of sexual abuse against teenage girls.

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Peterborough woman becomes 'poster girl' for Motor Neurone Disease charity

Charlotte Fletcher Credit: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Poster on the London underground Credit: Motor Neurone Disease Association

A woman from Peterborough has been chosen as the face of a national poster campaign to highlight Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month.

Over the next few weeks, 29-year-old Charlotte Fletcher will appear on more than 650 posters at 130 train stations across England and Wales.

The poster, produced by the Motor Neurone Disease Association, will be officially unveiled at Peterborough train station today.


Man guilty of murdering girlfriend's two-year-old daughter

Amina Agboola
Amina Agboola Credit: Cambs Police

A man has been found guilty of murdering a two-year-old girl after becoming frustrated at her soiling herself. Amina Agboola, two, was found injured and like a "rag doll" at her home near Peterborough on November 21 last year. She died later that day after being taken to hospital.

Her mother's boyfriend, Dean Harris, later admitted manslaughter, saying he had lost his temper and kicked her in the stomach, Cambridge Crown Court heard.

Harris, 19, of Scott Drive, Yaxley, denied murder but was found guilty by a jury today after about two hours of deliberations.

Sarah Racqueman, 29, also of Scott Drive, was cleared of causing or allowing her daughter's death. She had already admitted cruelty to two other children.

State of the art building to transform Peterborough hospice care

Work on the new Sue Ryder building begins in September

It's been announced that work on a £6m state of the art building extension to a hospice in Peterborough will begin in September.

It's hoped the new 20-bed Sue Ryder hospice, built adjacent to the existing centre on Thorpe Road, will be ready to welcome its first patients next summer.

The announcement comes 15 months after the start of an appeal to raise the £6m needed for the project.

Whittlesey: England fans take patriotism to a new level by covering house in national flag

Paul Skutela's house in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
Paul Skutela's house in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

As the World Cup kicks off today, a couple of England fans from Whittlesey near Peterborough have gone all patriotic.

Paul Skutela and his wife Kay have covered their house in England flags which they've been collecting over the years.

They first decorated their house for the 2006 World Cup in Germany and have added more flags ever since.

Paul Skutela putting the finishing touches to his house.
Paul Skutela putting the finishing touches to his house. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Paul and his wife Kay.
Paul and his wife Kay. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Someone has to support England at the moment," Paul told ITV News Anglia.

"We're not playing the best at the moment, but I think we need to get behind the boys and the best way to do it is to show how patriotic you are by showing the flag."


Fixers: How a teenager from Peterborough is using his love of comic book heroes to inspire others

It's the inspiring story from a young man from Peterborough who's fighting his cancer with the help of some super-heroes.

Ben Clifton has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to pass on his message to other teens.

He believes that staying strong can help you battle the disease and he's using comic book heroes to help him prove it.

Click below to hear Ben's story

Find out more about Fixers here

Drama in the skies as security alert causes sonic boom over Peterborough

Typhoon aircraft were scrambled to intercept a civilian plane.
Typhoon aircraft were scrambled to intercept a civilian plane. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A sonic boom which shook Peterborough this lunchtime was caused by military jets.

Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby were scrambled to intercept a civilian plane which lost radio contact with air traffic control.

A spokesman said for operational reasons they were authorised to go supersonic.

The civilian plane managed to regain contact before the jets arrived.

“The MOD can confirm that Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby were launched from Quick Reaction Alert this afternoon to investigate a civilian aircraft which had lost radio contact with air traffic control," an RAF Coningsby spokesman said.

"The civilian aircraft re-established communication prior to intercept and was released to proceed en route. The Typhoon aircraft were authorised to go supersonic over land for operational reasons, any inconvenience caused to local residents is regretted.”

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