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Ten people in hospital overcome by fumes from BBQ used to keep house warm

Ten people have been taken to hospital after they were overcome with fumes from a barbecue which was apparently used to keep a house warm in Cambridgeshire.

Twelve people in total escaped from the house in Plantation Road in Sawston when the carbon monoxide alarm went off earlier this morning.

Ten of those twelve people had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

Fire station commander Wayne Swales said using a barbecue indoors was "extremely dangerous"

He said: "Not only does it put the residents at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, but it is also a serious fire hazard.

"Luckily, this property was fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm, which alerted the residents to the situation so they were able to seek help.

"Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and we would urge residents to think about fitting a carbon monoxide detector in their properties."

– Wayne Swales, Fire station commander


Man makes marriage proposal - on a cake!

You may have remembered a few months back we brought you the story of the man who handed his resignation in on a cake.

Chris Holmes resignation letter written on a cake.

Yes, Chris Holmes from Sawston in Cambridgeshire decided to leave his job at Stansted Airport to start up his own cake-making business, so it seemed only fitting that, rather than announce his departure in writing, he should put it in icing.

Well just a few months on and he is using his baking skills for another big occasion...this time, a proposal.

Heart-shaped cake made for Joe Salmon.

This was the cake, made for Joe Salmon, who popped the question to his girlfriend Rebecca Webb.

The heart-shaped creation was decorated with the question piped in pink icing, complete with the ring.

The heart-shaped cake was finished off with a plinth for the ring.
The heart-shaped creation did the job - Joe's girlfriend said yes.

New stadium proposed for Cambridge City Football Club

Cambridge City Football Club is currently based at Milton Road, Cambridge

The public are being asked for their views on plans for a new stadium for Cambridge City Football Club. The club wants to move from Milton Road in Cambridge to the site of an old rubbish tip to the north of Sawston.

The stadium would hold 3,000 seated and standing fans. The proposals include two floodlit football pitches, as well as fitness and conference facilities. The consultation runs until 6th May.


Flat fire may have been started deliberately

Police are investigating a possible arson attack at a block of flats in Cambridgeshire.

They believe the fire was started in the entrance area of the flats on The Green Road in Sawston at about seven o'clock in the evening on Sunday 20th May.

The Fire Service rescued six people from balconies. There were no serious injuries, but one person was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.