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Injured man 'lucky' not to be impaled by fence post

A man was hurt after a fence post came through the windscreen. Credit: EEAST

A man's received a serious injury after a wooden fence post came through his windscreen this morning.

Ambulance staff said he was "very lucky" not to be impaled on the post. It happened in a crash at The Cotes in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

The vehicle collided with a fence and a stationary vehicle in a garden.

Four other people in the vehicle were also taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital.


Charity celebrates its first year at Downing Street reception

The Chancellor George Osborne with the Fairhurst family

A charity set up in memory of a Cambridgeshire teenager has celebrated its first anniversary at a Downing Street reception.

Liam Fairhurst from Soham was 14-years-old when he died of cancer four years ago. He raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity before his death.

His brother Callum has since continued his fundraising efforts. Last year, he established the Liam Fairhurst Foundation which supports young people affected by cancer and other serious conditions.

The charity held a reception at 11 Downing Street last night to mark its first anniversary.


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