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Lower leg amputated eight years after operation left woman unable to walk

Sophie Nicholson had an operation to correct a high arch. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A woman from Peterborough has had her lower leg amputated - eight years after receiving the wrong operation to correct a problem with her foot.

In 2007 Sophie Nicholson had bone removed from her left foot to correct a high arch - but it left her in pain and unable to walk. After suffering for eight years she chose to have the foot removed.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust has admitted other options should have been considered, and paid her more than £300,000 in compensation.


Seven taken to hospital following Peterborough bus crash

Firefighters on the scene Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue

Seven patients had to be taken to Peterborough City Hospital with a variety of minor injuries following a collision between a bus and a car.

East of England Ambulance Service said the following patients had been taken to hospital for treatment:

  • Female car driver aged in 50s
  • Female car passenger
  • Four women and one man (bus passengers)

A man and a woman were taken to a Minor Injuries Unit while four people were discharged at the scene.

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Bus crash witness describes bloodied passengers

The bus caused severe damage to the office building. Credit: Cambs Fire and Rescue

An onlooker has told how he heard a "really, really loud bang" after a bus crashed in to an office building in Peterborough, leaving seven requiring hospital treatment.

After the bus drove into the side of a Guide Dogs regional office, Tahir Hussain, who works in the building two doors away, said he and his staff had to be evacuated because of a suspected gas leak after taking in people who had been on board.

A few of the passengers came out of the bus with bloody noses and whiplash. Some of them came in and we offered them cups of tea and coffee.

– Tahir Hussain

A spokeswoman for the Guide Dogs regional office, which was badly damaged, said no people or dogs were injured in the crash.

Twelve 'walking wounded' after Peterborough bus crash

The bus smashed into a building Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue

Twelve 'walking wounded' and two casualties are being treated by ambulance services following a crash between a bus and a car in Peterborough today.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue two men from the car by 1pm.

A further twelve walking wounded are being treated by the ambulance service at a nearby triage centre.

The bus crashed into a building, so a structural engineer has been called to assess the 'severe' damage. A gas engineer was also on site to isolate the mains.


Roads closed in Peterborough after bus and car collide

The crash happened in the city centre Credit: ITV News Central

The public are being asked to avoid the Broadway area of Peterborough city centre today after a road traffic collision.

The road has been cordoned off between Church Walk and Broadway near to the theatre.

There was a collision between a bus and a car there at 11.43am this morning. The single decker bus also collided with a building.

Police, fire crews, ambulance and air ambulance are on the scene.

  1. Anglia

Dog shot with crossbow bolt wins pet survivor award

Ziggy has been named pet survivor 2015. Credit: PDSA

A Staffordshire bull terrier who survived being shot in the head with a crossbow has won a national award.

Three-year-old Ziggy has been named PDSA Pet Survivor 2015.

Late last year Ziggy was found wandering alone in woodland near Wansford, Peterborough, by dog walkers.

Cees Bennett, of Vets4Pets in Peterborough, said: “X-rays revealed that the bolt had deflected off the exterior of his skull, miraculously missing all vital blood vessels, nerves, his eye and his ear canal – it was a one-in-a-million chance that he survived.”

Dominic O’Hare and Anna Burtonwood, from Watford, are Ziggy's new owners.

Dominic said: “We immediately knew he was the dog for us and applied to adopt him. I know he had plenty of offers so we were over the moon when we found out he could come home with us as soon as he was well enough.

"Ziggy is such an incredible dog – despite everything he’s been through, he’s still incredibly trusting and affectionate. We are absolutely overwhelmed that he’s won the public vote to be named PDSA Pet Survivor 2015 – it’s a tribute to his amazing survival spirit.”

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Riverside redevelopment approved by city council

The site now (left) and how architects are hoping it will look. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Plans for a £120 million makeover of a derelict riverside site in the heart of Peterborough have been approved by the city council

The local authority has given the green light to the redevelopment of the Fletton Quays area which could include almost 300 new homes as well as shops and restaurants.

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