Cambridgeshire pub campaigners are runners-up for national prize
Campaigners who saved a Cambridgeshire pub from closure have received national recognition. The historic Three Tuns pub in Guilden Morden, near Royston, was rescued by locals - they've been named as runners-up for the Campaign for Real Ale's Pub Saving Award.
Over 270 locals chipped in to buy the Three Tuns in 2018. Before that, it had been closed for six years and risked being re-developed into housing.
The community invested £250,000 in the project, while a further £100,000 came from grants and loans from the government's 'More Than A Pub' programme.
Paul Ainsworth, co-ordinator of the Pub Saving Award, said: "We've had more nominations for this award than ever before, which shows how much momentum is behind these type of community-driven campaigns."