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Nine year old boy dies after Cambridgeshire crash

A nine year old boy has died after a crash in Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Boy who was seriously injured in a collision at Gamlingay in Cambridgeshire last Thursday has died.

Nine-year-old Archie Stevens, of Western Way, Sandy, Bedfordshire, died in hospital early on Saturday afternoon.

The collision at about 10am in Drove Road, which involved two cars, also resulted in the death of his grandfather, 68-year-old Martin Harker, of Green Acres, Sandy, who died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101.

Pensioner beats off mugger with walking stick

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire has beaten off a mugger with her walking stick. It happened yesterday afternoon in Gamlingay after a man tried to grab her handbag. The woman in her seventies fought back hitting him with her walking stick until he fell to the ground.

The thief still managed to escape with a small amount of money and a mobile phone. The woman escaped uninjured. Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened in Gamlingay at about three o'clock yesterday afternoon to get in contact.


Villagers open turbine

Villagers are officially opening their wind turbine Credit: ITV News Anglia

Villagers at Gamlingay in Cambridgeshire are officially opening their wind turbine today.

They raised nearly £1m from local businesses and residents to build the turbine.

They have also turned the village hall into an eco-hub.

Ash dieback in Gamlingay

The Wildlife Trust is sad to report that Gamlingay Wood, one of the Trust’s ancient woodland nature reserves in South Cambridgeshire has Ash dieback.

This is the first confirmed case on a Wildlife Trust nature reserve in Cambridgeshire, and also a first for the county’s ancient woodlands.

The reserve remains open to visitors but, for biosecurity reasons, the public are reminded that if they do visit Gamlingay Wood to check their footwear on leaving and remove any organic matter.