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  1. Men jailed over fuel theft spree

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    Two Cambridge men who stole £3,000-worth of fuel from filling stations around the county have each been jailed for three years.

    Sean Fowler, 26, of Fallowfield, and James Peyton, of Scotland Road, stole a Volkswagen Golf during a burglary in Chesterton on 12 May, according to police.

    Peterborough Crown Court heard that over the course of the next month the pair used the car to steal fuel 28 times from filling stations in Cambridgeshire.

    They were caught after officers identified them from CCTV images.

    Fowler, left, and Peyton

    Fowler, pictured left, and Peyton admitted conspiracy to steal and handling stolen goods in connection with the fuel thefts.

    They also carried out a burglary on High Street, Chesterton, on 22 June, stealing a Kia Rio. They denied the burglary but were convicted following a trial.

    The pair also received driving disqualifications.

    Det Con Lisa Bacon, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "Fowler and Peyton were prolific offenders, using a stolen vehicle in nearly 40 offences in the space of a month."

  2. Busiest week of the year for Royal Mail workers

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    Royal Mail workers at the Peterborough mail centre wore festive jumpers and Santa hats as they sorted cards and parcels during the busiest week of the year.

    Christmas post

    A massive 1.34 million items were processed at the Papyrus Road centre yesterday alone, and staff will expect to send out 138 million parcels over the festive period.

    More than 700 employees work at the centre - with 100 temporary staff taken on for the Christmas rush.

    Christmas post

    Don't forget - the last posting dates for Christmas are 20 December for second class mail, and 21 December for first class.

  3. Phone stolen after internet auction sale

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    Pheasant Grove, Peterborough

    Police in Peterborough are investigating the theft of a mobile phone - after its sale had been agreed over the internet.

    Detectives say the victim organised to deliver the high-value Samsung to Pheasant Grove, Werrington, at about 18:15 on Monday.

    A man claiming to be the buyer took the phone and ran off without paying. He was described as a black man, aged between 21 and 40, and he wore a blue body warmer and black Nike boots.

    Det Sgt Jacqueline Shersby said: "We'd like to advise people to be cautious about delivering high-value items to addresses that are sold via online auction sites."

  4. MP pleased after chicken farm and abattoir application rejected

    Peterborough Telegraph

    MP Shailesh Vara said he was pleased Huntingdonshire District Council refused planning permission for a significant poultry farm and abattoir close to both South Stanground and Farcet.

  5. The dangerous road markings causing swerves and near misses on the A14

    Cambridge News

    A resident has claimed lane markings on the A14 near Cambridge are causing swerves and near misses, which almost resulted in him being hit by a lorry twice within 10 days.

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    Severe disruption: A142 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A142 Cambridgeshire both ways severe disruption, near Soham Road.

    A142 Cambridgeshire - A142 in Stuntney blocked and queuing traffic in both directions near the Soham Road junction, because of a jackknifed lorry.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Dr Myles Bradbury

    Mousumi Bakshi

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.

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  8. Scooter driver injured in St Neots

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    The driver of a mobility scooter has been injured in a collision involving a lorry in St Neots this morning.

    It happened on the B1428 Huntingdon Street at about 08:23.

    The man suffered minor injuries, according to police, but was taken by air ambulance to hospital.

    air ambo
  9. Cyclist seriously injured in Cambridge crash

    Orla Moore

    BBC Local Live

    A cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after colliding with a car in Cambridge last night.

    Trumpington St, Cambridge

    It happened at about 22:30 on Trumpington High Street.

    The cyclist - a man in his 30s - suffered serious injuries, but remains stable.

    Police are appealing for witnesses and say they particularly want to speak to the driver of a white van who stopped at the scene to help. No arrests have been made.

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    Severe accident: A1309 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1309 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, between A1301 Shelford Road and A1134 Trumpington Road.

    A1309 Cambridgeshire - A1309 High Street in Trumpington closed in both directions between the A1301 Shelford Road junction and the A1134 Trumpington Road junction, because of a serious accident. Also affecting Anstey Way between A1309 High Street and Foster Road.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Peterborough United 5-2 Woking highlights

    Peterborough's Jack Marriott scores twice as they shake off non-league Woking 5-2 to reach the FA Cup third round.

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    Severe congestion: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe congestion, at J33 A10.

    A14 Cambridgeshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on A14 eastbound at J33, A10 (Milton Interchange).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Police end landfill search for Corrie

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    Video caption: Corrie Mckeague: Police say inquiry will continue but not indefinitely.

    Suffolk Police call off a landfill site search for missing Corrie Mckeague, but the inquiry continues.

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    Video caption: Military flare explodes at Waterbeach recycling centre.

    The military flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.

  15. Spate of cigarette thefts across county linked

    Thieves have raided four shops in the past two weeks, making off with a haul of cigarettes each time, and leading police to believe the thefts could be linked.

    Four men broke in to the Co-op in Linton on 30 November, using a hatchet to smash the front window.

    Co-op in Linton
    Image caption: Hatchet-wielding thieves smashed the window of the Co-op in Linton

    At about 23:30 on Sunday, 10 December, the Tesco petrol station in Neil Way in Ramsey was broken into by raiders using axes.

    In the early hours of Monday, at about 01:10, four people broke into the Co-op in Wisbech Road in Littleport.

    The second of the morning took place at about 01:25 when four men broke in to Asda in Clay Street in Soham.

    A police spokesman said the raids are "believed to be linked, but officers are keeping an open mind as the investigation progresses".

  16. Christmas angel 'lands' on Prickwillow phone box

    An angel has landed on a phone box bringing Christmas cheer to a Cambridgeshire village.

    Angel sculpture on phone box

    The angel is the creation of Ouse Life drawing group artists Cary Outis and Magenta Kang, and appeared on top of the telephone box in Prickwillow, near Ely, at the weekend.

    The box was bought from BT for £1 by the village in 2010 and for several years has been "dressed up" for the festive season.

    Angel on phone box

    In 2012 it was wrapped up as a giant Christmas present, in 2014 it was "blinged-up" as a bauble and in 2015 it was disguised as a massive gold "Quality Street" sweet.