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More people are using Cambridge’s guided busway, but there is disappointment as the number of journeys being made is still only “roughly half” what had originally been promised.

Huntingdon Carnival saw its biggest turnout since the event was re-launched three years ago, organisers have said.

Environmental improvements starting next week in Ermine Street, Little Stukeley - being built as a condition of the redevelopment of Alconbury airfield - will last six months.

A mausoleum could be built in a St Ives cemetery but the town council will only go ahead with the project if there is enough support for it.

A glider pilot from Ramsey flew his aircraft continuously for more than seven hours without landing, using nothing but hot-air thermals to stay airborne.

St Neots News

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A petition has been launched calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to reconsider plans for a new bridge in St Neots.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a store in Berkley Street, St Neots.

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Huntingdonshire’s first history festival has been hailed a success, attracting more than 5,000 people to a string of events over the last month.

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Firefighters were called to deal with another field fire on Wednesday, the latest in a recent flurry.

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Performance by train operator Govia Thameslink Rail (GTR) is heading in the right direction, Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly has said - but services are still nowhere near where they should be.

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Sport

Yesterday, 12:44

Richard Phelan was a Hunts AC medal marvel in the Eastern Masters Championships last weekend.

St Ives Cycling Club talent Nathan Gibson claimed a podium finish in the latest round of the Mud Sweat & Gears Eastern Series.

It’s a case of like son, like father for one local cricketing family.

Jack Burgin is all smiles as he powers to glory in the latest round of the Eastern Road Race League.

Manager Matt Clements is thrilled to see another St Neots Town man progress into the professional game.

What's On

Monday, August 6, 2018

Day four of the 2018 Folk Festival was set to be another scorcher with both the gloriously sunny weather, and the music line-up. Irish Mythen kicked off on Stage One, her musical perfomance punctuated by some absorbing story-telling and craic which had also entertained the crowd during her performance on Stage Two on Saturday.

Sicario 2: Soldado, the sequel to 2015’s outstanding Sicario, sees Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return as CIA agent Matt Graver and hitman Alejandro Gillick to once again do battle with the drug cartels of Mexico.

This was my first time at Cambridge Folk Festival but I hope it won’t be my last.

I would say Gordie MacKeeman, of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, is a virtoso fiddle player, except I need a more exhilarating word than that. He doesn’t just play at lightning speed, he plays with the fiddle under his arm while he is doing a thundering step dance. He plays standing on top of a double bass, while the double bass is being played by someone else.

Thursday nights, the first night of Cambridge Folk Festival used to be just the night you stomped round the ground, set up your tent, got your wristband and saw a couple of low-key acts with a beer.

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