HERE is our look back at 2008. Be sure to check back on www.huntspost24.co.uk to see how the rest of the year unfolded. ANOTHER car crashed into the garden of Alan and Susan Ives. A blue Peugeot became the third car of the year to crash into their garden and raised the total to 50 cars in 15 years. A HAIRDRESSER had the shock of her life after a 4ft snake slithered out of her toilet. Jane Finnigan, 32, said: "I did well not to spill my tea I was that shocked." THE home of a Cambourne PCSO was raided by police who mistook her poorly insulated home for a cannabis factory. Infa-red aerial shots showed the house of Zally Huseyin, 46, 'pulsating' with heat, and she was horrified when fellow officers banged on her door demanding to search the premises. A RAMSEY doctor offered up his back garden helipad for use by emergency services. Dr Chris Hertzog had the grass area tarmacked and said: "It seemed only sensible to offer its use to the emergency services." LOUIS Smith became the first British man in 80 years to win an Olympic medal in gymnastics when he won bronze in Beijing on the pommel horse. GYPSY families were permitted to set up home for the next four years on a site near Catworth. Up to 20 Gypsy caravans were allowed on the land following a court battle. STUDENTS celebrated A-level success, mirroring national averages that saw the pass rate rise from 96.9 per cent to 97.2 per cent. St Peter's School in Huntingdon boosted its pass rate from 80 per cent to 98.2 per cent. A ST Neots couple were surprised to find a postcard sent to them from their granddaughters holidaying in Spain ended up 3,500 miles away in New York. The postcard was sent to a similar sounding address on Staten Island. A SAWTRY teenager headed to Beijing to participate in the 2008 Paralympics. Lauren Steadman, 15, had been swimming competitively with the Huntingdon Piranhas for two years. TEENAGERS celebrated their GCSE results. Ramsey Abbey College pupil Emma Cameron achieved nice A* and three As. Kimbolton School's Alex Pollard, 16, got the top mark in the country in English literature.