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. CITY broker Simon Woodward, 42, was shot dead in his village home in Fenstanton on Thu

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.

CITY broker Simon Woodward, 42, was shot dead in his village home in Fenstanton on Thursday, January 3. Later in the year it was discovered that the death was a tragic accident and Mr Woodward had accidentally shot himself with a shotgun.

ST Neots homes received 3,000 letters asking parents to help clamp down on underage drinking in the town, inviting them to alcohol awareness sessions.

The move was part of scheme - support by The Hunts Post - that was so successful it was being rolled out across the country.

THE iconic iron cross keys were removed from the St Neots Market Square after a number of shoppers complained that they looked rather precarious. After the disaster of the Christmas lights falling down on the High Street, agents said they were taking no risks. (Page 1, 23/01)

POLICE launched a series of dawn raids across Cambridgeshire targeting metal thieves. Metal crime was costing the country £500,000 a month and had seen churches vandalised, phones cut off and gas left escaping from severed pipes.

ST Ives became the first Cambridgeshire town see cooking oil from restaurants and takeaway stores collected to be turned into bio-diesel.

WAR hero Reginald Bullen, 87, died in the hospital he helped to set up. The air Vice-Marshal chaired a group with Huntingdon MP John Major who oversaw the opening of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 1983.