Huntingdonshire review of 2008: April

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. WITHAM Close residents in St Ives set up a neighbourhood watch scheme after a spate of a

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.

WITHAM Close residents in St Ives set up a neighbourhood watch scheme after a spate of arson attacks on cars and garages. Residents said they had been submitted to "months of arson attacks".

ANNE Widdecombe was at the Burgess Hall in St Ives to publicise her new book and speak about her life. More than 400 women turned up to see her.


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THE owl from the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire fathered two new owlets. Sheba's children were the first to be born in 2008 at Raptor Foundation bird sanctuary in Woodhurst.

CHRISTOPHER Gamby, 19, was mauled and left bleeding on the ground after two pit bulls rampaged around St Ives for 20 minutes, also attacking three other dogs.

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THE new St Neots FC stadium was hailed as a "golden opportunity for the town" by chairman Bob Bridges. The £6.8million facility was opened at Loves Farm on April 11.

FORMER Hinchingbrooke schoolgirl Caroline Pearce, 27, fulfilled her dream of starring on television show Gladiators. Caroline became known to Sky One viewers as 'Ice' after the programmer began in May.

A ST Neots firefighter was the youngest Briton to run the gruelling 150 mile Marathon-des-Stables. Paul Oliver, 27, ran the Sahara desert marathon in 37 hours and 12 minutes, braving camel spiders, blisters, sandstorms and temperatures of up to 130F. He raised £2,145 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

ST Neots swimming pool reopened after its £500,000 refurbishment including new showers and changing rooms, a new reception and roof.

A ST Neots receptionist raised over £1,000 for kidney research by doing a 13,000ft skydive. Helen Homewood, 19, was part of a team of over 50 parachute jumpers.

TESCO in St Neots introduced a security guard in its car park on Friday afternoons to clamp down on adults buying alcohol for underage youths.

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