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. A BUSINESSMAN called for Huntingdonshire drivers to take part in a protest against rising fuel costs that had reached \u00A31.18 per litre of unleaded. Tim Sharratt, 61, said the high fuel costs were caused by "excessive taxation". ST Ives Bowls Club celebrated its 100 year anniversary. Club president Lawrence Smith led the team to victory in a celebratory game. OVER 7,000 Huntingdonshire residents signed a petition against the introduction of GP 'super surgeries'. Residents feared Government plans to open 250 new massive surgeries would lead to the closure of other practices. A NEEDINGWORTH man set off on a 350-mile canoe trip across England. Robin Busby, 46, undertook the trek from Liverpool to Lowestoft to raise money for Cancer Research UK. ALCONBURY'S iconic 1980s flying saucer-shaped restaurant was demolished, despite a request that English Heritage should list the building. A CAR share scheme was launched for Cambridgeshire drivers to curtail rising fuel costs. The county council launched the online initiative, with members meeting at www.camshare.co.uk to share a ride. A FENSTANTON sports teacher swam the Channel to raise \u00A35,000 for charity. Tim Jenner, 30, covered his body in goose fat and tried to avoid jellyfish, boats and 8ft high waves to complete the 21-mile swim. FINGERTIP identification technology was introduced in several Huntingdon schools. Pupils scan fingerprints for school meals and library books. A MIXED organic farm in St Neots was judged Supreme Champion at the East of England show. Farmer Alan Bull described winning the award as "a nice surprise". OVER 8,000 people helped to raise \u00A350,000 at the Abbots Ripton Hall Garden Show. The show, supported by The Hunts Post, included an extensive art exhibition with work from over 30 artists, an antiques roadshow and 120 trade stands and competition for garden design. HUNTINGDON Mayor Cllr Saeed Akhtar got a ticket after parking his Mercedes on the pavement of Princess Street. He said he parked there for security reasons whilst on official business.