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. GRAVELY residents protested against proposals to open a wind farm. They claimed it would

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.

GRAVELY residents protested against proposals to open a wind farm. They claimed it would be visible from a 30km distance as the 127-metre turbines would stand at twice the height of Ely's 66-metre cathedral tower and taller than the dome of St Paul's in London.

LITTLE Paxton residents had to trim back hedges as new signs were put up and speed limits reduced in a push to increase read safety in the village.

A ST Ives dancer fulfilled her dream of playing the lead role in West End musical Hairspray and won an Oliver Award for her performance. Leanne Jones, 22, won Best Actress in a Musical for playing Tracey in her first acting role.

AROUND 200 youths wrecked havoc at a community hall in Little Paxton. Over £2,000 of damage was caused during a joint 14th birthday party as holes were kicked in walls, a urinal was ripped from its fittings, toilets were left full of vomit and condoms, and glasses were smashed in the children's play area.

A DEVOTED mother and father waded through a flood carrying their children and trays of food to ensure their son could celebrate his fifth birthday. Rae and Dan Maynard trekked across the submerged High Street 12 times to get their sons Ollie and Ed to Ollie's party at the Huntingdon Olympic Gym.

A ST Ives grandmother who devoted 50 years to helping people with learning disabilities received a MBE from Prince Charles. Joan Berman, 74, began volunteering in 1958 and became the chairman of the St Ives branch of Mencap in the 1970s.

HUNTINGDONSHIRE soldier Private Josh Lee, 20, narrowly avoided being killed whilst serving in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Three of his friends were killed in the 'friendly fire' incident, but he vowed to return to the front line as soon as he was able.

HUNTINGDON families enjoyed a white Easter, with families across the district pulling out their toboggans and putting on their gloves. People built snow bunnies and massive snowballs to mark Easter.