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. BUSINESSMEN re-open Oliver's nightclub in Huntingdon which was closed last year following a row about noise levels. The new look club was renamed Level 2. ST Neots firefighters were called to rescue a six-week-old kitten that had crawled behind a chimney. Rita Kurketts, of St Neots, phoned the fire service to reunite her with Mischief. NURSES from Huntingdon's Cromwell veterinary surgery stripped naked for a charity calendar to raise \u00A35,000 to save a bear from a life of misery. The 11 female nurses and two receptionists, one male and one female, posed in shots including the girls standing nude behind x-ray boards. HEALTH and safety could have scrapped an 80-year-old tradition of throwing coins to children. Dignitaries such as the town mayor throw two-pence coins at the St Ives Michaelmas Fair every October. The tradition was allowed to carry on despite health and safety fears. PARENTS were warned of a hoax kidnap e-mail claiming that three Polish men had abducted a child from a supermarket. The e-mail claimed that it was "no joke", and that a young girl had recently been taken from the Tesco Extra store in Huntingdon. Police said the e-mail was a hoax. A HUNTINGDON sailing instructor started a solo, one-stop voyage across the Atlantic from Uruguay to England. Pippa Hildesley, 34, is undertaking the 6,500 mile trip to qualify for the 2,900 mile Original Single-Handed trans-Atlantic Race, though she is sailing 13 times the required distance. CHILDREN dressed up as smurfs, flowerpot men and other colourful character for Children in Need Day. Activities across the district included a sponsored swim, a motorbike challenge and a best dressed teddy competition. THERE was a 30 per cent increase in people waiting for suitable homes. One family comprising of both parents and three children had to share a two bedroom house. The council predict the situation will get worse due to the economic climate. ST Neots FC players as old as 89 reunited to form the team that had reached the first round of the FA Cup Proper in 1966. HUNTINGDON Christmas lights were switched on and Santa, the Savoy Jazz Band and the town mayor were all there for the event.