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 SEVEN-year-old narrowly avoided being seriously injured when a car ploughed into a Huntingdon supermarket. She was pulled out of the way as the Kia crashed through the window of the Premier shop at Sapley Square. SOMERSHAM became Huntingdonshire's first village to be a plastic-bag-free shopping zone. A COUPLE who had just got back in touch after 15 years were killed in a car crash. Anji Reed, 33, and Lee Joseph, 35, died coming back from a day of snowboarding in Milton Keynes following a crash on the A428 just outside Bedford. A TEAM of homeless people claimed to have grown the biggest pumpkin in East Anglia. The residents of the Salvation Army homeless shelter in Kings Ripton Court, Huntingdon, boasted that their pumpkin was 2ft wide and 2ft high. THE chief pharmacist at Hinchingbrooke Hospital bought her doctorate from a fake university in America called St Regis. Janet Watkinson purchased her degree in 2003 and asked for it to be backdated to 1985. The hospital said her doctorate was not used to get her job. VOLUNTEERS saved St Mary's Church in Buckden over £100,000 by donning their hard hats and building an extension themselves. Twenty contractors turned down the job due to the church's awkward medieval structure. REFEREES of football games for under-eights were instructed not to pass results on to the press or allow trophies to be won for fear of making their games too competitive. BRAMPTON Village Primary School picked up an award for pupils growing ingredients for their lunches. The school was awarded the best young persons project for under 12s at the 2008 Anglia in Bloom awards.