Review of the Year: April

Commonwealth Games pommel horse gold medalist, Louis Smith, 16, who trains at Huntingdon s Olympic Gym, visited Spaldwick Primary School. Barely recovered from their jet-lag after returning from the games in Melbourne, Australia, he was joined by bronze

Commonwealth Games pommel horse gold medalist, Louis Smith, 16, who trains at Huntingdon's Olympic Gym, visited Spaldwick Primary School.

Barely recovered from their jet-lag after returning from the games in Melbourne, Australia, he was joined by bronze medalist, Luke Folwell, British champion, Martin Richard and coach, Paul Hall. They were guests of honour at the school's gymnastic competition. Louis, Luke and Paul had been back in Britain for only five days.

In between signing autographs and posing for photographs with the children and his gold medal, Louis told The Hunts Post: "It hasn't really sunk in yet, as it's been crazy since we arrived home."

FORMER Mayor of St Neots, Councillor Pat Gregory joined television presenter, Noel Edmonds on his Channel 4 programme Deal or No Deal and won £16,000.


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She said she would spend her winnings on a family holiday to Florida. It was the second time in year that she had tried her luck on the small screen. The previous summer, she sung for the X Factor auditions although she did not appear on television that time.

She said: "I did very well but I never stopped laughing and talking. My husband is away in Prague on business at the moment so he hasn't seen it but when he does I think might divorce me."

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TRAFFIC queued on the A14 for 15 miles for an entire day after a lorry overturned in the morning, blocking the westbound carriageway near the Marriott Hotel on the outskirts of Huntingdon. The queue stretched back to Bar Hill. Other roads also seized up and the A14 was not fully reopened until the evening.

KATE Burland, a young woman who broke her back after she was thrown from her horse, publicly thanked the 12 men who had helped save her.

Her horse had taken fright after a stray dog ran across a bridle path in Offord Cluny on the previous Christmas Eve. The fall broke her back and she lay in a water-filled ditch in the middle of nowhere.

It took 12 men to get Kate, 24, an auxiliary nurse from Little Paxton, out of the ditch and airlifted to hospital.

She said: "It was a novelty being airlifted to my workplace. How many people can say they have been taken to work by helicopter?"

In April, rescue teams from the medics emergency service, Magpas, East Anglian Ambulance and the police helicopter crew met up with Kate again.

"I was a bit spaced out at the time, so I wanted to say thank you properly," said Kate. "It feels so good to get out and see everyone."

She added: "I have invested in an electric wheelchair and that means I can go out with friends to a pub for lunch sometimes. Nerves take a long time to repair and I don't know yet whether I will make a full recovery."

CRAIG Alden, imprisoned in Brazil for abusing children at the orphanage he founded, was granted parole by the country's supreme court. However, the celebrations were on hold as the a local court was taking its time implementing the decision.

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