Review of the Year - November
A HUNTINGDONSHIRE landowner pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds of his own money to improve a dangerous junction on the A1. Edmund Thornhill, whose family has owned most of the parish of Diddington, south of Buckden, for nearly 300 years, said he hat
A HUNTINGDONSHIRE landowner pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds of his own money to improve a dangerous junction on the A1.
Edmund Thornhill, whose family has owned most of the parish of Diddington, south of Buckden, for nearly 300 years, said he "hated" the dangerous junction between the trunk road and the village.
Mr Thornhill said: "The safety of the villagers and their children, who use this junction on a daily basis, is of paramount importance, but the safety of everyone passing this junction matters also."
CONSERVATIVE leader David Cameron visited Huntingdon and added his name to a petition calling for services to be saved at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
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Mr Cameron said that doctors at Hinchingbrooke should be given the power to decide how to spend the hospital's money.
Thousands upon thousands of signatures - including Mr Cameron's - were collected on petitions and letters in support of the hospital and delivered to Downing Street. MPs Jonathan Djanogly and Shailesh Vara were among those handing in the thousands of names to the Prime Minister.
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- 2 Man in his 80s dies in fatal Buckden Road crash at Brampton
- 3 Police find string of ponies in middle of Cambridgeshire road
- 4 Concerns over planned travel hub at railway station
- 5 Wanted woman accused of killing children in M1 crash could be in Huntingdon
- 6 Camp Beagle protest arrest on suspicion of ‘intimidation’
- 7 Freed from custody, animal rights campaigner back at Camp Beagle
- 8 Tractor driver error may have caused freight derailment in the Fens
- 9 446 catalytic converter thefts in just 8 months reported in Cambridgeshire
- 10 Victim of ‘joke’ that backfired left paralysed
A GENEROUS landowner pledged £1million to the town of St Neots.
Peter Rowley, Lord of the Manor of St Neots, made the generous gesture but there was some confusion over where the cash was to be deposited.
Mr Rowley, who lives in New York, pledged the cash after the sale of his land at Loves Farm.
The gift sparked a public debate about what the money should be spent on - with a new cinema for the town among the early favourites.
A COUPLE from St Ives criticised a Government agency's decision to withdraw the supply of drugs to people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Mary Drake, 67, whose husband Oliver has Alzheimer's, said the decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, was unjustifiable.
Mrs Drake said: "How can you justify withdrawing a drug that can benefit both the sufferer and the carer? Nothing will ever convince me that these drugs do not work."
WINNERS of The Hunts Post's Business Awards were announced. St Ives-based estate agent movewithus was named Business of the Year while Amber Homes worker David Ginn was named Employee of the Year.
A MOTORIST was left all steamed up when he was pulled over by police and asked to show his documents - because his rear window was misted up.
The incident sparked fierce debate in the letters pages of The Hunts Post with people supporting both the police and the motorist.