Crow Review of 2008

PUBLISHED: 10:16 28 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010

BARRINGTON cement works

BARRINGTON cement works

November HEARTLESS thieves stole a Remembrance Day collection box from a farm shop. The raiders broke into Huffer s farm shop, in Ashwell Road, Steeple Morden, , and made off with a number of items including the collection box. Proprietor Maureen Huffer

November

HEARTLESS thieves stole a Remembrance Day collection box from a farm shop.

The raiders broke into Huffer's farm shop, in Ashwell Road, Steeple Morden, , and made off with a number of items including the collection box.

Proprietor Maureen Huffer said: "I just can't believe that anyone would want to steal from a charity like that.

"There was probably only £30 or £40 in it, so it's not the money, more the principal of the thing, I'm shocked."

The intruders set off an alarm when they broke into the premises, which alerted Maureen's husband, Brian. He ran down and managed to scare them off.

"When my husband went down there to see what was going on they made a run for it," said Maureen.

"The funny thing is they left another charity box and just grabbed the poppy one, it's very sad," she said.

Also in the news

The closure of Barrington cement works was announced. Eighty-seven jobs will be lost when the plant closes down in the new year. Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, who represents Barrington on Cambridgeshire County Council, said the announcement had come as a "major shock" to local people.

Parking charges were introduced at the stations in Meldreth and Shepreth, much to the chagrin of local commuters. Cllr Susan van der Ven, district councillor for Meldreth, said: "I think a lot of people were upset because the charges were introduced without any prior warning."

A rare bird of prey was spotted in Reed. Sightings of the rough-legged buzzard had bird watchers flocking to the village, as only a handful of the birds are seen in the UK each year.

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