An independent café in a small Cambridgeshire village opened for the final time at the weekend.

No 29, in Manea, shut its doors on Saturday November 4 after three years in the village.

Caroline Barnes, owner, said that "ever-increasing bills" meant "the only sensible option was to close".

In a statement issued on the cafe's Facebook page, she said: "So its goodbye from us at No29.

"Thank you to all the staff past and present - it's been fab working with you all.

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"We have tried hard to provide a venue where the people could meet friends and make new ones.

"Thank you to those of you who came for breakfast, coffee, an event, an after-school or holiday children's club or the craft group.

"We have tried to provide a variety of activities for the community and have been happy to provide a venue for the village Internet Club and a destination for the Walking Group.

"Unfortunately, we have been unable to attract enough custom to pay the ever-increasing bills.

"And, after three years, the only sensible option was to close.

"Please don't let this happen to the other small businesses in Manea."