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A growing chorus of complaints of people left without heating, children living in damp and squalid conditions and numerous complaints of lingering mould has prompted urgent action by Fenland’s biggest provider of social housing.

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MP Steve Barclay claims a major study on the future transport needs of Wisbech is flawed and unless it is amended or withdrawn could jeopardise prospects for re-opening the rail link to March.

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Steve Barclay

Cambs Times reporter Kath Sansom described last night’s Twitter ‘storming’ of 10 Downing Street as “the beginning of the end” in the bid to get a public inquiry into surgical procedures involving mesh implants.

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Kath Sansom

A feast of festive fare is being cooked up for fine diners at a pop-up restaurant at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech.

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An 80’s disco is being held at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech with all profits going towards local homelessness charity, the Ferry Project.

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Queen Mary Centre

A motorcycle was stolen during a garage burglary in Wisbech on Saturday (November 17).

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A March family’s festive dance has gone viral for a national Christmas campaign after they were picked by talent spotters online.

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A night of food and an auction raised £3,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers that looks after the families of wounded and killed soldiers.

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London

A couple has won a historic battle for permission to build six homes at Christchurch after successfully challenging Fenland Council’s refusal that could have widespread consequences.

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Fenland Council

Whittlesey firefighter Aaron Dunmore has been presented with over £700 for The Fire Fighters Charity for his participation in a ‘Human Hound Challenge’ at Peterborough Greyhounds Stadium.

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United Kingdom

A local rural development charity has said ‘thank you’ to its team of volunteers as the country celebrates National Trustrees’ Week.

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Would you like to personally deliver your Christmas letter to Father Christmas? Then head to Leverington Church’s indoor Christmas market on Saturday December 9 from 10am to 1pm.

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A hospice celebrating its first year since moving to new premises is asking people to consider holding a ‘no presents event’ at their own birthday parties to raise money for end of life care.

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A stolen Range Rover was used in an attempted ram raid at a Burwell service station in the early hours of today.

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Dozens of FACET students spent this morning perfecting their Pudsey Bears as the charity college for adults with learning difficulties raised money for BBC Children In Need.

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BBC

Fenland Council’s enforcers have been busy this week – but it seems they’ve been caught out by an eagle-eyed member of the public.

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Sam Hoy

The Prime Minister’s official home at 10 Downing Street is the next step in our Sling The Mesh campaign when women hold a ‘virtual rally’ in the capital.

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Kath Sansom

Playwright Raymond Hopkins took centre stage at the end of the Wisbech Players’ latest production and received a £250 donation on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Research charity.

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The Co-op petrol station in Burwell has been closed until further notice after an attempted ram raid overnight.

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The grand switch on of the colourful Christmas lights in Chatteris will take place on Saturday December 2.

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A Fenland primary school criticised by Ofsted for ineffective safeguarding is improving, according to the education watchdog.

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Christmas came early for residents at Orchard House care home today thanks to Tesco Wisbech’s community champion.

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Cambridge, Ely and the Fens are experiencing a jobs bonanza – if you want to work in retail.

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Tesco

Fenland Council is urging the public to report any “unprofessional” behaviour from its ‘litter police’ after a woman claimed two enforcers followed her through March.

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Fenland Council

It was dubbed ‘supermarket-gate’ and ended in failure after Sainsbury’s pulled out at the last moment.

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UN Court

The Minister for Children and Families visited Ely College this morning (16) to hear from students on how their education can be improved.

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Steve Barclay

A man is in hospital with critical injuries after a collision between a lorry and a car in Emneth last night.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

The once extinct ‘Britain’s loudest bird’ has had its best year in the Fens since records began according to a survey.

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European Union

Work on upgrading the A14 is “progressing well” as the £1.5-billion project marks the first anniversary of construction getting under way.

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The driver of a vehicle that was involved in a head on collision with a lorry on the A1101 near Wisbech has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

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Volunteers are being sought in Wisbech to help with a nationwide food collection to help people in need this Christmas.

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Tesco

A student at Neale Wade Academy is being treated for tuberculosis and their close friends tested.

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Gary Peile

There were some nervous shoppers in March today as the enforcers hired by Fenland Council to change litter dropping habits arrived in town.

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Peter Murphy

A drink driver has been charged for being nearly three times the legal limit, crashing into a parked car in Main Road, Elm and trying to flee the scene.

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A 26 year old carpet fitter has been found guilty of making paedophile photographs at the most severe level.

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UN Court

A health trust in Cambridgeshire has refuted suggestions that hundreds of children have been ‘rejected’ mental health treatment in the county.

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NHS

Upwell stroke survivor Shirley Willcox, 81, is one of thousands backing a national campaign to raise awareness of aphasia.

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Children at a Whittlesey primary school created a giant people poppy to remember those who fought in wars as part of events to mark Remembrance Sunday.

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A medley of music and dancing comes to Wisbech with a dance school that is showcasing its talent.

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College of West Anglia

Barhale is supporting a walk to school campaign with Clarkson Infants and St Peter’s Junior School in Wisbech.

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East Cambridgeshire Council is to fight to retain Littleport in the NE Cambs constituency and to stop it being hived off to Norfolk to be part of a new Downham Market and Thetford seat.

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East Cambs Council

Wisbech & District Chamber of Commerce is holding its first ever Christmas window competition this month.

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A Suffolk family’s home was a hive of activity this morning as the team from a prime time TV renovation show helped by dozens of local tradesmen began work on a project to help rebuild their lives.

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A kitten is settling into its new home for now at the RSPCA in the Fens after it was rescued from a skip at a recycling centre in Leicester.

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Leicester

A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and possession of a knife with a three-inch blade in Wisbech town centre.

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Peterborough

Police described the man who fled the scene of a double fatality in the Fens as a “key witness” and urged him to come forward.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

The families of two people kidnapped in Nigeria, alongside a March GP and his wife, have spoken about the experience in the heart of the west African region renowned for dangerous political unrest.

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Ireland

Details have emerged of a bitter exchange between two councillors in the foyer of Fenland Hall, following a planning committee that rejected proposals for a new home in Apple Tree Close, March.

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Dave Connor

The Wisbech Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society is holding a Christmas fundraising prize bingo event this Friday, November 17.

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Wisbech Town goalkeeper Paul Bastock admits breaking the world record for the number of competitive appearances is finally beginning to sink in.

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A woman had to be freed from her vehicle after a two-vehicle collision in Elm last night.

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Festive fun comes to a March church for its popular Christmas fair.

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A second woman has died following a collision in Black Drove, Murrow, on Thursday morning (9 November).

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Head boy Edward Ouzman, 15, gave up his half term to build a remembrance war memorial outside of Witchford Village College.

He came up with the idea of building a war memorial outside of the college.

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ITV

Students, teachers and cadets remembered the Fallen in a ceremony at a Wisbech school ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

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Steve Tierney

More than 40 wreaths were laid during the Chatteris Remembrance Day Service.

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Royal British Legion

A second woman in her 20s has died following a collision at Murrow near Wisbech as police revealed they are still looking for a passenger in one of the vehicles involved who fled the scene.

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Wisbech

The town stood in silence to honour the fallen for the 2017 Wisbech Remembrance Sunday.

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Steve Barclay

The new £150,000 indoor sports centre in Wisbech St Mary was officially opened at the weekend.

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Steve Barclay

Raunchy routines and saucy sing-alongs make up this Dirty Dancing tribute show - but the story itself is a little underdeveloped.

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