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The new National Living Wage has dealt a hammer blow to a Wisbech auction house which is blaming the compulsory pay rise for a decision to close this autumn.

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MP Steve Barclay with a letter from Eric Pickles last year that offered encouragement for the rail lik

Re-opening of the Wisbech to March rail line could cost from £70million to £110million says a new report out today which strengthens the case for the project.

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Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s bid to open a store in Whittlesey looked increasingly fragile tonight after their late efforts to overturn “onerous” planning conditions were rejected by Fenland District Council.

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Fenland Council
Rural crime still an issue in Cambridgeshire

Fuel, tractors, machinery and trailers top the thieves ‘wish list’ in Cambridgeshire despite rural crime dropping last year.

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Ferry Project, Norfolk Street Wisbech.

A business has been recognised for its efforts to improve health and safety for the eleventh straight year.

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United Kingdom
Dorothy Hosein, the chief executive at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is set to come out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Ely Station

Passengers are set to have more say over rail services in North Cambridgeshire.

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Peterborough
Kamel Bourgass

Two high-profile terrorist prisoners, including one held in Cambridgeshire, who were segregated for extended periods have won challenges at the UK’s highest court.

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United Kingdom
Prickwillow crash

A car driver had to be cut from his vehicle after a collision left it on its side in a garden.

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Littleport
Helen Moore and Tina Rust

Two Slimming World consultants have scooped gold awards for helping hundreds of people lose weight.

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EDP Best in Show trophy was awarded to Dominique Rudd for her ‘Garden of Tranquility’

The EDP Best in Show trophy was won by Dominique Rudd, of Brandiston, for her ‘Garden of Tranquillity’ which was dedicated to her sister Katie who died 18 years ago of meningitis.

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King's Lynn
Paul Bowers.

An international aerospace company has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter and putting their employees at risk following the death of one of its employees in 2013.

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Cambridge
A14 crash

Drivers on the A14 through Cambridgeshire experienced a second day of disruption this week following a three vehicle collision early today.

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Two teenagers have been bailed after being arrested in connection with an assault in Sutton yesterday evening (Tuesday).

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Play day at Wisbech

Join in a free family fun day when an adventure playground at Wisbech celebrates National Play Day.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Pc David Littlemore. Picture: John O'Reilly.

Two policemen who assaulted a partially sighted man as he sat on a park bench with his dog in Peterborough narrowly escaped going to prison today.

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Cambs Police
Mohammed Ahmed Miah.

A gang of fraudsters who swindled elderly and vulnerable victims across the country - including in Elm and March - out of £177,000 by claiming to be police officers have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years.

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London
Andrew Mattless helped run Wisbech Sea Cadets

A Wisbech paedophile who worked with young people in the town for three years without a police check, is among 101 people taken to court since David Cameron announced a crackdown on child porn.

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David Cameron
Wisbech Army Cadets presentation evening

Members of Wisbech Army Cadets were presented with awards including a promotion and various badges.

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Cambridgeshire Regiment
Flint House, Wisbech

An 18th century, regency Gothic building in Wisbech, is to be brought back into use, after being vacant for over 20 years.

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Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd, the £190,000 a year chief executive of Cambridgeshire County Council, is to take an eight per cent pay cut – around £15,000 a year- to head up the Local Government Association.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Wisbech market place. Picture: Steve Williams.

The team working on the Wisbech High Street Project will be holding an informal event in the town next week to show people how the scheme is progressing and get their feedback.

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David Oliver
Doddington village hall show. Bridget Patching happy with her auction buy,Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington Horticultural Society held its 69th annual show in the village hall joined by presenter Christopher South from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

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BBC
Dove court summer fete, Wisbech. Raffle prize winners, Picture: Steve Williams.

A fun-packed summer fete raised more than £560 for activities at a home for people who suffer with dementia.

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Charity Fun Day for Effie Hadman at Whittlesey Athletic Football Club. Picture: ROB MORRIS

A football themed fun day and online auction has raised more than £8,500 in just two and a half weeks for four year old Whittlesey girl Effie Hadman.

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A14

A lorry driver was killed just before 4pm after his vehicle collided with a car on the A14 at Alconbury.

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Cambs Police
Firefighters rescued a horse from a water-filled dyke off East Delph, Whittlesey. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE

Firefighters were called this morning to rescue a horse from a water-filled dyke on the outskirts of Whittlesey.

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Robert Parrish

A travelling electrician who has been jailed for more than six years for sex offences against young girls – including two at Whittlesey- was caught in Hull when a member of the public held onto him after he had assaulted two children.

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Peterborough
Cambs 876 Remembered Project - Whittlesey

A Whittlesey soldier who died 100 years ago was remembered in a special tribute on Sunday.

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Cambridgeshire Regiment

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