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Cambridgeshire Police

Two police officers were injured, including one hit over the head with a glass, breaking up a brawl in a Wisbech pub.

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A police officer was hit over the head with a glass in a serious disorder in Fenland over the weekend.

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A record number of volunteers who put pride in their communities and help make Fenland a cleaner, greener place for all to enjoy have been recognised at a special award ceremony.

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Peter Murphy

Jewellery and a silver Lexus IS 300 were stolen in a burglary at a house in Marshland St James.

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A sex offender who breached a court order by using library computers to look up Doctor Who websites and search for pictures of girls under the age of 10 has been jailed.

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Cambridge Crown Court

Sixteen teams battled it out in Ely on Saturday for the annual potato race over the quarter-a-mile course, all carrying 20kg bag of spuds, all of which had been grown by different farmers in the Fens.

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A man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply after police searched an address in Chatteris.

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A woman who complained to MP Lucy Frazer that a letter she paid a £4 surcharge to Royal Mail to be delivered only to find it was a Tory Party survey has got her money back.

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Lucy Frazer

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell is the guest speaker at a business conference in Ely next month.

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More than £1,000 was raised for charity at the Wisbech Business & Professional Men’s Club’s annual ball.

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David Hodgson

More than one in four Cambridgeshire children are finishing primary school obese or overweight, new figures reveal.

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NHS

Women suffering complications following a mesh implant operation are urged to attend a hearing in Cambridge where they can tell their stories to a panel of experts.

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NHS

A teenage girl is being sought by police after reports that she killed a hedgehog in Littleport.

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Quite whether everyone will share the thoughts of one resident who described it as ‘a dream come true’ but fast food chain Nando’s does appear to be ready for a move into Ely.

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Members of March Can’t Sing Choir Committee presented Parkinson’s March Group with a cheque for £100.

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A Fenland businesswoman has raised more than £1,000 for charity after she took part in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in support of the Tag Rugby Trust.

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Wales

Sixth form students at Wisbech Grammar School students have raised more than £400 for charity after organising a Macmillan cake sale.

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Wisbech Grammar School

Three dogs that were stolen from the back of a Nottingham farmer’s pick-up truck have been found “well and happy” in Cambridgeshire.

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Cambridgeshire Police

A couple forced to apply for retrospective permission for a shed and a fence are being supported by more than 100 friends and neighbours who signed a petition backing their application.

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Fenland Council

A dispersal order has been put in place in March in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour whilst the fair is in town.

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Fenland District Council

Veterinary nurse students from the College of West Anglia’s Cambridge campus in Milton took part in a day of punting on the river Cam to mark the close of their induction week.

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College of West Anglia

Thieves smashed their way into a Wisbech phone shop and stole a Bluetooth speaker and wireless charger.

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Union leaders have hit out at a move by Cambridgeshire County Council to activate a clause in employees’ contracts that will force them to take three days of unpaid leave.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Two women involved in running a “careful and professional” cannabis growing operation in Outwell at first thought it was a joke when police carried out a raid, a court heard.

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Norwich Crown Court

Emergency services were called to Forty Foot Bank this morning after a yellow fuel bowser was discovered in the river.

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Environment Agency

A photo showing a syringe left lying on a children’s swing in a Wisbech play park has sparked debate on social media.

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A Doddington woman is offering a £50 reward for anyone who successfully locates her missing “dinner plate sized” terrapin who has been missing from her home for five months.

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A suspected drink driver who blew more than three times the legal limit after a crash in Wisbech was arrested.

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Police Investigation Centre

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Friday, October 12, 2018

In this week’s column, Peter Sharkey looks at what impact a rising life expectancy has on your savings.

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NHS

A rail bridge at Stonea near March has entered the race to become the country’s most bashed bridge after being hit 15 times since the beginning of the year.

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Two men found dead at a poultry factory last week have been named as their families pay tribute to their loved ones.

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A nine strong business board made up of eight men and one woman has taken over the work of the local enterprise partnership.

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James Palmer

A bid to turn a troubled March store – fined for selling illicit tobacco – into a fish and chip shop has been rejected because of fears the town centre would have too many restaurants.

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Fenland District Council

A suspected rapist from March was tackled to the ground by police after driving his car into a field near Chatteris.

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Police Investigation Centre

A Wilburton man accused of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls covered his ears with his hands when police read out the allegations to him, a court has heard.

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UN Court

Campaigners and residents with sight problems have hailed a victory as councillors voted to throw out proposals to cut back on “non-statutory” concessionary bus fares, including free travel for blind and partially sighted concessionary bus pass holders before 9.30am on weekdays.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

A man who ran illegal tyre recycling plants in Whittlesey which posed a fire risk to homes and transport infrastructure has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

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Environment Agency

It might have been £13 million over budget and 20 years in the pipeline, but Ely Southern Bypass is on track to open on Wednesday October 31 - and work to build a walkway runs until late November.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Burglars who used a sledgehammer to attack their victims have lost an appeal against their 15 year prison sentences.

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An 18-year-old was arrested in Wisbech yesterday afternoon when reports came in of a suspected gunman at Baxter Close, near Norwich Road.

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Police Investigation Centre

The leading cause of road accidents in Cambridgeshire is bad drivers, figures have revealed.

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Cambridgeshire

For people living and working in rural areas the onset of the hare coursing season can be a worrying time.

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Jason Ablewhite

A cash pot of thousands has been shared among local charities thanks to the Tesco bag scheme.

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Tesco

There are calls for Cambridgeshire County Council to join a push for a “people’s vote” on Brexit amid fears leaving the EU could be harmful for local businesses and residents.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Fenland brewed up a storm for Macmillan thanks to councillors, staff and residents who enjoyed charity coffee mornings.

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Steve Barclay

A hospice that provides end of life care for patients across Cambridgeshire has raised £1 million thanks to a lottery game.

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A spectacular cascade of scarlet, red and crimson poppies are decorating an Outwell church.

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Footage has emerged this morning of yet another lorry attempting the mini-roundabout on Wisbech Road, March, where a telegraph pole was knocked down less than 24 hours ago.

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Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Pumpkins from the Fens will be filling the shelves at Tesco stores across the country thanks to a bumper crop.

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Tesco

A scout group leader from Doddington has taken a campaign for much-needed repair funds to new heights after she jumped from a plane at 13,000 feet.

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Classic and vintage commercial vehicles go under the hammer with Ely auctioneers Cheffins.

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United Kingdom

A man has died and another was arrested after a 4x4 and HGV collided in South Norfolk.

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Stalker Hayden Gavaghan followed his ex partner to a beauty salon in Whittlesey, frogmarched her to a pub, tailed her home and then stabbed himself outside her home.

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Peterborough Crown Court

The life and work of Joseph Medworth, one of Wisbech’s most influential town developers, will be celebrated at a church service this Saturday (October 13).

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London

More than 150 art pieces made by local schoolchildren went on display as part of this year’s Whittlesey Festival.

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Sir Harry Smith Community College

An eight-week-old puppy that was suspected stolen from a house in Chatteris at the end of September has been found.

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Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue has taken delivery of three new fire engines for the on-call fleet based in March, Ely and St Neots.

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Rescue Service

There is strong opposition to proposals to stop blind and partially sighted people getting free or reduced bus tickets, with claims the move will make people “prisoners in their own homes”.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

A lorry has hit a telephone pole outside of a pub in March.

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Energetic walkers ranging from a toddler to an 80 year old walked from Wisbech to Sutton Bridge and back again to raise money for a care home.

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