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Steve Barclay
View from Mick Woollaston's home of Snowley Park new development

Officials admitted a mixture of miscalculation and human error led to the county council losing £187,000 towards improving secondary education in Whittlesey.

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CCG meeting, Doddington

More people were turned away rather than allowed in to a packed public consultation in Doddington last night concerning the threat to close three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units.

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Kit Owen
Friday Bridge crash victim is named as Olivia Mary Carter, 18.

Police have named a woman who died in a collision on the B1101, March Road, at Friday Bridge on Saturday (August 20).

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Several people suffer neck injuries after crash on A47 westbound Thorney bypass.

Several people suffered neck injuries following a crash near Thorney yesterday evening.

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Puddock Road, in Warboys.

A motorist died after a car crashed into a water-filled drain in Warboys last night (Tuesday).

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Cambridgeshire police
Fun dog show raises money for Ravenswood Pet Rescue

Ravenswood Pet Rescue raised £545 when they held a fun dog show in March.

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Wisbech Job Centre.

Unemployment across Fenland continues to fall by almost a quarter according to new figures.

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Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

An academy boss who heads up the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech is earning more than the Prime Minister.

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Thomas Clarkson Academy
Baby Effie with her parents Peter Whittlesey and Jade Peachey

A big thank you has been sent to everybody who helped raise nearly £3,000 for the Sick Children’s Trust which supports parents whose children are at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
The area in March and surrounding villages that is afffected by low water pressure

A huge area of March and surrounding villages is suffering from low water pressure on one of the hottest days of the year.

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CLA East Regional Surveyor Tim Woodward, Inspector Jon Papworth of Norfolk Police and Farmwatch’s Tony Bone at the 2014 launch of a hare coursing warning sign for farmers and landowners in the county.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging police bosses across the region to ensure tackling hare coursing is treated as a high priority ahead of the conclusion of this year’s harvest.

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Police have closed the road - burst water main in Wimblington Road, March

Drivers were diverted following a burst water main on Wimblington Road in March.

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Wisbech charity fishing match

A memorial fishing match that is now into its 17th year has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

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Wisbech Town
Church Terrace, Wisbech

The upstairs floor of a moth-balled Grade II listed building in Wisbech could be turned into two flats if an application to give it an overhaul is given the go ahead.

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Fenland District Council
Crews from March and Whittlesey tackled a fire in Turves yesterday evening.

A group of dogs was rescued after a field fire in Turves spread to nearby sheds and conifers.

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Fresh devolution by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

There is just under six hours to go on a poll asking the people of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire their views on the future of local government in this area.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Concert at Neale Wade Academy

Neale-Wade Academy hosts its annual Help for Heroes concert with a mix of professional and amateur musicians.

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Neale-Wade Academy
Meadowgate School Wisbech had an outstanding Ofsted. Picture: Steve Williams.

A £50,000 scheme to provide a much-needed safe path for residents and children to get to school has started in Meadowgate Lane, today.

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Sam Hoy
Elsie Lawrence with knit and natter group at Manea Methodist Chapel

It’s the end of an era for Manea Craft Club which will meet for the last time this Friday.

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The Costa Coffee team from the Horsefair have been presented an award of excellence by Costa’s national development manager, Teresa Leach Green.

The Costa Coffee team in the Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, is celebrating having received a national award.

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Kevin Smith
Down to earth: members of the Whittlesey Mud Walls Group

A newly formed conservation group is embarking on a series of activities aimed at increasing the understanding of Whittlesey’s historic mud walls.

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Terry McSpadden

The family of a father who went missing almost 10 years ago is hoping an inquest into his death will answer their questions before the end of the year.

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Tesco
Paddy the dog meets fire crew who rescued him

Fire crew got a waggy tail welcome when Paddy the dog paid them a special visit to say thank you for saving his life.

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Proposed new off licence for Wisbech

A bid to add to the growing tally of off-licences in Wisbech took a blow today after Euro Pol Ltd withdrew their application.

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Phil Richardson
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Matthew Smith by his friend Shawn Hudson

Test your general knowledge with a charity quiz night, auction and karaoke to help raise money to buy a state of the art prosthetic limb for Matthew Smith.

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Mepal Craft Fair

Villagers showed off a range of talents at the Mepal Produce and Craft show.

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Wisbech Arles Twinning Festival

A continental flavour came to Wisbech market place when the town held the Arles Festival to celebrate its twinning partnership with the French town.

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David Hodgson
Teenager dies in a road collision at Friday Bridge

A girl in her late teens has died following a collision on the March Road at Friday Bridge on Saturday.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Wisbech arts festival

Wisbech artist Dan Donovan brought a vibrant community project to the town when he gave people the chance to create a group work of art.

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Tesco
Overturned car, Wisbech

Police got a surprise when they pulled into a Wisbech road and found a car had been tipped on its side.

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Sarunas Maciulis, 18, of Churchill Road, Wisbech was found guilty of killing 32-year-old Marius Micevicius

A Lithuanian teenager living in Wisbech has been jailed for life after being found guilty stabbing a man to death “in a drunken temper”.

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Wisbech
Alison Sloan.

Local chef Alison Sloan is to cook up a storm when she brings her Pop-Up Supper Club to Wisbech next week.

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Octavia Hill
Fenland District Council.

A pilot scheme to encourage victims and witnesses of hate crimes in Fenland to speak out is set to be extended across the county.

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Fenland District Council
Cllr Virginia Bucknor. Waterlees Village.(Ind)

Questions will be asked and answers expected by Wisbech independent councillor Virginia Bucknor at a consultation meeting to discuss the proposed closure of the area’s minor injuries units.

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Steve Barclay
Verdun Buck receiving the medal from CC Thomas C Williams

A proud son has spent years reassembling his father’s legacy after his war and police medals were stolen while out on loan for a school play.

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Home Office
Cllr Alan Lay and Cllr Paul Clapp at FACT  premises, March.

Legal advice obtained by Cambridgeshire County Council has prompted senior officials to “ask for an urgent response” from a major community transport provider over the licences used by their drivers to ferry thousands of children to school.

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Paul Bullen
Earth mound outside Mick Woollaston's home in Snowley Park Whittlesey

Residents claim noise and dust from 178 homes being built on two sites in Whittlesey is making their lives a misery.

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US Federal Reserve
Matthew Smith

A man wants to raise £30,000 to buy a state of the art prosthetic leg for his best friend who goes to work every day as a builder despite having one of his limbs amputated ten years ago.

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Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Cromwell Community College is celebrating another set of fantastic A-level results this year.

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Cromwell Community College
College of West Anglia student Emily Butler is celebrating her A-level rresults

Students at the College of West Anglia have been celebrating with family and friends, after receiving their A-level results today, Thursday 18 August 2016.

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College of West Anglia
James Thompson, Edward Page, Nicholas Rayns, Laura Harriman, Ellen Bunker, Patrick O’Callaghan, Oliver Short, Thomas Culshaw and Charles Pindar

High-achieving pupils at Wisbech Grammar School are heading for their chosen universities after securing top grades in their A-levels.

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Chris Staley
Thomas Clarkson Academy student Brodie Wedge celebrates his results which have earned him a place at the University of East Anglia.

Thomas Clarkson Academy students are celebrating after receiving their A-Level results.

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Thomas Clarkson
Emily Tsang – the highest achieving student at Neale-Wade with A* A* A is third from right.

Neale-Wade Academy in March has achieved a 100% pass rate in 25 out of 27 A-Level subjects this year.

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Jason Wing
Sir Harry smith Community College

A-level students at Sir Harry Smith in Whittlesey are celebrating after beating last year’s results.

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BBC
James Palmer

A fight to save the minor injuries units at Doddingham, Wisbech and Ely has won the support of the leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council.

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The Fenland team with their Prince's Trust certificates.

Seven young people from Fenland raised and donated around £1,200 to community projects by taking part in The Prince’s Trust Team Programme.

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College of West Anglia
Hollie celebrating after qualifying as a royal veterinary nurse.

A Wisbech student is celebrating having passed all of her qualifications to become a veterinary nurse.

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Chace Dawkins

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for a 15-year-old girl who has not been seen since Sunday evening (August 14).

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Surrey
A Bedfordshire Police officer has been dismissed after he admitted breaching policy by failing to notify the force of a business venture.

Arrests were made in Whittlesey after a house was raided by police as part of an investigation into the supply of cocaine in Peterborough.

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Peterborough
The Wisbech Business and Professional Men’s Club welcomed film producer and freelance writer David Johnson to their August meeting.

It’s set to be a busy few months for Wisbech Business and Professional Men’s Club.

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United Kingdom
Manea Pit. Picture: Steve Williams.

Fishing has been banned at Manea pit as tests are carried out to discover what has been killing the carp stock.

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Terry Jordan
Fenland District Council.

A woman living next to field in Christchurch where a farmer wanted to build two homes criticised his agent for claiming the “sustainability of existing services” in the village.

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Fenland Council
Police arrested drink and drug drivers

More than 160 people were arrested in Cambridgeshire during a summer drink and drug drive campaign.

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Norwich and Peterborough Wisbech branch organised a charity challenge

People in Wisbech have helped a children’s charity secure first place to get a £500 donation in a charity choices campaign.

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United Kingdom
Horse is rescued at Mepal

A horse was rescued by fire crew when it got stuck in the river at Mepal.

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Cambridge
NHS needs more blood donors in Cambridgeshire

The NHS Blood and Transplant service is urging people to save lives after figures show donors have dropped by nearly 25 per cent.

The service is uniting with 21 countries to highlight an international drop in people becoming blood donors.

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Cambridge University
Residents spoke out over the potential closure of the Princess of Wales Minor Injury Unit.

“It is utter madness to close this unit” was the bold outcry from Soham Town Councillor Geoffrey Woollard as he and over 100 residents from East Cambridgeshire united in their fight to save the Minor Injuries Unit at Ely’s Princess of Wales Hospital.

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Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
March man Paul Denny wants help to get his life back on track

A man who has been rough sleeping in March for more than 18 months has told how he has had bottles hurled at him, been thrown in the river, given verbal abuse and had his phone stolen.

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Fenland District Council

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