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A disabled Wisbech woman has described the aftermath of a five-car crash outside her home as “apocalyptic” and “frightening”. PHOTO: Supplied.

A Wisbech woman has described the aftermath of a five-car crash outside her home as “apocalyptic” and “frightening”.

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A free screening of the award winning I, Daniel Blake in Wisbech has sparked interest in benefit support group.

A free screening of the award winning film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ in Wisbech has prompted a call for a new group to help those claiming benefits to be set up in the town.

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Oasis Centre
John Davis with the drawing of the passenger version of the hover train that he drew just before the company folded.

The sudden end to high speed hover train experiments in the Fens in 1973 was a ‘devastating blow’ to the team working on creating public transport for the future.

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An animal rescue charity is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned and left tied to a fence in Cambridgeshire. PHOTO: RSPCA.

An animal rescue charity is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned and left tied to a fence in Cambridgeshire.

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Justin Stubbs
Police are currently investigating a sudden death in Landbeach - they were called at lunchtime today (February 21).

Officers are currently investigating the circumstances of the death of a man in Landbeach.

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Pride in our Carers Cambridgeshire - winners 2016

Carers could be in the running for a prestigious award with an event that last year saw a Wisbech teenager win the title.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Founder of Student Motorsport, John Paul Latham, and Theo Paphitis at the Small Business Sunday annual awards. PHOTO: John Paul Latham

A motorsport lecturer at the College of West Anglia has received a big boost after his business was recognised by star of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den, Theo Paphitis.

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College of West Anglia
The disused paddock at Wheatley Bank, Walsoken, that has been rejected by West Norfolk Council for a travellers' site. PHOTO: Submitted

A bid to turn a paddock at Walsoken into a travellers’ camp with 12 mobile homes and 12 caravans has been rejected after a nine month campaign – that included 47 letters of objection - to halt it.

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West Norfolk
Harrison and Murray and Nottingham Building Society raise funds in memory of Mikayla Clark.  Left to right: Neil and Alyson Clark look on as Sophie Baxter from EACH receives the cheque from Tracey Palmer, Nicola Roberts and Carrie-Anne Johnson. PHOTO: Harrison Murray

Staff at an estate agency and a building society teamed up to raise money for a four year old girl who died last year from a rare brain tumour.

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Tesco
Rachael Johnson and Amy Burger, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeons, with the new machine

Women treated at the West Norfolk Breast Unit have extra help in beating breast cancer earlier thanks to an innovative new surgical x-ray machine.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a fuel scam on the A142. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a fuel scam.

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Wisbech Street Pride will be holding a litterpick around the Hudson centre on March 3.

olunteers from six of Fenland’s Street Pride and In Bloom groups are planning litterpicks on the first weekend in March in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign.

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Oasis Centre
Addenbrookes Hospital

A new clinical trial is offering treatment hope for advanced pancreatic cancer patients in Cambridgeshire and is looking fro people who are willing to get involved.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
The Macmillan Wisbech fundraising group has had an exceptional year and have raised over £35k in 2016.  A huge ‘thank you’ to all of the local people who generously donated.

The Macmillan Wisbech fundraising group has had an exceptional year having raised over £35,000 in 2016.

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Macmillan
A new film about Cambridgeshire’s remarkable high-speed hovertrain experiment of the 1960s and ‘70s. PHOTO: Courtesy of Department of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Cambridge

The forgotten story of the remarkable high-speed hover train experiment of the 1960s and ‘70s, trialled in the Fens, has been made into a film.

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Heritage Lottery Fund
Dr Bunhead will perform at Ely Cathedral Science Festival. PHOTO: Ely Cathedral.

Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Ely Cathedral Science Festival, which runs from May 20 to June 18.

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Firefighters are urging people to keep their chimneys clean

Homeownerers�in Cambridgeshire are being reminded to get their chimneys swept regularly following three chimney fires across the county in one day.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Renault campervan in Les Crofts' unit in Chatteris. It should have been ready in October 2016 but in February 2017 it still looks like a shell PHOTO: Rob Morris

A man who pledged to open a half million pound children’s play centre in Chatteris, despite needing to raise money for it on Just Giving, has now promised to complete an overdue camper van conversion for a disabled couple in Wales.

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Renault
Sweet Pea Nursery, Whittlesey

A children’s nursery has been warned it is “inadequate” after inspectors discovered three staff were unqualified and children’s photos, names and sometimes dates of birth had been posted on the nursery’s social media pages.

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Whittlesey Town Council
A March woman who came across a burnt out car when she was riding her horse at the weekend says it could have spooked him and caused an accident. PHOTO: Hannah Moulding.

A March woman who came across a burnt out car when she was riding her horse at the weekend says it could have spooked him and caused an accident.

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The Mepal Outdoor Centre, which has closed after a fire in December caused hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

An arson attack which caused ‘£100,000s’ worth of damage has been blamed for the closure of Mepal Outdoor Centre.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Drug dealer Andre George has been jailed for more than four years after trying to escape arrest by attempting to run over a police officer.

A drug dealer who attempted to run over a police officer to avoid arrest has been jailed for more than four years.

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Peterborough Crown Court
The latest public search for Corrie McKeague at Barton Mills. Andy King (Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue) talking with Nicola Urquhart.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The latest public search for RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has now concluded at Barton Mills.

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Barton Mills

In response to reports of the raid on a cannabis farm at Seabank Road, Wisbech.

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Facebook

It is obvious that, despite any tenuous connection with the Scottish First Minister, Ronald Coyne the Cambridge undergraduate who burned a £20 note in front of a homeless person is not Scottish.

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Cambridge

Break Charity provides a mentoring service across East Anglia to groups of vulnerable young people who access Break’s services, including Looked After Children, Care Leavers, and young people with disabilities.

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East Anglia Children's Hospices has secured �25,000 to refurbish its hydrotherapy pool in Milton, after winning a national award. Pictured: Rachael Atkinson (right), Director of Enterprise Services at OneFamily and Graham Butland (left), CEO of East Anglia's Children's Hospices. Middle of picture is Teresa Watkin-Child.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has secured £25,000 to refurbish its hydrotherapy pool in Milton, after winning a national award.

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Wales
The numerous activities of March’s Rotary Club were outlined by Alan Burdass (pictured centre) in his interesting talk at the latest meeting of the March Society.

The numerous activities of March’s Rotary Club were outlined by Alan Burdass in his interesting talk at the latest meeting of the March Society.

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Rotary Club

New figures show that more than £2.1 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across the East Cambridgeshire area in the last year alone.

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BBC
The RSPCA was called on Friday (February 17) by members of the public who spotted around 1,000 little chicks running around Crowland, near Peterborough. They had been dumped in a field.PHOTO: RSPCA

Hundreds of one-day-old chicks have been founded dumped in a field in Cambridgeshire

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Justin Stubbs

We have been asked if children can attend the community screenings of I Daniel Blake.

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East of England Labour MEP Alex Mayer made her maiden speech in the European Parliament on Thursday February 16 2017 -  as Euro MPs debated the futuristic subject of robots.

East of England Labour MEP Alex Mayer made her maiden speech in the European Parliament on Thursday during a debate on the futuristic subject of robots.

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United Kingdom

COLUMN: Getting to know you ...

Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Rev Keith Waters is the pastor at New Connexions Church  in Ely and is taking part in Getting to Know you.

Who are you?

Keith Waters

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The ground floor café at Wisbech Boathouse that never found a long term customer base. It is now up for rent as an office or shop.PHOTOS: Fenland District Council and Copyright of David Wootton Photography

Fenland Council is to abandon any prospect of ever finding a tenant for its Boathouse café in Wisbech and is to let it as office or retail space.

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Fenland Council
Elm couple James and Jill Wicker's puppy Wilma with a chew stick bought at Pets at Home just before she was stolen from their van while it was parked in Sainsbury's car park in Beckton, East London.

Devastated puppy owners James and Jill Wicker are flooding social media with appeals in a bid to retrieve their stolen pet, Wilma.

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Sainsbury
Fenland Council cabinet portfolio holder for leisure Michelle Tanfield. She's reported record income from leisure centres shortly after revealing 'sell off' plans. PHOTO: FDC

A week after they revealed details of their probable transfer to an outside body, Fenland Council says its four leisure centres are likely to achieve a record £2.3 million income this year.

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Michelle Tanfield
This fox was left unable to walk after being hit and trapped by a car. Fenland Animal Rescue came to his rescue and it is now on the way to a full recovery. PHOTO: Fenland Animal Rescue

A fox that was found trapped underneath a car on a Fenland road is on the mend thanks to a £1,000 rescue effort by charity volunteers.

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Peterborough
A new online application scheme introduced in October 2016 for Blue Badge drivers is proving a hit in Cambridgeshire and looks likely to save the council £80,0000.

A new online way to apply for a Blue Badge has really clicked with people, saving them time and the local taxpayer potentially around £80,000 per year.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
John Hill, chief executive at East Cambs District Council, can earn up to £129,904 a year and currently enjoys free private healthcare and nearly £7,000 car allowance, according to the council's pay policy statement due to be discussed by councillors on Thursday (23).

The chief executive of East Cambs District Council can earn up to £129,904 a year basic salary and also currently enjoys nearly £7,000 a year car allowance and private health insurance.

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Peterborough City Council
Cllr Will Sutton (far right) about and about during election time. He is seen with Steve Barclay MP, David Broker, Grace Bellamy and Cyril Bellamy. PHOTO: Archant

Council chiefs admitted this week they have missed their target for safety and health checks on private homes.

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Will Sutton
The Budgens store on Plumstead Road. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Three convenience stores could face closure, with up to 95 jobs at risk, after the owner placed them into administration.

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United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire police dealt with an extra 85 offences per week in 2016, Government statistics have revealed. PHOTO: Archant

Cambridgeshire police dealt with an extra 85 offences per week last year as crime levels in the county increased by more than nine per cent, according to Government figures.

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Jason Ablewhite
Undercover operation sees paedophile Nicholas Slack, of Dundee Crest, Yaxley, jailed for eight years. Slack was identified as using websites to share indecent images of children with other users as well as arranging with another adult to travel to Kent to sexually abuse three children.

Paedophile Nicholas Slack, who was caught in an undercover police operation as he tried to make plans to sexually abuse children, has been jailed for eight years.

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Cambridge Crown Court
Isabel Coleman, 11, pictured with her parents Vicky and Marcus and younger sister Jasmine. Isabel is having her hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust.

Schoolgirl Isabel Coleman is set to brave the cut to raise money for charity and help young cancer sufferers.

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Peterborough
Police want to speak to the woman in connection with the theft of £195 of candles from a Wisbech shop. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with a theft from a Wisbech shop.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two burglaries in Fenland within 24 hours.

Police are appealing for information after two houses six miles apart were targeted by burglars on the same day.

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In 2014 Fenland District Council produced an 'infrastrructure for growth'report  and included re-opening the rail line from Wisbech as part of its 2020 Vision.

Wisbech people are being “sold a pup” over the prospect of re-opening the rail link to March, says Peter Dawe, the independent candidate hopeful of becoming mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Steve Barclay
£7.50 will be the new national minimum wage from 2017. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Businesses have been warned to keep on top of their paperwork to avoid being named and shamed by the government as an example to others.

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United Kingdom
Debenhams is one of the biggest names to be listed by the government for underpaying staff. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Here are the 360 employers named by the government for underpaying workers are:

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Cambridge on February 5. A man was robbed of his wallet, which contained cash and bank cards, outsite the King Street Run Pub at around 10pm. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery outside a Cambridge pub.

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Gracjan Parniewicz repeatedly punched his victim in the face with a knuckle duster before threatening to kill him unless he handed over phones and money after forcing his way into a house in Peterborough. He has been jailed for 12 years. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Police.

A man who repeatedly punched his victim in the face with a knuckle duster before threatening to kill him unless he handed over phones and money after forcing his way into a house in Peterborough has been jailed for 12 years.

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Cambridge Crown Court
Sophie and Leigh Vinciguerra with children Alfonso and Harry, of March. They could not get into an autistic friendly screening at the Light Cinema in Wisbech as the cinema said they had overbooked on pre-bookings and had to allow non autistic families in PHOTO: Supplied

A couple were left disappointed when they took their children to the autism friendly showing of LEGO Batman at The Light cinema in Wisbech only to find they couldn’t get in - because families without special needs children had filled the seats.

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Michael Swann and Gregory Heath were presented with their ties, badges and rule books at the February Wisbech Business and Professional Men�s Club meeting. PHOTO: Wisbech Business and Professional Men's Club

The Wisbech Business and Professional Men’s Club welcomed back a familiar face during its February meeting.

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Simon Pollard, Millers managing director, is one of the judges who will decide which local schools or groups receive the pianos. PHOTO: Millers Music.

Twenty-one local musicians will play 21 pianos in unison at King’s College Chapel in a concert – with all the pianos then being donated to local schools and groups.=

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MP Steve Barclay was joined by pupils from local school pupils for the officially opening of the new permissive footpath at Tydd St Giles. PHOTO: Ian Carter

MP Steve Barclay put on his wellie boots and rain coat to cut the ribbon at a new permissive footpath in Tydd St Giles.

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Steve Barclay
Julia Nix - JobCentre Plus district manager

Plunging unemployment rates has given those youngsters still looking for work in Fenland a bigger choice than ever, according to new Government statistics.

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United Kingdom
Duchess of Cambridge visits RAF Wittering PHOTO: RAF Wittering

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Royal Air Force Air cadets from across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire when she visited RAF Wittering.

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Cambridge
Arsonists set fire to a skip with gas cannisters inside it in March last night. PHOTO: Cambs Fire.

Arsonists set fire to a skip with gas cannisters inside it in March last night.

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March Remembrance Day Service 2016 PHOTO: Sean Carter

March Royal British Legion is hoping to encourage more people to attend their meetings so they can invite speakers to attend.

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Royal British Legion

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