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I am a committee member on the Cambs 876 Remembered a commemorative project devised and being conducted by Eastern region members of the Riders Branch, Royal British Legion.

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May I through your column say a big ‘thank-you’ to the three gentlemen who came to my aid when I had fallen in The Chase (Gaul Road), March last week.

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Fire destroys house at Colville Road, Newton

A terraced bungalow on Colvile Road, Newton, was destroyed by fire last night, leaving three people hospitalised.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Wisbech Grammar Textiles

Maddie Booth, a sixth form student at Wisbech Grammar School, has organised a fashion show to raise money for children’s charity, Unicef.

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Wisbech Grammar School

The very popular Just Sing! group in Wisbech is looking for a new voluntary leader and accompanist.

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fenland Hall county road

A woman who cheated two London boroughs and Fenland Council out of £40,000 in housing benefit has been spared jail after a judge heard she may have to sell her home to pay the money back.

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Fenland Council
Tony Martin

Farmer Tony Martin will face no further action following his arrest in December for suspected firearms offences.

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The family home in  Thorney that was destroyed by fire has been targeted by thieves, who stole the homeowners' caravan.

Thieves added to the heartbreak suffered by a couple from Thorney whose house and business was ravaged by fire by stealing their caravan.

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Incident at Block Fen Mepal where a lorry driver was injured after his Hankins Ltd vehicle hit overhead cables.

The driver of a tipper lorry that hit overhead power cables at a Fenland quarry was remains in a serious condition in hospital.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Dougie Smiling Square

Would you like to perform on the main stage of Ely Folk Festival alongside some of the best British folk and roots acts around?

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Sherry Smith, 15, who has been missing from her Willingham home for more than 24 hours

A 15-year-old has been missing from her Willingham home for more than 24 hours.

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The cheque is received by William Jackson, (L) and Ivor Smith (R) from Rotary president Christopher Bishop, at the practice evening in St Peters Church, March.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the March Brass Band and to mark the occasion they are celebrating with a special concert.

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Rotary Club
Richard Maycroft

Police have issued a comment following the sentencing of March man Richard Maycroft who was jailed yesterday (Thursday) for 13 years for nine counts of sexual assault and rape.

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Peterborough Crown Court
Block Fen Road, Mepal,

An eye witness has described the moment a driver was set alight after his tipper lorry hit overhead power cables at a Fenland quarry.

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MP Steve Barclay with culture minister at Must Farm

Mr Barclay invited the minister to join him on the visit to Must Farm where Cambridge Archaeological Unit have unearthed two or three wooden huts and artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age.

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Steve Barclay
Naomi Moore, Michelle Harlock, Emma Miles Christopher Gray, Ward Manager, Ward D9

A Chatteris family has said thank-you to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with a £1,000 donation.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Former March Town footballer Sid Garratt has passed away, aged 84.

Tributes have been paid to local sportsman and ‘great socialiser’ Sid Garratt, who died last month, aged 84.

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St Peter's Church
Anthony Curton School and Tilney All Saints Primary School pupils on their trip to the Theatre Royal, where they saw hit musical 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.'

Pupils from the Anthony Curton School in Walpole St Peter and Tilney All Saints Primary School enjoyed a joint visit to Drury Lane in the heart of London’s theatre district to watch a performance of Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’

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London
Welney Pavilion demolition. Picture: Steve Williams

Demolition contractor, Matthew Lawrence started on site on Monday to make way for the new community building currently being built at the premises of MRC Modular in Barroway Drove, Downham Market.

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Richard Maycroft jailed for 13 years for sex offences

A father of two was jailed for 13 years today for nine sexual assaults on four female victims - two of which were 12 years old.

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Lorry overturns at Wyton (PHOTO: Magpas)

A lorry driver had to be freed from his cab by emergency crews after his vehicle overturned in Wyton.

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Richard Maycroft was found guilty of 10 sexual assault charges

A Chatteris father, labelled as a “sexual predator”, was jailed today for 13 years.

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Peterborough Crown Court
The Oasis Centre, in Wisbech.

Self defence classes for women could be stepped up in Wisbech following a rape in The Spinney.

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Thomas Clarkson Academy
Fenland app developer and professor David Britain has created an app which tries to guess where you're from by your accent.

Do you say ‘three’ with an ‘f’ or a ‘th’? Do you say speel, splinter or spool?

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United Kingdom
Online dating - stay safe

Online dating fraud cost victims £27 million last year with the average loss standing at £10,000.

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Cambridgeshire Police
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust crew on the scene of an incident

Amazing is how the staff at the region’s ambulance service have been described in a survey.

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NHS
The Spinney play area in Waterlees Wisbech.Picture: Steve Williams.

A woman was raped by two men in a park at Wisbech in what has been called an isolated but ‘very traumatic experience’.

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Wisbech
Wisbech Stroke Club members Peter and Barbara Fewster and Dorothy Pepper receiving the cheque from Jane Bates of Asda

Wisbech & District Stroke Club were presented with a £200 cheque from the Asda Community Fund.

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Wisbech BRT Group wins Festo sales partner of the year award 2015

A Wisbech based family firm has won an award for being sales partner of the year.

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United Kingdom
Four vehicle crash on the A47 near Elm Hall roundabout

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended a four-vehicle crash on the A47 at Elm on Wednesday evening.

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Tipped up Tipper lorry, Gaul road . March. Picture: Steve Williams.

A tipper lorry making a delivery of ballast to a building site in Gaul Road, March, today overturned, sending scaffolding crashing to the ground.

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Mrs Gray's parking fine letter implying she stayed in Lidl's car park for nearly five times over the free parking duration

A March woman is “absolutely gobsmacked” having wrongly received a £90 parking fine.

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Flashback to last summer when tenants were told of the delays to the Sanctuary Housing scheme in Gaul road. Picture: Steve Williams.

Stressed families have been let down yet again on a moving date for an estate of new homes in March.

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Pepper, from March, is among hundreds of dogs saved by the current Fenland dog warden who runs Ravenswood Pet Rescue, which makes sure dogs are not put down on day eight

Disposal of stray dogs is in a contract that has gone out to tender by Fenland District Council.

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European Union
Home education in Cambridgeshire has almost quadrupled in five years

More families are educating their children at home in the Fens than in Cambridge city centre, says a report, which is urging home-school parents to ask for help if they need it.

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Adrian Loades
Wisbech school artist in residence and after school club art teacher  Terry Martin during filming for CBBC show Art Ninja

A Wisbech art teacher is on a CBBC programme that gives top tips to children on how to get creative.

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BBC
One of the Mongooses in the Fens

A couple that give exotic animal talks to schools, nursing homes and parties as well as providing animals for film crews has been refused permission to develop their business.

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Fenland District Council
Ravenswood Pet Rescue shop needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help run a shop that raises vital funds for an animal rescue.

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Ministry of Defence team identify suspected World War Two device as a buried mass of metal

A 500lb World War Two bomb was feared to have been discovered at the Elean Business Park in Sutton last night.

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Adrianna J. Tetnowski, author of 'The Dark Maiden', the first book in my 'The Tales of Iradas' series.

An 18 year old student has self published her debut book after four years working on the teenage dark fantasy fiction.

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Prince
A number of classic cars and a family home were completely destroyed by a fast spreading fire.

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Thorney, A47, 
09/02/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

A house and vintage cars – themselves worth an estimated £500,000- were destroyed in last night’s blaze at Thorney.

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Peterborough
Grippa's fund raising appeal

A woman who used to run a dog rescue centre is appealing for help to find £6,000 needed for a hip replacement for her Spanish mastiff cross.

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Spain
Rt Rev David Thomson

Don’t just give up chocolate or alcohol for Lent instead take up three things - that’s the message from the Bishop of Huntingdon.

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West Norfolk
Air Cadets from were joined by other squadrons from the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadet Organisation.  An unprecedented number of 750 cadets and 75 uniformed staff paraded through the City of Ely.

Air cadets from across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire got together in Ely to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the organisation.

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Hugh Duberly
woman arrested in Wisbech

A woman was arrested on last night (Monday) in Wisbech after police were called to reports of a disturbance in Elm Road.

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Crash at Manea Road junction on A141

A woman driver was taken to hospital last night (Monday) after her car collided with a central island on the A141.

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The Geoff Hobbs lorry that was recovered from a field on the A142, New Road junction, Chatteris

A driver had a lucky escape on Monday when his lorry careered across the carriageway, narrowly missed a lamp post, took down some road signs and ended up on its side.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Volunteers will be turning out in force in support of the Clean for the Queen anti-litter campaign in March.

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Peter Murphy
A House fire closes the A47 Between Thorney and Eye.,
A47, Peterborough
08/02/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Crews remain at the scene of a fire tonight that has destroyed a farm house in Cambridgeshire.

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Wisbech
Malcolm James Bean Funeral. Whittlesey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Hundreds lined the streets of Whittlesey today in memory of retained firefighter and “true hero” Malcolm James Bean, who died last month.

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Rescue Service
Farcet man, Imtiaz Baig, jailed for 16 years after grooming and raping a teenage girl

A man who groomed a teenager via Facebook and then raped her in a hotel room has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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Facebook
Free Wheelchair Skills Workshop

National charity Go Kids Go is running a free wheelchair skills workshop at St Peter’s Junior School, Wisbech this Saturday, February 13.

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Ireland
Meadowgate Volunteer Police Cadets ‘Passing Out’ Parade, Wisbech. Joshua Harvey, Picture: Steve Williams.

Eight young volunteer police cadets became the pride of Cambridgeshire during a ceremony to mark the completion of their training at Meadowgate School in Wisbech.

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Graham Bright
Library Day coffee morning for National Libraries Day in Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech Library was abuzz with people and homemade cakes on Saturday to mark National Library Day.

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The Go Fund Me page to fly the body of MantasNedveckas home to Lithuania

The body of a man who died in a collision on the outskirts of Wisbech can be safely returned to his family in Lithuania thanks to generous donors who raised £4,060 in less than a week.

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Norfolk Police
Crash on the A1101 Newton

Police officers were called to the A1101 at Newton, Wisbech, to a vehicle on its roof late Saturday evening.

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A race night is being held in Whittlesey for six year old Lotus Cameron Daniels

A race night raised more than £850 to buy a Whittlesey girl a special bed so that she can sleep safely at night.

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ASDA brings its Jamie Oliver inspired Wonky Veg range to Wisbech with new wonky box trial. Chilled section leader, Hannah Murray. Picture: Steve Williams.

Jamie Oliver-inspired “ugly” vegetables are brought to Wisbech thanks to a new winter veg box being trialled at Asda.

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Official opening by the Mayor of March Rob Skoulding of Subway, March.

Popular snack stop Subway was officially opened in March with a red ribbon cutting ceremony that shows the town “is on the up.”

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Rob Skoulding

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