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Rescue Service
Sean Brown retiring

A popular Fenland fire officer said farewell after 27 years with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Tony and Julie Norman

I was born and bred in the Wisbech area and spent the first 18 years on my life living in Friday Bridge - educated at Friday Bridge junior school- then on to the now re-badged Queen’s School for boys - after spending a couple of years in London - I have been living in Sydney Australia for the past 43 years.

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Australia

I read your article with regards to Councillor Lisa Duffy working with the police in Wisbech and her views on immigration.

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NHS

Here we go again, many years ago a group of people: Jill Freud, Duncan Boughton, Ann Chambers, Tom Jones, Bertha Cordell, George Acton and myself Margaret Carver met in the George Hotel in Doddington.

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Peterborough

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Yesterday, 15:33

I am part of the Sheringham Carnival Committee (North Norfolk) every year on the Tuesday of our annual carnival we hold street races and last year the best overall in the street races was won by Andrew Hircock and Ben Groves of Wisbech.

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Surgery on the green

In an effort to communicate with our constituents we carried out street surgeries, knocking on doors, street by street over four years in our Waterlees Village ward.

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Alan Lay

If we are to encourage cyclists to use the roads, we need to make the roads safer and more welcoming. Much of this can be achieved by reducing the speed of traffic. Where there are 20mph limits in place, there is no excuse for cyclists to use pavements.

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Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2015
Employer of the Year Winner and Finalists

As anyone who runs a business will tell you its people are the most important asset which is why Fenland Business Awards include the Employer of the Year Award.

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Student race day pit prep

Motorists from the College of West Anglia’s Wisbech campus sped to victory at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing.

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College of West Anglia
Homegrown Wisbech business Agrimech Services awarded £50,000

A Wisbech-based business is celebrating after being awarded £50,000 funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Mick George Quarry Block Fen Mepal. Picture: Steve Williams.

A human head found in a Mepal quarry was definitely male, police confirmed today.

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Bedfordshire
Lib Dem Lorna Dupre (yellow top) and Martin Field (front) of Labour

At precisely 4am came confirmation of what had been expected for six hours since the polls closed- Fenland had voted decisively in favour of quitting Europe.

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Steve Barclay
Cadet Nash with Jason Ablewhite

Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite joined Police Volunteer Cadets from Wisbech on a busy litter pick in the town centre earlier this month.

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Jason Ablewhite
The Fenland Big Weekender. Picture: Steve Williams.

The countdown has begun to the Fenland Big Weekender that takes place over three days from July 15-17.

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United Kingdom
Savills launches West Fen Farm, March to the market

A guide price of nearly £5 million has been placed on a 467 acre farm in March that has been put up for sale.

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Cambridge
Alex Gordon holding the WW2 publication that inspired his film making project

A 17 year old student from Sutton has produced a video that brings to life the war time memories of people living in Cambridgeshire.

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Facebook
Neale Wade EU hustings with candidates L to R Morgan Chappell, Alfie Cook and Christopher Harvey-Hawes with head of sixth form Dr Carole Spibe

Stay in Europe - that was the decision of sixth formers at the Neale Wade Academy in March who held their own European elections at school.

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European Union
March man, 66, whose Aston Martin was reported abandoned, charged with perverting course of justice

A March man whose £80,000 Aston Martin was reported abandoned earlier this year has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

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Leverington Primary Academy Yr 5 and 6 at the Oscars

Young film makers had a chance to see their work on the big screen before enjoying their very own ‘Oscars’ ceremony at the Luxe Cinema in Wisbech.

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Steve Tierney
Teenage girl suffering depression is signed out of Fenland adult mental health service

A teenager has been signed out of the Fenland adult mental health service four months after taking her sixth overdose without receiving any one to one counselling.

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Steve Barclay
Van driver in serious condition following collision near Guyhirn roundabout

A van driver is in a serious condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital following a collision on the A47 that caused major tailbacks between March and Wisbech yesterday (Wednesday 22).

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Bedfordshire
Diana Bullard is to open her nine-acre garden next month to raise money for Alzheimer's UK.

Visitors to Elm are to be treated to the wonders of a secret nine-acre garden this year, which is usually closed off to the public.

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United Kingdom
Man airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital with serious leg injuries after A47 crash between Guyhirn roundabout and Begdale roundabout

A man has been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with a suspected injury to his pelvis and serious leg injuries after a crash on the A47 between Guyhirn roundabout and Begdale roundabout earlier today.

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Serious crash between lorry and van: A47 Guyhirn roundabout to Begdale roundabout to remain closed both ways for at least three hours

The A47 between Guyhirn roundabout and Begdale roundabout is to remain closed in both directions for at least three hours due to a serious crash between a lorry and a van.

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Cambridgeshire Police
Two people have been arrested after a drugs raid on Creek Road, March

Two people were arrested and a large quantity of cannabis was seized following a drugs raid in March on Tuesday evening.

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The Fenland Big Weekender. Picture: Steve Williams.

The Fenland Big Weekender is now just a month away – and here’s a quick list of things that will help you decide whether to come for one, two or three days!

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United Kingdom
Kath Sansom has launched a campaign against a gynaecology operation in which a TVT sling is used. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

A mesh sling surgically implanted to cure women suffering embarrassing leaks, usually caused by pregnancy, has been criticised for causing serious complications, pain and discomfort.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Jim Hocking Star of Courage medal.

A replica of a bravery medal awarded to an Australian war hero 72 years after his death has been presented to March Museum.

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Mike Cornwell
Iain Duncan Smith was campaigning in Chatteris

Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith stood outside the parish church in Chatteris today to preach his message of “hope not fear”

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European Union
Great Global Greyhound Walk, Fund raising efforts in aid of Kama's Cave Greyhound Sanctuary.

Dog lovers across the globe joined forces for a world wide walk raising awareness and funds for greyhound sanctuaries which was joined by a local rescue centre in Holbeach Drove.

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Australia
Zoe Slaw with Jamie Butcher

The pounds poured in at the latest fund raising event in memory of a Wisbech student killed by a speeding motorist.

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New playgroup at Thorney Toll village hall. Picture: Steve Williams.

A new village playgroup has been opened where children can sing songs round a mock outdoor camp fire, enjoy all the fun of a mud kitchen and parents can tap into what is going on with a phone app.

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 Angles Theatre, Wisbech. Carry on dancing.

One of the most popular and long running dance schools in the area, Katy Lilley’s School of Dance, is putting on their annual showpiece in July at the Angles Theatre, Wisbech.

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Scales of Justice. Court report

A man is due to appear before magistrates charged with multiple offences relating to indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornography with an animal.

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Peterborough
Child cruelty and neglect has more than doubled in the last three years in Cambridgeshire

Child cruelty and neglect cases which ‘wreak havoc on a child’s brain development’ have more than doubled in the last three years in Cambridgeshire, the NSPCC has revealed.

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United Kingdom
Paul Charles Wilkins

A Littleport man who was previously charged with travelling to America to have sex with pre-teen boys and attempted sex trafficking of children is also to face child pornography charges.

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United Kingdom
Adult crane with two chickes (Photo: RSPB)

Travellers on Abellio Greater Anglia trains taking the Ely to Norwich route could catch a glimpse of one of the UK’s rarest birds this month.

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United Kingdom
St Andrew's fete at Sutton

A traditional fete featuring music from Ely’s Rocking Ukeleles raised £1,000 for church restoration funds.

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Dumped puppies are being cared for at Best Friends vets in March

Four sick puppies are being cared for in isolation after they were dumped when their owner realised they were ill with a fatal illness.

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Tanya Hill

A Whittlesey mum who used to hide in the kitchen snacking has lost a stone and half in less than four months which has inspired her to help others.

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Tandoori Hut Wisbech

A former Wisbech Indian take-away boss has been left with a court bill of nearly £4,000 after admitting a string of food and hygiene offences.

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European Union
Dial A Dog wash comes to the area

From aerobics to dog groomer a woman is proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks after setting up in a totally different line of business.

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West Norfolk
Cavalry School den building day

Traditional den building skills came out to play when pupils at Cavalry Primary took part in a special day to raise funds for children who do not have a safe space to sleep at night.

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United Kingdom
Adrian Hurst and Jodie Hurst

A father and daughter who have helped build Tydd St Giles Golf & Country Club, Wisbech into a multi-million pound golf and leisure homes complex are to step down.

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Fenland District Council
The Gables Specialist Nursing Home car wash, Eastrea. Picture: Steve Williams.

Get your car clean and shiny for charity when the girls from the Gables host a car wash in Eastrea this weekend.

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The Secret Garden in Wisbech is to host its third Midsummer Food and Craft Fair next weekend (June 25).

The Secret Garden Touring Park is to open its doors for its third Midsummer Food and Craft Fair.

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Court report

An Ely man who stalked his former partner until she had to move house and lost her job has been spared jail.

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Cambridge Crown Court

As chairman of the March Summer Festival committee, I’d like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s event a success.

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Bulley Davey have donated books from left: Claire Smithee Mitchell Burden and Irene Funnell

People and businesses across the district have rallied to help improve children’s literacy over the school holidays by donating books.

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Steve Barclay
Mike Avery, Store Director of Specsavers Wisbech, took part in the Caledonian Challenge along with four other members of his family on June 11 and 12. The event saw them tackle the mountainous challenge in 24 hours across the Scottish highlands in aid of the XP Support Group.

A Wisbech businessman has participated in a gruelling 54 mile trek to raise funds on behalf of his niece who suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

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I attended a meeting in March Town Hall on June 2 to hear about the potential closure of the outpatients department at Doddington Hospital which could cease to operate from May 31 2017 after which it would transfer to Peterborough or Cambridge.

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Doddington Hospital

Jeremy Corbyn has urged people to vote to remain in the European Union to protect workers’ rights.

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European Union
MEP Vicky Ford at G's

MEP Vicky Ford claims G’s of Ely – Europe’s largest salad grower- will move their headquarters out of Cambridgeshire to the continent if Britain votes to leave the EU.

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European Union
Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech celebrates National Care Home Open Day. Photo: Rob Morris

A care home in Wisbech celebrated National Care Home Open Day by hosting one of their very own.

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You have published four more letters regarding the EU referendum but I am puzzled for there has been no letter - nor anything else - from our South East Cambridgeshire MP.

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European Union
Bex Penney havong her hair cut for Teenage Cancer Trust with hair going to Little Princess Trust by Stacie Watson of Amethyst12

A quadriplegic woman who suffers cerebal palsy underwent the chop in the name of charity.

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I was already fairly clear in my mind to which way I am voting anyway. I worked for an electronics company before I retired, they made printed circuit boards. When we shipped inside the EU it was just like sending something to someone in the next street or village.

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European Union

A hospital like this is invaluable in our rural community; especially for the young, the elderly and those without means of transport.

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Peterborough
Peacock rescue Friday Bridge by Fenland Animal Rescue

Volunteers from Fenland Animal Rescue went to the aid of a peacock stranded on a Friday Bridge roof top.

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BBC
Police photos from Operation Pheasant drugs raid in Wisbech

Police say a series of drug raids in Wisbech yesterday was connected to Operation Pheasant, the multi agency task force set up to tackle migrant exploitation.

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Cambridgeshire police

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