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Car overturns in Back Toad, Murrow

A passenger in a car that over turned in Murrow today has been taken to hospital.

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Fire crews train in tunnels under hospital

Fire fighters in Wisbech went deep underground in a bid to take part in more realistic training sessions.

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North Cambs Hospital
Top notch: food businesses celebrating at Fenland Hall

Food businesses that are awarded high scores for their hygiene standards under a nationally recognised scheme should do more to publicise their success.

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Mike Cornwell
Fenland Big Weekender

Ten young entrepreneurs – between the ages of 14 and 19- are being offered the chance to make a name for themselves …..with a £10 note.

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Bruce Smith
Natalia Price speaking at the RCOG World Conference with Kath's Daily Mail article on the screen in the background

The doctor who performed corrective surgery for campaigning journalist Kath Sansom when a mesh bladder sling caused severe pain and complications used her story at a conference attended by 2,000 medical specialists from around the world.

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Kath Sansom
Strawberry tea will be served at the NHS Retirement Fellowship Wisbech branch

A strawberry tea will be on the menu when the NHS Retirement Fellowship Wisbech Branch meet in June.

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Mikki Elam and her husband Gary bought the house as their first home and then sold it to Gary's cousin Tony

Less than 24 hours after putting out a plea to find the owner of old photos, cards and school reports found in the attic of a Wisbech home, a family have stepped forward to claim the memories.

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Mick George Quarry Block Fen Mepal. Picture: Steve Williams.

A forensic genetics expert says trying to establish the identity of the severed head found at Mepal quarry will be extremely difficult if police have no leads to go on.

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British Transport Police
Seth Dixon, 7, was knocked over and killed by Amy Asker in 2014

A motorist who knocked down and killed a seven-year-old boy while talking on her mobile phone was fined just £90 and given five points on her driving licence.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Devolution negotiations ongoing

The ambitious devolution proposal for East Anglia is taking shape with negotiations ongoing between Government and local leaders to build on the original three county deal agreed in the Spring.

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Peterborough
Billy Lee

A memorial service is planned for popular trainee electrician Billy Lee who died from an aggressive form of cancer.

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Billy Lee
March Lions have recently presented a cheque to Positive People Care, a group that caters to people with mental or terminal illness

A group that supports people who suffer long term illness has been presented with a cheque to help fund the cost of a seaside holiday.

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Cambridge
Female drink driver arrested for being three times the limit after crash on Begdale Road, Elm

A woman was arrested at 9am this morning for being more than three times the limit after a crash on Begdale Road, Elm.

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Police Investigation Centre
Super hero babies will be in Wisbech

Babies will be summoning up their super human powers when they dress up to raise money for charity.

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Tesco
Syrian refugees could be rehomed in Ely if the Government both requests it and offers funding

Fenland is considering a request to take in Syrian refugees as part of a plea put out to councils across the country.

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Mike Cornwell
Drink driver arrested after crashing into A47 Cromwell Road roundabout

A driver who was twice the limit was arrested on Thursday night after crashing into the A47 Cromwell Road roundabout in Wisbech

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Police Investigation Centre
Summer fete at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in March

Popular Irish singer Tom Kennedy entertains alongside upbeat vintage duo Back Two at a summer fete in March next weekend.

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Drugs, large weapon and money recovered during two raids in Wisbech

Drugs, money and a large weapon were seized during two raids which led to two arrests in Wisbech today.

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Police Investigation Centre
The Big Ban Theory

A newly-imposed blanket ban on legal highs will do little to reduce harm on young people’s lives, suggests new research.

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United Kingdom
Dawn Preston and Wendy Smith at Cam Sights Low Vision Centre, Chatteris

A Wisbech woman has raised £500 for Cam Sight, Chatteris in honour of her late father, who would have been 90-years-old this year.

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Serial killer Joanna Dennehy

Serial killer Joanna Dennehy has lost her High Court claim that she is entitled to damages for human rights violations after being placed in solitary confinement in jail.

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Peterborough
Male arrested in March for domestic related assault

A 16-year-old boy from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of assault in March last night.

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Wisbech
Knife seized and woman hospitalised after incident on Gull Road, Guyhirn

A knife was seized and a woman hospitalised after an incident on Gull Road, Guyhirn last night.

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Peterborough City Hospital
£8,000 trailer which was stolen five years ago is recovered by police in Straight Drove, Farcett

An £8,000 trailer which was stolen five years ago was recovered by police in Farcett, near Peterborough yesterday.

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Peterborough
New Winter Garden that Wisbech in Bloom have created in Park Avenue.

Student volunteers from the horticultural team at FACET in Marwick Road, March, have been working with Wisbech in Bloom volunteers to transform an overgrown and neglected area of garden land next to Wisbech Park.

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Wisbech boy, 17, arrested for assault by beating

A 17-year-old boy from Wisbech has been charged with assault by beating.

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Police Investigation Centre
Ely Police. Left: Molly Curtis and Francesca Galelli

Two Ely teenagers have received an apology from police after CCTV images of them were circulated in connection to a theft in a local store – even though they were nothing to do with it.

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Phil Priestley
Burglars force entry into Upwell house

Suspects forced entry and conducted a “tidy search” of a house in Burwell earlier this month.

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Bike was stolen close to Fella's, Stermyn Street, Wisbech

Do you recognise this yellow, white and black ‘Boss’ mountain bike? It was stolen from Wisbech on Friday (May 20).

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Fighting dog mess in the Fens

Take the lead and help fight dog mess by reporting persistent offenders who do not scoop their pet’s poop.

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Peter Murphy
Photos and cards found in a Wisbech attic - do you know who they belong to?

Old Valentine’s cards, photos, school reports and letters are among a mix of memories that a woman hopes she can reunite with the rightful owner after finding them underneath insulation in the attic of a house she bought in Wisbech.

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Wisbech colour run part of The Brinks Festival..

Just under 200 runners of all ages lined up to be powder-bombed in one of the highlights of the Brinks Festival at Wisbech.

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Fenland Running Club
Kerry Blake Oliver

A woman whose father died when he was given a contaminated blood transfusion is joining protestors outside the office of David Cameron urging him to pay proper compensation to victims’ families.

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David Cameron
Elderly man walking along A47 towards Wisbech is rescued by police

An elderly man was found walking along the A47 towards Wisbech last night and police were called to rescue him.

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Fenland Police
Sacked as governance committee chairman Kit Owen

Five times mayor of March, Councillor Kit Owen, has been sacked as chairman of the committee responsible for overseeing the financial performance of Fenland District Council.

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Kit Owen
Peter Murphy, Steve Barclay and Chris Savill (Christmas lights committee chairman)

The two biggest events in Chatteris could be ruined in one fell swoop if the town’s heritage black street lamps are replaced with modern grey LED ones this summer, community groups have warned.

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Steve Barclay
Woman speaks out after Walsoken man found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse

A 44 year old woman has bravely spoken out to urge victims of sexual abuse to report it to police after a jury found her former babysitter guilty of molesting her over a seven year period in the 1980s.

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Cambridge Crown Court
Anne Hill

Less than a month after Ofsted described the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech as “inadequate”, the college has announced its £90,000 a year principal Clare Claxton is being replaced.

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Clare Claxton
Edible insect eating day by Dan Dare at the Wisbech Salvation Army Hall. Dan Dare eating a Giant Waterbug with Salvation Army members watching  .Picture: Steve Williams.

While many of you were tucking into your sandwiches last Saturday lunch time, a courageous fund raiser from Wisbech was getting his teeth into a slightly more exotic dish – mealworms and water bugs, to be precise.

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Salvation Army
Co-op Foodstore, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

A gaping hole has been left in the front of the Co-operative Foodstore on Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, after thieves used a teleporter vehicle to attack and remove a cash machine last night.

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March House Fire.

A bungalow on The Shires, March had to be evacuated at the weekend after a fire spread from a garage to the roof of the home.

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Cambridgeshire County Council devolution debate:

A devolution deal involving just Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is imminent and could be agreed in principle as early as Friday.

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Steve Count
March Summer Festival. Picture: Kallum Ryan-Mueller.

Let the sun shine and the music and dance begin as the March summer carnival celebrates its 17th year.

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Neale Wade
Station road, Manea. Development. Picture: Steve Williams

Developers struggling to find a housing association willing to take four affordable homes in Manea off their hands – being built as part of the original contract- believe they have found a solution.

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Fenland Council
 Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching parents, staff and pupils how to prepare classic Mediterranean dishes such as Fresh Pasta, Seafood Lasagne, Risotto, Gnocchi, Panzanella, Fresh Tuna Salad, Chicken with Olives and Capers, Ricotta Tartlets and Panna cotta.

An Italian feast was enjoyed at Wisbech Grammar School thanks to a masterclass and pop up restaurant which raised £700 for charity in memory of a parent at the school who died last year.

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Wisbech Grammar School
Cllr Martin Field, March Town Council. Picture: Steve Williams.

Not everybody cares about preserving the NHS as a free service, according to a March Town councillor, who has set up a public meeting to rally public support.

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Wisbech
Site from the gated entrance

Fenland District Council has been ordered to pay partial costs to an applicant looking to build a home in Coates.

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District Council
Facet charity shop revamp, Chatteris. Manager Louise Bryan. Picture: Steve Williams.

Vintage meets shabby chic at a shop in Chatteris that has been treated to a step back in time make over.

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Eastrea Cross Drove Level Crossing, Whittlesey.

MP Steve Barclay spoke today of the possibility of “significant local disruption” if Network Rail presses ahead with closing 11 level crossings in NE Cambs.

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Steve Barclay
Chatteris man ordered to pay back £83,000

A Chatteris man who defrauded a cleaning company out of £83,000 has been ordered to pay the money back to his victims or face more time in jail.

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Eastern Region Special Operations Unit
Diane Baldry who runs the Doddington Slimming World morning and evening Groups has been given the 'BRONZE' status by the national slimming club

A Doddington woman, who says losing three stone helped save her life when she suffered heart problems, has won a bronze award for helping people in the area shed weight - after just three weeks of opening the group.

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East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) is celebrating national Children’s Hospice Week

A children’s hospice has released a social media advert supported by the Duchess of Cambridge to show that palliative care centres for young people are not always the sad places people imagine.

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United Kingdom
John Hadley

Police searching for missing 84-year-old John Hadley have discovered a body.

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Police are cracking down on motorists who use a phone while driving

Motorists who use mobile phones while driving will be cracked down on in a special police operation across Cambridgeshire.

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Bedfordshire

I hope I’m not the only one in the county not to understand why if the Government is so keen on devolution why it will not devolve powers for health, planning and transport direct to the county council we already have - without new costs being brought in with a new structure?

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In response to a letter published in last week’s Postbag column by Mr John Smithee. I would like to re educate this gentleman with the law.

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United Kingdom

As a socialist, I would like to comment on the proposed register by Fenland District Council (FDC) of private landlords in the Wisbech area.

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Fenland District Council
rubbish dumped

Yet under the surface and not too far from Nene Parade and the Boat House are these regular welcoming sights.

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Gordon Brown is the latest fossil to be dragged out of the cupboard to tell us how stupid we would all be to leave the European Union.

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European Union

Living in Benwick, which is classed as ‘out in the sticks’, the saving grace has been our proximity to Doddington.

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