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A man who attacked two women – biting, punching, slapping and pulling one of the victims - has been jailed for 32 weeks.

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Wisbech councillor Virginia Bucknor called today for an investigation into all councillors’ expenses to ensure allegations against a fellow councillor “are not the tip of an iceberg”.

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Simon King

One of most contentious planning applications of recent years – 95 homes off Estover Road, March – will be decided next week amidst furious public opposition.

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James Palmer

It was one of the oddest budget debates of recent times as Fenland Council couldn’t quite find the heart to deliver up a threatened three per cent rise in council tax.

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Will Sutton

Rarely can a political career have ended so ignominiously- for indeed that must be the inevitable outcome for Councillor Simon King.

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Simon King

The Prime Minister has ordered a review into three women’s health disasters – including vaginal mesh implants – the campaign begun three years ago by Cambs Times journalist Kath Sansom.

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Theresa May

A man who burgled a Peterborough home and stole a handbag, cash, jewellery, debit and credit cards worth more than £3,000 while the occupants slept has been jailed.

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Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the murder of Huntingdon man Sam Mechelewski to come forward.

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Huntingdon

As the Isle of Ely Blind Society marks its 95th anniversary, member Janet Fisher explains how the charity helps local people.

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A March nursery praised for its effective safeguarding, enthusiastic staff and having a manager who continually aspires to improve has been rated good in all areas by Ofsted.

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A Chatteris man has been awarded for his “outstanding contribution to the community over many years”.

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Rotary Club

Year Six pupils at Anthony Curton Primary School in Walpole St Peter were left stunned when their classmate, Grace, brought in her pet corn snake, Jasper.

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An awareness drive which aims to bite back against loan sharks and help vulnerable victims is being launched in Wisbech on Friday.

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Students were put through their paces at an army barracks to get a taste of what life is like in the marines.

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College of West Anglia

A woman who ran a brothel at Cambridge and controlled prostitutes across the country, for her own financial gain has been jailed for five years.

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Cambridge Crown Court

If you happened to pass through the Imperial War Museum in Duxford last week, you would’ve been able to catch Matthew Bourne’s one-off RAF inspired dance.

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United Kingdom

Police in Cambridgeshire are investigating a series of fraud incidents where a ‘bogus police officer’ has been asking people for money and telling them they are ‘investigating criminal activity’ on their bank card.

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Peterborough

A 71 year old cycling enthusiast will be taking part in a 50 mile marathon event to raise money for Ravenswood Pet Rescue.

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London

A team of eight players from the Chatteris St Peter’s Tennis Club took part in a sponsored 24 hour ‘Tennisathon’ at the GB National Tennis Centre last Saturday (February 17).

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UN Court

A new driver, who killed two women after he crashed into a water filled ditch, has been jailed for 10 months.

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Two men caught running a cannabis factory in a car wash beside the A14 have been jailed.

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Cambridge Crown Court

These are the tiny kittens that were saved from being crushed after somebody put them in a cardboard box and threw them into a skip at a Cambridgeshire recycling centre.

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Seventeen illegally parked vehicles were ticketed by police in just one afternoon in Wisbech – at £30 a time.

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Alan Lay

March wrestler D.C Owen will be getting in the ring during a televised wrestling event at the G.E.R. Sports and Social Club next weekend.

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A team of young people held a charity car wash, a bake sale and a swimathon to raise money to renovate the hall where they meet.

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A Whittlesey teenager is preparing himself for the London Marathon where he’ll be raising funds for a charity close to his family’s heart.

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Peterborough

A school for young people with learning difficulties and behaviour problems in Wisbech could close and instead pupils be forced to travel more than 40 miles to St Neots.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

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Simon King

• Well it’s been a couple of weeks to remember for all the wrong reasons.

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Network Rail

A 17 year-old who lost an extraordinary 5st 9lbs will represent his slimming group in a national final.

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The easiest way to deal with problems in an organisation is to turn a blind eye.

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Two sex crimes against young people are recorded every day in Cambridgeshire, including eight babies under the age of one in the last year.

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Cambridgeshire Police

Emily Downing-Smith, of Haddenham, is a second year journalism student at Sheffield University.

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United Kingdom

MP Steve Barclay’s frustration over delayed re-opening of the Wisbech to March rail line spilled over this week with a fresh attack on the soon to be wound up local enterprise partnership.

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Steve Barclay

FACET students were treated to a visit from current middle weight champion and Peterborough sports personality of the year Marcelllo Renda.

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Kris Harrold

A team of “prisoners” spent a night in March Police station cells to raise around £10,000 for a young mum who wants to spend as long as possible with her son after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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NHS

Police defended their decision to implement a dispersal order from 3pm on Saturday until 7am today to stamp out anti-social behaviour in and around Ely leisure park.

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Phil Priestley

A series of images have been released today of a man wanted for questioning by police following an alleged sexual assault at a bus station.

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Peterborough

Drivers across East Cambs and the Fens faced a day of delayed journey times and diversions today following an accident near Sutton and closure of the A1101.

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Littleport

Children made a big splash over the weekend as the third annual puddle jumping championships got underway at Welney’s Wildlife and Wetlands Trust.

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United Kingdom

Eight week closure of the A1101 from Shippea Hill to Littleport will start from Monday February 19 as part of a major campaign to repair more than 40 miles of drought damaged roads.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

He’s been appointed to look after the Fenland area but already Inspector Ian Lombardo has been put on the defensive to deny suggestions of any reduction in neighbourhood policing.

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Jason Ablewhite

Oxfam has cancelled an official opening of its new city centre store in Ely in the light of the continuing crisis over Haiti.

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Thomas Clarkson Academy’s head of humanities Cathy Abrahams is looking forward to developing students’ understanding of democracy after successfully applying to become a teacher ambassador for Parliament’s education service.

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Thomas Clarkson Academy

New Fenland Council leader Chris Seaton has sacked two £8,500 a year cabinet members who backed him but handed the £8,000 a year scrutiny committee chairmanship to the man he defeated.

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Will Sutton

Cambridgeshire artists Sarah Evans and David Kefford, known as Aid & Abet, have created an artwork that celebrated old and new, tradition and innovation for Peckover House.

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A 56 year old man who lost four stone is now setting his sights on taking part in a year of competitive running.

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St Ives

Members of Three Holes Acorn Club presented a cheque for £1600 to the local first responders.

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Secret talks were held more than a year ago about the possibility of building an incinerator in Wisbech, we can reveal today.

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Samantha Hoy

People living in Whittlesey and four surrounding villages are being asked to help decide how the area will develop in the future at a special workshop.

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Whittlesey Town Council

A Blue Peter badge has been earned by a pupil from Tilney All Saints Primary School.

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BBC

Less people than ever are using the sauna at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March and it is going to be removed.

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Fenland District Council

Renovation work is under way in the children’s section of Eastwood Cemetery in March following problems of vandalism then workmen spraying the grass with a weed killer mix that was too strong by mistake.

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Peter Murphy

A woman watching the latest Fifty Shades of Grey movie collapsed during a screening at the Light cinema in Wisbech and was attended by topless ushers until paramedics arrived.

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BBC

Music technology is making a difference to young people’s lives thanks to a social enterprise.

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Cambridge University

Two Fenland-based publishing houses are collaborating in the search for local writers by hosting a Writers’ Taster Day on Saturday March 3 at March Town Hall.

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Hundreds of defibrillators in communities across East Anglia will have to be checked for battery failures after several had problems, including one where a man from Benwick died.

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Cromwell Community College

An unsung hero of the Ferry Project in Wisbech has been presented with a community spirit award.

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