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John McIntosh with welfare officer Alan Hay

A blind Second World War veteran from Wisbech has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

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Peter Bryant who is taking part in Ride to the Somme

An Elm man who regularly fundraises for Help for Heroes has added more than £1,000 to his total.

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Wisbech bowls club official opening. Opened by the Mayor or Wisbech. David Hodgson.  Picture: Steve Williams.

Fenland Council says it has still not written off £16,000 owed to it when the former Wisbech Bowls Club based at the Hudson Leisure Centre collapsed.

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David Hodgson
Jobs Centre Plus

Youth unemployment in the Fens dropped 36 per cent in the past year according to new figures from Job Centre Plus.

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Trinity Methodist Church Church Terrace, Wisbech. Trinity pre-school closing after 45 year. Pre-school children helping to sell the toys and equipment that was used. Picture: Steve Williams.

The Trinity Methodist Pre-school, which is based in Church Terrace, has closed its doors for the last time on Thursday with celebratory party.

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Tanya and Keith Jakes family of Gorefield are moving into their new home in March. Left. Tanya and Keith Jakes, Cllr Alan Lay, Cllr Paul Clapp. Picture: Steve Williams.

A disabled couple and their family are celebrating after getting the keys to a new specially-adapted home.

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Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram.

A former Fen man who shot dead his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself did not have a firearms certificate.

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Charlotte
Emergency services give warning advice on how to stay safe in hot weather

Cambridgeshire police and firefighters are promoting messages to warn young people to stay away from rivers, lakes and reservoirs in the recent spate of hot weather.

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Sybil Bloodworth

Inspirational artwork created by stroke survivors from across Hunstanton will be displayed and put on sale at Hunstanton Methodist Church on August 19 and 20.

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Dog left in hot car in Wisbech

Police rescued a dog that was left in a hot car for over an hour in Wisbech earlier today.

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Car deliberately set on fire in Creek Road, March

A car was deliberately set on fire in Creek Road, March last night.

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Lance Hart.

A former Fen man who shot his wife and teenage daughter before turning the gun on himself did not have a shotgun licence, police have confirmed.

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From left: TCAs DofE coordinator Lucy-Beth Heighton with Nigel Glover, David Bliss, Dan Hudson, Alex Malcolmson, Jeff Wilson and Alistair Woodruff

A team of seven staff from Thomas Clarkson Academy will trek the length of Hadrian’s Wall as part of a charity fundraiser this summer.

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Fire crews force entry into house in Peyton Avenue, March

Firefighters had to force entry into a house in Peyton Avenue, March yesterday.

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Police at RAF Marham after a man was threatened with a knife

Security is at a heightened state at RAF Marham today after a serviceman was threatened by two men with a knife while out running.

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Leah Connolly had her head shaved for Brave The Shave. Picture: Steve Williams.

A 10 year old March girl raised more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support after she had her long locks cropped when she was inspired by a national brave the shave campaign.

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11 year old Hannah Bantoft, one of the singing narrators.

After weeks of rehearsing, choreography, singing practice and costume fittings, 60 Key Stage 2 children put on a trio of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat performances.

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Lorna Hazeltine is opening a Slimming World group is March

A March woman says she cannot believe how much food she can eat and still lose weight after her weight loss inspired her to set up a Slimming World group.

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Lance Hart.

A former March man who shot dead his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself in a shooting outside Spalding leisure centre has been called one of the funniest people you could meet.

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Charlotte
Charlotte Hart and her mother Claire. Pic: Instagram.

A worker from a builder’s merchant is believed to have shot dead his wife and daughter near a swimming pool in a small market town.

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Colin Harris, representing Prostate Cancer UK, with staff members Sharon Edwards (partner), David Lawrence, Jason Hall (partner), Robin Williams, Vikkie Ely and Vicky Wass.

Staff members of a Wisbech accountancy firm have raised more than £6,400 for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue carry out water safety training

Children are being urged to stay safe around water over the summer holidays amid figures that show 13 people died and 18 injured in the county in the last five years.

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Whittlesey charity football match

Former POSH stars are teaming up for a football match to raise money for a Whittlesey baby with a rare condition.

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Five fire engines on the scene of the building fire around one hour ago

Five fire engines were called to a blaze in a second-floor flat in Wisbech on Tuesday afternoon.

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

A bouncy castle, karaoke and pillow fights will all feature in this year’s playday at the Waterlees Wisbech Adventure Playground.

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DC Sharon Garrett

A man accused of causing a multiple vehicle collision in which an off duty Fenland police officer was killed is due to stand trial.

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Peterborough Crown Court
Parson Drove annual Car and Bike show. Picture: Steve Williams.

Fund raising revved into action when the Parson Drove car, bike and trike show rolled into the village.

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Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech

A pair of eagle-eyed Wisbech men reacted quickly and prevented fire from spreading further when they saw a bin ablaze at the weekend.

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Deliberate car fire in The Avenue, March

A car was deliberately set on fire in The Avenue, March on Sunday.

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Ab Fab

Despite a littering of celebrity cameos, Absolutely Fabulous The Movie doesn’t quite live up to its title, or the millions of pounds taken in box office figures.

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Fenland District Council leader Councillor John Clark

Fenland people are being urged to take part in a consultation on the proposed devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Christian Aid Sponsored Walk

The March Christian Aid Group annual sponsored walk took place at Rings End Nature Reserve which raised £500.

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John Thomas and Elizabeth Ward Washington

Descendants of a Littleport couple who emigrated to America at the turn of the 20th century held their 99th annual reunion in New York.

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In Bloom volunteer Julie Smith with judges Terry Bane and Chris Durham at St Peter's Church, Chatteris.

An “agricultural garden” decorated with vintage farming tools was one of the imaginative displays that caught the eye of the Anglia In Bloom judges as they continued their tour round Fenland last week.

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Artworks Volunteers social day out bowling

People are being asked to consider becoming a volunteer for Eddie’s which provides an arts day centre in March for adults with a learning disability.

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Shane Boyton

A wanted man who failed to return to court where he was on trial for two offences of burglary could be in the Wisbech area say police.

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Rikki Neave, Crime Watch,

A 35-year-old man from the Peterborough area has fled the country whilst on bail in connection with the murder in 1994 of schoolboy Rikki Neave.

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The new Pavillion being installed in Welney,

The new community centre and sports pavilion at Welney is officially opened in a ceremony this weekend.

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RSPCA gala day Block Fen Wimblington.  Keane family with their pet whippets. Picture: Steve Williams.

Animal lovers turned up in their hundreds to raise more than £6,000 while enjoying the fun on offer at the RSPCA’s gala day at its Block Fen centre at Wimblington.

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Woman arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage in Norwich Road, Wisbech

A 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage this morning.

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Dave Boy Green, left, was the guest speaker at the meeting

Around 40 members and guests were welcomed at Mendis Wisbech by Michael Bates, chairman of the Wisbech Business & Professional Men’s Club at their July meeting.

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Motorcyclist on mobile near Wisbech

A motorist says he couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted a motorcyclist heading towards Wisbech and using his mobile phone.

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Joey Abbs and Shaun Whiter.

Bosses at Cambridge United Football Club are planning a tournament fund raising day for two young footballers who suffered life changing injuries in a hit and run car crash at Newmarket.

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Charlotte
Skylark maze family line-up: L-R Charlotte Connolly (11), Henry Gowler (7), Edward Gowler (36), The BFG (Alfie Cook), Lucy Gowler (11), George Gowler (12)

A Cambridgeshire farmer has created a giant image of The BFG cut out of his field of maize plants as tribute to the Roald Dahl centenary. It is believed to be the biggest BFG image ever created.

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Drivers taken to hospital after two-vehicle collision on the A142

Two drivers had to be taken to hospital this morning after a collision on the A142 at Soham.

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Flynn McGurk

Wisbech speed skater Mike McInerney had a champion weekend competition in the British Inline Speed Skating Outdoor Championships scooping two titles and breaking two records.

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Dylan Taylor
Police pursuit leads to abandoned car being seized in Wisbech

A car was seized in Wisbech at the weekend after the driver sped off from police officers before abandoning his vehicle.

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Drink driver arrested in Waterlees area of Wisbech was not wearing a helmet

A moped rider was arrested in Wisbech at the weekend for being three times the limit and not wearing a helmet.

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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust aims to create an LNER Class B17 4-6-0 express passenger locomotive

Train lovers are in for a treat at March rail station when the nameplate for a yet to built new steam locomotive is unveiled.

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Litter of fox red lab pups stolen from Orchard Row, Soham

A litter of fox red Labrador pups has been stolen from Soham.

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Ian Jones, with his award

The Wisbech Players notched up a handful of successes at the Hunstanton drama festival of one act plays last week.

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MP Steve Barclay earlier this month being interviewed about the need for more women MPs.

NE Cambs Steve Barclay has been promoted to a whip in the new Government of Prime Minister Theresa May – for the past year he’s been an assistant whip under David Cameron.

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Nicky Hemsley with her family, Mayor of March Councillor Andrew Donnelly and Deputy Mayor Councillor Kim French

The Exchange Tea Parlour & Bistro, located in Market Place, is bringing a touch of class to March.

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Pinguin Foods in King’s Lynn where a carrot and swede processing line was 
designed, manufactured and installed by Herbert Engineering.

Administrators have been called into one of East Anglia’s leading engineering companies – and in a recent top 100 list of high performers.

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Richard Howitt MEP

Cambridgeshire Euro MP Richard Howitt has issued a message of sympathy to French nationals living locally and a warning to the whole community against any attempt to scapegoat different sections of the community.

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Four workers at Spice Bank, March, detained by Home Office Immigration Enforcement Team

 (PHOTO: John Elworthy)

Four workers at an Indian restaurant in March were detained tonight after a swoop by Home Office immigration enforcement officers.

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Man, 18, hospitalised with serious injuries after being violently attacked by two men using metal bar in Chatteris

An 18-year-old man was left hospitalised with serious injuries after two men used a metal bar to assault him in Chatteris yesterday.

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Fenland Council set to cut funding to Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Big cuts in funding to four local organisations – including Citizens’ Advice- were revealed tonight by Fenland District Council.

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Wisbech Reads Festival. Picture: Steve Williams.

The wonderful world of books was opened up to children during the Wisbech Reads Festival, which came to town last week.

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Thomas Clarkson
Fenland legend Tom Hickathrift and the Ogres in Wisbech. Picture: Ian Burt

He is a giant of East Anglian folklore, though has perhaps shrunk somewhat from the public’s imagination. But now a new project has helped to revive the legend of Tom Hickathrift.

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