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A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital today after he was attacked and robbed of his Suzuki off road bike in Wisbech.

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Photos have emerged dispelling earlier reports that a van driver catapulted across to safety across a Fen river – he didn’t and the van sunk.

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Teenagers are being sought by police following a spectacular crash in Wisbech yesterday afternoon.

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The Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership over the last four years has repeatedly said that Agri-tech is a key priority particularly in Fenland.

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Fenland Council

More than £11,000 was raised via a charity auction for Cambridgeshire Mind, the mental health charity, by Cambridge-based semiconductor IP company ARM.

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United Kingdom

Council leader James Palmer pulled off a remarkable first round victory today to win the Conservative nomination to contest the May election to become the first mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Dogs, search and rescue teams and members of the public combed a vast area of woodland, forest and farmland around Barton Mills yesterday as the hunt for Corrie McKeague continues.

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Barton Mills

The Tithe Barn Trust is over the moon to announce that we have been supported by the Architectural Heritage Fund and awarded a grant.

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United Kingdom

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP (GCGP) has defended itself – and its spending in Fenland – in a statement issued to counter what they feel are unfair criticisms by MP Steve Barclay.

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Steve Barclay

A huge THANK YOU from the March Foodbank team to the people of March and surrounding villages.

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Neale-Wade Academy

Your leader in today’s paper surprised me somewhat as I am currently one of five members of the county council independent remuneration panel, but you give the impression the panel was scrapped.

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Cambridge

A driver was disqualified and had his vehicle seized after he was suspected of going out hare coursing.

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Firefighters are currently on the scene of a chimney fire on Station Road, March.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews in Wisbech carried out a purrfect rescue when they helped save a cat that got itself stuck on a roof yesterday afternoon.

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A passenger was taken to hospital after a single-vehicle collision at Tesco on Cromwell Road, Wisbech last night.

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Tesco

Police located another burst pipe in Wisbech while on patrol at around 3am this morning.

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A number of buildings in the West Street area of Wisbech were evacuated last night after a house fire.

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A Fenland woman has organised a valentine’s ball to help raise funds for a Fenland charity which helps families who have children with additional needs.

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Support workers who had been on trial accused of failing to take care of a teenager who drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn, have today been found not guilty.

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A motorist was stopped and reported for driving through a Wisbech road that has been closed for more than 24 hours.

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The A141 March by-pass welcomed some unexpected visitors this morning, as a stable of horses wanderd onto the road.

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Fenland Police

A Fenland construction firm has been announced as being in one of the top 100 companies in Cambridgeshire.

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The leader of Cambridgeshire County Council has added his voice to criticism of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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Steve Barclay

A paedophile who travelled to America from Cambridgeshire to have sex with two young brothers has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars by a Los Angeles Court.

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United Kingdom

Two neighbours say they were left astounded when Roddons told them the reason they have damp patches and mould inside their bungalows is because they have too much furniture.

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Police in Wisbech got a little more than they bargained for whilst carrying out a house search today (January 18).

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Twitter

The great outdoors is the focus of a new film advert promoting tourism in Fenland.

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Michelle Tanfield

A karaoke, race night and auction is at the Anchor Inn in Wimblington to help raise money to buy a robotic leg for a local dad.

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NHS

Allegations of child sex abuse within football clubs in Cambridgeshire now involve 30 alleged victims according to the chief constable.

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Alec Wood

Students at Neale-Wade Academy in March designed anti-bullying posters and raised £242 for the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign at the same time.

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A police officer bought a homeless man hot food after he was found begging in Wisbech unable to get a bed in the town’s hostel.

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Cambridgeshire Police

A £23m investment is ear marked for a 750-place secondary school to open in Wisbech by September 2020

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Samantha Hoy

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership has been accused of using taxpayer-funded incentives to encourage a firm to move to a site which its chairman’s company is building.

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Steve Barclay

Weasenham Lane in Wisbech is expected to be closed all day due to a burst water main.

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Schools across Fenland and East Cambridgeshire will share £6 million of new Government funding – separate to any other income streams- to spend between now and 2020.

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Steve Barclay

Thai street food could be coming to Ely thanks to a crowdfunding page which has already raised £685 of its £2,000 target.

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Twitter

A £1.5 million sports facility with a state of the art all-weather sports pitch, eight different sized football pitches, dog walker field and modern pavilion could be open to the public by summer 2018.

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Kit Owen

East Cambs Council leader James Palmer topped the poll as Conservative officials narrowed contenders for the party’s nomination to be their candidate for mayor down to three.

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James Palmer

Newly qualified solicitor Helen Robinson has joined Wisbech firm Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar LLP.

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A tractor was deliberately set on fire in Love Lane, Whittlesey on Friday evening.

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Journeys in the Fens could be made easier with plans for a bigger roundabout junction at Guyhirn.

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United Kingdom

A seriously ill three-year-old girl from Wisbech had her wish granted to become a princess for the day.

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United Kingdom

The former Wisbech post office at 1 Bridge Street is to acquire a new lease of life as a recruitment agency.

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Fenland District Council

Lib Dems selected a pro Remain candidate to fight the May election for the newly created £70,000 role as mayor of Cambridgeshire.

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European Union

Council leader Steve Count today backed MP Steve Barclay’s call for a probe into the Greater Cambridge and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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Steve Barclay

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Whittlesey to enjoy the annual tradition that is the Straw Bear Festival.

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Fenland trade unionists are to unfurl protest banners at Freedom Bridge, Wisbech, to coincide with the inauguration 4,000 miles away of President elect Donald Trump.

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Labour Party

The true scale of the risk of surgical mesh to treat women’s incontinence and prolapse remains a mystery amid findings from America that say up to almost 40 per cent of women suffer injuries from the hooked instruments used to implant it.

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MHRA

March Dog Training Club celebrated Christmas in style with their annual party on December 14.

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A lorry driver was verbally abused, almost punched and had a window smashed during a road rage incident on Cromwell Road, Wisbech.

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Honda

One person was reported for driving without due care and attention this morning after a four-vehicle collision on the A47 at Thorney Toll which left another person injured.

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A man has been jailed for nine years after a “vicious attack” on an “innocent” Peterborough woman who was left with “horrific injuries”.

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Cambridge Crown Court

A March man in his 60s was assaulted with a metal bar before thieves stole money and a gold chain from his caravan in Longhill Road on Saturday (14).

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A drink driver was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Wisbech after his vehicle hit a kerb.

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In a series of articles beginning today we will be examining astonishing claims made by MP Steve Barclay about the Greater Cambridge and Peterborough Enterprise Board (LEP). What was meant to be a vehicle for growth and opportunity is working, says the MP, but for almost everyone except those in Fenland.

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Steve Barclay

I have been party to Cllr Steve Tierney’s nastiness. At a meeting in the council chamber concerning the proposed renaming of the Hudson Leisure Centre.

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Steve Tierney

A Wisbech manufacturing company is set to become one of the first of its kind to launch a financial services arm.

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LETTER: Help for Dennis

Sunday, January 15, 2017

I read the article in the ‘Cambs Times’ dated December 30 2016 about Dennis Carroll appealing for help in tracing his sister. Using my family history skills I think the following might be the record of his father’s death.

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Australia

I am a Roddons tenant and have had lots of issues with them. The most recent is damp in the two bedrooms where the drainpipes are.

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It was with little surprise that I read the name-calling and personal attacks in your previous publication.

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Alan Lay

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