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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Steve Barclay

One of Cambridgeshire’s most influential business leaders –chamber of commerce chief executive John Bridge – claims that re-opening of the Wisbech to March rail link is a lame duck.

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Wisbech’s annual Horsefair Shopping Centre summer fun day will take place on Thursday July 27 from 10am to 2pm.

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The Light Cinema, Wisbech, closed temporarily after what bosses say was a “small fire safety related issue”. It re-opens at 6pm tonight (Saturday)

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Voters in March get an extra chance to go the ballot box this year following approval for a referendum on a planning document that could revolutionise decision making locally.

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Fenland Council

One of Britain’s biggest trade unions - the GMB – has condemned the 30 per cent pay rise for councillors that Cambridgeshire County Council voted through this week.

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Two enterprise zones could be set up in Fenland – one at Wisbech and another at Chatteris- to encourage business growth.

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Fenland Council

Businessman Alan Samuels has alleged Fenland Council “behaved unreasonably” and caused him “unnecessary expense” in refusing his application to convert a £210,000 five bedroom house into a 9-bed house of multiple occupancy (HMO).

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Wisbech

Offences involving adults in positions of trust who have sexual contact with children in their care have risen to 23 last year in Cambridgeshire, official figures shows.

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Home Office

Seven young apprentices from Chatteris firm Metalcraft refurbished the railings surrounding the Chatteris War Memorial on Wednesday.

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Fenland Council

From this week visitors will have the opportunity to see Historic Aircraft Collection’s rare First World War Airco/de Havilland DH9 E-8894 aircraft being rebuilt at Imperial War Museum Duxford.

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It’s fun for foodies as the Sandringham Food & Drink Festival returns for its third year with another great line-up of chefs.

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Police have abandoned their search of a landfill site after 20 weeks looking for the body of missing airman Corrie McKeague.

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Corrie McKeague

The jury in the inquest of St Neots man Richard Davies has concluded that his killing was lawful.

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St Neots

Youngsters at a Fenland primary school have raised £400 to support cancer patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A headt teacher has been told by Ofsted that leaders at his school have “an overly generous view of the quality of provision” and must take urgent action to address safe guarding.

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A man had to be rescued from a river in March this morning.

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Fenland District Council has been awarded almost £190,000 to begin two projects which encourage integration with the district’s migrant community – including one which promotes the growth of fruit and vegetables.

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Mike Cornwell

The March Society held its annual general meeting knowing that the potential absence of a new treasurer meant that the decade-old civic society was at risk of closing down.

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Motorists are being warned to drive safely when a heavy load lorry takes a transformer to Walpole substation.

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“A credit to themselves, to Fenland and the In Bloom initiative across the entire country”.

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Octavia Hill

A 36 year teaching career has come to an end as Jayne Williams retires from the headship at Friday Bridge Primary School.

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A shelter for the homeless in Wisbech – opened five years ago with help from a £250,000 Government grant but closed when funding ran out- has won permission to operate as a privately run House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

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Wisbech Town Council

Robbie Williams raised hundreds of pounds for a Whittlesey charity when he performed in the town.

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Haulier Tony Knowles has been refused permission by Fenland Council to demolish outbuildings and an office in Manea Road, Wimblington, and erect a grain store of a size comparable to an existing vegetable store.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Celebrations have been in full swing at Hickathrift House in Wisbech as one of its residents reached her centenary in style this week.

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Cromwell Community College is joining the same academy trust as Kingsfield Primary and Neale Wade when students go back for the new term in September.

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A man has been arrested after he was seen firing a gun in Wisbech.

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A foal has been left so traumatised after just one week of being stolen away from her mother that she now stares blankly into a corner.

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Seven of eight miniature ponies stolen from the outskirts of March have been found.

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Martin Eggett, chairman of the Wisbech Business and Professional Men’s Club, welcomed 45 members and guests to the July meeting held at Mendi’s.

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It was standing room only as women and their families from across Britain crammed into a committee room joined by MPs and high profile doctors for an emotional mesh lobby in support of Sling the Mesh.

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Alan and Sandra Wheeldon will be opening their garden on Sunday July 30 from 10am until 4pm.

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Revellers will be taken on a trip back in time this weekend as they gaze over drill displays, fly pasts and battle re-enactments at the Festival of the Forties and World War II show in March.

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A dance group in March is celebrating 21 years since it was launched in the town.

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Students at Neale Wade Academy are to be supported into their future careers by focused role models.

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Produce World in Chatteris welcomed two Year 12 A Level students from Neale-Wade Academy on work experience.

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Pressure is mounting as police across the county struggle to provide a frontline response with a rise in 999 calls but less officers to deal with the workload.

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Police have issued a warning to motorists in Fenland following last night’s thunderstorm.

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Tory leader Steve Count blamed exclusion from last year of councillors from the local government pension scheme as one reason for proposing allowances much bigger than those recommended by an independent panel.

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Steve Tierney

Dozens of calls raising concerns about the underground puppy trade were made in the region last year, new statistics show.

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Students put on a barnstorming performance of School of Rock that rocked Thomas Clarkson Academy to its rafters.

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More than 80 women and their families from across Britain are travelling to Parliament today (Tuesday 18) to urge for a suspension of what they say is a high risk women’s operation thanks to a campaign spearheaded by a journalist from our newspaper group.

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Tom Hunt fought unsuccessfully to enter the European Parliament, failed to win a Commons seat in the June election and yesterday resigned from East Cambs Council to work with newly elected mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer

Do you recognise these people? Police would like to speak to them after fuel worth £99 was stolen from Wisbech.

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Ely College hosted an inspiring awards evening to celebrate adult learners who have made amazing progress.

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Two men – thought be a car driver and a motorcyclist – were taken to hospital on Monday afternoon following a collision at Leverington crossroads.

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A Neale Wade Academy student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to help with his graphic design studies.

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Twelve men have today received jail sentences totalling 42 years and four months for their parts in an attack which left Mildenhall man Simon Dobbin with catastrophic life-changing injuries.

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The sun and crowds came out for the annual service and parade on Sunday at Ely Cathedral for the Royal Anglian Regiment Association Cambridgeshire.

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Jason Ablewhite

A March postman has walked from Bath to Cheltenham to raise hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity.

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A Wisbech man – who sat on a previous independent panel considering the allowances paid to county councillors – claims the latest report to be voted on tomorrow has been poorly publicised.

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Steve Count

Wisbech mayor Steve Tierney has revealed that a private “invite-only” party on the night he celebrated taking office raising a whopping £4,400 for his chosen charities.

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An online petition has been launched in an attempt to save a Whittlesey nursery which has been forced to fold after it was booted out of two local schools.

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Thousands of festival goers are set to descend on Cambridgeshire this week to say goodbye to the Secret Garden Party.

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More than 1,600 women dressed to impress at Newmarket’s annual Ladies’ Day with a 32-year-old milliner scooping the event’s coveted fashion prize.

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A 20 year old is staging a magic show to raise money for a cancer charity using the skills he learnt while in hospital as a teenager being treated for a brain tumour.

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Cambs Fire Authority met to discuss its response to the Police and Crime Commissioner�s (PCC) consultation about the future governance of the fire and rescue service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.�

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Machinery sales are proving profitable for farmers as Cheffins on site machinery auctions top £4m in six months.

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Fenland District Council has saved £12,000 in the last year – by ditching paper.

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The Citizens Advice Bureau has closed its drop in service in March library after being a regular feature in town for years.

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