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A fundraiser has been set up by a Wisbech community centre to raise money for the family of a 10-year-old boy who was killed while cycling to school last month.

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A third of children with eating disorders seen by the Cambridgeshire And Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are waiting too long to begin their treatment, with some having to wait months for care.

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NHS

A man who burgled a house in Peterborough armed with acid and a metal bar has been jailed.

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Peterborough Crown Court

A Whittlesey woman is joining a charity walk in London in memory of her brother who died of bowel cancer at the age of 30.

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United Kingdom

More than one in ten house fires in Cambridgeshire last year were started deliberately, figures from the Home Office show.

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Home Office

A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched for an emaciated dog, found wandering alongside a railway line, after vets found badly healed broken bones that need a special operation to fix it.

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Fenland District Council

They weren’t your average scarecrows but instead they came in all shapes and sizes with unique outfits to bring Emneth to life.

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More people are using Cambridge’s guided busway, but there is disappointment as the number of journeys being made is still only “roughly half” what had originally been promised.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

The popular annual Wisbech and District Historic Vehicle Club’s road run saw around 180 vehicles spanning generations take part.

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Peterborough

More than 300 army cadets from Cambridgeshire have returned from Altcar, near Liverpool, after taking on a nine-day ‘cadet experience’.

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St Ives

Hundreds of bikers and their families helped to raise money for a March-based charity at the third Funder in the Fens event.

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A car with a worn, shredded tyre and no MOT in two years has been seized by police in March.

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Two brothers are raising awareness of the hidden secret of domestic abuse after their dad shot dead their mum and sister in the car park of Spalding leisure centre before turning the gun on himself.

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NHS

• So it’s back to work I go (hey ho, hey ho).

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Players travelled to March from across the country to take part in a rugby match to raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

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Wales

A March Slimming World consultant is celebrating after being recognised for her exceptional work supporting people in the Fenland area to achieve their dream weight.

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United Kingdom

A couple from Wisbech, who have raised vital funds for the Macular Society have won one of the leading sight loss charity’s top national awards.

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United Kingdom

A person has died after being struck by a train this morning between Ely and King’s Lynn.

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British Transport Police

A much-loved Wisbech security guard – who received a national award for making the Horsefair Shopping Centre a safer place – has been made redundant.

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Kevin Smith

Two men broke in to the Spar shop in Benwick, overnight, leaving those who live above “very frightened”.

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Facebook

Beautiful gardens in bloom across Wisbech St Mary raised more than £2,000 for charity – the most in the event’s 15 year history.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A man had to be cut free from his vehicle by firefighters on Saturday after he was involved in a crash in Eastrea.

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The Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cancelled 100 urgent operations over a recent 12-month period, according to NHS England.

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NHS

Police officers in Cambridgeshire faced more than 400 assaults last year, new figures show.

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Cambridgeshire

It was a day when a headline grabbing cleric was put in his place, historic Ely Cathedral flew the LGBT Pride flag, and a city celebrated diversity and the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.

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Mike Rouse

Babylon ARTS will host an afternoon of free live music at Ely’s Jubilee Garden’s bandstand on Saturday August 25.

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Ely

Members of Ely’s LGBT community have expressed their jubilation at seeing the Pride flag raised above Ely Cathedral for the first time today

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Peterborough

Crews from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue had to call in help from the United States Air Force while tackling a blaze in Chatteris.

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Two car enthusiasts from Chatteris are getting ready to embark on a 12,500 mile trip from Cambridgeshire to Japan in a 52-plate Toyota Yaris.

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BBC

A pastor who campaigns against homosexuality has condemned Ely Cathedral for flying the pride flag calling it an “appalling example of the Church of England jumping on a fashionable secular bandwagon.”

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Facebook

A man has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of manslaughter in a trial during which three others were found guilty of murder following a ‘pack mentality’ attack on a vegetable packer.

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UN Court

A shock report from Cambridgeshire County Council predicts the estimated £16.9m cost of a new crossing at Kings Dyke, Whittlesey, will be “significantly higher”.

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Steve Barclay

A man who seriously injured someone when he crashed his car last year has been jailed for more than three years.

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A man armed with a hammer threatened a member of staff at a shop in Earith before taking off with two small bottles of alcohol.

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Inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough could be reduced with money saved reinvested into community services.

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Peterborough

A Fenland couple believe they have captured rare fireflies using their night-vision CCTV system during Britain’s hottest night of the year.

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Facebook

A healthcare assistant has been praised after leaping into action to save a woman’s life while shopping in a Wisbech supermarket

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital

A man in his 20s was stabbed in what police are calling a ‘vicious attack’ in Cambridge in the early hours of yesterday.

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Cambridge

Jamie Brown, head of knowledge and development at Archant, introduces Local Impact.

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Two-cars crashed in Wisbech yesterday before one of the drivers assaulted the other and left the scene.

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Our struggling ambulance service is considering using volunteers to drive frontline ambulances in a bid to tackle a staffing crisis.

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Care Quality Commission

Twenty-five Whittlesey walkers conquered Mount Snowdon and raised three times their goal amount to increase the number of defibrillators in the town.

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A skip hire operator who ran an illegally licensed site at Waterbeach has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £5,600 in costs.

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Environment Agency

Brazen motorists are driving across a farmer’s field in a sneaky shortcut to try to avoid an 11-mile diversion because of roadworks.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as detectives make an appeal to the Cambridge drugs community.

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Cambridge

A county councillor who promised ‘no stone will be left unturned’ into the investigation into community transport provider FACT will join its board next week.

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Chris Boden

More than £800 has been raised for charity following an organised fundraising walk from Whittlesey to Coates and back again.

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England Ambulance Service

A woman from Doddington is on the hunt for her “dinner plate size” pet terrapin that went missing from her home around three months ago.

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A car crashed and overturned in Guyhirn last night (August 8) as the motorist was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

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A pothole deep enough to fit a man’s head that formed in the middle of a road has been filled in by workmen.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

A mobile phone on charge caught fire in a house in Leverington in the early hours of this morning (August 8).

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A PE teacher from a Cambridgeshire school who viewed pornographic images on a school laptop lost his job but not his profession, a Teaching Regulation Agency panel has concluded.

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BBC

Dinosaur fans are in for a treat as a free exhibition is running at Wisbech Museum throughout the summer.

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Cambridge

More than 10,000 people living with dementia will have the support of Mayor James Palmer to influence decisions on local house and public transport plans.

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James Palmer

Hundreds attended this year’s March Steam and Vintage Show which was held at the auction field over the weekend.

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A Wisbech drama club aim to help bring people together after making the change to a Community Interest Company (CIC).

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Queen Mary Centre

Pride Ely is taking place on Saturday and among many companies supporting and promoting the event is city based Soopa Doopa.

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Updated: Man from Ireland charged with Ely rape

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A man from Ireland has been charged with the rape of a woman in the grounds of Ely Cathedral.

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Peterborough Magistrates' Court

It has recently been reported that a ten-year old boy was asked to prove that he was disabled when he tried to board a plane with his parents.

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