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Police in the Fens have launched a virtual ‘Blue Light Race’ in order to raise funds for Wisbech-based Meadowgate Academy.

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A group of Fenland fishermen found hundreds of fish on the surface of the Forty Foot Drain gasping during Sunday’s heatwave.

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A Cambridgeshire gymgoer drowned while swimming at the popular Norfolk beauty spot Bawsey Pits – just two days after his 22nd birthday

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Nestle Purina’s relationship with the community will play a vital part in determining their position on a proposed £300m energy from waste plant near to their Wisbech factory.

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Only four out of every 100 planning applications to Fenland District Council get it right first time.

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A parish councillor has spoken out about “totally unacceptable” vandalism of a parish-owned bus shelter left covered in shattered glass.

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A Chatteris councillor accepted the challenge to raise the issue of extending the proposed CAM metro out to the town at every future meeting of Fenland District Council.

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An illegal waste site in the Fens – the size of a football pitch – has been swooped on by the Environment Agency as part of work to shut it down for good.

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A man in his 30s from London has been arrested following two burglaries – and a further two attempts – at homes in Fenland.

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Members of the March Can’t Sing Choir have met up for some safe socially-distant singing in the sun despite it being the “hottest day for years”.

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A man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a lorry overturned closing the A1 at Brampton has been released under investigation.

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Firefighters remained in a Fenland field all weekend after more than 300 tonnes of straw bales went up in flames – quickly spreading to more.

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The body of a man in his 20s has been found in water at a popular country park.

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Child sexual offences in Cambridgeshire have increased by almost 40 per cent in the last five years.

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In July, the government made it mandatory for face coverings to be worn while shopping and travelling on public transport.

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Dramatic pictures have emerged from the A1 after a lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a major crash.

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Two designer watches, a diamond bracelet and three gold sovereigns are amongst items stolen in a Fenland home break-in.

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A Fenland haulier has been recognised for its work throughout the coronavirus pandemic by being named as part of the national HGV Heroes initiative.

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Walking around a lake 34 times dressed as a unicorn, singing 34 songs and creating 34 TikTok videos were among the challenges that a charity team completed to mark its milestone anniversary.

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A visually impaired councillor described having his independence “stolen” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A sex offender is back behind bars just days after being released from prison after he “refused to get out of bed” to fulfil police requirements.

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Families across Whittlesey turned out in force to mark the town’s first ever yard sale.

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We asked and you delivered, here is a selection of the weird and wonderful entries to this year’s Emneth scarecrow competition – to submit, email: harry.rutter@archant.co.uk

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In tough times like these, trusted local journalism helps keep you informed and helps keep our community together.

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A watchdog upheld 12 complaints against the county council in the last year.

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A fundraiser to help a Cambridgeshire nurse whose bike was stolen the day before her birthday has smashed its target within 24 hours.

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The government is to big changes to local government, encouraging all areas of the country to accept powerful mayors.

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The government has not handed over last year’s funding for affordable housing in Cambridgeshire, the Combined Authority has said.

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March is slowly emerging from lockdown. But whilst many of us stayed indoors, self isolated and stepped only rarely in town, volunteers remained busy.

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Fenland is getting a slice of county council money that will benefit Wisbech Market Place, a village community centre and West End Park, March.

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A company will be set up to develop plans for the proposed Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro.

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A man was spotted trying to steal a cat before assaulting its owner in a Fenland village.

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Forty-seven cannabis plants with a street value of almost £40,000 were seized from a caravan that was parked up in a travellers site in Wisbech.

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A former BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who faced allegations of breaching coronavirus lockdown rules has joined a not-for-profit community station.

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When he returned home after schools were closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, Joseph Beer was in need of something to do to keep himself occupied.

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The shocking moment a family’s entry for a village scarecrow competition was stolen outside their home in broad daylight has been caught on camera.

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Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been recognised for its volunteer work with a national award.

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A young March man has been arrested after a stolen trailer – along with four others suspected stolen – were found by police.

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Some may still be wary about going away for a weekend - and that’s understandable in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. But, with UK staycations on the rise this summer, Cambridge’s University Arms - which is listed among Time Magazine top 100 places to visit in the world - has everything in place to ensure guests feel safe and welcome.

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Two drivers escaped serious injury after a convertible car and works van collided on the busy A141 between March and Chatteris.

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Caleb Hearns was arrested after failing a roadside breath test, blowing 81 ugs, more than twice the legal limit (35 ugs).

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Some 2,000 registered an interest within weeks of their announcement but who will get the first of eight £100,000 homes due for completion later this year?

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Creative activities helped many people get through the coronavirus lockdown - and two part-time arts courses are set to take place in Wisbech from September.

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An entrepreneur who launched a fruit and veg delivery service during the coronavirus lockdown has now set up his own stall at two Fenland markets.

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Peterborough United FC players have been encouraging residents to follow government rules around staying safe from coronavirus by sharing four short video messages.

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A former primary school caretaker who secretly recorded indecent videos of pupils has been jailed for five years.

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Chalk markings outside homes in Cambridgeshire have not been linked to dog thefts across the region, police have confirmed.

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Police on patrol came across a strong cannabis smell - and found 11 plants were being grown nearby in the outdoors.

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British Gas has apologised to a disabled man after his electricity and gas supply was switched to its tariff without his permission.

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An independent review of excess deaths in Cambridgeshirs care homes was rejected by the county council.

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A Fenland company has offered a lifeline to a struggling local business hit by the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The 2020 Fenland BusFest is still scheduled to go ahead in October despite the ongoing widespread coronavirus pandemic.

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A bid has stalled to build a two-storey, three-bedroom home on the site of a former sewage works sold off by Fenland District Council with an £8,000 asking price.

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The announcement by East Cambs Council on Friday to build a pet cemetery at Mepal comes as a family run farming and transport business had just announced proposals for a pet crematorium at Littleport.

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A clinician who is helping to lead the battle against Covid-19 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital has praised the St John Ambulance volunteers.

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Parts of Cambridgeshire and the Fens will be hotter than Mykonos and Ibiza this week, sparking a ‘Hot Weather Warning’ from The Met Office.

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Three youngsters with visual impairment launched a free newspaper for young braille users during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Arbuckles have shared photos of the progress they are making following a flooding in June ahead of their planned reopening at the end of October.

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A 52-year-old Chatteris woman died in a collision on the A141 at Wimblington on Sunday (August 2).

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Cambridgeshire gave a fond farewell to the US Navy Blue Angels’ C-130J after the aircraft made its way back home today (Tuesday).

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