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Police used ‘lockdown Cambridgeshire’ to launch a major campaign against drug dealers that resulted in more than 100 arrests.

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A man, believed to be in his 40s, has died in hospital after falling into a Fenland fishing lake at the weekend, Norfolk Police have confirmed.

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Residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being urged to support a new test and trace programme that aims to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

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A six-year-old dog shocked her owners after giving birth to 14 puppies in what is believed to be the biggest labrador litter in history.

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Two retired trade union activists will launch a booklet to mark 50 years of the Equal Pay Act this week.

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A homeless man caused thousands of pounds worth of damage – and stole £170 in cash- from an organisation set up to help a town’s most vulnerable pe

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A system to find people who have come into close contact with people with coronavirus has started in a bid to control the spread of the virus and help ease lockdown restrictions.

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A farmer is at loggerheads with his neighbour who blocked a public highway by erecting gates to his £750,000 country home.

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Athletes across the Fens are doing their part to keep themselves active during the coronavirus pandemic, and members from Fenland Running Club are some of those.

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A couple have been putting smiles on residents’ faces after converting a rundown caravan into a mobile coffee and cake business.

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An Ely couple married for 64 years are back home tonight after they both spent over a fortnight in Addenbrooke’s Hospital with coronavirus.

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Members of Three Counties Running Club yet again rose to the challenge, but it was harder than they thought.

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A teenager from the Fens is running 260 miles in less than three months both at home on his treadmill and across the region to raise cash for NHS charities.

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Members at March Golf Club are welcoming the opportunity to exercise as they adapt to social distancing guidelines.

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Three puppies out of the 14 dogs and puppies stolen from a dog breeder in Upwell, near Wisbech, have been found and are now back home.

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All McDonald’s restaurants across Cambridgeshire and the Fens – including one in Wisbech and Ely – will reopen before the end of next week.

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More than 200 parents across Cambridgeshire have signed a letter urging the county council not to reopen schools on June 1 - saying government guidance is “contradictory, impractical and compromises safety”.

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Adults with learning disabilities are keeping busy during the coronavirus lockdown thanks to an online activity scheme designed for their needs.

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An appeal to help the victims of an accidental fire that destroyed their uninsured family home in Chatteris has raised £5,000.

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A stranded horse was lifted from a ditch in the Fens during the bank holiday thanks to local firefighters and a nearby farmer.

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A Wisbech man is a cut above the rest and kept his promise to shave his head if he reached his fundraising target for Magpas Air Ambulance.

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Police have named the man who died in a collision involving two HGVs on the A10 at Waterbeach earlier this month.

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Former Ely councillor Tom Hunt – now the MP for Ipswich – has raised more than £2,300 by shaving his head for charity.

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Customers at one of Fenland’s KFC restaurants were asked to walk through the drive-thru after the store developed ‘drainage problems’.

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A teenager got his friend to hit him in the face with a frying pan in a bid to convince police and an insurance company that his car was stolen after he crashed it.

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Dominic Cummings has come under heavy pressure to resign after allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules – but should he be sacked? We want to know what you think.

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A man died today in a two-car collision that has seen two women arrested on suspicion of causing his death and of suspected kidnapping.

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Father-of-five Stacy Mould received a guard of honour from those who saved his life after beating coronavirus.

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Nineteen people, including children, had to be rescued after they were cut off by the tide and found themselves stranded off the Norfolk coast.

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Boxer Amir Khan – and once Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist – delighted supporters with a trip to Peterborough on Thursday.

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Picture postcard Hunstanton delivered brilliant sunshine, a relaxed atmosphere and, in the main, lessons in social distancing on the beach.

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“Organised crime and drug dealing has not stopped during lockdown and neither have we,” - Superintendent James Sutherland,

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A bomb from the first world was blown up by disposal experts after being discovered under a Fenland bridge.

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Cambrdgeshire charity Cam Sight is offering training to businesses and service providers to help them meet the needs of their customers with sight loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force’s No.1 (Hereward) Company is offering virtual training to its members during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Residents can now safely dispose their household waste thanks to the return of Fenland District Council’s bulky waste collection service.

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Tractors, forklifts and trucks streamed through the streets of Doddington and Wimblington as farmers paid their own tribute to our key workers.

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Council bosses in Cambridgeshire say they won’t advise any school to reopen until “scientific evidence clearly proves that it is safe to do so”.

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The daughter of a late well-known ‘motorbike legend’ from the Fens has paid tribute to the “fabulous dad and grandad” following his death in April.

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A well-known groundsman from the Fens will soon be celebrating his 100th birthday and his family have planned his lockdown party.

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A man who forced his way into his ex-partner’s March home during the night and beat her, leaving the victim with a fractured eye socket, black eye and cuts to her face, has been jailed.

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Nineteen flats with commercial/retail units on the ground floor could replace 72-74 High Street, March - a building described by its owners as being in ‘poor condition’.

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A man from Wisbech has been charged in connection with a burglary at assisted living accommodation for the elderly.

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‘Awesome’ the word used by many to describe the HGV convoy that has so far raised over £16,000 for NHS charity work at Peterborough City Hospital.

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Ask any industry leader to list their company’s key attributes and up there at or near the top will always been ‘good customer service’.

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Dear reader. Have you heard the phrase “news desert”? It’s been coined in America to describe what is left behind when a newspaper closes and the community it served is suddenly left without a source of credible and comprehensive news and information.

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Over £14,000 has already been raised for NHS charities even before tonight’s convoy of lorries heads from Chatteris to Peterborough.

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Five primary schools – including two in Ely – run by the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) will only reopen when bosses think it is safe to do so.

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A March care home was placed into special measures weeks before the coronavirus lockdown after Government health officials rated it as ‘inadequate’.

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Two Fenland projects have received thousands of pounds as part of a communities fund to help create opportunities and improve lives across Cambridgeshire.

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When COVID-19 struck, it was clear what nurse Sam Jude had to do in his bid to get back helping his colleagues once again.

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Software used to show what a 999 caller is seeing live at the scene of an emergency is being trialled by police in Cambridgeshire.

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The Ely Standard for May 19, 1922 had a fine collection of interesting fen features. Here’s a random sample.

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Freemasons across the Fens, including in Ely, Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey, have helped provide vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to air ambulance staff thanks to a generous grant.

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A campaign to get more people reading in the Fens has launched a free online video service telling stories to anyone who wants to hear them during lockdown.

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You only to have to look at the smiles on their faces to see how the simple pleasures of life are what many of us have missed the most.

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This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week, and perhaps now more than ever, there is a greater focus on taking care of our mental health and that of others.

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A Cambridgeshire street has been forced shut after a sink hole developed in the middle of the road overnight.

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A man in his 50s has died in hospital following a serious crash between two lorries on the A10 in east Cambridgeshire last week.

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