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With 12 councillors being elected without a vote being cast, Fenland tops the list of the Electoral Reform Society’s ‘rotten boroughs’.

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Police in the Fens had a busy time when they joined customs officers for vehicle checks.

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The RSPCA has launched an appeal after more than 100 chicks were dumped by the side of the road within a three-week period.

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The story of the creation and growth of Gault Wood Nature Reserve was the topic of discussion at the latest March Society meeting.

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Here’s why you should enter the commercial business in the community award category in the 2019 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards, according to the team at Metalcraft, who took home the title last year.

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It took five days before police began a murder inquiry into the death of a woman in Wisbech, a Channel 4 documentary has revealed.

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A 51-year-old man who admitted to sending threatening communications to a number of MPs – including South Cambridgeshire’s Heidi Allen – has today been jailed.

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A Cambridgeshire man is taking on sponsored dares in a bid to raise as much cash as he can for the family who lost their home in the Church Street fire.

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Council bosses have accepted “on the balance of probability” that a village home has been lived in for longer than 10 years and so planning consent is no longer an issue.

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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – the Red Arrows – are to make a spectacular return to this year’s Flying Legends air show.

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A Cambridgeshire woman has spoken of the moment two years ago when she was diagnosed with MS – and her gratitude for the charity that has supported her.

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Workshops on how to help to preserve Cambridgeshire’s historic churches are being organised thanks to funding from the National Lottery.

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A Fenland business owner is gearing up to take on this year’s London Marathon in aid of a small charity which looks after children with disabilities in the UK.

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Around 100 trustees, members, friends and guests gathered at Wisbech General Cemetery, off North End, as Wisbech Society officially opened the newly restored chapel of rest.

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Kennett is in the news with the ‘Community Land Trust and plans for 500 homes

Fenland History on Facebook has gone back to January 1962 when the Cambridge Independent Press started a series of articles about Cambridgeshire villages with an aim to recall some of the history and to indicate modern trends.

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A spate of more than 30 shed and outbuilding break-ins in Chatteris and Doddington saw thieves make off with tools and gardening equipment.

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More than 60 vehicles were dipped in the Fens by HMRC to see if they were using red diesel as part of a two day crackdown with police.

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More than 50 veterans attended a breakfast club in March to reminisce and support each other by talking about their time spent in the armed forces.

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A couple who chased a man they had ‘issues’ with while armed with a hammer and a wheel brace have been sentenced.

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A newlywed couple from March who will be spending their honeymoon trekking in South America are nearly halfway towards their fundraising target.

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Youngsters from three local schools are joining forces to sample a taste of merry England on May Day in Wisbech town centre.

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There was no wet mud in sight as the Wisbech Rugby Union under 11’s took charge at their first Holt Festival match.

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Obituary: ‘True gent’ Clem Tompsett, who died at 84, described as ‘the greatest carrot grower the UK has ever known’

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A grieving family have shared a heartbreaking tribute after three people died in a crash in Peterborough.

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The 11-strong planning committee of East Cambridgeshire District Council, that includes two members standing down eight days later, will decide the fate on April 24 of the hotly disputed proposal to build 500 homes at Kennett.

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More than 80 new nurses will join the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, following a successful international recruitment campaign.

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Marshland High School Basketball teams continued to find success in the second half of the season, the year 7s and 8s won the district tournaments held at Kings Lynn Academy.

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Pupils at a Wisbech school followed in some famous footsteps – not least Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp – with their latest production.

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Cambridgeshire NSPCC has issued guidelines for parents and carers with children uncertain about their sexuality.

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It is one of the most beautiful walks in and around March – but fly tippers spoilt both the view and the footpath.

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Blue sky, fluffy white clouds and a light breeze brought perfect weather conditions for the annual Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Daffodil’ Fly-in, held at the Fenland Aero Club airfield at Holbeach St John’s on Saturday.

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A cow had a lucky escape after getting stuck in mud near a river in Thorney.

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A burnt-out shell of a house in March is all that remains after a fire sparked by an electrical source ravaged it.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury described his three day visit to the Diocese of Peterborough as “amazing”.

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Beautiful bonnets decorated with chicks, daffodils and eggs were on display as ladies from a keep fit group met for their annual Easter lunch.

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A specialist team to crack down on rural crime in Cambridgeshire has enjoyed considerable success this month.

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A police chief has spoken of ‘heart-breaking cases’ in recent years in Cambridgeshire where young people have lost their lives through knife crime.

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A Wisbech murder will be the focus of the final episode of the latest series of TV documentary 24 Hours in Police Custody which airs tonight.

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Students from a Wisbech school were treated to a behind the scenes tour of a food factory to learn how products make it to the shelves.

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Fears that gas cylinders stored in a shed that caught fire in March today might explode, led to neighbours being evacuated.

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Three people - all believed to be from the same family -died in a collision on the Fletton Parkway, Peterborough, just after midnight today (Sunday, April 14).

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A severe blaze has ripped through a house in March this morning – but no one has been injured.

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A lifetime of love, laughter and living the Las Vegas dream has all formed part of the last 60 years for this March diamond couple.

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Kings Dyke Nature Reserve has been presented with new equipment on behalf of celebrity naturalist Chris Packham.

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A football coach who was in a fatal car crash the day his trial for historic sex crimes began was accused of carrying out abuse during his time at Norwich City, we can reveal today.

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A teenage burglar who was caught in the act by the victim’s home security system being activated has been sent to a young offender institution for more than two years.

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A prolific burglar who stole goods worth tens of thousands of pounds in a spate of burglaries - including one in Wisbech - and left traces of blood behind at his crime scenes has been jailed.

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Staff at Hickathrift House Care Home in Marshland St James raised £922.50 towards an interactive sensory table by holding a bingo night.

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An investigation has been launched by police after a man was found to be impersonating a police officer in Cambourne.

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A sex offender from Whittlesey who was found with more than 7000 indecent images of children on three separate devices has been given a community order.

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History was made after a young man from Littleport reached the final in a hairdressing competition his mum reached 30 years ago.

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Here’s why you should enter the business person of the year category in the 2019 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards, according to Shaun Hindle, of the College of West Anglia, who took home the title last year.

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Free NHS health checks are being offered to residents in Cambridgeshire aged 40-74 years to help detect early health issues.

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A trustee of the charity that runs the Empress swimming pool in Chatteris said today he was “totally surprised” to learn that the owners had put it up for sale for £500,000.

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A new pre-school, sports hall, eight classrooms, games area and kitchen will all form part of an expansion at New Road Primary School in Whittlesey.

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Eighty eight prints from 13 members were entered into Wisbech & District Camera Club’s annual print of the year competition.

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Holes in ‘death trap’ roads in Wisbech have been filled in with gravel following an ongoing battle of who is responsible for the work.

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Two people had to be released from their vehicle on Tuesday, following a three vehicle collision on the A428 near Eltisley.

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Are you stuck for things to do during the Easter Bank Holiday? Why not grab a bargain at the annual charity car boot sale held in Wisbech.

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