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Cambridgeshire County Council

More than 1,000 domestic abuse survivors in Cambridgeshire will be supported to rebuild their lives thanks to a £700,000 Government grant for the region.

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Whittlesey Extravaganza enjoyed another great night out as the lights were switched on and the town went headlong into the festive season.

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Police in Wisbech had the perfect response to social media pressure urging them to clamp down on illegal parking – they blitzed part of the town and issued 22 fixed penalty notices in a morning.

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Brave two-year-old Drew was recovering from major surgery when he thought he would miss out on a Christmas visit from Santa – that was until he arrived on his hospital ward with a present and a high five.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Community groups wanting to give disused land and buildings a new lease of life in the New Year are being invited to apply for a conservation grant from Fenland District Council.

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David Oliver

It is one of Fenland’s smallest villages but hosts a Christmas display with more than one million bulbs that drape their home and cascade across two acres of adjoining land.

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Two men have been arrested – one of them on conspiracy to commit murder – following a stabbing at Wicken near Soham.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Dazzling décor, floor-length dresses and delicious food formed part of the annual Michaelmas Ball at Wisbech Grammar School.

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Wisbech Grammar School

A family-run Guyhirn coffee shop that raised £950 in memory of two bikers who tragically died just weeks apart - held a cheque presentation with their families.

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macmillan cancer support

An amputee who has fought against the odds to overcome barriers in everyday life visited Ely College to inspire students.

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Ambulances have been head butted, kicked, and had blue lights ripped off in shocking acts of vandalism on the emergency vehicles - sometimes while crews have been trying to treat patients.

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NHS

A baby who was attacked by two dogs in Yaxley last month has died.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

The county council has been accused of “punishing” Cambridgeshire residents and council staff as both staff and councillors will have to take three days mandatory leave over the Christmas period, the equivalent of a 1.2 per cent pay cut.

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Gillian Beasley

This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

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European Union

A £4 million development at the site of a former agricultural garage in Chatteris – which will be named after two brothers who died in the First World War – will see new homes built for disabled adults.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Wisbech eyecare experts have collected nearly 12,000 pairs of unwanted glasses to help improve the eye health of those less fortunate in Africa.

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Africa

A shopping trip, two-hour lunch and a show in Cambridge were enjoyed by Wisbech families who had volunteered their time to help others.

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Cambridge

A 92-year-old war veteran from Wisbech was sent home from hospital only to die the next day in agony from a severe bowel obstruction, an inquest heard.

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Four cars were involved in a collision on the A141 between March and Chatteris last night - just hours after a lorry overturned on the same stretch of road.

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A fountain in a cemetery memorial garden where bereaved families would scatter ashes of loved ones was ripped out the ground during a theft in Sutton Bridge.

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An underground station in the market square, self-driving buses, futuristic bike stores, and metros running on former busway tracks has been unveiled in a glimpse into the future of transport in Cambridge.

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James Palmer

Cambridgeshire-based transport company Turners has teamed up with growers to promote British organic carrots on their lorries.

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United Kingdom

More and more people are being diagnosed with depression in Cambridgeshire, which charities say could be due to less stigma surrounding the condition.

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Cambridgeshire

Children at a March school have been busy rehearsing for this year’s Christmas production.

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Nene and Ramnoth School pupils have paid tribute to Wisbech servicemen who died fighting in Word War 1.

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Royal British Legion

An inspirational 16-year-old will be representing the Fens on the world stage after making it into the U23’s England amputee football team.

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Cromwell Community College

Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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United Kingdom

Five people caught spitting in Wisbech in just one month were each handed a £75 fixed penalty notice by the enforcement team hired by Fenland District Council to crackdown on anti social behaviour.

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Peter Murphy

External auditors are to be called in to examine the workings of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority following the sacking of the chief financial officer and amid claims the organisation is in chaos.

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James Palmer

The parents of Premier League footballing twins Josh and Jacob Murphy have scored a dream goal for staff, by giving away a £7.5m restaurant business to the workers who made it a success.

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Downham Market

Children From Burrowmoor Nursery got into the seasonal spirit when they staged their Christmas production for parents.

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St Peter's Church

Wisbech litter pickers were joined by students from the College of West Anglia to help them spruce up the community.

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College of West Anglia

Students from Meadowgate School in Wisbech enjoyed their official passing out parade to welcome them as volunteer police cadets.

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Jason Ablewhite

Police in the Fens released a tally of hare coursing and related offences from the past two months that include four arrests and 17 vehicles seized.

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Facebook

Chatteris-based engineering company Stainless Metalcraft has seen one of their employees named as Apprentice of the Year at the SME National Business Awards.

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Chatteris

More than 50,000 patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are waiting at least three weeks to see a GP, new figures reveal.

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NHS

A taxi driver has spoke of his concern about unlicensed drivers operating across Cambridgeshire putting the safety of passengers at risk.

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Facebook

A cat used up one of its nine lives when it got stuck behind a bathroom wall and had to be rescued by fire fighters.

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Cambridgeshire Fire

Get ready for the climb of your life this Christmas as the Wisbech Angles Theatre’s in-house drama group RATz perform this year’s family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Sam Mechelewski approached a friend about ‘sorting out some hassle’ at Hinchingbrooke Country Park just a week before his death, a court was told.

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Cambridge Crown Court

A senior councillor has claimed the county council’s budget is “fraudulent”, with major decisions being taken on “incorrect” figures.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

MP and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay has come under fire on his own Facebook page after publishing part of his interview for the Andrew Marr BBC programme.

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Steve Barclay

A renowned wildlife photographer visited Wisbech and District Camera Club to talk to members about his career.

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Peterborough

Residents are being offered the chance to have their say on the design of the new secondary school which is set to open in Wisbech in 2021.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Nearly 200 potential buyers – including those from hoteliers and care providers- have expressed interest in acquiring Shire Hall, Cambridge, the historic headquarters of Cambridgeshire County Council.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

An East Cambridgeshire councillor and her husband will face trial at Cambridge Magistrates Court next year after pleading not guilty to causing criminal damage to a 2015 Range Rover Sport.

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UN Court

Both drivers escaped serious injury today when two lorries collided on a busy stretch of the A142 in East Cambridgeshire.

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A Fenland lorry driver won the right to damages – that could total up to £4 million – after he was electrocuted when his tipper trailer touched overhead cables.

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UN Court

A thank you has been sent to passers-by who stopped to help a motorist when his car ended up in a ditch following a crash.

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Honda

A transport firm has been praised for opening their canteen to school children and others involved in a collision on the A47 near Guyhirn today.

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Cambridgeshire Police

Content has become one of those buzz wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash, marketers can be very quick to channel their inner hipster in this way. Content marketing could be cast as crusty and old fashioned in the light of more technical, data driven ‘new age’ marketing techniques, but maybe all it needs is a bit of a polish.

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A toy appeal has been so successful that the goodies will not only fill a new area of March Police but some will also be sent to children who would otherwise wake up on Christmas morning without a gift.

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Motorists are being advised to avoid the area or face heavy delays on the A47, between Rings End and Thorney, following a crash.

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Cambridgeshire Police

A winter wonderland came to Wisbech when a Christmas market was held in the town centre.

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Facebook

A man who killed a motorcyclist from Outwell while high on drugs and driving a car he had stolen from a garage forecourt has been jailed for more than six years.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

A llama centre in West Walton opened its doors to visitors to show off their herd as part of a national day to celebrate this gentle animal.

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Canada

A man accused of murdering Sam Mechelewski in a Huntingdon park checked into a hotel just hours after the death is believed to have occurred, a court heard.

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Brampton

An engaging talk into the wonder and work behind creating a replica of the Bayeux Tapestry was held at Wisbech Library.

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Facebook

Greater Anglia train driver Jason Brooks who leapt into action to perform CPR on a passenger who had collapsed at Ely station has won recognition at a national awards ceremony.

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Birmingham

Government funds coming into Cambridgeshire will provide a £100 million children’s hospital on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in Cambridge and £25 million to expand Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.

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Steve Barclay

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