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Bride to be Jo Loosemore made an urgent plea today to find a clergyman able to marry her and her fiancé before the country goes into lockdown.

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A dash of Halloween magic – coupled with a tribute to the NHS (National Health Service) – are lighting up part of Ely this weekend.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday a nationwide lockdown for England which could be introduced on Wednesday and last until December 1, according to The Times.

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When you ‘Shop Local’ at the Royal Blue Meat Company, you’re getting quality meat supplied by local farmers.

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A world in which a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) is paid for by East Cambridgeshire District Council with his or her only remit to enforce parking could become a reality if the chief constable agrees.

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For some families, it’s difficult to catch up with relatives or loved ones in person at the moment. So they’re sending flowers instead.

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Wisbech Town FC’s first-team squad and management team are self-isolating after one of the group members tested positive for Covid-19.

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A man who went on the run before being jailed for causing the death by dangerous driving of veterinary nurse Rachel Radwell, handed himself in to police today.

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A Parson Drove church - whose 70-foot tower has been part of the Fens’ skyline since the 15th century - is to receive £32,200 for ‘vital repairs’.

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From Covid-19 adversity to business collaboration, here’s how a Fenland touring park got through lockdown and continued their five-year plan.

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Opposition leader Lucy Nethsingha says she was shocked that Cambridgeshire County Council spent £216,000 on a PR campaign for fostering “but are not willing to find any extra to help feed the poorest in the county over Christmas”.

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Community is at the heart of Bygones Cafe, which recently moved into much bigger premises in Hill Street.

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A suspected knife-wielding bank card thief who reportedly used his victim’s money to buy a bottle of whiskey has been arrested.

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A motorcyclist has described the terrifying moment he witnessed his partner being struck by a lorry while riding along the A141 near Chatteris.

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A two-month-old hedgehog, named Clay, was kicked to death by a group of children while they laughed, say a Cambridgeshire wildlife charity.

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Here’s how Halloween is being celebrated in one part of the Fens - and Conner wrote to tell us.

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Fast-food lovers in the Fens can now have McDonald’s and KFC delivered to their front door thanks to an expansion of a well-known delivery service.

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Five Cambridgeshire MPs who voted against the motion to provide free school meals during the holidays have either not responded or refused to comment when asked to explain their rationale.

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A roller skating rink in the Fens has been forced shut after one of their staff members has tested positive for Covid-19.

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An open-air street market has its sights set on Cambs - and is appealing for the local business community to help identify the perfect location.

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Suspected hare coursers who told police officers they’d travelled to the Fens from the South West to look for their lost dog have appeared in court.

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A Fenland-based travel agency are joining the nationwide ‘Holiday To Help Out’ scheme in a bid to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Two years ago, I finally plucked up the courage to step foot inside the doors of Slimming World.

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A Fenland youth organisation which provides training for technicians of the future has received a funding boost from a local building firm.

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A man ran over his neighbour’s landlord following a heated argument about parking in, what police are calling, a “shocking set of events”.

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Over 10,000 poppies, hand-made by more than 100 volunteers, will be displayed all over a Fen town in the run-up to Remembrance Day.

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Young people leaving care have been provided with bikes to help them access further education, employment or training thanks to £3,000 of funding from the Cambridgeshire police commissioner’s fund.

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Robert Goddard offers designer clothing from names like Hugo Boss, Ted Baker and Gant - at prices that can be better than a brand’s own website.

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A Wisbech hotel has entered amended plans for an annex with bedrooms as there’s more demand for larger rooms.

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A large flock of worried sheep tried their best to all cram into a Fen resident’s garden after being chased out of their field by a dog off its lead.

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A large lorry left a “seriously muddy” Fenland back road, causing long delays for motorists near Guyhirn and Wisbech St Mary.

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A retired superintendent for the Royal Bahamas Police Force inspired a group of Fenland pupils after visiting an academy in Wisbech.

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Many of the 2,400 signatures on a petition to save Mepal Outdoor Leisure Centre were from outside the area and invalid, councillors were told.

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A council has offered £25,000 to help fund the provision of free school meals vouchers with the aim of ensuring that none of Cambridgeshire’s vulnerable children go hungry this Christmas.

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Five-year-old triplets have been honoured with a national award for their fundraising efforts for the NSPCC.

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A Fenland hero’s fight against slavery was featured in the final part of Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson’s Enslaved documentary for the BBC.

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I’m involved in a petition calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to provide free school meals over the school holidays:

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Serving the community is important to Kerry Elkins, who recently became the new postmistress at the Post Office in Etcetera.

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Two men have been arrested at a suspected ‘chop shop’ in the Fens.

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A pop-up shop selling locally produced gin and vodka could open next month in Norwich’s Victorian arcade.

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Highway improvement work to the A10/A142 BP roundabout has finished ahead of schedule.

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Cambridgeshire County Council has issued a reminder that help is available for struggling families during the pandemic.

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A hard-working volunteer and his team of helpers have been praised for 10 years of work transforming one of Fenland’s railway stations.

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A March man has charged with stealing £3,300 cash, a safe, a CCTV hard-drive and an iPhone, and being in possession of Class A drugs.

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A former railway man who often shared his memories of rural life in the Fens near Ely has died aged 103.

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A unique one-of-a-kind ‘film camera coffin’ is amongst the items donated by celebrities for an auction in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

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A 20-year-old man forced a 15-year-old girl to send sexual photos and videos and threatened to share them if she didn’t send more, a court has heard.

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The 40ft in the Fens is open again after a tractor came off the road and its trailer became stuck on the embankment.

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Businesses in the Fens, inspired by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford, have rallied to help provide free meals for children during half-term.

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A registered sex offender from the Fens will appear in court today, charged with making indecent images of a child and breaching a court order.

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Police spent most of a Sunday in August bagging up 355 cannabis plants from a house in Wisbech after neighbours called police to a suspected burglary, a court was told.

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McIntosh’s has been serving customers in Wisbech for almost 60 years, and always goes the extra mile.

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Independent businesses and individuals are working together to provide free school meals to children in need over the half term school holidays.

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A Fenland road was closed this afternoon after a tractor and trailer went off the road – and a second followed.

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A primary school principal has published her 44th book aimed at developing children’s vocabulary.

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A Conservative councillor – and chairman of his local football club – has nearly quadrupled his target after launching a fund-raising campaign to provide free lunches to children during half term.

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A police call handler based in Huntingdon has shared the difficult realities of working on the frontline during a global pandemic.

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The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM presented March Boxing Club with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Award at the Braza Club. March.

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