Quotes of the week

PUBLISHED: 12:13 12 January 2007 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 June 2010

Even at this level, people just can t afford to keep paying Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey bemoaning four games in eight days, which ended with just 179 turning up to see the team beat Histon Reserves on New Year s Day. Each bear usually takes abo

'Even at this level, people just can't afford to keep paying'

Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey bemoaning four games in eight days, which ended with just 179 turning up to see the team beat Histon Reserves on New Year's Day.

'Each bear usually takes about 20 hours to make. But, obviously, that depends on how many cans of beer the bear builders, or 'straw engineers' as they like to be called, drink'

Carol Cornell, one of the organisers of this weekend's Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival.

'This is totally outrageous and leaves patients from other ethnic origins, with little or no English knowledge, totally without a voice when they come to see doctors'

Health care worker protesting over the decision by Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust to slash interpreting services to stop a £40,000 overspend.

'Bogus clothing collectors routinely take donations meant for legitimate charities'

Shailesh Vara, MP for NW Cambridgeshire, on the growth of unscrupulous collectors.

'If you can get a job inside the animal testing lab at Huntingdon Life Sciences, and you can obtain video evidence of illegal animal cruelty, we will pay you £5,000. Interested?'

Extract from a leaflet being hand-delivered to homes throughout Fenland.

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