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Scrap HS2 and give us some of the money to spend on vital transport says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer

Don’t throw good money after bad is a sound principle, and for years alarm bells have been ringing over the moneypit that the HS2 project has become, says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer.

He continues: "All around the country, historically underfunded regions like Cambridgeshire and ...

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REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster with a deeper message about unnecessary war at its heart

PUBLISHED: 15:58 23 August 2019

Ben Jolley

Gerard Butler returns as special agent Mike Banning in Angel Has Fallen. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH

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TBAP which has two academies in Wisbech outperforms alternative provision GCSE average

Two academies which provide education to teenagers in Fenland not in a mainstream school are celebrating their best ever GCSE results.

TBAP Octavia Alternative Provider Academy, in Wisbech saw 95 per cent of learners securing at least five or more GCSEs (9-1) or their equivalent, alongside ...

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Local athlete will be supporting EACH as he competes for Great Britain in Triathlon World Championship in Switzerland

PUBLISHED: 14:28 23 August 2019

John Elworthy

EACH: There is just a week to go until a Waterbeach athlete flies the flag for Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships in Switzerland.The photo shows Jonathon Clarke in his ...

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NSPCC made 55 referrals following reports of children left home alone in Cambridgeshire

Children's charity made 55 referrals to external agencies in Cambridgeshire following reports of children being left home alone.

The figure comes after a Fenland mother was sentenced yesterday (Thursday) over the neglect of her two young sons.

The woman, in her thirties from the ...

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Fenmen turn focus to FA Cup tie against Ely

PUBLISHED: 13:30 23 August 2019

Dan Bennett

Action from the match between Wisbech and Leek Town (pic Ian Carter)

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GCSE results on the up in Cambridgeshire

Students in Cambridgeshire received their Key Stage 4 GCSE results yesterday (22) after sitting exams earlier this summer.

Over the past two years, the Department for Education has been rolling out the new GCSE syllabus. Exams are now graded from 9 (top) to 1 (bottom) with a grade 4 ...

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Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieve Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs

PUBLISHED: 11:58 23 August 2019

Ben Jolley

Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieved Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs this year. Some of the students are pictured. Picture: SANDRA TAYLOR.

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Paul Bullen, who once led the 12-strong UKIP group on county council, to contest NE Cambs parliamentary seat for Brexit Party

PUBLISHED: 12:21 23 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:21 23 August 2019

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Five go skydiving to raise cash for a Wisbech care home

A brave gang of five jumped 10,000 ft to raise money to bring the silver screen to a Fenland care home.

The five from Glennfield Care Home were Jackie Howell, Lifestyle coordinator, her son Sam Sturman, Karen Basset sister of a Glennfiled resident, Jeannette Loomes, a health care assistant ...

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Sainsbury's dash hopes that after nearly 20 years a new access to March town store might be built - well it's not happening

PUBLISHED: 11:26 23 August 2019

John Elworthy

Sainsbury�s says the long awaited second exit from their town centre store in March is not expected anytime soon. Picture: Harry Rutter / ARCHANT

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Suspected drink driver, in his 50s, arrested after ploughing his Vauxhall Corsa car into Peas Hill Roundabout in March

PUBLISHED: 10:58 23 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:58 23 August 2019

A man in his 50s has been arrested after crashing his Vauxhall Corsa car into a roundabout in March. Picture: George Jeynes / Abbie Page

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'Reckless' recovery driver caught speeding at 127mph on A47

PUBLISHED: 10:58 23 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:01 23 August 2019

File photo of the A47 at Terrington in west Nofolk. Picture: Steve Williams.

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And Stacey Godbold was told he had ...

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'Home Alone' nightmare at Fenland house as brothers aged 2 and 7 regularly left unsupervised while mum went out to work, court told

PUBLISHED: 10:24 23 August 2019

John Elworthy

Fenland woman in court for neglect after teacher found brothers 7 and 2 left home alone and unsupervised. Image:: NSPCC

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Fenland mum sentenced for neglecting sons - one was only two years old

A Fenland mother who regularly left her two young sons at home alone was caught when a school teacher visited.

The woman, who is in her 30s, would go to work or to other appointments at various times of the day, leaving the boys, aged seven and two, without supervision.

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Three Counties Summer Relay proves big hit with locals at Wisbech Park

PUBLISHED: 08:30 23 August 2019

Competitors face the camera at the Three Counties RC Summer Relays in Wisbech Park

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A total of 28 teams of four took part in the event, put on ...

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GCSE results 2019: 'Outstanding set of results', says principal as King's Ely students achieve 87 per cent 9-5 grades

PUBLISHED: 12:59 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:52 22 August 2019

Eighty seven per cent of students at King's Ely achieved a 9-5 grade in their English and maths GCSEs. Picture: Supplied / JORDAN DAYEighty seven per cent of students at King's Ely achieved a 9-5 grade in their English and ...

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GCSE results 2019: Seventy five per cent of students at Soham Village College achieve A*-C grades in English and maths

PUBLISHED: 16:35 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:57 22 August 2019

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Pupils at Soham Village College opening up their GCSE results on Thursday, August 22. Picture: Supplied / SVC

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GCSE results 2019: Witchford Village College principal Daniel Baxby praises hard-working students on exam results day

Witchford Village College principal Daniel Baxby has praised his hard-working students on GCSE results day. Picture: Supplied

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Wisbech Grammar School pupils respond 'brilliantly' to changes in GCSEs says headmaster

High-achieving pupils at Wisbech Grammar School are celebrating their GCSE results today.

Headmaster, Mr Chris Staley, said: “I am really pleased and encouraged by the GCSE results at Wisbech Grammar School. Considering the curriculum changes, the move to the new 9-1 and more rigorous ...

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Thomas Clarkson Academy GCSE results are best in school's history

PUBLISHED: 17:28 22 August 2019

Ben Jolley

The number of Thomas Clarkson Academy students achieving the top grades, 9-7, has again improved this year. Pictured is Shae Naidoo

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