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Here's why Cambridgeshire PCCC Jason Ablewhite quit his £85,000 a year job and why he faces a police inquiry

PUBLISHED: 18:49 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 18:54 12 November 2019

John Elworthy

Out suddenly, the £85,000 a year police commissioner for Cambridgeshire Jason Ablewhite has quit. He was forced out following revelations of social ...

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Resignation of police and crime commissioner 'leaves the ship rudderless' says the Lib Dem former councillor who twice fought for top police role

PUBLISHED: 17:01 12 November 2019

John Elworthy

Twice defeated candidate Rupert Moss-Ecardt (left) allows winner Jason Ablewhite to take centre stage after the result of the 2016 police commissioner elections. Picture; TERRY ...

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Man arrested in Wisbech on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs

PUBLISHED: 16:50 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 17:11 12 November 2019

Man arrested in Wisbech on suspicion of possessing these Class A drugs. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

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Pub wins award for best place to spend a penny in March

The Hippodrome pub in March has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets - in the Loo of the Year Awards 2019. Picture: Gillian Evans

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The Hippodrome in Dartford Road has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors.

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Children mark topping out ceremony at Whittlesey school

Children mark topping out ceremony at Whittlesey school. Picture: KIER

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The work at New Road Primary School is set to be completed by spring next year.

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Learn about ancient Egyptian coffins at talk in Wisbech

Ancient Egyptian talk for society in Wisbech. Egyptian coffin under examination. Picture: SOCIETY

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Helen Strudwick, who has worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge since 2001, ...

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'Let's make Christmas special' - two cyclists to ride 200 miles for indoor turbo session in aid of Wisbech children

PUBLISHED: 14:41 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:41 12 November 2019

PE teacher Mark Norris, 47, and Brandon Edwards, 16 - who is partially blind - will take on the challenge on November 26. Picture: MARK NORRIS

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Co-op Funeralcare in Wisbech 'getting quite a lot of attention' as shop window is dressed in memory of the fallen for Remembrance Day

Ade Gardner RAF Veteran Music Services (left) and Geaoge Carruthers RAF Veteran RBL RAFA (right) - The window of Co-op Funeralcare in Wisbech which has been dressed in memory of the fallen soldiers for Remembrance Day. Picture: Supplied

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Man in custody after crashing Vauxhall Corsa car through side of Cambridgeshire home before failing roadside breath test

PUBLISHED: 11:44 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:44 12 November 2019

The scene at Northfields Avenue in Cambridge after a man crashed a Vauxhall Corsa through the side of a home. Picture: Twitter/@CambsCops

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Ely dad to cycle from London to Paris in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital after 2-year-old son Louis has successful skull operation

Joe Hemsley-Rudd (pictured) will cycle from London to Paris in just four days in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital after his two-year-old son Louis underwent a successful skull reconstruction. Picture: Supplied/Joe Hemsley-Rudd

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GOLF: March Golf Club captain given fitting send-off at presentation night

PUBLISHED: 11:32 12 November 2019

Daniel Mason

March Golf Club held their ladies' team presentation night this week to cap off a successful season. Picture: MARCH GOLF CLUB

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Warning: Flooding at Welney is expected at any moment

PUBLISHED: 10:50 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:06 12 November 2019

John Elworthy

Flooding imminent on the Welney Wash Road - Environment Agency officials are noting the rise in water levels which could lead shortly to the road being ...

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Paramedic set to stand trial after denying rape charges

PUBLISHED: 17:14 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:08 12 November 2019

Katie Ridley

Andrew Wheeler, 44, of Signal Road, Ramsey has pleaded not guilty. Picture: TERRY HARRIS

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Andrew Wheeler, 45, of Signal Road, Ramsey, ...

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The Rise and Fall of police and crime commissioner Jason Ablewhite who quit his £85,000 year post today

PUBLISHED: 18:51 11 November 2019

John Elworthy

Police Crime Commissioner elections. Elected PCC Jason Ablewhite, Soham, Rosspeers Sports Centre, 06/05/2016 Picture by Terry Harris.

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Students from Wisbech praised for alerting police to missing man in their den

Four students from Thomas Clarkson Academy were praised by police for helping them find a missing vulnerable man. Year 7 students Archie Patrick, Harvey Woods, Harley Carvin and Alfie Davis. Picture: TCA

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Donations from Fenland fundraising events for Macmillan

A series of fundraising events in Fenland raised nearly £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Pictured is Chatteris Working Men's Club which shows organisers along with Mr Coulson and fund raising committee members. Picture: LINDA GILL

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Man snatches one-year-old son from ex-partner before crashing into wall with baby unrestrained on his lap

Matthew Duffy (pictured) kidnapped his own son from his ex-partner before crashing into a wall and another vehicle with the baby unrestrained on his lap. Picture: Supplied/Cambs Cops/Google Maps

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Calls for tougher security at Wisbech yacht harbour after another break-in

PUBLISHED: 14:40 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 14:40 11 November 2019

Calls for tougher security at Wisbech yacht harbour after another break-in. Picture: ARCHANT

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The harbour advertises "safe and secure moorings" but disgruntled yacht owners say that officials are "in ...

2019-11-11 17:29 open_in_new
Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite resigns

PUBLISHED: 15:05 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:29 11 November 2019

Jason Ablewhite, police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire, has resigned. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Poppy display made out of plastic bottles in Fenland village remembers the fallen

PUBLISHED: 12:39 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:39 11 November 2019

Poppy display made out of plastic bottles in Fenland village remembers the fallen. Picture: IAN CARTER

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Couple call time on their million plus Christmas lights display in Fenland village

PUBLISHED: 12:37 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:37 11 November 2019

John Elworthy

A couple from the Fens have called time on their annual Christmas lights display. Robert and Amanda Dempsey began their display at Turves near March ...

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