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Lord lieutenant boxes clever to ensure social distancing is observed at presentation of Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

PUBLISHED: 15:03 24 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:03 24 October 2020

John ELworthy

Julie Spence, the lord lieutenant, was in March to present March Boxing Club with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Trophies were also awarded to ...

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Judge decides a little spell in jail is right for Mr Large

PUBLISHED: 14:04 24 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:04 24 October 2020

John Elworthy

Nathan Large, jailed for offences carried out in Wisbech. Picture; CAMBS POLICE


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Donations pour in after Conservative councillor’s plea to feed our kids during half term

PUBLISHED: 12:23 24 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:30 24 October 2020

John Elworthy

Soham Town Rangers chairman Mark Goldsack, a local Conservative councillor, has launched an appeal to provide school lunches during half term. Picture; ...

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Sex offender jailed for failing to reveal previous conviction to mother he lived with for a year and is pregnant with his child

PUBLISHED: 11:27 24 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:27 24 October 2020

John Elworthy

Craig Durrant, 27, was arrested in Wisbech in August on suspicion of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).


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Cops win on scratch cards sent by person in Cambs custody for them to buy ‘decent coffee’

PUBLISHED: 17:46 23 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:56 23 October 2020

Cops win on scratch cards sent by person in Cambs custody for them to buy ‘decent coffee’. Picture: CAMBS POLICE


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Tributes paid to former council leader and MP who held an almost unparalleled record of public service

PUBLISHED: 16:52 23 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:03 23 October 2020

John Elworthy

All smiles at Westminster as Margaret Thatcher receives a Norwich-made handbag from Len Fedges. On the right is Norwich South MP John Powley. Photo: ...

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Police name driver of BMW who died in collision with a HGV in Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 15:16 23 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:16 23 October 2020

John Elworthy

A man has died following a serious collision involving a car and a HGV on the B1043, Cambridgeshire.. Picture by Terry Harris.

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Benwick aims to keep festive spirit alive amid Covid-19 pandemic with lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 11:12 23 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:12 23 October 2020

Daniel Mason

Benwick will still be switching on their Christmas lights amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here, residents (pictured) had previously gathered after the ...

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Shop Local: Christmas displays are up earlier than ever at Fox’s Cards

PUBLISHED: 10:43 23 October 2020 | UPDATED: 10:43 23 October 2020

Louise Hepburn

Shop Local feature. Julian Fox of Fox's Cards on the Market Place in Wisbech. Pictures: Ian Carter


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Motorist dies in collision with HGV in Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 17:58 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:58 22 October 2020

John Elworthy

The scene of a collision today in Cambridgeshire in which a motorist died: Picture by Terry Harris.

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Residents across the Fens urged to help spread Christmas cheer through shoe box donations

PUBLISHED: 14:52 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:52 22 October 2020

Daniel Mason

Residents across the Fens are being encouraged to take part in a Christmas shoe box appeal organised by CHS Group, in a bid to spread festive cheer. ...

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Mayor of Wisbech keeping busy by thanking businesses for charity support

PUBLISHED: 12:27 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:27 22 October 2020

Daniel Mason

Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Aigars Balsevics, has thanked businesses that have supported his chosen charities. Pictured is Cllr Balsevics (left) with ...

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‘Fantastic’ first season for new wildlife reserve as more animals brought in

PUBLISHED: 09:24 22 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:24 22 October 2020

Sarah Hussain

Watatunga Wildife Reserve in Watlington, near King's Lynn, has attracted more than 1,000 people in its first season. Picture: Watatunga Wildlife ...

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Spook-tacular ‘week of wickedness’ at Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard this Halloween

Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard near Wimblington will stage a series of events this Halloween. Picture: Supplied

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Winless run goes on for Leverington Ladies in Cambs League

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 October 2020

Daniel Mason

Leverington Ladies’ winless run was extended to three games after a home defeat to Cambridge University Women. Here, Katie Garner tackles for Leverington. Picture: NARICE ...

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Driver and passenger die after lorry and car crash

PUBLISHED: 17:43 21 October 2020 | UPDATED: 18:17 21 October 2020

Clarissa Place

Two people died after a crash at Stradsett near Downham Market on Wednesday, October 21 Picture: Sarah Hussain


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Fen rural crime police officers join nationwide crackdown on metal theft and waste crime

PUBLISHED: 17:08 21 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:08 21 October 2020

Cambridgeshire Constabulary Rural Crime Action Team joined a nationwide week of action against metal theft and waste crime. Picture: Cambs Cops


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Assembly, cake and champagne to honour ‘great team player’ Debbie’s 30 years’ service at school
A “great team player and very encouraging” teaching assistant who has worked with thousands of local children and educated many of Peckover Primary Schools’ current teachers has been thanked for 30 years’ service. ...
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Political row erupts over suggested council tax increase

PUBLISHED: 15:59 21 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:59 21 October 2020

Louise Hepburn

A political row ensued after a Liberal Democrat councillor appeared to suggest raising council tax by the “maximum permitted,” before any limit has ...

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Fenland squash club aims for survival during Covid-19 pandemic and beyond

PUBLISHED: 15:50 21 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:50 21 October 2020

Daniel Mason

March Squash and Racketball Club are calling for more members as it looks to continue during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Pictured is the men's ...

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County council requests emergency funds from government

PUBLISHED: 15:37 21 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:37 21 October 2020

Ben Hatton

Cambridgeshire County Council says it has contacted the government “regarding potential emergency support for next year”. Pictures: Harry Rutter / ...

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