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Pictures emerge of overturned lorry on A1 after driver is arrested on suspicion of drug driving

PUBLISHED: 16:59 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:59 07 August 2020

Overturned lorry on the A1 at Brampton which caused standstill traffic in Huntingdon, Godmanchester and the surrounding villages. Picture: Cambs Fire

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Wisbech Town suffer injury blows to key men in first match for nearly five months

PUBLISHED: 18:27 08 August 2020

Daniel Mason

Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley encourages his players during the 1-0 win over Pinchbeck United in their pre-season opener. Picture: DAN MASON

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Cambs child sexual offences increase by almost 40 per cent in five years

PUBLISHED: 10:42 08 August 2020

Ben Jolley

Child sexual offences in Cambridgeshire have increased by almost 40 per cent in the last five years. According to NSPCC figures there were 1,142 offences of this nature in 2019/20 - up from ...

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Where will I have to wear a face covering from today?

PUBLISHED: 07:30 08 August 2020

Georgina Taylor

Wearing face masks will be mandatory in more places from Saturday

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Two Radley watches and three gold sovereigns amongst items stolen in home burglary

PUBLISHED: 16:29 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:29 07 August 2020

Do you recognise this? Jewellery worth around �1,400 was stolen from a home in Mouth Lane, Guyhirn on Monday, August 3. Picture: Cambs Cops

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Charity team celebrates milestone anniversary by making scrubs for 34 NHS workers, baking cakes and making TikTok videos

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:04 07 August 2020

Ben Jolley

Local charity Care Network Cambridgeshire recently celebrated its 34th anniversary and to mark this milestone staff set themselves some fun challenges ...

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Fenland haulier becomes a hero after ‘phenomenal’ lockdown work

PUBLISHED: 15:41 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 15:41 07 August 2020

Daniel Mason

Bretts Transport Ltd. has been recognised for its work during the coronavirus pandemic by the HGV Heroes initiative. Right, MP Steve Barclay on a visit to ...

2020-08-07 17:53 open_in_new
Visually impaired councillor fearful of disabled people having ‘independence stolen from them’ because of coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 15:49 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 15:49 07 August 2020

John Elworthy

Simon Wilkes (March West Ward). He moved to March t years ago. "(I am visually impaired; I understand the difficulties disabled people face which could so ...

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From Captain Tom Moore to SpongeBob SquarePants – the weird and wonderful Emneth scarecrow competition entries

PUBLISHED: 12:55 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 12:55 07 August 2020

Here are some of the Emneth scarecrow competition entries you have submitted. Pictures: Submitted

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Cambridgeshire nurse sees fundraiser smash target within 24 hours after bike stolen

PUBLISHED: 10:52 07 August 2020

Daniel Mason

A fundraiser launched to help nurse Ellie Watkins (pictured) replace her stolen bike smashed its target within 24 hours. Picture: GOFUNDME/KERRY POOLEY

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How you can help the Wisbech Standard keep our community together and informed

PUBLISHED: 11:23 07 August 2020

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Editor John Elworthy (pictured) on how you can help this newspaper keep our community together and informed. Picture: Archant

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12 out of 14 complaints against Cambridgeshire County Council upheld by local government ombudsman in the past year

PUBLISHED: 11:09 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 11:09 07 August 2020

Ben Hatton

Local government ombudsman has upheld 12 of 14 complaints about Cambridgeshire County Council. The council is holding all meetings - such as this from two ...

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Lib Dem candidate for metro mayor Aidan Van de Weyer offers a personal perspective on how he would tackle the challenges for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 10:34 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 10:34 07 August 2020

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Lib Dems selected Aidan Van de Weyer, the deputy leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, to take on Conservative James Palmer to be the next ...

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Government holding back on affordable housing cash to combined authority - Mayor Palmer confident of ‘robust delivery plan ahead’

PUBLISHED: 09:06 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:06 07 August 2020

Ben Hatton

How we roke - exclusively - details of a Government minister's letter to Mayor James Palmer outlining concerns over the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ...

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The wonders of March - in full glorious colour reflecting the hard work of volunteers throughout the lockdown

PUBLISHED: 08:25 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 08:25 07 August 2020

John Elworthy

March in bloom 2020: We are delighted to be able to share these wonderful photos of March in bloom. We may not enter competitions these days but the work of ...

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Wisbech, March, Gorefield and Christchurch all get a share of big hand-outs from Cambridgeshire County Council community ‘pot’

PUBLISHED: 19:10 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 19:10 06 August 2020

John Elworthy

All systems for Wisbech Market Place after the county council pledges £150,000 for enhancements. Picture; WISBECH TOWN COUNCIL

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£2m to set up company to develop the revolutionary Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro - or CAM as we will learn to call it

PUBLISHED: 18:11 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 18:11 06 August 2020

Ben Hatton

Cam metro: Taking a step forward with the decision by the Combined Authority to set up a company that will deliver it. Picture; CAPCA

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2020-08-06 20:53 open_in_new
Woman assaulted before man runs away in attempted cat theft in Fen village

PUBLISHED: 17:50 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:50 06 August 2020

Daniel Mason

An attempted cat theft was reported on Norfolk Street, Wimblington (left) where a woman was thought to be assaulted. Right, the cat that the man attempted to ...

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47 cannabis plants worth nearly £40,000 seized from caravan at travellers site

PUBLISHED: 16:49 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:50 06 August 2020

Ben Jolley

A woman in her 40s was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis after 47 seven cannabis plants with a street value of almost £40,000 were seized from a ...

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Former BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host Kev Lawrence joins community station

PUBLISHED: 16:23 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:23 06 August 2020

Ex-BBC Radio Cambridgeshire�s Kev Lawrence has joined not-for-profit radio station PCR 103.2fm as their new breakfast show host. Picture: Terry Harris

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Chatteris resident on a mission to clean up hometown during lockdown helps raise hundreds

PUBLISHED: 15:35 06 August 2020 | UPDATED: 15:35 06 August 2020

Daniel Mason

Joseph Beer (left) has been cleaning road signs and tidying overgrown hedges in and around Chatteris after returning home from school at the start of the ...

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