One of most contentious planning applications of recent years – 95 homes off Estover Road, March – will be decided next week amidst furious public opposition.

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James Palmer

Rarely can a political career have ended so ignominiously- for indeed that must be the inevitable outcome for Councillor Simon King.

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Simon King
Tue, 12:20

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

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Simon King
Tue, 11:53

A 17 year-old who lost an extraordinary 5st 9lbs will represent his slimming group in a national final.

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Mon, 17:03

MP Steve Barclay’s frustration over delayed re-opening of the Wisbech to March rail line spilled over this week with a fresh attack on the soon to be wound up local enterprise partnership.

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Steve Barclay
Mon, 12:35

Police defended their decision to implement a dispersal order from 3pm on Saturday until 7am today to stamp out anti-social behaviour in and around Ely leisure park.

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Phil Priestley
Mon, 11:13

A series of images have been released today of a man wanted for questioning by police following an alleged sexual assault at a bus station.

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Peterborough
Mon, 10:59

Drivers across East Cambs and the Fens faced a day of delayed journey times and diversions today following an accident near Sutton and closure of the A1101.

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Littleport
Sunday, February 18, 2018

He’s been appointed to look after the Fenland area but already Inspector Ian Lombardo has been put on the defensive to deny suggestions of any reduction in neighbourhood policing.

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Jason Ablewhite
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oxfam has cancelled an official opening of its new city centre store in Ely in the light of the continuing crisis over Haiti.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thomas Clarkson Academy’s head of humanities Cathy Abrahams is looking forward to developing students’ understanding of democracy after successfully applying to become a teacher ambassador for Parliament’s education service.

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Thomas Clarkson Academy
Friday, February 16, 2018

New Fenland Council leader Chris Seaton has sacked two £8,500 a year cabinet members who backed him but handed the £8,000 a year scrutiny committee chairmanship to the man he defeated.

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Will Sutton
Friday, February 16, 2018

The much anticipated new Escape Room at Oliver Cromwell’s House was revealed with the first group escaping, with just ten minutes to spare.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Secret talks were held more than a year ago about the possibility of building an incinerator in Wisbech, we can reveal today.

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Graham Hughes
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Less people than ever are using the sauna at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March and it is going to be removed.

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Fenland District Council
Thursday, February 15, 2018

An Ely police officer is running a half marathon in New York in May to support the ‘Joining Against Cancer in Kids’ (JACK) charity.

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NHS
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Eighty per cent of those asked for their views on its 32 public libraries in Cambridgeshire thought customers should pay for some services – so the county council has agreed they will.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Two thirds of the 32 acre Scotsdales site at Fordham is to disappear after East Cambridgeshire District Council approved plans for 150 homes and a 75-bed care home.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A man who held a 30 centimetre knife to the throat of a woman shop worker – whilst he robbed her of £7,000 – was arrested when she realised she had gone to school with him.

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Cambridge Crown Court
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The residents of Marshland St James have finally got to see what £1.1million buys you when you are looking for a new community hall.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Employers will get the chance discover that ‘apprenticeships work’ – the theme of a special workshop next month.

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James Palmer
Monday, February 12, 2018

On a rather chilly Saturday morning, King’s Lynn Parkrun was a sea of PB’s and Neon tutus as Three Counties Running Club (TCRC) members helped fellow club runner Steve Whitelam celebrate his 50th Parkrun.

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Facebook
Monday, February 12, 2018

A March man who filmed himself punching a toddler in the face in order to blackmail the child’s grandparents has been jailed for 17 years,

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Cambridge Crown Court
Friday, February 9, 2018

Masked raiders have robbed a village shop in the Fens for the second time in less than 14 months.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

So confident is Cambridgeshire County Council that they will strike a deal to acquire land needed for the £16.5million Kings Dyke crossing at Whittlesey, the green light has been given to start phase one on February 19.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Friday, February 9, 2018

Some major issues have been identified with construction of the Ely Southern Bypass that could add “significant” costs to the final bill.

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Network Rail
Friday, February 9, 2018

County council leader Steve Count warned that drivers around March face huge delays in coming months once work starts on traffic lights at the Gaul Road junction with the A141,

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Steve Count
Friday, February 9, 2018

Three towns - Wisbech, March and King’s Lynn – have been identified as potential hotspots for human trafficking and modern slavery.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Councillors last night opted for what many regard as a safe pair of hands by voting in Chris Seaton as the new leader of Fenland District Council.

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Chris Boden

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