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Yesterday, 21:12

Four men thought to be hare coursing illegally were caught by police today in March.

Wendreda House cannabis factory Day 3 (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller

Police revealed today they believe the Fenland ‘Downton Abbey’ drugs mansion raided earlier this week was grossing over £400,000 every nine weeks.

Wisbech market square, One way system. Picture: Steve Williams.

A revised one-way system introduced in Wisbech yesterday (Thu) is causing mayhem, according to a shop owner who said CCTV spotted at least 50 vehicles travelling in the wrong direction.

Officers entering the house in Colvile Road, Wisbech, as part of Operation Pheasant.

Eleven cases of human trafficking, including five sham marriages, have been uncovered since the launch of an operation to tackle migrant exploitation in Fenland, a report has revealed.

Marina and Bill Pugh would often feed the injured swan.

An elderly couple says the RSPCA should have done more to protect an injured swan ... before it was killed by a fox.

Billy Lee with girlfriend Shirley Cooper

A £70,000 appeal has been launched to fund a bionic leg for a 20 year-old trainee electrician who lost a limb to cancer.

Solar farm Chittering

Opening of a 22 acre solar farm this week in the Fens brings to over 40 the number now operational or in the pipeline across Cambridgeshire – enough to power 185,000 homes each year.

Proposed store for Sainsbury's in Whittlesey

Sainsbury’s passed a critical first test after it won unanimous approval from Whittlesey Town Council for its revised plans for a superstore and country park in Eastrea Road.

Jamie Jordan of Fossils Galore presents a cheque of a Sue Ryder representative.

A Santa’s Grotto at a March store raised more than £150 for Sue Ryder.

Sir Graham Bright.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright took to the airwaves on Friday to explain why Cambridgeshire has experienced large increases in violent crime and sexual offences.

Arsonists set fire to a derelict building in March last night.

Simon Fairhall CEO of Living Sport receiving a £1845 donation from Samantha and Adam Triggs of 3B Design & Print Ltd

A print business based in March has donated £1,845 to an organisation which promotes sport in Cambridgeshire.

Sainsbury's March, Left: Lisa Moore Volunteer, myself Michelle Connolly and Lauren Crofts.

Sainsbury’s in March has donated the store’s Christmas tree to a house for homeless young people in Wisbech.

'Downton Abbey' cannabis factory. Day two of the police operation at the £1milliion Fenland mansion (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller)

Police revealed they have so far found 1,500 cannabis plants inside the ‘Downton Abbey’ Fenland mansion they raided yesterday.

Mark Reeve, chairman of the GCGP LEP and managing director of Chalcroft (Construction) with Neil Darwin, interim chief executive of  LEP. They are pictured at Ely bridge.

An £8million Government grant to help towards building Ely’s £30million southern by pass – pulled last summer- looks to have been restored.

MP Steve Barclay (centre), Watch Commander Mark Milner, Nick Foster, Area Commander and Gary Mitchley, Group Commander.

Manea Fire Station has launched an urgent SOS for new on-call firefighters to help keep the station open.

Photographs from Cromwell students are on display at The Hippodrome.

Cromwell Community College photography students were in for a treat when they visited March’s newest hotel ... their work is on display there.

Parts of Jupiter Ascending were filmed in Ely Cathedral.

It cost £116 million to make and features a wedding scene from inside Ely Cathedral but futuristic sci fi blockbuster movie Jupiter Ascending received unenthusiastic reviews at an international film festival.

Judge Rinder, Kay v Julie.

Animal sanctuary owner Kay Mitchell is refusing to hand over a dog in her care despite being told to do so by a judge on a TV show because she doesn’t think the owner is “fit to have him.”

Taxi sign

Charges are set to rise across a raft of services at Fenland District Council after its Overview and Scrutiny Committee recommended increases set out at its meeting this week.

March st Mary's gardening club

A gardening club staged its own version of a hit TV show.

The outside of Wendreda House. Picture: Steve Williams.

Two men are in custody tonight following the discovery of a sophisticated cannabis operation inside a million pound mansion in March.

Friday House. Friday Bridge Wisbech.Marion and Mick Ashman. Picture: Steve Williams.

A severely disabled man is badly distressed after being forced to quit his home of eight years for temporary respite accommodation.

Whittlesey Travel's Greater Peterborough Holiday Show, Manor Leisure Whittlesey. Left: Reps Julie Franklin and Georgia Lewis, Picture: Steve Williams.

Dreaming of far flung places was the focus of a special event designed to help people find the perfect get-away.

Graham Wesley. Picture: Steve Williams.

A branch for ex-National Service airmen will meet for the first time next month.

Whittlesey round table carol float and charter nights

A new float built in memory of a fellow round tabler has helped to raise more than £6000 for local charities.

Fenland district council planning committee, Site visit. Picture: Steve Williams.

Plans for a controversial anaerobic digester (AD) at Wimblington could get the go-ahead with officers recommending approval despite massive local opposition.

New volunteer befrienders needed for Eddie’s.Steph at the farm.

A local charity is appealing for people to come forward to become befriender volunteers and make a real difference in people’s lives around the Fens.

Police and fire crews attend the RTC.

A person is trapped in their car after leaving the road in Doddington.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital. PHOTO: IAN BURT.

A hospital is calling on the public to help their drive to get rid of vomiting bugs.

Peterborough News

Yesterday, 21:12

Four men thought to be hare coursing illegally were caught by police today in March.

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Sir Graham Bright.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright took to the airwaves on Friday to explain why Cambridgeshire has experienced large increases in violent crime and sexual offences.

Read more
Simon Fairhall CEO of Living Sport receiving a £1845 donation from Samantha and Adam Triggs of 3B Design & Print Ltd

A print business based in March has donated £1,845 to an organisation which promotes sport in Cambridgeshire.

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Mark Reeve, chairman of the GCGP LEP and managing director of Chalcroft (Construction) with Neil Darwin, interim chief executive of  LEP. They are pictured at Ely bridge.

An £8million Government grant to help towards building Ely’s £30million southern by pass – pulled last summer- looks to have been restored.

Read more
Whittlesey Travel's Greater Peterborough Holiday Show, Manor Leisure Whittlesey. Left: Reps Julie Franklin and Georgia Lewis, Picture: Steve Williams.

Dreaming of far flung places was the focus of a special event designed to help people find the perfect get-away.

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Rev Andrew Smith

The new vicar for St Peter’s Church in March and St Mary’s in Westry has said he is looking forward to moving to the Fens.

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Andy Lee with his son Mark, at his wedding.

He went from living in a £500,000 Norfolk home, employing up to 200 seasonal workers with a turnover of £30,000 a week, to a homeless hostel.

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Mayor Michael Hill

A town and district councillor - and taxi drivers’ leaders’ - says he has found out that the Wisbech mayor took payment for driving a friend to hospital on Christmas Day.

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Princess Royal visit to Neale-Wade Academy.

The Princess Royal was in good humour during her visit to March today as she toured the Neale-Wade Academy.

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Photo Galleries

Fri, 18:15

Police revealed today they believe the Fenland ‘Downton Abbey’ drugs mansion raided earlier this week was grossing over £400,000 every nine weeks.

Wisbech market square, One way system. Picture: Steve Williams.

A revised one-way system introduced in Wisbech yesterday (Thu) is causing mayhem, according to a shop owner who said CCTV spotted at least 50 vehicles travelling in the wrong direction.

World Bowls action from Potters leisure resort, Hopton between Greg Harlow (red) and Stewart Anderson

Alex Marshall did for City of Ely Bowls Club pair Greg Harlow and Nick Brett on his way to claiming a record sixth World Indoor Bowls Championships title.

Photographs from Cromwell students are on display at The Hippodrome.

Cromwell Community College photography students were in for a treat when they visited March’s newest hotel ... their work is on display there.

The outside of Wendreda House. Picture: Steve Williams.

Two men are in custody tonight following the discovery of a sophisticated cannabis operation inside a million pound mansion in March.

Agriculture News

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new member of staff has joined fresh produce Chatteris firm ERMS UK.

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Sir Jim Paice speaking in Parliament

MP Sir Jim Paice brought further bad news to dairy farmers this week as he announced that their pay would be delayed by two weeks.

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