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Yesterday, 21:44

A UKIP county councillor – and one time Conservative borough councillor- suspended by his party after being found guilty of benefit fraud, has quit.

Cinema manager Michaela Frusher with Wisbech Mayor Mike Hill and his wife Jane.

A cinema has officially unveiled its two ground floor screens ... almost a year after its grand opening.

Clair Welch (centre), her husband Silvio (second from left) and TickinBoxes.

A mother-of-three from Chatteris has raised £10,000 for the hospital which treated her for cancer last year ... and she’s not done yet.

Will Millard

A former Wisbech Grammar School pupil has produced a prime-time BBC2 documentary series about one of the most beautiful marine waters on the planet.

Clive Howard.

The case of a serial sex attacker who terrorised women across the East of England could be featured on a major crime-fighting show as police try to discover if there have been any more victims.

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St George inside Mallett jewellers

As preparations get under way for this weekend’s St George’s Fayre a familiar face has been seen visiting shops in March.

House Fire, Trinity Rd. Marshland st James. Picture: Steve Williams.

A village will rally round on behalf of a family whose home was destroyed in a early morning blaze.

Murray Bowring celebrates £80,000 on an Lottery Instants scratchcard. Picture: Ady Kerry.

A family man from Peterborough, who holds down three different jobs, is hoping to spend a little more time on the golf course after he revealed the top prize on his National Lottery Bejeweled Hypercash Scratchcard, potting a whopping £80,000.

Victoria Gillick took the microphone to address a protest rally over immigation held in Wisbech Park in 2013.

Campaigner Victoria Gillick has delivered a 20 page dossier to election candidates supporting her claim that unrestricted immigration has left Fenland- and Wisbech in particular- “ignored, neglected and vilified”.

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Yesterday, 11:00

A mother-of-three from Chatteris has raised £10,000 for the hospital which treated her for cancer last year ... and she’s not done yet.

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St George inside Mallett jewellers

As preparations get under way for this weekend’s St George’s Fayre a familiar face has been seen visiting shops in March.

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Murray Bowring celebrates £80,000 on an Lottery Instants scratchcard. Picture: Ady Kerry.

A family man from Peterborough, who holds down three different jobs, is hoping to spend a little more time on the golf course after he revealed the top prize on his National Lottery Bejeweled Hypercash Scratchcard, potting a whopping £80,000.

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) said they have received 1,248 hoax calls over the last two years.

Sore feet from wearing shoes, lethargy on a diet, and a dead squirrel are just a few of the reasons people called the East of England Ambulance Service this year.

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Thirteen people have been arrested in Peterborough as part of a national day of action against the exploitation of people across the UK.

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Chatteris harpists

Chatteris sisters Bonnie and Rosie Scott picked up the Emile Lewis Rose bowl for the harp ensemble class in the Cambridge Competitive Music Festival.

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Flat fire above Norwich and Peterborough Building Society branch, Wisbech

Fire crews deployed a turntable ladder and some wore breathing apparatus as they inspected a suspected electrical fire in Wisbech.

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Ruth Neave and her husband Gary

A cold case review team looking at the murder 20 years ago of six year-old Rikki Neave has delayed publishing its initial findings because of the volume of documents it has been examining.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough

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Election

Fri, 12:01

Campaigner Victoria Gillick has delivered a 20 page dossier to election candidates supporting her claim that unrestricted immigration has left Fenland- and Wisbech in particular- “ignored, neglected and vilified”.

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Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

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Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at a news conference in London where he announced his party's plans for the public sector. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Millions of teachers, nurses, police officers and other public sector workers will be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans set out by Nick Clegg as he promised there was “light at the end of the tunnel” after years of austerity.

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Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

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Photo Galleries

Fri, 16:55

As preparations get under way for this weekend’s St George’s Fayre a familiar face has been seen visiting shops in March.

Samuels Farm and Butchers shop has been handed down a 100 year old recipe for Sausages and Pork pies from G.W. Franks in Wisbech - Ben Human with the pork pie and sausage. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Pork pies and sausages flew off the shelves at Samuel’s Farm Shop and Butchers in Walpole St Andrew during its opening weekend.

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Girls rugby taster day at Thomas Clarkson with the Rugby Football Union. Womens world cup trophy was on view for the day.Lee Parry rugby coach holding the world cup trophy. Picture: Steve Williams.

Hundreds of girls got a glimpse of the women’s World Cup trophy, which was won last year by England, during a rugby taster day at Thomas Clarkson Academy.

March in Bloom volunteers planting hanging baskets and railing planters at Delflands Nurseries.Picture: Steve Williams.

Volunteers were busy hanging baskets and planting plants at a nursery today as March stepped up its Anglia in Bloom preparations.

A dog killed two sheep and injured three others at a Fordham farm.

A farmer has been left reeling after a dog killed two of his sheep and injured three others during an attack on his land.

Agriculture News

Thu, 08:15

Plans have been submitted for a plant that will convert thousands of tonnes of straw into fuel for homes and businesses.

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Charles Shropshire (centre) talks to visitors to G's Fresh at Barway. Picture: Ian Burt

An efficient new method of establishing lettuce plants was among the springtime operations and innovations demonstrated for visitors to one of East Anglia’s largest salad growers.

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