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March Landfill Site is set to fail in its attempt to get permission not to have a wheel wash on site.

Emergency services at the scene of collision at Mepal

Two vehicles are thought to be involved in a pile up on the A142 near the Mepal turn this afternoon.

Shape Your Place, Fenland's online voice

Closure of the Cambridgeshire County Council community website Shape Your Place will save council tax payers £180,000 over the next 12 months.

Video stills: Police released this footage from one of the ATM raids

Five men – including one from Parson Drove and another from Upwell- have been convicted of a string of ATM ram raids and burglaries in which more than £400,000 was stolen and £250,000 of damage caused.

Millwright, Neil Medcalf, removes the 300-year-old buckets from Sacrewell mill waterwheel.

Work has begun on reassembling and refurbishing a 300 year-old watermill as part of a £1.7 million restoration project due to be completed this summer.

Cllr Alan Melton covering a shift as a refuse collector in 2010, when he was leader of the council.

Former Fenland District Council leader Alan Melton heaped praise on the area’s binmen and street cleaners as he said farewell to the council chamber after 34 years.

Cllr Virginia Bucknor.

Calls were made for Fenland District Council to recruit more apprentices after one councillor said she was “surprised” there is only one on the books at Fenland Hall.

Fenland District Council

Fenland’s youth district council could play a more active role in raising the aspirations of young people, councillors were told.

Stephen Talbot

A former Cambridgeshire police chaplain has been has been jailed for possession of indecent images of children.

Cllr Virginia Bucknor created a logo to show councillors as part of her campaign idea.

Companies, community groups and clubs could be encouraged to get more involved in keeping Fenland’s streets tidy after a councillor’s campaign won support from colleagues.

Cambs Election 2015 logo

The general election in May looks set to be a two horse race in this area according to a new poll produced this week on how people will vote on May 7.

Craig D'Cunha with deputy minister Nick Clegg.

The former vice principal of Neale-Wade Academy has been tasked with turning around struggling Suffolk New Academy.

Left: Tim Wildbore and Andrew Thornewell.

Inquests have been opened into the deaths of two men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A10.

Fenland has frozen its share of next year’s council tax bill after a proposed increase was scrapped – thanks to an estimated £47,000 of extra business rates.

Cambridge Crown Court.

Two drug dealers from March who were arrested after a tip off to police because of the smell of cannabis from the home of one of them been spared jail.

Last year, Fenland District Council ran a campaign to highlight the problem of dog fouling by spraying mess left behind by owners. Cllr Peter Murphy is pictured spraying some poop in Wisbech Park.

The possibility of posting dog poop back to owners who fail to remove it from public spaces was discussed at last night’s meeting of Fenland District Council.

Alex Mathew

Family and friends have been left shocked and devastated at the death of 19-year-old Alex Matthews.

Quniton Carroll gives a talk at the March Society meeting.

Fifty people attended The March Society’s talk given by Cambridgeshire Archaeologist Quinton Carroll on ‘Stonea camp, the Iceni and the Romans’.

The lorry is recovered from a field. Pictures: FENCOPS

Crews worked through the night to recover a lorry that left the A47 near Guyhirn and plunged into a field.

 Wisbech Town was the host venue for a  half term Football Association referee course.

Seven budding young referees were put through their paces during a two day FA referees course at Wisbech Town.

The lorry overturned along Hook Drove, between March and Wimblington.

A lorry overturned along a Fenland drove this morning into a field – shedding its crop load.

A police chase took place through Fenland.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences after a police chase through Fenland last night.

Foster carers Martin and Lee Shaw

A Fen couple are joining a campaign calling for more gay, lesbian, transgender and single people to consider fostering in Cambridgeshire.

Showfields Ltd submit new housing plans for Whittlesey

Developers believe new plans for 220 homes on Whittlesey’s controversial Showfields site will allay fears of flooding raised by a previous application.

Cornish couple held by Cambridgeshre Police in a case of mistaken identity

A couple from Cornwall were wrongly arrested as part of inquiries into the murder of Cambridgeshire traveller Jessie Smith.

A car caught fire in Chatteris last night.

Wisbech Grammar School's Magdalene House try out instruments

A multicultural music workshop has given pupils at Wisbech Grammar School’s preparatory school a chance to try their hand at a string of exotic instruments.

Performers take to the stage at the annual fundraising concert.

An annual fundraising concert in aid of The Jenner Health Centre raised more than £900.

A Government scheme to help small and medium businesses install superfast broadband has been extended to companies in Fenland.

Some buses going in and out of King's Lynn will use a temporary bus station

Passengers travelling into King’s Lynn will have their buses temporarily relocated while the bus station is refurbished.

Peterborough News

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Passengers travelling into King’s Lynn will have their buses temporarily relocated while the bus station is refurbished.

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The RSPCA was called in late 2013 with concerns about the dogs.

Rob Phipps, owner of The Pet Shop, in March, has been found guilty of three animal welfare offences, including causing unnecessary suffering to a dog. He was cleared of three charges. He has confirmed that he will appeal the verdict.

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Rob Phipps.

Rob Phipps, owner of The Pet Shop, in March, has tonight been found guilty of three animal welfare offences, including causing unnecessary suffering to a dog. He was cleared of three charges. He has confirmed that he will appeal the verdict.

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The Pet Shop Discount Warehouse, in March.

A pet shop owner “couldn’t happily see dogs left out on the street or put down for no reason”, he told a court today.

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The Pet Shop Discount Warehouse, in March.

Inspectors told a pet shop owner they “didn’t approve” of the conditions inside his warehouse seven weeks before 34 dogs were seized, a court heard.

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Rob Phipps.

Dogs were stacked in cages up to three storeys high and some in ­darkness, a court heard at an animal welfare trial that opened today.

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Two men were arrested after a high speed police chase through Fenland last night.

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Fire crews, paramedics and police reconstructed a fatal car collision at Peterborough Regional College last week as part of their “For My Girlfriend” campaign.

Fire crews, paramedics and police reconstructed a fatal car collision as part of a campaign to improve young drivers’ safety behind the wheel.

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Michael Taylor.

A man who launched a frenzied knife attack on his housemate following an argument about him playing music too loud has been jailed for five and a half years.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

The standard was high as North Cambs held their indoor county finals at WIBC Harecroft Road, Wisbech.

The lorry is recovered from a field. Pictures: FENCOPS

Crews worked through the night to recover a lorry that left the A47 near Guyhirn and plunged into a field.

Performers take to the stage at the annual fundraising concert.

An annual fundraising concert in aid of The Jenner Health Centre raised more than £900.

A Doddington player collides with the West Wratting goalkeeper. Picture: Steve Williams.

A returning player proved the inspiration as Doddington United scored seven goals in one spectacular half of football.

Amber Twell wins Miss Cambridgehsire title. Picture: Steve Williams.

A 17 year old March girl has been crowned Miss Cambridgeshire and will now represent the region at the Miss England finals.

Agriculture News

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A farmer is trying to stop shooting groups coming close to his cattle on farmland on the outskirts of Chatteris.

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