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Yesterday, 16:36

A former Mayor of March is one of the brave people who have signed up to walk over scalding hot coals for charity.

Wisbech firefighters picked up the Operational Excellence Award.

Outstanding firefighters were recognised at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses to two altercations outside a Fenland primary school.

Greg Dyke.  Picture: James Bass

MP Steve Barclay has met with FA chairman Greg Dyke to discuss improving football pitches in Fenland.

Gareth Farrington

A bungling burglar who fled two homes – once after his spade set off an alarm and then when he was spotted dangling from an upstairs window- has been jailed.

Alastair Hignell with Wisbech Grammar School students.

A former England rugby international who was struck down with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago gave an inspirational talk to Wisbech Grammar School pupils.

Paul Lattimore.

A man who stole more than £60,000 from his elderly and vulnerable great aunt has been jailed for more than three years.

Age UK Charity shop, Wisbech.

A former mayor has been banned from Age UK’s Wisbech charity shop after an incident involving a volunteer member of staff.

MP Steve Barclay

An MP has rebelled against his own Government and voted to keep UK law and order regulations separate from those being proposed by the European Union.

Mel Sutterby, Charles Paxton, Alan Neville, Adrian Sutterby and Jennifer Lawler.

The manager at one of London’s busiest railway stations was the guest speaker at the March Society’s monthly meeting.

A person had to be cut free after two cars collided in Wisbech yesterday.

Cross County trains

Trains travelling in both directions – and carrying some 220 passengers- struck at least a dozen horses near Waterbeach, it was confirmed tonight.

Daniel Aro

A football thug who beat up a fan of his own team as they returned from a Wembley play-off final, has been jailed for 16 months.

Coot rescue, Manea

A coot found swimming round in circles after getting its feet entangled in fishing tackle was rescued by the RSPCA.

Mary Plant.

With the Christmas season of goodwill fast approaching now is perhaps a good time not to forget the tax rules relating to gifts and parties.

The Chatteris P5 team. Picture: PETER CROWE

A team of workers at a vegetable growing factory in Chatteris have won their company’s Outstanding Innovation of the Year award.

From left John Hebditch MBE, (farmer from Somerset), Steve Barclay MP, Trevor Edgley (Group NFU Chairman), Chris Gowler (Group NFU Vice Chairman) and Andrew Ward MBE (Lincolnshire Farmer and Forage Aid Founder).

A Somerset farmer spoke of the devastation caused by the floods that his county was guest speaker at a dinner of Fenland farmers.

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court

A March detective accused of kissing and touching female police officers “went to many and varied lengths to gain access to women”, a court heard.

Andrew Bridgefoot at the entrance of his shepherd's hut.

A carpenter’s work will be featured on an ITV daytime interior design show next week.

The plane is ready and so is Santa- he'll will dropping into RSPCA, Block Fen

Father Christmas will literally drop from the sky to give dogs from an RSPCA rescue centre their treats at this year’s Christmas event.

An alleyway was set on fire in Wisbech in the early hours of this morning.

St Mark's Fly by Albert Horton.

A stunning shot of a fly helped a photographer from March Camera Club scoop one of the awards at a competition involving 10 clubs.

An aerial shot of Fenland Park.

The former home of Wisbech Town Football Club is up at auction next month.

Steve Barclay MP.Picture: Steve Williams.

MP Steve Barclay hosted an afternoon tea in the House of Commons in aid of the World Cancer Research Fund.

The grave of Ernest Barnes

The grave of a corporal from Chatteris who died in the First World War has been snapped and broken.

Donation to Whittlesey branch of St John Ambulance

Volunteers at the St John Ambulance unit in Whittlesey are to benefit from a donation of £500 from local plastic mouldings manufacturer RGE Group.

Cambridge Crown Court.

Fourteen people who allegedly ran a drug supply business around the country, including a group from the Fens, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court.

Robert Carter who won a silver medal at the national skills awards

Fenland students are celebrating after scooping awards at the annual World Skills UK competition.

VIP in Walsoken raises over £2,000 for charity

A Walsoken hair salon raised over £2,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support with a coffee morning.

Peterborough News

Thu, 12:35

A March detective accused of kissing and touching female police officers “went to many and varied lengths to gain access to women”, a court heard.

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St Mark's Fly by Albert Horton.

A stunning shot of a fly helped a photographer from March Camera Club scoop one of the awards at a competition involving 10 clubs.

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The coroners’ offices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough could be merged into one office as part of cost cutting reforms.

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A woman collided with a dust cart in Wimblington this morning.

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Davin Glasson.

A group of drug dealers have been jailed for trying to supply Class A drugs to inmates at Peterborough prison.

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Wisbech Grammar students enjoy a talk on acupuncture

The healing properties of acupuncture have been pinpointed for pupils at Wisbech Grammar School.

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Benwick Dickensian Market. Georgie Doncaster and Riley richardson buying their onions  Picture: Steve Williams.

Crowds of people packed Benwick High Street on Saturday for the eighth annual Dickensian Market.

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Umalat Pliev.

A 32-year-old-man has been jailed after being convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Sir Graham Bright (second from right) conducting a street surgery in March.

Sir Graham Bright, Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, reflects on his two years in office and looks ahead to the challenges facing policing in the years ahead.

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Yesterday, 14:35

Outstanding firefighters were recognised at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards last night.

Andrew Bridgefoot at the entrance of his shepherd's hut.

A carpenter’s work will be featured on an ITV daytime interior design show next week.

March ABC. Left: Ryan East, Joe Steed, Patsy Smith,Regan Lazenby,Bobby Smith, Nathan Smith,Shane Jones.Picture: Steve Williams.

March Amateur Boxing Club’s talented young prospects will look to finish the year in style when they step into the ring at their home show in a couple of weeks.

Superheroes fancy dress day for Children in Need at Thomas Eaton Primary School, Wimblington. Picture: Steve Williams.

Batman to Super Mario, Cat Woman to Pudsey Bear were all at Wimblington’s Thomas Eaton School on Friday as part of the annual Children in Need appeal.

March football v Saffron Walden Town. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Town United manager Chris Bartlett says he was encouraged by his side’s performance in their 1-0 home loss to Thurlow Nunn League leaders Saffron Walden Town on Saturday.

Agriculture News

Thu, 12:42

A Somerset farmer spoke of the devastation caused by the floods that his county was guest speaker at a dinner of Fenland farmers.

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