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Flooded Showfields.

Pressure is mounting for a Fenland planning meeting set to discuss controversial housing plans for a Whittlesey flood plain to be held in the town.

Wisbech Rose Fair, 2015. Trevor Wright with the white swan display  in St Peter and St Paul Church.

Wisbech Rose Fair, one of the highlights of the year, has got off to a glorious start.

Askham Place.

A home that provides care for adults needs to sort an “unpleasant odour” in the corridors and some of the bedrooms, according to a report.

Wetland centre at Welney

Fenland Poet Laureate Jonathan Totman has organised an afternoon of poetry as part of Ouse Fest, a celebration of the landscape and heritage of the Ouse Washes.

Marshland High School, West Walton

A group of Fenland school students returned home late last night after being trapped in France for an extra 24 hours following a strike by French ferry workers which closed the port of Calais.


Trains had to be stopped after a grass verge in March caught fire last night.

Memorial celebration to remember Huntingdon student Rony John,

As the Fens and the rest of Cambridgeshire prepares for the hottest day of the year – and probably the hottest for a decade- a stark warning has been issued to stay out of unsafe waterways.

A couple from the King’s Lynn area who were arrested on suspicion of cruelty and neglect of their obese son will not be prosecuted, police said.

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Peterborough News

Mon, 15:12

Two men and a boy have been sentenced for their parts in a series of burglaries in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

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The planning committee meeting in February. Picture: Steve Williams

An extraordinary coincidence has resulted in Fenland District Council revealing its planning officers may join Peterborough City Council at the same moment as talks were confirmed of a possible joint Peterborough and Lincolnshire ‘super council’.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
More training in RE needed for teachers, says a religious adviser

Teachers are not trained to deal with RE lessons and worry they may offend children’s different faiths. according to the adviser for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire schools.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Anthony Dooley

With his cheerful disposition and good humour, he won over members and courted the great and good of the Conservative Party.

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Sharon Garrett.

A man faces a trial next week charged with causing the death of a police officer in a road crash.

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Cambridgeshire Police
Skylark Chilli Eating Competition

Skylark hosted its first ever Chilli Pepper Eating Competition earlier this week.

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Mohammed Ali Elesawi.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy in the Wisbech area who has been missing for 11 days.

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Greyhound walk at Ferry Meadows

Local dog lovers joined a national walking event to raise money and awareness for a greyhound charity.

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United Kingdom

One person has died in a collision between a car and a van on the A47 in Peterborough.

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Yesterday, 21:49

Wisbech Rose Fair, one of the highlights of the year, has got off to a glorious start.

From left: Megan Arends, Elizabeth Johnston, Helen Taylor, Barbara Warner. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS

Soham celebrated VE day on Saturday with an exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War.

Neale Wade Academy Sports Transition Festival. Picture: ROB MORRIS

More than 250 year six pupils from schools across Fenland embraced a variety of sports and met a World Championship medal winning sprinter at the Neale-Wade Sports Festival.

Fenland District Council
Stars riders watching heat fifteen. Picture: Ian Burt

An incredible last-heat advantage from Robert Lambert and Niels-Kristian Iversen preserved the Stars’ unbeaten home record in 2015.

Elite League
Scenes from the 2105 Royal Norfolk Show - The Jarrolds summer 2015 Fashion Show. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Models showcasing clothes from Norfolk’s favourite department store managed to bring the ‘cool’ to today’s runway extravaganza.

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