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Friday, May 22, 2015

A man in his 60s is in hospital with serious injuries after he was assaulted in a Fen village.

Stephen Bird

A man has been jailed for 13 years for raping a woman in Soham.

Althea Waites standing underneath her flag outside the House of Commons.

Primary school pupil Althea Waites is flying high after her flag design won a competition – and it is now flapping outside the House of Commons.

One of the new flats in Wisbech

A charity that was set up by the founder of Smedley’s canning factory in Wisbech is looking for anybody interested in living in new accommodation which features a warden visit.

The A&E department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has undergone a refurbishment.

The final stage of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s A&E department upgrade has been completed.

A car for sale on the side of a Fenland road.

A street trading policy which promises to get tough on traders who flout guidelines when selling cars by the side of the road has been approved by Fenland District Council.

Stop smoking advice team will be in Wisbech on Sunday May 31

Smokers can give illegal tobacco the boot in Wisbech on World Tobacco Day with help from local health experts.

Fenland Hall.

Some of Fenland District Council’s office space is to be let to other organisations in a move that could earn the council up to about £80,000 a year.

Left: Deputy Mayor Ralph Butcher and Mayor Alex Miscandlon. Picture: Steve Williams.

Councillor Alex Miscandlon has become Mayor of Whittlesey, with Councillor Ralph Butcher becoming Deputy Mayor.

Peterborough News

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cancer care beds at the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech have been closed for six weeks.

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Please help find Goochie the blind and deaf dog

Two search parties - one setting off at 6am and one at 9am - will be trying to find a blind and deaf dog after his owner believes he was stolen.

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Please help find Goochie the blind and deaf dog

A dog lover is heartbroken after her blind and deaf dog went missing from a kennel in the garden while she and her partner were at a wedding in Peterborough.

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Police have tonight identified a man who died after his car struck a lamppost on the Stanground Bypass, this morning.

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Tucker

A man and a woman have been given jail sentences for attempting to smuggle drugs into HMP Littlehey at Perry, near Huntingdon.

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Matt Seymour drumming school. March. Picture: Steve Williams.

A musician is celebrating his 15th year of giving drumming tuition in March as he has watched his enterprise grow from one student to a list of 30.

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Cllr Martin Curtis.

Martin Curtis, a former county and district councillor, warned today that voters across Fenland would “feel conned” if car park charges were to be introduced.

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Staff at the Hermitage will take part in the Race For Life.

Staff at a residential home in Whittlesey will lace up their trainers and take part in a Race For Life in aid of Cancer Research.

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Bevan and Dave Lockwood organisers of charity bike show for Magpas. Picture: Rob Morris.

Bikers gathered in Chatteris to raise a massive £1,456 for Magpas Helimedix which provides specialist care for patients in life threatening emergencies.

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Election

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A leadership battle is under way for control of Fenland District Council.

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By-election montage. Top left, Susan Carson (Ukip), Samantha Hoy (Con), Josephine Ratcliffe (Lib Dem), Dean Reeves (Labour.

With the general and local elections barely over residents in part of Wisbech are faced with another chance to go to the polls as candidates’ line up for a county council by-election.

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Fenland decides Will Sutton and Michelle Tansfield are re elected

Tory council candidate Michelle Tanfield won an election – and lost another- in the space of 24 hours!

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Re-elected and with an increased majority, MP Steve Barclay

MP Steve Barclay revealed he was “impatient for change” in the Fens as he outlined plans for his second term in office.

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Newly re-elected NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay with former Fenland District Council leader Alan Melton at the count.

The political landscape of Fenland remains true blue today as the Conservative ruling group strengthened their hold on the district council.

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Photo Galleries

Friday, May 15, 2015

A two-week exhibition celebrating the essence and heritage of the Fens has opened in Wisbech.

Doddington United v Hardwick Reserves. Picture: Steve Williams.

Doddington United secured promotion from Kershaw Senior B with a 2-1 win over Hardwick Reserves on Saturday.

Wood chippings caught fire at Lattersey Hill Trading Estate in Whittlesey. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue

A large quantity of wood chippings went up in flames at an industrial estate in Whittlesey on Saturday.

Ely College students Nicola Dunk and Matthew Setchfield with Cromwell Community College students Ellen Garrett and Isaac Smy. Picture: Yakir Zur.

Six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust – one million perished at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

14 year old Madison Collins had her hair cut for Little Princess charity, By top stylist Stephanie Wright at the Heaven hair studio March, Picture: Steve Williams.

A schoolgirl has raised funds for a children’s charity and had her hair cut off to make a wig for youngsters who have lost theirs through cancer.

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