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Ten years after an enforcement team set fire to John Gawthorp’s illegal ‘stable home’ at Bedlam Bridge, March, the site has acquired new owners who this time want to turn it into an aquaponics centre.

The agent trying to secure consent for a £210,000 five bedroom house to be turned into a nine bedroom room house in multiple occupation (HMO) told Fenland planners he fails to see why potential noise is an issue.

Two houses not built in accordance with the plans approved by Fenland Council can stay after officials concluded they will “not adversely harm the character and appearance of the area”.

A Wisbech man has been sent for trial after denying the murder of a 35-year-old man from West Walton.

It’s full steam ahead at the Railway pub on Station Road in Whittlesey which reopened this week following a ten-week closure for a £300,000 refurbishment.

High street chain 99p Stores has fallen into administration, less than two years after being bought by Poundland.

A teenager arrested on suspicion of committing a rape in Newmarket has been bailed by detectives.

Crisp manufacturers Corkers were invited to the Houses of Parliament as part of a taste of Cambridgeshire event.

Peterborough News

Yesterday, 16:08

It’s full steam ahead at the Railway pub on Station Road in Whittlesey which reopened this week following a ten-week closure for a £300,000 refurbishment.

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Around 500 people gathered in West End park in March to release balloons and lanterns as a tribute to a popular 14 year old Neale Wade student.

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As the weather brightens and we get more sunny days drivers are being encouraged to be on the look out for bikers.

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A former March journalist is having her second mystery thriller novel published.

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More than £8 million in funding has been agreed for a study which could bring forward work to ease the bottleneck at the Ely North junction by five years.

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An agreement to move forward work to improve rail capacity through the Ely area has taken a significant step forward thanks to funding from two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

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A group set up to kick start economic growth in the region has accused an MP, who reported them to a government spending watchdog, of making “wholly inaccurate and defamatory” suggestions about it.

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A 17-year-old girl from Wisbech who became infatuated with a “dangerous and sickening paedophile” has been sentenced to four years in juvenile detention.

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The government and its spending watchdog have launched an investigation into the running of two major bodies responsible for millions of pounds worth of investment in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

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Photo Galleries

Yesterday, 17:02

March Bears sealed the Eastern Counties Division Three West title in stunning try-scoring style last weekend.

Set back behind a carriage drive, this four bedroom family home in NW3 features a large private landscaped back garden

Young footballers from Dereham have returned home from a tour in the USA as champions.

From a comedy dance routine from two boys in luminous tutus to those of competition standard there was something for everyone at Neatherd High School’s dance show.

A Welwyn nursery has opened a new ‘academy’ to prepare children for primary school, complete with interactive tablets and other innovative learning equipment.

Agriculture News

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A regional outbreak of carrot disease has been blamed by Alan Bartlett & Sons (Chatteris) for a dip in turnover and profits last year.

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Farmers across East Anglia affected by the collapse of Wellgrain, one of the country’s largest regional grain merchants, face an uncertain time if they are among the 286 names on the list of creditors believed to be owed in excess of £15 million.

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Some farmers say they stand to lose up to £100,000 following the news that Ely-based Wellgrain Ltd, a grain trader, has gone into administration owing up to £15 million to almost 300 creditors.

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