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A non-for-profit leisure trust has won a 15 year contract to run Fenland Council leisure centres in March, Wisbech, Whittlesey and Chatteris.

A shock report from Cambridgeshire County Council predicts the estimated £16.9m cost of a new crossing at Kings Dyke, Whittlesey, will be “significantly higher”.

Jamie Brown, head of knowledge and development at Archant, introduces Local Impact.

A skip hire operator who ran an illegally licensed site at Waterbeach has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £5,600 in costs.

Highways England and Network Rail are among holding objections to East Cambridgeshire Council owned Palace Green Homes that wants to create a new garden village at Kennett with 500 homes, a care home for the elderly, a business park and shops.

A popular Whittlesey pub that had a £300,000 refurbishment last year has closed while bosses find a new licensee.

Owners of the Blackbird at Woodditon are hopeful of re-opening the fire ravaged pub next year but in the meantime have bought a Suffolk pub where Kate and Prince William once spent the night.

Manager Jo Philpott – fresh from a barrage of criticism over her running of Cambridgeshire’s biggest community transport scheme – has been forced out.

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