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An engineering firm based on the outskirts of March is one of the Fens best kept secrets and also one of the area’s true success stories.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

The boss of a family-run whittlesey firm is threatening action over what he calls ‘unfair and unworkable’ planning conditions imposed on the company.

MP Steve Barclay has written to the National Audit Office calling for an inquiry into the running of two major bodies responsible for millions of pounds worth of investment in Cambridgeshire.

More than 800 jobs have been lost after the owner of 34 Budgens stores collapsed into administration.

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