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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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A young mum is urging nurses to make sure they correctly record baby weights after her son was wrongly logged as losing 10 ounces in four days - a large amount for a young baby.

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An art exhibition featuring portraits of people recovering from mental health conditions is to open in Cambridge.

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A rainbow of multi-coloured public service vehicles from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough showed their support and marked the end of LGBT History Month and Fostering and Adoption Week.

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A key road leading into the market place in Wisbech has been closed today after tiles were seen falling from a roof.

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Child sexual exploitation has risen by more than a third in Cambridgeshire, according to figures, released ahead of a national day to educate young people about inappropriate behaviour from adults.

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On Sunday night March 19, skaters armed with curved sticks will take to the ice at the Planet Ice Arena in Mallard Road Peterborough, to have a go at a game not played in England since the 1914-18 war! England were European champions in 1913…

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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid refused to be drawn today on whether he supported MP Steve Barclay’s call for the chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to step aside pending an inquiry.

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MP Steve Barclay wants Fenland District Council to take legal advice with a view to axing £800,000 promised in 2014 to help pay for upgrading the A14.

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A motorcyclist who led police officers on two high speed chases in a bid to escape prosecution has been jailed for 30 months.

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A team of five runners are taking part in a 5K obstacle course to raise money for a little girl who needs a pioneering operation for a chance of a better quality of life.

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Motorists are being encouraged to have their say on plans to improve safety at Guyhirn roundabout.

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A man preyed on an elderly and vulnerable woman by befriending her and withdrawing £2,500 from her bank account, Cambridge Crown Court heard.

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A mother and daughter political team are gearing up for what is thought to be the first time in the country where the daughter is mayor and her mum acts as her deputy.

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Police are appealing to the public to help trace a man who could be in Cambridgeshire but who is wanted in connection with two armed robberies at bookmakers in Hertfordshire.

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The fertility service could be stripped back to basics as part of cutback reviews across all areas of health care in the region.

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It was standing room only at a charity darts match that raised more than £8,000 for the oncology department at Peterborough City Hospital.

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A candidate to become the first elected mayor of Cambridgeshire called for Mark Reeve, chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP), to step aside from involvement in devolution pending an inquiry.

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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.

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A prolific thief, who targeted vehicles and properties in Peterborough, has been jailed for six years.

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The efforts of the Macmillan Cancer Support March, Chatteris and District Fundraising Group has got off to a grand start already this year with two big cheque presentations.

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Police investigating a rape that took place in Peterborough last September have released an e-fit of the suspect.

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Knitters are needed to make tiny woolly hats to become tops for drinks bottles in a fund raising campaign for a national charity.

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Two Neale Wade students raised more than £100 for charity in memory of their grandmothers who died of cancer.

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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.

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The Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is now an official body.

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Cycling should be encouraged in Fenland by setting aside £20 a head to create cycle areas and 20mph urban zones to make it safer for people on bikes, according to a charity.

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A 17-year-old girl from Wisbech, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court today (March 3) for sentencing.

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