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Fri, 11:43

It is one of the jewels in the Fenland crown – the sprawling bird watching, fossil hunting, and pond dipping Kings Dyke Nature Reserve – and now a trio of local councils have decided its time to plan its future.

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Four Cambridgeshire criminals have been made to pay back almost £500,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) following investigations by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

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Cambs Police have issued a warning on social media to “drive carefully” after many Fenland roads are covered in ice.

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A Wisbech man was ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid community work and pay costs of over £3,000 after being found guilty of selling counterfeit cigarettes from his Wisbech shop.

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Ned was born at 28 weeks weighing just 1.2kilos

He had a life-threatening grade four bleed on the brain, sepsis and needed resuscitating and ventilating.

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Thousands more people could be encouraged to get fit if funding is successful to continue a pioneering active lifestyle project.

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One of the first jobs of newly elected justice minister Lucy Frazer, the MP for SE Cambs, has been to announce the possible closure of Cambridge magistrates’ court.

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One of America’s most powerful and influential think tanks – the non profit making Brookings Institute – has invited Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer to an international gathering of metropolitan and regional mayors in Washington DC next week.

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Four Cambridgeshire criminals have been made to pay back almost half a million pounds worth of money following an investigation by a special police unit.

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A lottery set up and run by Cambridgeshire County Council could boost income for many deserving local causes, says a report to a county council committee next Tuesday.

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Crowds flocked from around the world for the 39th Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival.

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A 22 year old March man has been remanded in custody charged with grievous bodily harm in a stabbing incident at the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival.

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Meet potty-mouthed comedian Stephen Bailey, who supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Éclair on their recent sell-out UK tours. He is coming to the Cambridge Junction on January 27.

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A couple who have been running auctions for three years with community support have been banned from using Lakes End Village Hall.

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A Witchford woman who has cared for her granddad for the last eight years will face her fear of heights to raise money for the Alzheimer’s SocietY.

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Council leader John Clark shocked colleagues tonight by resigning his position at Fenland District Council.

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An agricultural expert is warning of the hidden cost’ of fly tipping, after it was revealed that councils in the eastern region have spent more than £4 million on cleaning up in just 12 months.

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Eleven litter louts who ignored on-the-spot fines for dropping rubbish on Fenland’s streets have been taken to court and ordered to pay five times more than the original penalty.

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A Wisbech couple will share their special day with the Royals forever after realising they are tying the knot on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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A successful charity darts tournament comes to March again for the eighth year running to raise money for the oncology department at Peterborough City Hospital.

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A March policeman who sparked an emergency when he went missing (he was getting a kebab at the time) and used a police car to drive his wife home, has been sacked.

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A new report recommends a £500 million transport upgrade for travel between Ely and Cambridge - including dualling of the A10.

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Mayor James Palmer has called for Corporation Tax to be slashed to 10 per cent to enable Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to attract investment.

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A meeting between the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Cambridgeshire and the Police and Crime Commissioner was held to discuss issues affecting small businesses.

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Councillor Ray Bisby has started his role in office as deputy police and crime commissioner.

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Twelve years after Wickes first considered moving to Wisbech, their new 25,000 square feet store – offering jobs for up to 40 people – is set to open next month.

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A 17-year-old boy is to appear in court today in connection with a stabbing in Peterborough.

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Six hundred runners took part in the sold-out race, staged by by Ely Runners, which has been held in Little Downham annually since 2001.

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Two Cambridgeshire women have shared their experiences of quitting smoking following a warning from Public Health England that cigarette poisons travel to organs in just seconds.

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Upgrades to the A10 and the A47 were on the agenda when Mayor James Palmer, accompanied by his new transport portfolio holder Councillor John Clark, met roads minister John Hayes.

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