A different picture has emerged of George Leech, the 20-year-old sentenced for a £214,000 fraud, and that is of a troubled teenager who lost his mother to cancer at an early stage and went on to raise money for charity in her memory.

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Mayor James Palmer says news that both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council received maximum additional grants from the Government for road maintenance is down to devolution and the combined authority.

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Yesterday, 13:16

A teenager stabbed her boyfriend through the heart in a “fit of anger” following an argument on a night out.

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Yesterday, 18:50

Early morning commuters and dog walkers were confronted with offensive graffiti painted across an Ely park early today.

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Wed, 12:29

Arsonists struck at a Wisbech store early today causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

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Tue, 15:30

There was a huge turnout for evensong at Ely Cathedral on Easter Sunday as Paul Trepte retired after nearly 30 years as organist and director of music.

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Tue, 11:14

A man who assaulted another man in Ely, causing a bleed to the victim’s brain, has been jailed for 12 months.

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Tue, 11:01

The former R Us store in Peterborough was destroyed by fire late last night (Monday) and it took fire crews five hours to tackle it.

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Mon, 15:34

A police sergeant admitted that his team simply couldn’t gather enough evidence to prosecute two offenders they suspect had committed at least 30 burglaries and crimes in recent weeks in Chatteris and Doddington.

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Mon, 12:18

The start of spring heralds the end of the season for March Camera Club who have released their annual ‘honours list’ of members and their achievement.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

With 12 councillors being elected without a vote being cast, Fenland tops the list of the Electoral Reform Society’s ‘rotten boroughs’.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

A Cambridgeshire woman has spoken of the moment two years ago when she was diagnosed with MS – and her gratitude for the charity that has supported her.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The 11-strong planning committee of East Cambridgeshire District Council, that includes two members standing down eight days later, will decide the fate on April 24 of the hotly disputed proposal to build 500 homes at Kennett.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pupils at a Wisbech school followed in some famous footsteps – not least Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp – with their latest production.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cambridgeshire NSPCC has issued guidelines for parents and carers with children uncertain about their sexuality.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wisbech Town Council agreed last night they would campaign for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Archbishop of Canterbury described his three day visit to the Diocese of Peterborough as “amazing”.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Twelve eventually became two as a group of tennis players from Wisbech got together for an informal competition.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Runners from March AC completed varying miles and varying terrains throughout England and Scotland this weekend, collecting PB’s along the way.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Three people - all believed to be from the same family -died in a collision on the Fletton Parkway, Peterborough, just after midnight today (Sunday, April 14).

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

A Cambridge college refused to take no for an answer and has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to allow it to build 95 homes in March.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

A trustee of the charity that runs the Empress swimming pool in Chatteris said today he was “totally surprised” to learn that the owners had put it up for sale for £500,000.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

A gated bungalow built in the countryside without planning permission could become lawful if Fenland District Council accepts an application for a lawful development certificate.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A Fenland village has been rocked by the death of community stalwart Martyn Dent whose body was recovered from the Sixteen Foot Bank at Stonea on Monday.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NE Cambs MP and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay and SW Norfolk MP Liz Truss are among 10 cabinet ministers reported to be considering a bid to become prime minister should Theresa May stand down.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

A flurry of protest letters – at the last count more than 140 – and all signed by villagers destroyed any lingering notion of ‘overwhelming support’ for 500 homes at Kennett.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Amey wants a public inquiry into an energy from waste plant at Waterbeach after telling the county council it remains ‘surprised and disappointed’ at being turned down.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Ely racer Mark Murfitt enjoyed a winning start to the season with a double victory in the Britcar Endurance Series at Silverstone last Saturday.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

The wreckage of a boat that was one of 850 that helped evacuate Dunkirk during the Second World War has been removed by the Environment Agency after it was sadly left to sink in the River Lark, Cambridgeshire.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Transport provider FACT has thrown in the towel and will scrap its commercial arm and revert back to community buses only.

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