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Yesterday, 16:13

A man who repeatedly dialled 999 and belched down the phone line at police call handlers to alleviate his boredom has been jailed for 24 weeks.

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Archant, parent company of the Cambs Times, Wisbech Standard, Hunts Post and Ely Standard, is set to launch a Peterborough news website with the creation of five new jobs - but has insisted it will not seek to compete with existing local titles there.

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Only the hardiest - arguably most foolish - motorists were still attempting to cross Wash Road, Welney, as the water level rises.

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A man smashed a vase on his girlfriend's head following a row over a social media comment.

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Police station staff were left 'feeling unwell' after a suspicious package, containing powder, was delivered to the front office.

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Two people were sent for trial following an incident in Lisle Lane, Ely in which a teenager was stabbed.

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A woman born on Armistice Day whose name reflects her parents' hope for future peace has celebrated her 101st birthday.

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A man who stole from his brother and terrorised his grandmother in Whittlesey by "intimidating and manipulating her" has escaped jail.

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Fenland District Council has reviewed the first eight months of its contract working with Peterborough City Council to provide private environmental enforcement.

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Social media messages were behind the surprise resignation of police and crime commissioner (PCC) Jason Ablewhite from his £85,000 a year role.

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A former Ely councillor - who twice fought unsuccessfully to become the county's police and crime commissioner - says Cambridgeshire has "a major problem" over the resignation of Jason Ablewhite.

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His departure was swift, almost spectacular but whatever his reason Jason Ablewhite leaves office with Conservative Party colleagues across Cambridgeshire aghast.

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An East of England Ambulance Service paramedic who has been charged with 10 sexual offences has pleaded not guilty.

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More than £3,000 was raised for charity in memory of much-loved Benwick teenager Tom Chesser.

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Jason Ablewhite has resigned.

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A man who kidnapped his one-year-old son from his ex-partner before crashing his car with his baby unrestrained on his lap has been jailed.

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A teenager was stabbed five times during a horrific incident in Ely on Saturday night.

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A man who assaulted police officers after being found in possession of a knife has been jailed.

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Great Fen Country Park in Ramsey has been revealed as one of 25 'amazing outdoor adventures' in a new guide released today by the National Lottery.

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A criminal law barrister has been announced as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for North East Cambridgeshire.

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A multi million contract to build a new rail station for Soham was signed this week with Network Rail.

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A convicted paedophile pushed a police officer to the ground, head butted him in the face and punched him, a court heard.

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March is to get a huge injection of up to 100 affordable homes to rent following a major decision by Mayor James Palmer.

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The 39 councillors on Fenland Council will not be getting an increase after they voted in agreement with an independent panel that recommended the basic allowance should stay at £4,818 a year.

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'Game on' was the rallying cry of Paul Bullen as he announced his bid, officially, to contest NE Cambs for the Brexit Party at next month's general election.

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An independent police disciplinary panel has found gross misconduct proven against a former Cambridgeshire police officer for striking a suspect on foot twice with a police car during the same incident, following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

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Fire crews across Cambridgeshire turned their stations into car washes and dug out their sponges and buckets to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

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A burglar protested to police he was drunk and just wanted somewhere to sleep when he broke into a Whittlesey house, a court heard.

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A Wisbech man narrowly escaped amputation after he crashed his car into a ditch while "appearing intoxicated", police have revealed.

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Members of the Combined Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committee have questioned contingency plans for business services and support in relation to Brexit.

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Editor's Choice

Yesterday, 15:19

Police officers and staff across Cambridgeshire were commended for bexceptional acts of selflessness, compassion and bravery at the Chief Constable's Commendations and Long Service Ceremony.

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