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Cllr Anna Bailey, the Conservative leader of East Cambridgeshire Council, a car fanatic, and general pain in the side to the rainbow alliance at Shire Hall and to the functioning of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. Cllr Anna Bailey, the Conservative leader of East Cambridgeshire Council, a car fanatic, and general pain in the side to the rainbow alliance at Shire Hall and to the functioning of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
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Anna Bailey fumes at 20mph limit for Ely but her own council welcomes ‘cleaner air and safer travel’

East Cambs Council tweeted: 'These changes will help create a more accessible environment for everyone in Ely'

One of Britain’s most celebrated actors, Warwick Davis, has tweeted of his efforts to reach a parking fine on his windscreen – ‘life imitating art’ as he put in PHOTO: Terry Harris One of Britain’s most celebrated actors, Warwick Davis, has tweeted of his efforts to reach a parking fine on his windscreen – ‘life imitating art’ as he put in PHOTO: Terry Harris
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Warwick Davis finds ‘life imitates art’ as he stretches to reach parking ticket

Warwick Davis 'it made me chuckle, taking the sting out of the fine!'

Drop The Dead Donkey is at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, March 2. Then touring. Drop The Dead Donkey is at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, March 2. Then touring.
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REVIEW: Drop the Dead Donkey ‘just as devious, just as cynical is hysterical’

Drop The Dead Donkey is at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, March 2

Cllr Ryan Fuller enjoying a dinner -a few years ago- where the main speaker was Jacob Rees Mogg Cllr Ryan Fuller enjoying a dinner -a few years ago- where the main speaker was Jacob Rees Mogg
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WATCH: Cambs county councillor accused of living 6,000 miles away in Thailand but still drawing £11,500 a year

'Sà wàtdii kráp is the polite way to address people from Thailand' says Labour councillor

CRASH AFTERMATH: After overtaking the Range Rover and when passing the lorry, Asim Bashir collided head-on with a red Ford Fiesta being driven in the opposite direction by Christopher Hunt, 33, of Uppingham. CRASH AFTERMATH: After overtaking the Range Rover and when passing the lorry, Asim Bashir collided head-on with a red Ford Fiesta being driven in the opposite direction by Christopher Hunt, 33, of Uppingham.
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Cambridgeshire crash left one man dead and family members injured

The four-year-old now needs to use a wheelchair as a consequence of his injuries

Site for massive Wisbech incinerator ,  Wisbech Saturday 24 February 2024. Picture by Terry Harris. Site for massive Wisbech incinerator ,  Wisbech Saturday 24 February 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.
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Fenland Council hits the panic button to stop £450m Wisbech incinerator

Fenland District Council to turn to WisWIN and UKWIN for help.

Cllr Chris Boden said that Cambridgeshire “is one of the least successful counties” across the country in supporting learning disability adults into employment. Cllr Chris Boden said that Cambridgeshire “is one of the least successful counties” across the country in supporting learning disability adults into employment.
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Cambridgeshire ‘one of the least successful counties’ in finding jobs for adults with learning disabilities

Cambridgeshire almost 50 per cent worse than the national average in ensuring learning disability adults get paid work

A glimpse of what to expect if you sign up for the Aquafest raft race in Ely on July 7 A glimpse of what to expect if you sign up for the Aquafest raft race in Ely on July 7
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Start thinking about building a raft now says Ely Rotary Clubs

The message is: If you are a business or a charity– build a raft or get a stall at Aquafest

The ten-minute film was shot around Coventry and Rugby over four days and on a tiny budget: the film has been praised by young fans and seasoned media professionals. The ten-minute film was shot around Coventry and Rugby over four days and on a tiny budget: the film has been praised by young fans and seasoned media professionals.
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WATCH: Film by 19-year-old Cambridgeshire producer viewed more than 1.1 million times in 5 days on YouTube

The film stars Ezekiel in the lead role, as well as Harrison Ola, JTA and J2Hundred.

In with the new: 3D images of the new toilet block planned for Grays Lane, March In with the new: 3D images of the new toilet block planned for Grays Lane, March
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Council changes place for Changing Places loos for Fenland town

Demolition of the old town centre loos is complete and temporary toilets are in use

Jordan Sharpin, 23, was a passenger in a black Vauxhall Astra which officers stopped after noticing the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt Jordan Sharpin, 23, was a passenger in a black Vauxhall Astra which officers stopped after noticing the driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt
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Wisbech drug dealer rues the day he didn’t tell driver to belt up

'Simple seatbelt offence' leads to discovery of a large stash of class A and B drugs.

Peterborough MP Paul Bristow shared this photo during a visit to Peterborough by Ashfield MP Lee Anderson, former deputy Conservative party chairman. Peterborough MP Paul Bristow shared this photo during a visit to Peterborough by Ashfield MP Lee Anderson, former deputy Conservative party chairman.
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Paul Bristow’s ‘buddy’ Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party over Islamic jibe

MP Paul Bristow called Lee Anderson 'a bit of common-sense working man Conservatism'

Diane Calton Smith (centre) and Alison Crouch have roles in the third annual Festival for International Women's Day being held in Wisbech on March 9 Diane Calton Smith (centre) and Alison Crouch have roles in the third annual Festival for International Women's Day being held in Wisbech on March 9
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Wisbech event will celebrate talents and achievements of Fenland women

There'll be a backdrop of craft stalls, community groups including Fenland Families and Baby Bank

Back to business: Lidl distribution centre in Peterborough today as experts began evaluating the damage from Friday’s solar panel fire. PHOTO: Terry Harris Back to business: Lidl distribution centre in Peterborough today as experts began evaluating the damage from Friday’s solar panel fire. PHOTO: Terry Harris
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Lidl makes speedy recovery from solar panel fire at £70m Peterborough depot

A major operation by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue was put in motion to contain the fire

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a child was injured in a fail-to-stop collision in Warboys this afternoon (Saturday). Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a child was injured in a fail-to-stop collision in Warboys this afternoon (Saturday).
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Girl, 12, taken to hospital after Cambridgeshire village hit-and-run

The girl suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in Cambridgeshire hit and run

Claire Coutinho, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero (right), agreed a £450m incinerator for Wisbech (outline drawing above) but 24 hours later it was withdrawn for “clarification” of her decision. Claire Coutinho, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero (right), agreed a £450m incinerator for Wisbech (outline drawing above) but 24 hours later it was withdrawn for “clarification” of her decision.
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OPINION: German company MVV will make billions at the expense of the people of Wisbech whilst polluting the atmosphere

Common sense says that this is anything but 'GREEN!'

Firefighters tackle a major garage fire in Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Earlier 60 firefighters were called after fire broke out at Lidl distribution centre at Alwalton. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters tackle a major garage fire in Lincoln Road, Peterborough. Earlier 60 firefighters were called after fire broke out at Lidl distribution centre at Alwalton. PHOTO: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
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Peterborough: Firefighters halt blaze spreading to neighbouring properties

Firefighters will be returning this morning for a reinspection

Scenes from today’s fire at the Lidl distribution depot in Peterborough. At one stage some 60 firefighters were brought in to tackle – and contain – the fire after solar panels on the roof caught fire. PHOTOS: Terry Harris for CambsNews and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Scenes from today’s fire at the Lidl distribution depot in Peterborough. At one stage some 60 firefighters were brought in to tackle – and contain – the fire after solar panels on the roof caught fire. PHOTOS: Terry Harris for CambsNews and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue
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WATCH: Fire chiefs praise their staff who fought blaze at £70m Peterborough warehouse

The fire broke out at the Lidl distribution depot next to the A1 just before 2pm

Lidl Warehouse Solar Panels on fire, Alwalton Hill, Peterborough§ Friday 23 February 2024. Picture by Terry Harris. Lidl Warehouse Solar Panels on fire, Alwalton Hill, Peterborough§ Friday 23 February 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.
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WATCH: Solar panels catch fire at £70m Lidl distribution centre in Peterborough

The 45,000 m² distribution centre spans an area equivalent to that of more than eight football pitches

Lord Dominic Johnson, the Government investment minister (right) greeting (left) Paul Carey (managing director of MWW Environment) and Dr Hansjorg Roll (chief technology officer for MVV Energie) at Westminster. “I was delighted to speak to them about their business and future opportunities which can greatly benefit the UK’s current net zero climate aim,” said Lord Johnson. Lord Dominic Johnson, the Government investment minister (right) greeting (left) Paul Carey (managing director of MWW Environment) and Dr Hansjorg Roll (chief technology officer for MVV Energie) at Westminster. “I was delighted to speak to them about their business and future opportunities which can greatly benefit the UK’s current net zero climate aim,” said Lord Johnson.
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Minister’s red-carpet welcome for German energy firm – 24 hours before approval of £450m incinerator for Wisbech

Ginny Bucknor of Wisbech Without Incineration 'shocked' and disgusted' by timing of minister's meeting

Police searching for missing David Cross, 35, have discovered the body of a man in the river in South Brink, near Wisbech. Police searching for missing David Cross, 35, have discovered the body of a man in the river in South Brink, near Wisbech.
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Body found in hunt for missing Wisbech man David Cross

He was reported missing on Sunday, February 4 by staff at the Ferry Project, Wisbech

East Cambs council leader Anna Bailey (left) faced questions at this week’s council meeting from Cllr Mike Goodearl (right) about bus cuts affecting Littleport and from Cllr Lucius Vellacott requesting bus services to Wicken. East Cambs council leader Anna Bailey (left) faced questions at this week’s council meeting from Cllr Mike Goodearl (right) about bus cuts affecting Littleport and from Cllr Lucius Vellacott requesting bus services to Wicken.
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Residents fury as Stagecoach axe off-peak services from Littleport to Ely

Buses also featured in a question to the leader from Soham councillor Lucius Vellacott

David Cross, of South Brink, Wisbech was last seen on CCTV at 11.24pm on January 31 in the passageway by Nene Terrace, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire David Cross, of South Brink, Wisbech was last seen on CCTV at 11.24pm on January 31 in the passageway by Nene Terrace, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
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Fears grow missing Wisbech man ‘may have come to harm’

DI Rich Stott said: 'We are extremely concerned about David’s whereabouts'

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Lead Cabinet Member for Resources, Cllr John Williams, said: “Our four-day week trial is about improving the consistency of services to residents and businesses – by helping us attract and keep hold of talented staff in a hugely competitive job market.” South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Lead Cabinet Member for Resources, Cllr John Williams, said: “Our four-day week trial is about improving the consistency of services to residents and businesses – by helping us attract and keep hold of talented staff in a hugely competitive job market.”
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South Cambridgeshire council basks in £434,000 of savings following 4-day week trial

'The Bennett Institute noted however that not a single area of performance fell to a concerning level during the trial'

Claire Coutinho, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero (right), agreed a £450m incinerator for Wisbech (outline drawing above) yesterday but today it was withdrawn for “clarification” of her decision. Claire Coutinho, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero (right), agreed a £450m incinerator for Wisbech (outline drawing above) yesterday but today it was withdrawn for “clarification” of her decision.
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Go ahead for £450m Wisbech incinerator pulled for ‘clarification’

Fenland Council is expected to pass a motion on Monday that includes inviting Claire Coutinho to visit Fenland

2019: MP Steve Barclay visits Algores Way, Wisbech, to highlight his campaign to stop a mega incinerator being built there. As we learnt yesterday, the campaign failed. 2019: MP Steve Barclay visits Algores Way, Wisbech, to highlight his campaign to stop a mega incinerator being built there. As we learnt yesterday, the campaign failed.
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EXCLUSIVE: Tories in turmoil after Government approves mega incinerator for Wisbech

These are extraordinary times in Fenland

One of many protests organised by WisWIN to stop the incinerator from being built in Wisbech One of many protests organised by WisWIN to stop the incinerator from being built in Wisbech
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Tory councillor warns of ‘dark day for Wisbech’ after MP Steve Barclay fails to halt Wisbech incinerator

Tory councillor 'ashamed that the Government felt this was the right result'

Cllr Keith Prentice is yet to publicly give reasons for his switch to the Independents, but it will be another blow for the Conservatives ahead of a crucial General Election Cllr Keith Prentice is yet to publicly give reasons for his switch to the Independents, but it will be another blow for the Conservatives ahead of a crucial General Election
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What another one! Cllr Keith Prentice quits Tory group on Cambridgeshire County Council

Cllr Prentice is yet to publicly give reasons for his switch

WisWIN took their protest to Parliament and to meet MP Steve Barclay WisWIN took their protest to Parliament and to meet MP Steve Barclay
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Government ‘green light’ for £450m Wisbech energy from waste incinerator

Thousands have protested against the incinerator, not least NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay

Cllr Steve Count, challenging the council’s budget proposals across a swathe of issues, homed in on the voucher scheme during a meeting of the strategy and resources committee. Cllr Steve Count, challenging the council’s budget proposals across a swathe of issues, homed in on the voucher scheme during a meeting of the strategy and resources committee.
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Cambridgeshire County Council opposition Tory leader questions holiday food vouchers for needy families

' I do think that there's a certain amount of responsibility for parents having their own children’