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Peterborough City Council says ‘a surprising number of council operate hotels, including Hilton hotels’. It says it is seeking professional advice from those with direct experience to help support them as they attempt a rescue bid for the unfinished Hilton (above) in Peterborough. PHOTO: Terry Harris Peterborough City Council says ‘a surprising number of council operate hotels, including Hilton hotels’. It says it is seeking professional advice from those with direct experience to help support them as they attempt a rescue bid for the unfinished Hilton (above) in Peterborough. PHOTO: Terry Harris
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SPECIAL REPORT: Peterborough City Council’s throw of the dice to save ‘heartbreak hotel’

Peterborough City Council – like a handful of other councils across the country – could end up owning a major...

A white Mercedes had hit a stationary parked vehicle that had been party left in the carriageway with no lights on. A white Mercedes had hit a stationary parked vehicle that had been party left in the carriageway with no lights on.
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Mercedes close to ending up in river after Fenland crash

The crash happened on Tydd road on Cambridgeshire border

Cllr Rob Pitt is a former senior military officer. He served in Iraq, Afghanistan, The Falklands and on Counter Violent Extremist Operations in Africa. Cllr Rob Pitt is a former senior military officer. He served in Iraq, Afghanistan, The Falklands and on Counter Violent Extremist Operations in Africa.
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Former military veteran turned Ely councillor Rob Pitt resigns

'I am sorry not to be able to continue in the role' said Cllr Rob Pitt

Norfolk Police revealed tonight that a man from King’s Lynn has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Hockwold, Norfolk Norfolk Police revealed tonight that a man from King’s Lynn has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Hockwold, Norfolk
Crime2 days ago

Stabbing victim, 80, transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Ashley Francis, 26, of King’s Lynn has been charged with attempted murder.

Peterborough City Council says RACC has also been found in the regional fitness and swimming centre but as this is currently closed for asbestos removal “there is no date for reopening at this stage”. Peterborough City Council says RACC has also been found in the regional fitness and swimming centre but as this is currently closed for asbestos removal “there is no date for reopening at this stage”.
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£26m repair bill final nail in the coffin for Peterborough swimming pool

It is estimated that a new facility could open in 2028. 

Peter Williams Manchetts operations manager, Jerome Mitchell MAN network manager, Eva Evans MAN head of network and strategic development, Robert Manchett director, Aaron Woods Manchetts operations manager at Sleaford. Peter Williams Manchetts operations manager, Jerome Mitchell MAN network manager, Eva Evans MAN head of network and strategic development, Robert Manchett director, Aaron Woods Manchetts operations manager at Sleaford.
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Manchetts of Cambridgeshire expand with Sleaford acquisition of HGV workshops

Manchetts has a rich history dating back to 1961 in Burwell

Mayor Dr Nik Johnson: ‘I am absolutely committed to improving buses. They are the lifeblood of our community. But we also need your help. The more frequently you use the buses, the more commercially viable they become, and we can reduce our subsidies’. Mayor Dr Nik Johnson: ‘I am absolutely committed to improving buses. They are the lifeblood of our community. But we also need your help. The more frequently you use the buses, the more commercially viable they become, and we can reduce our subsidies’.
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Fenland Council accuses Mayor Johnson of ‘crumbs from the table’ bus service funding

Cllr Steve Count said the ‘strategy’ being offered by the Combined Authority was in reality a 'wish list'

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£1million raised by Peterborough group for children’s charity

Since its inception in 1996, the Peterborough committee has been at the forefront of fundraising initiatives

Early visuals of the new crematorium at Mepal that will cost East Cambridgeshire District Council at least £9m Early visuals of the new crematorium at Mepal that will cost East Cambridgeshire District Council at least £9m
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Cambridgeshire council faces down ‘vicious price war’, ‘white elephant’ and ‘cartel collusion’ claims over £9m crematorium

Council warned to expect Fenland Crematorium owners to hit back by reducing fees

Police have been at the scene of the break in at Underwoods The Jewellers in Darling Mews, Ramsey, throughout the day. Police have been at the scene of the break in at Underwoods The Jewellers in Darling Mews, Ramsey, throughout the day.
Crime3 days ago

Burglars raid Cambridgeshire jewellers – one man in custody

Raiders stole a fair bit' and 'made a lot of mess inside'

Bailey was sentenced to two years and two months in prison after previously pleading guilty to three counts of a care worker engaging in sexual activity with a mentally disordered female. Bailey was sentenced to two years and two months in prison after previously pleading guilty to three counts of a care worker engaging in sexual activity with a mentally disordered female.
Crime3 days ago

‘Very caring’ Peterborough GP jailed for sex with vulnerable patient

Francis Bailey was a trusted doctor 'abused his position of power for his own sexual gratification'

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'

Flashback to May 2019 and then Secretary of State and MP Jeremy Hunt (now of course Chancellor) visits Peterborough to support Conservative candidate Paul Bristow. Conservative Association HQ, Peterborough Thursday 30 May 2019. Picture by Terry Harris Flashback to May 2019 and then Secretary of State and MP Jeremy Hunt (now of course Chancellor) visits Peterborough to support Conservative candidate Paul Bristow. Conservative Association HQ, Peterborough Thursday 30 May 2019. Picture by Terry Harris
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OPINION: MP Paul Bristow ‘plays up the fears of many and offers a distorted picture of life in Peterborough’

MP Paul Bristow is not the sort of chap to go down without a fight, however much mud he throws

CCTV in Cambridge spotted Kashton Henry dealing drugs from his underpants. A court gave him a kick in the pants by jailing him for more than 2 years. CCTV in Cambridge spotted Kashton Henry dealing drugs from his underpants. A court gave him a kick in the pants by jailing him for more than 2 years.
Crime4 days ago

WATCH: Cambridge dealer – so to speak – caught with his pants down

End of the line for 'smarty pants' Cambridge drug dealer

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!'

Algores Way, Wisbech, ticked all the boxes “and the applicant concluded that the EfW CHP facility site was suitable and that following the completion of the site selection process, the consideration of specific alternative locations for the EfW CHP facility was not necessary”. Algores Way, Wisbech, ticked all the boxes “and the applicant concluded that the EfW CHP facility site was suitable and that following the completion of the site selection process, the consideration of specific alternative locations for the EfW CHP facility was not necessary”.
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SPECIAL REPORT: £450m mega incinerator for Wisbech ‘a hideous imposition on a Fenland community’

MP Steve Barclay described the Medworth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility as a “flawed scheme”

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 Lorna Dupre: “When we ask an independent panel to meet and consider the situation and make some recommendations, I tend to take the view that we should listen to what they say” Cllr Lorna Dupre: “When we ask an independent panel to meet and consider the situation and make some recommendations, I tend to take the view that we should listen to what they say”
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Cambridgeshire Tory leader Steve Count under fire for attack on councillor allowances

Cllr Lorna Dupre reminded Cllr Steve Count of what he had done in 2017 after becoming county council leader

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.
News6 days ago

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

Cllr Firouz Chapman reminds councillors there has been a 70 per cent rise in just 4 years of those eligible for free school meals Cllr Firouz Chapman reminds councillors there has been a 70 per cent rise in just 4 years of those eligible for free school meals
Cambridgeshire County Council6 days ago

Councillor points to ‘harsh reality of poverty and inequality’ across Cambridgeshire

The number of free school meals has risen from some 12,000 to in 2020 to 21,000 today

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
Things To Do7 days ago

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

Prolific shoplifter Karl Jones with more than 50 theft convictions has been sent to prison and banned from 14 shops Prolific shoplifter Karl Jones with more than 50 theft convictions has been sent to prison and banned from 14 shops
Crime7 days ago

‘Dangerous’ man jailed for 6 years for knifepoint robbery and multiple shoplifting offences

'Jones is a dangerous man and I’m pleased that he is now off our streets'