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News14 mins ago

£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
News16 hours ago

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.
Crime20 hours 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.
Crime22 hours 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.
News23 hours ago

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
News2 days ago

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.
Crime2 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
News2 days ago

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”.
News2 days ago

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.
News2 days ago

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”
News3 days ago

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
News3 days ago

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.
News3 days ago

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.
News4 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.
News4 days ago

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 Council4 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
Things To Do4 days ago

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.
News4 days ago

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
News5 days ago

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
News5 days ago

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.
News5 days ago

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 Do5 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
Crime5 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'

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
News6 days ago

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).
News6 days ago

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.
News6 days ago

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
News6 days ago

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
News7 days ago

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

James Clark of March, Cambridgeshire, was jailed today for indecently assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s. James Clark of March, Cambridgeshire, was jailed today for indecently assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s.
Crime7 days ago

Retired bus driver, 72, from Fenland jailed for historic indecency offences

Clark, of Noble Gardens, March, was given a 42-month sentence

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.
Breaking7 days ago

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