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News3 days ago

Thorney Park Farm, the home of Open Farm and Vintage Weekend

Open Farm Sunday started back in 2006 and is promoted by LEAF to connect farmers with their customers. Park Farm...

Cambridge City Foodbank volunteer team at the Asda collection drive Cambridge City Foodbank volunteer team at the Asda collection drive
News3 days ago

Asda collection provides lifeline to Cambridge foodbank

Asda stepped in to help after a foodbank was hit by a decline in donations. Cambridge City Foodbank was invited...

Celebrated horn player Ben Goldscheider Celebrated horn player Ben Goldscheider
News4 days ago

World premiere concert performance of ‘The Fens’ coming to Peterborough

Celebrated horn player Ben Goldscheider joins Brother Tree Sound for an evening of Nineteenth-Century classics and a world premiere on...

Armed police out in Peterborough today and gave chase prior to arrest in Broadway. PHOTO: Terry Harris Armed police out in Peterborough today and gave chase prior to arrest in Broadway. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News6 days ago

Armed police arrest man in Broadway, Peterborough

Police make arrest outside Tesco Extra, Broadway

Police at the scene of a drugs raid at Harrier Way, Eagle Business Park, Yaxley. More than 2,000 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of £1m, were discovered PHOTO: Terry Harris Police at the scene of a drugs raid at Harrier Way, Eagle Business Park, Yaxley. More than 2,000 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of £1m, were discovered PHOTO: Terry Harris
News1 week ago

EXCLUSIVE: Video from inside £1m Peterborough cannabis factory

Two arrests after Yaxley cannabis factory raid

Scene at the Lamb Hotel, Ely, as fire crews called to tackle tumble dryer fire. PHOTO: CambsNews reader David Scene at the Lamb Hotel, Ely, as fire crews called to tackle tumble dryer fire. PHOTO: CambsNews reader David
News1 week ago

Lamb Hotel, Ely, evacuated after tumble dryer catches fire

The alarm was raised shortly after 10am yesterday

It was back to business shortly afterwards for Lidl distribution centre in Peterborough after solar panels caught fire. 11 fire engines and around 40 firefighters, as well as a water carrier and an aerial appliance, were quickly on the scene. PHOTO: Terry Harris It was back to business shortly afterwards for Lidl distribution centre in Peterborough after solar panels caught fire. 11 fire engines and around 40 firefighters, as well as a water carrier and an aerial appliance, were quickly on the scene. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News1 week ago

£999 Lidl gift to firefighters charity for saving £70m Peterborough warehouse

The cheque was handed over at Stanground Fire Station

The new Wisbech Free school will be run by the Brooke Weston Trust, which also runs the Thomas Clarkson Academy (above), and is expected to be fully operational by 2026. The new Wisbech Free school will be run by the Brooke Weston Trust, which also runs the Thomas Clarkson Academy (above), and is expected to be fully operational by 2026.
News1 week ago

Parents given a week to apply for places at new Wisbech school

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 June

Mark Smith, 41, was arrested in The Village in Orton Longueville, Peterborough, on 30 May as he was wanted for numerous thefts from shops around Orton between 16 May and 28 May and being in breach of his CBO twice. Mark Smith, 41, was arrested in The Village in Orton Longueville, Peterborough, on 30 May as he was wanted for numerous thefts from shops around Orton between 16 May and 28 May and being in breach of his CBO twice.
News1 week ago

Peterborough: Pepsi Max, chocolate and washing pod thief jailed

Mark Smith arrested in The Village in Orton Longueville

Dermott Rowan celebrating his 90th birthday with his wife: the couple have now been together for 70 years and married for 68 Dermott Rowan celebrating his 90th birthday with his wife: the couple have now been together for 70 years and married for 68
News1 week ago

Former hotel manager Dermott celebrates a special birthday at Waterbeach

The couple have been together for 70 years and married for 68

Police at the scene of a drugs raid at Harrier Way, Eagle Business Park, Yaxley. PHOTO: Terry Harris Police at the scene of a drugs raid at Harrier Way, Eagle Business Park, Yaxley. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News1 week ago

Drugs raid at Yaxley near Peterborough industrial unit

The unit had previously been home to a gym

James Palmer, former East Cambs Council leader and first devolved mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is chair of Eastern Powerhouse James Palmer, former East Cambs Council leader and first devolved mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is chair of Eastern Powerhouse
News1 week ago

No mention of Wisbech rail in 32-page Eastern Powerhouse election ‘manifesto’

Manifesto calls for single elected Mayor or 'Governor' for the East

At Cambridge Crown Court, Darren Stapleton, of Beachampstead Road, Great Staughton, near St Neots, was sentenced to four years in prison and a further two on licence. At Cambridge Crown Court, Darren Stapleton, of Beachampstead Road, Great Staughton, near St Neots, was sentenced to four years in prison and a further two on licence.
News1 week ago

Undercover cops pose as young girls to snare Cambridgeshire paedophile

Paedophile stored 126 indecent images of children and 463 images of bestiality

A closure order was issued to 26 Militia Way today (5 June) after a successful application from East Cambridgeshire neighbourhood officers to Peterborough magistrates’ court. A closure order was issued to 26 Militia Way today (5 June) after a successful application from East Cambridgeshire neighbourhood officers to Peterborough magistrates’ court.
News1 week ago

Visitors to Ely house risk arrest after police get court order

Police use Anti-Social Behaviour and Policing Act 2014

Mayor Nik Johnson at today’s Combined Authority meeting where he declined to expand on which ‘external independent organisations’ he has approached in his bid to investigate a housing scheme. Mayor Nik Johnson at today’s Combined Authority meeting where he declined to expand on which ‘external independent organisations’ he has approached in his bid to investigate a housing scheme.
News1 week ago

Mayor Nik Johnson claims predecessor ‘improperly submitted’ community benefit support letter for 115 homes

Save Wilburton from Over Development campaigned against the 115 homes

Labour launch in Peterborough: Candidates Andrew Pakes and Sam Carling with Labour supporters outside the Lido, Peterborough, on Saturday. PHOTO: Terry Harris Labour launch in Peterborough: Candidates Andrew Pakes and Sam Carling with Labour supporters outside the Lido, Peterborough, on Saturday. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News1 week ago

Conservatives 4, Labour 3, Lib Dem 1– YouGov projection for Cambridgeshire

YouGov projects 422 Labour wins a 'result beyond landslide territory'

Sexual predator Grant Brownlow of March, Cambridgeshire, was jailed for four and a half years, to serve half with the remaining term on licence. He will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Sexual predator Grant Brownlow of March, Cambridgeshire, was jailed for four and a half years, to serve half with the remaining term on licence. He will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Crime1 week ago

Paedophile hunters expose Fenland sexual predator

Independent Voices Stings describe Grant Brownlow of March as 'vile'

Mayor Dr Nik Johnson chairs the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority that will discuss a training programme for members that includes speed reading and retention training. Mayor Dr Nik Johnson chairs the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority that will discuss a training programme for members that includes speed reading and retention training.
News2 weeks ago

Speed reading and retention training on offer to Combined Authority members

Invite asks to 'have either a chopstick (yes, really!) or a sharpened pencil handy'

An album of more than 230 postcards sent from a stamp collector in Tokyo. BATEMANS AUCTIONEERS, Stamford Picture by Terry Harris / Bav Media. An album of more than 230 postcards sent from a stamp collector in Tokyo. BATEMANS AUCTIONEERS, Stamford Picture by Terry Harris / Bav Media.
News2 weeks ago

Postcards from early 20th century offer wonderful insight into Japan and UK friendship

Stephen Drake, an auctioneer at Bateman’s said: “'t’s an absolutely incredible collection'

Time now for a touch of ‘the good life’ for Cambridgeshire couple Graeme White and his wife, Katherine, after winning £1m on the National Lottery Time now for a touch of ‘the good life’ for Cambridgeshire couple Graeme White and his wife, Katherine, after winning £1m on the National Lottery
News2 weeks ago

WATCH: Disbelief turns to joy for Cambridgeshire couple who scoop £1m lottery win

'Things like this don’t happen to people like us, it just couldn’t be real'

Jill Stimpson and other clergy at the celebration of her being appointed as associate priest for Haddenham, Wilburton, Witchford and Wentworth. From lefty: Katrina Myers, The Ven Richard Harlow, Rev Jill Stimpson, Rev Canon Mark Haworth and David Ogilvie. Jill Stimpson and other clergy at the celebration of her being appointed as associate priest for Haddenham, Wilburton, Witchford and Wentworth. From lefty: Katrina Myers, The Ven Richard Harlow, Rev Jill Stimpson, Rev Canon Mark Haworth and David Ogilvie.
News2 weeks ago

Haddenham, Wilburton, Witchford and Wentworth now have additional priest

Jill is also chaplain at the Diocesan of Ely's new offices

CPRE posted this earlier this year with the caption: ‘Planning madness! The government’s ambitions to build 150,000 or more homes in and around Cambridge over the next 20 years is sheer folly. Flood risk, climate change and the need to protect our precious farmland so that we can feed ourselves are just some of our concerns regarding development on this scale in and around the Cambridge area’ CPRE posted this earlier this year with the caption: ‘Planning madness! The government’s ambitions to build 150,000 or more homes in and around Cambridge over the next 20 years is sheer folly. Flood risk, climate change and the need to protect our precious farmland so that we can feed ourselves are just some of our concerns regarding development on this scale in and around the Cambridge area’
News2 weeks ago

OPINION: There are places that merit levelling up investment – Cambridge is already on the level

Politicians should not be trying to create a Cambridge cluster

Mayor Dr Nik Johnson (right) in Peterborough yesterday with Andrew Pakes, Labour candidate for Peterborough at the general election. Dr Johnson chairs the Combined Authority meeting on June 5 that is expected to kick start community land trust probe. PHOTO: Terry Harris Mayor Dr Nik Johnson (right) in Peterborough yesterday with Andrew Pakes, Labour candidate for Peterborough at the general election. Dr Johnson chairs the Combined Authority meeting on June 5 that is expected to kick start community land trust probe. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News2 weeks ago

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to probe controversial housing scheme

Save Wilburton from Over Development prompt CAPCA inquiry

Fenland Council leader Chris Boden facing a challenge over his ‘selection’ as a member of the Wisbech Town Board that will decide how to spend a Government grant of £20m Fenland Council leader Chris Boden facing a challenge over his ‘selection’ as a member of the Wisbech Town Board that will decide how to spend a Government grant of £20m
News2 weeks ago

Gloves are off over who decides how £20m awarded to Wisbech is spent

Cllr Chris Boden will require Wisbech appointment to be ratified by Combined Authority

News2 weeks ago

WATCH: Shadow Minister Peter Kyle praises ‘cutting edge’ Peterborough green technology centre

Peterborough College is a newly designated Google Reference College

Cllr David Patrick who is standing as an Independent candidate for NE Cambs in the forthcoming General Election Cllr David Patrick who is standing as an Independent candidate for NE Cambs in the forthcoming General Election
News2 weeks ago

OPINION: An independent voice is desperately needed in NE Cambridgeshire

Cllr David Patrick is standing as an Independent candidate for NE Cambs

Sean Maher, of Welford Place, Wittering, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday (28 May) where he was sentenced to three years in prison Sean Maher, of Welford Place, Wittering, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday (28 May) where he was sentenced to three years in prison
News2 weeks ago

WATCH: Video doorbells and CCTV catch house-to-house Peterborough burglar

'Maher is a prolific offender with 24 previous convictions dating back to 1999'

Henbrook House in St Neots took resident Fred Dawson for a visit to RAF Hendon. Fred is a lifelong enthusiast for WWII aircraft who sadly struggles to study the subject due to visual impairment caused by macular degeneration. Henbrook House in St Neots took resident Fred Dawson for a visit to RAF Hendon. Fred is a lifelong enthusiast for WWII aircraft who sadly struggles to study the subject due to visual impairment caused by macular degeneration.
News2 weeks ago

World War 2 aircraft fanatic Fred Dawson enjoys day out to remember

'Seeing their happiness and excitement is incredibly rewarding'

Vareesh Pratap is president (post graduate) and major union officer and is part of a student led movement to fix what they see as a broken and unfair system within the university. Vareesh Pratap is president (post graduate) and major union officer and is part of a student led movement to fix what they see as a broken and unfair system within the university.
News2 weeks ago

‘Gandhian-style’ peaceful protest at Cambridge University enters 3rd week

Vareesh Pratap has been on dry fasting for over two weeks

David Chalmers, out campaigning, is the Liberal Democrat candidate for NE Cambridgeshire. David Chalmers, out campaigning, is the Liberal Democrat candidate for NE Cambridgeshire.
News2 weeks ago

Liberal Democrats claim £400m incinerator inflicted on Wisbech ‘by stealth’

'No Government should treat local residents with such disrespect'