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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Security and Net Zero (right), agreed a £450m incinerator for Wisbech (outline drawing above) but 24 hours later it was withdrawn for “clarification” of her decision.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Security and Net Zero (right), agreed a £450m incinerator for Wisbech (outline drawing above) but 24 hours later it was withdrawn for “clarification” of her decision.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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Fire chiefs praise their staff who fought solar panel 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.
Crime18 hours 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.
Breaking18 hours ago

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'

Passing sentence, Judge Mark Bishop said Nathan Lovell (above) posed a “significant risk” to children and there was an unpredictability to his future behaviour Passing sentence, Judge Mark Bishop said Nathan Lovell (above) posed a “significant risk” to children and there was an unpredictability to his future behaviour
Crime2 days ago

15 years jail for Wisbech paedophile who targeted victims ‘in the most horrific of ways’

Nathan Lovell, of Opportune Road, Wisbech, was charged with 18 counts in total

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

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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’

Anthony Gawthrop was jailed for robbing a Co-op store in Milton Road, Cambridge. Custody photo and CCTV image shown to court of him committing the offence. Anthony Gawthrop was jailed for robbing a Co-op store in Milton Road, Cambridge. Custody photo and CCTV image shown to court of him committing the offence.
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‘Terror’ for Cambridge store worker facing knife point robber

Knife point robber flees Cambridge shop with £200

From Left: Georgia (pictured on the right) lives in Bourne, centre is Helen, of Stamford and, right, Sarah Edwards from Peterborough. All three are ready to run the London Marathon From Left: Georgia (pictured on the right) lives in Bourne, centre is Helen, of Stamford and, right, Sarah Edwards from Peterborough. All three are ready to run the London Marathon
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NHS colleagues at Peterborough hospital team up for London Marathon

Each is running the London Marathon for a different charity and has their own reason for taking part

Some of the illegal cigarettes, vapes and tobaccos seized during major operations in Peterborough since the start of the year. Some of the illegal cigarettes, vapes and tobaccos seized during major operations in Peterborough since the start of the year.
Crime4 days ago

Crackdown on gangs trading illegal cigarettes, vapes and tobacco in Peterborough

Nearly 10,000 illegal vapes, 18 kilos of tobacco and 250,000 illegal cigarettes seized in Peterborough in past year

Cat Carman, a social prescriber at the Fenland Group Practice, is a finalist in Our National Heroes Award. You can vote for her below. Cat Carman, a social prescriber at the Fenland Group Practice, is a finalist in Our National Heroes Award. You can vote for her below.
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Fenland GP surgery staff member finalist in Our Health Heroes national award

One notable example saw Cat help house an army veteran who was sleeping rough

James Caulfield, 39, of High Street, Ramsey, pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a knife in a public place James Caulfield, 39, of High Street, Ramsey, pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a knife in a public place
Crime5 days ago

WATCH: Pole waving ‘prolific criminal’ jailed

'James Caulfield is a prolific criminal who has caused misery within the community with his unpredictable behaviour'

Shortly after being attacked and robbed, a brave shopworker is seen hitting back at her attacker outside her shop. IMAGE: Cambs Police Shortly after being attacked and robbed, a brave shopworker is seen hitting back at her attacker outside her shop. IMAGE: Cambs Police
Crime5 days ago

WATCH: ‘Take that’ the brave shopworker who fought back at Peterborough robber

When robber left the shop, the victim defended herself with her shoe, trying to hit him.

Steve Barclay, the MP for NE Cambs, whose 29,993 majority in 2019 (72.5 per cent share of the poll) would be shaken and stirred but still likely to be insurmountable. Steve Barclay, the MP for NE Cambs, whose 29,993 majority in 2019 (72.5 per cent share of the poll) would be shaken and stirred but still likely to be insurmountable.
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Steve Barclay could be the only Tory MP from Cambridgeshire in the Westminster ‘village’

Phil Rodgers suggests if we accepted the findings of a recent poll, only one Conservative MP would remain in Cambridgeshire

ASDA workers at Wisbech will ballot on whether to take industrial action. Their union, the GMB, allege cuts in hours, poor health and safety, inadequate training, lack of collective bargaining (rights to negotiate on pay and conditions) and failure to resolve equal pay ASDA workers at Wisbech will ballot on whether to take industrial action. Their union, the GMB, allege cuts in hours, poor health and safety, inadequate training, lack of collective bargaining (rights to negotiate on pay and conditions) and failure to resolve equal pay
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GMB members at ASDA Wisbech to ballot on strike action

Workers say they are angry at a series of issues

the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed the council’s refusal for the replacement fence which had been proposed for 1a Jenyns Close, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire. the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed the council’s refusal for the replacement fence which had been proposed for 1a Jenyns Close, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.
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Cambridgeshire home owner loses appeal to replace wall and hedge with fence

'The absence of neighbour objection does not automatically make the proposal acceptable'

FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING PORTAL: F/YR24/0145/O | Erect up to 5 x dwellings (outline application with matters committed in respect of access) involving the demolition of existing Public House | The Three Horseshoes 344 March Road Turves Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE7 2DN FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING PORTAL: F/YR24/0145/O | Erect up to 5 x dwellings (outline application with matters committed in respect of access) involving the demolition of existing Public House | The Three Horseshoes 344 March Road Turves Peterborough Cambridgeshire PE7 2DN
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Fenland pub could be knocked down and replaced with housing

The village – which has a population of around 400 -could be without a public house

Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance describes itself as “gathering together a growing movement of local and national organisations who believe that the time has come to transform transport in Cambridgeshire”. It says its mission is to “unite and inspire people in Cambridgeshire working for a transport network that protects our future and offers genuine choice”. Cambridgeshire Sustainable Travel Alliance describes itself as “gathering together a growing movement of local and national organisations who believe that the time has come to transform transport in Cambridgeshire”. It says its mission is to “unite and inspire people in Cambridgeshire working for a transport network that protects our future and offers genuine choice”.
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OPINION: We will all lose out if the GCP abandons large-scale projects to reduce congestion

Changing the way Cambridge’s roads are classified could have transformed the city for the better

Thomas Walsh, 39, ran at his mother at her home in Landbeach, near Cambridge, in October last year, after she took away a speaker so he couldn’t play loud music. Thomas Walsh, 39, ran at his mother at her home in Landbeach, near Cambridge, in October last year, after she took away a speaker so he couldn’t play loud music.
Crime1 week ago

Man stabs his mother after she tries to stop him playing loud music

'Thomas Walsh has shown himself to be violent, aggressive and unpredictable'

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Edna Murphy as their candidate for the upcoming Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner election Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Edna Murphy as their candidate for the upcoming Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner election
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Lib Dems select Edna Murphy to contest police and crime commissioner election

Cllr Edna Murphy is a Lib Dem county councillor for Bar Hill, Cambridge