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Eastrea near Whittlesey commemorated the 80th anniversary of the night a Lancaster bomber crashed into a farmer’s field in the village, killing all 8 crew men. Only one body was recovered. A special plaque was erected at the Eastrea war memorial., Eastrea, Peterborough Friday 19 April 2024. Picture by Terry Harris. Eastrea near Whittlesey commemorated the 80th anniversary of the night a Lancaster bomber crashed into a farmer’s field in the village, killing all 8 crew men. Only one body was recovered. A special plaque was erected at the Eastrea war memorial., Eastrea, Peterborough Friday 19 April 2024. Picture by Terry Harris.
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VIDEO: Eastrea commemorates 80th anniversary of Lancaster bomber crash

Cllr Barry Wainwright organised the memorial tribute and led today’s proceedings

Police uncovered thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash after they carried out a warrant at Jack Defraine’s former home in Sparrow Road, Hampton Vale Police uncovered thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash after they carried out a warrant at Jack Defraine’s former home in Sparrow Road, Hampton Vale
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£20k haul of cash and drugs found in drug dealer’s Peterborough home

Jack Defraine appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today (Friday)

Cllr Ross Trent (above) said he had been encouraged to put himself forward to join Christine Whelan and Christine Colbert as part of the Lib Dem district council team. Cllr Ross Trent (above) said he had been encouraged to put himself forward to join Christine Whelan and Christine Colbert as part of the Lib Dem district council team.
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Liberal Democrats win by elections in Ely for city and district councils

The by election was caused by the resignation of Rob Pitt as both city and district councillor

The row broke after John Holdich gave an interview to the Local Democracy Reporting Service in which he revealed he had left the Conservative Party and had done so in 2022 The row broke after John Holdich gave an interview to the Local Democracy Reporting Service in which he revealed he had left the Conservative Party and had done so in 2022
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Wayne Fitzgerald’s bruising attack on John Holdich for ‘backing these traitors but not unexpected knowing the man he is’

'Difficult decisions had to be made which John Holdich had dodged for years'

LPUK (Little People UK) Convention 2018, Marriott hotel, Leicester Saturday 25 August 2018. Picture by Terry Harris. LPUK (Little People UK) Convention 2018, Marriott hotel, Leicester Saturday 25 August 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.
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Cambridgeshire Star Wars actor Warwick Davis mourns death of beloved wife Samantha

In 2018 Samantha received the Points of Light award from Prime Minister Theresa May

Two potential victims of modern slavery have been safeguarded as a cannabis factory worth more than £1.5million was seized in Graveley. Two potential victims of modern slavery have been safeguarded as a cannabis factory worth more than £1.5million was seized in Graveley.
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Modern slavery victims found locked inside Cambridgeshire farm during £1.5m cannabis factory raid

Police seized 1,845 cannabis plants from an outbuilding worth £1.5m

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Peterborough City Council slaps temporary tree preservation order on ‘devastated’ Gunthorpe site

The city council has set a deadline of May 15 for all representations.

Brian Johnson won a dispute with East Cambridgeshire District Council to use the study of the family home at Fordham Road, Soham to be used as a dog grooming parlour Brian Johnson won a dispute with East Cambridgeshire District Council to use the study of the family home at Fordham Road, Soham to be used as a dog grooming parlour
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Homeowner wins appeal against East Cambs Council to open dog grooming business

'The appeal is allowed, and planning permission is granted for a change of use'

Unfortunate – the untold story of Ursula the sea witch – is on at New Theatre, Peterborough, until Saturday April 20. It stars Shawna Hamic Unfortunate – the untold story of Ursula the sea witch – is on at New Theatre, Peterborough, until Saturday April 20. It stars Shawna Hamic
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REVIEW: ‘Diabolically outrageous high energy turbo charged queerness’

Shawna Hamic is Ursula the sea witch and is simply majestic

Teenage boy, 13, took this Audi from his home and crashed it into a garden wall in Crockfords Road, Newmarket, on Monday morning. Teenage boy, 13, took this Audi from his home and crashed it into a garden wall in Crockfords Road, Newmarket, on Monday morning.
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13-year-old boy ‘borrows’ family’s £35,000 Audi estate and crashes into wall

Teenager arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking

Darren Moore, 55, reported 14 rape or sexual assault allegations to police between June and November 2022. Darren Moore, 55, reported 14 rape or sexual assault allegations to police between June and November 2022.
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Victim falsely accused of rape by Ely man Darren Moore left ‘feeling suicidal’

Moore, of Douglas Court, Ely, was arrested for perverting the course of justice

Although Cllr Lucy Nethsingha (above) and other Cambridgeshire county councillors will not face re-election this May, voters in Peterborough are set to go to the polls next month to re-elect one third of Peterborough City Council Although Cllr Lucy Nethsingha (above) and other Cambridgeshire county councillors will not face re-election this May, voters in Peterborough are set to go to the polls next month to re-elect one third of Peterborough City Council
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Lucy Nethsingha urges Peterborough voters ‘to work out how not to have a Conservative’ elected in May

Cambridgeshire County Council leader's advice to Peterborough voters

• Peterborough soul sensation Nicole Lawrence with Craig Revel Horwood • Peterborough soul sensation Nicole Lawrence with Craig Revel Horwood
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Craig Revel Horwood helps hospital charity raise fab_u_lous £30,000

Guest of honour was the charity’s patron, Strictly star Craig Revel Horwood.

Arnoldas Stasys had 67 cannabis plants growing in his home at Doddington when police raided it Arnoldas Stasys had 67 cannabis plants growing in his home at Doddington when police raided it
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Man inspired by Google’s 5.69 million ‘teach yourself to grow cannabis’ options

Arnoldas Stasys used online tutorials to grow cannabis

Una Crown, shopping Una Crown, shopping
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David Newton of Wisbech charged with murder of 86-year-old Una Crown

Mrs Crown was found dead at her Wisbech home on January 13, 2013

The site off Gunthorpe Road where workmen have begun clearing the site and caused an uproar among local residents. Residents have taken photos of the area being cleared and contacted councillors for an explanation. The site off Gunthorpe Road where workmen have begun clearing the site and caused an uproar among local residents. Residents have taken photos of the area being cleared and contacted councillors for an explanation.
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Police investigate potential ‘killing’ of nesting birds in Peterborough  

Mayor Nick Sandford says workmen “almost destroyed” the area

Three new homes and a fourth created from a barn conversion have been refused on appeal to the rear of Chestnuts Farm, River Lane, Elton. Three new homes and a fourth created from a barn conversion have been refused on appeal to the rear of Chestnuts Farm, River Lane, Elton.
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Outsiders buying ‘executive’ homes don’t integrate, says parish council as 4 such houses refused on appeal

Executive home owners 'tend not to use the local shops or use local pubs'

Una Crown murder probe: Photos show Una shopping, with her late husband Jack, and her bungalow home in Wisbech. Una Crown murder probe: Photos show Una shopping, with her late husband Jack, and her bungalow home in Wisbech.
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BREAKING: Man, 69, arrested in Una Crown, Wisbech, murder probe

Man being held in Una Crown murder

From left: Anniversary memorial placed by Brown Family, The grave of Sgt John Willis, Bury Cemetery, Lancashire, and memorial placed by local resident From left: Anniversary memorial placed by Brown Family, The grave of Sgt John Willis, Bury Cemetery, Lancashire, and memorial placed by local resident
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Memorial to Lancaster bomber crew that crashed near Whittlesey 80 years ago

The only crew member’s body recovered was Sgt John Willis, Tail Gunner

Photo of the pallets stacked outside 3-5 Prospect Way, Chatteris, which have been ordered to be removed after businessman loses appeal against Fenland Council decision Photo of the pallets stacked outside 3-5 Prospect Way, Chatteris, which have been ordered to be removed after businessman loses appeal against Fenland Council decision
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‘Outlook, privacy, noise and dust’ among reasons Chatteris company ordered to remove pallets

'Proposal would have a harmful effect' on those living near 3-5 Prospect Way

Musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch heads to Peterborough as part of a UK tour Musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch heads to Peterborough as part of a UK tour
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Smash hit musical with ‘Disney Diva’ Ursula opens this week at New Theatre, Peterborough

Shawna Hamic (Orange is the New Black, 1776 on Broadway) leads the cast as Ursula

The cathedral announced on Friday that “due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond our control, the scheduled Heather Small performance at Peterborough Cathedral on Sunday 5th May can no longer go ahead The cathedral announced on Friday that “due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond our control, the scheduled Heather Small performance at Peterborough Cathedral on Sunday 5th May can no longer go ahead
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Heather Small gig at Peterborough Cathedral postponed – word is yet to get round

Multiple sites are still offering tickets for the May 5 event

More than 500 people helped Matthew Lakey’s family with the cost of repatriating his body back to this country and to support them More than 500 people helped Matthew Lakey’s family with the cost of repatriating his body back to this country and to support them
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Friends rally to support family after hockey player Matthew Lakey dies in Cambodia

A GoFundMe appeal has so far raised £13,500

Cambridgeshire Police control room utilised GoodSAM to find the lorry after one of the men dialled 999 to say they couldn’t breathe. Cambridgeshire Police control room utilised GoodSAM to find the lorry after one of the men dialled 999 to say they couldn’t breathe.
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Six migrants rescued from refrigerated lorry between Ely and Soham

'The caller stated they couldn’t breathe, before the call dropped out'

Camp Beagle wishes to close down MBR Acres, a huge beagle breeding factory near Huntingdon, which supplies about 2,000 puppies a year to toxicology testing laboratories across the UK. Above is John Curtin who has been banned from the area. PHOTO: Camp Beagle Camp Beagle wishes to close down MBR Acres, a huge beagle breeding factory near Huntingdon, which supplies about 2,000 puppies a year to toxicology testing laboratories across the UK. Above is John Curtin who has been banned from the area. PHOTO: Camp Beagle
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Camp Beagle campaign organiser arrested and banned from Huntingdon

Cambridgeshire police confirmed to CambsNew the arrest of man, 61

McSpadden (right) was in breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) when he went into Tesco with Momot (left) and stole crème eggs worth £59.40 McSpadden (right) was in breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) when he went into Tesco with Momot (left) and stole crème eggs worth £59.40
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Chocs away – crème egg shoplifter from Wisbech jailed for 9 weeks

'McSpadden and Momot are prolific shoplifters in Wisbech who blatantly disregard the orders of the court'

A Stagecoach spokesperson said re-opening the section will see ‘journey times between the Biomedical Campus and Cambridge Railway Station radically reduced to less than 5 minutes’. A Stagecoach spokesperson said re-opening the section will see ‘journey times between the Biomedical Campus and Cambridge Railway Station radically reduced to less than 5 minutes’.
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Stagecoach ‘delighted’ at re opening of key section of Guided Busway

In 2022, the Busway was named by the Daily Telegraph as one of Britain’s 10 most beautiful bus routes

Florin Buti, 19, of Ridgwell Road, London, denied rape and fraud by false representation, but he was found guilty following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court Florin Buti, 19, of Ridgwell Road, London, denied rape and fraud by false representation, but he was found guilty following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court
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Three men jailed for total of more than 28 years for raping woman in Cambridge

'Buti and the other defendants in this case clearly went looking for a woman to attack'

Running between Friday 19th April until Thursday 25th April, special screenings will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Luxe cinema, Wisbech Running between Friday 19th April until Thursday 25th April, special screenings will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Luxe cinema, Wisbech
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The Luxe Wisbech: 15 Years of Movie Magic!

We have always seen ourselves as part of the heart of the town

MP Steve Barclay visits Whittlesey to promote election prospects for police and crime commissioner Darryl Preston and a local Conservative by election candidate. Videos made by Mr Barclay were ordered to be removed from a town council Facebook page MP Steve Barclay visits Whittlesey to promote election prospects for police and crime commissioner Darryl Preston and a local Conservative by election candidate. Videos made by Mr Barclay were ordered to be removed from a town council Facebook page
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SPECIAL REPORT: Fenland Council orders MP Steve Barclay’s videos to be removed from Whittlesey Town Council Facebook page

'I have also requested that any reference to Whittlesey Town Council is removed'