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Wednesday, Feb 8

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Peterborough resident scales African mountain in memory of aunt who died of cancer

The climb took two days as he battled high altitude and freezing cold weather. Temperatures dropped as low as minus 24 degrees.

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Cambs care home where resident told 'to go to toilet' in bed still ‘requires improvement’

Another person told CQC inspectors during the focused inspection: "Sometimes I have to wait so long for help to the toilet I worry I'm going to wet myself"

Man jailed after sexually assaulting woman in Cambs during the early 2000s

Ben Loasby has been jailed for four-and-a-half years and was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely

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Cambridgeshire MP 'delighted' to become Culture Secretary in Rishi Sunak cabinet reshuffle

'Such a critical department in Whitehall, and the home of some of the most exciting and fastest growing parts of the UK economy - so can’t wait to get stuck in'

MP Daniel Zeichner says closure of Cambridge Post Office is 'extremely worrying'

The local MP has voiced concerns over how the closure could affect vulnerable resident with the nearest Post Office now a 15-minute walk away

Crabtree murder: Man claimed he 'accidentally shot' drug dealer in back of the head

The man called his grandmother after shooting the drug dealer saying he had been a "bad boy" and asking to be picked up from Peterborough and taken to her home in Skegness

New retirement village in Stapleford given final sign off despite ‘eyesore’ concerns

The application to build the new retirement village in Stapleford has been granted approval by South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Cambs drug dealers sentenced after 16 bags of 'white powder' found under car

At Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (February 3) three men from Cambridgeshire were all handed suspended sentences.

Peacock's Tearoom in Ely named Local Gem in The Good Food Guide

"Don’t let the perma-queue put you off. Tea and cake or a light lunch at this pretty riverside tea room in Ely is worth the wait."

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East of England Ambulance workers 'had enough' as they vote to strike

For the first time during the pay dispute the EEAS has voted to strike with 86 per cent of it's GMB union members voting in favour of industrial action

15

Huntingdon road closures as improvement work planned

During the first phase of the £537,000 scheme the B1514 will be closed between the A141 and Huntingdon ring road while the works take place

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Cambs man charged with ten sexual offences relating to children

Kevin Brock, 28, of Cam Causeway, Cambridge was arrested yesterday (February 7) morning and was due to appear in court today (February 8)

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Factory containing over 1,000 cannabis plants uncovered during police raid in Huntingdon

The drugs were seized along with all the growing equipment. Two men have since been arrested and remain in custody

DWP: New £301 cost of living payment confirmed for millions of people in the UK

The first of five new Government cost of living payments will arrive this spring. It will be given to millions of families in the country

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Drug dealer arrested after police saw incriminating text and found knuckleduster

The man claimed that nitrous oxide capsules found in his car were for a friend of his to use in baking – he later pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance along with other charges

Appeal after two men steal thousands of pounds worth of diesel from vehicles in Cambs

Police are appealing to the public to help trace two men after £2,500 worth of fuel was stolen from vehicles at a business in March

'Selfish' drink driver jailed after causing fatal crash that killed one and injured three

Moments after the fatal head-on collision in the Fenlands the drunk driver tried to restart his engine reportedly "stinking of alcohol"

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Man jailed after driving around Cambs dealing drugs and collecting money

Officers stopped his vehicle and found more than £3,000 worth of Class A drugs. They also found a hammer and a knuckle duster in the glove compartment

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Met Office: Yellow weather warning issued as 'freezing fog' expected to cause disruption across Cambridgeshire

The warning is in place from 3am today (February 8). It will cover large parts of the county including Cambridge and Peterborough

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Energy minister says net zero will 'create jobs and lower living costs' at Cambs visit

Graham Stuart was visiting Cambridgeshire business Alchemie Technology, who were awarded money from the government's Energy Entrepreneurs Fund for their technologies to reduce the environmental impact of the textile industry

Tuesday, Feb 7

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Team who uncovered Shackleton's lost ship to host event at Cambridge's Polar Museum

The team who discovered the lost Endurance of Ernest Shackleton's failed expedition of Antarctica is coming to Cambridge for a very special tell-all event

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Garden House's delicious new Valentine's menu will make you fall in love

Spread some love with Garden House's special sharing dishes and a la carte menu expertly created to inspire love from February 10-14 this Valentine's

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Rescuers fear missing Peterborough hiker buried beneath snow on Ben Nevis

Harvey Christian, 42 from Peterborough was last seen on January 27 on the “zig zags” on Ben Nevis, a part of the path more than halfway up the 4,413ft mountain

Cambridgeshire County Council agrees council tax hike - here's by how much

Band D households will pay £73 more per year towards Cambridgeshire County Council after the authority agreed the 4.99 per cent increase.

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How to watch and listen to the BBC congestion charge debate if you missed it

There a couple of different ways to catch up on the BBC's congestion charge debate if you missed the broadcast on Sunday morning (February 5).

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Man sent back to prison after threatening and assaulting partner by biting her

The victim was bitten and threatened on multiple occasions by Jason Driver, who was her partner at the time. She also told officers that she had hidden bruises from family members and colleagues

'Alarming' research finds that 80 per cent of women feel unsafe in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Police have launched a new campaign that aims to end violence against women by encouraging people to become active bystanders when they witness women being targeted with harassment or sexual violence

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BBC Cambridge Congestion Charge Debate - analysis of the key points

We'd like to know what you thought of the BBC debate which aired on Sunday morning on Politics East - we've given some of our thoughts on the key points below.

City councillor criticises 'pointless' and 'upsetting' vandalism of Mill Road Cemetery

There have been multiple reports of vandalism in the area in recent months. Graffiti has been sprayed and headstones were damaged