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Man in critical condition after being impaled by drill which fell from cherry picker

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a freak incident which saw him impaled by a drill.

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Collision on A142 causes traffic standstill

Traffic ground to a halt on the A142 Soham bypass after an accident this morning (Wednesday).

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Friends and colleagues mourn passing of respected councillor

Friends of Soham councillor John Palmer, who died last Thursday, aged 85, have paid tribute to the “best councillor the town has ever had”.

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Police raids across London - and six arrested- following large scale probe into Cambridgeshire and eastern region phone scams

Six men have been arrested following a series phone scams carried out on vulnerable people across Cambridgeshire and other eastern region counties.

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Communities secretary Eric Pickles says European elections are most important in a generation

The European elections next month are the most important in a generation, communities secretary Eric Pickles said as he launched the Conservatives East of England campaign today.

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Lambing day at College of West Anglia farm

A college farm has lots to see for visitors with its first lambing open day this weekend.

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MP Steve Barclay, second from right, on a visit to JDRof Littleport.

Honours for firm that has grown overseas earning by 248pc in three years and celebrated, too, the innovative beetroot firm

A company from Littleport is one of 10 East of England winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its international trade whilst a March firm is one of five local winners for innovation.

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Spring into Summer: Our readers tell us why they deserve a place at Tim Megginson’s ‘boot camps’

Spring into Summer may have finished for me but it’s about to begin for some of our lucky readers.

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A tale of two games for Ely City

A mixed Easter weekend for Ely City saw them pick up one of their best results of the season at title-chasing Felixstowe before being hammered by Godmanchester Rovers.

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Steam Punk day at Nene Valley Railway

Steam in for a day of art deco at Nene Valley Railway

Art deco meets high Victorian style as Steampunk comes to the Nene Valley Railway.

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The flooded Ouse Washes, at Welney, earlier this year.

Could £700,000 bid by Norfolk County Council help to end some of the misery of flooding at the Welney Washes?

A £700,000 plan to raise the road level through Welney Washes – and partially end the misery of closures because of flooding- has been unveiled by Norfolk County Council.

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Yopey 2014: March student, 16, among early nominees for Cambs wide contest that recognises achievements of young people

A March teenager who likes to take the lead and organise events is in a Cambridgeshire-wide competition that hails the giving of young people.

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