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(ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of E England, in East Anglia: includes the former counties of the Isle of Ely and Huntingdon and lies largely in the Fens: Peterborough became an independent unitary authority in 1998. Administrative centre: Cambridge. Pop (excluding Peterborough): 571 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Peterborough): 3068 sq km (184 sq miles)
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(ˈkeɪm brɪdʒˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in E England. 669,900; 1316 sq. mi. (3410 sq. km). Also called Cambridge.
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The country on the whole resembled the better parts of the Cambridgeshire fens.
You are not familiar with Cambridgeshire scenery, are you?
Cambridgeshire officers met after the list was received and it was decided a full team should be set up to investigate the names and it was agreed to meet again on August 5, it is understood.
NORTHUMBERLAND left the best to last as they ended the season on a high with a comprehensive innings win inside two days over Cambridgeshire.
Staffordshire grafted their way to 283 all out off 112.1 overs in their grade game with Cambridgeshire at Cannock yesterday.
SIR MARK PRESCOTT yesterday ruled one in and one out of the Autumn Double, as the Newmarket trainer said Tuscan Gold was on target for the Cesarewitch but that Tenby Lady would not contest the Cambridgeshire, writes David Milnes.
Cambridgeshire captain Damien Brandy, with his side struggling to save the game, insisted the already damp outfield be cut before play could get underway.
A statement from Cambridgeshire Police said: "A married couple, aged 35, who live in Cambridgeshire, are to be charged with child abduction, the Crown Prosecution Service has advised.
The July course is situated in Cambridgeshire. In fact, I don't have to shift very far out of the town, heading north, south, east or west, before I've left Suffolk behind.

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