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PUBLISHED: 00:01 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 00:01 22 May 2020

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2020-05-22 02:05
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yesterday 21:14 Sister of black man stopped by police in Ely claims that ‘racism and social profiling are everywhere’
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yesterday 23:11 Unbeaten bare knuckle boxing star Tyler Goodjohn retires to become a porn star
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2020-06-05 18:53 Warrant sees stolen dogs reunited with their rightful owners
2020-06-05 18:53 Teen charged with possession of knife in public and going equipped to steal
2020-06-05 17:50 War veteran from the Fens ‘very proud’ after receiving unexpected lockdown parcel
2020-06-05 17:50 Wisbech woman charged with shoplifting in King’s Lynn
2020-06-05 16:47 Distinctive Goldfinch bird discovered by police officers in dumped carrier bag
2020-06-05 16:47 Former Ely mayor pleads: ‘Take down Berlin Wall style fencing’
2020-06-05 14:41 Suspected firearms incident in Cambridgeshire sparks major police operation
2020-06-05 13:38 Kids try their luck at McDonald’s drive-thru in attempt to be served in plastic cars
2020-06-05 09:26 Football club receives vital pitch fund and are still in it to win it
2020-06-04 18:44 Addenbrooke’s released more than 100 patients into care homes over six week period without testing for Covid-19
2020-06-04 18:44 Family overwhelmed by support as Hares superfan Joshua celebrates big day in style
2020-06-04 18:44 Temperature screening, washing hands regularly and minimising contact with others are among school’s social distancing measures during COVID-19
2020-06-04 16:38 Young self-taught entrepreneur, 16, to release first video game on Xbox and PC next month
2020-06-04 16:38 Competitive rugby union not coming back any time soon as RFU issues their roadmap
2020-06-04 14:32 Pet owner ‘thinking the worst’ as appeal is launched to find missing cat
2020-06-04 14:32 All smiles at Fen McDonald’s drive-thru as takeaway opens for first time in weeks
Latest news from Wisbech
yesterday 21:14 Sister of black man stopped by police in Ely claims that ‘racism and social profiling are everywhere’
yesterday 21:14 Hundreds protest in the centre of Peterborough to insist that ‘Black Lives Matter’
yesterday 12:50 Wisbech netting again but weeks away from action
yesterday 12:50 Barcode Challenge for Three Counties Running Club
yesterday 12:50 Looking back on a day to forget for March Cricket Club
yesterday 12:50 Famous Wisbech Town games against Cambridge, Colchester, Brentford and Bristol Rovers
yesterday 08:38 Reduced Sutton Bridge council until 2021?
yesterday 23:11 Unbeaten bare knuckle boxing star Tyler Goodjohn retires to become a porn star
2020-06-05 22:02 Fenland Citizen letters – June 3, 2020
2020-06-05 19:56 Whitemoor prison inmate hurled bin, which contained a mixture of urine and faeces, atguards
2020-06-05 19:56 Historic agreement reached on Wisbech-March rail link with only the small matter of finding £220m to restore it outstanding
2020-06-05 18:53 Coronavirus 'R number' infection rate for across England revealed
2020-06-05 18:53 Teen charged with possession of knife in public and going equipped to steal
2020-06-05 18:53 Warrant sees stolen dogs reunited with their rightful owners
2020-06-05 17:50 A bird in the bag sees man on the run from police in Wisbech
2020-06-05 17:50 Court date for Wisbech teen caught carrying a knife
2020-06-05 17:50 Wisbech woman charged with shoplifting in King’s Lynn
2020-06-05 17:50 War veteran from the Fens ‘very proud’ after receiving unexpected lockdown parcel
2020-06-05 16:47 New hope in campaign to reopen Wisbech Rail
2020-06-05 16:47 Former Ely mayor pleads: ‘Take down Berlin Wall style fencing’
2020-06-05 16:47 Distinctive Goldfinch bird discovered by police officers in dumped carrier bag
2020-06-05 15:44 Wisbech Cat Haven closes shop but its charity work and sanctuary go on
2020-06-05 15:44 Wisbech woman charged with theft from shop
2020-06-05 14:41 Annual Wisbech Reading Festival goes online as literacy project launches two poetry competitions
2020-06-05 14:41 Suspected firearms incident in Cambridgeshire sparks major police operation
2020-06-05 13:38 Bottle-fed kitten named by lottery players after mum is killed on an Outwell road
2020-06-05 13:38 Kids try their luck at McDonald’s drive-thru in attempt to be served in plastic cars
2020-06-05 12:35 Memorial fund for Chatteris Postmistress smashes target in just 24 hours
2020-06-05 09:26 Football club receives vital pitch fund and are still in it to win it
2020-06-04 18:44 Wisbech Model Railway Club use technology to stay in touch during lockdown
2020-06-04 18:44 Registration of births resumes from tomorrow (Friday) in Cambridgeshire
2020-06-04 18:44 Temperature screening, washing hands regularly and minimising contact with others are among school’s social distancing measures during COVID-19
2020-06-04 18:44 Family overwhelmed by support as Hares superfan Joshua celebrates big day in style
2020-06-04 18:44 Addenbrooke’s released more than 100 patients into care homes over six week period without testing for Covid-19
2020-06-04 17:41 Wisbech woman startled by gigantic potato discovery now bringing smiles to community
2020-06-04 16:38 Competitive rugby union not coming back any time soon as RFU issues their roadmap
2020-06-04 16:38 Young self-taught entrepreneur, 16, to release first video game on Xbox and PC next month
2020-06-04 15:35 ‘Great big hole’ in Cambridgeshire County Council's budget as result of pandemic
2020-06-04 14:32 Quiz: Test your sporting knowledge, June 4
2020-06-04 14:32 All smiles at Fen McDonald’s drive-thru as takeaway opens for first time in weeks
2020-06-04 14:32 Pet owner ‘thinking the worst’ as appeal is launched to find missing cat
2020-06-04 13:29 Manea railway station set for car park as Sunday train service is launched
2020-06-04 13:29 Future of Wisbech's Frankie & Benny's uncertain
2020-06-04 13:29 Firefighters across Cambridgeshire lead the way with new protective equipment
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