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Thriving March Bears ready for new rugby season

No-one knows yet when the new rugby season will start, but players of all ages are ready and raring to go at March Bears.

The club has introduced a second XV and a Colts side for the new season alongside the many junior teams at the Elm Road Sports Field.

Bears secretary Megan Fey ...

yesterday 20:23 open_in_new
Ambulance trust experiences its busiest night in weeks

PUBLISHED: 10:44 05 July 2020 | UPDATED: 20:15 05 July 2020

Sabrina Johnson

East of England ambulance. Picture: Simon Finlay

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William and Kate enjoy afternoon tea at Norfolk hospital for NHS anniversary
As the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn hosted a celebration of 72 years of the National Health Service, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton joined members of staff for a special afternoon tea. ...
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‘It’s wonderful to be eating out again’ - Customers delighted with restaurant’s new dining pods

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:13 05 July 2020

Emily Thomson

Diners enjoy a meal inside one of the outdoor dining pods which have been installed for social distancing at The Barn Restaurant, Terrington St John. Photo: Joe ...

yesterday 18:17 open_in_new
March runners in relay action

March Athletic Club fielded five socially-distanced teams each of seven runners in a virtual version of the Green Wheel Relay on the longest day (June 21).

The annual race had been cancelled due to the C-19 pandemic but a challenge was thrown out to March AC by their local friendly rivals ...

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Sutton St Edmund Parish Council welcomes two new members, but loses another

Two new members have boosted the numbers on Sutton St Edmund Parish Council so that it is "almost at full strength".

Gary Masters and Jason Wardill were both co-opted, or accepted, as members during the council's first-ever virtual meeting on Wednesday.

Coun Masters, who is married ...

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Chatteris lad's story could help other families

A Fenland mum is hoping to raise awareness of a rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus which left her son fighting for his life.

Chatteris family, The Tibbles, had their lives turned upside down when son Liam (8) became unwell in May with paediatric inflammatory multisystem ...

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Newton Bowls Club members say 'come and have a go'

“Need some exercise? Need to get out? Need something local to do with the children or grandchildren?

Come and learn to play bowls.”

That’s the message from Newton Bowls Club, whose members are willing to teach you the game – all you need is a flat pair of shoes.

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2020-07-04 22:14 open_in_new
March legend Mattless ready for action again

March Town have announced that club captain Max Mattless will be returning to playing next season after a long injury lay off.

The defender, who has made over 250 appearances for the Hares, picked up a knee injury in training at the beginning of last season and had an operation in ...

2020-07-04 21:11 open_in_new
‘It shows residents are prepared to get things done’ - councillor leads the way to restore pride of Chatteris

PUBLISHED: 17:38 03 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:38 03 July 2020

Daniel Mason

Cllr Julie Smith next to the New Road sign in Chatteris she has worked on in a bid to revive some of the town’s street signs that are in need of repair. ...

2020-07-04 21:11 open_in_new
Police in Wisbech amazed by helicopter wheel change

Police were amazed at what happened next after they attended a broken down vehicle on the A47 South Brink near Wisbech on Friday afternoon.

A vehicle had a blow out to one of its tyres and the vehicle couldn’t be moved.

However, the driver told them a new wheel was on its way and a ...

2020-07-04 20:08 open_in_new
Dog rescued from Long Sutton pond

A small dog was rescued from a Long Sutton pond this afternoon (Saturday).

A fire crew from Holbeach and Swift Water Rescue Teams from Boston and Spalding fire stations were called to London Road at 1.31pm.

Crews used a four-metre boat to rescue little Ralph, who was left safely with ...

2020-07-04 20:08 open_in_new
Letters to the Fenland Citizen editor – July 1, 2020

All that scrimping and saving a total waste

I see COVID is nearly over.

To save big business and the country’s economy instead of our personal health, and human welfare, the five star rating has been reduced so that we can stand one metre apart instead of two metres.

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2020-07-04 18:02 open_in_new
Emergency services have contingency plans in place for Super Saturday but urge public to act responsibly

PUBLISHED: 15:31 04 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:37 04 July 2020

Alexandra Collett

Police will be on patrol in towns in Cambridgeshire. Picture: ARCHANT

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2020-07-04 18:02 open_in_new
March couple put out call for Roll of Honour plaque

A search has begun to find relatives of former school pupils whose names will be marked on commemorative plaque.

Last week, Peter and Gena Jackman put out an appeal to raise funds to be put towards a Roll of Honour plaque, which is to be placed in the hall at Neale Wade Academy, in memory ...

2020-07-04 14:53 open_in_new
Team Addenbrooke’s! Virtual challenge launched to celebrate NHS’ 72nd birthday

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust have launched a virtual challenge to support the hospital on the 72nd anniversary of the NHS. Picture: Supplied

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2020-07-04 11:44 open_in_new
Wisbech woman Carol to 'Brave the Shave'

A Wisbech woman will soon be receiving her first hair cut since before lockdown - but it will be a cut like never before.

Carol Storey (62) is going to ‘Brave the Shave’ to raise money for a cause which is close to her heart.

On Monday,July 6, Carol will have her hair shaved off ...

2020-07-04 10:41 open_in_new
Coronavirus: Recreational cricket cleared to resume on July 11
Recreational cricket is set to resume next weekend after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to back-track on his earlier claim that issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms made the sport unsafe. ...
2020-07-03 22:05 open_in_new
Coronavirus cases in Anglia region leap by 10,000 with release of new data

The number of deaths in our region increased by nearly 10,000 yesterday (Thursday) as more local coronavirus test results were added to the official figures for the first time.

A more accurate picture of the number of people being tested positive for coronavirus in the Anglia region came ...

2020-07-03 19:59 open_in_new
Wisbech driver was 'quite surprised' to find he was over the drink drive limit

A Wisbech scaffolder who cut in front of a police car was found to be more than three times the drink-drive limit.

Michael Thomas Rains was stopped in a Vauxhall Astra in the King George V Avenue area of King’s Lynn at 1.40am on May 13.

Prosecutor Jane Walker told magistrates in ...

2020-07-03 18:56 open_in_new
Train operator serving Fenland railway stations pledges 'safer travel'

The rail industry, including Greater Anglia, is launching a “safer travel pledge” outlining the actions rail companies are taking to keep customers safe, and four things passengers can do to help: travelling at quieter times, hand washing, wearing a face covering and check before you ...

2020-07-03 16:50 open_in_new