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Action is needed over affordable homes

John Smithee has asked about housing and the building of affordable homes as well as the existential housing crisis. He is right to ask because action is needed.

This was further highlighted by the report by Sarah Cliss in the same November 27 ...

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Festive delights at Wisbech Christmas Market

PUBLISHED: 19:38 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 19:38 09 December 2019

Handmade decorations, tasty festive treats, reindeers and Santa were all at the heart of this year's Wisbech Christmas Market. Picture: IAN CARTER


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Wisbech Grammar School pupil William Gilbert shortlisted for Clay Pigeon Shooting Association Awards 2020 Emerging Shooter of the Year

Wisbech Grammar School 6th Form pupil William Gilbert has just been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) Awards 2020 Emerging Shooter of the Year category.

This recognises a clay pigeon shooter who has shown "brilliant talent" but may not ...

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Alleged victim of armed burglars is under investigation for cannabis plants found in his Wisbech home

Police are investigating an alleged aggravated burglary in Wisbech by a group of masked men on Saturday night.

Officers were called after the alleged victim, a man in his 60s, was found running on to the A47 at around 10.15pm.

A passing motorist who stopped to help the man posted on ...

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Plans for over 220 homes in Leverington have finally got the formal greenlight

Controversial plans to build 221 homes on a former nursery site have finally been given the formal go-ahead months after they were approved by councillors.

Mr R Peggs was granted permission to build the houses, made up of two, three and four bedrooms together with a number of one and two ...

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Man who called police to report aggravated burglary at Primrose Farm in Wisbech arrested for cannabis production

PUBLISHED: 15:56 09 December 2019

Ben Jolley

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Officers were called to Primrose Farm in Chapel Lane at 10.15pm on Saturday (December 7) with ...

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Pedal power will bring festive joy to families in need in Wisbech this Christmas

Christmas will be brighter for children in Wisbech thanks to the efforts of two men who 'cycled' 250 miles in 12 hours.

Mark Norris and teenager Brandon Edwards, who is blind, saddled up for the indoor marathon to raise money for needier children at the Orchards Academy and St Peter's ...

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Full of festive fun in Manea

There was plenty of Christmas cheer in Manea at the weekend with a host of festive events including two fayres. The first was on Saturday at the Royal British Legion and the second was organised by the village gala committee and was at the village Hall on Sunday. Saturday evening saw Santa ...

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Get the baggy trousers ready - Madness announce Forest Live shows for summer 2020

PUBLISHED: 13:26 09 December 2019

Debbie Davies

Tickets on sale for Madness at Thetford Forest


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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay presents Wisbech Swimming Club annual Club Championship gala medals at Hudson Leisure Centre

Wisbech Swimming Club welcomed a very special guest to the first of its annual Club Championship galas.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay (back, right) dashed direct from Westminster to the club’s Hudson Leisure Centre home to present medals and trophies for the 100m breaststroke and ...

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Gallery: Wisbech Christmas Market offers lots of festive fare and fun for all

Thousands of people packed Wisbech town centre on Sunday for the annual Christmas Fayre.

Visitors to the Fayre could indulge their senses in all things festive from roasted chestnuts to hot chocolate, to a live brass band.

There were nearly 503 stalls offering quality gifts and ...

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Lucky escape for drivers and passengers after late night crash at Leverington Common

PUBLISHED: 12:23 09 December 2019

Ben Jolley

Two drivers and their passengers had a lucky escape after a late night collision on the B1166 at Leverington Common. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE


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Large North Brink building goes up in flames at 3am in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 11:54 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 12:03 09 December 2019

A large building in North Brink, Wisbech went up in flames on Sunday morning (December 8). Picture: Archant/File


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Leverington Three Counties Running Club members tackle parkruns in Japan and New Zealand

Three Counties Running Club members tackled parkruns in Japan and New Zealand.

Steve and Sandra Rhodes took part in three parkruns whilst on holiday in Japan, bagging age category places in all three.

The first event was Futakotamagawa (Tokyo) with Steve winning his age group in a ...

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Gallery: Village royalty turn-on the lights at Doddington at the annual Christmas switch-on event

Saturday saw the annual Christmas lights switch-on in Doddington and once again it drew the crowds.

Doddington's Carnival prince and princess, Kieran Rush and Danielle Buxton flicked the switch to light up the village lights, which this year are brighter than ever thanks to the addition of ...

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Amey push to win planning battle for new £100m energy from waste plant - despite public outcry

PUBLISHED: 10:27 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:27 09 December 2019

Visualisation produced by Amey showing how their energy from waster incinerator might look once built at Waterbeach. Picture; AMEY


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Oh dear! Traffic chaos as lorry crashes into railings on Town Bridge in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 10:44 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:44 09 December 2019

Large lorry blocking traffic on Town Bridge in Wisbech after driving over railings. Picture: JW/Wisbech Oh Dear

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The Elmhurst Transport artic has been lodged on Town Bridge in the Fen town ...

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Take a look inside Amey's Waterbeach waste plant where 400,000 tonnes of waste comes from across Cambridgeshire
More than 400,000 tonnes of waste from across Cambridgeshire is sorted, recycled and disposed of at the Amey plant in Waterbeach every year - but in the next 15 years there will be a shortage of landfill space. ...
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New A14 Huntingdon bypass officially opens to traffic

PUBLISHED: 08:01 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:13 09 December 2019

Daniel Mansfield

The new, 12-mile A14 Huntingdon southern bypass before it opened to traffic on December 9. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND


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General Election 2019: South East Cambs candidates face off in lively hustings debate lasting almost two hours

PUBLISHED: 09:57 09 December 2019

ben hatton

All four candidates for South East Cambridgeshire faced off in a lively hustings at Waterbeach that lasted almost two hours and covered a range of issues. Back row: Two of the organisers. ...

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General Election 2019: Labour's Diane Boyd answers my 10 questions - Harry Rutter

PUBLISHED: 09:55 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:55 09 December 2019

We caught up with Diane Boyd of Labour ahead of the general election on Thursday, December 12. Picture: Supplied/Diane Boyd

Supplied/Diane Boyd

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