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Time on furlough and without a job sees March father put his hobby into focus

A March father has put his time on furlough from the start of lockdown to good use honing his photographic skills.

David Kightly, who has since been made redundant from his engineering job, has always enjoyed photography, but never had the time needed to develop his skills.

However, ...

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Wisbech Market Place improvements scheme wins £200,000 funding from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Wisbech and Fenland featured strongly in the first tranche of proposals to help Cambridgeshire’s historic market towns ‘get fit for the future’.

Mayor James Palmer won approval from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board for Fenland’s Wisbech and Whittlesey ...

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Car park plan for village station steams ahead after approval

Work is well under-way to design and construct a new car park at Manea railway station after plans for the much-needed project were unanimously approved.

Proposals for the 112-space car park, which will be built on land at Fodder Fen Road immediately to the north of the station, have been ...

yesterday 15:47 open_in_new
Have your say on Fenland Council’s licensing policy

Residents and business owners are being urged to have their say on how licences should be managed in Fenland.

Fenland District Council is seeking views on its Draft Statement of Licensing Policy, which sets out how it regulates businesses that sell or supply alcohol, provide entertainment ...

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‘I’m terrible at cooking, but I’m excellent at burning’: MP Steve Barclay joins in National Poetry Day

PUBLISHED: 15:42 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:42 01 October 2020

MP Steve Barclay joined National Poetry Day as he read Cooking Class by Ken Nesbitt. Picture: Steve Barclay

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Shona scoops two trophies at March Golf Club's Ladies Captains Day

Emma Norman held her Ladies Captains Day at March Golf Club and 28 ladies played in a shotgun start individual stableford competition.

Results: 1 Shona Kent 35 points, 2 Sandra Russell 33, 3 Emma Smith 32.

The Past Captains Trophy was also won by Shona Kent. nearest the pin on ...

yesterday 14:44 open_in_new
Combined Authority gives progress update on Wisbech rail and predicts minimum two trains per hour to Cambridge

PUBLISHED: 14:40 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:40 01 October 2020

ROBERT ALEXANDER

This special excursion train on September 23 1978 was the first passenger train to leave the old Wisbech Station for ten years. The seven mile stretch ...

yesterday 14:44 open_in_new
Campaigners protest outside opening exhibition about the Wisbech incinerator proposals

PUBLISHED: 14:40 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:43 01 October 2020

Louise Hepburn

Campaigners outside the Rosmini Centre on the opening day of MVV Environment's exhibition into the proposed incinerator for Wisbech. Pictures: Adam ...

yesterday 14:44 open_in_new
Summer of success for Cambridgeshire's Rural Action Crime Team sees 24 arrests

Dismantling cannabis factories, reuniting people with stolen property and operational drone flying have been part of a busy summer for the Rural Crime Action Team.

The team have attended 821 incidents, made 24 arrests, conducted eight warrants, dismantled 35 drugs factories and made 18 ...

yesterday 13:41 open_in_new
Fenland's leisure centres extend opening hours

Leisure centres across Fenland will return to almost pre-lockdown opening hours next week as they continue to build on their safe and successful reopening.

Since reopening in July on a phased basis, the centres in Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech have continued to welcome new and ...

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LETTER: I feel very sad that Wisbech has come to this

I have never written to the paper before but now I feel the need to put pen to paper.

Visiting Wisbech Market today, I decided to eat my lunch in St Peter’s Gardens, which look beautiful at this time of year and are a real asset for the town.

I sat on a bench, as did two other ...

yesterday 13:41 open_in_new
Christmas 2020 in Cambridgeshire: Message from the Bishop of Ely Stephen Conway

PUBLISHED: 11:56 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:56 01 October 2020

Ely Cathedral special services over three days to ordain new deacons to the diocese. All the services were shown live on YouTube. The bishop, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway, is seen at the first of the ordination services. ...

yesterday 12:38 open_in_new
Theatre, dance, music, comedy, puppetry and magic among 80 free The Library Presents events

PUBLISHED: 12:15 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:15 01 October 2020

Ben Jolley

Theatre, dance, music, comedy, puppetry and magic are among 80 free events being put on for Cambridgeshire by The Library Presents as part of their autumn ...

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Ambulance bosses knew about sex harassment scandal months ago

PUBLISHED: 12:33 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 12:33 01 October 2020

Dorothy Hosein, the chief executive of East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST). Picture: Archant

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Leisure centres in Fens return to ‘almost pre-lockdown opening hours’ after safe re-opening

PUBLISHED: 11:43 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:43 01 October 2020

The opening hours of Freedom Leisure centres in March, Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech have been extended. Picture: Supplied

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Young Linnets thrash Wisbech St Mary

A second half collapse saw Wisbech St Mary lose their sixth game out of six on Wednesday night.

Stuart Beckett's men led this Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Division One North game against King's Lynn Town Reserves 3-2 at the interval.

However, the young Linnets came out for ...

yesterday 11:35 open_in_new
Bad but not quite as bad as first forecast says major economic study of pandemic on jobs, employment and prospects for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 11:03 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:03 01 October 2020

Ben Hatton

Mayor James Palmer on a recent visit to Arbus Ltd in Burwell. The firm received £38k funding from the CA during lockdown. "This enabled them to drive ...

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Bad but not quite as bad as first forecast says major economic study of pandemic on jobs, employment and prospects for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 10:30 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 10:32 01 October 2020

Ben Hatton

Mayor James Palmer on a recent visit to Arbus Ltd in Burwell. The firm received £38k funding from the CA during lockdown. "This enabled them to drive ...

yesterday 10:32 open_in_new
£200,000 approved for pedestrianisation of Wisbech Market Place

PUBLISHED: 16:52 30 September 2020 | UPDATED: 19:29 30 September 2020

Ben Jolley

After years of fighting for it and widespread support from residents, vehicles will finally be banned from Wisbech Market Place. Picture: ...

2020-09-30 21:50 open_in_new
Long Sutton to lose TSB branch in March 2021

The last remaining bank in Long Sutton is to close next year, it has been announced today.

TSB has confirmed that its branch in West Street will shut for good on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

The latest blow to Long Sutton, where a branch of Barclays Bank was closed down in August 2018, ...

2020-09-30 19:44 open_in_new
It’s sink or swim for Wisbech Town after suffering back-to-back league defeats

PUBLISHED: 17:47 30 September 2020 | UPDATED: 17:47 30 September 2020

Daniel Mason

Wisbech Town suffered back-to-back league defeats following a 3-0 reverse at home to Worksop Town, as supporters turned up in force to see their first ...

2020-09-30 19:44 open_in_new