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Here's why our Commercial Business in the Community Award could be the one for YOU
Here’s why you should enter the commercial business in the community award category in the 2019 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards, according to the team at Metalcraft, who took home the title last year. ...
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March Society members learn about creation and growth of Gault Wood Nature Reserve

PUBLISHED: 08:45 19 April 2019

Jennifer Lawler

The story of the creation and growth of Gault Wood Nature Reserve was the topic of discussion at the latest March Society meeting. Alan Palmer, who led the talk, is sixth from the left. ...

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10 years on and Fernando can call The Pod his home after East Cambs Council agrees 'on balance of probability' he's lived there for 10 years

PUBLISHED: 16:30 18 April 2019

John Elworthy

The Pod at Little Downham is now legal after a certificate was issued by East Cambs Council. They ruled that on the grounds of probability Fernando Gris has lived there for 10 years and so ...

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Brexit supporter jailed after sending 'terror-filled' messages to MP Heidi Allen

PUBLISHED: 17:14 18 April 2019

Georgia Barrow

Heidi Allen received threatening emails in December and January. Picture; S CAMBS CONSERVATIVES


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Five days lapse between body being found in Wisbech and murder investigation recalls four day gap in launching murder hunt for Una Crown's killer

PUBLISHED: 17:53 18 April 2019

John Elworthy

Kestutis Bauzys, 48, who was found sleeping in a tent in the woods outside of Wisbech and arrested. In October 2017 he was found guilty of murder at Cambridge Crown Court and was sentenced ...

2019-04-18 19:53 open_in_new
Meet the March man completing dares to raise cash for family who lost their home in large Church Street fire

Dan Martin (pictured), who has lived in March for most of his life, is taking on sponsored dares to raise cash for the owners of the home destroyed in the Church Street fire. Picture: HARRY RUTTER


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2019-04-18 18:50 open_in_new
Red Arrows to return to Duxford as part of the Flying Legends air show

PUBLISHED: 14:35 18 April 2019

John Elworthy

The Red Arrows – will return to the Flying Legends air show this July, one of the few opportunities for the public to see them display this year before the team heads to the United States ...

2019-04-18 16:44 open_in_new
Local lensmen show-off their work at Wisbech and District Camera Club's annual exhibition.

There's a chance to see the work of local photographers at an exhibition in Wisbech this week.

The 69th annual exhibition for the Wisbech and District Camera Club was officially opened by the mayor and mayoress and will continue until Saturday (27) at the Wisbech and Fenland ...

2019-04-18 16:35 open_in_new
Fenland Council prepares for two election dates - one for local councillors and one for Euro MPs - if Brexit doesn't happen in time

Preparations are well underway to ensure Fenland voters are ready for the both the local elections and European Parliamentary election in the coming weeks.

On Thursday, May 2, residents will go to the polls to elect district councillors to sit on Fenland District Council, as well as town ...

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Cambridgeshire woman tells of the moment two years ago she was diagnosed with MS 'it felt like being plugged into an electric current'

PUBLISHED: 13:25 18 April 2019

John Elworthy

Laura Kingsman tells of the dramatic moment she was disagnosed with MS and how the MS Trust has supported her since that fateful diagnosis,. Picture; MS


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2019-04-18 15:41 open_in_new
More teenagers are getting pregnant in Cambridgeshire

More Cambridgeshire under 18s teenagers are becoming pregnant, bucking the national trend.

New Office for National Statistics data shows 13 in every 1,000 women aged between 15 and 17 became pregnant in Cambridgeshire in 2017, compared with 12 the previous year.

This increase is also ...

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Churches in Ely diocese - of which 80 per cent of the 324 are listed - to get modest boost from National Lottery for workshops on how to preserve them

PUBLISHED: 12:34 18 April 2019

John Elworthy

Ely diocese has numerous historic churches and a National Lottery award will help with workshops to advise on their maintenance. Picture; ARCHIVE


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The chapel of rest at Wisbech General Cemetery has been officially reopened following major restoration work

Around 100 trustees, members, friends and guests gathered at Wisbech General Cemetery, as Wisbech Society officially opened the site’s newly restored chapel of rest.

Wisbech Society trustees revealed a little of the cemetery’s history, before explaining the fundraising and restoration ...

2019-04-18 14:29 open_in_new
He only started running last year now Wisbech's David Kerridge is set for the London Marathon

A small business owner from Wisbech set himself some big challenges to do in his forties and next weekend he is set to complete the second of them.

David Kerridge, who is a Wisbech-based delivery newspaper roundsman, who runs a small business with his wife Alison, is making the headlines ...

2019-04-18 14:29 open_in_new
Preserving a past treasure for future generations the guiding principle to newly restored chapel of rest at Wisbech General Cemetery

PUBLISHED: 10:59 18 April 2019

John Elworthy

Unveiling a plaque to commemorate work completed on the chapel at Wisbech General Cemetery., Picture; WISBECH SOCIETY


Wisbech Society trustees revealed a little of the ...

2019-04-18 13:35 open_in_new
Fen business owner David Kerridge all set to run this year's Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of PhabKids charity

David Kerridge of Wisbech (pictured) will be running this year's London Marathon in aid of the PhabKids charity. Picture: SUPPLIED


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Mass blessing will be part of Wisbech Church's 150th anniversary celebrations

A Fenland Church is planning major celebrations next month to mark its 150th anniversary.

St Augustine's in Wisbech is holding two days of events over the weekend of May 10 and 11 to celebrate the landmark birthday.

The biggest of these is a mass outdoor blessing by Canon Matthew ...

2019-04-18 13:26 open_in_new
As Kennett prepares to settle the issue of 500 extra homes, here's how a Cambridgeshire journalist reported on the village in 1962
Kennett is in the news with the ‘Community Land Trust and plans for 500 homesFenland History on Facebook has gone back to January 1962 when the Cambridge Independent Press started a series of articles about Cambridgeshire villages with an aim to recall some of the history and to indicate modern trends. ...
2019-04-18 12:32 open_in_new
Fenland Neighbourhood policing team put a stop to shed break-in series with arrests

Hardwork of the Fenland Neighbourhood Policing Team in response to a series of shed burglaries in Chatteris and Doddington has led to two men being cautioned.

More than 30 crimes were reported where burglars had broken into sheds and outbuildings, in most cases making off with tools and ...

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Fenland cueman Perry secures World Championship spot

Fenland professional Joe Perry has booked a place in the final stages of the World Snooker Championship – 20 years after he qualified for the first time.

The 44-year-old completed a 10-3 victory over Martin O’Donnell in the final qualifying round at the English Institute of Sport in ...

2019-04-17 21:41 open_in_new
Illegal fuel crackdown in the Fens as more than 60 vehicles are dipped

More than 60 vehicles were caught using red diesel across the Fens in a two day crackdown by police and HMRC. Picture: CAMBS POLICE.


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Officers worked with Government inspectors to ...

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