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Coronavirus:‘My thoughts and prayers with the Prime Minister and his family’ says MP Steve Barclay after Boris Johnson suddenly moved to intensive care

PUBLISHED: 21:20 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 21:20 06 April 2020

John Elworthy

MP Steve Barclay (left) tonight: "My thoughts and prayers are with the PM and his family tonight'' Picture; ARCHANT/PA IMAGES

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This is when to see a pink supermoon in the night sky this week

This week presents the opportunity to see a pink supermoon in the night sky.

A supermoon is when a full moon looks slightly bigger and brighter than a normal moon.

In March, the worm supermoon was obscured by clouds, but it looks like the April supermoon should be visible all ...

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Wisbech man charged with multiple burglaries and thefts

A Wisbech man has been charged with seven offences including theft of goods worth more than £11,000.

Jeffery Burton, 44, of no fixed address, was arrested on Friday afternoon (3 April) in connection with incidents in Wisbech between 25 March and 2 April.

He has since been charged ...

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Keyworker thanks motorists after picture of deserted A47 emerges amid coronavirus pandemic

PUBLISHED: 15:21 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 15:21 06 April 2020

A keyworker thanked motorists for staying indoors after a picture of an empty A47 was shared online. Picture: Policing Fenland

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Thieves wreck Indian restaurant in the Fens - smashing plates, breaking furnishings and making off with alcohol and goods

PUBLISHED: 14:52 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 14:52 06 April 2020

John Elworthy

Owners of the Gurkha Indian restaurant in Dartford Road, March, today found it had been broken into and substantial damage caused. Picture: ...

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Wisbech man who stole goods worth more than £11,000 in string of offences is charged

PUBLISHED: 14:59 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 14:59 06 April 2020

Daniel Mason

Jeffery Burton has been charged with multiple thefts and burglaries in Wisbech, including at 50 Backpacks on Bridge Street. Picture: GOOGLE ...

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Wisbech firm sets up COVID task force to step up vital supplies to companies producing urgent medical equipment

PUBLISHED: 13:30 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:30 06 April 2020

John Elworthy

Steve Rawlins, CEO of Anglia Components, that has set up COVID taskforce Picture; ANGLIA

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Help us to help you…. and save lives - A message from Norfolk Police Federation chairman Andy Symonds

"Policing during the effective lockdown is going to be incredibly difficult.

"Many police officers are and will be in self-isolation or caring for family members who are themselves unwell. Most police officers do not have the option to work from home and they will be interacting with ...

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Wisbech mum is using fabric from her children's wear business to make surgical-style masks

A Wisbech mum who makes handmade children's clothing is using off-cuts left over from her business to make surgical-style masks.

Jodiy Smithee, of Redmoor Lane, has turned her hand to mask making using the material leftover from the clothes she makes and sells through her business - ...

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Chatteris netballers stay at the top of their game during coronavirus pandemic with isolation video

PUBLISHED: 12:58 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:58 06 April 2020

Daniel Mason

Players from Chatteris Netball Club are keeping fit during the coronavirus pandemic as they took part in an isolation video. Picture: FACEBOOK/CHATTERIS ...

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Driver blows twice the alcohol limit during country-wide coronavirus lockdown

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:00 06 April 2020

This driver was stopped in Wisbech a blew 73 in a roadside breath test, the UK limit is 35. Picture: Policing Fenland

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Worzals Farm Shop in Wisbech offers ‘no contact’ service for those self-isolating because of COVID-19

Worzals Farm Shop in Wisbech remains open but not as usual. Instead they are operating a call and collect service in-line with the social distancing measures enforced by the Government to keep their staff and customers safe.

Vulnerable members of the community and those self-isolating are ...

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Guess who? March Town Cricket Club want your help to identify mystery man

PUBLISHED: 11:08 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:10 06 April 2020

Daniel Mason

March Town CC’s 1st Sunday XI from what is believed to be the 1959-60 season. From back (left): Dr Hocken (umpire), Ken Bailey, Alan Wilson, Bob King, ...

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Man found in closed park with cannabis and grinder amid UK lockdown

PUBLISHED: 11:18 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:18 06 April 2020

Drugs seized from a closed Fenland park after a man was found with them on April 5. Picture: Policing Fenland

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Chatteris-based group with members across Fenland have been supplying vital safety protection to key NHS workers

Key health workers across Fenland are keeping safer thanks to the work of a group organised by a Chatteris-based planner.

Mat Carpenter has organised a group of volunteers from Chatteris, March, Thorney and beyond to make face shields for key NHS workers and others on the front-line using ...

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LETTER: ‘There is no place for hindsight now’ says reader Rosemary Westwell

PUBLISHED: 10:51 06 April 2020 | UPDATED: 10:52 06 April 2020

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Rosemary Westwell says "what really is important is that we all recognise (including members of the government) that we are all in this together". ...

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Coronavirus: In Peterborough today advice on social distancing at bus stops goes unheeded

PUBLISHED: 20:36 05 April 2020 | UPDATED: 20:36 05 April 2020

John Elworthy

Crowds forming at Bus stops, Lincoln Road, Peterborough Sunday 05 April 2020. Picture by Terry Harris.

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Cambs fire crews at Mepal where barn containing recycled card and paper is alight

PUBLISHED: 13:54 05 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 April 2020

John Elworthy

Aerial shot today of fire at Mepal. Picture; ED BRAY

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Wisbech café is doing a great job with home deliveries

My mum and I would like to thank Andy and Vicky for the delicious meals we have been purchasing off them as part of their Bygones Café home delivery service.

My mum is 85 years old and is therefore part of a vulnerable group and is confined to home. I am 59 years old and only go out to ...

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March policing: why has it taken coronavirus to get them patrolling?

Last Monday, a police car driven by a solitary officer prowled up and down Station Road in March, even venturing into some side streets.

I imagine they were searching for arch non-social distancing criminals.

I wonder where patrolling police have been these past years, or how quickly ...

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Norfolk and Cambridgeshire firefighters tackle huge recyclable plastics blaze in the Fens

PUBLISHED: 11:14 05 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:31 05 April 2020

John Elworthy

Last night's fire in Hale Fen, Littleportt; Firefighters arrived to find a well developed fire involving recyclable plastic in several outbuildings. Picture: ...

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