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Prolific Dan Cave hits hat-trick


March Academy maintained their 100 per cent start to the season defeating Stanground 2-3 away.

Despite March leading twice, the hosts had plenty of chances and were always in the game.

A last kick winner from the prolific Dan Cave completed his hat-trick and ...

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NSPCC makes 214 referrals to authorities in Cambridgeshire concerning child neglect

There were 214 referrals for child abuse to police and local authorities in Cambridgeshire in the past 12 months according to the NSPCC.

The anti-child cruelty charity said it is contacted on average 55 times a day by adults worried about neglect.

The charity’s Helpline hears from ...

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Lee Johnson first club runner home on Saturday evening out of seven members

A great weekend for Three Counties Running Club members with a magnificent seven effort.

It started with the 10k Rutland Night race which was held on Friday and Saturday evening, running around Rutland Water.

The race that started at 7pm around the lakes was lit up with low level ...

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Wisbech men's and ladies' hockey 1st XIs crash

Wapping 4 Wisbech Men 1

Wisbech had an early hockey meet on Saturday playing Wapping at Lee Valley Olympic Park where they had only conceded four goals all season.

The hosts took an early lead within the first five minutes but the visitors grew into the game and equalised from a ...

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Wisbech Town Council doubles its In Bloom grant to £5,000 to fill gap left by Fenland Council

Wisbech Town Council has agreed to double its grant funding to the town's award-winning In Bloom team.

The decision at the monthly meeting means the council will now be providing funding of £5,000 a year, up from £2,500, towards the cost of activities undertaken by the Wisbech in Bloom ...

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Amy Newell scores against her former team and Jasmine Luckett bags brace

Cambs Senior Invitation cup quarter-final

Park Ladies 1 Wisbech Town Ladies 7

The Town Ladies travelled to face the same opposition as the previous weekend but this time with the stakes a little higher, a place in the semi-finals of the county cup for the first time.

It ...

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Wisbech man who stabbed friend is jailed for almost six years

A man who stabbed his friend in a dispute over the latter’s partner has been jailed for nearly six years.

Reece Gray, 21, was at a social gathering with the two and others in Norwich Road, Wisbech, on June 22 when he was involved in an argument with the woman.

The next morning Gray ...

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McKay’s troops lose 2-1 to Peterborough League Division One Whittlesey Athletic Res

Chatteris Town Reserves boss Sean McKay believes his side should not be too critical of themselves following a first cup defeat of the season.

McKay’s men went down 2-1 at the hands of Peterborough League Division One side, Whittlesey Athletic Reserves in a North Cambs Junior Cup ...

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Fenmen also beat Linton Granta 6-0 to reach Cambs Invitation Cup semis

Wisbech Town FC battled to an away goalless draw at fourth-spot Brighouse Town on Saturday.

Brighouse had lost only one home Evo-Stik NPL Division One East game in seven before the weekend.

Before that, in midweek the Fenmen triumphed 6-0 at home over Linton Granta to reach the Cambs ...

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Dan Di Meo converts 70-metre run for first of try hat-trick

Norwich III 7 Wisbech Wildcats 48

The Wildcats continued their unbeaten season with another win on the road at Norwich.

Starting brightly, from a turnover Zac Lakey gave his backs quick ball for Dan Di Meo to make a 70-metre run for first of a hat-trick of tries.

Continuing the ...

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MP Steve Barclay 'delighted' by appointment as Brexit Secretary and promises to bring a 'deal that works for the whole of the UK'

On Friday local MP Steve Barclay took a major step up in the Government to become the country’s third Brexit Secretary.

The 46-year-old Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire announced his appointment on Twitter saying: “Delighted to accept the role of DExEU. We now need to keep ...

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Also on target at the GER for Hares are Robert Conyard and Max Mattless

Hot-shot Jack Friend made an immediate impact for his new club March Town United against his old club Wisbech St Mary with a hat-trick on Saturday.

Also on target in a 5-0 Thurlow Nunn League First Division derby win at the GER for the Hares against their local rivals were Robert Conyard ...

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Gutters in shops along Wisbech High Street set for annual clear out

Work to help preserve and maintain historic buildings in Wisbech High Street gets under-way this week when the second annual Gutter Clean event is held.

A cherry picker will spring into action on Thursday(22), to clear gutters and gullies of leaves and overgrown vegetation – a common ...

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Cambridgeshire County Council leader proposes pay cut for members as 'gesture of unity' with staff

"We are in this together" is the message Cambridgeshire County Council leader Steve Count is keen to give to staff at the local authority.

In early October the council announced the workforce would have to take three days unpaid leave over the Christmas period - which equated to a 1.2 per ...

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Festive fun for all the family as The North Pole comes to Cambridge

If you thought the North Pole was thousands of miles away then think again, as the magic of Christmas is much closer than that – Cambridge in fact.

The North Pole at Parker's Piece opened its doors to patrons this weekend (Saturday, November 17) and offers fun for all the family with ice ...

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Leverington Sports and Social Club unveil exciting plans for a new multi-use games area

A village sports and social club has unveiled exciting plans which could see a new £100,000 multi-use games area created for community use.

Leverington Sports and Social Club unveiled their proposals during a recent visit by local MP Steve Barclay, who has offered support in trying to ...

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Plans have been submitted for a community farm offering therapeutic courses on the outskirts of Wisbech

Ambitious plans to create a community farm in Fenland offering therapeutic support for children, young people and adults have taken a step forward.

People and Animals UK - a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, has now submitted an application to create a therapeutic facility on land ...

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North East Cambs MP Steve Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary

Local MP Steve Barclay has been named as the new Brexit Secretary this afternoon (Friday).

Mr Barclay, MP for North East Cambs, who has been a Leave Supporter was previously serving as a health minister in Theresa May's Conservative government.

He replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned ...

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Wisbech business is fed up with their car park being used as a toilet

A business owner is to meet with police to discuss what action can be taken to deal with people urinating and defecating in her shop’s car park.

Vicki Richardson who runs the family’s Bed Centre business in Wisbech with her sister Kelly Tinsley, said they were reluctant to raise the ...

2018-11-16 17:53 open_in_new
Wisbech woman issues heartfelt plea to help find her stolen cats

A distraught cat owner has issued a heartfelt plea for help in finding her seven pets after they were stolen in two raids in three weeks.

Lynn Upchurch, who was in hospital at the time of the thefts, is hoping someone may have the vital information needed to return her cats, which were ...

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Chatteris home to national museum out to turn youngsters away from gangs and knives

Chatteris is set to become home to a national museum early in the new year which aims to inspire youngsters and help fight knife crime.

From Hungerford to Dunblane, from early cars with gun holes to the current epidemic of knife crime, the Museum of Armed Policing, housed in the town’s ...

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