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March family celebrates arrival of fifth generation with birth of baby River Green

A March family had plenty to celebrate at a recent get together at the town's Two-Ten restaurant.

Not only were they celebrating a 70th birthday, but also an upcoming 50th wedding anniversary, and the arrival of a fifth generation member.

And the family's matriarch, Joyce Carroll ...

2019-03-22 18:59 open_in_new
Less than 1,000 Fenlanders sign anti-Brexit petition

Fewer than 1,000 Fenland people have signed a petition calling for the Government to revoke Article 50 and for Britain to stay in the EU.

As of 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday) only 989 in the North East Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency had signed the petition (just 0.8 per cent of the ...

2019-03-22 13:44 open_in_new
Four become five as another Conservative joins the ranks of Fenland's new independents group

A Wisbech town councillor has become the fifth Conservative to leave the party to join a new group of Fenland independents.

Andy Maul announced his decision to join Will Sutton, Mike Cornwell, Michelle Tanfield and Fred Yeulett, today (Thursday) after personally telling Wisbech Town ...

2019-03-21 18:50 open_in_new
Teenager charged with Christmas Day assault on Chatteris man

A teenager has been charged with the Christmas Day assault on Chatteris man Robert 'Speedy' Lea - who is still recovering in hospital.

Michael Cocksedge, 18, of Treeway, Chatteris, has been charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and has been given conditional bail ...

2019-03-21 18:50 open_in_new
Chatteris slimmer Steve Nicholson is a big loser but may become a big winner too

Being the best at losing wouldn’t normally help you to scoop an award - yet one man from Chatteris has done just that after being named the town’s ‘Greatest Loser’ 2019.

That’s because Steve Nicholson has lost a life-changing 4st to take the title, which is awarded to the member ...

2019-03-20 18:41 open_in_new
Spending on Fenland street lights up by tens of thousands of pounds

Fenland District Council spends tens of thousands of pounds more on street lights compared with five years ago, figures reveal.

Across England, however, councils are cutting lighting costs - which the Local Government Association says can "free up vital cash to protect under pressure ...

2019-03-20 13:26 open_in_new
Cambridgeshire's Police and Crime Commissioner signs new deal saving police force money on support services from uniforms to cars

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite has led the signing of a deal which could save Cambridgeshire’s police force £2 million a year.

The procurement deal, signed last Friday (15th March) with six other police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners allows the Constabulary to ...

2019-03-20 13:26 open_in_new
Neighbours catch Chatteris burglar red-handed

A man who was caught red-handed burgling a property in Chatteris has been jailed for more than two years.

Duncan Brittain, 40, was burgling the property in Bridge Street, on the evening of Saturday, 10 November, when he unwittingly alerted neighbours who heard him in the annex.

The ...

2019-03-20 12:23 open_in_new
Mark Mattless battles Coltishall wind in Jaguars Mad March Hare 10k

A fantastic weekend of running for Three Counties Running Club with podium spots, PB’s and first-time outings in TCRC colours.

The weekend started with Louise Drew flying to run in the Logicom Cyprus Half Marathon which is held in Paphos.

The course was a beautiful out-and-back ...

2019-03-20 10:17 open_in_new
Hares blood four 16 year-olds in starting 11 for S Tech Prem game

Cambs Prem Ladies League

March Town 1 Fulbourn Institute 1

The Hares blooded four 16 year-olds in their starting 11 for this S Tech Prem game against Fulbourn Institute and put in a solid performance – but only after Fulbourn took an early lead.

The Hares forced their way ...

2019-03-20 10:17 open_in_new
Peele Community College race heads towards Lutton on Fenland flat and straight roads

On Sunday 14 members of Fenland Running Club (FRC) headed to Long Sutton to take part in the Sublime Spring 10k.

Starting and finishing at the Peele Community College the race heads out of Long Sutton towards Lutton on classic Fenland flat, fast and straight roads.

Despite turning ...

2019-03-20 10:17 open_in_new
Revealed: how many deaths air pollution causes in Cambridgeshire

Air pollution causes five in every 100 deaths of people aged 30 and over in Cambridgeshire, data reveals.

Public Health England is proposing a ban on cars idling in areas like schools or hospitals, while councils call for more funding to tackle pollution and improve public ...

2019-03-19 20:38 open_in_new
First-time strike from Nancy Davies while Lisa Lowe goes close

East Women’s Hockey League

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 2 Newmarket 4’s 0

Wisbech had another solid performance on Saturday.

They started positively and dominated from the start. Midway through the first half a superb strike from Racheal Bateman delivered her first league ...

2019-03-19 19:35 open_in_new
Strong performances from Jennifer Wood, Jayden Parkinson, Alfie Woodcock, Robbie Neal and Seth Davies, all passing 10th Kyu

Wisbech Samurai held a grading day on Sunday at its Marshland Hall Dojo.

The first of two sessions was for beginners grades and mostly juniors taking part. This was a terrific performance from the youngsters.

There were very strong performances from Jennifer Wood, Jayden Parkinson, ...

2019-03-19 18:32 open_in_new
March mum calls for help in road safety fight for town's Station Road

A March mum has launched an online petition to help improve road safety for the town’s schoolchildren.

Caroline Beeken wants to see traffic lights with a pedestrian crossing across Station Road near North Street, traffic calming measures to reduce vehicle speed and a 20mph limit between ...

2019-03-19 16:26 open_in_new
Wisbech man had pepper spray for his 'own protection' court hears

A 21-year-old Wisbech man was given a pepper spray canister by his mother “for his own protection”, a court heard.

King's Lynn magistrates were told yesterday (Monday) that Nathan Lloyd Weston’s family had been subjected to attacks on their person and property. Police were involved ...

2019-03-19 16:26 open_in_new
Pupils recognised as ‘Team with the Greatest Potential’

Children from classes 5 and 6 at the Anthony Curton Primary School, Walpole St Peter, recently took part in a sporting tournament run by Wisbech Grammar School.

There were many local schools who participated in the Wisbech Grammar School mixed netball programme, and Anthony Curton came out ...

2019-03-19 15:23 open_in_new
Fenland has five new oncall firefighters as county fire service enrols 12 new recruits

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed 12 new on-call firefighters.

The group will begin serving at stations around the county after completing their initial training course including five in Fenland.

The group passed out on Sunday (March 17) and will be joining stations ...

2019-03-19 14:20 open_in_new
New community midwifery hub opens in Wisbech

New and expectant mothers in Fenland will be receiving their care in the first Midwifery Community Hub.

Midwives from King's Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital Team started providing clinics and classes within brand new facilities at The North Cambridgeshire Hospital, in Wisbech, from yesterday ...

2019-03-19 14:20 open_in_new
Lilies six points ahead of main rivals Over Sports who have two games in hand

Cambs League Kershaw Senior A leaders Chatteris Town kept in the title hunt with a 3-0 away success at Huntingdon United.

Goals came from Jack Saunders, Gary Smith (his 27th of the season) and sub Jermaine Watson at Sapley Park for the Lilies, who are five points ahead of Orwell and six ...

2019-03-19 14:20 open_in_new
Royal visit for Chatteris manufacturer

Princess Anne, will visit Chatteris next Friday (March 29) to find out more about a local manufacturer’s commitment to apprenticeship training.

The Princess Royal will also learn more about its ground-breaking work in the medical and nuclear decommissioning sectors.

During the ...

2019-03-19 13:17 open_in_new