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Mark Cross is on the oche for ninth fundraiser at March GER Sports Club

The date is set - Once again the GER Sports Club in March will be hosting a charity darts day in aid of the Oncology Department at Peterborough City Hospital.

All profits from the event, organised by Mark Cross, will be donated to the hospital adding to the funds already raised, which to ...

yesterday 17:38 open_in_new
John Welbourn completes 100th parkrun as record numbers run at King’s Lynn

Fenland Running Club were out in force on Saturday at the 388th King’s Lynn Parkrun when the club took over most of the volunteering roles for the first time.

Many of the members took over tasks such as marshalling, time keepers, barcode scanning, token sorting, finish tokens, lead bike, ...

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Fenland branch of Santander is among 140 set to close this Spring

The Spanish-owned bank announced plans to reshape its branch network, cutting its branches by around a fifth, in response to changes the way customers do their banking.

The Market Place branch in Wisbech will close at the beginning of May - eight months after the closure of the March Broad ...

yesterday 14:29 open_in_new
Extra jail time for Whitemoor prisoner who attacked officers and fellow inmate at March prison

A prisoner who launched a series of attacks on prison officers and a fellow inmate has had more than two years added to his sentence.

Simeon Langford was serving an 11-year sentence in HMP Whitemoor, March, for a serious assault when the attacks happened.

Langford, 35, approached ...

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Review highlights opportunity for radical reform to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bus network

A strategic review into the opportunities to improve the bus network across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has included a recommendation to produce a business case exploring options for radical reform.

The Strategic Bus Review report, published today (Wednesday), was commissioned by the ...

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Clarkson Surgery in Wisbech is in merger talks with Octagon Medical Practice to try to beat recruitment and finance issues

A Fenland GP surgery is set to merge with a group of other practices in Peterborough and Huntingdon in a bid to beat recruitment and finance issues.

The Clarkson Surgery in DeHavilland Road, Wisbech, announced its intentions to merge with the Octagon Medical Practice at the end of last ...

yesterday 10:17 open_in_new
First race of 2019 season is eventful with indoor skating rink slippery for all

The Wisbech Inline Speed Skating team travelled to Derby for the first race of the 2019 season and it proved an eventful day.

The floor at the indoor skating rink in Derby was slippery for all racers and the event was littered with high speed spills.

Nevertheless, the 12-strong ...

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Folksworth 15-mile sees Graham Rushmer as first club member home in fantastic PB

Amongst the 433 runners, five Three Counties Running Club members travelled to Folksworth to take part in the 30th year of the Folksworth 15-mile race.

It featured two laps of an undulating course, all on country roads, with three fairly steep hills on each lap which help to make this a ...

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14 per cent of babies born in Fenland in 2017 are being raised by single parent

One in eight Fenland babies are born to single parents, new data reveals.

Single parent charity Gingerbread said lone parents still face some stigma, but that recent reports debunk the idea that having only one parent can negatively impact children.

Office for National Statistics ...

2019-01-22 19:29 open_in_new
Other prize winners were Mick Stacey, Geraldine Larham and Andrew Larham

With freezing temperatures to cope with, more than 500 runners from the surrounding area completed the Folksworth 15-mile road race on Sunday.

March AC was well represented with 29 runners.

First home for the club was Toni Alcaraz, winning third lady in the race with a time of 1 hour ...

2019-01-22 19:29 open_in_new
Both games see strong tackles and sterling runs from teams

A large squad from St Ives travelled to play Wisbech under-12’s, who only had a small squad, so both teams were mixed to form two ‘Barbarians’ teams.

Both games saw strong tackles and sterling runs from both teams to score several well-worked team tries.

Tries came thick and ...

2019-01-22 19:29 open_in_new
Revealed: How much Fenland District Council is spending to watch you

Fenland District Council spent £246,000 on CCTV to watch its residents last year, according to official figures.

But amid the pressure of budget cuts, spending has fallen by 10.9 per cent since 2010, when the annual bill was £ 276,000.

The AA has accused councils of making "shed ...

2019-01-22 16:20 open_in_new
Tony Finch, Bunny Miles, Duncan Hobbs and Mark Mobberley win 8-0 to gain promotion from Division 8 as champions

A win for Chatteris Tennis Club Men’s 3 team in their final match of the Cambs Winter League has secured yet another promotion for them.

Playing at Girton, the team of Tony Finch, Bunny Miles, Duncan Hobbs and Mark Mobberley won 8-0 to gain promotion from Division 8 as ...

2019-01-22 15:17 open_in_new
Many anglers lacked ice breakers and -6c in the Fens meant that most of venue was frozen over

Once again the HAJAC Winter League match was spread across the Fenland drains to ensure most of those competing found plenty of bites, writes Ken Wade.

Unfortunately, it didn’t all go to plan as the coldest night of the year so far preceded round two.

Many of the anglers failed to ...

2019-01-22 15:17 open_in_new
First pupil to benefit from close association with first class county

Wisbech Grammar School is proud that Year 10 pupil George Gowler has accepted a place on the Emerging Players Programme (EPP) at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

News of the Wisbech Town CC youngster’s move was revealed in the Fenland Citizen on January 2.

Director of sport at ...

2019-01-22 14:14 open_in_new
Sutton Ladies beat much improved St Ives 2nds 2-1

Bury St Edmunds 0 Long Sutton Men’s 1sts 1

For the second time in three weeks Sutton played Bury, with the whole team playing well at the top-of-the-table side.

The visiting team were under pressure early on. Sutton’s outstanding players were the four defenders and the goalie ...

2019-01-22 14:14 open_in_new
Wildcats continue unbeaten run at Ely in third Friday night ‘under the lights’ fixtures

Wisbech loosehead prop Michael Watts was selected for Cambridgeshire County in the final of the Eastern Counties Tri-County Championship versus Norfolk, played on Wednesday evening at Ely Rugby Club.

Watts, a regular in the Wisbech 1st XV front row, started in the no.1 shirt and played the ...

2019-01-22 14:14 open_in_new
Wisbech man jailed after modern day slavery offences

A man took control of a vulnerable foreign national’s passport and bank details before making him work 12-hour shifts for little or no pay.

Michail Charitonov, of Cannon Street in Wisbech, forced the man to sleep on a camper van mattress and use a curtain for a blanket.

The ...

2019-01-22 13:11 open_in_new
Jack Friend (2), Max Mattless and Craig Gillies net for Hares who are two points behind third-spot Swaffham Town

March Town United stick in Thurlow Nunn League First Division North fourth place following a 4-0 away win at Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves on Saturday.

Jack Friend (2 – pictured), Max Mattless and Craig Gillies netted for the Hares who are on 46 points from 23 games, two points ...

2019-01-22 13:11 open_in_new
Theft of defibrillator is putting lives at risk in Chatteris

A group that is fundraising to buy defibrillators for Chatteris have hit out after one of the life-saving devices was stolen.

The defibrillator housed in an unlocked cabinet outside the Emanuel Church in Chatteris was taken some time last month. It was provided by the British Heart ...

2019-01-21 16:11 open_in_new
Fenland District Council produces new guide to help owners of older buildings

A free and practical guide has been launched to help owners of historic properties to maintain their buildings and preserve them for years to come.

‘Love it or Lose it’ has been published by the Wisbech High Street Project as part of the Heritage Lottery Fundʼs Townscape Heritage ...

2019-01-21 16:11 open_in_new