Fenland Citizen

Watch out for fish sellers on your doorstep in South Holland

Police are warning people about doorstep traders selling fish for high prices after a complaint of assault in Long Sutton.

It happened in Daniels Crescent, off Little London, where it was alleged that an item was thrown at an occupant on at about 11.30am on Monday, March 15.

Police ...

2017-03-25 22:53 open_in_new
Sutton St James campaign for bus service has MP on board

Sutton St James is uniting behind moves to bring back a bus service through the village.

Community groups and parish councillors are looking for support to ask bus operator Stagecoach to reroute its 49 service through Sutton St James.

The campaign has the support of South Holland and ...

2017-03-09 00:25 open_in_new
Long Sutton shop to shut over soaring business rates

A Long Sutton equine shop is the first victim of the town’s soaring business rates after its owner confirmed it is to close.

Poppy Webber has blamed county council and tax officers for her decision to shut PeeWee Saddlery, in Hoddins Way, on Tuesday after three years of ...

2017-02-27 18:45 open_in_new
BREAKING NEWS: King’s Lynn Town sack manager Gary Setchell

King’s Lynn Town have tonight sacked manager Gary Setchell.

The move come barely 24 hours after Lynn extended their unbeaten run to eight matches with a goalless draw at Cambridge City.

Setchell leaves the club sitting 13th in the Southern League standings, having picked up 46 ...

2017-02-22 10:43 open_in_new
Long Sutton loses much-loved legend in Pat Pitkin

Tributes have been paid to one of Long Sutton’s much-loved legends, Pat Pitkin, who has died within a year of retiring from her Market Place shop.

Pat’s Flowers played a key role in the town’s life and at its heart for 32 years was the hardworking lady who didn’t call it a day ...

2017-02-19 16:31 open_in_new
Norfolk police panel backs two per cent council tax rise

Police chiefs in Norfolk will continue to face difficult decisions in the coming years, despite a decision to increase the force’s share of council tax.

Members of the county’s police and crime panel unanimously voted to increase the charge by two per cent at a meeting in Norwich ...

2017-02-03 13:11 open_in_new
‘Don’t go to A&E unless you have to’, plead King’s Lynn hospital bosses

Officials at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital have this afternoon pleaded for patients not to go its accident and emergency unit unless absolutely necessary, because of high demand.

Karen Croker, the hospital’s chief operating officer, said a short time ago: “Over the last couple ...

2017-02-02 01:57 open_in_new
Tony Martin slams police at King’s Lynn forum meeting

Notorious West Norfolk farmer Tony Martin stepped back into the spotlight last night when he criticised police services in the area.

The 72-year-old first hit the headlines in 1999 when he was jailed for life after shooting dead a teenage burglar at his home in Emneth Hungate.

He ...

2017-01-31 21:15 open_in_new
Bury St Edmunds' sevens tournament to kick off Super Sevens Series
The biggest tournament of its kind in East Anglia this year - Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club's Greene King IPA Sevens tournament - has been given the accolade of doubling up as the first event in the 2017 Super Sevens Series. ...
2017-01-30 19:39 open_in_new
Volunteers needed to be police chaplain

An appeal for volunteers willing to train and become voluntary police chaplains has been made by Churches Together in All Lincolnshire.

The role sees volunteers providing a listening and support service for police officers as they protect people who live and work in the county.

It is ...

2017-01-30 19:39 open_in_new
Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

Cancer patients are let down by greedy drug companies who delay availability of well-established treatments and raise the ...

2017-01-30 16:19 open_in_new
Console Corner: Micro multiplayer mayhem as legend of gaming returns

Ask gamers of a certain age to name their top 10 childhood titles and Micro Machines would feature in most.

Imagine the excitement then after Codemasters announced last week the legendary racer is set to return in April.

Micro Machines World Series sees the miniature multiplayer ...

2017-01-28 14:45 open_in_new
One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

The poll of 2,000 UK adults also revealed skipping the first meal of the day can come back to bite you throughout the day. ...

2017-01-27 14:31 open_in_new
What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

For many Brits there’s nothing better than a greasy, full English but with so much to include on the plate, what’s your must-have ingredient?

It appears that fans of the fry up rate bacon as being the single most important ingredient with 89 per cent of people surveyed ...

2017-01-25 17:17 open_in_new
French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know
How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey. ...
2017-01-24 18:09 open_in_new
Nintendo Switch games revealed as launch looms large

Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch is out in just over a month’s time and a host of games have been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

For those who haven’t already seen, the Switch is a “hybrid” console, allowing different modes of play with the main unit shaped ...

2017-01-23 20:03 open_in_new
’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

Around two-thirds of employees, and managers, said that formal reviews were time-consuming and outdated, in a survey by software firm Adobe - who themselves have abandoned the process of ...

2017-01-23 14:33 open_in_new
35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work
Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work. ...
2017-01-18 14:49 open_in_new
How a Bull turned into a blight on the scenery of Long Sutton

According to South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, “Long Sutton is a Lincolnshire jewel; neither too big, nor too small; not too grand, nor too humble”.

Mr Hayes’ introduction to the Long Sutton Community-Led Plan of 2011 was full of admiration for the town’s market ...

2017-01-17 22:19 open_in_new
Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

An endless cycle of sore throats, runny noses, migraines and sickness bugs means mums are left feeling under the weather 18 ...

2017-01-17 14:33 open_in_new
In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

Scientists predict that for six months in 2022, stargazers will be able to witness the birth of the ...

2017-01-17 10:03 open_in_new