Fenland Citizen

King’s Lynn hospital boss pledges to listen in new role

The new boss of Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) took up his post today with a pledge to listen to the views of both staff and patients.

Jon Green, who was formerly chief operating officer of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said his first priority was to meet as many ...

2017-05-11 15:31 open_in_new
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Brewis pledges to be ’more strident’ about ward

Sutton Elloe county councillor Chris Brewis has vowed to be “more strident” about issues affecting his ward after winning a fourth term as its representive.

Coun Brewis, an Independent councillor for Sutton Elloe since May 2005, was re-elected by just 358 votes ahead of Jack ...

2017-05-05 16:11 open_in_new
Owner spared prison after dogs launch vicious attack against another

The owner of two Staffordshire bull terriers which attacked another dog and its owner on a footpath was today (Friday) given a suspended jail sentence at Lincoln Crown Court.

The two staffies escaped from the garden of their owner Benjamin Copeland’s home and were running loose along the ...

2017-04-28 20:15 open_in_new
SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: Animal feed is food of life for Martin

Martins Animal Feeds of Long Sutton

What do you do when the job you have had for 45 years suddenly ends in redundancy?

That was the crossroads reached by Martin Grimshaw before he set up his animal feed business in Long Sutton which has grown to such a extent his wife Susan ...

2017-04-27 17:51 open_in_new
Complaint after cafe stocks ‘golliwogs’

The owner and customers of a Long Sutton cafe have defended its sale and display of golliwogs as “earning the community a little bit of pocket money”.

Mal’s Vintage Tea Shop, in Market Place, had a collection of golliwogs (gollies) made in Long Sutton on display when ...

2017-04-24 20:29 open_in_new
UPDATE - West Norfolk MPs confirm intention to seek re-election

West Norfolk’s current MPs have today confirmed their intention to stand again at the forthcoming general election.

Under Conservative rules, sitting MPs must be formally re-selected in order to stand on June 8.

But, today, Sir Henry Bellingham and Elizabeth Truss ...

2017-04-20 22:57 open_in_new
Wife jailed for shooting husband

A Long Sutton woman who “catastrophically” injured her husband when she fired his shotgun was today (Tuesday) jailed for two years.

Mary Jane Taylor (57) left her husband, Alan (58) with a “useless” left arm when she discharged two shots from the weapon, a court ...

2017-04-20 13:01 open_in_new
BREAKING NEWS - Shock in West Norfolk as snap general election is called

Political activists in West Norfolk have spoken of their shock after plans for a snap general election were announced this morning.

Prime minister Theresa May has said she wants to hold a poll on June 8 in a bid to stop what she described as her opponents’ “political game playing” on ...

2017-04-19 22:39 open_in_new
New drive to reduce speeding on Norfolk and Suffolk roads

Police have launched a fresh initiative against speeding on the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Officers will today begin a week-long campaign of enforcement and education work, as part of a Europe-wide scheme co-ordinated by the European traffic police network TIPSOL.

Chief inspector ...

2017-04-17 22:11 open_in_new
UNEXPLAINED DEATHS: UPDATE THURSDAY 11.55AM Man and woman found dead in Lutton named by police

Lincolnshire Police has today said that a man and woman found dead in Lutton are “believed to be” Lawrence and Bernice Williams, both aged 50.

Post mortem examinations have been carried out but a police spokesman said that it is thought Mr Williams, whose body was discovered ...

2017-04-13 14:43 open_in_new
Bodies found in Lutton home to be identified tomorrow

The bodies of a man and woman found dead in a home in Lutton will be formally identified by police tomorrow morning (Thursday).

Officers involved in the investigation had been probing the disappearance of primary school teacher Bernice Williams, who has not been seen since March 25. ...

2017-04-12 21:07 open_in_new
UNEXPLAINED DEATHS: No formal identification until Thursday

Lincolnshire Police today (Tuesday) confirmed they are investigating the cause of death of a man and woman found at a house in Lutton and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

But they said formal identification of the bodies would not take place until Thursday.

Forensic teams ...

2017-04-12 01:17 open_in_new
Women encouraged to get breast screening in Long Sutton

A mobile unit that provides a free breast screening service to women 50 years of age and over has arrived in Long Sutton to offer appointments for three months.

The mobile screening unit, run by the Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service, is situated at the Long Sutton Medical Centre in ...

2017-03-31 23:21 open_in_new
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