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Rail summit on key Ely North junction agrees early lobbying of government is essential to secure funding
A rail summit called by South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss turned into a war cabinet on Friday when she and three other East Anglian MPs together to decide a plan of action to force the government’s hand over the Ely North rail junction. ...
2018-05-09 02:56 open_in_new
It’s time to regroup after title heartache, says Wisbech Town boss

Devastated Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell says its time for the players to regroup after their failure to win the United Counties League crown yesterday.

The Fenmen went into Saturday’s game against Daventry Town knowing they would be crowned champions with three points at the ...

2018-05-08 02:48 open_in_new
Fenland Rods’ love-Lee haul at Kingsland Lake

On a very hot and sunny day Fenland Rods were at the in-form Kingsland Small Carp Lake, which saw some huge weights taken.

First past the post with a massive 224lb 14oz was Kev Lee.

He caught fish to 15lb on cat meat fished on a short pole line, the win made all the sweeter as he ...

2018-05-07 19:26 open_in_new
Wisbech Wheeler Becky in fine form with PB

Becky Murley continued her run of excellent results by leading the Wisbech men home in the Lea Valley CC Open 10.

A powerful effort in fine weather on the fast course near Newmarket gave her a new personal best of 22.10 and a ladies’ club record which she continues to improve.

Her ...

2018-05-07 19:26 open_in_new
Wisbech rugby youngsters clinch Eastern plate victory

Under-15 players from Wisbech Rugby Club capped an excellent season by winning the Eastern Counties Plate.

Victory over both Sudbury and Wymondham clinch victory for the youngsters who only lost two games through the whole season.

Wisbech, as runners-up in the Cambridgeshire Rugby ...

2018-05-07 19:26 open_in_new
Doddington Medical Centre’s van could have been stolen to order before being torched

Professional thieves could have been behind the theft of a van used by the Doddington Medical Centre to transport items between its surgeries and also out to vulnerable patients.

Dr Simon Hambling said the theft two weeks ago had caused disruption for the practice which also covers ...

2018-05-07 16:18 open_in_new
Doddington Medical Centre’s van could have been stolen to order before being torched

Professional thieves could have been behind the theft of a van used by the Doddington Medical Centre to transport items between its surgeries and also out to vulnerable patients.

Dr Simon Hambling said the theft two weeks ago had caused disruption for the practice which also covers ...

2018-05-07 12:06 open_in_new
Rail summit on key Ely North junction agrees early lobbying of government is essential to secure funding
A rail summit called by South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss turned into a war cabinet on Friday when she and three other East Anglian MPs together to decide a plan of action to force the government’s hand over the Ely North rail junction. ...
2018-05-07 09:59 open_in_new
It’s time to regroup after title heartache, says Wisbech Town boss

Devastated Wisbech Town manager Gary Setchell says its time for the players to regroup after their failure to win the United Counties League crown yesterday.

The Fenmen went into Saturday’s game against Daventry Town knowing they would be crowned champions with three points at the ...

2018-05-06 14:02 open_in_new
Doddington golfer Isaac, 18, enjoys success on fairway

Doddington golfer Isaac Rowlands has enjoyed success on the fairway.

The 18-year old finished eighth out of 63 competitors in the men’s individual golf category at the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships, also becoming the highest-ranked player for the Eastern region in ...

2018-05-05 19:09 open_in_new
Inquest begins into Leverington woman’s death at King’s Lynn hospital

An inquest has heard further details about a 28-year-old woman who died at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February of last year.

The case, which began at Lynn’s Coroner’s Court today, heard that Kirsty Tolley, of Leverington, died at the QEH on February 19.

Expert ...

2018-05-04 21:05 open_in_new
New lease of life for one-time Long Sutton butcher’s

A former butcher’s shop in Long Sutton once branded as “unsightly and deteriorating” is set for a transformation.

Long Sutton developers Sean Portass and Dana Garkavaya have bought what was once Barlings and then Barton’s Butcher’s in Bull Lane.

The couple have ...

2018-05-04 19:00 open_in_new
Inquest begins into Leverington woman’s death at King’s Lynn hospital

An inquest has heard further details about a 28-year-old woman who died at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February of last year.

The case, which began at Lynn’s Coroner’s Court today, heard that Kirsty Tolley, of Leverington, died at the QEH on February 19.

Expert ...

2018-05-04 19:00 open_in_new
Chatteris fighter Jordan Gill back in the ring this weekend

Chatteris fighter Jordan Gill puts his undefeated 19-0 record on the line against tough Hungarian David Berna tomorrow night.

Berna comes to the ring with an impressive 14 knockouts from 18 fights with only three loses and he is the number one ranked super featherweight in ...

2018-05-04 14:47 open_in_new
New lease of life for one-time Long Sutton butcher’s

A former butcher’s shop in Long Sutton once branded as “unsightly and deteriorating” is set for a transformation.

Long Sutton developers Sean Portass and Dana Garkavaya have bought what was once Barlings and then Barton’s Butcher’s in Bull Lane.

The couple have ...

2018-05-03 19:53 open_in_new
Indisciplined title winners Wisbech Acorns suffer shock Chatteris defeat

Cambs 3B

Chatteris Fen Tigers 3

Wisbech Town Acorns 2

Wisbech Town Acorns suffered a post-title defeat at the hands of Chatteris Fen Tigers.

Prior to this defeat, Acorns were on a 13-game unbeaten streak, having secured the league title the week before.

The team ...

2018-05-03 18:51 open_in_new
Leverington Three Counties runner Mattless competes in the Mad March Hare 10k

On a very windy and damp three-lap course of the runway at the old RAF base, Three Counties Running Club member Mark Mattless ran the Coltishall Jaguars Mad March Hare 10k race.

There was no personal best for Mattless on this occasion, but he still finished in a cracking time of ...

2018-05-03 18:51 open_in_new
March Ladies hit goal trail in double header

March Town Ladies faced Cambridge University Ladies in a double-header in the S Tech Prem League.

In the first game, Emma Frost’s corner went into the net to level the scores.

Shannon Shaw also scored from close range and it was 2-2 at half-time.

After the break. Kayleigh ...

2018-05-03 18:51 open_in_new
Wisbech Grammar students in double celebration

Wisbech Grammar School has had double cause for celebration with two of its pupils hitting top form in their respective sports.

Alana Pritchard is making leaps and bounds in the world of trampollining, while swimmer Oliver Smithee has been making a splash in the pool by collecting a host ...

2018-05-03 18:51 open_in_new
Wisbech Wheelers smash old record

The Wisbech Wheelers team record for 25 miles tumbled this weekend with a new mark of 2-43.52 for the combined times of three riders.

The event was run on Saturday, near Newmarket, by the East District Veterans Time Trial Association which allows non-vets to ride in the open races although ...

2018-05-03 18:51 open_in_new
March Town Utd look to bounce back after four defeats

After a great start to his return to March Town United, the honeymoon period appears to be over for manager Brett Whaley.

The Hares have lost four in a row in Thurlow Nunn Division One.

They lost 3-1 at home to Diss on Saturday – despite Casey Logan’s penalty putting them in ...

2018-05-03 18:51 open_in_new