Wisbech Standard

Covert cameras deployed to catch fly tippers in Fenland are often stolen Councillor Peter Murphy tells fellow members

17:06 26 February 2017

Sarah Cliss

Councillor Pete Murphy, Fenland District Council's cabinet member for the environment, says covert cameras used to catch flytippers are often stolen.

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Landlords in Fenland should pay for inspections rather than leaving the area’s Council Tax payers to pick up the bill says councillor

10:06 26 February 2017

Sarah Cliss

Cllr Will Sutton, Fenland District Council's cabinet member for neighbourhood planning.

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A councillor described Fenland District Council’s decision to scrap the introduction ...

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Ely College students given a taste of university life with visit to University of East Anglia in Norwich
Twelve Year 8 students from the College travelled to Norwich as part of the College’s ‘Brilliant Club’ programme. The students were given a number of tasks which, if completed, allowed them to ‘graduate’. ...
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Help us apply for cash to build a new skate park in Bath Road Wisbech plea by Councillor Virginia Bucknor

17:06 25 February 2017

Sarah Cliss

Cllr Virginia Bucknor independent town and district councillor for Waterlees Village wants help in applying for funding for a new skate park in Bath Road, Wisbech.

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A bid to raise ...

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Wimblington dad gets in the ring for an ultra white collar charity boxing match in memory of his grandad

10:53 25 February 2017

Kath Sansom

Tony Meads is taking part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing Match to raise money for Cancer Research PHOTO: Tony Meads

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A Wimblington dad is preparing for his first boxing match at ...

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Fenland District Council sets it budget for 2017/18 with a rise of less than £5 for the year for most households

10:06 25 February 2017

Sarah Cliss

Cllr Chris Boden congratulated Fenland District Council officers and cabinet members for their hardwork in keeping the council 'ahead of the game' financially as they set the annual budget on ...

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Cambs recycling plant boss Brian Brader, jailed for four years for £1.1m VAT fraud, told to pay back £221,000 or face two more years inside

Brian Brader, pictured here during a fire at his NKB Recyling firm in July 2014, has been ordered to pay back over £210,000 or face two more years in prison. PHOTO: Steve Williams

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A Chatteris recycling company boss jailed for a £1.1 million VAT fraud has been given a ...

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‘Hilarious, situational comedy’ Invincible is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre stage

16:25 24 February 2017

Ben Jolley

Invincible, a ‘hilarious, situational comedy about the North/South divide in England, is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre stage next week. PHOTO: Cambridge Arts ...

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Wisbech Town ‘aren’t panicking’ following departure of top-scorer Harry Limb, says boss Dick Creasey

Dick Creasey says the departure of top-scorer Harry Limb will not force him into making a move for another striker. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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Wisbech Town boss Dick Creasey says he will not turn to the transfer market to replace teenage striker Harry Limb.

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Calls to finally ‘condemn hare coursing to the history books’ as new statistics reveal Cambridgeshire police were called to over 830 cases in just four months

More calls have been made to stamp out hare coursing in Cambridgeshire after police statistics revealed officers were called to 831 incidents between October 2016 and January 2017. PHOTO: Steve Williams

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Cambridgeshire police are being forced to deal with an average of seven ...

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The Falcon Ensemble Orchestra and Canadian pianist Naomi Woo will perform at Chatteris Parish Church

15:10 24 February 2017

Ben Jolley

Canadian pianist Naomi Woo will perform at Chatteris Parish Church on Saturday March 11. PHOTO Chatteris Music Society.

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The Falcon Ensemble Orchestra and Canadian pianist Naomi Woo ...

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Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse appointed new boss of King’s Lynn Town after the sacking of Gary Setchell

Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town after seven years at the club's helm. Picture: Simon Moore/Focus Images

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Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse has been appointed as manager of King’s Lynn Town after the Linnets sacked Gary Setchell.

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Sutton driver’s incredible escape after tree comes crashing down on his car at Witcham near Ely - only injury a small cut to his hand

13:08 24 February 2017

Ben Jolley

David Keene was driving to work through Witcham when the tree fell onto his car. PHOTO: Elliot Warren.

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Sniffer dogs help uncover 56,000 illegal cigarettes and 76kg of tobacco - valued at around £8,000 - from shops in March and Wisbech

Wagtail sniffer dogs helped uncover 56,000 cigarettes and 7,600g of hand rolling tobacco believed to be counterfeit and non-duty paid from four shops in March and Wisbech on February 9.

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Two search dogs helped sniff out thousands of pounds worth of illegal tobacco in raids in ...

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Fenland Animal Rescue lends a helping hand after lorry overturns on A141 at Rings End

The horses were all unharmed and reunited with their owners. PHOTO: Fenland Animal Rescue

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It wasn’t just the emergency services that were busy during Storm Doris yesterday.

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TEN fallen trees cause chaos - including road closures and power outages - across March, Stretham, Wisbech, Leverington, Tydd St Giles and Friday Bridge as Storm Doris hits Fenland

10:49 24 February 2017

Ben Jolley

Cambridgeshire Highways, U.K. Power networks, BT, Magpas, Cambs Fire & Rescue and the East of England Ambulance Service worked together to deal with fallen trees, overturned lorrys and other incidents ...

2017-02-24 12:53 open_in_new
Witnesses saw bricks blown from the end gable of a property in Chatteris and smash on to two cars below in Storm Doris

10:52 24 February 2017

Kath Sansom

Bricks fell onto two cars in Chatteris from the high winds in Storm Doris PHOTO: Leah Templeman

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Eye witnesses described watching part of a block of flats blown away by Storm Doris ...

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Homes in Fenland and Ely areas are currently without electricity thanks to Storm Doris with UK Power Network bringing in extra engineers to help restore power

10:25 24 February 2017

Sarah Cliss

A tree which was blown down in Long Drove, Friday Bridge on yesterday Thursday brought down a power line. PHOTO: Fenland Police.

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Thousands of homes across the county including ...

2017-02-24 12:53 open_in_new
Wisbech Town striker Harry Limb signs for Burnley

Harry Limb, who netted 22 goals for Wisbech Town this season, has signed for Premier League side Burnley. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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Wisbech Town striker Harry Limb has signed for Premier League side Burnley.

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Five hurt after Storm Doris blows over a bus in Walton Highway near Wisbech - bus also thought to have hit lamp post

16:31 23 February 2017

Sarah Cliss

A double decker bus was blown over in Walton Highway today (February 23) leaving 11 people injured. PHOTO:Viktorija Kunceviciute, who was in the bus when it overturned,

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A double ...

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Driver’s incredible escape after tree comes crashing down on his car at Witcham near Ely - only injury a small cut to his hand

16:48 23 February 2017

Ben Jolley

Damage to the front of the car

A man who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his vehicle in Witcham escaped with just a small cut on his ...

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