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Wisbech and District Camera Club score second in an annual photography battle

PUBLISHED: 15:41 23 March 2019

Ben Jolley

The presentation of the four-way battle trophy: Roger Newark LRPS.CPAGB, chairman of the Wisbech Camera Club, Nik Akers LRPS the judge from East Rudham, and Dave Stewart, president of the ...

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One hundred of the most famous and influential women celebrated at Newmarket portrait exhibition

PUBLISHED: 14:35 23 March 2019

Ben Jolley

One hundred women are featured in the decade-long portrait project by Anita Corbin named ‘100 First Women Portraits’. Picture(s): ANITA CORBIN

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Ely artist John Lyons to lead Ellie the Eel community repair workshops thanks to £2,455 in donations

PUBLISHED: 12:35 23 March 2019

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Ellie the Eel will enjoy a new lease of life at this year�s Eel Day Parade thanks to donations of more than �2,000 to help repair her. Ely artist John Lyons leads four community repair ...

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Professor Lord Robert Winston gives talk as part of King’s Ely science week

PUBLISHED: 10:35 23 March 2019

Ben Jolley

Professor Lord Robert Winston, right, with Ned Kittoe, head of science at King’s Ely Senior (left). Picture: KING'S ELY

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‘Wisbech 2019: Made in Minecraft’ is one of the first towns in the UK to premiere in gaming style

‘Wisbech 2019: Made in Minecraft’ is one of the first towns in the UK to premier in gaming style. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

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The Capital of the Fens is one of the first towns in the ...

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Former Wisbech town mayor Nick Meekins the latest to join what is now Fenland’s ‘gang of six’ ahead of May’s local elections

PUBLISHED: 17:19 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:19 22 March 2019

John Elworthy

Fenland's new 'gang of six' all standing as independents in the May local elections. Top left: Andy Maul and top right Nick Meekins. Middle left: Will Sutton. ...

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Barclay’s constituents in NE Cambs give a cool response to Brexit petition - but for Lucy Frazer in SE Cambs an altogether more lively take up
Fenland has snubbed calls for the Prime Minister to revoke Article 50 – the procedure by which we will leave the European Union – with only 1.41 per cent of the electorate signing the on line petition which today passed the three million mark. ...
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Cambridgeshire County Council reports on its Brexit task force and how we are being prepared for life after we leave the European Union
A taskforce set up by Cambridgeshire County Council to look at the impact of Brexit says fears have been raised by the community and voluntary sector over “inequalities and poverty, pressures upon their services and funding for their work”. ...
2019-03-22 15:02 open_in_new
Dan Barber from Wimblington to run London Marathon 2019 in aid of Cambridgeshire-based mental health charity Red2Green

PUBLISHED: 12:07 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:07 22 March 2019

Dan Barber of Wimblington (pictured) is set to run this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Red2Green, a Cambridgeshire-based mental health charity. Picture: SUPPLIED

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‘Wisbech: Made in Minecraft’ launches this afternoon at the Luxe Cinema

PUBLISHED: 12:11 22 March 2019

Ben Jolley

Collusion commissioned virtual builders Blockworks to recreate a section of the town of Wisbech - in Minecraft. There will be a live launch at 3.30pm today. Picture: ...

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‘Wisbech: Made in Minecraft’ launches this afternoon at the Luxe Cinema

PUBLISHED: 12:11 22 March 2019

Ben Jolley

Collusion commissioned virtual builders Blockworks to recreate a section of the town of Wisbech - in Minecraft. There will be a live launch at 3.30pm today. Picture: ...

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Arsonists set van on fire at night in Gorefield

The road where a van was deliberately set alight last night (March 21) in Gorefield. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Firefighters arrived at the scene on Churchill Road at around 10.30pm ...

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Smart card business Burall InfoSmart in Wisbech will close at the end of March

A smart card manufacturer in Wisbech will be closing at the end of this month after 30 years. Picture: BURALL INFOSMART.

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Burall InfoSmart, based at Venture House, confirmed that ...

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Fenland family made up of five generations with 89-year-old great great grandma and new five-week old great great granddaughter

PUBLISHED: 09:56 22 March 2019

Harry Rutter

A Fenland family are now made up of five generations following the birth of baby River Green just five weeks ago. Picture(s): NATALIE GREEN

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REVIEW: Fighting With My Family is an inspiring true story about never giving up

Fighting With My Family, which stars The Rock, Vince Vaughn, Stephen Merchant, Florence Pugh and Nick Frost is an inspiring true story about never giving up on your dreams. Picture: LIGHT CINEMA WISBECH.

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Fundraising page launched to help Wisbech Angles Theatre pay their £3,500 lost beanstalk bill

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:00 21 March 2019

Ben Jolley

The Christmas panto at The Angles, Wisbech, complete with beanstalk. The original beanstalk the theatre hired got lost in transit and the theatre now faces a ...

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Chatteris man charged with Christmas Day serious assault which left ‘Speedy’ hospitalised on Christmas Day

PUBLISHED: 15:43 21 March 2019

Ben Jolley

Michael Cocksedge, 18, of Treeway, has been charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after Robert Lea, known as Speedy, was attacked in Chatteris and left hospitalised ...

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Another Tory quits Conservative Party to fight Fenland elections as an independent - the ‘gang of four’ becomes the ‘gang of five’

PUBLISHED: 15:49 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:49 21 March 2019

John Elworthy

Four becomes five: The five Tories who will now be standing as independents in May's local elections. From left: Fred Yeulett, Michelle Tanfield, Andy Maul, ...

2019-03-21 18:02 open_in_new
‘Miss you too much’ - family’s tribute to Norfolk crash victim

PUBLISHED: 14:36 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:37 21 March 2019

Flowers and a can of Guinness have been left at the spot where the crash happened Picture: Chris Bishop

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2019-03-21 16:59 open_in_new
Man lied to police after he crashed his £32,000 Audi S3 car into a bollard when ‘trying to retrieve a parcel that had fallen off a seat’

PUBLISHED: 14:51 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:51 21 March 2019

A man from Cambridgeshire tried to fool police officers after he crashed his Audi S3 sports car into a bollard, claiming that it had been stolen. File photo. Picture: WIKI COMMONS

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Retired judge who grew up in Ely lands new role as a sheriff....but this one is purely ceremonial and strictly honorary

PUBLISHED: 13:59 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:00 21 March 2019

John Elworthy

Neil McKittrick, the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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