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Wisbech Masons give a boost to school's memorial appeal for tragic schoolboy

A school project to build a memorial to a pupil tragically killed in a road accident last year has been given a boost by members of the Masons.

Representatives of the Lodge of Goodfellow ship in Wisbech presented a cheque to Year Six pupils at the town's Elm Road School on Friday in ...

yesterday 14:05 open_in_new
Be part of the next 80 years of volunteering at Citizens Advice Rural Cambridgeshire

Citizens Advice Rural Cambridgeshire (CARC) wants people to be part of the next 80 years of its history by volunteering with them.

The Citizens Advice service started almost 80 years ago on the eve of the Second World War and is supported by 22,000 volunteers across England and ...

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Former soldier with PTSD finds new purpose supporting fellow veterans

A former soldier from Wisbech who struggled to cope in the civilian world has found a new purpose leading others to help fellow veterans.

Paul Atkinson, 50, completed three tours of duty on the front line in Iraq, including the second Gulf War in 2003, and also served in Bosnia and ...

yesterday 09:53 open_in_new
Boots Bridge at Manea will open this evening - but it will be after rush hour

At last Manea villagers will be celebrating later this evening when Boots Bridge finally re-opens - but it won't be open at peak home time.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council confirmed the bridge should re-open between 7pm and 8pm this evening, ahead of schedule and in time for ...

2019-05-24 19:05 open_in_new
Son saves mum from abusive ex-partner

Officers have praised a man who saved his mum during a vicious attack by her ex-partner.

Jamie Howard, 46, called the victim on April 4 demanding to know where she was, breaching an existing restraining order.

She returned home at about 8pm to find Howard drunk, stood outside her ...

2019-05-24 14:53 open_in_new
Surprise delivery prompts massive thanks from Wisbech family

A Wisbech family has issued a massive thank-you to the staff of a town centre store after they helped deliver a baby on Thursday afternoon and have also thanked the townspeople who rallied to offer items for the unexpected newborn.

Proud grandmother Vivienne Hagger explained her daughter ...

2019-05-24 13:50 open_in_new
Anger at Clinical Commissioning Group delaying release of free IVF findings

The decision by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to delay announcing whether or not it will reinstate free IVF treatment has led to angry outbursts on social media.

The Board of the CCG held its monthly meeting (May 14), and afterwards released a statement ...

2019-05-24 11:44 open_in_new
Linda becomes new Mayor of Chatteris

Long serving town councillor Linda Ashley was unanimously elected as the new mayor of Chatteris at the recent annual council meeting.

Coun Ashley who was re-elected to represent the Wenneye ward in the recent local elections, has served as a councillor the past 16 years. She has been ...

2019-05-24 10:41 open_in_new
Five centres caring for the most vulnerable in Cambridgeshire had funding cut by the county council

Five centres offering support for Cambridgeshire’s most vulnerable have had their funding reduced by the county council.

The Adults Committee voted five to three, with Conservative councillors voting for and opposition Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors voting against cuts to ...

2019-05-24 10:41 open_in_new
National recognition for Chatteris man who managed school construction

A Chatteris man who spearheaded a project to build a new school in Littleport has won national recognition.

David Bristow won the ‘Rex S. Reynolds Memorial Award’ for his involvement with the Littleport Academy project.

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction ...

2019-05-24 08:36 open_in_new
Homes plan is recommended for approval despite objections from local residents

Plans for affordable homes to be built on the site of a former March care home look set for approval despite a raft of local opposition.

Ms S Brind has submitted an application on behalf of Sanctuary Affordable Housing Ltd to build 24 homes on the former Kingswood Park site off Kingswood ...

2019-05-23 19:59 open_in_new
'Events like this are a great way to capture everyone’s imagination' says headteacher

Children at All Saints Inter-Church Academy walked through the ages with time traveller and

storyteller, Baskerville Oldface as part of National Walk to School Week.

Pupils at the March school were this week joined by Baskerville Oldface who helped teach them about the benefits of ...

2019-05-23 15:47 open_in_new
Fundraising duo organise indoor cycling event and raise £3,500 to Magpas Air Ambulance

Two days of pedal power helped to raise cash for Magpas Air Ambulance at March leisure centre.

Wayne Marshall, local crew commander for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue and spinning instructor, alongside Andy Cornwell centre manager at the George Campbell in March staged the weekend long ...

2019-05-23 14:44 open_in_new
Climbing centre looks for permission to move into a former cold store warehouse in Wisbech

A West Norfolk climbing centre is hoping it has finally found a new home after planning permission was granted to a scheme looking to use the land it currently occupies.

Fenrock Climbing is currently based off Isle Road in Outwell, having been opened in October 2016 by Nate ...

2019-05-23 13:41 open_in_new
Policer officer arrested and suspended over allegations involving indecent images of children

A March police officer has been suspended after they were arrested on suspicion of making/distributing/possessing indecent images of children.

The unnamed officer was arrested last Thursday (May 16) when the case was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which investigates ...

2019-05-23 13:41 open_in_new
Campaign to save town swimming pool gathers momentum with support from MP Steve Barclay

The campaign to save the Empress Swimming Pool for the community of Chatteris is gathering momentum with a Gofundme page launched and written support from the local MP.

The pool in Park Road was unsold when it went under the hammer at an auction in London on Tuesday.

Chatteris Town ...

2019-05-23 12:38 open_in_new
'Transport is something that effects everyone, so the public's input on this will be important'

The public is set to be have a chance to help shape a strategy to tackle transport challenges and support ambitions for growth in Cambridgeshire over the next 30 years.

The Combined Authority’s Local Transport Plan (LTP) will provide the policy foundation and strategic context for key ...

2019-05-23 12:38 open_in_new
Club appeals for return of 'beloved cast iron roller' stolen from a Fenland village

A model flying club has been left 'flabbergasted' after thieves made off with their agricultural cast iron roller.

Posting on a local Facebook page the King's Lynn Aero Model Club are appealing for help in the return of the roller, which was stolen from Station Meadow Flying Field in ...

2019-05-23 12:38 open_in_new
March Academy U13 Girls first to beat Pinchbeck Utd top-of-table side

March Academy U13 Girls 2 Pinchbeck United U13 Girls 1

An incredible all-round team performance from this talented group of March Academy girls against high-flying top-of-the-table Pinchbeck, who hadn’t lost a game all season.

Pinchbeck scored 10 minutes into the first half, ...

2019-05-23 09:29 open_in_new
Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage

Nearly 11,000 Fenland workers were earning less than a real living wage of £9 per hour in the year to April 2018 according to new data.

In fact 25 per cent of the area's jobs (10,750) paid less than £9 per hour and just over a third of these were part-time, meaning the majority are ...

2019-05-23 09:29 open_in_new
Leverington Three Counties Running Club Matt Hunter leads best Hunstanton Supersprint times in swim, cycle and run

Three Counties Running Club members tackled a triathlon, a Supersprint event which is slightly shorter than a Sprint, at not so ‘Sunny Hunny’, Hunstanton.

The event consisted of a 200m swim that took place at the Alive Oasis pool, followed by an 18k cycle ride that was a 3x looped ...

2019-05-22 20:53 open_in_new