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This is when to see a pink supermoon in the night sky this week

This week presents the opportunity to see a pink supermoon in the night sky.

A supermoon is when a full moon looks slightly bigger and brighter than a normal moon.

In March, the worm supermoon was obscured by clouds, but it looks like the April supermoon should be visible all ...

yesterday 17:14 open_in_new
Wisbech man charged with multiple burglaries and thefts

A Wisbech man has been charged with seven offences including theft of goods worth more than £11,000.

Jeffery Burton, 44, of no fixed address, was arrested on Friday afternoon (3 April) in connection with incidents in Wisbech between 25 March and 2 April.

He has since been charged ...

yesterday 16:11 open_in_new
Wisbech mum is using fabric from her children's wear business to make surgical-style masks

A Wisbech mum who makes handmade children's clothing is using off-cuts left over from her business to make surgical-style masks.

Jodiy Smithee, of Redmoor Lane, has turned her hand to mask making using the material leftover from the clothes she makes and sells through her business - ...

yesterday 13:02 open_in_new
Help us to help you…. and save lives - A message from Norfolk Police Federation chairman Andy Symonds

"Policing during the effective lockdown is going to be incredibly difficult.

"Many police officers are and will be in self-isolation or caring for family members who are themselves unwell. Most police officers do not have the option to work from home and they will be interacting with ...

yesterday 13:02 open_in_new
Worzals Farm Shop in Wisbech offers ‘no contact’ service for those self-isolating because of COVID-19

Worzals Farm Shop in Wisbech remains open but not as usual. Instead they are operating a call and collect service in-line with the social distancing measures enforced by the Government to keep their staff and customers safe.

Vulnerable members of the community and those self-isolating are ...

yesterday 11:59 open_in_new
Chatteris-based group with members across Fenland have been supplying vital safety protection to key NHS workers

Key health workers across Fenland are keeping safer thanks to the work of a group organised by a Chatteris-based planner.

Mat Carpenter has organised a group of volunteers from Chatteris, March, Thorney and beyond to make face shields for key NHS workers and others on the front-line using ...

yesterday 10:56 open_in_new
Wisbech café is doing a great job with home deliveries

My mum and I would like to thank Andy and Vicky for the delicious meals we have been purchasing off them as part of their Bygones Café home delivery service.

My mum is 85 years old and is therefore part of a vulnerable group and is confined to home. I am 59 years old and only go out to ...

2020-04-05 14:53 open_in_new
March policing: why has it taken coronavirus to get them patrolling?

Last Monday, a police car driven by a solitary officer prowled up and down Station Road in March, even venturing into some side streets.

I imagine they were searching for arch non-social distancing criminals.

I wonder where patrolling police have been these past years, or how quickly ...

2020-04-05 14:53 open_in_new
Oak tree fire in Sutton St Edmund

Firefighters attended a large oak tree blaze this afternoon (Saturday).

The blaze was at a property on Guanockgate Road, Sutton St Edmund.

A crew from Crowland attended at 3.44pm and used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

The blaze was caused by embers from a controlled burn ...

2020-04-04 22:05 open_in_new
Drink driver in Wisbech

A drink driver was arrested in Wisbech this afternoon (Saturday).

After being stopped by police, he failed the roadside breath test by blowing 73, the limit being 35.

The driver was arrested and taken to the police station.

Arrests in Chatteris and Wisbech during coronavirus ...

2020-04-04 22:05 open_in_new
Arrests in Chatteris and Wisbech during coronavirus foot patrols

Fenland Police made two arrests yesterday (Saturday) while on foot patrols to engage with the community and make sure everyone was up to date with the current government guidelines over cornavirus.

The team arrested a male in his 40s from the Wisbech area who was wanted in connection with ...

2020-04-04 16:50 open_in_new
Police issue reminder about staying at home ahead of warm weekend

This weekend will see the county bathed in warm weather. Normally this would be a cause for celebration and would see family and friends spending time outside in the many beauty spots which Cambridgeshire boasts.

However, in these unprecedented times, police are issuing a reminder that ...

2020-04-03 22:59 open_in_new
Fenland Council deny 'slash and burn' policy as trees are felled in Wisbech

Fenland District Council has been accused of having a ‘slash and burn’ policy when it comes to the areas trees.

Alan Wheeldon, who volunteers with the Wisbech in Bloom group as well as Street Pride, posted a picture of trees cut down along New Drove in Wisbech this week.

He said: ...

2020-04-03 18:47 open_in_new
Cambridgeshire mayor intervenes to keep vital bus services running for key workers and the elderly

Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer has stepped in to help keep buses running for people with essential jobs and no other option to travel to work along with measures to support older people use the bus to get to the shops when necessary.

Since the UK moved to observing social distancing ...

2020-04-03 15:38 open_in_new
Plans submitted to convert former Fenland charity shop into a dental practice

A former March charity shop which has laid vacant for years is set for a new lease of life to help a much needed health service to expand.

Dr Amiras Choksi has applied for planning permission to turn the former Community Chest premises in Broad Street into a dental surgery.

A design ...

2020-04-03 14:35 open_in_new
Send us your rainbows say Fenland police

Fenland Policing have issued a big thank-you to those who have been sending in pictures of rainbows to both March and Wisbech police stations.

Posting on their Facebook page they said: "A big thank you to every young person who has sent us their rainbows so far!

"We really do enjoy ...

2020-04-03 13:32 open_in_new
Coronavirus: more people test positive in Cambridgeshire

More than 160 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Cambridgeshire through testing, it was announced today (Thursday, April 2).

Public Health England says there has been a rise of 25 cases in the county, with 166 people now testing positive.

There are 153 cases in Lincolnshire ...

2020-04-02 23:53 open_in_new
Two more coronavirus deaths confirmed at King's Lynn

A further two patients have died at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

In a statement released this afternoon (Thursday, April 2), chief executive Caroline Shaw said two men had died, one in his 60s and one in his 70s.

It brings the total number ...

2020-04-02 18:38 open_in_new
Comet Atlas set to light up the night sky this month and could be brighter than Venus

A massive comet will be visible in the skies above England this month.

Comet Atlas, which is five times the size of Jupiter, will be visible from Earth throughout April.

By the end of the month, it should appear in the sky brighter than Venus.

At the moment is it close to Mars' ...

2020-04-02 18:38 open_in_new
Fenland schoolboy's sign of the times brings a smile to passers-by

A March schoolboy Connor Saunders has decorated the fence at his home in a bid to put a smile on the face of passers-by.

The nine-year-old Westwood Primary School pupil originally wanted to paint the fence outside his family home in Elliott Road, but was persuaded by my mum Emma to create ...

2020-04-02 17:35 open_in_new
Fenland firm sets up dedicated task force to help speed up production of ventilators

A Wisbech firm has set up a new COVID-19 task force to help speed the design and production of ventilators and other essential medical equipment.

Anglia Components has announced the formation of a COVID task force to coordinate and allocate available inventory and resources to support ...

2020-04-02 16:32 open_in_new