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Call to Cambridgeshire County Council to cut red tape on street closures

Councillors have expressed support for a petition calling on the county council to reduce the bureaucratic “barriers” and make it easier to temporarily close residential streets for children to play.

So-called “playing out” is where residents close a street to through-traffic for a ...

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Design for new £110,000 skatepark for Manea gets green-light

Skateboarders and scooter fans are set for a major new facility thanks to a project planned for a Fenland village using cash paid by developer.

Works to replace the current wooden skatepark at the playing field in Manea began this week and is expected to take between eight and 10 weeks to ...

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Night of celebration for young people's voluntary work in March

Seventeen teenagers from March were awarded their Young Leaders in Service Certificates by Colonel Mark Knight Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire at a special awards night. The presentation was organised by March Lions and was held on Wednesday (22). Between them the recipients had ...

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Bail for death crash driver from Wisbech after court appearance

A Wisbech man has appeared in court over the death of his car passenger in a crash at Castle Rising.

Andrew James Carter (30), of North Brink, is charged with causing the death of Craig Cooke by careless driving. He was at the wheel of an Audi A4 when the crash happened on Lynn Road in ...

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Night of celebration for young people's voluntary work in March

Seventeen teenagers from March were awarded their Young Leaders in Service Certificates by Colonel Mark Knight Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire at a special awards night. The presentation was organised by March Lions and was held on Wednesday (22). Between them the recipients had ...

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Fines for drivers caught parking illegally outside a March school

Six drivers have been slapped with fixed penalty tickets for poor parking outside a Fenland school.

A member of the Fenland Neighbourhood Police Team visited Westwood School in March yesterday (Wednesday) as part of a regular crackdown on dangerous parking.

Patrols were carried out ...

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New Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies captain 2020 Christine Young reveals chosen charity will be Active for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies section

New golf captain for 2020 Christine Young organised her captain’s drive-in competition.

Christine said she decided to become ladies captain of Tydd St Giles Golf Club this year to raise money for her chosen charity, which is APF, Active for ...

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Chatteris ex-Commonwealth champion boxer Jordan Gill setting up a foundation – Next Generation – using sport to help youngsters and his former school Cromwell College

Former Commonwealth champion boxer from Chatteris Jordan Gill is looking to make a difference in his community by setting up a foundation – Next Generation.

'The Thrill’ has teamed up with SSS Network, a non-for-profit social enterprise, to use the power of sport to impact young ...

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Video: Watch the moment a twenty-four-year-old man from Tydd St Mary is caught driving at 119mph - almost double the speed limit

A motorist who was caught doing nearly double the speed limit has been disqualified from driving.

Patrick Webb, 24, was caught driving his BMW coupe at 119mph by a member of police staff carrying out speed checks on the A141 near Warboys just before 1.45pm on June 3.

The offence was ...

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Six more Fenland District Council owned assets go up for sale at auction

Following the successful auction of Fenland District Council owned land and property assets last October, a further set of Council assets will go under the hammer next month.

Plots of land suitable for future residential development and a former public convenience are amongst the six ...

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Become a 'tree hugger' and save historic Chatteris Wenny Meadow plea

More than 40 people braved water-logged conditions to gather at Wenny Road Meadow to protest the proposed development of the site, which is suggested for 80 houses.

Dog walkers, photographers, children and local councillors were among those who visited the meadow to show their support for ...

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Vile images downloaded by March paedophile police officer included the rape of a baby

A former police officer and scout leader, who admitted downloading and distributing sex abuse images of boys, was told by a judge on Tuesday (21) that being named and humiliated was part of his punishment.

Phillip Richardson - who has changed his name to John Nicholls - was given a ...

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Show held at March Town Hall brings in cash for Macmillan Cancer Support

The newly formed Moonshot Performance Company presented The Last Tango in March recently at the Town Hall, Market Place, March. The performances were preceded by coffee and cake, the proceeds from which were donated to Macmillan Cancer Support and a tidy sum of £95.36 was raised.

The ...

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LK Tennis Academy Wisbech Mini Orange 9&U players take silver in Cambridgeshire Tier 2 tournament at Huntingdon

Mini Orange 9&U players from LK Tennis Academy in Wisbech took the silver on Sunday in the Cambridgeshire Tier 2 tournament at Huntingdon.

LK Tennis Academy runs coaching sessions at Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy for all ages and abilities.

For more information on how to get ...

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Lorraine Wallis takes hockey match award as Long Sutton Ladies draw with leaders Cambridge South

LSHC Ladies First 0 Cambridge South 1sts 0

Long Sutton drew with the league leaders on Saturday after a mixed bag of results over the two games last weekend, a 3-0 win and a 3-0 loss.

Cambs South had swept all opposition aside without dropping points.

They had not taken into ...

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Lee Johnson & Graham Rushmer first of 14 Leverington Three Counties Running Club members home at 31st Folksworth 15-mile

Three Counties Running Club had a fantastic turnout of 14 runners at the 31st Folksworth 15-miler.

The race, which is run over two laps of an undulating course, is all on country roads with three fairly steep hills on each lap. The hills are testing yet it doesn’t deter runners coming ...

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Leverington Three Counties Running Club duo Matthew Knott and Andi Woolley bag PBs at Snetterton 10k race

Three Counties Running Club members Matthew Knott and Andi Woolley took part in the Snetterton 10k race event.

Conditions were fantastic for running and a great personal best (PB) potential race with the 708 runners taking to the fast, flat race track to either run one lap for the 5k event ...

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Former March police officer handed suspended prison sentence after admitting having indecent images of children

A former March police officer has been handed a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to offences involving indecent images of children.

Phillip Richardson (49) – now known as John Nicholls – appeared at Luton Crown Court today (Tuesday).

He was sentenced to 15 months ...

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Prep school at Wisbech Grammar puts the focus on mental health and wellbeing

The Prep School at Wisbech Grammar hosted a Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Day for pupils.

The whole of the school, from Kindergarten to Prep 6, went off timetable for the day and took part in a range of activities that helped them think and learn about different ways to keep ...

2020-01-21 18:44 open_in_new
Wisbech and March to get new police officers

Wisbech and March stations will be welcoming new officers.

A total of 30 new neighbourhood police officers are now settling into their posts across the county following a week of specialist training.

They are part of an increase of 60 new neighbourhood officers, of which 30 started ...

2020-01-21 16:38 open_in_new
Men's hockey draw via Scott Welcher strike at East London is only Wisbech game is survive big freeze

On Saturday morning the weather halted almost all of the scheduled hockey league matches for Wisbech.

Neale-Wade Academy had kindly agreed to accommodate all home matches but unfortunately a section of their pitch just wouldn’t defrost despite the sun shining.

Away teams had their ...

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