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Time on furlough and without a job sees March father put his hobby into focus

A March father has put his time on furlough from the start of lockdown to good use honing his photographic skills.

David Kightly, who has since been made redundant from his engineering job, has always enjoyed photography, but never had the time needed to develop his skills.

However, ...

yesterday 18:56 open_in_new
Wisbech Market Place improvements scheme wins £200,000 funding from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Wisbech and Fenland featured strongly in the first tranche of proposals to help Cambridgeshire’s historic market towns ‘get fit for the future’.

Mayor James Palmer won approval from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board for Fenland’s Wisbech and Whittlesey ...

yesterday 17:53 open_in_new
Have your say on Fenland Council’s licensing policy

Residents and business owners are being urged to have their say on how licences should be managed in Fenland.

Fenland District Council is seeking views on its Draft Statement of Licensing Policy, which sets out how it regulates businesses that sell or supply alcohol, provide entertainment ...

yesterday 15:47 open_in_new
Car park plan for village station steams ahead after approval

Work is well under-way to design and construct a new car park at Manea railway station after plans for the much-needed project were unanimously approved.

Proposals for the 112-space car park, which will be built on land at Fodder Fen Road immediately to the north of the station, have been ...

yesterday 15:47 open_in_new
Shona scoops two trophies at March Golf Club's Ladies Captains Day

Emma Norman held her Ladies Captains Day at March Golf Club and 28 ladies played in a shotgun start individual stableford competition.

Results: 1 Shona Kent 35 points, 2 Sandra Russell 33, 3 Emma Smith 32.

The Past Captains Trophy was also won by Shona Kent. nearest the pin on ...

yesterday 14:44 open_in_new
LETTER: I feel very sad that Wisbech has come to this

I have never written to the paper before but now I feel the need to put pen to paper.

Visiting Wisbech Market today, I decided to eat my lunch in St Peter’s Gardens, which look beautiful at this time of year and are a real asset for the town.

I sat on a bench, as did two other ...

yesterday 13:41 open_in_new
Fenland's leisure centres extend opening hours

Leisure centres across Fenland will return to almost pre-lockdown opening hours next week as they continue to build on their safe and successful reopening.

Since reopening in July on a phased basis, the centres in Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech have continued to welcome new and ...

yesterday 13:41 open_in_new
Summer of success for Cambridgeshire's Rural Action Crime Team sees 24 arrests

Dismantling cannabis factories, reuniting people with stolen property and operational drone flying have been part of a busy summer for the Rural Crime Action Team.

The team have attended 821 incidents, made 24 arrests, conducted eight warrants, dismantled 35 drugs factories and made 18 ...

yesterday 13:41 open_in_new
Young Linnets thrash Wisbech St Mary

A second half collapse saw Wisbech St Mary lose their sixth game out of six on Wednesday night.

Stuart Beckett's men led this Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Division One North game against King's Lynn Town Reserves 3-2 at the interval.

However, the young Linnets came out for ...

yesterday 11:35 open_in_new
Long Sutton to lose TSB branch in March 2021

The last remaining bank in Long Sutton is to close next year, it has been announced today.

TSB has confirmed that its branch in West Street will shut for good on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

The latest blow to Long Sutton, where a branch of Barclays Bank was closed down in August 2018, ...

2020-09-30 19:44 open_in_new
How did Long Sutton man die?

There is an interesting memorial slab in St Mary’s Church in Long Sutton, which reads: ‘ALAS! POOR BAILEY’. It is clearly a ‘nod’ to one of Shakespeare’s famous lines: ‘Alas! Poor Yorick’ (from Hamlet), says researcher Stuart Henderson, but that’s it – no dates, first names ...

2020-09-30 18:41 open_in_new
Former Parson Drove woman Sade is top influencer

In a world where social media influencers such as cleaning guru Mrs Hinch have overtaken filmstars in terms of popularity, a former Parson Drove woman has found herself joining in their success.

Shade Egun, who grew up in the village, has amassed more than 59,000 Instagram followers and ...

2020-09-30 17:38 open_in_new
Superheroes run for Wisbech church

Superheroes descended on Fenland at the weekend as they joined forces to raise money for a Wisbech church.

On Saturday, Tony Foice-Beard and a group of fellow runners dressed up as superheroes to run a marathon across Fenland in aid of St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church after its main ...

2020-09-30 17:38 open_in_new
Sutton Bridge farmer explains how the cost of GPS thefts affects us all

A Sutton Bridge farmer has revealed the true cost GPS thefts can leave with them after farm machinery was stolen across South Holland.

Lincolnshire Police has confirmed that 13 thefts were reported between September 17 and 19, with thousands of pounds worth of equipment being taken in the ...

2020-09-30 17:38 open_in_new
Definite signs of improvement as Wisbech lose second league game

Wisbech Town 0, Worksop Town 3

Pitching In Northern Premier League South East Division

When the league fixtures were announced last month, Wisbech's management team would not have been marking down their first two games as ones they expected points from.

2020-09-30 02:56 open_in_new
King's Lynn hospital which serves Wisbech, Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge and university are joining forces on bladder cancer and exercise study

A hospital is joining forces with a university to study bladder cancer and exercise.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn and Anglia Ruskin University are collaborating to launch this important study.

Dr Cristian Ilie, Urology Consultant, and Dr Lee Smith, Reader in Physical ...

2020-09-29 19:35 open_in_new
New online form helps protect against domestic abuse

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has launched a new online form to help protect individuals from domestic abuse.

Members of the public can now apply for information about their partner’s history of domestic abuse online via the force’s website.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, ...

2020-09-29 17:29 open_in_new
Wisbech kick-off home league campaign tonight

Wisbech Town manager Brett Whaley has praised his youthful side ahead of tonight's first home game against Worksop Town.

The Fenmen finally welcome fans back to the Fenland Stadium for the first time in nearly seven months.

"This league is tough and the fixtures certainly don't get ...

2020-09-29 16:26 open_in_new
Wisbech Gateway now ready for development

National property developer Godwin Developments has bought a 10-acre roadside retail, business and leisure site in Wisbech for development.

The 'Wisbech Gateway' is situated between Cromwell Road and the A47, just under two miles from the town centre.

The site has had planning ...

2020-09-29 15:23 open_in_new
Chatteris driver put lives at risk to avoid police

A driver who put lives at risk in a bid to avoid police has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Jordan Harrison (23) was spotted driving his silver BMW erratically in London Road, Chatteris, in November last year.

He reached speeds of approximately 50mph in a 30mph zone and when ...

2020-09-29 12:14 open_in_new
Wisbech kick-off home league campaign

Wisbech Town manager Brett Whaley has praised his youthful side following a tough start to the season, but admits that "the aim is to avoid relegation at the end of the season."

Wisbech finally welcome fans back to the Fenmen stadium for the first time in nearly seven months.

"This ...

2020-09-29 12:14 open_in_new