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Witnesses sought after tractor worth £3,500 stolen from Walpole St Andrew

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a Kubota tractor worth £3,500 from Walpole St Andrew.

The burglary took place between 7pm on Thursday, November 7 and 7am on Saturday, November 9 at a property in Market Lane.

The Kubota L275 tractor is described as orange, ...

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Hero police officer receives commendation for rescuing a motorcyclist following a Fenland crash

A police officer who rescued a seriously injured motorcyclist from a water filled ditch has been presented with a certificate for bravery by Cambridgeshire's Chief Constable.

PC Harvey Nutton was presented with a Royal Humane Society certificate by Chief Constable Nick Dean for the rescue ...

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Launch of new Wisbech Music Society season on Friday

Wisbech Music Society launches its 2019-2020 season on Friday with a performance by a pianist with an international reputation.

Twenty-eight-year-old Latvian-born Antonina Suhanova will treat the audience at Wisbech Grammar School’s Russell Hall to a concert featuring works by Schubert, ...

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Wisbech appearance for 'Rebels and Friends' production

A theatre company who enjoyed sell-out success when they previously appeared in Wisbech will be performing at the town’s Rosmini Centre next Thursday (November 21).

Stoke Ferry-based Lynx Theatre and Poetry are stopping off at the Queen’s Road venue with their play Rebels and Friends ...

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March and Chatteris libraries turning back the clocks

Christmas past and recipes from centuries ago figure in events coming up at March and Chatteris libraries.

On Monday, November 25, March Library in City Road is hosting an event called ‘Mrs Cromwell and 17th Century Cooking’ from 2pm-3.30pm.

It’s a tasty trip through the ...

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By George! Becky is winner of the Chatteris name the bear competition

A fundraising effort by the Cross Keys Hotel in Chatteris has given a boost to the town's annual Poppy Appeal. The hotel and restaurant in Market Hill started its fundraising with the sale of unique stained glass poppy ornaments, and the amount from this is yet to be finalised. The second was ...

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University Academy Long Sutton careers fair

University Academy Long Sutton held a very successful careers fair for its students.

Over 40 organisations visited the school to talk to students about the different options available to them such as universities, colleges, sixth forms, apprenticeship schemes, The Armed Forces, the Police ...

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Santa's Wisbech sleigh dates

Father Christmas is gearing up for his annual sleigh runs around Wisbech with the help of the town’s Lions Club.

All the sleigh routes listed will start at 5.45pm and finish about 7.30pm.

Santa will be making his first appearance with the Lions at the annual Wisbech Christmas ...

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Councillor wants help to move play equipment to a park in Walsoken

A Fenland councillor is calling for action to provide much needed play equipment at a children's play area.

Councillor Dave Patrick claims he has been fighting an uphill battle to have new equipment provided at the Jasmine Park in Walsoken and feels his attempts are being ...

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Former Upwell councillor 'devastated' following five-year ban from public office

A former borough councillor has been banned from holding public office for five years after admitting gaining a false signature on an electoral form.

David Pope, of Small Lode, Upwell, was also fined more than £3,500 for the offence, which took place ahead of the West Norfolk Council ...

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The Good Liar - plot twistingly brilliant or completely bonkers?!

FILM REVIEW: THE GOOD LIAR (15) THE LIGHT CINEMA, WISBECH, OUT NOW

STARRING: HELEN MIRREN, IAN MCKELLEN, RUSSELL TOVEY AND JIM CARTER

RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 49 MINS DIRECTOR: BILL CONDON

Sometimes you leave the cinema and you're really not sure about the film you've just watched. ...

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Parson Drove Car, Bike and Trike Show made £14,000 for charities

The 13th annual Parson Drove Car, Bike and Trike Show proved a massive success for charities, raising a whopping £14,000 this summer. Now the money, which brings the grand total raised in the past 13 years to £84,220, has been handed over to the chosen charities at a presentation evening held ...

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Wisbech town centre pub could become shop units if planning is approved

A town centre pub has served its last orders and is now looking for a new lease of life as shops - if current owners can gain the necessary planning permission.

The Rift Bar - formerly The Case in the Horsefair in Wisbech - has been closed for over six months and the owners say it will not ...

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Driver and home owners have miracle escape after car crashes into Parson Drove house

A young woman had a miraculous escape after her Mini car careered off a Fenland road and into the corner of a house demolishing a wall and leaving its occupants badly shaken.

The incident happened at around 7.30am this morning as the Bates family of Harold's Bank, Parson Drove, were ...

2019-11-13 17:47 open_in_new
Odd behaviour at a March school is all in good fun but had a special message too

There was something a bit odd about pupils at a March school this week - but it was all in a good cause.

The children at Burrowmoor School donned mismatched footwear to celebrate Odd Sock Week. They were just some of the pupils nationwide to take part in the campaign, co-ordinated by the ...

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Fenland District Council reviews contract working with Peterborough City Council for private anti-litter enforcement

Fenland District Council has reviewed the first eight months of its contract working with Peterborough City Council to provide private environmental enforcement.

A contractual partnership between Fenland, the city council and LA Support/Kingdom Group has been in place since ...

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Brexit Party candidate pulls out of North East Cambridgeshire after leader's announcement over Tory held seats

Brexit Party candidate Paul Bullen has pulled out of the race to be North East Cambridgeshire's new MP after leader Nigel Farage announced they would not fight Tory held seats.

Monday's announcement by Mr Farage has angered Mr Bullen who said the first he knew about the decision to step ...

2019-11-13 14:38 open_in_new
March A praise Wisbech Town Acorns Reserves for playing whole 90 minutes with 10 men in Cambs League Mead & Plant Div 2B

March A beat Wisbech Town Acorns Reserves, who gained praise from the Hares’ manager Kieran Daplyn by playing the whole 90 minutes with 10 men, 4-2 in the Cambridgeshire League Mead & Plant division 2B.

March A’s David Sykes also saved a penalty from Acorns.

March Reserves lost ...

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Wisbech Ladies hockey 2nds are gr-eight in Long Sutton derby with Emma Baker, Lou Sandall and Andrea Eggleton bagging braces

Wisbech Ladies 2nds 8 Long Sutton II 1

Wisbech started the game slowly, put under pressure by a very surprised Sutton side.

When Wisbech got into their game the goals started to flow. The home side are now looking more confident and stronger on the ball each week in all areas of the ...

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Wisbech U18 Colts learn from rugby losses by national sides Shelford and Bury St Edmunds at Cambridge

Wisbech U18 Colts travelled to Cambridge on Sunday to take on national sides Shelford and Bury St Edmunds.

Despite scoring a try against Bury, Wisbech were on the back foot for the majority of the two matches, with both Shelford and Bury showing their dominance throughout.

In the ...

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To avoid flooding anglers at Tydd Gote fish below the platforms and Archie Greenwood wins from Andrew Kilby

Tydd Gote Angling Club: Report for w/e 10 November 10

With the Environment Agency ensuring water levels in the North Level are kept low to avoid any flooding, the anglers at the Tydd Gote AC Sunday club match at Main Road were again fishing below the platforms.

The fish were also ...

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