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Annual electoral registration canvass gets under-way in Fenland.

Fenland residents are being urged to keep a look out for important information through the post as the district’s annual electoral canvass gets under-way.

The annual canvass is a review of the electoral register, which Fenland District Council must carry out every year to ensure the ...

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Road closure extended to allow further emergency works to derelict building in Wisbech High Street

A road closure to allow for urgent demolition work in Wisbech High Street has been extended.

The High Street was temporarily closed on Monday, July 15, as Fenland District Council began emergency works to partially demolish the derelict building at 11-12 High Street.

Investigations ...

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Opportunity for residents of Wisbech to see latest transport scheme plans

Wisbech residents will have a chance to find out more about transport schemes planned for the town next week at a public event.

The Wisbech Access Strategy is a package of schemes aiming to improve transport in the area. The schemes will be vital to support future housing and job growth ...

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Cambridgeshire Police clampdown on speeding motorists and catch six drivers over the speed limit in March

During the last seven days officers in March have caught six speeding motorists in an effort to making the roads in Fenland safer.

The action has come in response to public concerns about speeding in the area and as a result officers from the local neighbourhood team have been carrying out ...

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Wisbech woman rides high after beating cancer and raising charity cash for King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A Wisbech woman who has truly kicked it to cancer after raising more than £2,000 by cycling 21 miles on board a Penny Farthing.

Determined Beverley Wakefield had only mastered the art of riding a Penny Farthing in May but earlier this month, she completed the route between Wisbech and ...

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Wisbech Community Farm opens its doors to showcase progress so far

Less than 12 months ago Wisbech Community Farm was nothing more than a muddy field with one oak tree planted during a royal visit.

Now the seven acre site off Old Lynn Road has been transformed and on Wednesday its creators and volunteers opened the doors to show local people and ...

2019-07-19 14:44 open_in_new
Duchess of Cornwall's helicopter narrowly escapes head-on crash in skies over Fens

The Duchess of Cornwall had a near miss in the skies over Fenland while flying in a helicopter from the Queen's Sandringham estate.

Camilla was in a Sikorsky S76 chopper from the Queen's Flight on her way from attending the Sandringham Flower Show to her home in Gloucestershire, when she ...

2019-07-18 17:44 open_in_new
Affordable homes plan for Springfield Avenue March approved despite planning officer's opposition

A social housing group has been given the go-ahead to build 40 affordable homes despite a recommendation by Fenland planning officers to refuse the application.

Yesterday's (Wednesday) planning committee saw members go against the officer's recommendation for the proposed 40 affordable ...

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Council tax payers in Cambridgeshire paying larger share of policing costs figures show

Council tax payers in Cambridgeshire will have to stump up an extra £7.8 million towards local policing this year, figures reveal.

The latest Home Office data shows that £63.4 million in funding for Cambridgeshire Constabulary will come from council tax bills in 2019-20 – up from ...

2019-07-18 14:35 open_in_new
Charity match and fun day to remember much-loved Wisbech man Riki Boughen

This weekend sees a charity football match being held in memory of a Wisbech man killed in a head-on collision last year.

Riki Boughen, 43, died after the collision on the A47 on January 17, 2018, now his family has organised a charity match and fun day in his memory for Brake, the road ...

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People in the Wisbech St Mary advised to keep windows closed as fire crews tackle major farm blaze

Firefighters from three counties were busy overnight (Wednesday) tackling a major fire in a Fenland village. Cambridgeshire, Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have been tackling the large blaze in Wisbech St Mary.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire said: "We ...

2019-07-18 12:29 open_in_new
Wisbech Tennis Club men’s ‘A’ team Gary Fitzjohn, Brett Lambert, Dylan Slow and Julian Brooks beat Huntingdon B

Wisbech Tennis Club were in action with three games this week – with mixed results.

On Tuesday the men’s ‘A’ team of Gary Fitzjohn, Brett Lambert, Dylan Slow and Julian Brooks had a home win of 6-2 against Huntingdon B.

All the team played well, especially the youngsters, in ...

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Closely-fought Tydd St Giles golf captain's day raises £3,450 for Ferry Project Fenland charity

On Saturday (July 13) Tydd St Giles Men's club captain Giles Stearne put on his captains day Stableford event, and over 140 golfers from around the region took part in a closely fought competition with only a point separating the top three.

Giles thanked all for taking part, also thanking ...

2019-07-17 20:44 open_in_new
Wisbech man stalked his ex-girlfriend and threatened her friends

A man who repeatedly harassed his ex-girlfriend before threatening her friends has been sentenced.

Jordan Hughes, of New Drove, Wisbech, began harassing his former partner after she ended their relationship in January this year.

The 25 year old bombarded the woman with constant texts ...

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Zoe Wilson bags 3 PB times as Wisbech Swimming Club dominate Round 4 Junior Fenland League at Deepings

Another powerful team performance saw leaders Wisbech Swimming Club dominate its Round 4 Junior Fenland League draw at Deepings on Saturday (Jul 13).

Leading from the outset, the team put in a series of strong swims in the gala’s first quarter to build a 16-point advantage over closest ...

2019-07-17 18:38 open_in_new
Suspended sentence for Chatteris man who had hundreds of pornographic images of children

A man who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children as well as extreme pornography has been sentenced.

James Lancefield, 34, of Station Street, Chatteris, had his home searched by police in April 2017 after a device registered to him was used to upload indecent images of ...

2019-07-17 18:38 open_in_new
Tydd Gote Angling Club: North Level Main Road match sees Andrew Kilby beat runner-up Greg Chalat

Tydd Gote Angling Club: The North Level at Main Road produced an impressive leading weight in the Sunday club match although the backing weights were some way behind.

Andrew Kilby found himself on peg 25 and took a 4lb plus bream first cast and followed it up with another two of a similar ...

2019-07-17 18:38 open_in_new
Leverington Three Counties Running Club's Vicki Drake, Sarah-Jane Macdonald and Teresa Rodrigues all Beat the Tractor at Manea

Three members of Three Counties Running Club took part in the Beat the Tractor Manea 5k Race on Saturday.

The aim is to beat two tractors back to the finish line.

One tractor is timed for a finish of 26 minutes and the other 36 minutes.

All three ladies came in before the ...

2019-07-17 17:35 open_in_new
Fenland councillors will pay tribute to former chief executive Ernie Thompson who has died aged 86

Councillors will pay tribute tomorrow to former Fenland District Council chief executive, Ernest (Ernie) Thompson, following his death at the age of 86.

Tribute will be paid at tomorrow’s full Council meeting and a minute’s silence will be held. The Fenland flag is also flying at ...

2019-07-17 14:26 open_in_new
Teachers and staff unite for a world-class education in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire

Teachers, senior school leaders and support staff unite to promote a world-class education in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire in a conference today (17) to share best practice and boost professional development.

The inaugural Golden Thread Conference will also hear early evidence and ...

2019-07-17 12:20 open_in_new
Urgent appeal for donations as Wisbech Foodbank fears for busiest summer ever with increased food bank need during school holidays

Wisbech Foodbank is asking local people to check what donations are most needed in the area, as they prepare for a busy summer with increased need during the school holidays.

In previous years, the rise in the number of families struggling to stretch their money to cover the summer break ...

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