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Thriving March Bears ready for new rugby season

No-one knows yet when the new rugby season will start, but players of all ages are ready and raring to go at March Bears.

The club has introduced a second XV and a Colts side for the new season alongside the many junior teams at the Elm Road Sports Field.

Bears secretary Megan Fey ...

yesterday 20:23 open_in_new
March runners in relay action

March Athletic Club fielded five socially-distanced teams each of seven runners in a virtual version of the Green Wheel Relay on the longest day (June 21).

The annual race had been cancelled due to the C-19 pandemic but a challenge was thrown out to March AC by their local friendly rivals ...

yesterday 16:11 open_in_new
Sutton St Edmund Parish Council welcomes two new members, but loses another

Two new members have boosted the numbers on Sutton St Edmund Parish Council so that it is "almost at full strength".

Gary Masters and Jason Wardill were both co-opted, or accepted, as members during the council's first-ever virtual meeting on Wednesday.

Coun Masters, who is married ...

yesterday 11:59 open_in_new
Chatteris lad's story could help other families

A Fenland mum is hoping to raise awareness of a rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus which left her son fighting for his life.

Chatteris family, The Tibbles, had their lives turned upside down when son Liam (8) became unwell in May with paediatric inflammatory multisystem ...

yesterday 08:50 open_in_new
Newton Bowls Club members say 'come and have a go'

“Need some exercise? Need to get out? Need something local to do with the children or grandchildren?

Come and learn to play bowls.”

That’s the message from Newton Bowls Club, whose members are willing to teach you the game – all you need is a flat pair of shoes.

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2020-07-04 22:14 open_in_new
March legend Mattless ready for action again

March Town have announced that club captain Max Mattless will be returning to playing next season after a long injury lay off.

The defender, who has made over 250 appearances for the Hares, picked up a knee injury in training at the beginning of last season and had an operation in ...

2020-07-04 21:11 open_in_new
Dog rescued from Long Sutton pond

A small dog was rescued from a Long Sutton pond this afternoon (Saturday).

A fire crew from Holbeach and Swift Water Rescue Teams from Boston and Spalding fire stations were called to London Road at 1.31pm.

Crews used a four-metre boat to rescue little Ralph, who was left safely with ...

2020-07-04 20:08 open_in_new
Police in Wisbech amazed by helicopter wheel change

Police were amazed at what happened next after they attended a broken down vehicle on the A47 South Brink near Wisbech on Friday afternoon.

A vehicle had a blow out to one of its tyres and the vehicle couldn’t be moved.

However, the driver told them a new wheel was on its way and a ...

2020-07-04 20:08 open_in_new
Letters to the Fenland Citizen editor – July 1, 2020

All that scrimping and saving a total waste

I see COVID is nearly over.

To save big business and the country’s economy instead of our personal health, and human welfare, the five star rating has been reduced so that we can stand one metre apart instead of two metres.

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2020-07-04 18:02 open_in_new
March couple put out call for Roll of Honour plaque

A search has begun to find relatives of former school pupils whose names will be marked on commemorative plaque.

Last week, Peter and Gena Jackman put out an appeal to raise funds to be put towards a Roll of Honour plaque, which is to be placed in the hall at Neale Wade Academy, in memory ...

2020-07-04 14:53 open_in_new
Wisbech woman Carol to 'Brave the Shave'

A Wisbech woman will soon be receiving her first hair cut since before lockdown - but it will be a cut like never before.

Carol Storey (62) is going to ‘Brave the Shave’ to raise money for a cause which is close to her heart.

On Monday,July 6, Carol will have her hair shaved off ...

2020-07-04 10:41 open_in_new
Coronavirus cases in Anglia region leap by 10,000 with release of new data

The number of deaths in our region increased by nearly 10,000 yesterday (Thursday) as more local coronavirus test results were added to the official figures for the first time.

A more accurate picture of the number of people being tested positive for coronavirus in the Anglia region came ...

2020-07-03 19:59 open_in_new
Wisbech driver was 'quite surprised' to find he was over the drink drive limit

A Wisbech scaffolder who cut in front of a police car was found to be more than three times the drink-drive limit.

Michael Thomas Rains was stopped in a Vauxhall Astra in the King George V Avenue area of King’s Lynn at 1.40am on May 13.

Prosecutor Jane Walker told magistrates in ...

2020-07-03 18:56 open_in_new
Train operator serving Fenland railway stations pledges 'safer travel'

The rail industry, including Greater Anglia, is launching a “safer travel pledge” outlining the actions rail companies are taking to keep customers safe, and four things passengers can do to help: travelling at quieter times, hand washing, wearing a face covering and check before you ...

2020-07-03 16:50 open_in_new
Four charities have been voted by Chatteris locals to receive cash donations

Four local good causes have been given a cash boost thanks to Chatteris shoppers at the town's Jack's supermarket.

Ramsey and District Day Centre, Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and STARS Children’s Bereavement Support Services are set to receive a ...

2020-07-03 15:47 open_in_new
Biker taken to hospital after A47 collision

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a serious collision on the A47.

Officers were called at 9.03am today (3 July) to reports of a collision involving a motorcyclist and a car on The Causeway, Thorney.

Officers attended the scene, together with paramedics and the ...

2020-07-03 15:47 open_in_new
Full steam ahead with car park plans for Fenland railway stations

Plans to create new car parks at Manea and Whittlesea railway stations have taken a step closer to fruition with the appointment of a specialist contractor to develop the schemes.

The new car parks are among the raft of improvements for Fenland stations being delivered through Fenland ...

2020-07-03 13:41 open_in_new
Wisbech announce three more signings

Wisbech Town have announced another three signings today (Friday).

Goalkeeper Luke Pearson, midfielder Jack Gurney and winger Liam Adams join striker Avelino Vieira, who signed yesterday. Gurney had a brief loan spell with Wisbech during the 2018/19 season and Adams has also previously ...

2020-07-03 12:38 open_in_new
Wisbech land top striker as more of last season's squad sign up again

Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley has made his first big summer signing and snapped up prolific striker Avelino Vieira.

The 32-year-old Portuguese forward announced he was leaving Peterborough Sports this week, after netting 140 goals in 230 games for the Southern League Central Premier ...

2020-07-03 00:02 open_in_new
When Wisbech were Peterborough League champs

Wisbech Town made certain of winning the Peterborough League title with a 4-1 win over March Town at Harecroft Road on Easter Monday, April 17,1933.

The form displayed by Wisbech was their best for some considerable time, and with a stronger side out than recently, they were masters of the ...

2020-07-02 21:56 open_in_new
When it all began for Wisbech Town FC

The newly-formed Wisbech Town Football Club committee held their first meeting on June 24 100 years ago.

It was agreed to enter the English Amateur Cup, Hinchingbrooke Cup, Chatteris Cup, Spalding Charity Cup, Cambs Junior Cup and Isle of Ely Cup.

The First XI would play in the ...

2020-07-02 21:56 open_in_new