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Police renew Long Sutton accident appeal

A renewed witness appeal has been made by police after a nasty smash up in Long Sutton on Thursday morning.

Two people were taken to hospital after the collision on the B1395 Gedney Road at about 6am. The accident involved a silver Skoda and a silver Vauxhall Astra.

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Wisbech and Saints lose but March victorious

Wisbech Town went down 2-1 at Cleethorpes Town this afternoon in the Northern Premier League south east division.

In a goalless first half, Cleethorpes had the majority of possession on a windy day and Connor Marshall had a goal disallowed for the home team after 26 minutes after the ...

2019-09-21 20:20 open_in_new
Restoring Wisbech six-year-old's faith in Father Christmas by fundraising for a new hand

Friends of a Wisbech little girl are working hard to restore her faith in Father Christmas by raising £11,000 to go towards the costs of a bionic hand.

Six-year-old Hope Weston is unable to tie her own shoe laces, make toast or play with a skipping rope like other youngsters as she was ...

2019-09-20 19:08 open_in_new
Man charged with possessing a knife

A man will be appearing in court next month on charges of possessing a knife and assaulting an emergency worker.

Police were called to High Street, March, yesterday (Thursday, September 19), just after 2pm after receiving reports of a man with a knife.

Vincent Evans, 30, of East ...

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Police warning after unmarked car tried to pull over motorist at Wisbech

Fenland police have issued a warning after a motorist was pulled over by an unmarked car on the A47 at Wisbech.

Officers say they have received a report from a member of the public about being pulled over two men in a black 5 series BMW with blue flashing lights on.

The two men told ...

2019-09-20 18:05 open_in_new
Police officer injured in March while arresting man with axe

A police officer has been injured in March today while arresting a man in possession of an axe and knife.

Cambridgeshire police are running a week-long knife amnesty in a bid to reduce knife crime numbers.

The officer suffered a minor hand injury but did not require hospital ...

2019-09-20 15:59 open_in_new
Wisbech driver sentenced for drug driving after doing a favour for a friend

An unlicensed driver from Wisbech had a cocaine derivative in his system when he got behind the wheel to do a favour for a friend.

Matthew Gareth Davies, of Southwell Road, pleaded guilty to four motoring offences - drug-driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, having ...

2019-09-20 11:47 open_in_new
Fenland firms to get extra support to spot modern day slavery

Business will be give extra support to help spot the signs of modern day slavery thanks to new funding.

Following a successful bid for funding with Cambridgeshire’s Victim and Witness Hub, the money, worth £1,500, from the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Fund will help local ...

2019-09-19 20:02 open_in_new
Driver airlifted to hospital after Long Sutton crash

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Long Sutton earlier today (Thursday, September 19).

Gedney Road was closed following a collision between a van and car, a Skoda and Vauxhall, just after 6am.

The driver of the car has been airlifted to ...

2019-09-19 16:53 open_in_new
March man excavates 400,000 year-old mammoth tusk at quarry

A giant mammoth tusk measuring more than a metre in length, and thought to be 400,000 years old, has been found in a Cambridgeshire quarry.

The prehistoric artefact was uncovered by a digger driver and is believed to belong to a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis) – a larger ...

2019-09-19 15:50 open_in_new
Dozens of Fenland firms failing to meet hygiene standards

Dozens of Fenland businesses that handle food are failing to meet hygiene standards, new data reveals.

All food businesses are given a hygiene rating from zero to five, with a rating of at least three indicating they are broadly compliant with hygiene law.

There are 808 ...

2019-09-19 14:47 open_in_new
Wisbech and Fenland Museum's plea for help to stay open for free

A museum has set up a supporters scheme in order to remain open to visitors for free.

The Wisbech and Fenland Museum says it can’t survive without support from the local community since losing its £60,000 grant from Fenland District Council.

The museum, which is supported by a ...

2019-09-19 13:44 open_in_new
Roads closed in Long Sutton after serious crash

Roads in Long Sutton have been closed after a serious crash earlier today (Thursday, September 19).

Two vehicles were involved in a collision just after 6am in Gedney Road which resulted in two men being injured.

Lincolnshire Police are advising motorists to avoid the areas.

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Wisbech Wheeler Tony Bye shines in Eastern Counties Cycling Association 10-miler near Newmarket

It was a busy weekend of racing for Wisbech Wheeler, Tony Bye, who put in a 25mph-plus cycle ride on Saturday in the Eastern Counties Cycling Association 10-miler near Newmarket, writes Pete Baldwin.

He then climbed back on his TT machine on Sunday in the ECCA ‘25’ to put in a good, ...

2019-09-19 08:29 open_in_new
Farmers and police tackle "lawlessness"

Farmers will be meeting with police to tackle the growing levels of "lawlessness" in the area.

Expensive machinery has been stolen from farms along with a noticeable increase in unauthorised trespass onto agricultural holdings.

South Lincolnshire National Farmers' Union has organised ...

2019-09-18 19:53 open_in_new
31 motorists hit with parking tickets in Wisbech

Special police officers in Fenland have been clamping down on poor parking today (Wednesday, September 18).

A total of 31 tickets have been issued to motorists in the town.

The operation was held following concerns raised by the community.

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Leverington Three Counties Running Club’s Arthur Sargeant bags fantastic first Ironman result at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Sunday saw Three Counties Running Club’s Arthur Sargeant travel to Tenby, Wales, to gain a fantastic result in his first Ironman.

Arthur has been training really hard for the past 14 months for the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle ride and 26.2-mile run.

There is a two-lap swim in ...

2019-09-18 19:53 open_in_new
Wisbech Town face Integro Cup trip to Worksop without Ollie Gale who's sidelined for two months

Wisbech Town go into their Integro Cup tie at Worksop Town tonight (Wednesday) facing a "dip into the transfer market" according to their manager Seb Hayes after Ollie Gale will be out for two months.

Midfielder Gale picked up an injury during Saturday's NPL Division One South East 1-1 ...

2019-09-18 18:50 open_in_new
Earn £50 to share your views on Fenland health services

People in Fenland are invited to join a panel to have their say on the future of healthservices locally.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, who buy and plan local health services, are appealing for people to join their new Community Values Panel.

The panel, ...

2019-09-18 18:50 open_in_new
Mural helps sensory garden for March youngster to take shape

A sensory garden for an 11-year-old boy with a rare condition is now starting to take shape.

Joseph Farmer suffers from tuberous sclerosis, which has affected his global development and causes him to have at least five seizures a day.

As a result of the illness, which he was ...

2019-09-18 17:47 open_in_new
999 caller burps down the phone to Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police have released audio of a 999 caller burping down the phone.

The force is appealing to people to keep their emergency lines free for genuine calls rather than pranks.

During the call, the person burps at least three times over the phone to call handler.

And ...

2019-09-18 16:44 open_in_new