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RTC Sixteen foot bank, Christchurch. Picture: Steve Williams.

Photo gallery: Man, 21, escapes from car after entering Sixteen Foot Bank following collision with lorry

A 21-year-old man grappled his way out of his car and scrambled up the riverbank this morning after his vehicle left the road and entered the water at Sixteen Foot Bank near March.

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Roman Bank Wisbech. By Election.  Steve Tierney reading the latest Wisbech Standard. Picture: Steve Williams.

POLL RESULT: 300 of you voted in our line poll asking if Wisbech Town Council was right to spend £30,000 on Christmas lights.

Three out of five people who took part in an on line poll rejected the idea of spending £30,000 on an upgrade for Wisbech Christmas lights.

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Overview and Scrutiny committee of the leader’s annual meeting with the committee. Cllr Virginia Bucknor.

Council to spend remains of Tesco cash - 18 years after it was first given over to Wisbech as part of new store opening

Cash handed over for community use by Tesco 18 years ago following the opening of their first – and now demolished- store in Wisbech is finally to be spent.

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Part of a social media campaign to find Rikki Neave's killer

Rikki’s mum in new plea: If you saw my son on the day he was murdered - tell me where, and tell me when

The mother of schoolboy Rikki Neave has made an appeal for 15 or more witnesses to come forward who claim to have seen her son on the day he was murdered.

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The successful six-a-side team.

March 1220 Squadron air cadets storm to RAFA Northern Sector six-a-side football tournament glory

March air cadets went undefeated as they saw off other squadrons from Northern Sector of Beds and Cambs Wing to win the

first RAFA Northern Sector six-a-side football tournament.

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Estover Playing Field. Picture: TREVOR WATSON

Petition - backed by former colleague- wants John Clark removed as Fenland Council leader for ‘dishonourable behaviour’

An online petition – likely to be supported by at least one councillor - emerged tonight calling for the resignation of Fenland Council leader John Clark.

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Bury St Edmunds Newmarket Road E-Fit Robbery

Mum of two from Fenland village left traumatised after being grabbed by the throat and robbed while sitting in her car

A young mother from the Fens has been left traumatised after she was grabbed by the throat by a violent robber while sitting in her car in Bury St Edmunds.

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The filming of The Goob at Necton Diner. Picture: Ian Burt

What have Fenland, Necton Diner and Swaffham Raceway in common? All were used in Norfolk director’s new film

Fenland was used as a back drop to a new film – The Goob- by Norfolk writer and director Guy Myhill that has been crowned the winner of the Golden Hitchcock, the top award at Brittany’s Dinard British Film Festival.

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Electronic and security technician Martin Fenn installing CCTV at Wadyingstow House with help from home owner Steve Ingram. Three Holes Wisbech.

GALLERY: Generous volunteers band together to help family left devastated by repeated arsons at Three Holes home

Generous volunteers gave their time on Saturday to help a family which was left devastated after arsonists struck at their Three Holes home for a fourth time get back on track.

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Careers convention, Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Huge turnout - and nearly 40 stands- make Cromwell careers convention a massive success

Over 900 pupils attended the biggest yet careers convention at Chatteris.

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Wisbech-based DAF Truck dealership group Ford & Slater have appeared on the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Sunday Times Top Track 250 listing for Wisbech firm Ford & Slater

Wisbech-based DAF Truck dealership group Ford & Slater have appeared on the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250. The Top Track 250 was published in the Sunday Times on 12th October 2014, with Ford & Slater appearing at number 210 in the list.

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Wisbech News

Roman Bank Wisbech. By Election.  Steve Tierney reading the latest Wisbech Standard. Picture: Steve Williams.

POLL RESULT: 300 of you voted in our line poll asking if Wisbech Town Council was right to spend £30,000 on Christmas lights.

Three out of five people who took part in an on line poll rejected the idea of spending £30,000 on an upgrade for Wisbech Christmas lights.

Read full story »

West Norfolk News

The location of the proposed homes and link road in King'’s Lynn.

Six hundred homes and new link road for King’s Lynn move a step closer

West Norfolk council has named developer Lovell as its preferred bidder for the £80m scheme, which will be built on land around Lynnsport and Marsh Lane.

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Amy Kinsey, Sam Shepherd, Tom Magor, Thomas Freer, Tom Kinsey and Sophia Stanton.

Inspirational entries for inaugural Frankie & Benny’s Wisbech Sports Awards

Nominations have been flying in for this year’s inaugural Frankie & Benny’s Wisbech Sports Awards ... and some of the nominees are truly inspirational.

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Wisbech football v Wellingborough. Picture: Steve Williams.

GALLERY: Wisbech Town 3 - 1 Wellingborough Town

Wisbech picked up their sixth win in a row on Saturday.

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Ben Bowman will give audiences a taste of what it was like to experience Michael Jackson Live in concert.

Concert celebrating work of Michael Jackson coming to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange

A long-time fan of Michael Jackson celebrates his legacy when his concert comes to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

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The picture shows (left to right) an aged crone (Beatrice Dimitrov), a scary spectre (Edward O’Connor), a mad monk (Thomas Clabon), a murdered bride (Joanna Slipper – behind) and a werewolf (Barnaby Gray – front) preparing to spring their surprises. Photo by Tim Chapman.

Welcome to ‘ghoul school’ - for one night only a torchlight Halloween tour of the older part of grammar school

Spooky tours of the older parts of Wisbech Grammar School are being staged at a Halloween ‘ghoul school’ event.

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Jaqui Fairfax is launching a Fenland business version of the Great British Bake Off

Wannabe bakers are urged t get cooking for Fenland’s first ever Business Bake Off

Employees across Fenland are being urged to swap their desks for an oven in a newly organised competition set to raise cash for good causes.

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March News

RTC Sixteen foot bank, Christchurch. Picture: Steve Williams.

Photo gallery: Man, 21, escapes from car after entering Sixteen Foot Bank following collision with lorry

A 21-year-old man grappled his way out of his car and scrambled up the riverbank this morning after his vehicle left the road and entered the water at Sixteen Foot Bank near March.

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