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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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Helen standing in the trenches at Vimy Ridge.

GALLERY: Outwell scout leader lays wreath at uncle’s memorial during 100km walk along First World War trenches

A scout troop leader laid a wreath in memory of her uncle who was killed in battle during a 100km trench walk.

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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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A solar farm is planned near St Neots

Solar farms ‘blight’ on the countryside says Liz Truss but landowners’ association believes she is ‘misguided’

Environment Secretary and South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has hit out at large-scale solar farms calling them a “blight” on the countryside as she announced plans to axe a subsidy for the schemes.

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Riders raise cash to help deaf and hard of hearing West Norfolk charity group

The West Walton and Walpole motorcycle club has donated £113 to West Norfolk Deaf Association.

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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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Digger and workers in the field next to Estover for excavation work.

Tunley says if his Estover motion to Fenland Council is approved “I would expect John Clark to tender his resignation”

A March councillor will call for Fenland Council to “re-affirm” its commitment to keep housing off Estover.

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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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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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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 »

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A solar farm is planned near St Neots

Solar farms ‘blight’ on the countryside says Liz Truss but landowners’ association believes she is ‘misguided’

Environment Secretary and South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has hit out at large-scale solar farms calling them a “blight” on the countryside as she announced plans to axe a subsidy for the schemes.

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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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Whittelesey (Coates) Athletic manager Lodge has title in his sights

Whittlesey (Coates) Athletic manager Andy Lodge says he will be “disappointed” if his side don’t win the league this season.

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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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