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The Walther PPK hand gun dating from 1941, which was discovered during a police search of Jonatha Farmer’s home on January 10  this year

German gun at the centre of former mayor’s conviction for firearms offence could be on display in Fenland museum

A former Wisbech mayor given a suspended prison sentence for owning a Walther PPK hand gun that once belonged to a German soldier is hopeful the weapon can go on show in his local museum.

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Cllr Alan Lay

UKIP councillor wants translation services axed to “shorten time taken by indifferent people to learn and understand English”

A UKIP councillor is calling for the abolition of all translation services by Cambridgeshire County Council in a bid to save £150,000 a year.

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Breaking News: Police question man, 70, on suspicion of murder of Cambridgeshire pub landlady who disappeared 17 years ago

Police have arrested a man in Ely on suspicion of the murder of a woman who disappeared in 1997.

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Double murderer Paul Clarke

Double murderer Paul Clarke found dead in his cell at Whitemoor Prison, March

A man has been found dead in Whitemoor prison, four years after he was jailed for life for killing a man and woman from Ipswich.

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Police Search team at Longfields, Ely.Picture: Steve Williams.

Senior detective believes answer to disappearance of Ely pub landlady lies in city

The detective chief inspector leading the investigation into the disappearance of Ely landlady Deborah Steel says he is convinced the answer to the case lies within the city.

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Rubbish and fly tipping,

Homeowners in Fenland warned not to add to fly-tipping by handing over waste to cold callers for cash

Homeowners in the Fens have been accused of unwittingly contributing to fly-tipping by handing over waste to cold callers who say they will dispose of it for cash.

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Man arrested in Humberside for alleged sexual assaults on girls 8 and 10 in Whittlesey

A man has been arrested after two young girls were sexually assaulted in Whittlesey.

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Alan Parker Director of Art's painting for the this year's National Open Art competition is of the Whittlesey Straw Bear festival.

Artist submits drawing of Whittlesey Straw Bear festival for National Open Art competition

An artist has decided to capture a scene from one of Fenland’s most famous events for his entry to the country’s biggest open art competition.

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Chatteris man to appear in court on 17 child and animal porn charges

A man will appear at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday to face 17 child and animal porn charges

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The woman police wish to speak to.

CCTV appeal following fuel theft in King’s Lynn

Officers have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with theft from a petrol station in King’s Lynn.

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Employment bill will open up new opportunities for SMEs to grow, innovate and export

There may never have been a better time to think about setting up a business, says Cambridgeshire accountancy firm Price Bailey - but preparation is key.

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Wisbech News

The Walther PPK hand gun dating from 1941, which was discovered during a police search of Jonatha Farmer’s home on January 10  this year

German gun at the centre of former mayor’s conviction for firearms offence could be on display in Fenland museum

A former Wisbech mayor given a suspended prison sentence for owning a Walther PPK hand gun that once belonged to a German soldier is hopeful the weapon can go on show in his local museum.

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Shooter Aaron Heading’s success at the Commonwealth Games.

Fenland shooter Aaron says “I gave it my best and I can hold my head up high” after winning silver at the Commonwealth Games

Fenland joined the Commonwealth Games celebrations as shooter Aaron Heading claimed silver in the men’s shotgun trap.

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Eaton Park in Norwich. Not for sale, say city councillors.

Pledge that Norwich’s historic parks are not for sale

Norwich’s historic parks will not be put up for sale, council bosses have pledged - despite a national report which revealed almost half of councils are considering such a move because of pressures on budgets.

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Wisbech Sports Awards 2014 launch at Queen Mary Centre and Frankie & Bennys, Wisbech. Left:Tom Jackson content editor of the Wisbech Standard, Nicola Knowles of Luminus, Terry Jordan Clerk to Wisbech council, John Elworthy Editor of the Wisbech Standard. Deputy Mayor of Wisbech David Hodgson and Steven Shand of Frankie and Benny's

Frankie & Benny’s Wisbech Sports Awards are open for entries

The Wisbech Standard is delighted to announce today the launch of the first ever Wisbech Sports Awards.

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Scotty's Little Soldiers v March Bears. Picture: Barry Giddings.

GALLERY: March Bears take on Scotty’s Little Soldiers XV and also stages fun day for armed forces charity

Many of the players who took part in the world record longest rugby match last year were reunited for another game in March on Saturday ... to their collective relief a standard 80 minute contest.

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Wisbech illustrator Julie Parker putting on exhibition of art works and prints at Orchard Tea Room

Wisbech illustrator Julie Parker is putting on an exhibition of original art works and prints in her home town.

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Ice Bucket Challenge. March market place. Mayor of March Cllr Kit Owen.Picture: Steve Williams.

GALLERY: Mayor Kit Owen, fellow councillor Jan French and our own editor succumb to the ice bucket challenge

The Mayor of March smiled his way to a successful completion today of the ice bucket challenge – joining the tens of thousands who have already done so.

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