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Yesterday, 15:19

A bid to turn a paddock at Walsoken into a travellers’ camp with 12 mobile homes and 12 caravans has been rejected after a nine month campaign – that included 47 letters of objection - to halt it.

The forgotten story of the remarkable high-speed hover train experiment of the 1960s and ‘70s, trialled in the Fens, has been made into a film.

olunteers from six of Fenland’s Street Pride and In Bloom groups are planning litterpicks on the first weekend in March in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Spring Clean” campaign.

Homeownerers�in Cambridgeshire are being reminded to get their chimneys swept regularly following three chimney fires across the county in one day.

A man who pledged to open a half million pound children’s play centre in Chatteris, despite needing to raise money for it on Just Giving, has now promised to complete an overdue camper van conversion for a disabled couple in Wales.

Sport

Yesterday, 17:30

Dick Creasey has all but confirmed that teenage starlet Harry Limb will leave Wisbech Town for a higher-level club.

Two Wisbech St Mary sides were involved in six-goal thrillers last weekend.

A strong performance in its second team event of the year saw Wisbech Swimming Club win the Patterns’ Trophy Gala at the Hudson Leisure Centre.

Wisbech St Mary boss Arran Duke has praised staff at Ely City for their quick-thinking after defender Danny Emmington suffered concussion and severe whiplash in the sides’ Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final last night.

Joe Perry fell at the first hurdle in the Coral Welsh Open this afternoon (14).

What's On

Yesterday, 06:07

James MacMillan’s St Luke Passion will be performed at St John’s College Chapel in Cambridge on Saturday March 18.

The Hermitage Ensemble Male Voice Choir will perform a concert of Russian Orthodox and Folk Music at Walpole St Peter Church next month.

The Wisbech Standard and Cambs Times is teaming up with Ely Hereward Rotary Club to give away a pair of tickets to see tribute act Abba Rebjorn at The Maltings next month.

Pianist Pina Napolitano will perform the premiere of Schoenberg’s piano concerto at Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall on Sunday February 26.

Musical duo Azimuth will play songs from the 1950’s through to the present day at Leverington Sports and Social Club on Sunday (26).

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A fox that was found trapped underneath a car on a Fenland road is on the mend thanks to a £1,000 rescue effort by charity volunteers.

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