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The A47 between Wisbech and Guyhirn was closed this afternoon after a motorist, who is now in a critical condition, was stung by a wasp and went into cardiac arrest, police have said.

Disqualified drink driver is arrested in Wisbech

A disqualified drink driver was three times over the legal limit when he was stopped by police at 6.19am today (Wednesday 25).

Fangtasia Reptile Emporium which has been left empty after its owner packed up and left.

Pet owners in Wisbech have been left out of pocket after the owner of a local specialist pet shop cleared out his store and left – after taking deposits for goods from customers.

Budget challenge

Just 46 per cent of Wisbech people said they are aware of the budget challenge faced by Cambridgeshire County Council in a recent survey.


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Wisbech RUFC are yet to be beaten at home and went joint second in the Eastern Counties Greene King Division One after visitors Thetford were overrun 41-21 thanks to an inspired performance from 17-year-old Albert Smith.

Chelsea Munday, 19, became Ladies World Champion in the under 70kg catergory in last month's Kick Boxing World Championships in Portugal.

A kickboxer from Wisbech has become Ladies World Champion, under 70kg, in the points and continuous kickboxing categories.

Chatteris ABC home show. Red,Dean Baxter (Chatteris)  Blue, Artur Tomasevic (Peterborough Police) Picture: Steve Williams.

Fenland’s finest young fighters flocked from around the region to showcase their skills at Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club’s home show.

Fenland Running Club's Richard Hammond (left) and Sean Connolly after finishing 32 seconds apart after FRC's teams ran 38.7 miles at the Hereward Relay.

Fenland Running Club fielded 10 teams of four in the March AC Hereward Relay 38.7 mile race from Peterborough Cathedral Square to Ely Rugby Club.

Sean Connolly, Maire Irlam, Rod Sinnott and Paul Griffin of Fenland Running Club.

Five Fenland Running Club members raced in high winds at the Riverside Runners St Neots Half Half Marathon.

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Part Kate Bush, with her eccentric stage presence and flowing outfit choices; a hint of Lana Del Rey’s melodramatic storytelling and a good dose of Charli XCX emoji inducing pop hits, Marina and the Diamonds live show is never dull.

Bryan Adams is to perform in Peterborough in August next year.`

Rock legend Bryan Adams has confirmed he will be playing in Peterborough next summer.

The Lady in the Van - Dame Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings

What would you do if a tattered old van complete with tramp-like woman pulled up in front of your home?

Spectre - Daniel Craig

Explosive from start to finish the new James Bond offering - Spectre (now showing at The Light in Wisbech) - certainly leaves you shaken and also stirred.

Rat Boy, who opened for The 1975 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Thursday November 19.

Rat Boy – the moniker for Essex boy Jordan Cardy - saunters onto the stage at the Cambridge Corn Exchange with messy, unkempt hair, tight jeans and a baggy hoody – but his performance is far from casual.

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A grandfather whose family had just been told by doctors that he had died walked into a room and shouted ‘dead man walking’.

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