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Yesterday, 10:37
Overloaded van on A47

Cops patrolling the A47 have learnt to expect the unexpected – so it was no surprise when they pulled over this shaky load.

Unattended cooking causes house fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech

Unattended cooking caused a house to catch fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech on Saturday morning.

Skimming device recovered from Santander ATM, Market Place, Wisbech

A skimming device on the Santander ATM, Market Place, Wisbech was recovered by police on Saturday morning.

Neale Wade Sports transition Festival.  Olympic rowing gold medalist, Zac Purchase with the Winners. Picture: Steve Williams.

Fenland’s answer to the Olympics – including an appearance and coaching from gold medal-winning rower Zac Purchase - sprinted its way to Neale Wade, March earlier today.

Neale Wade
Birds Nest Books

A group of 24 aspiring writers filled March Town Hall to learn more about the world of publishing at Prose to Print, a workshop run by local indie publisher Bird’s Nest Books.

Chatteris midsummer festival. Walking carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams.

Crowds turned out in force to enjoy another successful Chatteris Midsummer Festival.

Fenland District
Leaflets now subject to Cambs police probe

Police have met with a local Polish community leader in Huntingdon following reports of the distribution of offensive material targeting them.

Stacey O'Hara completes muddy race for charity

Stacey O’Hara from Grey Area tattoo parlour in March got muddy in Ipswich for charity in memory of family members who have lost their lives to cancer.

Africa
Thursday evening Panda Bank accident

Two more vehicles have come off a road at Littleport to add to the tally of 13 reported crashes – including a fatality- in the previous three months.

Littleport

Wisbech News

Yesterday, 09:53
Unattended cooking causes house fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech

Unattended cooking caused a house to catch fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech on Saturday morning.

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Skimming device recovered from Santander ATM, Market Place, Wisbech

A skimming device on the Santander ATM, Market Place, Wisbech was recovered by police on Saturday morning.

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Armed Forces day in Wisbech was well supported on Sunday in Wisbech Market Place, with lots of organisations marking the day with respect, and with a great deal of voluntary effort that was lost on Wisbech Town Council.

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Wisbech Town Council
Sean Brown retiring

A popular Fenland fire officer said farewell after 27 years with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Rescue Service
Tony and Julie Norman

I was born and bred in the Wisbech area and spent the first 18 years on my life living in Friday Bridge - educated at Friday Bridge junior school- then on to the now re-badged Queen’s School for boys - after spending a couple of years in London - I have been living in Sydney Australia for the past 43 years.

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Australia

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Yesterday, 10:37
Overloaded van on A47

Cops patrolling the A47 have learnt to expect the unexpected – so it was no surprise when they pulled over this shaky load.

Neale Wade Sports transition Festival.  Olympic rowing gold medalist, Zac Purchase with the Winners. Picture: Steve Williams.

Fenland’s answer to the Olympics – including an appearance and coaching from gold medal-winning rower Zac Purchase - sprinted its way to Neale Wade, March earlier today.

Neale Wade
Chatteris midsummer festival. Walking carnival parade. Picture: Steve Williams.

Crowds turned out in force to enjoy another successful Chatteris Midsummer Festival.

Fenland District
England football supporters watching the England v Iceland Euro 2016 match in The Gardeners Arms, Ipswich.

It has been a night of heartbreak for England fans as they say goodbye to their dreams of reaching the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

United Kingdom
Wicken Fete and Dog Show. Picture: Steve Williams.

The sun shone as crowds enjoyed music and stalls for the annual Wicken fete and dog show.

West Norfolk News

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EDP originals feature on Bridget Nurse, owner of Bridget's Flowers and chairman of the Festival Too committee in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Bridget Nurse is both a true bastion of King’s Lynn life and a successful west Norfolk businesswoman. A steadfast member of the community, she not only spearheads the committee of the popular Festival Too but strives to improve the actions of the council at a grassroots level.

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Boris Johnson visits the Same Cole Food Group in Lowestoft during a visit to the town during the Vote Leave campaign.

Boris Johnson’s path to Number 10 does not look so clear with grassroots Tories in the region suggesting he does not have their support.

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East Anglian Ambulance Trust ambulance answering emergency call in Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

A man was taken to hospital after a stack of wall insulation fell on him in west Norfolk.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Bernard Farrow holding his medal: Submitted

He was an unworldly teenager when he landed on the Normandy beaches 72 years ago, as part of the largest invasion force in history, and now Norfolk D-Day veteran Bernard Farrow has been recognised for his valour by being awarded France’s highest decoration.

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United Kingdom
Boris Johnson MP and defence minister Penny Mordaunt in Cromer, Norfolk,  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Grassroots members of the Conservative Party will ultimately decide who will be the next prime minister. We spoke to some of the region’s association leaders who suggested Boris Johnson’s path to the top job may not be guaranteed.

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David Cameron

King's Lynn News

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Two people have been arrested after a drugs raid on Creek Road, March

Two people were arrested and a large quantity of cannabis was seized following a drugs raid in March on Tuesday evening.

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Kath Sansom has launched a campaign against a gynaecology operation in which a TVT sling is used. Picture: HELEN DRAKE

A mesh sling surgically implanted to cure women suffering embarrassing leaks, usually caused by pregnancy, has been criticised for causing serious complications, pain and discomfort.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The Secret Garden in Wisbech is to host its third Midsummer Food and Craft Fair next weekend (June 25).

The Secret Garden Touring Park is to open its doors for its third Midsummer Food and Craft Fair.

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March mayor Councillor Andrew Donnelly officially opens Bluebird Care officers in the town

Award winning local homecare and support provider Bluebird Care Newmarket and Fenland & King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is tackling loneliness and isolation by offering free companionship visits to the people of Ely, March and Wisbech.

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Ireland
Two drivers suffered minor injuries following a two car collision on the Leverington Common junction with Wolf Lane in Wisbech at 6pm last night (June 16).

A driver was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being involved in a two car collision on Leverington Common.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Agriculture

Friday, June 24, 2016
Homegrown Wisbech business Agrimech Services awarded £50,000

A Wisbech-based business is celebrating after being awarded £50,000 funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative.

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Savills launches West Fen Farm, March to the market

A guide price of nearly £5 million has been placed on a 467 acre farm in March that has been put up for sale.

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Cambridge
MEP Vicky Ford at G's

MEP Vicky Ford claims G’s of Ely – Europe’s largest salad grower- will move their headquarters out of Cambridgeshire to the continent if Britain votes to leave the EU.

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European Union
Tractors backing up at the site of Fengrain

Some objections raised by Fenland Council to an anaerobic digester at Wimblington- now subject to a fresh appeal- are to be dropped.

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Fenland District Council

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