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Woman speaks out after Walsoken man found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse

A 44 year old woman has bravely spoken out to urge victims of sexual abuse to report it to police after a jury found her former babysitter guilty of molesting her over a seven year period in the 1980s.

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Less than a month after Ofsted described the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech as “inadequate”, the college has announced its £90,000 a year principal Clare Claxton is being replaced.

Clare Claxton
Co-op Foodstore, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

A gaping hole has been left in the front of the Co-operative Foodstore on Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, after thieves used a teleporter vehicle to attack and remove a cash machine last night.

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Cambridgeshire County Council devolution debate:

A devolution deal involving just Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is imminent and could be agreed in principle as early as Friday.

Steve Count
Edible insect eating day by Dan Dare at the Wisbech Salvation Army Hall. Dan Dare eating a Giant Waterbug with Salvation Army members watching  .Picture: Steve Williams.

While many of you were tucking into your sandwiches last Saturday lunch time, a courageous fund raiser from Wisbech was getting his teeth into a slightly more exotic dish – mealworms and water bugs, to be precise.

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March House Fire.

A bungalow on The Shires, March had to be evacuated at the weekend after a fire spread from a garage to the roof of the home.

March Summer Festival. Picture: Kallum Ryan-Mueller.

Let the sun shine and the music and dance begin as the March summer carnival celebrates its 17th year.

Neale Wade
Station road, Manea. Development. Picture: Steve Williams

Developers struggling to find a housing association willing to take four affordable homes in Manea off their hands – being built as part of the original contract- believe they have found a solution.

Fenland Council
 Wisbech Grammar School’s Food and Nutrition Department ran an Italian cookery masterclass, teaching parents, staff and pupils how to prepare classic Mediterranean dishes such as Fresh Pasta, Seafood Lasagne, Risotto, Gnocchi, Panzanella, Fresh Tuna Salad, Chicken with Olives and Capers, Ricotta Tartlets and Panna cotta.

An Italian feast was enjoyed at Wisbech Grammar School thanks to a masterclass and pop up restaurant which raised £700 for charity in memory of a parent at the school who died last year.

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Clare Claxton
Anne Hill

Less than a month after Ofsted described the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech as “inadequate”, the college has announced its £90,000 a year principal Clare Claxton is being replaced.

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Edible insect eating day by Dan Dare at the Wisbech Salvation Army Hall. Dan Dare eating a Giant Waterbug with Salvation Army members watching  .Picture: Steve Williams.

While many of you were tucking into your sandwiches last Saturday lunch time, a courageous fund raiser from Wisbech was getting his teeth into a slightly more exotic dish – mealworms and water bugs, to be precise.

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Salvation Army
March House Fire.

A bungalow on The Shires, March had to be evacuated at the weekend after a fire spread from a garage to the roof of the home.

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Co-op Foodstore, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

Ram raiders stole a cash machine from the Co-op shop in Sutton Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Wisbech
Ray Howes, Ford Corsair 2000E. Picture: Steve Williams.

Expect to see many classic and vintage cars when the sought-after vehicles parade their way through Broad Street and High Street, March as part of the town’s summer festival next month.

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Rob Skoulding

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Co-op Foodstore, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge. Picture: Steve Williams.

A gaping hole has been left in the front of the Co-operative Foodstore on Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, after thieves used a teleporter vehicle to attack and remove a cash machine last night.

Wellie upcycling ahead of the Suffolk Show 
Children from Claydon primary School, Ipswich get creative with old wellies

Schools in Suffolk have been getting involved in a project to promote reuse and upcycling – using their wellies.

Suffolk County Council
Soulful band HeadSpace singing at a Redbridge Green Fair music event. Photo: Ron Jeffries

A free music festival launches on Sunday in Melbourne Field at Valentines Park, Cranbrook Road, Ilford, with lots of fun activities for people to try.

AFC Hoxne become the champions of the Suffolk FA Junior Cup against Henley.

First–half goals from Bobby Varela and Liam Smith were enough for AFC Hoxne to win the Suffolk FA Junior Cup at Portman Road last night, as they ran out 2-0 winners over Henley Athletic.

Panshanger Tigers U7s

It was another jam packed action weekend for youth football at the annual Panshanger Football Club Festival.

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xxx_Members of the Downham Market with Civray Twinning Club with the tree given by Civray_Picture.Submitted

One straddles the gently meandering river Charente as it winds its way serenely through south west France.

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Foster Refridgeration on Old Meadow Road on the Hardwick Industrial Estate in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The competition watchdog has imposed a £2.2m fine after a King’s Lynn firm broke business competition laws by restricting online discounts on its products.

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Flashback to last month's protest march in Lynn town centre against cuts to mental health services and the Fermoy Unit at the QEH  - Jo Rust. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Campaigners in west Norfolk will deliver a petition ahead of a meeting later this week calling for a mental health unit to remain open and for services to be retained.

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A Lynx cub. Photo: Neville Buck/Lynx UK Trust /PA Wire

Wild boar, lynx and African hunting dogs are among dozens of dangerous animals being kept on private properties in Norfolk and Suffolk, figures have revealed.

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The Shed Skatepark at Lynnsport is getting some lottery funding. Pictured is Lee Minor. Picture: Ian Burt

Customers and staff at an indoor skate park will today be celebrating being awarded a vital pot of money which will ensure the facility can remain open all year round.

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King's Lynn News

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Huntingdon Crown Court
Left to right: Juris Valujevs, Oksana Valujeva, Lauma Vankova  and Ivars Mezals.

Two men and two women were jailed for a total of more than 23 years after Operation Pheasant secured a significant conviction to end exploitation of migrant workers in the Wisbech area.

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Drink driver arrested this morning in Wisbech - he was nearly three times the limit

A man was arrested for being nearly three times the limit on Weasenham Lane, Wisbech this morning.

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Smoking With Indians

Wisbech-based indie-rock trio Smoking With Indians will perform at The Victory Inn, King’s Lynn this bank holiday weekend.

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Appeal after couple are reported for 'sexual activity' on a train

A couple who engaged in ‘sexual activity’ on a train sparking complaints by other passengers are being sought by British Transport Police.

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Children from Tilney All Saints Primary School enjoyed a visit to the Hardwick Tesco’s in King’s Lynn recently, where they learnt how locally sourced food gets from the farm to their dining table. During the morning, all the children, aged between 4 and 7, participated in a range of activities, which included: bread making; investigating fresh fish; visiting the Food and Vegetable section and searching out food to help them “eat healthily.”

Pupils from Tilney All Saints Primary School discovered how their food gets from farms to their fork on a trip to their local branch of Tesco.

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