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Yesterday, 21:44

A UKIP county councillor – and one time Conservative borough councillor- suspended by his party after being found guilty of benefit fraud, has quit.

Peckover House.

The gardeners at Peckover House are carrying on a tradition of weather recording that goes back more than a hundred years.

House Fire, Trinity Rd. Marshland st James. Picture: Steve Williams.

A village will rally round on behalf of a family whose home was destroyed in a early morning blaze.

Cinema manager Michaela Frusher with Wisbech Mayor Mike Hill and his wife Jane.

A cinema has officially unveiled its two ground floor screens ... almost a year after its grand opening.

Will Millard

A former Wisbech Grammar School pupil has produced a prime-time BBC2 documentary series about one of the most beautiful marine waters on the planet.

Clive Howard.

The case of a serial sex attacker who terrorised women across the East of England could be featured on a major crime-fighting show as police try to discover if there have been any more victims.

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St George inside Mallett jewellers

As preparations get under way for this weekend’s St George’s Fayre a familiar face has been seen visiting shops in March.

Murray Bowring celebrates £80,000 on an Lottery Instants scratchcard. Picture: Ady Kerry.

A family man from Peterborough, who holds down three different jobs, is hoping to spend a little more time on the golf course after he revealed the top prize on his National Lottery Bejeweled Hypercash Scratchcard, potting a whopping £80,000.

Elgood's Brewery Garden

Elgood’s Brewery & Gardens has announced its opening dates for the 2015 season.

Wisbech News

Yesterday, 21:44

A UKIP county councillor – and one time Conservative borough councillor- suspended by his party after being found guilty of benefit fraud, has quit.

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House Fire, Trinity Rd. Marshland st James. Picture: Steve Williams.

A village will rally round on behalf of a family whose home was destroyed in a early morning blaze.

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Cinema manager Michaela Frusher with Wisbech Mayor Mike Hill and his wife Jane.

A cinema has officially unveiled its two ground floor screens ... almost a year after its grand opening.

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Marshland St James fire: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

A father-of-two is today coming to terms with the loss of all his possessions in a house fire.

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King's Lynn
Will Millard

A former Wisbech Grammar School pupil has produced a prime-time BBC2 documentary series about one of the most beautiful marine waters on the planet.

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Election

Fri, 12:01

Campaigner Victoria Gillick has delivered a 20 page dossier to election candidates supporting her claim that unrestricted immigration has left Fenland- and Wisbech in particular- “ignored, neglected and vilified”.

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Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

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Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at a news conference in London where he announced his party's plans for the public sector. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Millions of teachers, nurses, police officers and other public sector workers will be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans set out by Nick Clegg as he promised there was “light at the end of the tunnel” after years of austerity.

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Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

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Photo Galleries

Fri, 16:55

As preparations get under way for this weekend’s St George’s Fayre a familiar face has been seen visiting shops in March.

Samuels Farm and Butchers shop has been handed down a 100 year old recipe for Sausages and Pork pies from G.W. Franks in Wisbech - Ben Human with the pork pie and sausage. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Pork pies and sausages flew off the shelves at Samuel’s Farm Shop and Butchers in Walpole St Andrew during its opening weekend.

King's Lynn
Girls rugby taster day at Thomas Clarkson with the Rugby Football Union. Womens world cup trophy was on view for the day.Lee Parry rugby coach holding the world cup trophy. Picture: Steve Williams.

Hundreds of girls got a glimpse of the women’s World Cup trophy, which was won last year by England, during a rugby taster day at Thomas Clarkson Academy.

A dog killed two sheep and injured three others at a Fordham farm.

A farmer has been left reeling after a dog killed two of his sheep and injured three others during an attack on his land.

Action from Wisbech v Warboys. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Wisbech Town had an almightly scare before seeing off Warboys by 15 runs at Harecroft Road in their first Tucker Gardner league game of the season.

West Norfolk News

Yesterday, 06:30
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Through all the TV debates, the hustings and the doorstep discussions, the issue of Europe is a recurring General Election theme – and it is one which has split the main parties.

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South West Norfolk election candidates (l-r) Sandra Walmsley (Green Party), Peter Smith (Labour), Rupert Moss-Eccardt (Liberal Democrats), Paul Smyth (UKIP)

Our latest Election debate with your local candidates saw the South West Norfolk hopefuls answer your questions.

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Domestic fire in Marshland St James

Six crews from Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk tackled a blaze in Marshland St James near Wisbech this morning.

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Wisbech
Land off the B1454, between Fakenham and Docking, where developers want to build a solar farm.

Developers RES revealed the 25-acre site it hopes to build enough panels to power 1,000 homes on, at a public exhibiton at Syderstone Village Hall.

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Pentney Abbey gatehouse. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The restoration of a 14th century gatehouse took first prize at the annual West Norfolk Mayor’s Design Awards.

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King's Lynn

King's Lynn News

Fri, 11:07
Wisbech

Six crews from Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk tackled a blaze in Marshland St James near Wisbech this morning.

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Samuels Farm and Butchers shop has been handed down a 100 year old recipe for Sausages and Pork pies from G.W. Franks in Wisbech - Ben Human with the pork pie and sausage. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Pork pies and sausages flew off the shelves at Samuel’s Farm Shop and Butchers in Walpole St Andrew during its opening weekend.

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King's Lynn
Russian Alexander Chuyko was the master of the ship 'Vita' when he was arrested for having consumed alcohol and being in charge of a ship.

A ship master has been sent to prison for being over the legal limit for alcohol and in charge of a vessel docked in King’s Lynn.

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King's Lynn
Stevenage Magistrates' Court

A ship’s captain is due to appear in court today charged with having excess alcohol in his system while master of a ship.

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Margaret Bodger

Police who had been searching for a missing 80 year old woman for two days have confirmed they have found a body.

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Agriculture

Saturday, April 18, 2015
United Kingdom

An efficient new method of establishing lettuce plants was among the springtime operations and innovations demonstrated for visitors to one of East Anglia’s largest salad growers.

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