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The A47 near Wisbech is closed in both directions on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border following a serious collision.

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Construction giant Kier Group has beaten off five competitors to secure the £17 million contract to design and build the Kings Dyke improvement scheme at Whittlesey.

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Whittlesey Town Council

The Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech hosted a party with international flavour.

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Steve Tierney

A large sum of money has been found at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn but no one has yet come forward to claim it.

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Greater Anglia won two major awards in the rail industry’s National Rail Awards last night (September 21).

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Cambridge

A Wisbech care managercelebrated 40 years of service in the industry with an afternoon tea where she was joined by family members, staff and residents.

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Care Quality Commission

Relatives have paid tribute to a 42-year-old man who was found dead in a public toilet in March yesterday.

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Mayor James Palmer indicated he favoured greater influence and powers for district councils and the possible abolition of Cambridgeshire County Council.

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James Palmer

2020 will mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth to the New World – and this month, research into the famous voyage has discovered that two of its passengers were from Wisbech.

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John

Members of the Wisbech Society enjoyed a private tour of a 17th century house in Wimbledon on Saturday.

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Octavia Hill

A children’s nursery that was warned for having unqualified staff and sharing personal photos and details of children on social media has been re inspected - and labelled “requires improvement.”

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Two young people have joined Wisbech force as the first ‘police now’ graduates in Cambridgeshire.

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BBC

A person has died in March this morning after a body was found in a public toilet in Broad Street.

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A house in Soham is at risk of collapsing after a lorry attempted to drive down a narrow road next to it earlier today.

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Facebook

A team of super heroes are preparing to deliver goodies to children who can’t go trick or treating on Halloween after the success of last year’s mission.

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Facebook

The first female on-call firefighter for Chatteris Fire Station has shared her story of how she joined the team to encourage other women to do the same.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging women and people from black and minority ethnic groups to have a go at firefighting activities.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

“Fantastic community spirit” has led a StreetPride group in Wisbech to win an award.

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army

Instead of their usual weekly Wednesday evening meeting at Trinity Hall, March Can’t Sing

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The second Wisbech poetry trail has been launched in the town.

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire moved swiftly to announce their new autumn line-up just hours after it was announced that mid morning host Paul Stainton was leaving.

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Iceland

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a cannabis factory in Wisbech.

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When she first started driving back in 1937 the government had just made windscreens compulsory in cars.

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ITV

Within weeks of his appointment as the £35,000 political assistant to Mayor James Palmer, the former East Cambs councillor Tom Hunt has been promoted to chief of staff – with a hefty pay rise.

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James Palmer

A shopping centre in the Fens is planning to go quiet for autism hour in a campaign organised by a national charity.

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Complaints about police in Cambridgeshire have risen by four per cent according to a report that says it is a postcode lottery on how they are handled.

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Cambridgeshire Police

Local radio presenter and broadcaster Paul Stainton is quitting the mid morning show and leaving BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to concentrate on his media and communications company.

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BBC

Have your say on the future of Whittlesey with workshops to talk about how to shape the town and a promise that no idea is a bad one.

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Three sisters have made it through to the finals of a national catwalk contest.

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College of West Anglia

Cambridgeshire County Council is calling for a fairer deal on funding for adult social care services from Government.

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Steve Count

Friends of a “truly amazing, inspiring” young mum living in Wisbech St Mary with “extremely aggressive” facial cancer have raised nearly £3,000 so she can “make ever-lasting memories” with her daughter.

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A Sunday league football match was held up after a snake slithered onto the pitch.

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The assistant chief constable of Cambridgeshire Police faces a gross misconduct hearing for allegedly trying to help promote a colleague in a way that was likely to bring discredit on the police service.

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Cambridgeshire Police

A 78-year-old man accused of 11 counts of historic sexual abuse and one of child internet porn was visibly shocked when police went to arrest him, a court has heard.

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A Wisbech St Mary plant breeding company is hoping to grow even further thanks to an investment in a new 15,000 cubic metre reservoir.

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Top Joint Motorcycles are hosting a second charity event to raise money for FACET charity college to buy a static caravan as an outdoor farm classroom.

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A retired March businessman has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of indecent sexual assaults dating from 1961 to 1991 as well as downloading child porn on his computer in 2014.

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Jazz is making a triumphant return to Fenland thanks a music-loving publican.

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London

The MP for North East Cambridgeshire has decided enough is enough and has stepped in to help a Wisbech pizza shop replace a broken window.

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Steve Barclay

A musician who travels the world as an international student examiner had his car torched when he left it parked outside a church hall in Wisbech after enjoying a meal out with family.

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Cambridgeshire Police

A man has been arrested this morning in connection with the discovery of a cannabis factory in Wisbech.

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Police Investigation Centre

A fashion graduate from Wisbech is hoping to bag as many online sales as she can after starting her own accessories business.

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United Kingdom

A tourism gateway to inland waterways from The Wash has opened for business with the launch of a new £900,000 marina in Sutton Bridge.

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Ralph Butcher

A cross border police chase ended with a 25 year old from Murow being charged with three offences including driving while disqualified.

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Renault

The class of 1987 at Neale Wade are inviting fifth formers from that year to a reunion celebrating 30 years since they left school.

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A woman has told police she has CCTV images of an attack in Wisbech last night when a young man was allegedly beaten up for being gay.

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A cross border pursuit that began in Norfolk ended in Wisbech in the early hours of today.

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Police Investigation Centre

Work is underway on a £75,000 scheme to remove a stretch of overhead lines at a nature reserve between March and Whittlesey.

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Iceland

Other work planned by auditors at Cambridgeshire County Council may be put on hold to assist “unplanned, high priority work” into the Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT).

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County council

Part of the A47 near King’s Lynn in west Norfolk has reopened following a crash between a lorry and a car.

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Norfolk Police

A care manager who covers areas in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland has won a regional award.

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United Kingdom

The man who ensured boiling kettles could stop at the appropriate time – and not carry on boiling if unattended – is behind a new appointment at Cambridge University.

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Cambridge University

A free local debt counselling service is calling on Fenland people to save ahead of Christmas.

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Fenland artist Lucille Carter is holding a retrospective exhibition of paintings, drawings and ceramics at a King’s Lynn gallery.

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College of West Anglia

A woman has been charged in connection with a series of distraction burglaries in Outwell, Downham Market, Lakenheath, Watlington, and Wiggenhall St Mary.

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Norfolk Police

Two Fen schools, a village and two towns are among award winners in the 21st Anglia In Bloom ceremony.

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Bob Ollier

Explore one of Cambridgeshire’s quaintest churches when Emmanuel Church in Parson Drove hosts a flower festival next weekend.

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Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £250,000 have been recovered by police following a raid in Wisbech today (September 15).

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The March Society celebrated its 10th anniversary as the town’s civic society by hosting a quiz on the topic of ‘March’ and a buffet featuring a celebration cake showing society’s logo.

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Norfolk County Council has spent almost £3m to acquire a 440-acre agricultural property for the County Farms estate – a move which councillors said underlines their commitment to the rural economy.

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County Council

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