Wisbech man charged after fatal Mendlesham crash

A 60-year-old man from Wisbech has been charged after a fatal crash on the A140 at Mendlesham on Tuesday.

HMP Whitemoor Prison March 
Governor Will Styles

Criticism for prison but it is not all bad

Levels of self-harm among prisoners at Whitemoor jail in March is relatively high and too many men who were being assessed for suicide and self-harm risk were being held in the segregation unit.

The Curlew Centre in Bridge Road.

CCTV to catch Sutton Bridge car park joyrider?

CCTV footage will be checked after a white Toyota MR2 was seen doing wheel spins in the car park at The Curlew Centre in Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge.

L-R: Grace Nalty (E.A.C.H Fundraising Assistant), Libby Harwood, Amy-Rose Moore (Event Organiser), Ruslana Gagejeva, Claire Smethurst (Y7 Pastoral Assistant)

Neale Wade’s Water Weapons at the Ready

Year 7 students at the Neale-Wade Academy in March got a real soaking just before the end of the summer term when they took part in a fundraiser in aid of the East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Amended plans have gone in for the Tithe Barn development at Chatteris.

Update plans go in for Tithe Barn scheme at Chatteris with more affordable homes included

Additional affordable housing is to be included in an updated application for a development of up to 1,000 homes, a primary school, local centre and business units on land south east of London Road in Chatteris.

Chatteris Kingfisher Swimming Group

Gold medals might be Chatteris Kingfishers swan song

Some 12 young Chatteris SC members took part in the Jeanne Barker Open Meet in Cambridge last weekend, in what was for several their last appearance as a Kingfishers swimmer.

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Hall goal settles March-Wisbech memorial derby

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March and Wisbech St Mary kick-off campaigns

Two local sides kick-off in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division this weekend.

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Wisbech Town FC open UCL season

Wisbech Town FC begin one of their earliest starts to a season this weekend.

Plans for Westwood Junior School in March have been submitted by Cambs County Council.

From three to four entry for Westwood

A March junior school is set to grow by a quarter if plans to build extensions and increase capacity from a three to a four form entry school get the go-ahead.

Students from Meadowgate Academy arrive in a London bus for their leavers' prom.

Students have a ticket to ride to their prom night

It was all aboard a London Routemaster bus as part of the celebrations for students leaving Meadowgate Academy this summer.
Fifteen students were treated to the bus ride around Wisbech as they headed for their leavers’ prom at the Elme Hall Hotel, where they were greeted by proud family friends and staff. 
Once at the prom the students enjoyed a three course meal and some music.
Emma Bird, spokesman for Meadowgate, said: “It’s always a bittersweet time of year for the staff that have worked with the young people – some of the students have been at the Academy for 15 years.

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Wisbech Town CC on the right Parth into third spot

Parth Patel’s unbeaten 49 saw Wisbech Town CC home in a rain-affected Cambs Whiting League Division 1 win.

Linda Blatchly toasting dad Mike Brown after completing the Hadrian's Wall walk.

Linda completes 84 mile hike along Hadrian’s Wall in memory of dad Mike Brown from Parson Drove

A grieving daughter completed an 84 mile walk along Hadrian’s Wall and raised nearly £3,000 for charity in memory of her dad.

Apprentices from Metalcraft, refurbished the railings surrounding the Chatteris War Memorial.

Just the job as railings given a facelift

Seven apprentices from Chatteris firm, Metalcraft, have refurbished the railings surrounding the town’s war memorial.

Gorefield School leaders have been told it needs to improve by Ofsted inspectors.

Gorefield Primary School needs to improve says inspectors who add leaders have ‘an overly generous view of the quality of provision in the school’

Staff at Gorefield Primary School need to take urgent action to ensure pupil safety after government inspectors branded the school as ‘inadequate’ and requiring ‘improvement’ in all areas including teaching.

Winner of the Best in Show at St Mary's Church fete in West Walton, Rambo with his owner Mr Bates.

Rambo is top dog at annual St Mary’s Church fete in West Walton

Rambo was the winner of a dog show held as part of the annual fet at St Mary’s Church, West Walton in West Walton.

Sainsburys March raises �3090.85 for Magpas Air Ambulance and announces new charity partnership for 2017/18.

Sainsbury’s March raises £3090.85 for Magpas Air Ambulance and announces new charity partnership for 2017/18

Following a successful year working with Magpas Air Ambulance Sainsbury’s March has raised a bumper £3,090.85 for the charity.

March Garden Competition winners

Night to celebrate March’s top gardens with a presentation evening at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel.

It was a night of celebration at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel were the winners of this year’s March Garden Competition were announced and certificates awarded to all those who took part.

This years themed garden at St Peters Gardens celebrates the 50th anniversary of the BBCs Gardeners World. Pictured at the garden are, from left, Wisbech In Bloom chairman Brian Massingham, Cllr Peter Murphy, Wisbech In Bloom secretary Penny Stocks, Anglia In Bloom judge Ian Haynes, Gardeners World presenter Monty Don, aka David Judd, Bernard Lyons with Henry the golden retriever, Anglia In Bloom judge Alan Lovett, Bridget Holmes, chairman of the Friends of St Peters Gardens, Janet Stevens, secretary of the Friends of St Peters Gardens and Fenland District Councils parks and open spaces manager Bob Ollier.

Praise for Wisbech as town grows for gold for the annual In Bloom competition - with judges saying the town ‘doesn’t disappoint’

“A credit to themselves, to Fenland and the In Bloom initiative across the entire country.”

Linda Smith with husband Walter and children Lois and Max.

Rocking out for Wisbech mum Linda Smith’s life saving fund at March Town Hall

March Town Hall wil be rocking next Friday (28) for a special party organised to fundraise for Wisbech mum Linda Smith who needs £30,000 for life prolonging treatment.

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