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Town meeting to talk about Long Sutton market day changes

Plans to change Friday market day in Long Sutton by closing two town centre streets are to be discussed at a public meeting next week.

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Plans to change Friday market day in Long Sutton by closing two town centre streets are to be discussed at a public meeting on Tuesday night.

Conversion plan for historic town house

Plans to renovate a former 18th-century school in Long Sutton have moved a step forward after parish councillors decided not to raise any objections.

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2017 General Election results at the Hudson
2017 General Election results at the Hudson
Steve Barclay MP Conservative

Full steam ahead as minister signals major boost for Wisbech rail and Fenland’s future prosperity

MP Steve Barclay says Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has finally turned the key to unlocking essential transport schemes in Fenland and bringing economic growth to the area.

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Pictured at the conference are, from left, Cllr Ian Bates, chairman of Cambridgeshire County Councils economy and environment committee; Combined Authority Mayor James Palmer; Wendy Otter, Fenland District Councils Transport Development Manager; Chris Leech, Business Community Manager for CrossCountry; Hayley Bull, Stakeholder Liaison Manager for CrossCountry; Cllr Simon King, FDCs Portfolio Holder for Transport; and Alan Neville from Greater Anglia.

Fenland holds the key to the economic success of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough says Mayor James Palmer

Fenland’s rural transport challenges and future infrastructure needs were brought into focus at the district’s first ever Transport Conference.

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David Whitwell of Long Sutton Antique Centre, photographed in May 2017 for our Support Our Shops series, which a customer has criticised for selling framed photographs of Adolf Hitler.  Photo: (TIM WILSON): SG130517-314TW.

Long Sutton antiques dealer defends sale of Hitler items

A Long Sutton antique dealer has been accused of showing “very poor taste” after stocking framed photographs of the notorious Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler.

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An artist's impression of how a proposed overtaking lane on the A17 between Gedney roundabout and Lutton Garnsgate will look.  Photo supplied by Lincolnshire County Council.

Gedney to Long Sutton A17 overtaking lane briefing session with councillors

Critics of a £2.5million scheme for an overtaking lane on the A17 from Gedney to Long Sutton have been invited to a “briefing session” this month.

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Jan Von Drazcek of Korvin Developments outside The Bull Hotel in Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG281014-304TW.

Derelict Long Sutton hotel on the market with call for ‘cooperation’

The owner of a derelict Long Sutton hotel have admitted defeat in their efforts to redevelop it after putting the building up for sale.

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Plans to change Friday market day in Long Sutton by closing two town centre streets are to be discussed at a public meeting on Tuesday night.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Conversion plans put in for town care home

A former care home in Long Sutton could become a house after parish councillors raised no objections to the plans.

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general view of March railway station

Strike threat to Fenland services in safety row

Fenland rail passengers could face disruption amid plans for two 24 hour strikes next week.

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Cambridgeshire Mayoral election count at Ross Peers Sports Centre, Soham, James Palmer acceptance speech . Picture: Keith Heppell

A47 improvement plans ‘insufficient’, Cambridgeshire mayor warns

Not enough is being done to improve the main route through West Norfolk and Fenland, a senior political figure has warned.

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Matthew Still (third from right) surrounded by family and relatives holds up the winning raffle ticket.   Others in the picture, from left - Reflections owner Michelle Mitchell, mother Linda Beech, grandmother Karen Beech, wife Leah and aunt Kirsty Beech MLNF17PB09801

Desperately-ill Sutton Bridge cancer victim has his benefits stopped

A cancer sufferer who has undergone three 15-hour operations since June, has been denied state benefits after he was told he was fit for work.

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Middletons Streakhouse at Bridge Street. EMN-170109-133028009

FIRST LOOK: Inside Peterborough’s £1m Middletons Steakhouse & Grill

The latest addition to the city centre eating out scene opens its doors on September 8, but the Peterborough Telegraph got an early look at what diners can expect.

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Highways improvements are one of the conditions Fengrain Ltd are hoping to have discharged by Fenland District Council after submitting proposals on how to address the condition imposed following a successful planning appeal.

Wimblington firm Fengrain is ‘box ticking’ towards fulfilling anaerobic digester plans in Hook Lane

Wimblington firm Fengrain Ltd are slowly working their way towards fulfilling their controverisal plans to build an anaerobic digester off Hook Lane.

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Coun Peter Coupland, Lincolnshire County Council member for Holbeach Rural, at the A17 turn-off for Fleet where he is called for improvements to be made.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150717-123TW.

Opposition mounts against A17 scheme in Gedney and Long Sutton

Community and political leaders in South Holland are stepping up their campaign to force a £2.5million plan to 
expand the A17 “off the road”.

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Craig McGill outside the old Post Office, which is now the offices of WMS Recruit (top). Right: you can clearly see out of the building from inside. Bottom: The signs from outside with far right one of the windows that is still painted out.

We wanted to bring Post Office back to life not upset people

A recruitment firm which has found jobs for 50 people in less than a fortnight is rethinking whether to carry on at its Wisbech offices.

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Wisbech McDonalds that is shut for an upgrade

Month-long closure at McDonald’s

McDonald’s in Wisbech closed this week for a major make-over which will see the store in Cromwell Road gain self-order touch screens and a table service area.
The fast food outlet closed its doors last Tuesday evening (8) and workmen moved in the next day to start the “major digital make-over” which has been paid for by local franchisee Matthew Jarrett.

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Plans have gone in for four homes to be built on the Bike Care cycle shop site in The Avenue, March.

Homes could replace a March cycle shop if plans for four homes on The Avenue get the go-ahead

A long established March business could go if outline planning permission is granted to demolish the premises to make way for four homes.

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Long Sutton Indoor Bowls Club is the subject of plans to convert it into a retail warehouse.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Fear over town centre ‘shift’ with Long Sutton retail plan

Plans to turn the former Long Sutton Indoor Bowls Club into a retail warehouse could effectively see the town centre “shift”, according to a town businessman.

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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.

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The number of afternoon services for bus number 49 from Spalding to Gedney Hill has been cut from two to one due to the addition of a new stop in Sutton St James.  Photo by Adam Fairbrother.  Photo: MFCP16AF03148.

Changes to Spalding to Gedney Hill 49 bus service

The number of afternoon services for bus number 49 from Spalding to Gedney Hill has been cut from two to one due to a changed route.

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