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SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: Animal feed is food of life for Martin

Martins Animal Feeds of Long Sutton

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Dana Garkavaya and Sean Portass outside The Old Ship Inn, now The Ship, London Road, Long Sutton, which opened with a live music weekend over Easter.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG110417-150TW.

Pints flow again at new-look pub after renovation

Drinks are served again at a 17th century Long Sutton pub after an eight-month project to renovate it.

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Knowles Transport commercial director Alex Knowles (left) celebrates the new contract with Paul Jaggard, head of logistics at The Silver Spoon Company.

Fenland firm Knowles Transport lands sweet deal with The Silver Spoon Company

A Fenland transport firm is celebrating after landing a five-year contract with one of the country’s top food manufacturers.

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£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Roadworks on the A47 at Dogsthorpe

Views sought on Guyhirn junction plan

Highways engineers have released their plans to relieve a key bottleneck on Fenland’s road network.

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Coun Andy Tennant, a South Holland District Council member for Long Sutton, has described the potential doubling of business rates for the town as a "crazy situation".  Photo by Mike Donovan.  Photo: SG070812-71MD.

Rate relief pleas by Suttons’ area gains pace after MP intervention

Pressure is growing from businesses and political leaders in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge for help with “illogical” rate rises.

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Pile of tyres in Back Lane, Outwell.

Barrier plea to crackdown on Outwell flytipping plague

Residents fed-up with flytipping in a West Norfolk village are prepared to dip their hands in their own pockets to help tackle the issue once and for all.

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Pauline Stebbings at Sutton St James Parish Church 
with fellow churchwarden Sally Clifton at the village's annual flower festival.
 Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG240513-130TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Sutton St James campaign for bus service has MP on board

Sutton St James is uniting behind moves to bring back a bus service through the village.

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Budgens in Wisbech that is closing

BREAKING NEWS: Wisbech Budgens store to close on Thursday

The Budgens store in Wisbech’s Horsefair will close this Thursday, March 9, with the loss of 25 jobs, administrators have confirmed this morning.

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Existing homes in Chestnut Terrace, Sutton Bridge.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170514-111TW.

Sutton Bridge site ‘completely unsuitable for homes, claims councillor

South Holland District Council has turned down a six-home development at a site in Sutton Bridge seen as “immensely difficult and very complex”.

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CHANGING HANDS: Dr Garwyn Elias (right) hands over The Lawns Dental Practice in Long Sutton to Dr Petros Mapanda as staff members look on.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140217-102TW.

Relaying of The Lawns at Long Sutton dental practice

Patients at a Long Sutton dental surgery are adjusting to a gradual changing of hands after 27 years.

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Poppy Webber of PeeWee Saddlery, Long Sutton,
 which is closing after three years because of a near-doubling in business rates.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220217-102TW.

Long Sutton shop to shut over soaring business rates

A Long Sutton equine shop is the first victim of the town’s soaring business rates after its owner confirmed it is to close.

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Florist Pat Pitkin pictured last June with her son, Lloyd.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG040616-103TW.

Long Sutton loses much-loved legend in Pat Pitkin

Tributes have been paid to one of Long Sutton’s much-loved legends, Pat Pitkin, who has died within a year of retiring from her Market Place shop.

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CRASH COURSE: This car left the road on Lutton Gowts, Long Sutton, and crashed into a fence outside Silverhill Caravan and Holiday Park, leaving the site without power for nearly three hours.  Photo supplied.

Car crash cuts power lines at Silverhill caravan park

A popular caravan park in Long Sutton was left without power for nearly three hours after a car “ploughed” into a fence and electricity cables.

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Fenland MP demands fair share of growth deal millions

Fenland MP demands fair share of growth deal millions

Fenland must get its fair share of funding from a new growth deal settlement awarded to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough local enterprise partnership (LEP), the area’s MP has warned.

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The old Royal Standard pub in Wisbech which part of it is being demolished.

Funeral business plan for former Wisbech pub

The diggers have moved into the site of a former Wisbech pub, which is set to become a funeral home.

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FAMILY TIME: Richard and Joanne King with some of their family on holiday in Florida, USA.  Photo supplied.

Long Sutton’s finest firefighter bows out with royal honour

Richard King (48) is now a free man after spending the last 25 years waiting for the call that would see him transform into an all-action firefighter.

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First meeting of the shadow authority for combined devolution at the Abax Stadium. Steve Count, chairman

‘Don’t forget Wisbech rail’ plea

The benefits of reviving Wisbech’s rail link must not be forgotten as the campaign to improve the region’s network goes on, politicians say.

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The Rev William Ruddle, lead chaplain for Lincolnshire Police.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191114-115TW.

Volunteers needed to be police chaplain

An appeal for volunteers willing to train and become voluntary police chaplains has been made by Churches Together in All Lincolnshire.

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Train leaving King's Lynn Railway Station

Millions set to fund studies of East Anglia rail upgrade plans

A multi-million pound package has been drawn up to pay for detailed analysis of the work needed to upgrade a key bottleneck on East Anglia’s rail network.

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