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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Long Sutton Indoor Bowls Club is the subject of plans to convert it into a retail warehouse.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

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.

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.

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.

TYDD TRIUMPH: The official opening of the new Glebe Community Pavilion in Tydd St Mary, with guests including (front) Steve Ogden, Mark Benton, Lisa Jarmany, Daniel Monaghan, Heather Parker, Steve Wright, Allen Smith and John Ley.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260617-215TW.

New village pavilion for Tydd St Mary after 14-year project

A 14-year, £51,000 effort to give Tydd St Mary its own community building has come to a glorious end.

General View of Wisbech Horsefair Shopping Centre

Centre’s Kids Club ‘will help stop tantrums’

A Wisbech shopping centre is launching a Kids Club in a bid to help families enjoy their experience.

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

Could motorway be coming to Fenland?

A feasibility study is set to be carried out on plans which could, if implemented, extend the M11 into Fenland.

Tim Machine, chairman of Long Sutton and District Civic Society, with South Holland District Council members Laura Eldridge and Jack Tyrrell on the derelict site at the back of the Bull Hotel, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150517-153TW.

Plan of action at derelict Long Sutton building

Measures to protect Long Sutton’s derelict Bull Hotel site from vandalism and trespassing have been backed by parish councillors.

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Neale-Wade Academy raises the profile of careers and higher education

Neale-Wade Academy is preparing year 12 pupils for their next steps into learning or employment by hosting a series of workshops.

New Wisbech bus link comes into service

New Wisbech bus link comes into service

A new bus service has been launched in Wisbech.

HOME FROM HOME: Marian Jenkins sets a table for tea at Mal's Vintage Tea Shop, Market Place, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260617-208TW.

SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: French connection at vintage tea shop in Long Sutton

Marian “Mal” Jenkins is making sure that her tea shop occupies a place in Long Sutton and its people that has survived for more than 30 years.

Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

General Views of Manea train station

Study looks into expansion of train services for Manea

Survey work is being carried out at a Fenland railway station in an effort to increase services and passenger numbers.

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