Views sought on Guyhirn junction plan

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building society branches to shut as Norwich and Peterborough name disappears from high street

Building society branches to shut as Norwich and Peterborough name disappears from high street

Branches in Downham, Fakenham and March are set to close as part of plans that will see the Norwich and Peterborough (N&P) brand disappear from the high street.

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Fraudsters target Fenland pensioners’ savings

Scores of Fenland pensioners are falling prey to vile scams to rob them of their savings, it has been claimed.

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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