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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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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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Jason Ablewhite

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.

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’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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Jan Von Draczek of Korvin Developments outside The Bull Hotel, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG281014-303TW. ANL-141028-115745001

Derelict Long Sutton hotel could pass into new hands as talks start

A new owner could be on the cards for a derelict hotel in Long Sutton where a fire was started deliberately just a week ago.

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West Norfolk borough mayor David Whitby cuts the ribbon at King's Lynn's new Travelodge at its official opening. ANL-170113-153145001

King’s Lynn Travelodge is a home from home for director

Today, one of the UK’s leading budget hotel chains, Travelodge officially opened its first hotel in Lynn.

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The A47/A1 junction near Wansford, Peterborough. Photo: Paul Franks/Peterborough Telegraph

Multi-million pound plans unveiled to dual A47 at Wansford and improve Guyhirn junction

Plans to turn the A47 between the A1 at Wansford and Sutton to the west of Peterborough into a dual carriageway and improve the A47 Guyhirn junction have been unveiled today.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Office staff expected to spend over £40,000 on workplace costs

Whether it’s a quick coffee or chipping in for a colleague’s birthday present, office workers can expect to spend over £40,000 in a lifetime on workplace costs.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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URGENT RECALL: Parents urged to stop using range of kids’ beds and cots after baby death

URGENT RECALL: Parents urged to stop using range of kids’ beds and cots after baby death

Parents are being urged to stop using a range of cots and children’s beds IMMEDIATELY - which are being linked to the sudden death of a newborn baby.

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