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Fenland Council calls on GPs to refer more patients to use the district’s leisure centres

Fenland GPs need to make greater use of the area’s leisure centres to help patients especially those with mental health issues.

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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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Val Moore, chairman of Cambridgeshire Healthwatch.

Healthwatch raises concerns about proposed fertility service cuts in Cambridgeshire

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has criticised plans to reduce fertility services locally.

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Public Health England have published a new profile for Fenland.

Fenland is a district that has clear ‘health inequalities’ says report

One fifth (20 per cent) of all Year 6 children in Fenland are classified as obese, the number of people being hospitalised for self-harm is higher than the national average and there are now more children living in poverty than there were three years ago.

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Everyone Health is urging people from Wisbech to attend a fun day to help get them active.

Family fun day in Wisbech is free and aims to promote healthier lifestyles with a host of activities for all ages

Communities in Wisbech are being encouraged to improve their health and wellbeing by joining in with a day of free family fun.

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Paperboy knocked over in Diss.

Wisbech man charged after fatal Mendlesham crash

A 50-year-old man from Wisbech has been charged after a fatal crash on the A140 at Mendlesham on Tuesday.

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Linda Blatchly toasting dad Mike Brown after completing the Hadrian's Wall walk.

Linda completes 84 mile hike along Hadrian’s Wall in memory of dad Mike Brown from Parson Drove

A grieving daughter completed an 84 mile walk along Hadrian’s Wall and raised nearly £3,000 for charity in memory of her dad.

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Daughter’s five-day memorial trek across Hadrian’s Wall

A five-day trek across Hadrian’s Wall to support those living with a life-limiting illness is the goal of a woman on a mission.

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Fun day to set to boost Linda’s lifesaving fund

Fun day to set to boost Linda’s lifesaving fund

A charity fun day will take place this weekend to support a Fenland mother’s battle to secure lifesaving cancer care.

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Police at Wisbech Minor Injuries department

Police called to North Cambs Hospital amid fears over man’s behaviour

Police are currently at the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech following concerns over the conduct of a man at the unit.

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King’s Lynn hospital boss pledges to listen in new role

King’s Lynn hospital boss pledges to listen in new role

The new boss of Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) took up his post today with a pledge to listen to the views of both staff and patients.

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Wisbech man thanks the medics who saved him 16 times

Wisbech man thanks the medics who saved him 16 times

A Wisbech man who had to be resuscitated 16 times in his own home has thanked the medical teams who helped him back to health.

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Little Miracles Fenland charity has launched its very own DIY SOS to transform a piece of land at The Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech, into a sensory garden - and it needs your help. Pictured, from left, are Jaylee Carley, 8, Laura Yarnell, Emelie Northrop, Danielle Carley and Joey Carley, 10.

SOS for a Miracle: charity needs your help

A charity which has helped hundreds of children since launching just over a year ago is hoping for its own Little Miracle – and it needs your help.

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Hospital donation remembers Welney farmer

Hospital donation remembers Welney farmer

A Welney family has donated more than £2,070 to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in memory of a well-known farmer.

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The mobile breast screening unit

Women encouraged to get breast screening in Long Sutton

A mobile unit that provides a free breast screening service to women 50 years of age and over has arrived in Long Sutton to offer appointments for three months.

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Neale Wade students swim the length of the English Channel at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March, in a fundraiser for Macmillan organised by Year Seven student Rosetta Schaunburg-Kent (front centre).

March students put in the miles for Macmillan

More than 200 students from March’s Neale Wade Academy proved they had what it takes when they went the distance for charity.

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Charity darts auction by Mark Cross at GER club March

Cancer charity darts fun day hits the bullseye after raising more than £8,000

An annual cancer charity darts fun day hit the bullseye at the weekend when it raised a record £8,200.

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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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STORM LATEST: Police issue travel warning as 11 are hurt after bus blown over by Storm Doris

STORM LATEST: Police issue travel warning as 11 are hurt after bus blown over by Storm Doris

A bus which overturned in Walton Highway has left 11 people with injuries this afternoon (Thursday, February 23).

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Reggie Brinton with his  new portable pump to help rare condition bought with money raised in fundraising appeal.

Fresh hope for Emneth youngster Reggie

A baby from Emneth with a rare skin condition has been given new hope thanks to the purchase of a portable pump from the USA.

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