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Wisbech mayor questioned over rules reforms

The new mayor of Wisbech has faced questions over whether he will do his duties fully, after reforms of the town council’s rules were approved.

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The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.

Speeding Wisbech crash driver was banned, court told

A banned driver from Wisbech who crashed his car into a field while being chased by police last week has admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and with no insurance.

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Fenland boxing legend goes orange for Magpas

Fenland boxing legend goes orange for Magpas

Fenland boxing legend Dave ‘Boy’ Green has given his support to the annual Orange Day fundraising initiative for the Magpas Air Ambulance.

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BOX OF SURPRISES: Long Sutton Antique Centre where outside are owner David Whitwell and trader Michelle Manley.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG130517-317TW.

SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: Long Sutton Antique Centre - a store full of the unexpected

For more than 40 years the name Whitwell has meant all things antique and collectable in Long Sutton.

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Farewell to Fenland fireman John

Farewell to Fenland fireman John

A Wisbech-based fireman who also appeared in a top television drama has retired from the service after a 33 year career.

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Prisoner given life sentence for Whitemoor inmate murder bid

Prisoner given life sentence for Whitemoor inmate murder bid

A prisoner has been given a further life sentence after he admitted trying to kill a fellow inmate at the Whitemoor high security jail in March.

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Witness appeal after March barn blaze

Witnesses are being sought in connection with a barn fire, which fire chiefs say was started deliberately.

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Wisbech girl, 17, loses appeal against sex abuse sentence

Wisbech girl, 17, loses appeal against sex abuse sentence

A 17-year-old girl from Wisbech has lost an appeal against a four-year custodial sentence imposed for her part in the sexual abuse of children.

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The Bull Hotel, Market Place/Bull Lane, Long Sutton, group pic with Couns Tim Machin , Laura Eldridge, Jack Tyrrell,

New effort to secure derelict Long Sutton hotel site

A renewed effort by town leaders to tackle the “extremely dangerous condition” of the Bull Hotel in Long Sutton is under way.

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Peele School mark decent Ofsted.plus dancers
 Elizabeth Smith

Long Sutton school head resigns to move to Switzerland

Peele Community College in Long Sutton is looking for its fifth headteacher in eight years with the surprise resignation of Elizabeth Smith.

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Tydd St Mary community hall, Rectory Road, Tydd St Mary
Fundraisers outside nearly completed hall - Carl Wilson, Daniel Monaghan, Mark Benton, Allen Smith, Robin Howes, John Ley

Charity rally revs up in Tydd St Mary

Families flocked to Tydd St Mary community hall for a car rally which raised a record sum of more than £4,080.

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The scales of justice

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Wisbech woman

A man will stand trial later this year accused of the murder of a Wisbech woman.

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The scales of justice

Son of £101 million Wisbech lottery winner loses court claim on fortune

A former factory worker from Wisbech who won £101 million on the lottery has no obligation to keep “bailing out his profligate son”, a judge has ruled.

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Prince’s Trust programme offer for Wisbech young people

Prince’s Trust programme offer for Wisbech young people

A new programme for young adults who are not in work or education will begin in Wisbech next week.

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Town leaders take Bull by the horns

A renewed effort by town leaders to tackle the “extremely dangerous condition” of the Bull Hotel in Long Sutton is under way.

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Crime figures for South Norfolk released

Alcohol and tools stolen from Upwell garage

Alcohol and tools were stolen during a garage raid in Upwell at the weekend.

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Chatteris pre-school hails ‘good’ Ofsted report

Chatteris pre-school hails ‘good’ Ofsted report

Staff and youngsters at a Chatteris pre-school group are celebrating following the publication of a “good” Ofsted report.

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House fire in Wisbechh at the old Isle College Hortic site

Tragedy fear over spate of Fenland fires

A spate of arson attacks on derelict buildings in Fenland could have tragic results if there are further incidents, police and fire chiefs have warned.

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Wisbech museum honours key supporter

Wisbech museum honours key supporter

A new plaque has been unveiled in memory of one of the key drivers of the project to preserve the Wisbech birthplace of social reformer Octavia Hill.

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The scales of justice

Man due in court on attempted murder charge over Whitemoor incident

An inmate at the high security Whitemoore jail in March is due in court today accused of attempted murder.

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