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Electrical fault causes car fire in Tydd Gote

Firefighters dealt with a car blaze of the A1101 in Tydd Gote on Friday morning.

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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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Lincoln Crown Court.

Theft man faces one-month wait to learn fate

A man who admitted stealing from a South Holland pre-school will find out next month what sentence he will serve after appearing in court today (Friday).

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Appeal for witnesses to burglary in Emneth

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Emneth earlier in the week.

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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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Police appeal over burglary in Three Holes

Jewellery was stolen during a burglary on Main Road, Three Holes on Monday.

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Wisbech man jailed for seven years for violent attacks

A Wisbech man who stamped on his victims’ heads, and cut one of their throats with a broken glass, has been jailed for seven years.

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Four arrested as Wisbech cannabis farm found during search for missing girl

Four arrested as Wisbech cannabis farm found during search for missing girl

Four people were arrested after a large cannabis factory was discovered at a house in Wisbech at the weekend.

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Mayoral hopeful launches election bid in Fenland

Mayoral hopeful launches election bid in Fenland

The battle to be the first mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has come to Fenland after one of the hopefuls for the role began his campaign in the district.
Liberal Democrat candidate Rod Cantrill, pictured above with supporters, launched his campaign with an event at March Town Hall last Saturday.
Mr Cantrill said: “I believe people living across our area think it’s time we did politics differently across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

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

Leniency plea for Sutton Bridge woman following shop theft

A woman with long-term mental health problems stole clothes from a Lynn supermarket.

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New Queen Elizabeth Hospital chief executive Jon Green

King’s Lynn hospital names new chief executive

A new chief executive has been appointed at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the trust has announced this afternoon.

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

Walpole Highway man, 77, choked to death on bread roll at home, inquest told

An elderly man choked to death on a sandwich at his home, an inquest has heard.

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Wisbech man escapes jail for harassing woman

A Wisbech man has been given a suspended jail sentence for harassment.

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QEH temporary scanner

King’s Lynn hospital gets £1.2m scanner

Patient treatment will be enhanced thanks to high-quality images when two CT scanners are installed at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Multi-agency incident in Gosmoor Lane, Elm. Photo: Fenland Police.

Elm road closed after ‘harmful substance incident’

A road in Elm has been closed this afternoon while emergency services have dealt with a “potential harmful substance incident”.

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Nurseries site in West Walton set to see new homes and shop

Plans for 49 new houses, a village store and a post office on a plant nursery site in West Walton have been approved.

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From left: Calvin, Shona, baby Daphne-Louise, Jamie and Tyler. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Friday Bridge family praises medics after ‘miracle baby’ rescue

A couple has praised the actions of medical staff after they acted quickly to save the life of their newborn daughter.

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Show Pride in your streets

Show Pride in your streets

Communities across Fenland are being urged to do more to keep their areas tidy, as two established groups celebrate their 10th anniversaries.

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The Queen arrives at King's Lynn Train Station, to take the train back to London after her winter break at Sandringham. Walking with her is station manager Graeme Pratt (right).

Queen bids farewell to West Norfolk after Sandringham break

The Queen has left West Norfolk this morning following her Christmas and New Year break on the Sandringham estate.

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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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