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How a Bull turned into a blight on the scenery of Long Sutton

According to South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, “Long Sutton is a Lincolnshire jewel; neither too big, nor too small; not too grand, nor too humble”.

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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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Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council reveals plan for 4.8 per cent tax rise

Norfolk County Council chiefs have outlined budget plans which could see their portion of council tax rise by almost five per cent this year.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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UKIP announces candidate for elected mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

UKIP has announced its candidate to be the first elected mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

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‘Property guardians’ could live at Wisbech Castle

Five ‘property guardians’ could soon move into Wisbech Castle to secure the empty building in return for a cut-price rent.

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John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings, has praised firefighters in Long Sutton for the success of the Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project with EMAS.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060117-136TW.

Commissioner and MP praise blue light partnership in Long Sutton

A partnership between firefighters in Long Sutton and paramedics to speed up emergency responses has won praise from the town’s MP and Lincolnshire’s police overseer.

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Have your say on March vision

Residents in March are being urged to have their say on a new vision for the future development of the town.

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Cambridgeshire County Council issue advice after Level 3 cold weather alert for county

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across Cambridgeshire between 9am today, Wednesday January 4 and 3pm on Friday January 6 when cold and icy conditions are expected.

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New devolution authority holds first meeting

Leaders of the seven Cambridgeshire councils, including Fenland District Council, have met for the first time since a devolution deal for the county was agreed.

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Council tax support in Fenland will not be cut

Residents on low incomes will continue to get the same level of help with their council tax next year, following a decision by councillors.

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Isla Wilson has been left without a school education

Four-year-old girl left without school education after becoming the victim of red tape

A mother has questioned the morals of the local education authority and called for common sense to prevail after leaving her daughter without a school education.

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Claire Scott plays Where's Rudolf? at Long Sutton Primary School which has been awarded a bronze Soil Association Food for Life award.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG021216-203TW.
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Bronze Food for Life award goes to Long Sutton school

Two South Holland primary schools have been recognised for their commitment to preparing and serving healthy fresh school lunches.

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Norfolk police face new £1.1 million cut in government funding

Police chiefs in Norfolk are facing a new cut in government funding of more than £1 million next year, new figures have revealed.

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BUSINESS RATE WORRIES: David Wilson (centre), partner with Geoffrey Collings Estate Agents, Long Sutton, celebrates its 50th anniversary with colleagues Sue Byrne, Kathleen Franklin, Amy Wells and Richard Tasker.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG270715-154TW.  ANL-150727-150942009.

Fears of business rate rises in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge

Businesses in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge are joining forces to protest about a possible doubling in rate bills next year.

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb

Norfolk MP condemns ‘feeble’ social care plan as new money is pledged

A Norfolk MP has dismissed government plans for extra funding and higher tax rises to fund adult social care as “feeble.”

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New combined authority holds first meeting since Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution agreed

Leaders of the seven Cambridgeshire councils, including Peterborough City Council, met publicly for the first time since a devolution deal for the county was agreed.

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Family that are being evicted on Boxing Day. 

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Walsoken family fear Christmas eviction from home after letter demanded Boxing Day departure

A West Norfolk family fear they will be made homeless at Christmas – after being told they would be evicted on Boxing Day.

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Fenland Council’s Christmas opening hours

Residents are being reminded when Fenland Council’s one stop shops, community hubs and leisure centres will be open over the festive period.

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