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£115k Benwick play area opens

Residents and community leaders have celebrated the opening of their new play area, after years of campaigning and fundraising.

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Armed Forces Flag.

Fenland raises flag for Armed Forces Day

The flags are out in Fenland this week as the district marks the ninth annual Armed Forces Day.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

Autumn date for first West Norfolk levy payments

The first payments of a new levy on housing developments in West Norfolk are expected to be made this autumn, councillors have heard.

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Local MP Elizabeth Truss cuts the first turf for a new �1m community centre being built in Marshland St James. LtoR - Andy Stephens OBE vice chair of MDCSC, Lee Chapman chairman of Marshland St James and district community and sports centre (MDCSC), Elizabeth Truss MP, Sue Askew Chair of parish council and Leader of Borough Council Cllr Brian Long

MP launches work on £1m Marshland Hall

A turf-cutting ceremony has taken place today, ahead of building work on a new £1 million sports and community complex in Marshland St James.

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Election Count gets underway at Lynnsport King's Lynn
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West Norfolk MP moved to Treasury role in new government

Re-elected South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has been given a new government role following last week’s general election.

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ELECTION 2017: Conservatives hold North East Cambridgeshire with significantly increased majority

ELECTION 2017: Conservatives hold North East Cambridgeshire with significantly increased majority

Conservative candidate Stephen Barclay has been re-elected as MP for North East Cambridgeshire with a substantially increased majority.

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ELECTION 2017: Liz Truss re-elected in South West Norfolk, but misses declaration due to illness

ELECTION 2017: Liz Truss re-elected in South West Norfolk, but misses declaration due to illness

Justice secretary Elizabeth Truss has been re-elected as MP for South West Norfolk, but wasn’t there to see her result declared.

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New Wisbech Mayor Steve Tierney and Deputy Mayor Peter Human

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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ELECTION 2017: Nominations confirmed for general election battle

The line-up of candidates seeking the chance to be Fenland’s next MP has been confirmed following the closure of nominations.

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Fenland Council elects new chairman

Fenland Council elects new chairman

Fenland District Council has elected a new chairman.

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Coun Peter Coupland, new Lincolnshire County Council member for Holbeach Rural ward, outside .St Mary Magdalene Church in Gedney.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG050517-152TW.

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Rural issues are new county councillor Coupland’s priority

A commitment to “protecting the rural way of life” is the motivating force behind Holbeach Rural’s new county representative.

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ELECTION 2017: Conservative clean sweep in Fenland county council seats

It’s a bluewash in Fenland today after the Conservatives won all the district’s Cambridgeshire County Council seats and the inaugural Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election.

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Coun Brewis, Independent Lincolnshire County Council member for Sutton Elloe.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG300911-133TW.

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Brewis pledges to be ’more strident’ about ward

Sutton Elloe county councillor Chris Brewis has vowed to be “more strident” about issues affecting his ward after winning a fourth term as its representive.

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Stagecoach buses at Wisbech Horsefair

New Wisbech bus link plan revealed

A new town bus service is to be launched in Wisbech, following the appointment of an operator to run the route.

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Call to show Street Pride in Doddington

Call to show Street Pride in Doddington

Doddington residents are being given the chance to make a difference to their community by helping to launch the district’s latest Street Pride group tonight.

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UPDATE - West Norfolk MPs confirm intention to seek re-election

West Norfolk’s current MPs have today confirmed their intention to stand again at the forthcoming general election.

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Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at Wisbech Boathouse

Candidates line up for elections

Candidate nominations for next month’s local elections in the Fenland area have been announced.

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County Hall Norwich

Inspectors welcome Norfolk County Council children’s services unit improvements

Officials have begun to tackle the weaknesses within Norfolk County Council’s troubled children’s services department, Ofsted inspectors say.

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Pride in Fenland awards 2017: District’s unsung heroes receive recognition at emotional night

The district paid tribute to its unsung heroes last night at the tenth annual Pride In Fenland awards.

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Launch of the new Fenland Community Youth Council at The Boathouse, Wisbech

Fenland youth council members launch new independent group

A group of Fenland students are continuing their efforts to represent 20,000 young people in the area after launching a new group.

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