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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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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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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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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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ASSET PROTECTION: Volunteers board up The Bull Hotel in Long Sutton.  Photo supplied.

Long Sutton community acts to board up Bull Hotel

Volunteers from Long Sutton’s business and civic community have teamed up to protect a derelict hotel from further damage.

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Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Norfolk police panel backs two per cent council tax rise

Police chiefs in Norfolk will continue to face difficult decisions in the coming years, despite a decision to increase the force’s share of council tax.

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FAMILY TIME: Richard and Joanne King with some of their family on holiday in Florida, USA.  Photo supplied.

Long Sutton’s finest firefighter bows out with royal honour

Richard King (48) is now a free man after spending the last 25 years waiting for the call that would see him transform into an all-action firefighter.

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A new initiative aims to tackle problems caused by street drinking in Wisbech

Wisbech is named Alcohol Action Area

New measures are set to be introduced in a bid to clamp down on problems associated with street drinking in Wisbech.

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The Rev William Ruddle, lead chaplain for Lincolnshire Police.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191114-115TW.

Volunteers needed to be police chaplain

An appeal for volunteers willing to train and become voluntary police chaplains has been made by Churches Together in All Lincolnshire.

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Steve Barclay (con)

MP hails education funding boost for Fenland

Fenland is set to share a £72 million funding pot to help boost education opportunities under government plans announced today.

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SAFETY HAZARD: A firefighter uses a thermal imaging camera to tackle a fire at the derelict Bull Hotel in Market Place, Long Sutton, on Friday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060117-207TW.

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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Jan Von Draczek of Korvin Developments outside The Bull Hotel, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG281014-303TW. ANL-141028-115745001

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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Paul Bullen

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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Planning

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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