Standing ovation from European Parliament on his final day for long serving East of England MEP Richard Howitt

The East of England’s Euro MP Richard Howitt received a standing ovation from all sides of the European Parliament chamber on his last day in the European Parliament, where he has served for 22 years.

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Norfolk County Council set to hold special meeting on devolution

Norfolk County Council set to hold special meeting on devolution

The leader of Norfolk County Council has called for a special devolution debate to take place next month, before final decisions are made about the project.

Brown bins. Photo: Paul Franks

Fenland Council Cabinet approves brown bin charge

Fenland Council’s controversial proposal to introduce a charge for its brown bin service was given the go-ahead by the authority’s Cabinet today (Thursday).

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Britain In Bloom Winners Wisbech Parks and Open Spaces. Pictured Organisers and volunteers. ANL-161017-162609009

Wisbech wins gold in Britain In Bloom contest

Wisbech confirmed its position as one of the greenest and most beautiful towns in the country when it scooped a coveted gold medal in the Britain In Bloom awards.

Blatent disregard: The TV dumped by Stevie and Emma Jackson - right next to 'No Tipping' sign.

Chatteris couple fined £1,280 for flytipping

A couple from Chatteris have become the latest people to be successfully prosecuted for fly tipping by Fenland Council.

Devolution deal ‘is a Suffolk takeover’, claims Norfolk MP

Devolution deal ‘is a Suffolk takeover’, claims Norfolk MP

A West Norfolk MP has condemned devolution proposals which he claims amount to a “Suffolk takeover” of Norfolk.

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Virgin Media are installing ultrafast broadband in the village of March, Cambridgeshire. Back L-R: Cllr John Clark (Fenland District Council Leader) and Noelle Godfrey (Programme Manager, Connecting Cambs), Front L-R: Jen Taylor (Virgin Media Project Manager), Stephen Barclay MP (Conservative, NE Cambridgeshire) and Cllr Steve Count (Cambs County Council Leader).

Superfast broadband on its way to March, Chatteris, Wimblington and Doddington

Community leaders have hailed the imminent arrival of superfast broadband in March and surrounding areas as “a game changer for the rural economy”.

Residents of Wimblington protesting about the a AD being built in the village ANL-160609-122429009

Controversial Fenland anaerobic digester plan gets green light

A controversial bid to build an anaerobic digester close to a Fenland village has been given the go-ahead by a government planning inspector.

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The Friends of Doddington Hospital present a petition to the CCG. Pictured, from left, are: Dr Gary Howsam, MP Steve Barclay, Friends member Maureen Coker, chief executive of the CCG Tracey Dowling, and Friends member Mary Barrett.

Petition sends clear message to health chiefs to retain the Minor Injuries Unit in Doddington

A petition containing 6,708 signatures has been presented to health chiefs in a bid to save the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Doddington.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution plan backed in consultation

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution plan backed in consultation

Devolution plans that could see Fenland become part of a new combined authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been supported in a public consultation.

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More Syrian refugees need rehoming by councils each and every month if UK is to hit 20,000 target, new report finds

More Syrian refugees will need to be found new home sin the UK each and every month if the UK Government is to hit its target of rehoming 20,000 by May 2020 the National Audit Office has announced today, Tuesday September 13.

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Support for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire devolution

Councillors have welcomed the outcome of a public consultation on proposals to devolve power and hundreds of millions of pounds of funding from Westminster to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Labour East of England MEP Richard Howitt announces resignation from European Parliament

Richard Howitt, Euro MP for the East of England,announced today that he is leaving the European Parliament after more than 22 years.

Coffee Cup tax to be introduced?

New 5p coffee cup charge suggested by senior politicians

Following the success of a 5p charge for plastic bags, senior politicians have now want to place the same levy on disposable coffee cups.

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The site for 60 new homes proposed for Small Drove, Weston.

South Holland towns and villages face big expansion

More than 300 new homes could be built in towns and villages across South Holland to meet growing demand from prospective house buyers.

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Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech at the Burston Strike Rally. ANL-150609-174552001

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn set to attend Burston Strike School Rally

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be attending this Sunday’s Burston Strike School Rally, it has been confirmed.

FORCE TALKS: Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lincolnshire, with deputy PCC Coun Stuart Tweedale, in Spalding for the first summer community engagement day organised by Lincolnshire Police, alongside youth volunteer Lauren Coull and Det Sgt Carole Walton, regional cyber-crime protection co-ordinator for the East Midlands.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Cop boss talks about cross-border policing in Sutton Bridge

People in Sutton Bridge stand to benefit from closer working between police forces in Lincolnshire and Norfolk after a meeting this week.

Elliott Johnson (21) who was a student at Spalding Grammar School.

Probe into Spalding-educated Tory activist’s death branded a ‘whitewash’ by dad

An investigation into claims of bullying and harassment made by an ex-Spalding Grammar School student who took his own life has found no one was to blame for his death.

The Coastguard Rescue Service was called in by Lincolnshire Police to help search for a missing man in Sutton Bridge overnight on Monday.

UPDATE 4.55PM: Eight-hour search for missing man in Sutton Bridge

A search launched by police and coastguard authorities for a man reported missing in Sutton Bridge overnight last for more than eight hours, it has emerged today.

Teenagers on National Citizen Service who went on a four-day street collection in Spalding town centre for Welcome2OurWorld, a Wisbech-based charity helping families affected by autism.

Teenagers in Spalding make over £700 for charity

Young people with a heart for the community in Spalding have raised over £700 for charity.

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