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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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Don't forget to vote in local elections on May 4

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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Paramedics on the scene outside the Houses of Parliament where an incident is unfolding, March 22 2107. See National News story NNCOMMONS; Police have reportedly shot a knifeman who stabbed an officer. The House of Parliament has been locked down after the as two men are being treated inside the grounds. Pictures from the scene appear to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance."

Region’s politicians unite in horror at Westminster terror attack

MPs and councillors from across East Anglia’s political divide have spoken of their horror at yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Councillors are being urged to oppose proposals to split the North East Cambridgeshire constituency of MP Stephen Barclay

Warning over ‘Fenland split’ boundary plan

Boundary reforms which could see Fenland split into two Parliamentary seats could damage the district’s community links, council officials have warned.

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The future of Community House in Wisbech has been secured for another 12 months, thanks to funding from the Clarion Housing Group.

New funding for Community House services in Wisbech

The immediate future of Wisbech’s Community House has been secured following a grant to Fenland Council from the Clarion Housing Group.

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Coun Andy Tennant, a South Holland District Council member for Long Sutton, has described the potential doubling of business rates for the town as a "crazy situation".  Photo by Mike Donovan.  Photo: SG070812-71MD.

Rate relief pleas by Suttons’ area gains pace after MP intervention

Pressure is growing from businesses and political leaders in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge for help with “illogical” rate rises.

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Pauline Stebbings at Sutton St James Parish Church 
with fellow churchwarden Sally Clifton at the village's annual flower festival.
 Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG240513-130TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Sutton St James campaign for bus service has MP on board

Sutton St James is uniting behind moves to bring back a bus service through the village.

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Headteacher Elizabeth Dormor outside the front of Marshland High School.

Parents upset as children miss out on place at popular Marshland High School

Devastated parents were left in tears when they discovered their child had missed out on getting a place at a top Fenland high school.

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A new, portable speed indicator device is to appear in Sutton St James.   
Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191012-273TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

New speed monitor to go up in Sutton St James

Drivers will be watching their speeds through Sutton St James when a new device goes up in the village soon.

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Existing homes in Chestnut Terrace, Sutton Bridge.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170514-111TW.

Sutton Bridge site ‘completely unsuitable for homes, claims councillor

South Holland District Council has turned down a six-home development at a site in Sutton Bridge seen as “immensely difficult and very complex”.

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CHANGING HANDS: Dr Garwyn Elias (right) hands over The Lawns Dental Practice in Long Sutton to Dr Petros Mapanda as staff members look on.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140217-102TW.

Relaying of The Lawns at Long Sutton dental practice

Patients at a Long Sutton dental surgery are adjusting to a gradual changing of hands after 27 years.

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Poppy Webber of PeeWee Saddlery, Long Sutton,
 which is closing after three years because of a near-doubling in business rates.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220217-102TW.

Long Sutton shop to shut over soaring business rates

A Long Sutton equine shop is the first victim of the town’s soaring business rates after its owner confirmed it is to close.

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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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Planning applications

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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