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15/12/14  CF''Staff celebrate at BAE Maritime in Portsmouth during a visit from defence secretary, Michael Fallon MP who announced the award of a new contract for the firm to upgrade the Royal Navy's Spearfish torpedoes.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143560-6)
15/12/14 CF''Staff celebrate at BAE Maritime in Portsmouth during a visit from defence secretary, Michael Fallon MP who announced the award of a new contract for the firm to upgrade the Royal Navy's Spearfish torpedoes.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143560-6)
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A heavyweight panel has been lined up for an edition of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ show being staged at Wisbech Grammar School on the eve of the General Election.

In the last broadcast of the flagship topical discussion programme before the nation goes to the polls, chairman Jonathan Dimbleby will be joined by Michael Fallon, the secretary of state for defence and the Liberal Democrat, Ed Davey, who has been serving in the coalition government as the secretary of state for energy and climate change.

The panel will also include shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and Paul Nuttall, the deputy leader of the UK Independence Party.

A capacity crowd of 500 is set to attend the live recording on Friday, May 1, in the school’s Russell Hall, and the programme, which is repeated on the Saturday, is expected to attract an audience in excess of 1.5 million listeners.

The town will also be receiving a visit from the former Archbishop of Cantebury, Dr Rowan Williams, next month.

Dr Williams will be helping to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wisbech Interfaith Forum in May.

He will be speaking in the Boathouse Business Centre from 7.30pm on Monday, May 18.

The theme is peace and reconciliation.

Dr Williams, who is currently Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, will also be meeting with school pupils ahead of the talk.

There is no charge to hear Dr Williams talk in Wisbech and no need to reserve seats for this event.