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£8 million Wisbech hospital redevelopment plan announced

An £8 million redevelopment of the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech has been outlined.

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Leanne and Phil Docherty of The Green Map, Ropsley.

Will pub just outside Grantham Lord it over the others?

The Green Man at Ropsley has been declated a winner in the Countryside Alliance Awards.

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Police at the scene in Creek Rd March where 3 people have been arrested

Three held in murder probe after man’s body found in March

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a man’s body at a house in March.

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Pupils from West Walton Primary School at the launch of Anglian Water's H2O ' Let's Go campaign

West Walton school pupils launch Anglian Water consultation

Youngsters at a village school have helped to launch a public consultation on a new draft business plan for Anglian Water.

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A Veteran's Badge being proudly worn on a lapel.''Veteran's Badges are issued to all former Service personnel whn they leave the Armed Forces. First issued in 2004, the badge is an enamelled, engraved, and pinned, lapel badge featuring the words �SHM Armed Forces �' Veteran⬝, which encompass the Tri-Service, Anchor, Crossed Swords and Eagle motif. Its symbolism is intended to unite all veterans in recognising the commonality of their service, to encourage a sense of unity and community between surviving veterans and to ignite public recognition of our veterans and their continuing contribution to society.

Fenland veterans urged to sign up for badge presentation

Time is running out for military veterans in Fenland to get in touch to receive a special badge from council leaders this summer.

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Police news.

Man dies in crash on A141 at Ring’s End

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a head-on crash on the A141 at Ring’s End on Saturday night.

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Sutton St Edmund man jailed for not repaying profits of Wisbech market crimes

A man who sold counterfeit goods at a Wisbech market more than 10 years ago has been jailed for another eight months after failing to repay his ill-gotten gains.

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Hign Water Levels have closed the A1101 at Welney Village

Woman and dogs rescued from flood on Welney road

A woman and two dogs had to be rescued by fire crews after a vehicle got stuck in flood water on the Welney Wash road yesterday morning.

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Fire at Glazewing in March

Vehicles gutted in March waste firm base blaze

An investigation has been launched after several lorries were destroyed in a major blaze at a waste and recycling firm’s base in March on Friday night.

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PLANNING POSER: Tydd St Mary Parish Council chairman Coun John Ley has questioned the use of South Holland District Council's planning committee Chairman's Panel in considering applications.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140517-150TW.

Panel poser on house plan in Tydd St Mary

A parish council chairman has questioned elements of the planning process in the wake of a second bid to build a house in Tydd St Mary.

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Michael Foot and Wendy Foot

£200,000 fundraising total in sight for caring Walpole St Peter couple

A couple who have been fundraising in memory of their son for more than 15 years are closing in on a £200,000 milestone.

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Chris Ketteringham who has retired after 60 delivering milk in Wisbech

Wisbech milkman Christopher Ketteringham calls it a day after 60 years and delivering seven million pints

After 60 years and delivering more than seven million pints Wisbech milkman Christopher Ketteringham has finally parked up is milk float and is taking a well-earned rest.

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Councillor Steve Count.

Finally a start date has been agreed for much-needed safety improvements on Norwood Road bridge in March

Work is finally set to start to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety at Norwood Road Bridge in March later this summer.

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John Redvers Neil Virgo who is appearing in a television programme, telling the story of his time as a POW in World War II.

Wisbech war hero John Redvers Neil Virgo dies aged 94

A Wisbech man who bravely relived his experiences as a Prisoner of War (POW) in World War II for a television programme has died.

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Consultation is due to start on plans for major development including thousands of new homes on land south of Walsoken.

Help shape the development of East Wisbech - councils consult on plans for 1,500 homes, a school and a local centre

Local people are being given a further opportunity to help shape a major development that will bring about hundreds of new homes and associated services and facilities to East Wisbech.

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James Bostock and his father-in-law Gary Brown were proud to show off the Morris Minor Van they had restored at last month's Pratical Classics exhibition in Birmingham.

Van restoration is a real labour of love for garage owner Gary Brown and his son-in-law James Bostock

A labour of love to restore an old van led to a marriage proposal and has now won national recognition too.

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A collie who was so terrified of water that he had to be cleaned using dry shampoo for two months has finally had his first proper bath - now his carer Serena Moore says Duke is ready to find a forever home.

Duke enjoys a splashing bathtime at the RSPCA Centre at Blockfen Wimblington as he prepares to find his forever home

A collie who was so terrified of water that he had to be cleaned using dry shampoo for two months has finally had his first proper bath - and even enjoyed it!

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St Peter's Church Wimblington is suffering because of the recent heavy rainfall.

Good Samaritan rescues St Peter’s Church Wimblington from flood water caused by recent heavy rainfall

A kind Samaritan stepped in to help a Fenland church after part of its basement became flooded during the recent heavy rainfall.

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Charlie Calvert - the youngest police cadet leader in Cambridgeshire and winner of last year's junior YOPEY award is among six people from the county to be invited to take part in the royal wedding.

Royal date for March Neale-Wade Academy students as they receive invite to take part in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

Two Neale-Wade Academy students have a right royal engagement next month when they will join community heroes from across the country to be part of the royal wedding.

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