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Loans sharks’ cash will help give boost to Wisbech savers and raise awareness of dangers of illegal lenders

Initiative will give 50 people £25 savings boost and raise awareness

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Jayne Denby and her son Daniel - she is hoping people will help her children can stay together in their family home when she is gone.

Friends launch £50,000 ‘For the love of Jayne’ appeal to raise money for family of dying Wisbech St Mary mum

A Fenland mum who has helped hundreds of families through a charity she launched is now in need of help herself after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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The old skate park in Bath Road Wisbech has been removed but plans are now well underway to replace it with a state-of-the-art new one.

Chance to have your say on Wisbech skatepark plans and win £50 voucher

Know your quarter pipes from your pyramids? Your grind rails from your volcanos?

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Damian Hinds, Education Secretary.

Drive to raise education standards and increase opportunity in Fenland and East Cambs unveiled by new Education Secretary

Schools in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire are to benefit from a share of £25 million government cash to help raise pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills.

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Kevin and Marie Venni pictured on holiday last year. He is currently battling bowel cancer and is organising a charity family fun day.

Wisbech football manager Kevin Venni hopes to kick cancer and is organising a charity match and fun day

A local football club manager is organising a charity match and family fund day to raise money for Bowel Cancer.

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Police ask for public's help to combat illegal blood sport of hare coursing.

Hare coursing gangs are bringing fear and intimidation across Cambridgeshire and are even threatening to torch farms

Rural communities are living in fear from hare-coursing gangs who are threatening violence and to torch homes across the county.

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Storm damage
A47 between Wisbech and Guyhirn

Storm Georgina blows in with winds up to 70 mph bringing chaos across Fenland including felling trees and cutting power

Gale force winds brought in by Storm Georgina caused chaos across Fenland this morning felling trees and cutting power supplies.

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Euro Star in Falcon Road, Wisbech where illegal tobacco was found.

Two men are convicted selling illegal and unsafe tobacco from the Euro Star shop in Wisbech

Two Wisbech shop keepers have been ordered to carry out unpaid work by magistrates after being convicted of selling illegal and unsafe tobacco at a store in the town.

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West Walton Primary School is closed because of 'flu-like' bug.

Flu-like bug forces West Walton Primary School to stay closed for deep-cleaning

A flu-like bug has forced the closure of a local school on Wednesday to allow a deep clean of classrooms.

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Two cars have been vandalised in Wisbech in an incident police are treating as a hate crime.

Attack on cars in Wisbech was ‘despicable’ hate crime say police

Two cars have been vandalised in Wisbech in an incident police are treating as a hate crime.

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Andy Murray, was in the RAF for 30 years before embarking on his career change. Now a second year intern at Thomas Eaton Primary Academy in Wimblington, near March, he is looking forward to taking up a post as a Newly Qualified Teacher this year.

Fancy a career change? - Then teaching in Fenland could be an option as drive to fill vacancies is launched

People looking to get into teaching in Fenland are encouraged to find out about more the opportunities available as part of a new recruitment drive

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Long Sutton Parish Council is set to buy the former United Reformed Church in London Road.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Long Sutton Parish Council to buy town church

Long Sutton Parish Council is set for a new home in the town when the proposed purchase of a church building previously used as a nursery goes through.

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MP Steve Barclay with the letter from the FA confirming the offer of a �650,000 grant to Estover Playing Field.

FA’s £650,000 grant offer for Estover Playing Field in March comes with ‘so many strings attached’

A £650,000 grant from the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund towards a pavilion and all-weather pitch at Estover Playing Field in March spells difficult decision making ahead for the committee set up to run it.

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Gloves signed by boxing giants Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitchsco are set to go under the hammer at the charity darts day.

Boxing gloves signed by legendary Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko among up for grabs at charity auction at March GER

The date is set! Once again the GER Sports Club, in March will be hosting cancer survivor Mark Cross’s charity darts day in aid of the hospital that save his life.

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Transport minister Chris Grayling pictured second left at Queen Adelaide with (left) Lucy Frazer MP, Councillor Charlies Roberts, Councillor John Clark and Councillor Steve Count.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visits Queen Adelaide to discuss proposed works to ‘critical bottleneck’ Ely North junction

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Ely North Junction to hear first hand of the need for improvements at this “critical bottleneck” and to also learn more about concerns of local residents.

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March Foodbank has received �700 from the town's Rotary Club.

Rotary Club’s raffle cash gives March Foodbank a real boost

It was a ‘red letter-day’ at March Food Bank when they were unexpectedly presented with £700 donated by The Rotary Club of March.

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Councillor John Clark.

‘My position was undermined’ says Fenland leader Councillor John Clark after his ‘surprise’ resignation

Fenland Council Leader John Clark says he felt his position was undermined by the local Conservative party after two of his cabinet members failed to be re-selected as candidates in next year’s local elections.

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Welney Wash Road

Welney drivers keep flooding their engines

A motorist had to be rescued from the flooded Wash Road in Welney this week – the latest driver to fall foul of the conditions there.

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Lorne Green Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and crime commissioner ‘should oversee Norfolk’s fire service too’, new report suggests

The office of Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) should oversee the county’s fire service too, a new report has suggested.

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A fire at Tangled Up in March High Street has left the salon gutted.

Owner of March hair salon Tangled Up is left counting cost of fire as a Gofundme campaign is launched to help her

A March hair salon owner has been left counting the cost after her premises were gutted in what is believed to be an arson attack in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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