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Wisbech mayor goes through pain barrier at store waxing

A Wisbech supermarket has become a place of pain for the town’s mayor after he had his legs waxed for charity.

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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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Grantham Hospital

Fresh call to ‘save’ trauma service at Grantham Hospital

A renewed call has been issued to ‘save’ Grantham Hospital’s orthopaedic trauma unit.

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Row over free school meals is ‘fake news’ says MP Steve Barclay

Local MP Steve Barclay has robustly denied claims that hundreds of Fenland children could lose their free school meals after voting to lower the threshold at which families become eligible.

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March library is one of 32 of the county's libraries where plans are underway to introduce charges - but now opposition councillor Jocelynne Scutt has launched a bid to get the decision reversed.

Stop ‘two-tier’ library system plea by Cambridgeshire opposition councillor Jocelynne Scutt who opposes charges plan

A leading opposition Cambridgeshire county councillor is calling for a U-turn on controversial plans that would see charges introduced for people using library computers.

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Council plan to invest in Norfolk's future.

Norfolk County Council rejects ‘scaremongering’ finance report

Norfolk County Council is facing a cash crisis and its leadership has no idea how to tackle it, its main opposition leader has claimed.

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TREE REVOLT: Parish councillors have signalled their readiness to put Long Sutton's traditional Christmas tree back beside the War Memorial in Market Place, instead of using a conifer tree (pictured) outside St Mary's Churchyard.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG291117-101TW.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: War Memorial illumination plan for World War I centenary

A plan to light up Long Sutton War Memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I ending in November 1918 is to go ahead.

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Minister vows to keep up pace of broadband upgrades

Minister vows to keep up pace of broadband upgrades

The minister responsible for broadband has told a meeting of Norfolk councillors work will carry on until everyone can be properly connected.

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Councillor Simon King has strongly denied wrong doing over his expense claims as he prepares to face a conduct hearing next week.

Has Wisbech Councillor Simon King gone too far? He is set to face conduct hearing over his expense claims

Roadworks, diversions, a dental appointment and constituency business are among a number of explanations given by a Fenland councillor facing a conduct hearing over alleged inflated expense claims.

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March library is one of 32 of the county's libraries where plans are underway to introduce charges.

Cambridgeshire Council’s move to charge for computers in libraries is ‘ill conceived and money grabbing’ say opposition members

Plans to charge £1 an hour to use computers in the county’s libraries has been branded as “ill conceived and money grabbing” by opposition councillors fearful it will impact on low-income families.

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Grantham hotel seeks to be converted to 20 flats

Grantham hotel seeks to be converted to 20 flats

A Grantham hotel that opened six months ago claims it is losing money with just ten per cent occupancy.

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LIGHTING-UP TIME? The War Memorial in Long Sutton town centre could be illuminated if parish councillors follow up an idea from the public.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110112-118TW.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: Idea to light up War Memorial

An idea to light up Long Sutton War Memorial and create “a focal point” for the town” is under consideration.

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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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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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County Hall Norwich

Union boss condemns Norfolk County Council allowance hike

Union leaders have condemned Norfolk county councillors’ refusal to overturn plans to increase their allowances by more than 10 per cent.

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County Hall Norwich

BREAKING NEWS: Norfolk County Council to consider further tax hike

Norfolk County Council is to consider raising council tax by more than it originally planned, it has announced this afternoon.

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Councillor Steve Count is angry at the way developer Canon Kirk is trying to delay installing traffic lights at Gaul Road junction in March.

Calls for fairer funding continue in Cambridgeshire – as Government announces provisional 2018/19 deal.

Central government has ignored pleas for fairer funding for Cambridgeshire in its provisional Local Government Settlement announcement - leaving the county as the third worst off in the country.

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County Hall Norwich

Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike

Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

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Mobile unit to be removed from Tydd St Mary playing field

An assurance has been given that a mobile storage unit branded a “potential fire hazard” on Tydd St Mary’s Glebe playing field will be removed.

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