Two March women recognised for lifetime's devotion to girlguiding
TWO March woman who have devoted more than 40 years of their lives to girlguiding have received a prestigious award.
Friday May 17
Russian musical tradition comes to Fenland, with a visit by the St Petersburg Blagovest Ensemble
RUSSIAN folk songs and Russian Orthodox sacred music will be performed by the St Petersburg Blagovest Ensemble, at a concert held in St Peter's Church in Wimblington on Sunday May 19 at 7.30pm. Bringing part of a rich Russian musical tradition to Fenland, the five-strong ensemble perform intensely spiritual Russian Orthodox church music, alongside ... (more)
Friday May 17
Two Fenland among those jailed for "cynical and violent" robbery...
John Leonard William Smith, 38, of Primrose Farm, Small Lode, Upwell, were each sentenced to 13 years and six months.
Friday May 17
Former mayor attacks new alcohol restrictions claiming they are "ineffective and anti business"
FORMER Wisbech mayor Jonathan Farmer claims that putting the brakes on drinks licences in the town centre is "ineffective, won't make any difference and is anti business." Cllr Farmer said Wisbech had one of the lowest densities of pubs in the country and "what the town needs is more pubs and this measure isn't going to help". "We have to evidence ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
AUDIO: Police commissioner says outreach worker for Fenland will take ...
POLICE commissioner Sir Graham Bright says his personal office has grown to 10 staff and may get bigger but is still cheaper than the police authority he replaced.
Police call up 'specials' to help keep order at Wisbech anti-immigration rally
A GROUP of UKIP councillors from Lincolnshire are due in Wisbech on Saturday to speak at an anti-immigration protest rally.
Railway Bridge demolition plan refused until further reports are received
HISTORIC railway arches on the outskirts of March have won a temporary reprieve while Fenland planners decide whether they should allow them to be demolished.
Tue May 14, 2013
Tory leader pledges 'significant' changes if Cambridgeshire keeps ...
TORY group leader Martin Curtis has pledged a "significant" change to the way Cambridgeshire is run if the county council votes him in as leader.
Mon May 13, 2013
MP to petition Parliament to speed up progress on tackling derelict buildings in Wisbech
MP STEVE Barclay is to petition Parliament to pile pressure on Fenland District Council to resolve the problem of derelict and empty buildings in Wisbech.
Sat May 11, 2013
Patrols to enforce tighter controls on dogs
Efforts are being stepped up to combat the menace of dog owners who fail to keep them under control or clear up their pets' mess.
Fri May 10, 2013
Eastern Daily Press
GALLERIES: Motorcyclist suffers two broken legs in Fenland riverside...
A MOTORCYCLIST suffered two broken legs in a collision with a car on a Fenland riverside road tonight at the spot where an 85,000 safety barrier scheme is nearing completion.
JAILED: Former school cook from Fenland who had 17,000 indecent images of children on computer
A FORMER school cook who had nearly 22,000 indecent images of children on his computer has been jailed for 12 months.
Man found guilty of murdering Manea gangster Billy Boy Martindale and jailed for minimum of 23 years
A MAN who battered a former Fenland man to death at a remote Essex farm last year was today jailed for a minimum of 23 years.
MP Steve Barclay leading fight against Fenland's rogue landlords who exploit tenants
MP Steve Barclay will meet with Housing Minister Mark Prisk to discuss how to tackle rogue landlords and crack down on overcrowded housing in Fenland.
Tony Martin confronts burglar trying to steal tractor batteries from his Fenland farm
TONY Martin, the farmer who shot two burglars on his remote Fenland farm almost 13 years ago, confronted a thief yesterday who was trying to steal tractor batteries.
Fenland District Council praised for customer service
Sue Dowey, on behalf of emqc Ltd, compiled a 12-page report examining whether the council has continued to comply with the national standards for Customer Service Excellence over the past year.
Thu May 09, 2013
Two names in hat for next leader of Cambs County Council
The county's 32 Tory councillors will decide at a meeting at 1pm tomorrow if Cllr McGuire or Councillor Martin Curtis, who represents Whittlesey North, as their next leader.
Wed May 08, 2013
Three young curators recognised for contribution to Wisbech exhibition
THREE young Fenland curators who spent 18 months researching and putting together an exhibition about Wisbech have received a prestigious award.
30mph or 40mph ? Motorists face two different speed limit signs in Guyhirn
MOTORISTS could be forgiven for getting confused as they drive through a Fenland village where there are two different speed limit signs on the same stretch of road.
Tue May 07, 2013
Joanna Dennehy: Peterborough woman charged with murder of 3 men after ...
A woman has been charged with the murders of three men whose bodies were discovered dumped in ditches five miles apart.