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Fire crews dealt with a fire at sugar factory in Wissington

Fire crews from Methwold and Downham Market were called to deal with a fire that broke out at British Sugar in Wissington this morning.

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Andy Stonach recently moved his family into their new Methwold home only to be flooded last week.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Methwold couple bemoan slow response after home is flooded for second time

A couple’s home in Methwold has been flooded for the second time in three months.

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A feasibility study is set to look at raising parts of the A1101 across Welney Washes. Picture: Ian Burt

Could study help end worst of the winter floods on A1101 Wash Road at Welney?

Villagers could finally see an end to the worst of the floods which close one of the two roads to their remote community for weeks on end each winter.

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Charlie and Sam Baker - the couple who are attached to 31 Squadron and serve with the Tornado detachment at Kandahar Airfield in southern Aghanistan. Picture: Mark Nicholls.

Meet the RAF Marham sweethearts who share a married life on the Afghan frontline

As part of his series of dispatches from Kandahar Airfield, where RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron are nearing the end of their final Afghan tour, MARK NICHOLLS meets a young couple making an unusual start to married life.

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Back (from left): Tim Williamson, Ash Williamson, Leon Fleming, Richard Dinsdale; front (from left): Karen Williamson, Sean Whyman, Tasha Williamson.

Brave Sheila inspires Hilgay charity runners Tim and Ash

A father and son are running a half marathon in memory of their mum and gran, who died of cancer.

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