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Population: 31,573

Nearby Towns: Downham Market, King's Lynn, Swaffham

Jobs are at risk at a shoe retailer with stores and concessions in Norwich, Thetford, Lowestoft and Wisbech after tough trading conditions forced it to enter administration.

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Police say Arturas Matuzevicius, 49, of Lilac Close, Wisbech, was walking in Wisteria Road when the collision happened.

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A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash this morning.

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A woman who picked up her son while he was being chased by police has admitted obstructing officers.

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Mitchell Bird, 29, of Cox Close, Wisbech will appear at Cambridge Crown Court following an incident in Cox Close on February 14.

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An investigation is under way after a bus overturned as Storm Doris lashed the Fens.

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Three convenience stores could face closure, with up to 95 jobs at risk, after the owner placed them into administration.

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Author, illustrator, political cartoonist and children’s laureate Chris Riddell went back to the classroom this week to talk to students about his life, his work, drawing Donald Trump and his baptism into social media.

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Mrs Crown was brutally murdered in her bungalow on the outskirts of Wisbech in January 2013, before her body was set on fire. At first, the 86-year-old’s death was not believed to have been suspicious.

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Man who abused child in Wisbech jailed

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Paul Pluck, 44, of Eagle Way, Hampton Vale, Peterborough has been found guilty of two counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 at a trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

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Wisbech rapist jailed

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Linus Zukauskas, 27, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at Peterborough Crown Court today after previously pleading guilty to rape and theft.

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A coroner wants lessons to be learned after a 23-year-old man was knocked down and killed while walking home in the dark after consuming alcohol.

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Vandalism at a Fenland school has been called “senseless” by its headteacher, as pupils and staff come to terms with the attack.

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Fundraising throughout the year at Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech has topped more than £1,000 for the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

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A west Norfolk radio station is hoping to put smiles back on the faces of hundreds of children this Christmas, when they each receive a gift donated through an annual appeal.

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A west Norfolk student has had her long hair cut off and donated to a cancer charity.

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Twenty-eight jobs have been lost at a Fenland farming business which had struggled through two poor growing seasons.

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Organisers of the largest careers’ show to be held in west Norfolk in recent years are expecting about 2,000 young people to attend.

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A woman has died after a crash in west Norfolk.

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A new £6.5m university centre for west Norfolk and the Fens has been officially opened, almost 10 years after College of West Anglia principal David Pomfret started the ball rolling.

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Images of Fenland landscapes designed to bring back memories for those living with dementia went on display at a care home.

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The stroke unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King’s Lynn, is set to get a £265,000 makeover to make it more ‘homely’.

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A motorcyclist faces a hefty ban after being caught speeding at 160mph on the A47 at Thorney, near Wisbech.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious crash involving a bicycle and a motorcycle in Wisbech yesterday.

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A £1m refurbishment of the X-Ray department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is benefiting patients and radiographers.

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In books and on TV, he is rather overshadowed by his more illustrious friends.

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A west Norfolk hospital continues to spearhead a project to help students with learning difficulties find jobs by giving them skills and experience in the workforce.

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A topping out ceremony at the new £6.5m university centre at the College of West Anglia (CWA) in King’s Lynn has brought the development of new facilities a step closer.

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School children were out celebrating the legend of Tom Hickathrift in Wisbech today in the finale of a lottery-funded project about the Fenland giant.

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It is that time of year for students to look back on months of hard work and celebrate the achievements of those who have shone in their subjects.

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A human head found in a quarry at Mepal, near Ely in Cambridgeshire, was definitely male, police confirmed today.

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A cyclist in his 40s suffered a head injury in a crash involving a bike and a car on the A47 between King’s Lynn and Wisbech this morning.

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The centre of Wisbech has now re-opened after being blocked off for much of today after an ambulance answering a 999 call clipped protruding scaffold.

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A Fenland church has once again been transformed into a floral spectacle for its flower festival, with this year’s theme being theatres and musicals.

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A man broke an elbow during the incident, which happened at around 3.30am on Saturday

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Laundry stored close to a central heating boiler that caught fire has been established as the cause of a fire that severely damaged a family home in the Fens.

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The father of a young Tory activist who took his own life after alleged bullying has told an inquest his son had been caught up in a “victimisation campaign” by a Conservative Party member.

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The officer suffered minor injuries after a green Land Rover Defender, thought to be stolen, rammed into a police car during a pursuit in Wisbech.

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A young Tory activist from Wisbech who is believed to have taken his own life after alleged bullying told his parents he had “failed in life” in a letter found after he died, an inquest heard.

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A West Norfolk motorist who knocked down and killed a seven-year-old boy while talking on her mobile phone was fined just £90 and given five points on her driving licence.

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Ram raiders stole a cash machine from the Co-op shop in Sutton Bridge in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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A popular trainee electrician who prompted an outpouring of fund raising support from the community for a bionic leg after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer has died at the age of 21.

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A father-of-one who drowned after his car plunged into a water-filled ditch on a wet and dark morning may have tried to escape through an open window, an inquest heard on Monday.

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A world champion canary breeder accidentally killed all but one of his prized 88-strong flock after spraying their cages with an insecticide he had used safely for years.

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A man was arrested in Wisbech yesterday for being twice the legal limit, disqualified from driving and without insurance.

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Steven Stocks, of North Brink, in Wisbech, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates Court this morning.

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A high school academy has been rated “inadequate” in an Ofsted report that said too many pupils left without the essential qualifications they needed for the next stage of their lives.

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Co-op food stores in Watton, Wisbech and Norwich’s Plumstead Road are among 36 which will be sold off by the Co-operative Group as it sharpens its focus on convenience shopping.

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Victim of Wisbech murder is named

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The victim has been identified as mother-of-three Laraine Maria Rayner, who lived in Mill Road, Wisbech.

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Police have described the suspected murder of a 50 year-old Wisbech woman last night as an “isolated incident”.

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Ricky McGrath, 26, and Darren Gallagher, 47, are both wanted on recall to prison after breaching the conditions of their licence.

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Seven years after it first won planning consent – and two years after it was offered for auction at £2.5million - the demolition men moved into the old Wisbech Town FC ground in Lerowe Road.

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Welney Parish Council has objected to plans to build a housing estate on land a local group has received £60,000 in grants to transform into a community facility.

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A 51-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder in Murrow near Wisbech has been released without charge.

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A 36-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of common assault on Monday after allegedly grabbing a pregnant woman by the throat.

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