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Population: 31,573

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

Speed restrictions, lane closures and the closure of entire stretches of the region’s busiest route are planned for routine maintenance and resurfacing.

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Wisbech Art Club is holding its annual Summer Exhibition in its new venue of the Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

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A drink driver was arrested after they were seen driving on the wrong side of the road.

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A watch commander retiring from the fire service after more than 30 years has described his profession as “one of the most caring professions out there”.

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New bus service for Wisbech

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

An operator has been appointed to run a new pilot bus service in Wisbech.

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A young rider was left in a ‘serious but stable’ condition after falling from her horse.

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A driver had his car seized just three weeks after passing his test.

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Independent chartered accountants and business advisers Whiting & Partners has expanded further with its second merger in six months.

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Man jailed for violent domestic abuse

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A man who subjected his former partner to prolonged periods of violence and psychological abuse has been jailed for three years.

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A man has been charged with the murder of 48-year-old Dzilva Butiene.

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A 46-year-old Wisbech man charged with driving offences is under investigation for theft.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in Wisbech.

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A man who had to be brought back from death 16 times after suffering an heart attack has thanked the medics and hospital which cared for him.

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Police seized this powerful catapult after a young person was seen carrying it on CCTV.

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Man, 87, charged with murdering wife

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

An 87-year-old man has today been bailed after being charged with murder.

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Firefighters have been handing out hi-vis jackets to cut the number of accidents along part of the A47.

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Five star room for Wisbech drunk

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

An intoxicated man who was banging on people’s doors late at night got a place to sleep it off - thanks to police.

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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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