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Population: 31,573

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

Twenty people have been fined in a crackdown on littering in the Fens.

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Charlotte Underwood was just 18 when her father Stephen Fox took his own life four years ago.

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Police have smashed a bootleg tobacco operation worth tens of thousands.

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An alcohol action area has helped reduce street drinking problems in a Fenland town.

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Two men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A47 have been named.

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Ned Higham was born at 28 weeks weighing just 1.2kilos. He had a life-threatening grade four bleed on the brain, sepsis and needed resuscitating and ventilating.

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Police force set for shake-up

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Plans for a shake-up of Cambridgeshitre police are set to go ahead.

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Cars damaged in hate crime attack

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Two cars have been vandalised in what police are treating as a hate crime attack.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority has launched a consultation to ask residents if they would support up to a three per cent increase to its proportion of council tax for 2018/19, equating to an extra £2.01 a year for a Band D property.

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Five years to the day since she was found brutally murdered, an 86-year-old woman’s killer is still at large.

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A pub and restaurant in Norwich has announced it is to close, after business became “unworkable”.

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A man in his 50s suffered serious injuries after falling from scaffolding.

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Do you know these men?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Police want to speak to these two men about a violent assault in a pub.

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A five-week amnesty on street drinking in a Fenland town is set to end.

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Cambridgeshire police is set to recruit 50 more front line officers and reduce the number of PCSOs.

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A man is in a critical condition after a collision involving a car and a lorry.

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Police investigating a crash in which two women died are appealing for a man they describe as a key witness to come forward.

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Friends have paid tribute to a 24-year-old woman who died in a car crash in the Fens.

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Woman killed in Fens crash is named

Friday, November 10, 2017

Police have named a woman who died in a collision near Wisbech.

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A knife amnesty in Cambridgeshire has seen nearly 100 bladed items including swords and machetes handed in to the police.

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A consultation has been launched over a package for road improvements for Wisbech.

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A barbers shop with West Norfolk roots is set to grow after cutting a deal with Tesco.

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Army wife Nikki Scott set up her charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers in her husband’s name after he was killed in Afghanistan. It offers a lifeline to hundreds of bereaved children who have lost a parent in the armed forces, and with your help she’d like to reach thousands more.

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Police have started using new powers to tackle street drinkers in a Fenland town.

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New powers to tackle a town’s street drinking problems come into force tomorrow.

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A man who murdered his long-term girlfriend has been jailed for at least 17 years.

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A man who attacked a man with a hammer, causing injuries which he later died of in a row over drugs has been jailed.

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A man has been found guilty of the murder of his long-term girlfriend.

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A self-employed tree worker has been given a suspended prison sentence over an incident in which another worker suffered serious head injuries.

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Major cannabis factory found in Wisbech

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Police found more than 100 cannabis plants at an address in Wisbech.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision at Walsoken, near Wisbech.

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More arrests over Wisbech cannabis factory

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a cannabis factory in Wisbech.

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A man has been arrested after a major cannabis factory was discovered in Wisbech.

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Quick-thinking paramedics saved a toddler’s foot after she was run over by a lawn mower.

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Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for a ban on street drinking in Wisbech.

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A programme of resurfacing and improvements to the A47 in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were unveiled at an exhibition in King’s Lynn.

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A van left the road and overturned whilst being pursued by police.

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People living near the scene of a barn fire can re-open their doors and windows.

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Police are warning people in part of Wisbech to keep their doors and windows closed because of a fire.

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Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him about a number of attempted burglaries in Wisbech.

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Police stopped a driver and found he was five times the limit.

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Police are appealing for information after a £6,000 measuring device was stolen from a building site.

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Armed police swoop in Wisbech

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Heavily armed officers were called to arrest a man near the centre of Wisbech.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the break-in in Emneth, near Wisbech, at the weekend.

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Police arrest naked woman

Monday, July 3, 2017

Police have arrested a naked woman for outraging public decency.

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Two police officers who prevented a man from harming himself and others have been nominated for a top police bravery award.

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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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