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He’s our patron saint and although we don’t get a day’s holiday to celebrate what we do get in Fenland is the ever popular St George’s Day fayre and parade in March.

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Fenland Council
Yesterday, 17:16

Wisbech mayor Steve Tierney believes he has found the answer to the town’s on going public loos crisis – get shopkeepers to put up ‘welcome here’ stickers and open them to anyone caught short.

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Steve Tierney
Monday, April 16, 2018

Permission to build up to 53 homes on the site of the home of former March mayor Patsy Brewin could mean the proceeds being used to send local students to Cambridge or Oxford universities.

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Fenland Council
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Disarray in the Conservative Party in Fenland spilled over into the annual meeting of the local association with a blistering attack by president Victor Aveling on the de-selection of sitting councillors.

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Will Sutton
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Council bosses say ‘more resources’ are needed to tackle problems with rogue landlords in Wisbech – despite dismissing plans to introduce a selective licensing scheme.

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Fenland Council
Sunday, March 4, 2018

The new leader of Fenland Council admitted proposals for a £180 million in Wisbech “came as a bit of a surprise even to us”.

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Virginia Bucknor
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Rough sleepers at a Wisbech sports field owned by the National Trust are refusing to leave – despite being offered night shelter.

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Fenland Council
Monday, February 26, 2018

The NHS has done a massive U-turn and decided after all it would like £35,000 for a GP practice in March as part of Fenland Council agreeing 95 homes at Estover.

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James Palmer
Thursday, February 22, 2018

It was one of the oddest budget debates of recent times as Fenland Council couldn’t quite find the heart to deliver up a threatened three per cent rise in council tax.

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Will Sutton
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wisbech councillor Virginia Bucknor called today for an investigation into all councillors’ expenses to ensure allegations against a fellow councillor “are not the tip of an iceberg”.

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Simon King
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

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Simon King
Friday, February 16, 2018

New Fenland Council leader Chris Seaton has sacked two £8,500 a year cabinet members who backed him but handed the £8,000 a year scrutiny committee chairmanship to the man he defeated.

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Will Sutton
Friday, February 16, 2018

Secret talks were held more than a year ago about the possibility of building an incinerator in Wisbech, we can reveal today.

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Graham Hughes
Friday, February 9, 2018

Councillors last night opted for what many regard as a safe pair of hands by voting in Chris Seaton as the new leader of Fenland District Council.

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Will Sutton
Friday, February 9, 2018

Less than a year after taking on the multi million pound housing portfolio for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, South Cambs Council leader Peter Topping has parted company with Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wisbech councillor Simon King is fighting for his political career after a decision was taken to refer his expenses claim to a conduct committee made up of mainly Conservative Party colleagues.

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Will Sutton
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Council leader Charles Roberts told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today that he welcomed improvements to Ely North junction but he would continue to “fight the corner” of Queen Adelaide residents fearful of barrier closures.

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Chris Grayling
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Councillors who refused 32 homes at 28-30 High Street, Manea were described by a Government inspector as offering “unreasonable and untenable” reasons for turning the application down.

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Will Sutton
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Expected approval of 58 homes at Chatteris will include 15 affordable homes – in stark contrast to an application for 80 homes at Wisbech St Mary where developers are arguing that providing affordable homes is no longer viable.

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Fenland Council
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fenland District Council has been told that a Tory councillor and cabinet member facing claims of expenses irregularities will not be the subject of a police investigation.

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Simon King
Friday, December 22, 2017

Historic England described proposals to create a viewing platform within a newly built community hub at 24 High Street, Wisbech – know as The Gap- as “an interesting and playful addition” to the town centre.

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David Oliver
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Fenland councillor and cabinet member facing a police investigation over his expenses was suspended by the ruling Conservative group after his offer to step down was refused.

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Sam Hoy
Friday, December 8, 2017

Fenland councillor Simon King says he is “astonished” that a council investigation into alleged irregularities in his expenses claims has been passed onto the police.

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Simon King
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Five people caught dropping litter onto Fenland streets and who refused to pay a £75 on the spot fine, will now have to pay £350 each a court has decided.

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Fenland Council
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The number of rough sleepers in Wisbech has doubled since the beginning of the year, says Fenland Council.

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Will Sutton
Monday, November 27, 2017

A second deadline looms for anyone interested in taking over the arson hit Mepal Outdoor Sports Centre.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MP Steve Barclay claims a major study on the future transport needs of Wisbech is flawed and unless it is amended or withdrawn could jeopardise prospects for re-opening the rail link to March.

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Steve Barclay
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

There were some nervous shoppers in March today as the enforcers hired by Fenland Council to change litter dropping habits arrived in town.

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Fenland Council
Thursday, September 14, 2017

A petition with 2,293 signatures has been claimed by its organiser for helping to secure a “tougher enforcement regime” to stop street drinking in Wisbech.

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Sam Hoy
Thursday, September 14, 2017

A family is business is hoping to be allowed to build Fenland’s first earth sheltered house - a single storey home they claim will be low energy “and is effectively an extension of the landscape”.

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James Palmer

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