GALLERY: Lots of colour and noise at Whittlesey’s Straw Bear Festival

The popular Straw Bear Festival took place in Whittlesey last weekend with plenty of singing and dancing.

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Parade for new navy officer

A 21-year-old from Whittlesey has celebrated his formal commissioning as a Royal Navy officer on parade at Britannia Royal Naval College in Devon.

Ruby Hurst and Whittlesey WI president Ann Quincey Pic: RWT Photography

75 years later Ruby remains a WI stalwart

A Whittlesey woman who has been part of the Women’s Institute for 75 years celebrated her 90th birthday at a group meeting last month.

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Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival in the town centre attended by morris dance groups EMN-160116-191737009

Straw Bear to return

The Straw Bear Festival takes place in Whittlesey next week.

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Florence Fraser (103) on her birthday at Aliwal Manor, Whittlesey with staff Jeni Watkins, Carol Lyon, Vicky English and Nicole Moore. EMN-161220-165014009

Florence celebrates her 103rd birthday

There were 103 reasons to cheer for Florence Fraser as she toasted reaching an incredible birthday with a tot of whisky.

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UPDATE: Driver and three children have lucky escape after car hits electrical telegraph pole

UPDATE: Driver and three children have lucky escape after car hits electrical telegraph pole

A driver and three children escape with only minor injuries after their car left the road and hit an electrical telegraph pole in Whittlesey last night.

The scene of the crash: Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

Driver has lucky escape after car turns over in Whittlesey

A motorist had a lucky escape when they escaped this car crash with only minor injuries this evening, Wednesday December 21.

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The scene of the fire

Man treated for facial burns after kitchen fire in Whittlesey

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people in the run up to Christmas not to leave chip pans unattended after a fire at a home in Whittlesey caused extensive damage to the kitchen yesterday.

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Man in 70s suffers serious injuries after hit-and-run in Whittlesey

A man in his 70s needed hospital treatment after a hit-and-run in Kings Delph, Whittlesey.


VIDEO: Whittlesey Lottery winner excited for Christmas in new home after hosting special school Elf Festival

A lottery winner from Whittlesey hosted an Elf Festival at her daughter’s special school to help pupils and staff start Christmas week celebrations in seasonal style.

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Yazmin Hills , a pupil of SHSCC Whittlesey, having her head shaved to raise funds for Cody Stanier (3) by hairdresser and mum Claire Hills. EMN-161125-152631009

Family’s delight over hair shave

A teenage girl said goodbye to her blonde locks to raise money for a three-year-old with a unique health condition.

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Car crime

Warning to vehicle owners in Whittlesey after man seen attempting to open cars

Police have issued a warning to residents in Whittlesey after a man was seen trying car doors and one vehicle was entered and searched this morning.

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Warning after high value commercial vehicle thefts leads to police operation in Wisbech and Whittlesey

Police are asking the public to be on the look-out for suspicious activity around commercial vehicles after eight high value motors were stolen from a business.

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Road accident

UPDATE: Lorry sheds load closing A605 at Whittlesey

A lorry has shed its load on the A605 at Whittlesey this morning, Monday November 28, which has led to the closure of the road

Health news

Black Friday deals at leisure centres

A collection of Black Friday deals are on offer at Fenland District Council’s four leisure centres this weekend.

Alcohol related disorder has fallen

Fenland pubs see significant drop in alcohol related crime and disorder

Alcohol-related crime and disorder linked to the night-time economy in Fenland has dropped thanks to joint working by police and local venues.

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Whittlesey community raises money for mum-of-three’s funeral after sudden death

A community has rallied around a Whittlesey family after a mum of three died suddenly overnight.

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Full steam ahead for artist

A professional artist from Whittlesey won the best water based painting at the annual Guild of Railway Artists exhibition. James Green (41) of Church Street triumphed with his work entitled ‘Duchess’ which is based on the scene in 1964 at Crewe North.

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Representatives of the Trust, No Gain No Pain UK and the Aliwal Manor Care Centre with  the donated items

Big donation to help patients

Patients will benefit from specialist medical devices worth more than £10,000 which have been donated to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

102-year-old birthday of Margaret Kruschina at Aliwal Manor care home, Whittlesey. She is with daughter Naomi Phillips and granddaughter Elizabeth Phillips EMN-161030-181302009

102 reasons to smile

It was a very happy birthday and many happy returns to 102-year-old Margaret Kruschina on Sunday.

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