Cllr Gordon Gillick. Picture: Steve Williams

Gillick’s view on Fenland: “The people we describe as obese, thick and badly educated are very, very content. They enjoy being 25 stone. They are just a burden on the state”

UKIP county councillor Gordon Gillick courted more controversy yesterday as he described some people in Fenland as “obese, thick, badly educated but very content because they enjoy being 25 stone”.

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Police Forensic services at Bungalow in Church road Emneth. Picture: Steve Williams.

Forensic teams search Norfolk home and A47 closed to recover belongings as police inquiry stepped up into couple’s death

Police have called in forensic experts to search the west Norfolk home of the engaged couple who died in a mystery collision on the A47.

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Young tennis players took part in a sunrise to sunset challenge.

Chatteris tennis youngsters raise more than £1,110 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of coach

A group of youngsters played tennis from sunrise to sunset in memory of their former coach who died last year.

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G’s Fresh Beetroot has been awarded a Queens business award. Left: Graham Forber MD recieves the award from  Lord-Lieutenant Hugh Duberly Esq CBE  Picture: Steve Williams.

GALLERY: March based G’s Fresh Beetroot wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

A Fenland based beetroot producer has picked up a prestigious business award.

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People urged to stay vigilant as statistics show August is particularly bad for deliberate Cambridgeshire fires

Twenty-two deliberate shed, garage and outdoor fires were started in Fenland in August over the past three years.

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Austen Adams, Vic Carlill, Stainless Metalcraft quality manager Martin Johnson and Sellafield supply chain engineer Gary Rushforth.

Chatteris manufacturer Stainless Metalcraft recognised by nuclear decommissioning leader Sellafield Ltd for high standards

A Fenland manufacturer has been recognised for its high standards by the UK leader in nuclear decommissioning, Sellafield Ltd, at a prestigious industry event in West Cumbria.

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Agriculture See all

The Rural Enterprise Award will celebrate the rural enterprises, farmers and agricultural businesses that are outstanding in their field.

Are you outstanding in your field? If so, enter you would win Rural Enterprise category at 2014 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards

The Fenland Enterprise Business Awards is searching for rural enterprises, farmers and agricultural businesses that demonstrate strong technical and environmental performance and embrace new technology.

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March News

Cllr Gordon Gillick. Picture: Steve Williams

Gillick’s view on Fenland: “The people we describe as obese, thick and badly educated are very, very content. They enjoy being 25 stone. They are just a burden on the state”

UKIP county councillor Gordon Gillick courted more controversy yesterday as he described some people in Fenland as “obese, thick, badly educated but very content because they enjoy being 25 stone”.

Read full story »

Chatteris News

Young tennis players took part in a sunrise to sunset challenge.

Chatteris tennis youngsters raise more than £1,110 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of coach

A group of youngsters played tennis from sunrise to sunset in memory of their former coach who died last year.

Read full story »

Whittlesey News

Hudson Centre. Wisbech.

Council workers to make home visits as part of drive to get more people to sign up to Fenland’s gyms

More than 300 home visits are planned for the next month in the Wisbech area to encourage people to join their local gym.

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Peterborough News See all

People urged to stay vigilant as statistics show August is particularly bad for deliberate Cambridgeshire fires

Twenty-two deliberate shed, garage and outdoor fires were started in Fenland in August over the past three years.

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