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Cambridgeshire society hopes to raise £300k to renovate cemetery

The Wisbech general cemetery stopped taking burials in the early 1970s Credit: ITV News Anglia

An organisation in Cambridgeshire is hoping to raise £300,000 to renovate the Wisbech general cemetery which stopped taking burials in the early 1970s.

The Wisbech society say the site has fallen into disrepair.

"Everybody reports on how atmospheric and how pleasant it is to come in here and it needs preserving both for the heritage and for the nature, the birds and the plants, which have just grown up naturally within the cemetery."

– David Crouch, Treasurer, Wisbech Society


Police fear missing man may have been murdered

A year on police say they fear Ricardas could have been murdered. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police believe a Lithuanian man from Wisbech who went missing a year ago today could have been murdered.

35-year-old Ricardas Puisys was last seen at his place of work at Nightlayer Leek Company in Chatteris.

Despite numerous appeals to find him - his disappearance remains a mystery.

"Ricardas' disappearance is a mystery. I am near positive that the answer to Ricardas' disappearance lies within the local community - someone knows what has happened to him and I urge them to do the right thing and come forward. Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be vital in our inquiry.

– DCI Adam Gallop

Cambridgeshire toddler has heart stapled to ribs to stop it moving

Video report by ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

15-month old Gabriella Lewis from Wisbech had the operation at Great Ormond Street hospital Credit: Amie Jarvis

A toddler from Cambridgeshire has had her heart stapled to her ribs in pioneering surgery to stop it moving around her body.

15-month old Gabriella Lewis from Wisbech had the operation at Great Ormond Street hospital.

The problem came about after she was born without a left lung.

Gabriella Lewis Credit: Amie Jarvis
15-month old Gabriella Lewis Credit: ITV News Anglia

Dad brands Tory inquiry into bullying a 'whitewash'

Elliott Johnson's dad Ray (right) isn't happy about how the Conservatives have dealt with allegations of bullying. Credit: PA/ITV News

The father of a tory activist from Cambridgeshire who committed suicide after complaining of bullying within the party has called the inqiury into bullying allegations 'a whitewash'.

Elliott Johnson was 21 years old when he was found dead on the tracks at Sandy railway station in Bedfordshire.

The report said 13 individuals were victims of alleged bullying by former tory activist Mark Clarke, but Elliott's father believes the party have not taken responsibility.

My feeling is that it is nothing more than a whitewash.

It annoys me to a certain extent. The Conservative party confined £2 million to fund this inquiry, yet they haven't got the will to stand up and say we're sorry and we've made mistakes.

– Ray Johnson, Elliotts's dad

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital from serious crash in Wisbech

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Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash on Elm High Road in Wisbech.

Officers were called at 1.50pm to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and a car.

The motorcyclist has been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.

The driver of the car is not injured.

The road is currently closed and local diversions in place.


Minibus with seven passengers crashes into ditch

A man is being treated for life threatening injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital after a minibus crashed into a ditch in Leverington near Wisbech.

Emergency services were called to Sutton Road just before 6am on Tuesday 2nd August. Seven passengers as well as the driver were on board. One man is seriously injured.

The scene of the crash near Wisbech. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The road was closed in both directions between Parson Drove Lane and the A1165 Little Ramper but has since been reopened.

Police appeal after man hit around head with baseball bat

Police are appealing for information after a man was hit around the head with a baseball bat Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for information after a man was hit around the head with a baseball bat.

The incident happened on Alexandra Road in Wisbech on July 23, when a man in his 20s, who was driving a silver Fiat Punto, crashed in to the front of a green car while trying to move away from an obstruction.

Following the crash the victim was approached by a passenger from the green car who was carrying a baseball bat.

Concerned for his safety the victim drove off but was pursued through Wisbech by the green car.

The victim stopped his car on Redmoor Lane and left the vehicle to enter a house when he was grabbed by one of the men from the green car who struck him round the head with a baseball bat while a second man threw stones at him.

The green car then left the scene heading towards the A47.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

Police are keen to speak to two men described as of a heavy build, white with tanned skin, and aged between 20 and 40.

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