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  • Flat fire in Ely is deemed accidental

    Published: Sat, 20/01/2018 08:38
    On Friday (19th January) at 8.48am, two crews from Ely were called to a flat fire on Walsingham Way, Ely. Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the first floor flat. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used a C02 extinguisher and a jet to extinguish the fire, and used positive pressure ventilation to clear the smoke.

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  • Crab Roe Flavour Sunflower Seeds recalled because of undeclared peanuts

    Published: Fri, 19/01/2018 17:02
    New World Imports (UK) Ltd is recalling Kam Yuen Crab Roe Flavour Sunflower Seeds because it may contain peanut which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product poses a health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (peanut).
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared after new bird flu outbreak

    Published: Thu, 18/01/2018 17:02
    The government are imposing a national Avian Influenza Prevention Zone throughout England after being alerted to a large scale wild bird death, confirmed to be a result of the European strain of the avian influenza virus H5N6. Poultry keepers of any size must, by law, follow specific disease prevention measures. These also apply even if birds are
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  • Ely to Kings Lynn passengers railway bridge upgrades will help prevent future delays

    Published: Thu, 18/01/2018 15:19
    A six-span railway bridge between Ely and Littleport will be strengthened in February to enable the smooth running of services and prevent future speed restrictions that will cause delays on the line between Ely and Kings Lynn. Over a five day period, Network Rail engineers will carry out a £1m package of work to strengthen the bridge by installing
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire police urge dog owners to act responsibly in the countryside

    Published: Wed, 17/01/2018 17:02
    Police are encouraging dog walkers to act responsibly whilst out with their dogs, particularly when around livestock. Reports have been made of livestock being worried by dogs which is a criminal offence. Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure that their animals are kept under control and whilst it is appreciated that the vast majority do so
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  • Ely commercial drone services, Ely Aviation, launches in Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Wed, 17/01/2018 15:28
    Ely Aviation is a specialist commercial drone operator that has just launched in Cambridgeshire. The company specialises in aerial survey, 3D mapping and inspection work, utilising the latest cutting-edge UAV technology. The drone industry is expected to be huge over the next 10 years, with new uses for this amazing technology being discovered ever
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  • My First Doll toys recalled in Ely due to a potential choking hazard

    Published: Wed, 17/01/2018 10:26
    The safety of our customers is very important to us, so as a precaution we're recalling the following products as there is a risk part of the eye may become detached and present a potential choking hazard. This only affects batch codes 1702 and 1703 which can be found on the barcode label on the back of the box and the sew-in label; however if your
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  • New campaign highlights safety risks of everyday farm tasks in Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Tue, 16/01/2018 15:21
    Farmers have been urged to ‘make positive changes and be safe on the farm' as a new campaign highlights risks of everyday farm tasks which can lead to accidents. NFU Mutual has joined forces with the Farm Safety Foundation to urge farmers to assess the risk involved in of everyday farming tasks which continue to cause high levels of injuries and de
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Suspected Salmonella contamination of Lactalis Infant milk powders

    Published: Tue, 16/01/2018 09:15
    A warning on suspected contamination of three infant milk powders has led the company LNS to proceed since December 2, 2017 to a product recall. On the 21st of December, in a precautionary measure, Lactalis Group has decided, in consultation with the Health Authorities, a further product recall, to include all infant and nutritional products
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  • Ely Rotary Club has busy New Year 2018 with new venue and new members

    Published: Mon, 15/01/2018 15:34
    Great changes have encompassed Ely Rotary Club from the end of 2017 and into 2018, with new members being inducted, a change of caterer, and a new venue. From the first Wednesday in January the meeting venue has been to the High Flyer in Newnham Street, Ely, still on a Wednesday, but alternating between a lunchtime meeting as always for the first
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  • Marks & Spencer in Ely recall Remote Control Helicopter (AI Copter)

    Published: Mon, 15/01/2018 15:17
    M&S is actioning a voluntary recall on this product due to a risk of the product overheating posing a safety hazard. Customers who have purchased this product or received it as a gift are asked to return it immediately to any M&S store (except Simply Food and Outlet stores), where a full refund will be given.

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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire poultry keepers to be 'extra cautious' as more bird flu cases expected

    Published: Mon, 15/01/2018 13:06
    It is vital that anyone who keeps birds in Ely and Cambridgeshire, whether a few in a back garden or thousands on a farm, is vigilant for any signs of disease, reports suspect disease to APHA and maintains good bio-security to reduce the risk of their birds becoming infected.
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  • Ely have a comfortable win at home over Wymondham

    Published: Mon, 15/01/2018 06:17
    Ely faced opposition Wymondham at home on Saturday eager to win and push for second in the table. The Tigers were on the scoreboard within minutes and the match continued that way for first half. Ever-present Matt McCarthy scored a brace with two individual efforts. Man of the Match Nathan Brooks also crashed over from close range when he spotted
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: New firearms certificate, applications and renewal forms introduced

    Published: Sat, 13/01/2018 12:02
    From January 1 anyone applying in Ely and Cambridgeshire for a new firearms certificate, renewing a certificate, or wanting to make changes/variations to an existing one will need to use a new form introduced by the Home Office. The new forms can be found on the Firearms Licensing pages on the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire police w
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  • East Cambs District Council is planning to deliver enhanced services to customers applying for planning permission

    Published: Sat, 13/01/2018 08:34
    Central Government is raising planning application fees nationwide from the 17th January. East Cambs has decided to reinvest the additional income it receives from the increased fees back into the service to improve the service to homeowners and developers. Councillor Joshua Schumann, Chair of the Planning Committee at East Cambridgeshire District
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  • Lucy Frazer MP Delighted To Become Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

    Published: Fri, 12/01/2018 15:49
    MP for South East Cambridgeshire and Ely, Lucy Frazer, was this week appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice. Lucy was first elected to Parliament in May 2015. She has served on the Education Select Committee and has been Parliamentary Private Secretary to both the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for
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  • Ely and Queen Adelaide Concerns Brought to the Attention of Secretary of State for Transport

    Published: Fri, 12/01/2018 08:03
    Ely MP Lucy Frazer, yesterday accompanied Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling on a visit to Queen Adelaide. The Ely Area Improvements Programme will bring benefits to the region but Lucy has been raising the concerns of Queen Adelaide residents and highlighting the potential impact if local crossings are closed.
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  • Red meat guide published demonstrating positive nutritional message

    Published: Thu, 11/01/2018 13:18
    Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made with red meat have been compiled to help the industry promote British produce. The guides, for beef, lamb and pork, will help drive the industry forward to promote the positive health benefits of eating red meat. In the same way, health care professionals will be able to find in the guides useful
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  • Microwavable Heated Hugs recalled due to incorrect heating instructions

    Published: Thu, 11/01/2018 08:19
    We're sorry to say our "Heated Hugs" that you pop into the microwave have incorrect heating instructions on the packaging. There is a risk that the pouch could over heat whilst in the microwave and as we take the safety of our customers seriously, we have taken the decision to immediately remove the product from our shelves.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Expert warns of 'hidden cost' of flytipping for farmers

    Published: Wed, 10/01/2018 15:38
    An agricultural expert is warning of the ‘hidden cost' of flytipping, after it was revealed that councils have spent almost £60m cleaning up dumped waste in the past year. Recently-released figures from Defra revealed that more than one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England in 2016-17, costing taxpayers nationally
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  • Great Northern gives Cambridge charity free rail travel to help bullied children

    Published: Wed, 10/01/2018 11:12
    Red Balloon, founded in Cambridge 21 years ago to support and educate children and youngsters bullied to such a degree they can't stay at school, has been given a year's free travel with Great Northern, the rail company operated by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).
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  • Ely Tesco recalls its Tesco's finest chocolate cake because of undeclared nuts

    Published: Wed, 10/01/2018 08:17
    Tesco in Ely is recalling one date code of Tesco's finest chocolate cake because it may contain walnuts which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product poses a health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (walnuts). If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to nuts, do not eat it. Instead return it to the store
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  • Debate if people will stop eating meat by 2100

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 16:58
    Farmers and campaigners took to the stage to debate if society will still be eating meat by the year 2100. Across the world, meat plays a significant part in people's diets and lives. In the UK, which is a proud producer of world-class lamb and beef, veganism is up by 360% in the last 10 years.
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  • Police Appeal following attempted ATM theft in Fordham

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 16:47
    Detectives are appealing for information after an attempted raid on a cash machine in Fordham. At about 1.30am today (Tuesday 9 January) the offenders used a Silver BMW X3 to smash the brick work and window of a convenience store in Carter Street.
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  • Blue Bananas recalls remote control cars due to battery defect

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 13:04
    We have had 2 reports of customers with defective batteries, if you have bought one of these, please contact us as soon as possible for a full refund. You do not need to return the item. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, New Year 2018

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 10:27
    The first day of the New Year was a busy one for the stable with five runners at Exeter, although the inclement weather, downpours and freezing temperatures have since started to play havoc with the fixtures list. We are yet to make it onto the scoresheet this calendar year, although there were a number of notable performances to mention, not least
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  • Woman who died in A14 collision identified

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 09:09
    A woman who died in a collision on the A14 last week has been formally identified. Beverley Garner, 61, of The Poplars, Bluntisham was a passenger in a silver Peugeot E7 on Thursday (4 January) when it was involved in a collision with two lorries at about 5.05pm.
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  • Police officer dismissed following misconduct hearing

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 08:12
    A police officer has been dismissed from Cambridgeshire Constabulary following a misconduct hearing. PC Richard Musgrave, 52, based in March, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct and duties and responsibilities at a hearing which concluded yesterday (8t January
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  • Witness appeal for two distraction burglaries of elderly people

    Published: Tue, 09/01/2018 08:02
    Officers investigating two distraction burglaries are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Five or six men forced their way into an 81-year-old woman's house after claiming to be from the council. The men then stole cash and ripped the victim's necklace from her as they left the property.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire E-safety advice for children and young people to stay safe online

    Published: Mon, 08/01/2018 17:06
    All devices, including smart phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and so on are internet enabled and can present risks to the user including cyberbullying, online fraud, identity theft, grooming and sexting. Remember, even basic phones that are not ‘smart' and are not internet-enabled can still be used to send and receive pictures. Young people routinely
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Trend Machinery recalled as risk of electric shock

    Published: Mon, 08/01/2018 15:12
    We have become aware that some of the NVRS/2/240V safety switches used on the 240 volt CRT/MK3 and WRT router tables have a wiring assembly defect. This wiring defect concerns the mains plug, which has been wired reversed L/N polarity. There could be a risk of electric shock if there was a short circuit in the product connected to it.
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  • Deliberate fire in the open, Pymoor

    Published: Mon, 08/01/2018 10:17
    At 6.56pm on Saturday 6th January 2018 one crew from Littleport was called to a fire on Westmoor Court in Pymoor. Firefighters arrived to find a fire measuring around 20 metres by 20 metres, which involved timber and tree branches. They extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their station by 9.10pm.
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  • Ely win away against Lowestoft and Yarmouth

    Published: Mon, 08/01/2018 08:11
    Ely Tigers were dominant throughout the match and crossed the line 4 times in the first half. Tries came from Matt McCarthy, Nathan Brooks scored a brace, debutant and man of the match Luke Turner touched down for one as well. Lowestoft were able to score a try the first half after the Tigers conceded multiple penalties.
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  • South east of England faces summer drought, Environment Agency warns

    Published: Sun, 07/01/2018 10:51
    Above-average rainfall is needed in the south east of England to avoid a summer drought, and now the Environment Agency is actively working with farmers to balance water needs. Some areas of the UK are on flood alert after recent storms drenched the UK, but other parts face a warning of a summer drought.
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  • HP announces battery recall as they can overheat and could lead to fires or burning hazards

    Published: Sat, 06/01/2018 10:19
    HP has announced a global recall of some of their lithium-ion batteries on multiple laptop and mobile workstations.The voluntary recall notice says the lithium-ion batteries can overheat and could lead to fires or burning hazards.
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  • Ely Christmas Tree recycling, January 2018

    Published: Sat, 06/01/2018 06:19
    Real Christmas trees in Ely can be recycled in January along with your garden waste. Simply make sure that your tree is cut into manageable pieces (no higher than your wheeled bin) and leave out alongside your green bin on your normal collection date.
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  • Witness appeal following assault in Cambridge

    Published: Fri, 05/01/2018 17:01
    Police are appealing for information following reports that a woman was assaulted in Cambridge last Monday (1 January). The incident happened at about 3am in St Andrews Street. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was on the edge of Christ's Pieces when a man approached her from behind and assaulted her.

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  • Gove's farm subsidy announcement has mixed reaction

    Published: Fri, 05/01/2018 13:04
    Michael Gove's call for a move away from farming "subsidies for inefficiency" in a speech on his vision for the future of farming has attracted a mixed reaction from the industry. Farmers will receive money to make improvements to the environment under a new system post-Brexit. Until then, the current £3bn sum paid to farmers and landowners will
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  • Fatal collision on the A14

    Published: Fri, 05/01/2018 10:37
    A woman has died following a collision on the westbound carriageway of the A14 near Girton yesterday (January 4). The woman was a passenger in a Peugeot E7 that was involved in a collision with two HGVs at about 5.05pm. A man who was driving the vehicle was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries. A second man received
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  • CCTV Appeal for theft, arson and criminal damage

    Published: Fri, 05/01/2018 08:34
    Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident of theft, arson and criminal damage in Willingham on Wednesday. Between 17:15 and 18:20pm, a car was broken into and £200 in cash was stolen before the car was set on fire.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire urged to cut food waste in order to combat global food insecurity

    Published: Thu, 04/01/2018 16:54
    Looking at the issue of food waste is needed if the world is going to tackle global food insecurity, a British agri-food expert has said. According to Professor Leon Terry, Director of Environment and Agrifood at Cranfield University, a paradigm shift in funding strategies and research programmes is needed to tackle food waste on a global scale
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  • Warning after woman falls victim to telphone scam

    Published: Thu, 04/01/2018 15:12
    Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a vulnerable woman in her 50s was targeted by a telephone scam. On Thursday 28th December the woman received a telephone call from a man claiming he was from Virgin Money. He persuaded her to give him her bank details over the phone and then instructed her to transfer £1,700 over the
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse has record prize money of over £1m

    Published: Thu, 04/01/2018 12:37
    Prize money at Huntingdon Racecourse is to rise to a record amount of just under £1,192,200 in 2018, the first time it has exceeded seven figures. That represents an increase of 25 per cent over the prize fund offered during 2017. The new total is spread over 19 fixtures during the year, up from £951,900.

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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire to be mapped using lasers to help combat flooding and waste crime

    Published: Thu, 04/01/2018 10:34
    England's entire landscape will be mapped by 2020 using aircraft equipped with laser scanners, according to the Environment Agency. The move is hoped to asses the flood risk on farmland, inform conservation work and fight rural waste crime. Using aircraft equipped with laser scanners, the Environment Agency will map all 130,000 km2 of the country,
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  • BaByliss For Men Face and Body Groomer recalled due to fire hazard

    Published: Wed, 03/01/2018 17:03
    At BaByliss, the high performance and quality of our products are our priority. We have become aware that a single batch (batch code 2416PT2) of BaByliss for Men Model Number REF 7426U AcuBlade Lithium Face and Body Groomer does not meet our stringent quality standards. In extremely rare circumstances, the Lithium battery may overcharge and pose
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire Ambulance Service experiences unprecedented New Year demand

    Published: Wed, 03/01/2018 06:05
    Ambulance staff and volunteers have been thanked for their hard work during an incredibly busy end to 2017 and beginning of 2018. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 4,100 calls on New Year's Eve and 4,800 on New Year's Day - a 12 per cent increase in demand.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: B&Q issue safety notice for Spotlights

    Published: Tue, 02/01/2018 15:09
    B&Q would like to advise all customers to take care when handling this product during installation, replacing bulbs or for cleaning. Despite rigorous quality control procedures it has been brought to B&Q's attention that the decorative rings surrounding the bulb holder may have sharp edges.
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  • Farm group produces calendar highlighting benefits of grass-fed

    Published: Tue, 02/01/2018 13:08
    A farm group has produced a calendar for 2018 with its aim to highlight fresh local grass-fed meat and dairy produce. The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has produced the first-ever Pasture for Life calendar for 2018. Every month it promotes one of its Pasture for Life members and includes details about where to buy their beef, lamb or dairy
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  • Ely Green Wood Tree Surgery looks for more recruits

    Published: Tue, 02/01/2018 08:06
    Sam Lapthorn and George Maskell-Gray are the newest members of staff joining the Ely team the end of the summer. They passed City and Guilds / NPTC basic chain saw maintenance and small tree felling (trees with trunks up to 15" diameter) on Friday 1st December 2017. They were both out putting there putting their newly qualified skills to good use
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Keep speed down to save lives on roads this winter

    Published: Mon, 01/01/2018 10:25
    The region's ambulance service is calling on motorists to speed down to save lives this winter. Drivers in Ely and Cambridgeshire are being urged to take extra care as the days get shorter and colder over the coming weeks. Staff from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) attended 5,081 road traffic collisions last winter,
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  • Neptune recall Ennis tealight holders due to a fire risk

    Published: Sun, 31/12/2017 09:38
    In our Christmas collection, you might have noticed a design called Ennis - the birch bark tealight holders with a little star or Christmas tree on the front. Despite the measures we take, very, very occasionally a problem might crop up later down the line, which we are sorry to say is the case with Ennis.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire plea by EEAST to New Year revellers during busiest time of the year

    Published: Sat, 30/12/2017 09:59
    Revellers are being urged to take steps to avoid an emergency during the New Year celebrations. The region's ambulance service received on average three calls a minute on New Year's Day 2017 - its busiest day of last winter. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 4,200 calls on 1st January 2017 and traditionally
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Primark recalls Large Glitter Christmas Tree Candle

    Published: Fri, 29/12/2017 13:32
    Following an investigation it has come to our attention that the Large Glitter Christmas Tree Candle does not meet the Primark usual high standards for safety. We have identified a potential issue with a coating used during manufacturing that may cause the candle to burn more quickly and more aggressively than it should. With the safety of our
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  • Tesco apologises after customers complain of 'gone off' turkey

    Published: Fri, 29/12/2017 10:07
    Retail giant Tesco has apologised after customers complained that "rotten" turkeys ruined their Christmas dinner. Angry customers sent online messages to Tesco claiming turkeys they had bought were not safe to eat and had made people sick.
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  • Ely an Cambridgeshire folk encouraged to recycle Christmas rubbish

    Published: Fri, 29/12/2017 06:41
    There's so much going on at Christmas that recycling often falls to the bottom of the list of things to do. But recycling around the home is easy, just put the right thing in the right bin. Using the wrong bins for your recycling costs your council and the taxpayer a lot of money so this Festive season, we are encouraging everyone to think twice
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  • Tribute paid to Gail who died in a collision on the A1307

    Published: Thu, 28/12/2017 15:19
    Tribute have been paid to Gail Brown nee Hickman who died in a collision on the A1307. Gail, 56, of Lowry Close, Haverhill, died following a collision with a Ford Fiesta at about 12.15pm on Friday (22 December) on the eastbound carriageway at Bartlow.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire vets welcome ‘sensible' measures to increase frequency of TB testing

    Published: Thu, 28/12/2017 10:36
    The veterinary industry has welcomed the "sensible" measures put forward by the government to increase the frequency of TB testing. Defra have announced that bovine TB testing in cattle in the High Risk Area (HRA) of England will increase in frequency to once every six months.
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  • Ely Argos recalls Simple Value Fan Heater due to electrical shock and burn hazard

    Published: Thu, 28/12/2017 06:38
    Following product safety monitoring, we have found that the Simple Value 2kW Upright Fan Heater, catalogue number 730/9687 and Model Number FHO3, poses an electrical shock & burn hazard and we are recalling this product. The model number can be found on the label affixed to the base of the fan heater, which you can see in the image further below.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Ambulance's busiest time of the year, please use 999 wisely

    Published: Wed, 27/12/2017 14:50
    Ely and Cambridgeshire's ambulance service is gearing up for its busiest time of the year as the Christmas holidays begin. Last December, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received 102,238 emergency calls - an increase of 13 per cent from the previous year.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire mid-term farmer confidence hits all-time low as more certainty urged

    Published: Wed, 27/12/2017 10:44
    Mid-term confidence has hit an all-time low and confidence for the next 12 months has also taken a hit, according to a new survey. The NFU member survey of 750 farmers shows mid-term confidence, a three year outlook, has hit an all-time low since the survey began eight years ago.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Police warn local drivers to ‘Beware the morning after'

    Published: Tue, 26/12/2017 17:20
    Ely and Cambridgeshire police are warning drivers to be aware of driving the morning after a night of drinking as they may still be over the drink drive limit. The morning after campaign, which has been running for several years, is designed to help normally responsible people avoid the risk of a drink drive conviction, or worse, cause a collision
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire is one of the worst counties affected by hare coursing

    Published: Tue, 26/12/2017 17:20
    Thirty-one police forces, representing over 90% of forces facing issues with hare coursing in England and Wales, and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have joined the NFU to highlight the illegal activity. Hare coursing has increased steadily in recent years. Cambridgeshire, one of the worst counties affected, reported nearly a 40 per cent rise
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Merry Christmas 2017

    Published: Mon, 25/12/2017 06:26
    With it being Christmas Day, I hope you will all excuse me an abridged weekly blog. I am sure as the week goes on some of the pictures from our staff party on Christmas Eve will come to light and I will be happy to add those as they emerge! One thing is for sure, with three small children in the household, I have the feeling that it is going to be
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  • A1307 fatal collision, woman charged

    Published: Sun, 24/12/2017 14:15
    A woman who was arrested following a fatal crash on the A1307 on Friday (December 22) has been charged and is due to appear in court on Boxing Day (December 26). Sarah Hand, 50, of Aragon Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, who was driving a silver Ford Fiesta, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and is due to appear at Cambridge
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  • Help find missing Peter

    Published: Sun, 24/12/2017 12:34
    Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing man who has not been seen since Friday (December 22). Peter Chittock, 56, was last seen leaving Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge at about 10.15pm.
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  • Ely Sainsbury's recalls Quarter Pounders due to a possible link to E. coli

    Published: Sun, 24/12/2017 12:09
    Public Health England has identified a small number of cases with E. coli O157 infection. Investigations have found a possible link to the above product. As a precautionary measure, Sainsbury's in Ely is recalling certain batches of its Taste the Difference 4 pack Aberdeen Angus British Beef Quarter Pounders (Frozen).
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire Ambulance animation, make sure we can find you this winter?

    Published: Sat, 23/12/2017 12:05
    Watch this exciting animation to learn the simple tricks to help the emergency services find you this winter. Householders could be doing more to ensure their homes will be easily identifiable from the road, and the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is suggesting six simple tips to prepare for an emergency and when waiting for a
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire Constabulary means business as usual for officers this Christmas

    Published: Fri, 22/12/2017 15:04
    While people across the county get set to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with their families and friends, officers and staff from Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be among the many working over the festive period. It will be business as usual across the constabulary with officers on hand 24/7 to answer calls, respond to incidents
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  • 80-year-old pensioner has puppies stolen

    Published: Fri, 22/12/2017 14:19
    Police are seeking information after three puppies were reported stolen from an elderly man on Sunday (17th December). Pensioner Michael Quinney, 80, of Wisbech road, Westry contacted police after three of his pug puppies; Pricilla, Bridget and Flash went missing from his shed at some point during the night.
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  • Police person to attend misconduct hearing

    Published: Fri, 22/12/2017 13:58
    A misconduct hearing will take place in Peterborough in January. PC Richard Musgrave, based in March, will attend the hearing at Peterborough Education Conference Centre, on 3rd January 2018. It is alleged that he breached the standards of professional behaviour relating to honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct, duties and responsibilities.
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  • Emergency services fatal collision on A1307

    Published: Fri, 22/12/2017 13:16
    Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal collision on the A1307 between Linton and Horseheath. We were called at 12.20pm, ambulance are at the scene. Details are sketchy however the collision involved three cars and sadly someone has died.
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  • Ely police launch sexual assault campaign

    Published: Fri, 22/12/2017 13:12
    Police in Ely have launched a campaign to raise awareness of consent and encourage people to ‘step up' and help prevent sexual assaults, in particular those linked to night-time economy. It comes after a poll revealed seven in ten people would feel comfortable intervening if they saw inappropriate sexual behaviour while on a night out.

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  • Ellgia expands services in West Norfolk

    Published: Fri, 22/12/2017 10:33
    Ellgia Limited, one of Cambridgeshire's Top 100 companies, is expanding services into West Norfolk due to demands from our customers and new business opportunities. We are increasing wheelie bin and commercial waste services to cover King's Lynn, Wisbech and Downham Market.
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  • East Cambridgeshire District Council wants residents to talk turkey this winter

    Published: Thu, 21/12/2017 15:14
    With two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how to you can safely prepare turkey at home. From buying turkey, right through to storing leftovers, there are a number of food hygiene tips that you can follow to protect your loved ones over the festive
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  • Universal Service Obligation to deliver high speed broadband across UK

    Published: Thu, 21/12/2017 13:07
    The Government has confirmed today that universal high speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO). An offer from BT to deliver a universal service on its own terms was rejected by the Government.
    BT Openreach, the largest provider of fixed line broadband infrastructure, consistently opposed the USO to giv
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  • Littleport car park comes early for Christmas

    Published: Thu, 21/12/2017 10:29
    79 new car parking spaces at Littleport Train station will be officially opened this Friday (22nd December). The brand-new car park extension boasts over double the capacity of the current car park and will be open to users from 8:30 am on Friday. Councillor Bill Hunt, assisted by Littleport Councillors David and Christine Ambrose-Smith, Jo Webber
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  • Ely woman, Deborah Steel's 20th anniversary after disappearance

    Published: Wed, 20/12/2017 17:47
    Ely police are re-appealing for the public's help in solving the disappearance of a woman in Ely 20 years ago. Deborah Steel, former landlady of the Ely Royal Standard public house, was last seen at around 1am on 28 December, 1997. At the time police exhausted every line of enquiry but did not find her.
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  • Beacon Spotlights recalled in Ely and Cambridgeshire due to a electric shock risk

    Published: Wed, 20/12/2017 17:01
    The product has sharp metal edges which may damage the wire insulation when adjusting the spotlight head. This could lead to the user receiving an electric shock. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Farmers play 'significant part' in decarbonisation of UK

    Published: Wed, 20/12/2017 15:42
    Farmers could play a significant part in decarbonisation of the UK's national heat supply, according to a renewable energy expert. Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser for Renewable Energy and Climate Change at the NFU, said the farming union has a desire to see "profitable and diversified" farm businesses through the transition to Brexit.
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  • Appeal after police car collides with Toyota in Cambridge

    Published: Wed, 20/12/2017 13:47
    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a police car (17th December).
    The marked police car was on its way to an emergency when it collided with a red Toyota Yaris in Newmarket Road at about 8.20pm. The driver of the Toyota, a woman, was treated for minor injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital. No one else was injured.
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  • Ely company Ellgia is in the Top 100 companies in Cambridgeshire

    Published: Wed, 20/12/2017 10:29
    Ely based Ellgia was recognised in the Cambridgeshire Ltd 2017 report as one of the Top 100 Businesses in Cambridgeshire, which is compiled each year by Global Accounting and Consultancy firm Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton composes the report using the most recently publicised available accounts (September 2017), offering unique insight into the
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Farmers urged to use Discretionary Trust to minimise tax

    Published: Wed, 20/12/2017 07:56
    Farmers who want to give assets to the next generation but don't want to wait seven years to qualify for Agricultural Property Relief are being urged to use a Discretionary Trust. According to rural accountant Old Mill, using a Discretionary Trust eliminates the requirement to live for seven years after making a gift and also helps when assets are
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  • Cyclist dies following collision in Cambridge

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 17:01
    A cyclist has died following a collision with a car in Cambridge last week. At about 10.30pm on 12 December Stewart Milne was cycling along Trumpington High Street when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus. Stewart, 44, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital where sadly he died late on Thursday night (14 December).Stewart, 44, was taken to
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  • Littleport customers are rewarded all year round at Rumbles

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 15:29
    At Rumbles of Littleport we have strived to serve quality food to our customers with a smile on our face, always making sure that our business model was based on customer satisfaction rather than level of profits. The new Rumbles Littleport Loyalty Reward Card is for any meal that customers purchase.
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  • Ely MP Lucy Frazer's Christmas Card Competition Winner Photographed with her Winning Design

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 15:12
    Lucy Frazer MP pictured with the winner of her annual Christmas card design competition, Sienna Carter. Sienna is a Year 2 pupil at Fordham Church of England Primary School. Her imaginative and colourful design of a robin on a branch against a colourful landscape dotted with snow really caught the attention of the judge.
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  • Man wanted after stalking with fear of violence, Kane Matthews

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 13:08
    Police are appealing for help to trace a male wanted in connection with an offence of stalking with fear of violence. 27 year old Kane Matthews is described as white, five foot seven inches tall, of stocky build, with hazel eyes, with short light brown hair and is clean shaven.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Sad Loss of Starchitect

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 10:21
    It is time to adjust to the loss of one of Pond House's brightest stars after the awful events of the weekend at Cheltenham racecourse and this week's blog has been an extremely difficult and emotional one to write. On Sunday it was very hard feeding up with Starchitect's stable being empty.
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  • Alex to feature in Special Christmas broadcast

    Published: Tue, 19/12/2017 08:27
    A long-serving Cambridgeshire Special is due to feature in a one-off Christmas broadcast on ITV this week. Assistant Chief Officer Alex Walden plays in the Blue Light Symphony Orchestra, which will perform alongside dance troupe Diversity and celebrities including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Leona Lewis in "A Night for the Emergency Services".
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  • Half of all redundant farm building conversions in Ely and Cambridgeshire refused, figures show

    Published: Mon, 18/12/2017 16:54
    Landowners have called for 'much needed' homes to be built in rural areas as local planning authorities are preventing applications, statistics show. Latest figures show that 49% of the applications for permitted development rights to convert redundant agricultural buildings into new homes were refused in the last quarter from July to September
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  • Argos in Ely recall Hygena Angel Chair

    Published: Mon, 18/12/2017 15:16
    Argos have identified a safety concern where, in a small number of cases, the glue which holds the chair legs together is failing and causing the chair to break. As a precaution, we are providing replacement legs with an updated design which has improved their strength. These can be ordered online for home delivery, free of charge. Full instruction
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  • Finalists announced for third annual Making the Difference Awards

    Published: Mon, 18/12/2017 10:55
    The Vertas Making the Difference Staff Awards shortlist has been announced for the 2018 event. Over 230 nominations were received from across the Vertas business and were considered by a judging panel made up of the CEO and Board of Directors. The process allowed the panel to carefully deliberate on a vast array of nominations to arrive at three
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  • Ely have a win over Wisbech

    Published: Mon, 18/12/2017 09:08
    Ely Tigers with a thumping win over a struggling Wisbech side. The Tigers continued with their winning ways on Saturday with a decisive 62-7 victory over Wisbech. Captain Joel Scott Paul ran in a hat-trick, man of the match Luke Cornwell and Matt McCarthy both scored a brace.
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  • Nationwide Survey suggests Christmas officially comes from March

    Published: Fri, 15/12/2017 17:11
    The person with the most Christmassy name comes from Fenland. The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) launched a UK-wide search to find someone with a festive moniker as part of their ‘Keep it Real' campaign. Now, after shortlisting entries to a top five, the winner has been revealed as Donna Rudolph from March, after she secured
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  • Man jailed for growing cannabis

    Published: Fri, 15/12/2017 15:23
    A man who was growing a large amount of cannabis at a property in Longstanton has been jailed for more than two years. On 4 March police received a call from the ambulance service saying a man had been stabbed in the arm in Magdalene Close. The victim, Elis Nikelkaj, was not willing to reveal what happened or who was involved but discovered a smash
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  • Ely and East of England Ambulance Service Black Friday Twitterthon

    Published: Fri, 15/12/2017 13:06
    A unique insight into emergency care on one of the ambulance service's challenging days of the year is being played out on social media users for a third year running. To coincide with what emergency services dub Black Friday tomorrow (15th December), the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will run a Winter Twitterthon
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Two new countryside productivity grants launched to help rural business

    Published: Fri, 15/12/2017 10:36
    Two new grant funds have been launched by the government under the Countryside Productivity Scheme, carrying a maximum grant of £1 million. The scheme, by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the
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  • Open Spaces Group Report for Witchford, Ely, December 2017

    Published: Fri, 15/12/2017 08:51
    The preparation work for the planting of trees to replace those that died as a result of ash die-back in Fairchild Wood took place at the end of November. Volunteers removed the old tree guards and cleared vegetation from the locations for the new trees. The planting (up to 200 trees) is scheduled for early December.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Rural Crime Team catch five hare courses near Ely

    Published: Fri, 15/12/2017 05:44
    Hare coursers near Ely were stopped at 1pm, 4th December and issued with court summons after the Rural Crime Team spotted them coursing near Hundred Foot Bank. The five hare coursers from near Cambridge were seen coursing a hare beside the drain on Hundred Foot Bank, near Pymoor, Ely with two lurchers. Police had four vehicles in the area near Head
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  • Ely Wilko recalls Euro To UK 2 Pin Converter

    Published: Thu, 14/12/2017 17:07
    Wilko in Ely have recently become aware of a potential issue with the above product. We have identified that certain components used in the assembly of the converter have failed the relevant European Standard. Although we believe the likelihood is small, this may present a risk to users of the product. As a precautionary measure we are therefore
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshore, Brukit Jackal and Brukit Wolf burner unit recalled

    Published: Thu, 14/12/2017 15:04
    The screw threads on the valves of a small number of Brukit Wolf and Brukit Jackal burners have been manufactured outside of specified tolerances. The screw threads on the affected burners will not form a correct seal on the gas canister. Gas can escape from these valves rendering the burner unsafe and should be returned.
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  • Jeremy Kyle backs 'Don't Choose to Abuse' campaign

    Published: Thu, 14/12/2017 11:54
    Television presenter, Jeremy Kyle, known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new campaign. Jeremy Kyle backed 'Don't Choose to Abuse' whilst recently out filming with crews. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) launched its Don't Choose to Abuse campaign two weeks ago highlighting the unacceptable
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  • 68-year-old woman dies following collision

    Published: Thu, 14/12/2017 10:41
    A woman has died following a collision in Ramsey last night (13th December). Madeleine Parnwell, 68, of First Turf Fen Road, Warboys, was driving a green Volvo Torslanda, along Puddock Road at about 9.30pm when the vehicle came off the road and entered a water-filled ditch.



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  • Man pulls knife out and steals cash from til, Stow cum Quy

    Published: Thu, 14/12/2017 10:29
    Officers investigating an armed robbery have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to. On Tuesday, 5th December at 2.30pm, a man entered the post office in Main Street, Stow cum Quy. He approached the till area, pulled a knife out and threatened staff before taking the cash drawer from the till.
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  • Two men jailed for fuel thefts and burglary

    Published: Thu, 14/12/2017 08:19
    Two burglars stole £3000 worth of fuel in a total of 28 thefts at filling stations across the county. Sean Fowler, 26, and James Peyton, 24, used a stolen Volkswagen Golf to carry out the crime spree throughout June. Peterborough Crown Court heard the Golf was taken on Friday, 12 May, after the pair had stolen its ignition keys from a Volkswagen
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  • Medics' cash-saving pilot set for national roll-out

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 17:07
    An award-winning project between the ambulance service and two hospitals in the East is set to be rolled out across the whole of the NHS, potentially saving millions of pounds. The scheme, which last week won an "improving value through innovation" award from the Health Care Supply Association (HCSA), was launched between the East of England
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  • Food supply chain benefits economy in East Cambridgeshire

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 15:21
    One of Cambridgeshire's leading food supply chain specialists opened its doors to members of local and central government to showcase the inner workings of their purpose built processing and repack facilities in Newmarket. Susanne Devanney from the Department for International Trade (DIT), MP Lucy Frazer and a number of East Cambridgeshire District
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  • New Ely and Cambridgeshire winter scheme to help maximise ambulance availability

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 12:59
    Minimising patient waits and maximising the ambulances available in the community is the aim of a new scheme launched this week (December 10th). Patient Safety Intervention Teams (PSIT) have gone live across the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust region to keep ambulances on the road treating patients.

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  • Finance industry, Ely and Cambridgehire police with trading standards unite to tackle fraud

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 10:23
    A ground-breaking fraud prevention scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or building society branch has stopped more than £9 million being passed to criminals in its first year of operation, figures from UK Finance show.
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  • Ely and Cambridge: Appeal to trace missing Jason

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 10:14
    Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 43-year-old man from Newmarket. Jason Urbanowicz was last seen leaving his home address in the town at around 5am this morning, Tuesday 12 December, and has not been seen since.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club were not deterred by the snow and ice

    Published: Wed, 13/12/2017 07:54
    Ely and District Cycling Club were not stopped by snow and ice from competing both in cyclocross and mountain bike races recently, including a sterling performance by junior member Isaac Barton in round 12 of the Eastern Cyclocross League at Chantry Cross in Ipswich.
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  • Ely Tool Hire have Christmas Trees available now for 2017

    Published: Tue, 12/12/2017 17:17
    Ely Tool Hire have a wide selection of Christmas trees and prices to suit all your needs. Please do drop in to see the range that are available. At Ely Tool Hire the customers come first, your convenience, your satisfaction, your safety. We have many tool hire equipment services we can offer you to make life easier and help you to save costs.
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  • Fresh advice given on ways to spot bird flu in Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Tue, 12/12/2017 15:14
    The UK government has given out fresh advice following the news of the Netherlands issuing out a Poultry Housing Order because of a confirmed bird flu outbreak. Bird flu is not currently present in the UK but it is present in Europe. As winter approaches, the risk of bird flu in the UK is likely to increase.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

    Published: Tue, 12/12/2017 13:06
    A leading research charity is inviting farmers to participate in a new project which is investigating how to maximise the performance of crop mixtures to improve yields while reducing the reliance on inputs. The EU-funded project, called DIVERSify, has been established to investigate the design of innovative mixtures of crop species to improve the
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  • Ely CCTV appeal following computer game theft

    Published: Tue, 12/12/2017 09:36
    Ely police have released CCTV images of two men and a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of computer games. The games, worth hundreds of pounds, were taken from Sainsburys, in Lisle Lane, Ely at about 1.50pm on 30 November.

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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire ambulance service see spike in demand due to snow

    Published: Tue, 12/12/2017 08:28
    Teams in green faced one of the busiest days of the year yesterday (10th December) when snow covered half of the eastern region. The public and dedicated East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) staff and volunteers are being thanked for their extensive efforts during the snowy conditions.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Eamon An Cnoic

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 17:21
    While Storm Caroline caused the abandonment of Huntingdon yesterday due to snow it brought torrential rain and very high winds to Pond House. Thankfully the yard coped remarkably well with all Mother Nature threw at us and despite me personally taking refuge from the elements in the afternoon the daily routine continued as normal. Whether the
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire Armed officers to increase and public urged to be vigilant in lead up to Christmas

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 17:02
    Police are reminding people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, as they continue to promote the Action Counters Terrorism campaign in the lead up to Christmas. Footfall into town centres is expected to increase over the December period, and shoppers and party-goers are being urged to stay alert and report any suspicious activity
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  • Ely Cathedral Band of the Household Cavalry Review

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 15:28
    A review of the Band of the Household Cavalry in Ely Cathedral on Friday 8th December 2017. Ely enjoyed the Band of the Household Cavalry and the Morrison Orpheus Choir gave a magnificent concert in Ely Cathedral in aid of the Household Cavalry Foundation on Friday the 8th December 2017.
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  • Ely College and King's Ely amongst finalists at Palace of Westminster debating Championships

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 13:05
    Fourteen Year 11 students from schools across Cambridgeshire gathered in West-minster last Thursday night for the grand final of Lucy Frazer's Parliamentary Inter Schools Debating Competition 2017. The competition final was judged by BBC special correspondent, Lucy Manning.
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  • Ely Choral Society's ‘Sing Choirs of Angels' Review, December 2017

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 10:28
    I always look forward to Ely Society's Christmas Concert, for this concert, above all, seems to create the feeling that Christmas is truly upon us. This year was no exception. Ely Choral Society and the Youth Choir, conducted by Andrew Parnell and accompanied on organ or piano by Edmund Aldhouse, gave us some splendid moments.
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  • Ely RUFC win against Holt to take them to third in the table

    Published: Mon, 11/12/2017 06:17
    Ely Tigers move up to third with a bonus point win away at Holt. Ely man of the match Nathan Brooks then scored his first of the day when he picked from the back of a rolling maul and crashed through the opposition defence. The score at the end of the half was 17-7 to the Tigers.
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse Meeting Today Cancelled

    Published: Sun, 10/12/2017 07:27
    Huntingdon Racecourse has a classy renewal of the highest quality horse race of 2017 on Sunday. Thirteen entries have been made for the Betfred Peterborough Chase which, at £65,000 in prize-money, is the richest contest in the calendar at the Cambridgeshire track.
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  • Appeal for information following distraction burglary in Little Thetford

    Published: Thu, 07/12/2017 16:59
    Officers are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Green Hill, Little Thetford. Between 1pm and 3.30pm yesterday (6 December) the victim, a woman in her 80s, let a man into her home after he claimed to work for the water board.

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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Control room staff urge the public to Don't Choose to Abuse

    Published: Thu, 07/12/2017 15:26
    Emergency call handlers and control room staff are sharing their stories of the unacceptable verbal abuse they receive whilst trying to do their best for patients. The region's ambulance service is urging people to not be mean to the team in green as part of its Don't Choose to Abuse campaign.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire farmers encouraged to take part in rural crime survey

    Published: Thu, 07/12/2017 15:12
    Farmers have been encouraged to take part in the government's Commercial Victimisation Survey and record the nature, extent and costs of any crime. Agriculture has been reintroduced as part of the survey, after successful efforts from the National Farmers' Union.
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  • Almost 12 years jail for drug dealers

    Published: Thu, 07/12/2017 13:06
    Three men have been jailed for dealing class A drugs in Cambridge. Two dealers from London were sentenced to a total of almost nine years while in a separate case a Cambridge man was jailed for three years. The latter, Aminur Hussain, 32, of St Christopher's Avenue, Cambridge, was arrested in August after the vehicle he was traveling in failed to
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  • Co-op becomes first retailer to sell produce past 'Best Before' date

    Published: Thu, 07/12/2017 10:21
    The East of England Co-op, including Ely, has become the first major retailer to start selling products beyond their ‘Best Before' date with the aim of significantly reducing food waste in its stores. The biggest independent retailer in East Anglia will now sell products over their Best Before date in its 125 food stores for a nominal 10p.
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  • Fatal collision in Cambridge, cyclist named

    Published: Wed, 06/12/2017 17:02
    A cyclist who died following a collision with a car in Cambridge has been named. Anthony Whitten, 64, of Gilbert Road, Cambridge was cycling along Newmarket Road on Wednesday (29 November) at about 9.15pm when he was involved in a collision with an orange Ford Focus C-Max.
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  • Ely Marks and Spencer recall Girls Nightwear Hoodie

    Published: Wed, 06/12/2017 15:10
    M&S in Ely has established that the nightwear pictured has been affected by a design fault. Whilst no injuries have been reported, there is a possibility that the position of the drawstring on the garment could present a potential safety hazard. As a result, we are recalling the product and advise customers to stop using the item.
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  • Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub showcases research and investment in local businesses

    Published: Wed, 06/12/2017 13:03
    Councillors were given the opportunity to see first-hand how research is being used to reduce crop and food waste here in the East, when representatives from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) were invited on a tour of the The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire campaign offers free soft drinks for designated drivers

    Published: Wed, 06/12/2017 08:27
    Designated drivers are being offered free soft drinks from some of Cambridgeshire's licenced establishments as part of the annual winter drink drive campaign. Over the festive period, selected pubs and clubs across the county have agreed to provide free draught soft drinks to designated drivers all evening, all they need to do is ask for
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  • Huntingdon teenagers jailed for false imprisonment

    Published: Tue, 05/12/2017 15:11
    Two teenagers from Huntingdon have been sentenced to a year-and-a-half in a young offenders institute after admitting to the false imprisonment of a 16-year-old boy. Fezhan Bahadur, 18, of Sallowbush Road, and Haider Ali, 19, of Ambury Hill, were arrested on 11 June this year after police received reports of a kidnap in Huntingdon.
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  • Ely Sainsburys recalls Vegetable Spring Rolls because of undeclared prawns

    Published: Tue, 05/12/2017 12:59
    Sainsburys in Ely is recalling by Sainsbury's 10 Vegetable Spring Roll Selection because it contains undeclared prawns which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to crustaceans.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Lapland

    Published: Tue, 05/12/2017 10:21
    Busy as it is around Pound House at this time of year, it is not all work, work, you know. Indeed, midweek myself, Leanne, Jack and Sophie jetted off to Finland to see if we could find Father Christmas and his helpers in Lapland! Back at home we still had eight runners through the course of the week and the racing diary is looking busy once again o
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Alcohol and computer games stolen in Ely

    Published: Tue, 05/12/2017 09:07
    Ely police have released a CCTV image of a man and woman they want to speak to in connection with the theft in Ely of hundreds of pounds worth of alcohol and computer games. The shoplifting took place at Sainsburys, in Lisle Lane, Ely, on the evening of November 14.
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  • Farmers could be included in multi-million pound tax crackdown

    Published: Mon, 04/12/2017 17:44
    Farmers could well be included as part of a multi-million pound tax crackdown on "mid-size businesses and wealthy individuals" set to begin next year. Rural insurer NFU Mutual's analysis of documents released following the Budget has revealed tens of millions will be spent on targeting people and businesses in a bid to claw back more than £300m
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  • Fordham takes first step in neighbourhood planning

    Published: Mon, 04/12/2017 17:02
    Locals in Fordham are being asked to give their views on an application from Fordham Parish Council to become a Neighbourhood Area. This marks the first step toward the Parish Council being able to create a Neighbourhood Plan to guide development in the Fordham area. A Neighbourhood Plan can establish planning policies and, once it has completed
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  • Victim named in Haddenham collision

    Published: Mon, 04/12/2017 09:20
    A man who died in a collision on the A1123 at Haddenham has been identified. Mark Jones, 38, of Elms Road, Freckenham, Bury St Edmunds, was driving a blue Mazda MX5, which was in collision with a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy.



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  • Small food producers in Ely and Cambridgeshire could win share of £50,000 funding

    Published: Mon, 04/12/2017 07:49
    Small food and drink companies have the chance to win a share of £50,000 funding due to a new competition launched which hopes to drive innovation. The competition aims at pushing the boundaries in food business innovation to kick-start the next generation of British food production.

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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Morrisons recalls Traditional Chicken & Mushroom Pie

    Published: Sat, 02/12/2017 14:49
    Morrisons is recalling Traditional Chicken & Mushroom Pie because a small number of packs have been identified to contain Fish Pies. Morrisons is recalling Traditional Chicken & Mushroom Pie because a small number of packs have been identified to contain Fish Pies. The Fish Pie contains fish and mustard which are not mentioned on the label
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  • Money launders guilty of stealing over £600,000 from elderly victims

    Published: Sat, 02/12/2017 10:58
    The battle against money launderers targeting the elderly and vulnerable in society continues with 11 people convicted for money laundering offences following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).
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  • Next recalls children's coats in Ely and Cambridgeshire due to potential choking hazard

    Published: Fri, 01/12/2017 15:26
    Unfortunately, it's come to light that there's a potential problem with the buttons and popper fastenings which could become detached presenting a choking hazard to young children. The coats passed the rigorous testing required for childrenswear, however we have identified that the bulk production has not achieved the same high standard
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  • Ely and District's Town Teams celebrate Small Business Saturday

    Published: Fri, 01/12/2017 13:09
    Three towns across East Cambridgeshire will be encouraging residents to visit the small businesses and independent retailers in their highstreets as part of a national incentive, Small Business Saturday.This year Ely, Soham and Littleport's Town teams will be embracing the day, which is held annually on the first Saturday of every month.
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  • Fifteen young professionals needed to drive potato industry forward

    Published: Fri, 01/12/2017 10:31
    Fifteen young professionals are being sought to join a programme looking to drive passion into the potato industry. AHDB is seeking 15 up-and-coming professionals with a passion for driving the potato industry forwards to join the 2018 Next Generation programme, launching in April next year. The Next Generation programme is in its third year
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  • Fatal collision on A1123 at Haddenham

    Published: Fri, 01/12/2017 09:37
    Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal collision on the A1123 at Haddenham. We were called at 7.50am, ambulance, fire and air ambulance are at the scene. Sadly a man has died.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire farmland bird numbers decline by 9 per cent over 5 years

    Published: Thu, 30/11/2017 17:02
    Bird numbers in Ely and Cambridgeshire have declined around British farmland by almost a tenth, according to new figures released by Defra. The latest figures released on Thursday (23rd November) by the government's environmental department reveal that wild bird numbers have dropped 9% from the years between 2010 and 2015, and by almost 70% by 1970
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  • NutriPlan recalls Drinks in Ely because of undeclared allergens

    Published: Thu, 30/11/2017 15:48
    NutriPlan recalls NutriPlan Vitamin and Mineral Enriched Meal in a Drink because of undeclared allergens.NutriPlan is recalling NutriPlan Vitamin and Mineral Enriched Meal in a Drink because it contains milk and soya which are not clearly mentioned on the label. In addition, the product incorrectly states that it is suitable for people with lactose
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  • Jail for brothers who burgled Cambridge flat

    Published: Thu, 30/11/2017 13:06
    A pair of brothers who burgled a flat in Cambridge have been jailed. Jacob and Joseph Hall were sentenced to two years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and theft at Cambridge Crown Court on 23 November.
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  • Appeal following fatal collision in Cambridge

    Published: Thu, 30/11/2017 10:22
    A man has died following a collision between a cyclist and a car in Cambridge. Emergency services were called to Newmarket Road at about 9.15pm yesterday (29 November) with reports of a collision involving a cyclist and a red Ford Focus C-Max.
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  • Ernest Doe Littleport, we have your Christmas sorted!

    Published: Thu, 30/11/2017 05:46
    Ernest Doe Littleport would like to invite you to our Christmas shopping event on Saturday 2nd December from 8am until 12pm. There will be 15% off everything (excluding Calor gas, parts, special orders and sale items). There will be free refreshments and a free prize draw with a first prize of £50 in Ernest Doe gift vouchers. We have some fantastic
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  • £2k donated to Cancer Research UK through Energy for Good partnership

    Published: Wed, 29/11/2017 15:19
    Cancer Research UK has received a £2,000 donation from Vertas and Energy for Good; made possible through Energy for Good's not-for-profit energy procurement framework. Vertas' Energy team sought the expertise of Energy for Good when seeking out a new tender for their gas and electricity provision; as they hold the only not-for-profit tender
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  • Ely Markets bring Festive Cheer to City 2017

    Published: Wed, 29/11/2017 10:17
    Ely Markets will raise the city's Christmas spirit with an array of festive markets throughout December. The festivities commence with the return of Ely Market's Festive Lates on Wednesday 6 December. Running from 4.00pm until 8.30pm on Ely Market Place, the series of family-friendly night markets will include street food, gift shopping, live music
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  • Ely RUFC go third in table after win against Thetford

    Published: Wed, 29/11/2017 05:47
    Ely held on for a win at home against Thetford, to bring them up to third in the table. Within the first minute of the game the Ely Tigers had scored a try. A failed clearance kick by the opposition was pounced on by Matt McCarthy. He sprinted through the opposition defence, took the last defender out and offloaded to Jacob Muncey in tail who touch
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Ramses de Teillee

    Published: Tue, 28/11/2017 17:04
    Another couple of winners last week courtesy of Ramses de Teillee and You Say What kept the scoreboard rolling along and at the time of writing the seasonal tally stands at 14. With the horses continuing in good order there is plenty to look forward to and the week ahead is looking busy with many entries over the coming days.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Trust Board meets to discuss #WinterWise and #DontChooseToAbuse

    Published: Tue, 28/11/2017 13:09
    The rigours of winter pressures and the successful implementation new response standards will be in focus at the latest ambulance Board meeting. Winter planning for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) will see the service have to mitigate responding to potentially more than xxx incidents, based on last year's demand.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire firearms surrender campaign update

    Published: Tue, 28/11/2017 10:28
    Almost 100 guns have been handed in as part of a two week national firearms surrender campaign. The campaign in Ely and Cambridgeshire began on 13th November and has seen 96 starting pistons, shotguns, air weapons, replicas, a deactivated anti-tank weapon and rounds of ammunition successfully surrendered to Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Highlighting the unacceptable face of emergency care

    Published: Tue, 28/11/2017 08:06
    A new campaign is being launched today (27th November) highlighting the unacceptable face of emergency care. The Trust today launches Don't Choose to Abuse to highlight the problem of assaults on ambulance service staff and remind the public there is zero tolerance against any form of abuse against emergency workers.
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  • Investigation underway after Thatch roof fire in Comberton

    Published: Mon, 27/11/2017 17:02
    More than 45 firefighters and officers, including crews from Cambridge, Gamlingay, Huntingdon, St Neots, Burwell, Ely, Linton and Sawtry attended the scene. Crews from Newmarket in Suffolk and Royston in Hertfordshire also attended the fire.
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  • Witchford Photographic Competition Results, Saturday 25th November 2017

    Published: Mon, 27/11/2017 13:02
    A photographic competition took place in Witchford on Saturday 25th November 2017. There were 95 photographs displayed in St Andrew's Church Witchford for local people to judge the three sections: adult, 13-18 and 12 and under.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire farmers warned by NFU over rise of 'fake footpaths'

    Published: Mon, 27/11/2017 10:36
    Farmers in Ely and Cambridgeshire have been warned to keep on the look out for 'fake footpaths' after a farm worker came across a network of unofficial paths. After contacting mapping app producers, she believes walkers may have added their own routes for people to use, without distinguishing them from the legally-established footpaths.
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  • Review of G4 in Ely Cathedral on Thursday 23rd November 2017

    Published: Sun, 26/11/2017 18:27
    With the queue of people spilling right out onto the pavement from the entrance of Ely Cathedral, it was obvious that this evening was going to be something particularly special and G4 is a group that has certainly stood the test of time and is as popular as ever.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Birds Eye recalls 4 x Shortcrust Chicken Pies due to undeclared mustard

    Published: Sun, 26/11/2017 13:56
    Birds Eye is recalling its 4 x Shortcrust Chicken Pies because a small number of packs have been identified to contain Birds Eye Steak Pies. The Steak pies contain mustard which is not mentioned on the label; therefore it is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.
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  • Two charged in connection with ATM attacks

    Published: Sat, 25/11/2017 14:39
    Two men were (November 23) charged in connection with ATM attacks, including one in Cambridgeshire. Charlie Smith, 31, of Mere Lane, Bitteswell, Lutterworth and 36-year-old Alfie Adams, of Bickershaw Lane, Wigan, have both been charged with four counts of burglary and one count of theft.
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  • East Cambridgeshire District Council, Littleport boundary plans

    Published: Sat, 25/11/2017 07:25
    Following yesterday evening's full council meeting, East Cambridgeshire District Council will propose that the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) reviews its current proposals for new constituency boundaries. This is the second phase of consultation taken by the BCE. Initial proposals for new parliamentary boundaries split East Cambridgeshire
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire workers 'should be prepared' to take up farming jobs post-Brexit

    Published: Fri, 24/11/2017 17:04
    Ely and Cambridgeshire workers will have to be prepared to take up the food and farming jobs currently carried out by migrant workers if European labour is lost to British businesses following Brexit according to an industry expert. Mark Williams, the chief executive of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), EU migrants currently accounted
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  • Man dies on A14

    Published: Fri, 24/11/2017 15:22
    A man has died following an incident on the westbound carriageway of the A14 near Histon yesterday evening. At about 8pm the man fell from the B1049 bridge over the road and was struck by an HGV. Emergency services attended, but sadly the man died at the scene. The road was closed in both directions until roughly 1am.
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  • Ely husband and wife jailed for neglect 88-year-old vulnerable woman

    Published: Fri, 24/11/2017 10:46
    Ely husband and wife who worked as carers have been jailed after admitting ill-treatment of an elderly vulnerable woman in Ely. Viorel Constantin, 28, from Ely and Cristina-Alexandra Constantin, 26, were arrested on 30 October this year after police received allegations that the pair had been neglecting one of their service users, an 88-year-old
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  • Cakes recalled in Ely and Cambridgeshire because of undeclared allergens

    Published: Thu, 23/11/2017 15:08
    Cuisine Solutions Ltd is recalling two products, Cake Club Carrot Cake because it contains milk, wheat, egg and walnuts, which are not correctly declared on the label. Also recalled is Cake Club Chocolate Fudge Cake because it contains milk and soya which are not correctly declared on the label.
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  • Yaxley double fatal collision, man due in court

    Published: Thu, 23/11/2017 13:09
    A man is appearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (24 November) charged in connection with the death of two men following a collision on the B1091 in Yaxley on 3 January. Richard Frost, 39, of Dorset Avenue in Chelmsford, Essex, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, one count of causing actual bodily harm (ABH)
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire Local Policing Review

    Published: Thu, 23/11/2017 10:26
    Cambridgeshire Constabulary has announced proposed plans to create a sustainable policing model that include an extra 50 police officers. In July, Chief Constable Alec Wood and Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite raised concerns about the level of demand facing policing and the pressure it was putting on the force's control room
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Crop damaging 'super pest' now capable of surviving wintry conditions

    Published: Wed, 22/11/2017 16:39
    A ‘super pest' moth resistant to a class of common plant protection is now also capable of surviving through the UK's cold winter conditions, according to new research. Diamondback moth (DBM) caterpillars feed on crops including cabbage, broccoli, swedes and Brussels sprouts, causing cosmetic damage, which could result in the loss of up to 100 per
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  • Witchford Open Spaces Group Update, November 2017

    Published: Wed, 22/11/2017 13:11
    Fairchild Wood
    The replacements for the young trees that died as a result of ash die-back will arrive in early December, and planting will take place on Sunday 3 December from 10.00 am. This will be a major exercise as there are lots of trees to plant, and we will need plenty of volunteers.
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  • Statement about issues of data manipulation in forensic services

    Published: Wed, 22/11/2017 08:02
    Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire Constabulary instigated a review earlier this year after allegations came to light in connection with forensic toxicology tests carried out by Randox Testing Services. This is a nationwide issue and the three forces are working with partners including, the National Police
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  • Replace farm subsidies in Ely and Cambridgeshire and bid for green contracts, report urges

    Published: Tue, 21/11/2017 13:02
    Subsidies for farmers should be abolished post-Brexit, with them encouraged to work in a more environmentally-sustainable way by bidding for green contracts, a think-tank has proposed. Conservative think-tank Bright Blue has released its latest report, 'A Greener, More Pleasant Land', setting out in detail what a post-Brexit system for rural
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, What A Moment

    Published: Tue, 21/11/2017 08:52
    The stable enjoyed a couple of nice winners last week courtesy of Tobacco Road and What A Moment. It was fantastic to get on the board at the first time of asking at Cheltenham's November meeting, a fixture at which the stable has so often excelled in the past. The horses continue to run well and there were a number of other notable performances to
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  • Pedestrian dies following collision

    Published: Mon, 20/11/2017 15:01
    A pedestrian has died following a collision with a lorry. Gary Durack, 61, of Willow Walk, Wyton, was walking along the A1123 Huntingdon Road in Wyton on Friday (17 November) at about 3.45pm when he was involved in a collision with a Scania lorry.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: New bovine TB test detects disease in just six hours

    Published: Mon, 20/11/2017 13:08
    A new bovine TB test which detects disease bacteria in blood or milk after six hours hopes to bring fresh optimism for the British dairy industry. Actiphage TB will soon be available from start-up PBD Biotech based in Suffolk. It brings fresh hope for the stricken dairy industry which has seen over thirty thousand cows slaughtered this year after
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  • Ely recycling company welcome new business development manager, Dean Newton

    Published: Mon, 20/11/2017 10:04
    Ellgia in Ely welcome highly experienced Business Development Manager Dean Newton to the Ellgia Group and it is yet another exciting appointment to one of the regions fastest growing waste management companies. Dean has over 25 years commercial experience in both waste and transport industry, having held several key management positions within
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  • Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil products because they contain salt crystals

    Published: Sun, 19/11/2017 10:23
    Lidl is recalling two varieties of its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil sold because they contain salt crystals known as struvite which could present a safety risk.

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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Positive health benefits of consuming red meat 'should be promoted'

    Published: Sun, 19/11/2017 06:42
    The positive health benefits of consuming lean red meat, including Ely and Cambridgeshire, should be more widely-known in order to ensure an informed public debate, according to a leading nutritionist. Before an audience of policy makers and food industry leaders, independent dietitian Dr. Carrie Ruxton argued that beef, lamb and pork, consumed as
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  • Ely Glass company offer bespoke Glazing service

    Published: Fri, 17/11/2017 16:33
    N&C Glass in Ely have been manufacturing and installing glass for almost 35 years. They offer all the standard glazing services you'd expect from a leading glass company including single, double and triple glazing in PVCu and Aluminium to customers in and around Ely.
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  • The region's trust awards highlight amazing work of staff and volunteers

    Published: Fri, 17/11/2017 15:18
    A day of celebration recognised almost 200 staff and volunteers from the region's ambulance service this week (Wednesday, 15th November). The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) held its Celebration of Learning to recognise the professional development and achievements of staff across the Trust, followed by the Celebration
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  • Ely MP seizes opportunity to promote South East Cambridgeshire for 5G trial

    Published: Thu, 16/11/2017 16:57
    In today's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions, Lucy Frazer MP for Ely, seized another opportunity to raise the profile of South East Cambridgeshire as an ideal area to test 5G technology. The Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock, responded positively to the question, paying respect to how ‘assiduous' Ms Frazer has been
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  • Ely packaging firm makes significant relocation

    Published: Thu, 16/11/2017 15:21
    Local Ely company Faerch Plast (formerly Anson Packaging) recently opened the doors of its impressive new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely. Hosted by the company's Managing Director, the MP for South East Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer, joined East Cambridgeshire District Council's economic development officers
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  • Pressure mounts on Hammond to use Budget to show support for farmers including in Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Thu, 16/11/2017 13:02
    The NFU has submitted six key asks ahead of the Autumn Budget next week, including a plea for the roll-out of superfast broadband and emerging technologies such as robotics. With one week until the Chancellor announces his forthcoming Budget (22 November), the NFU has highlighted the importance of improved fiscal measures required to ensure British
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  • Joint Protective Services honour dedication and bravery

    Published: Thu, 16/11/2017 08:47
    Staff from across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire were honoured at a Joint Protective Services (JPS) awards ceremony held at Hertfordshire police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on 8 November. ACC Paul Fullwood, who leads JPS, was joined by guests of honour Chief Constable Jon Boutcher and Deputy Chief Constable Garry Forsyth from
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  • Ely Southern Bypass, what is happening?

    Published: Wed, 15/11/2017 15:04
    The Ely Bypass is underway but to the nature of the ground beneath the embankments, a period of time is required for them to settle before construction continues on top of them. This period of settlement is now complete on the west embankment and the Ely road construction will be commencing shortly.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Lack of broadband main culprit for dwindling rural population

    Published: Wed, 15/11/2017 13:07
    Lack of broadband in rural areas is the main reason the UK is seeing a decline in rural society, according to a new report released. The National Housing Federation warned that young people brought up in the countryside leave to go to cities and towns where facilities, such as internet access, are better, with the majority of them not returning.
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  • Warning in Ely and Cambridgeshire issued as more people killed on rural roads than urban roads

    Published: Wed, 15/11/2017 08:04
    More people were killed on rural roads than urban roads, statistics show. People who live in the countryside have been warned to take care on roads as it is revealed that over half of road fatalities occurred in rural areas during 2016.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club juniors win one of the Muddy Monsters races

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 17:33
    Ely and District Cycling Club continued their winter season of off-road racing with a strong showing from the junior members of the club. On Saturday 4 Ely club members took part in round 9 of the Eastern Cyclocross League series at Hempton Cross. After his uncharacteristic failure to finish in the previous round, Phil Peacock came back strongly
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  • Ely Rotary Club gains two members

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 15:11
    Viv Doji, President of the Rotary Club of Ely, welcomed two new members, John Bassett of the Rockin' Ukuleles, who is now a full member, and Harriet Maddox, who is the Club's first Associate member.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Dell' Arca

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 12:27
    The good form of the stable continued last week with the successes of Red Square Revival and Dell' Arca at Plumpton and Newbury respectively, while there were a number of other creditable performances. With the Open meeting at Cheltenham taking place this week and a whole host of other big races on the horizon, it is certainly a very exciting time
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  • Witness appeal following Murrow fatal

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 11:17
    Police investigating a fatal collision in Murrow are appealing for a key witness to come forward. Jade Green, 24, and Kayleigh Harrison, 29, died from injuries received when the Vauxhall Astra they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit at 7.10am on 9 November.
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  • Review of ‘Prime Brass' in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 11th November 2017

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 10:47
    Prime Brass is renowned as an excellent group of brass players and tonight the standard of music was as high as expected. Conducted by Paul Trepte in Ely they gave magnificent performances opening proceedings with the majestic but sombre ‘Marche Triomphale du Centenaire de Napoléon' by Louis Vierne.
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  • Road traffic collision on A142 Stuntney near Ely

    Published: Tue, 14/11/2017 10:10
    At 1.40pm on Monday two crews from Ely were called to a road traffic collision on the A142 near Stuntney. Firefighters arrived to find a collision involving three vehicles. Using specialist cutting equipment they released one female casualty who was left in the care of ambulance crews. Four casualties were out of their vehicles when crews arrived
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  • Veterinary industry issues 'Brexit negotiation plea'

    Published: Mon, 13/11/2017 17:02
    Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise the current high levels of animal health and welfare enjoyed across the UK, according to a plea issued by the veterinary industry. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) has issued its ‘Brexit negotiation plea' ahead of the next round of negotiations in Brussels this week.
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  • Ely Aldi recalls Barbecue Flavour Peanuts because of undeclared cashew nuts

    Published: Mon, 13/11/2017 15:22
    Aldi in Ely is recalling its Clancy's Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts. The affected product was only available in three regional areas (Neston, Darlington and Goldthorpe).
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire joins national firearms surrender campaign week

    Published: Mon, 13/11/2017 10:57
    Ely and Cambridgeshire Constabulary is taking part in a national drive to reduce the number of firearms that are vulnerable to falling into criminal hands. The campaign will run between 13 November and 26 November, during which members of the public in Ely and Cambridgeshire will be encouraged to surrender any firearms in their possession to the
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  • Ely welcomes the addition of 128 new parking spaces

    Published: Mon, 13/11/2017 10:34
    Ely has an additional 128 parking spaces near Ely train station that have been opened to residents this week. A brand-new car park called ‘The Dock', which is next to the old Strikes Bowling Alley in Ely, was opened at 7am on Monday 13th November. The development was given unanimous approval by the East Cambridgeshire District Council
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  • Ely RUFC beat West Norfolk under the floodlights

    Published: Mon, 13/11/2017 08:54
    Ely win a bonus point victory over West Norfolk under the floodlights. Ely Tigers spent the first fifteen minutes in opposition territory, points finally came from when the ball was passed wide and Matt McCarthy stepped inside the defence to dot down for an unconverted try. West Norfolk then fought their way into the Tigers
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  • Appeal to trace missing Kaleigh

    Published: Sun, 12/11/2017 11:42
    Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a woman who has not been seen for more than three days. Kaleigh Louise Templeman, 26, was reported missing by her partner at about 2.30am today (November 10).
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  • Huntingdon drug dealers jailed

    Published: Sat, 11/11/2017 14:47
    Two drug dealers from Huntingdon have been jailed for two-and-a-half years each. Adnan Mir, 21, of Coneygear Road in Hartford, Huntingdon, and Farkhan Bahadur, 21, of Sallowbush Road in Huntingdon, were both arrested on 11 September in Huntingdon after they were seen on CCTV dealing drugs.
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  • Heroes commended at special ceremony

    Published: Sat, 11/11/2017 10:44
    A special constable has had an emotional reunion with a grandfather whose life she helped save during a running race. Selcan "Selly" Rowles was among those recognised at last night's (9 November) Chief Constable's Long Service and Commendations ceremony at force HQ.
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  • East Cambridgeshire final plan consultation

    Published: Fri, 10/11/2017 16:58
    The Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire has commenced its final stage of consultation. This is following approval from October's Full Council meeting to progress the Local Plan without the inclusion of a 720 home site on the edge of Witchford.
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  • Ely Safety Notice: Optoma projector mounts

    Published: Fri, 10/11/2017 13:03
    If one of the mount kits has been used to install a projector between 4 September 2017 and 1 November 2017 there is a chance that the unit may be missing a component rendering the mount faulty and cause the mount to fail. To identify if your installation is potentially faulty.
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  • Police name driver in Murrow fatal collision

    Published: Fri, 10/11/2017 12:10
    Police have named a woman who died in a collision in Black Drove, Murrow, yesterday morning (9 November). Jade Green, 24, of Beechwood Road, Wisbech, died when the Vauxhall Astra she was driving was involved in a collision with a Ford Transit at 7.10am.
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  • Fatal collision in Murrow - update

    Published: Fri, 10/11/2017 08:11
    A woman has died following a collision in Murrow yesterday morning. Emergency services were called to Black Drove at about 7.10am today (9 November) with reports of a collision involving a Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Transit van.
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  • Cambridgeshire farmer Tim Breitmeyer becomes new CLA President

    Published: Thu, 09/11/2017 17:02
    Cambridgeshire farmer Tim Breitmeyer, who farms 1,600 acres, has become the new CLA President. Cambridgeshire farmer Tim Breitmeyer has become the new President of the CLA, the membership organisation representing 30,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses in England and Wales.

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  • Fatal collision at Black Drove in Murrow

    Published: Thu, 09/11/2017 09:28
    Police are at the scene of a fatal collision in Murrow. Emergency services were called to Black Drove at about 7.10am today (9 November) with reports of a two vehicle collision. One of the occupants of one of the vehicles has sadly died at the scene.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club go off-road at the weekend

    Published: Thu, 09/11/2017 08:48
    Ely and District Cycling Club turned their attention to off-road racing, taking part in both cyclocross and mountain bike races last weekend.
    On Sunday, three Ely club members took part in the first round of the Kings Lynn MTB Winter Series. Cliff Loveday finished in 35th place in the 1.5 hour Veterans race, with Derek Ricketts in 77th place.
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  • Amnesty takes knives off the street

    Published: Wed, 08/11/2017 16:59
    A knife amnesty in the county has led to nearly 100 bladed items, including swords and machetes, being handed in to the police. The week-long initiative took place from October 23 and resulted in 90 bladed items being recovered. This included two swords and two machetes.
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  • Fostering agency takes to the road to address fostering myths

    Published: Wed, 08/11/2017 10:37
    The fostering agency, Eastern Fostering Services (EFS) has recently run a campaign to find out what is stopping people from making the decision to foster. This campaign was devised in the face of a deepening crisis in the fostering sector. Whilst the number of children coming into the care system is increasing at an ever-steady rate, the number of
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  • Ely death bed tax planning could save 'hundreds of thousands'

    Published: Wed, 08/11/2017 08:28
    Death bed tax planning could save hundreds of thousands of pounds through reduced Inheritance Tax and Capitals Gains Tax, according to specialist rural accountants. It is said there are only two certainties in life - death and taxes.
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  • Ely Ambulance service: Eight ways you can be more Winter Wise this year in Ely

    Published: Wed, 08/11/2017 06:21
    Ely and the region's ambulance service is urging the public in Ely to take action to avoid a 999 call this winter. Last winter, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 370,000 emergency calls - that's the equivalent of the populations of Cambridge, Ipswich and Harlow combined.

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  • Jail for pensioner who sexually abused child

    Published: Tue, 07/11/2017 14:09
    A man who raped and sexually abused a girl for more than ten years has been jailed. Christopher Tucker, 71, of Bascraft Way, Godmanchester pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape over a 13 year period between 2003 and 2016.
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  • Appeal following thefts from Cambridge shops

    Published: Tue, 07/11/2017 13:01
    Police would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV images in connection with a series of thefts in Cambridge. The man has been connected with thefts from several stores in the city centre over the past month.
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  • Less than half of Ely and Cambridgeshire's fruit and veg is homegrown, report warns

    Published: Tue, 07/11/2017 10:27
    A new report has cautioned that less than half of Ely and Cambridgeshire's fruit and veg is homegrown, and that 90 per cent of it is picked by EU-born workers. It states that the UK has come to depend on the EU, and that by leaving it a new "mandate for change" will have to be triggered to grow more British food and look after the countryside bette
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Starchitect Wins

    Published: Tue, 07/11/2017 10:26
    Last week was a very good one for the stable with the successes of Saint John Henry, Starchitect and Daklondike, while there were also a number of creditable placed efforts. It was certainly a relief to get back on the board to end a frustrating spell during which time the horses by and large had been running respectably without quite getting their
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  • Ely and East Cambridgeshire residents can have second blue bins

    Published: Tue, 07/11/2017 08:42
    Residents in Ely and East Cambridgeshire who want to recycle more and send less to landfill in black bags will be able to get their hands on a second blue bin from April 2018. Second blue bins will be available for a one-off fee of £25 and no additional cost for it to be emptied.
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  • Ely burglary of Nike trainers appeal

    Published: Mon, 06/11/2017 16:59
    Police in Ely have release CCTV images of two men they would like to speak with in connection with a burglary in Ely. A property in Columbine Road was broken in to on 17 October at about 4.10pm and a pair of Nike trainers were taken.
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  • Interest rate rise in Ely and Cambridgeshire will 'have an impact' on farming industry

    Published: Mon, 06/11/2017 13:02
    For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates, from 0.25 to 0.5 per cent. It is the first increase since July 2007, and will push up the cost of borrowing on farming businesses in Ely and Cambridgeshire.
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  • Ely RUFC draw against unbeaten Stowmarket

    Published: Mon, 06/11/2017 07:57
    The Ely Tigers dominated the first half. On debut, man of the match Jacob Muncey found space down the blindside and sprinted in untouched from twenty metres out, for a converted try.
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  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Corn Exchange Review

    Published: Sun, 05/11/2017 10:31
    This concert, more than ever, demonstrated to me just how much more there is offered in a live concert than the plethora of recorded music we hear these days. Cambridge was the ideal place for performing the one of the items in the programme: ‘The Wasps Overture' for the composer Vaughan Williams wrote this music for a production of a satirical
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  • EEAST control rooms prepare for the coming winter pressures

    Published: Fri, 03/11/2017 17:02
    Preparations for winter are well underway with the recruitment and training of ambulance service control room staff. This week alone, three new dispatchers have been put through their paces in Chelmsford, with the Norwich office in Hellesdon welcoming four new call handlers at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST).
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  • Will your garden machinery be ready for next Spring in Ely?

    Published: Fri, 03/11/2017 16:08
    Book your garden machinery in now for a service or repair at Ernest Doe Littleport and save yourself some money and inconvenience. You would be surprised how many people wait for their grass to start growing in the spring before they think to have their lawn mower serviced or repaired. It means that our service department is inundated with requests
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  • Cost of agricultural inputs driven up by higher fuel price in Ely

    Published: Fri, 03/11/2017 15:06
    The average cost of agricultural production inputs has increased 4.92% in the past 12 months to September 2017, according to new figures. he main driver for the increase, according to Anglia Farmers' (AF) AgInflation Index, was fuel price.

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  • Lidl recalls its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil products because they contain salt crystals

    Published: Fri, 03/11/2017 13:08
    Lidl is recalling two varieties of its Sol & Mar Squid in Sunflower Oil sold because they contain salt crystals known as struvite which could present a safety risk.
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  • CCTV images released following attempted burglary in Sawtry

    Published: Fri, 03/11/2017 10:29
    Police have released CCTV images of men they want to speak with in connection with a burglary at a warehouse in Sawtry. The burglary happened at about 3.30am on Monday, 16 October, in Old Great North Road, near the Greenfields sports field.
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  • Police put on free cyber security event

    Published: Thu, 02/11/2017 17:03
    Small businesses are being encouraged to register for a free event which will offer advice around cyber security. Working in partnership with the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), Cambridgeshire Constabulary is holding an evening session in St Neots for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
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  • Enjoy this Bonfire Night in Ely responsibly

    Published: Thu, 02/11/2017 15:12
    That's the message from the Ely ambulance service ahead of a weekend of fireworks displays and bonfires. Every year, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is called to patients who have suffered firework or bonfire-related burns or injuries.
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  • Farming in Ely and Cambridgeshire can create more space for nature and reduce emissions, NFU says

    Published: Thu, 02/11/2017 13:04
    New domestic policy can enhance home-grown food production, the NFU has said. Improving farm productivity post-Brexit can have environmental benefits including the creation of more space for nature and greenhouse gas emission reduction, according to the NFU.

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  • Jail for 80-year-old dog owner

    Published: Thu, 02/11/2017 10:29
    Theresa Graves, 80, was walking the dog called Deefa in Estover Road, March, in June last year when she saw the victim playing in a front garden with her three-year-old sister and grandmother.
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  • Partnership looks at improving farming health and safety in Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Wed, 01/11/2017 10:24
    The NFU and HSE has urged farmers to share best practice and reduce risk on farm. The National Farmers' Union has teamed up with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to improve health and safety within the farming sector. 75 farmers and delegates attended a workshop held in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, which highlighted the importance of a proactive
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  • New Ely Patio and Fencing business booms

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 18:01
    The new Ely business DKB Patios and Fencing was started by Dan in March this year, 2017. Dan has over 15 years experience in the building trade and has specialised in patios and fencing in the Ely area. The DKB team prides themselves on a hard work ethic and attention to detail as demonstrated by their 100% satisfaction reviews.
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  • Benefit Cosmetics Recalls Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 16:58
    Benefit Cosmetics is committed to the highest levels of quality and doing what's right for our customers. Out of an abundance of caution, we are initiating a voluntary recall of our Gimme Brow product after discovering that recent batches of the product did not meet our stringent quality standards.
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  • Mary Berry's Horseradish Sauce recalled in Ely and Cambridgeshire

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 14:17
    RH Amar has identified a labelling error affecting Mary Berry's Horseradish Sauce 160g. The label does not declare the presence of sulphites making it unsuitable for people with a sensitivity to sulphites.
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  • Keep 'fatal' sky lanterns 'grounded' in Ely and Cambridgeshire this Halloween, warns RSPCA

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 08:21
    A warning has been issued about the dangers sky lanterns pose to animals as Britain prepares to mark Halloween. Sky, or ‘Chinese', lanterns, can be a popular part of the Halloween celebrations - but the RSPCA has reminded the public that they can be "fatal to animals".
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  • Victim of stabbing named

    Published: Tue, 31/10/2017 08:18
    A man who died after he was stabbed outside a pub in Cambourne at the weekend has been named. Officers were called at about 12.35am on Saturday (28 October) with reports of violence in Monkfield Lane and on arrival found two people had been stabbed.
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  • Farmers in Ely and Cambridgeshire 'will fail to produce food' if access to labour is restricted, CLA warns

    Published: Mon, 30/10/2017 17:02
    Reducing access to migrant labour for farming, horticulture and tourism jobs will have "devastating consequences" for the rural economy. The CLA, a rural organisation which represents around farmers, made the comment in a submission to the Migration Advisory Committee consultation looking at the UK's immigration system after Britain leaves the Euro
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  • Pressing the case for 5G in South East Cambridgeshire

    Published: Mon, 30/10/2017 13:00
    As the Government opens a funding competition for the development of 5G technology in the UK, Lucy Frazer MP has spent the last month building the case for South East Cambridgeshire to be included in the early stages of trialing and testing this exciting technology.
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  • Man in court for double stabbing murder

    Published: Mon, 30/10/2017 08:13
    A man is due to appear in court today charged with murder. Kai Nazir, 19, of The Crescent, St Neots has been charged with murder and grievous bodily harm with intent and will appear at Peterborough Magistrates Court this morning.
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  • Life long fascination leads to fine fused hand-made glass at Witchford, Ely

    Published: Sun, 29/10/2017 16:13
    From shapeless lumps of glass this wizard brings to life a menagerie of magical glass creatures. This experience as a child is what fuelled my life-long fascination with glass and, eventually, led to the development of my fused glass studio in Witchford, Ely.
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  • Be careful who you scare this Halloween in Ely

    Published: Sun, 29/10/2017 06:19
    Ely Trick-or-treaters are being urged to respect their neighbours this Halloween. October 31 is traditionally a night of fun and frolics with children dressed up as ghosts, witches and assorted monsters knocking on doors saying ‘Trick or Treat'. While many Ely householders are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits
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  • Man arrested for double stabbing

    Published: Sat, 28/10/2017 07:43
    A man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing in Cambourne. Emergency services were called to Monkfield Lane, Cambourne at about 12.35am today (28 October) with reports of violence.
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  • Burglary warning for Ely and Cambridgeshire as clocks go back

    Published: Fri, 27/10/2017 16:58
    Police are urging residents to check their home security as the clocks go back and the evenings start to draw in. With more homes empty after sunset, officers are concerned the number of burglaries could rise. However, an increase in crimes over the darker months could be avoided if homeowners take a few simple steps.
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  • Tesco in Ely sign British fruit and veg pledge to show support for farmers

    Published: Fri, 27/10/2017 15:07
    The UK's biggest retailer has pledged to create long-term partnerships with its growers. Tesco has signed up to a pledge to back British fruit and vegetable growers, becoming the latest retailer to show commitment to the British farming industry.
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  • Ely ambulance specialists leading the way in training for challenging major incidents

    Published: Fri, 27/10/2017 10:29
    Ambulance specialists in Elyare leading the way in training for challenging major incidents. The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) Special Operations team have been conducting a wide range of training with the Trust's specialised clinicians.
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