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  • Final written warning for PC Russ Coles

    Published: Fri, 19/01/2018 15:21
    A police officer has been handed a final written warning. PC Russ Coles, based in Peterborough, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and confidentiality at a hearing at Cambridgeshire Constabulary headquarters in Huntingdon today.
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  • Appeal for witnesses after collision between a car and a bicycle

    Published: Fri, 19/01/2018 13:51
    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a bicycle in Cambridge. The collision happened at about 5.30pm on Tuesday (16 January) in Perne Road. The cyclist, a woman in her 40s, was cycling along the road when the incident happened and the vehicle failed to stop.
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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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  • CCTV released following Cambridge assault

    Published: Thu, 18/01/2018 13:19
    Police investigating an assault in Cambridge on New Year's Day have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. The assault, which is believed to be sexually motivated, happened at about 3am in Milton's Walk close to Christ's Pieces.
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  • Four Cambridgeshire criminals ordered to pay back almost £500,000

    Published: Thu, 18/01/2018 08:11
    Four Cambridgeshire criminals have been made to pay back almost half a million pounds worth of money under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) following investigations by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). On Monday (15 January), Neil Riley, 53, and his wife Kim Riley, 54, both of Crowson Crescent, Peterborough, were ordered to pay
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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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  • CCTV appeal after armed robbery

    Published: Wed, 17/01/2018 13:14
    Police investigating an armed robbery have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to. At about 5pm yesterday (Tuesday, 16 January) two men with covered faces entered the One Stop convenience store in High Street, Buckden. One had a shotgun and demanded customers and staff lay on the floor while they took money from a safe and tills.
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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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  • Appeal for information following vandalism in Wisbech

    Published: Tue, 16/01/2018 17:01
    Two cars have been vandalised in Wisbech in an incident police are treating as a hate crime. At around 6.10am today (Tuesday 16 January), in Jasmine Close, a Mercedes A180 was damaged and set alight. In the same area a grey BMW 520i had its windows smashed and the word ‘Polish' sprayed on the side of the vehicle.
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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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  • GTR offers new travel support for passengers with communication difficulties

    Published: Tue, 16/01/2018 13:02
    Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is introducing sets of innovative rail travel access aids to support passengers who need help with communication, such as those who are hard of hearing or have language or learning difficulties. The Travel Support Card is for passengers to carry and show to rail staff when they travel. The card has a "How you can help
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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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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Rathlin Rose

    Published: Tue, 16/01/2018 08:02
    Last week was a quiet one with only three runners over the sticks and while it is a similar story to begin this week, things pick up with plenty of entries from midweek onwards. Looking back to last week, I thought Broadway Buffalo took a step in the right direction at Taunton when a close fifth in the staying handicap chase. Following a long
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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 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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