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  • Fourth arrest made in March death

    Published: Sat, 21/04/2018 11:07
    A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man at a property in March. Police were called to the incident in Creek Road, March, on Wednesday (18 April) evening. A post mortem examination found the man had significant head trauma, however, the cause of death remains unexplained. Further forensic tests will now be carried out.
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  • Ely Strawberry Recipes from School Farm Strawberries

    Published: Sat, 21/04/2018 08:50
    As a small arable farmer, and jack-of-all-trades most of the time, I grow milling wheat, oats, oilseed rape, potatoes, and a small area of strawberries. When I took the farm near Ely on in 2009, the previous tenants had left 2 poly-tunnels, I bought them and there was born School Farm Strawberries. I have been growing, picking and distributing
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  • Ely Sainsbury's recall batch of sliced beetroot as may contain glass

    Published: Fri, 20/04/2018 17:09
    Sainsbury's is recalling a batch of its Sliced Beetroot sold in jars because the product may contain small pieces of glass. The presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk. No other Sainsbury's products are known to be affected.
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  • Man charged following fatal collision

    Published: Fri, 20/04/2018 15:08
    A man has been charged following a fatal crash on the B1040 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey, on 1st August 2017. Dale Smith, 30, of Front Road, Murrow, Wisbech, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death whilst driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with his driving licence, aggravated vehicle taking, burglary
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  • Witchford Open Spaces Group Update, April 2018

    Published: Fri, 20/04/2018 13:02
    Open Spaces Group volunteers trimmed the hedge alongside the playing fields in Bedwell Hey Lane, reaching the parts inaccessible to the flail cutter in February. The volunteers also cleared leaf litter and weeds from the edge of the village hall car park, and carried out a litter-pick along the length of the hedge. Members of Team D carted away the
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  • Ely ECDC meeting passes motion on plastic purge

    Published: Fri, 20/04/2018 11:04
    East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) has unanimously passed a motion committing to reduce single use plastics and to encourage others in the district to do the same. At the Full Council meeting held last night in Ely (Thursday 19th April), the Council agreed to endorse the Government's initiative "A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to
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  • Nevis Bakery recalls Empire Biscuits because of undeclared egg

    Published: Fri, 20/04/2018 10:26
    Nevis Bakery is recalling Empire Biscuits because they contain egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. No other Nevis Bakery products are known to be affected.
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  • Minister agrees to review sentencing for fly-tipping

    Published: Fri, 20/04/2018 08:12
    The government will review sentencing for those found guilty of fly-tipping waste in the countryside after a parliamentary Committee explored the issue. Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday (17 April), Environment Minister Therese Coffey defended the Government's record.
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  • Three charged following ram raids across the eastern region

    Published: Thu, 19/04/2018 17:16
    Two men and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with four ram raids across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire following an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). Charlie Oakley, 25, of George Street, Shefford, Tony Smith, 18, of Cadwin Field Schole Road, Willingham, and a 16-year-old boy from Market
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  • Final warning following misconduct hearing

    Published: Thu, 19/04/2018 15:11
    A Police person has been given a final warning following a misconduct hearing. PC Rowan Huskisson, based at headquarters in Huntingdon, was today (18 April) found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct. The panel found no case to answer in
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  • Ely Cathedral Business Fair, Ely Cathedral, 24th April 2018

    Published: Thu, 19/04/2018 13:01
    Ely holds one of the region's biggest businesses fairs with over 100 businesses exhibiting their goods and services in the awe inspiring surroundings of Ely Cathedral. Join us for workshops, networking, a glass of wine and lively conversation with Louise Nicholls, Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food Sustainability & Food Packaging at Marks
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire motorists warned to take care on rural roads as pothole problem worsens

    Published: Thu, 19/04/2018 10:27
    Motorists should take extra care as prolonged harsh weather and limited highway maintenance programmes are taking their toll on countryside routes. There are growing fears of further damage to road surfaces due to prolonged freezes and flooding. NFU Mutual, the UK's rural insurer, said the recent severe weather and limited highway maintenance
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  • Ely Office Grand Opening at Fraser Dawbarns Solicitors

    Published: Wed, 18/04/2018 17:19
    Fraser Dawbarns solicitors continues to expand, with the grand opening of its fifth office, located in Ely, taking place on 20th April 2018. Local Ely MP Lucy Frazer will be officially opening the office on Friday, but staff are already hard at work there and ready to help you out with your legal needs - from buying a house, to making a will, to
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  • Farmers told to inspire next generation of farmers by hosting school days

    Published: Wed, 18/04/2018 15:12
    Farmers are called to get involved in Open Farm School Days to inform and inspire the next generation about farming and all it delivers. Running throughout June, the nationwide initiative by Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) aims to get children and young people out onto farms and learn about where their food comes from, how it is grown and
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  • Rehabilitation for young woman who stabbed boyfriend

    Published: Wed, 18/04/2018 13:02
    A young woman who stabbed her partner has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to complete a rehabilitation order by a court. Emily Coldrick, 20, of Chalkwells Way in Trumpington, Cambridge, was arrested on the morning of 26 March last year (2017) after a row with her 25-year-old boyfriend resulted in her stabbing him in the shoulder
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  • Man gets eight years for assault

    Published: Wed, 18/04/2018 10:27
    A man who knocked out two men, seriously injuring one of them, during an assault in Cambridge has been jailed for eight years. Pouria Sadjadi, 25, of Cadwin Field, Cambridge, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday 16th April. The assaults happened on 16 September last year, during the early hours outside the taxi rank in St Andrew's
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  • Appeal to locate car used in Isleham ram raids

    Published: Tue, 17/04/2018 17:26
    Policeare appealing for information to locate a vehicle in connection with a ram raid in Isleham this morning (Tuesday 17 April). The incident took place at the Co-op in Mill Street at about 4.35am. Officers want to locate a dark Audi estate, described as sporty, possibly an ‘RS' or ‘S' model, with an index of ‘YM55FHH', however it is possible the
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  • Appeal following arson in March

    Published: Tue, 17/04/2018 17:21
    Police are appealing for information after five lorries were set on fire in March. Emergency services were called to a waste and recycling centre in Hostmoor Avenue in March on Friday (13 April) at about 10.10pm. Five lorries, each worth about £100,000, were damaged in the blaze and there was extensive damage to the recycling centre.
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  • Restraining order for man who verbally abused woman

    Published: Tue, 17/04/2018 15:16
    A man who verbally abused a woman on her own driveway has been handed a restraining order. Jonathan Reed, 34, of Church Road, Teversham, Cambridge pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. On 1 August last year, Reed waited for his victim to finish work then blocked her onto her driveway in
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  • Counterfeit goods trader jailed after failing to pay back ill-gotten gains

    Published: Tue, 17/04/2018 13:07
    A man who traded counterfeit goods at a Wisbech market more than 10 years ago has been jailed for a further eight months after he failed to pay back almost £30,000 of his illicit profits. Barrie Wilton, 65, of Guanockgate Road, Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire, was initially sentenced to nine months imprisonment in 2007 after being convicted of
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