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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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  • Ely Museum needs your views

    Published: Wed, 15/11/2017 17:04
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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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  • 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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  • Alsatian rescued from mud by fire crew

    Published: Fri, 27/10/2017 17:14
    On Friday (27th October) at 7.53am, one crew from Wisbech, one crew from March and a rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe were called to rescue an Alsatian which had become stuck up to the neck in mud in Long Drive, Coldham.
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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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  • Ellgia welcome Emily White, Ely Group Marketing Specialist

    Published: Tue, 24/10/2017 16:48
    Ellgia is delighted to welcome Emily White to the Ely company as our Group Marketing Specialist. It's a new key appointment within Ely and Ellgia along with a sign of our commitment to the continuous improvement in our marketing, communications and brand.
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  • Advertise with the online newspaper in Ely

    Published: Tue, 24/10/2017 09:56
    We are the local news site for Ely; we will publish articles for free if you have an advert which is less than £10 per week. AboutMyArea has been selected by Google News (only a few on-line papers have been chosen by Google). We have also been one of the few online papers to be selected by the BBC for local news.
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  • Ely Apple Festival 2017 is truly scrumptious

    Published: Sat, 21/10/2017 18:26
    Ely welcomed apple experts from the East of England Apples and Orchard Project for the 17th apple event. Ely folk flocked to the Ely Cathedral Palace Green to see a vast array of apples and apple related activities. Watergull Orchards kindly supplied apples and bottles of juice for the various competitions and had over 25 varieties of apples
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  • Ely will join amnesty to tackle knife crime, October 2017

    Published: Sat, 21/10/2017 16:25
    Amnesty bins will be located at Ely police station along with others in the county next week as part of a national initiative to tackle knife crime. Police forces across the country will take part in Operation Sceptre, allowing members of the public to hand in knives without prosecution.
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  • Ely Fitness Clubs victorious at Isle of Ely potato races 2017

    Published: Sat, 21/10/2017 06:08
    Ely High Street was packed with spectators for the hotly contested races. The Ely potato races took place from 11am Saturday morning with competitors from the Ely area ready to chip away at the half mile course along the High Street with 20kg bags of spuds on their backs. Hundreds of spectators egged on the potato carrying athletes in the crisp
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  • Man sexually assaulted young girl as she slept

    Published: Fri, 20/10/2017 17:58
    A man has been jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a young girl while she slept. Raymond Daly, 43, denied the offence, which happened at a property in Cambridge in the early part of last year. However, he was found guilty of sexual assault of a girl under 13 at Cambridge Crown Court last week and on Wednesday (18 October)
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  • Ely Cathedral hosts successful Skills Fair 2017

    Published: Fri, 20/10/2017 10:43
    Last week saw a busy day for students in East Cambridgeshire as many gathered in the impressive Ely Cathedral for this year's Skills Fair. The day saw 800 students from schools and colleges throughout the district visit the cathedral to explore careers opportunities with representatives from a range of professions.
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  • Children in Ely invited to get creative this half term

    Published: Thu, 19/10/2017 15:24
    Youngsters in Ely and Cambridgeshire are invited to dig out their paints, pastels, pens and pencils and get creative this half term. As part of The Big Draw Festival this month, which promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, Ely and Cambridgeshire Constabulary have launched their own art competition.
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  • Brexit: Ely and Cambridgeshire NFU releases document outlining new domestic agricultural policy

    Published: Thu, 19/10/2017 12:59
    NFU President Meurig Raymond said the document is "what farming and Britain needs". The National Farmers' Union has released a new document outlining what it would like the government to adopt as part of a new domestic agricultural policy.
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  • Ely MP, Lucy Frazer, Questions Home Secretary on Powers to Deal with Travellers

    Published: Thu, 19/10/2017 12:48
    Ely MP Lucy Frazer, this week questioned the Home Secretary on what more could be done to deal with travellers setting up camp illegally on other people's land. The question was posed during Home Office Questions on Monday and was prompted by recent problems experienced by farmers in the constituency in Fordham, Kennett and Burwell.
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  • Jail for man who murdered his girlfriend

    Published: Thu, 19/10/2017 10:16
    A Lithuanian man who murdered his long-term girlfriend has been jailed for at least 17 years. Kestutis Bauzys, 46, was told by the judge at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (18 October) that he would spend a minimum of 17-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty.
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  • New Ely and Cambridgeshire ambulance response standards are now live

    Published: Thu, 19/10/2017 09:06
    Ambulance staff have been praised for their commitment to ensuring new response standards went live today (Wednesday, 18th October). The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) announced that it has today implemented the new Government approved categories for how emergency calls are triaged, responded to and reported.
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  • Man jailed for murder

    Published: Wed, 18/10/2017 17:11
    A man who launched an attack during a row over drugs has been jailed for 18 years. Mitchell Bird, 29, of Cox Close, Wisbech, was handed the sentence at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (17 October) after previously being found guilty of the murder of Bradley Carter.
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  • Ely Care Home helps older people, including people with dementia

    Published: Wed, 18/10/2017 14:32
    Vera James House in Ely recognises the right of people to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity at all stages of their lives. The Ely care home for older people is in the centre of Ely with 42 en-suite rooms, including a dementia care wing.
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