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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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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