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  • Ely glass company can help you change with the weather

    Published: Wed, 17/10/2018 11:38
    As the weather changes, you might need to look at your windows and their performance. N&C glass in Ely can offer you the most up to date window designs, materials and with the latest technology available. Your windows might need replacing through age, but there is also the option of simply, and more economically, to just change changing the glass.
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  • More Ely and District Cycling Club take part in Cyclocross

    Published: Wed, 17/10/2018 10:24
    Despite the heavy rain, which made the grassy course very heavy going for the riders, five Ely and District Cycling Club riders took part in the race. In the Under 12s Kieran Vanhoutte had one of his best results of the season so far finishing in 15th place. In the Under 14s race Isaac Barton finished in 28th place. Moving onto the older age
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Recyle your shredded paper and cardboard

    Published: Wed, 17/10/2018 06:34
    Do you regularly have used cardboard that needs to be cleared from your premises? Acorn Waste has the capability to collect cardboard that may otherwise go to landfill, converting it to reusable material which can be used as a raw material in the manufacture of new products. Under current government commitments landfill tax is set to continue to
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Teaser

    Published: Tue, 16/10/2018 10:19
    The rain finally arrived last week with a vengeance and with the downpours came an abundance of winter runners. Chepstow must have been pleased with their turn-out for their season opening meeting on Saturday and Sunday with the wet weather arriving just in time to give them the first ‘proper' jumping ground of the new season. Although we were not
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  • Ely Cathedral Hosts Busy Skills Fair

    Published: Tue, 16/10/2018 09:50
    Once again this week Ely Cathedral hosted more than one thousand school pupils to explore a range of dream jobs at an enormous Skills Fair organised by Ely College in close collaboration with The Skills Service, East Cambs District Council and Ely Schools Partnership. Students from schools and colleges across East Cambridgeshire were invited to the
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  • Ely stone cleaning company know their stone

    Published: Mon, 15/10/2018 16:57
    When you are looking for the services of a professional stone cleaner/restorer, they should always be familiar with the basic geology of stone. This is a very important point to consider when you are choosing the right company to look after your stone floors. Our Remarkerble team have extensive knowledge in the hard floors that we clean and
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  • Jaguar restored to former glory by new company near Ely

    Published: Sat, 13/10/2018 06:23
    New company near Ely repairs a damaged Jaguar after unforeseen accident. When your vehicle is damaged it often a case of despair and anguish. Questions flood into your head about options that all too often seem rather unappealing, do you claim on insurance (meaning your premium will never be the same again and you will have to pay the excess anyway
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  • Ely Solicitors Has New Family Lawyer

    Published: Fri, 12/10/2018 09:52
    Fraser Dawbarns in Ely are delighted to announce that family law specialist Jackie Jessiman has joined the firm. Operating from their Ely and March offices, Jackie will be bringing over 20 years' experience and a wealth of expertise to the residents of Ely and March. Having worked at law firms in Cambridge and Reading, Jackie is experienced in
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  • Further round of funding for small grants scheme confirmed

    Published: Thu, 11/10/2018 17:33
    A further £30 million funding towards the small grants scheme for farmers has been confirmed today by the Government. Defra has committed the financial boost towards the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS). The scheme helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity and increase yields. Grants of
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  • Ely Rotary Club help Indonesian Earthquake and Tsumani victims

    Published: Tue, 09/10/2018 13:21
    The Rotary Club of Ely are sending a Shelter Box, to the stricken families in the disaster area of Indonesia. Each Shelter Box typically contains a ten man tent designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, water purification kit, blankets, tools and other necessities to help a family survive after a disaster.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Hard Ground

    Published: Tue, 09/10/2018 10:23
    Despite the promise of some rain last week, it never really materialised with just over 4mm falling at Pond House throughout the course of the entire weekend. It certainly wasn't enough to save Exeter who were hoping to host their season opening meeting this coming Thursday. Unfortunately with the ground officially firm (hard in places) at the end
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  • Ely win a tough physical encounter with Wisbech

    Published: Mon, 08/10/2018 04:23
    A tough and physical encounter with Wisbech saw the Ely end up on top. The opposition started off the stronger side. Consistent possession led to Ely conceding two penalties early on with Wisbech converting both. Ely came back with a penalty of their own and just before the end of the half Charlie Coupland ran a storming line and slipped straight
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  • Chimney fire, Hundred Foot Bank near Ely

    Published: Fri, 05/10/2018 10:40
    On Friday (5th Septemer) at 12.03am, one crew from Ely was called to a chimney fire on Hundred Foot Bank, Oxlode. Firefighters used small gear and a rod to extinguish the fire, before returning to their station by 1.40am. A fire service spokesperson said: "Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and brickwork inspected at least once a year.
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  • Ely MP Calls on Roads Minister to Intervene on Behalf of Residents Affected by A14 Works

    Published: Fri, 05/10/2018 10:27
    MP for South East Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer, has written to Roads Minister, Jesse Nor-man MP, to ask for his intervention regarding works on the A14. The letter states that following months liaising with Highways England in an effort to improve the situation for residents, the ongoing concerns have now made it necessary to escalate the matter.
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  • Ely and Cambridgehire: Appeal for public to report drink and drug drivers

    Published: Wed, 03/10/2018 17:21
    Police are asking for the public's help in targeting motorists who drive under the influence of drink and drugs. Sergeant Ian Manley, casualty reduction officer in the BCH Road Policing Unit, said: "People may be reading this and have concerns about someone they know who may be drink driving, or notice someone who regularly drives their vehicle
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club weekend race reports

    Published: Wed, 03/10/2018 07:03
    This weekend's racing started rather inauspiciously for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club with John Manlow's race in the VTTA 50 mile time trial being cancelled part way through the event. The race had to be stopped due to a road traffic accident unrelated to the racing in which a car left the carriageway resulting in the road being
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Golden Oldies

    Published: Tue, 02/10/2018 10:24
    With the unusually dry weather conditions of late and no rain in the immediate weather forecast the ground at the tracks remains unseasonably fast. People often forget that this can happen and it will be a few more weeks before the winter horses from Pond House will be reappearing. Consequently we have had relatively few runners, while there is a
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  • Ely RUFC showed heart to beat Thetford away with a shortage of players

    Published: Mon, 01/10/2018 05:48
    Ely gained a penalty and opted to kick for the corner. The ball came out to Sam Benzie from the line-out and he scurried through the opposition defence to touch down for a converted try. The Tigers then lost players to injury nearing the end of the half and Thetford took advantage of this and touched down twice within minutes of each other after
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  • Woman named following fatal A10 Ely Road collision

    Published: Fri, 28/09/2018 15:49
    Police have named a woman who died in a collision on the A10 Ely Road yesterday afternoon (27th September). Joan Matthews, 75, of Chestnut Way, Mepal, died when the silver Honda Jazz she was driving was involved in a collision with an articulated lorry. Her family said: "We are absolutely devastated at the loss of a wonderful Mother, mother in law
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  • The Moore Hair Company in Ely welcomes thier new apprentice

    Published: Fri, 28/09/2018 07:29
    2 years of hard work and training has paid off, with Charlotte now working within the salon in her new role as Junior Stylist in Ely. The combined efforts of her work colleagues and Tracy Gardiner, the tutor and assessor of Cambridge Regional College has been key to Charlotte's success. The Ely salon has a great relationship with CRC and in fact
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  • Carp introduced at Head Fen Lakes and Fisheries near Ely

    Published: Tue, 25/09/2018 18:30
    The Fisheries, located at Head Fen between Ely and Littleport, have worked closely with Sports and Leisure Fisheries in Shropshire to bring a new species to avid anglers in the area. The F1 has joined other Carp species currently in Snake Lake to extend the current feeding season. The F1 Carp is a hybrid species between crucian and common carp and
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  • Ely displayed a solid performance at home against Crusaders

    Published: Mon, 24/09/2018 05:47
    Ely Tigers were a different team in the first half compared to last week. The flowing rugby meant they would cross the white wash early on. Ever-present Luke Turner scored a characteristic try after the ball was shipped wide. Joel Scott Paul added another converted try of a similar vein moments later.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Timeforben

    Published: Tue, 18/09/2018 10:18
    There was a somewhat truncated National Hunt programme last week with the jumps action finishing on Wednesday and as such we were limited to just the three runners. They were spread far and wide with Dell' Arca contesting the Kerry National at the Listowel Festival in Ireland. I am pleased to report that the horses continue to perform well as the
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  • A night to forget for Ely Tigers away at West Norfolk

    Published: Mon, 17/09/2018 07:21
    Ely's opposition were fired up from start. The ball travelled back and forth for the first ten minutes with both sides conceding penalties. West Norfolk then broke through on the wing and touched down for a converted try. Ely answered with a penalty soon after through the boot of Joel Scott Paul. The Tigers continued to play in the opposition half
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Jac Proves A Bargain

    Published: Tue, 11/09/2018 13:17
    There were only three runners from Pond House last week (and two of those were on the flat), but I am pleased to report that the horses continue in good form and we were back among the winners again with the success of Jacbequick on the level at Ffos Las. With the bulk of the horses at the stables continuing their preparations ahead of the core
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, A Few Good Runs

    Published: Tue, 28/08/2018 06:23
    It was a particularly pleasing comeback and stable debut from Midnight Sapphire who finishes second at Newton Abbot. We had her in the yard a while but a few little setbacks have kept her off the track for 18 months. Her owner/breeders have been very patient and it was great to reward them with a good effort. She showed a very willing attitude keep
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, 50% Strike Rate

    Published: Tue, 21/08/2018 10:11
    It was a good week for the yard with the stable enjoying a couple of winners from just four runners, which is considerably more success than we enjoyed on the golf course when playing in the Jim Old charity golf day at Marlborough last Monday! With a visit to the yard from the South West Hereford Association on Sunday, it has certainly been a
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  • Ely and District Cycle Club: First Open Win For Palgrave

    Published: Tue, 21/08/2018 09:18
    Three members of the Ely and District Cycle Club took part in the 10 mile time trial organised by Norwich CC on Saturday afternoon which took place on the B10/3b course between Attleborough and Snetterton. Dan Bromilow was the fastest of the three Ely and District Cycle Club finishing in a time of 21 minutes 22 seconds, followed by Martin Holmes
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  • On and off-road action for Ely riders

    Published: Tue, 14/08/2018 10:27
    This weekend saw another mixture of road and off-road racing for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club. Five Ely members turned up to race at the ECCA event held on the E2/10 course near Newmarket, with Darran Bennett once again proving to be the fastest Ely rider on the day with a time of 20:42. Second fastest was John Manlow with a time of
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Rain at Last

    Published: Mon, 13/08/2018 17:34
    With the jumps racing action having taken a mini-break over the last few days we have been quiet on the runner's front. We did have one runner on the flat at Haydock with Acker Bilk on Thursday. He was making his yard debut and although disappointing, jockey David Probert was not too negative and he thought are gelding did not really ‘let himself
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  • Vype eTank Pro e-Cigarette sold in Ely Sainsbury's has been recalled

    Published: Mon, 13/08/2018 15:08
    Vype have advised us that a small number of consumers have brought to their attention some issues with their Vype eTank Pro device. These issues relate to the potential for the battery to short circuit in particular product batches, which may pose a fire risk. VYPE are asking any customers who purchased a device or a standalone battery for the Vype
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  • Ely Cyclists Take on Kings Lynn 25

    Published: Wed, 08/08/2018 17:08
    There was a good turn out of Ely riders on Saturday at the Kings Lynn CC time trial held on the B25/33 course near Downham Market, with eight members of the EDCC taking part in the event. The fastest Ely rider on the day was once again Darran Bennett, the only EDCC member to complete the 25 mile course in less than an hour with a time of 56 minutes
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  • Ely Rotary Club Welcomes New President

    Published: Wed, 08/08/2018 10:23
    The Rotary Club of Ely welcomed their new President when immediate past President Viv Doji handed over the jewel to President Richard Tyler. Richard joined the Club in 1979 and is now serving his second term as President. In 2019 Richard will have the pleasure of leading the club in their 80th year as the Rotary Club in Ely, which was inaugurated
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, End of Summer Holiday

    Published: Tue, 07/08/2018 17:19
    Today marks the final day before National Hunt racing's eight day summer holiday and we head into the sabbatical with a couple of runners at Newton Abbot this afternoon. Even though there were no runners from the stable last week, we were still busy getting the remaining horses in from their summer holidays, purchasing horses and continuing with
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  • Ely Burglar sentenced to three years

    Published: Mon, 06/08/2018 15:18
    A man who burgled a house in Ely was caught soon after when a member of the public reported him falling around and "out of control" on drugs. Stephen Neal, 31, broke into the house in Lynn Road between 1am and 7am on Friday 30 March by forcing open French doors. He stole a UK Passport, a driving license and a wallet containing £200. At just after
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  • Ely Rotary loses a Lady

    Published: Tue, 31/07/2018 13:04
    Gillian Brady, a member of The Rotary Club of Ely for the past 12 years, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on 29th June, and was cremated at Fenway Crematorium on Friday 27th July. Preceding this, a sung Requiem Mass was said at a packed St Etheldreda's RC Church in Ely. The reception was held at their home in Witcham.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club compete in 10 mile races

    Published: Tue, 31/07/2018 08:11
    Members of the Ely and District Cycling Club were racing in two different 10 mile races on Saturday. Five Ely club members went to take part in the Chronos RT race on the F2A/10 course near Cambourne. The conditions were far from ideal, with a strong wind and hot temperatures, but Darran Bennett overcame the adverse conditions to post a time of
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  • Stay cool in Ely and Cambridgeshire this summer with N&C Glass

    Published: Thu, 26/07/2018 11:34
    The Ely glazing company have a number of options to help you keep cool this summer. With the heatwave in Ely and Cambridgeshire not looking to subside in the near future there are things that one can do to help stay cool. Double glazing which is more than 5 years old does not have the more modern attributes that stop the heat coming through.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Running well

    Published: Tue, 24/07/2018 10:26
    The horses continue to run well without quite getting their heads in front which is certainly frustrating. However, exasperating as it is, at least they are in decent form - it would be considerably worse if the horses were underperforming. With a dearth of jumps fixtures we only had four runners over the sticks last week with Timeforben narrowly
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  • New Ely Plumbing and Heating Service in Cambridgeshire

    Published: Tue, 24/07/2018 05:29
    Daniel Lawrence Plumbing and Heating has been formed in the local Ely area. Daniel has 20 years experience and is gas certified. He and his team daily basis carry out boiler servicing and repairs including full boiler installs. They also carry out all aspects of plumbing from small repairs to new bathroom installs including showers taps baths
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  • Ely's Green Flags flying high for another year

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 17:49
    Keep Britain Tidy's green flags will continue to fly high in Jubilee Gardens and Ely Country Park thanks to the hard work of volunteers and East Cambridgeshire District Council's open spaces team. Ely Country Park and Jubilee Gardens have received recognition from Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag Award for 2018 this week, which recognises them as
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  • Ely College hosts Adult Learning and Skills Awards

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 17:24
    The Rotary Club of Ely are pleased to have again been part sponsor of the Adult Learning and Skills Awards, held on July 11th. Ely College hosted this special event at which six awards were presented to well deserving individuals and groups from around the area.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club, Zena breaks Club Record

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 14:09
    The weekend's racing started early for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club with four riders taking part in the VTTA race on the E2/10 course on Thursday 12th July. With warm and still conditions the stage was set for some fast times, and making the most of the conditions Darran Bennett continued his run of blisteringly fast times, breaking
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Summer Sun

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 08:18
    With the sun continuing to beat down, it is perhaps a good job that the jumps programme is a little truncated at present. Having said that, with advances in technology and watering techniques the course officials have on the whole been doing an excellent job of providing a good, safe and consistent surface for these summer jumps fixtures to be held
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  • Ely drug dealer jailed for three years

    Published: Mon, 16/07/2018 14:49
    A drug dealer from Ely who evaded arrest and sent police on a chase around Cambridge has been sentenced to three years in prison. On 15 February 2017, officers were carrying out routine patrols in the area of Coronation Street following an increase in concerns around drug dealing. Nico Bishop, 23, was stopped due to him acting suspiciously when
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  • Ely Aquafest, 'Thank You' from the Rotary Club of Ely

    Published: Thu, 12/07/2018 10:21
    On behalf of the Rotary Clubs of Ely I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in this year's Aquafest. Despite scorching heat the people of Ely came out once again to support it. The crowd was entertained by amazing local acts. The Raft Race attracted a high number of rafts, and the water events thrilled us again. Aquafest takes nearly a
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  • Review of Clare Hammond's piano recital in Ely Cathedral

    Published: Wed, 11/07/2018 07:53
    Clare Hammond's piano recital was no ordinary event. A varied and in many cases a highly demanding programme kept the listeners in awe. Clare has amazing technique. Note-perfect, her touch made it possible to distinguish easily between a smooth rippling background and strong thematic material. No matter how complex the work, Clare made clear sense
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Clare raises £1,900

    Published: Tue, 10/07/2018 13:02
    Indeed, we only had four runners under rules, while Iniciar and Clare Wyatt were our much publicised representatives in the charity race at Newton Abbot on Friday. Jumps fixtures for the week ahead are once again looking a little thin on the ground so we may have a rare flat runner or two later in the week.
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  • Green Wood Tree Surgery Get Even Greener

    Published: Tue, 10/07/2018 10:19
    During the company trip to the annual ‘Arb show' held at The National Arboretum in Gloucestershire in May, one type of product particularly stood out. Battery powered tools have developed greatly in the time they have been available. Battery and motor technology has improved leaps and bounds in recent years making battery powered chainsaws a
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club members achieve more Personal Bests

    Published: Tue, 10/07/2018 08:40
    On Saturday four members of the Ely and District Cycling Club took part in the Norwich ABC race on the B10/43 course near Bungay. Darran Bennett was the fastest Ely rider, continuing his recent run of imperious form by completing the 10 mile course in a time of 21 minutes and 51 seconds. Martin Holmes was the second fastest Ely rider on the day
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  • Supermarkets have recalled bags of frozen vegetables over listeria fears

    Published: Mon, 09/07/2018 10:26
    Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd has taken the precautionary step of voluntarily recalling various frozen vegetable products because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes. Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd has provided an amended product list, detailed below. The products listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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  • Review of ‘A Celebration of Peace' in Ely Cathedral on Wednesday 4th July 2018

    Published: Mon, 09/07/2018 08:01
    Ely Cathedral was a magnificent setting for the ‘A Celebration of Peace' to commemorate the end of WW1. The whole event was a masterpiece of music and of organization. This mammoth concert held us spellbound as we revelled in the unmistakeable style and harmonies of Ralph Vaughan William's music. Taking part were a number of choirs: the American
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  • Review of Ely Choral Society's Summer Concert 2018

    Published: Mon, 09/07/2018 08:00
    This must be one of Ely Choral Society's most interesting concerts. A fascinating mixture of lively intriguing pieces made up the programme and it was impressive to note that the choir willingly tackled singing in other languages too. The quality of the music overall was first class. Ely Choral Society was in fine voice, as expected, and Ely Youth
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  • Have you seen missing Robert from Ely?

    Published: Sun, 08/07/2018 11:39
    Police are appealing for the public's help to locate 77-year-old Robert Bryers who has gone missing from his home in Ely. Robert was last seen leaving his house on foot in Fieldside at about 10am this morning (Saturday 7 July). He is described as white, 6' tall, slim with white/grey hair, a grey beard and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, light
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  • Green Wood Tree Surgery attend Ely Aquafest 2018

    Published: Thu, 05/07/2018 17:29
    Green Wood Tree Surgery were proud to attend this year's Aqua fest, organised by the Rotary Club Of Ely. We entered our first raft in the race. The whole team were involved in sourcing materials, designing, building and testing the raft. On the very sunny Sunday morning the team met at the slip way opposite the marina to launch our raft alongside
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  • Public urged to help combat hare coursing

    Published: Wed, 04/07/2018 17:26
    Members of the public are being urged to look out for the county's rural communities by reporting hare coursing incidents. The hare coursing season traditionally begins in September when fields across Cambridgeshire have been harvested and ploughed, making them the perfect ground for the illegal blood sport.
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  • Friendly police presence in Ely for World Cup quarter-final

    Published: Wed, 04/07/2018 13:09
    There will be an increased police presence in Ely and Cambridge city centre this Saturday as England play in the World Cup quarter-final. Officers have been working with pubs and partner agencies, including local authorities and the Crown Prosecution Service, to prevent any problems and take action if necessary. There have been no major football
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  • Rosemary Westwell launches new book at Ely Arts Festival Writers' Day

    Published: Wed, 04/07/2018 10:06
    Author Rosemary Westwell launched her latest book at Ely Arts Festival Writers' Day in Witchford last Saturday. When her grandson, Harry, asked her to tell him some stories from ‘the olden days', she put pen to paper and wrote a book of tales of her childhood in Tasmania. She describes this little Australian girl who demanded to learn the piano at
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Racing Staff Week 2018

    Published: Tue, 03/07/2018 10:26
    Today marks the beginning of Racing Staff Week, an initiative started by that fabulous charitable organisation, Racing Welfare. It was created to highlight the important work done by the people at the grassroots of the sport and to thank them for their tireless hard work and unending dedication to their charges. Without these people, the sport that
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  • Time Trials, MTB and Road racing for Ely Cyclists

    Published: Tue, 03/07/2018 05:13
    John Manlow was the sole member of the Ely & District Cycling Club taking part in a time trial this weekend, racing in the Finsbury Park 50 on the F1B/50 course near Biggleswade on Sunday. Manlow continued his recent run of good form and completed the 50 mile course in just under two hours, finishing in a time of 1:59:52 and 22nd place on the day.
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  • Ely Company wins national award for Independent Operator of the Year

    Published: Mon, 02/07/2018 12:36
    Ellgia was awarded Independent Operator of the Year and were up against a tough category with eleven other nominations. The award recognises exceptional customer service, market innovation, growth and high performance. Ellgia was able to demonstrate improvement of resource management and show practical awareness of its role in driving resource
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  • Farmers urged to review water usage amid heatwave

    Published: Mon, 02/07/2018 05:37
    Farmers and growers are being reminded to review their water usage as temperatures hit record highs this week. With just half a day without water meaning disaster for a crop of cucumbers - continuity of water supply is essential for crop growth, especially for those grown in nurseries.
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  • Ely Company win Independent Operator of the Year at the MRW National Recycling Awards

    Published: Sun, 01/07/2018 06:25
    Ellgia in Ely win national award for Independent Operator of the Year at the MRW National Recycling Awards. Ellgia was awarded Independent Operator of the Year and were up against a tough category with eleven other nominations. The award recognises exceptional customer service, market innovation, growth and high performance. Ellgia was able to
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: 'Digital dark age', Rural businesses held back by poor mobile coverage

    Published: Fri, 29/06/2018 15:16
    Rural businesses held back by poor mobile phone coverage say they are being kept in a "digital dark age" because of the reluctance of network operators to invest in the countryside. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) told an influential group of MPs that Ofcom must force mobile operators to make 4G connectivity available for all
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  • Dry conditions mean risk of 'countryside inferno

    Published: Thu, 28/06/2018 13:02
    Tinder dry conditions are putting the farms at high risk of devastating fires and risk causing a "countryside inferno", a leading rural insurer has warned. NFU Mutual is concerned that the current heat wave could lead to grassland and arable crop fires, putting lives at risk and costing millions of pounds in damaged crops and machinery. Because of
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  • Vets and government to investigate cause of 'extremely rare' dog disease

    Published: Tue, 26/06/2018 13:01
    A private veterinary group is coordinating an investigation into the cause of a rare and relatively new dog disease following further confirmed cases. With the support from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), the government will look into the disease, which affects dogs. Alabama Rot, known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy
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  • Prolific Ely and Waterbeach burglar jailed

    Published: Mon, 25/06/2018 17:23
    A prolific burglar has been jailed after admitting a spree of ten offences in Waterbeach and Ely earlier this year. Peter Smith, 35, committed the offences during a three-week period in February, stealing jewellery, cash and bank cards. Nine of the burglaries were in Waterbeach and one in Ely.
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  • Ricky Rodwell Charity Fishing Match near Ely, 24th June 2018

    Published: Mon, 25/06/2018 14:19
    Results Ricky Rodwell Charity Fishing match held on Snake Lake on Sunday 24th June. Sutton Angling Club held a fishing match on Trevs lake on Sunday 24th June.
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  • Witchford Open Spaces Group Update, June 2018

    Published: Mon, 25/06/2018 10:26
    In May volunteers carried out maintenance on the 70 m boundary hedgerow planted last year, weeding around the hedge plants, and trimming to encourage the hedge to thicken. The planting has been successful as very few of the hedge plants have died, and growth last and this season has been strong. Any gaps will be filled with replacement plants in
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  • Ely Cathedral's Flower Festival Octagon Mirror Sponsored by Local Glazing Company

    Published: Fri, 22/06/2018 20:49
    Ely's N&C Glass have proudly made and supplied the octagonal mirror for Ely Cathedral's Flower Festival. Ely Cathedral has the Flower Festival once every five years, with 100 exhibits and more than 50,000 blooms being demonstrated from experts in the East. Ely Cathedral's Octagon is well known for it's magnificence and was originally made from 8
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  • Lucy Frazer MP for Ely today receives confirmation from Nick Brown

    Published: Fri, 22/06/2018 18:01
    Following yesterday's update regarding the 08:54 service from Ely to Cambridge, Lucy Frazer MP today received oral confirmation from Nick Brown, COO of GTR, that not only the 08:54 train, run by Cross Country, but also the 08:45 train run by GTR, which had also been a focus of Wednesday's meeting, will be designated as off-peak in the near future.
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  • Ely shed fire put out by firefighters

    Published: Fri, 22/06/2018 13:09
    At 2.12pm on Wednesday (20th June) two crews from Ely were called to a fire on West Fen Road in Ely. Firefighters arrived to find a shed well alight. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels and a jet. The crews returned to their station by 5.35pm.
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  • Ely MP's meeting with Thameslink yields postive first steps

    Published: Thu, 21/06/2018 17:11
    Lucy Frazer MP for Ely yesterday met with Chief Operating Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway, Nick Brown. Mr Brown agreed to help the MP pursue a satisfactory solution to the issue regarding the change of time to the first off peak service from Ely to Cambridge. It transpired from the meeting that Govia Thameslink would need to approach fellow
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  • Man dies whilst repairing tractor in collision Ely

    Published: Thu, 21/06/2018 08:04
    A man has died following a collision in Main Drove near Little Downham Tuesday afternoon (19th June). At about 2.15pm a Ford Iveco was involved in a collision with two men who were repairing a tractor by the side of the road. Sadly one of the men, who was in his 40s, died at the scene. The second man, also in his 40s, received serious, but not life
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  • Ely Rotary President rolls up her sleeves

    Published: Wed, 20/06/2018 10:22
    President of Ely Rotary Club Viv Doji was chef-in-chief at this year's annual barbecue in the beautiful Witchford garden of Enid and John Bedford. Her very-able fellow chefs were Rotarians Mike Thompson and Mike Axford, with an alignment of three barbecues, and they produced the best BBQ food it's possible to imagine, with excellent burgers
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  • Ely Cycling Club achieve new record and personal bests

    Published: Tue, 19/06/2018 17:09
    This weekend's racing action started for members of the Ely & District Cycling Club with the Godric Cycling Club race on the 10 mile B10/43 course near Bungay. Steve Peck and Derek Ricketts were both racing in this event, finishing the course in 24:28 and 23:07 respectively. Darran Bennett headed rather further afield for his race on Saturday, as
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  • Soham man who died in motorcycle collision named

    Published: Tue, 19/06/2018 11:10
    Police have named a man who died in a collision on the A142 near Soham on Sunday (17 June). Adam Naber, 24, died when the motorcycle he was riding left the southbound carriageway at about 5.30pm. Mr Naber, of Qua Fen Common in Soham, was an American serviceman who was working in the county.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Royal Ascot 2018

    Published: Tue, 19/06/2018 08:14
    As I write this week's blog we are on the eve of the biggest five days of the summer. Indeed, for many racing fans, the five days of spectacular flat action at Royal Ascot are the highlight of the whole flat season. I have been fortunate to have trained a Royal Ascot winner and it is an experience unlike any other. I will be suited and booted in my
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  • Motorcyclist dies in Soham

    Published: Mon, 18/06/2018 13:03
    Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A141 in Soham yesterday (18 June). The incident happened at around 5.30pm when a motorcyclist, traveling on the south carriageway, left the road and collided with a fence and bushes. Sadly the motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, suffered fatal injuries.
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  • Technology will be key in improving country of origin labelling, study shows

    Published: Mon, 18/06/2018 10:33
    Any move to force producers to provide information on the origin of ingredients in food will require the use of technology to help consumers, new research shows. Following the supermarket horsemeat scandal and the recent mass egg recall, shoppers continue to question the origin of their food purchases.
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  • East Cambridgeshire District Council launches campaign to protect Hedghogs and Swifts

    Published: Fri, 15/06/2018 13:02
    East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) is launching a brand-new campaign to encourage the protection of hedgehogs and swifts across the district. The campaign, called ‘ECDCWatch', will be led by ECDC's recycling champion, Michael Recycle and will feature the adventures of two new characters; Hester the hedgehog and Taylor the swift. ECDCWatch
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  • New executive joins East of England Ambulance Service board

    Published: Fri, 15/06/2018 10:31
    Paramedic Tracy Nicholls has been appointed as Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement at East of England Ambulance Service. Tracy, a Fellow and Vice Chairman of the College of Paramedics, will be the first female paramedic on any ambulance service board in the country. Tracy said: "I relish the opportunity to drive quality and improvement
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  • Ernest Doe invite you for refreshments at The Royal Norfolk Show, 27th - 28th June 2018

    Published: Thu, 14/06/2018 11:30
    Come and join the Ernest Doe stand at the Royal Norfolk Show on the 27th and 28th June where you will find free refreshments along with free cream tea and Pimms being served from 2pm on both days. The Royal Norfolk Show is the county's biggest event of the year and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from not just the region but all over the UK.
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  • Sainsbury's to stock 'fake meats' next to real meat in store trial

    Published: Thu, 14/06/2018 10:28
    Sainsbury's is to stock a range of 'fake meats' next to real meat in a store trial looking to capitalise on the UK's 'flexitarian' and vegan market. The retailer has announced its new range of fake meats, which includes burgers which 'bleed' when cut open, to go on sale next month. The trial by Sainsbury's - in 400 of its larger stores - is a first
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  • Ernest Doe in Littleport show support for Liam

    Published: Wed, 13/06/2018 14:47
    Liam Johnson contacted us as he is trying to raise money for Milton Hospice in memory of his late twin sister Lucy, who sadly passed away in April this year. Liam, along with help from his Dad, is organising Soham Charity football match on the 4th August at Soham Town Rangers FC. There will be two football matches with a fun day and a disco
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  • #WhoseWorldAreYou, Ely and Cambridgeshire Motorcyclists invited to dig out their cameras

    Published: Wed, 13/06/2018 13:03
    Motorcyclists across the county are invited to dig out their cameras this summer as part of a police safety campaign. Cambridgeshire Constabulary has launched a photo competition for this year's #WhoseWorldAreYou motorcycle safety campaign, which encourages bikers and drivers to take a little extra care on the roads.
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  • Appealing following distraction burglary in Soham

    Published: Tue, 12/06/2018 17:16
    Police are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Station Road, Soham earlier today (Tuesday 12 June). At about noon the victim, a man in his 60s, let a man into his home who had claimed he was there to do some gardening. While the victim showed the man the garden, another man entered the house through the front door and
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  • Report of Supper and Gardening quiz at Witchford on Saturday 9th June 2018

    Published: Tue, 12/06/2018 15:14
    John and Enid Bedford surpassed themselves this year. Even though Enid has a fractured shoulder, nothing stopped her and her husband from being hosts to over 60 people in their home in Witchford and from providing a sumptuous supper for the evening. The event started in fair weather although as it was coming to a close, the rain came down but this
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  • Screwfix have recalled their 12L white backpack pressure sprayer

    Published: Tue, 12/06/2018 13:04
    Screwfix has identified that there is a potential risk of leakage in their white backpack pressure sprayer, product code 1402X, from the pipe to the top of the pump on the following product if the nut connection is not tightened properly. Please check to ensure all sprayer connections are tightened and free from spillages or leaks when pressurised
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Charity Race

    Published: Tue, 12/06/2018 10:37
    Last week was a quiet one for the stable with just three runners, but things are already looking busier for the week ahead with three runners today and plenty of entries for the remainder. Indeed, the pressure doesn't get much more intense than at Worcester on Monday when my partner Leanne makes debut as an owner with recent recruit Ardmillan.
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  • Fishing News From Head Fen Lakes, Ely, June 2018

    Published: Mon, 11/06/2018 17:18
    Jack Truman with a beautiful 8lb common caught at Head Fen Lakes June 9th. Headfen lakes is a 10 year old fishery which is situated in the Fenland countryside, just north of Little Downham, Near Ely in Cambridgeshire. This superb 10 acres complex has something to offer anglers of all abilities.
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  • Ride to Work Day, 18th June 2018

    Published: Mon, 11/06/2018 15:06
    Police are encouraging people to take part in this year's Ride to Work Day which promotes safe motorcycling. The Cambridgeshire Police BikeSafe team is taking part in the event on Monday, 18 June, between the Lazy Dayz Café, on the A603, through to Shire Hall, in Cambridge. The cafe opens early for breakfast prior to the riders leaving for a
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  • Ely Rustic Furniture Create The Johnson Coffee Table

    Published: Mon, 11/06/2018 15:05
    Ely Rustic Furniture uses ingenuity to make their furniture. In this instance, the coffee table was made from imported wood from barns in Scandinavia. The venue for this piece was a new build and has been made with the decor and in keeping with the house.
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  • 'Enthusiasm and diligence', Nominations sought for potato industry awards

    Published: Mon, 11/06/2018 10:17
    Nominations are now being sought for the British Potato Industry Award and the AHDB Above and Beyond Award. The two awards are given out annually to some of the sector's most dedicated and talented individuals, those who have made a genuine difference to the industry. The awards recognise and celebrate the significant achievements of those people
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire police on ball over World Cup

    Published: Sat, 09/06/2018 13:22
    Extra police will patrol the county's town and city centres to ensure England World Cup matches pass off peacefully and without incident. Officers are working with pubs and partner agencies including local authorities and the Crown Prosecution Service to prevent any problems and take action if necessary. There have been falls in the number of
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  • Lucy Frazer MP speaks up on behalf of cystic fibrosis in her constituency

    Published: Fri, 08/06/2018 10:29
    Lucy Frazer MP, this week, met with Vertex Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of cystic fibrosis drug, Orkambi, to discuss the current situation regarding its availability in the UK. Orkambi is hailed as a precision medicine that tackles the underlying cause of Cystic Fibrosis rather than merely managing the symptoms. Although the drug is licensed in
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  • Aldi to introduce 'We Love Milk' labels to highlight its nutritional benefits

    Published: Thu, 07/06/2018 15:14
    Aldi is to introduce a "We Love Milk" label to feature on milk it sells to outline its nutritional benefits. The new label will feature on Aldi's Cowbelle-brand milk and will outline the major nutritional benefits of drinking milk. Julie Ashfield, Aldi's Managing Director of Buying said milk is a "superfood" because it contains a wide range of
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  • Ely MP rejects inadequate response from Govia Thameslink and calls for meeting

    Published: Thu, 07/06/2018 13:06
    Lucy Frazer, MP for Ely, is pursuing her challenge to Govia Thameslink regarding the change to the timing of the first off-peak Ely to Cambridge. Amidst the wider picture of general disruption since the revised timetable was introduced a couple of weeks ago, Lucy is not letting go of the concerns she has raised regarding the specific problems cause
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  • Ellgia in Ely wins major national contract with British Sugar

    Published: Thu, 07/06/2018 05:13
    Ely company Ellgia is proud to have been awarded the national contract to provide British Sugar with their Waste Management and Recycling services. The long-term contract has started and includes working with their six major sites in Peterborough, Wissington, Bury St Edmunds, Cantley, Newark and Bardney.
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  • Nerf have recalled battle racers after concerns the steering wheel could detach or crack

    Published: Wed, 06/06/2018 13:14
    Nerf have recalled Battle Racers after fears that the steering wheel may detach, break or crack during use, posing a laceration or collision hazard to young children. o confirm whether your Battle Racer Steering Wheel is subject to the recall, look at the product sticker below the seat. If your product has a date of manufacture between 1 January 20
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  • EEAST launch its celebration of NHS 70 with the #HumansOfEEAST Project

    Published: Wed, 06/06/2018 10:32
    The East Of England Ambulance Trust will be celebrating the National Health Service 70th birthday this year by taking on a highly ambitious social media project called #HumansOfEEAST. The #HumansOfEEAST project aims to showcase how the NHS has played a significant role in peoples lives across the East Of England.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Red Square Revival wins again

    Published: Tue, 05/06/2018 15:03
    Although the summer season is traditionally a quieter time for us, there is still plenty to keep us occupied and as you will no doubt be aware, I was at Doncaster Sales the week before last and was pleased with my new additions to the yard. Furthermore, with each of them now having an owner, I was able to further bolster the numbers at Pond House
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  • To foster or not to foster? That is the question

    Published: Tue, 05/06/2018 12:37
    Many hundreds of foster carers are needed in the East of England to care for record levels of children who are unable to live with their birth families. Eastern Fostering Services are a small fostering provider who look after children and foster carers in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Over recent years they have been out and about in the
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  • Cambridgeshire Schools First to Test New Teacher Vacancy Website

    Published: Tue, 05/06/2018 08:18
    A new Department for Education initiative aimed at reducing the cost and improving the efficacy of teacher recruitment is now being piloted in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The scheme, a government-funded online solution to help schools advertise for, and recruit the teachers they need, has been championed by South East Cambridgeshire MP, Lucy
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  • Few days left until National Rural Crime Survey deadline 2018

    Published: Mon, 04/06/2018 17:32
    There are just a few days left for rural communities to have their say on crime and policing where they live as part of a national survey. The National Rural Crime Survey comes to an end on 10 June and is asking key questions to ensure the voice of the countryside is heard. The survey wants to know the true picture of crime and anti-social
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  • Knife crime murder to feature in latest 24 Hours in Police Custody

    Published: Mon, 04/06/2018 15:04
    The case of a young man who was killed by a knife through the heart is the focus of the latest episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody. The episode, which airs tonight (Monday, 4 June) on Channel 4 at 9pm, shows the murder investigation unfold as detectives hunt the killer of James Cromwell. James, 27, from Cambridge, died of a single stab wound to
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  • Veterinary industry criticises Low Risk Area badger cull plans

    Published: Mon, 04/06/2018 10:32
    The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised plans to introduce badger culling in England's Low Risk Area, saying it "lacks evidence of detail". As the government announces that it will allow badger culling in the Low Risk Area (LRA), the British Veterinary Association (BVA) said the veterinary industry continues to raise questions.
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  • EEAST in Ely and Cambridgeshire thanks 1000's of its volunteers to mark the start of National Volunteers Week

    Published: Sun, 03/06/2018 11:34
    The legion of ambulance service supporters are being celebrated to mark National Volunteers' Week (1st-7th June). The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) engages the support of volunteers in a variety of different roles, including community first responders (CFRs), volunteer car drivers and members of the Trust's (CEG's) Community
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  • Farmers urged to ramp up security as criminals increasingly target 4x4s

    Published: Fri, 01/06/2018 15:11
    Farmers have been urged to ramp up security measures as organised criminal gangs are scouring the countryside for Land Rover Defenders and luxury 4x4s. Latest figures from the insurer NFU Mutual reveal that claims costs for theft of Defender vehicles have risen 14% since the car rolled off the production line in early 2016.
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  • Statement from Network Rail, GTR and Northern Rail

    Published: Fri, 01/06/2018 10:27
    We are again extremely sorry to all passengers affected by recent disruption, and are setting out how we're going to improve the service for our customers as quickly as possible. Demand for rail services since 1994 has more than doubled to over 1.7bn journeys. While this has been very welcome, it has also brought its challenges and some of our
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  • Liam looks to raise money at Soham Charity Football Match, 4th August 2018

    Published: Fri, 01/06/2018 08:24
    My name is Liam Johnson and I am 12 years old and I love football, the reason for this article is to ask for help. On the 4th of August with help from my family and friends I am organising two charity football matches, and a fun day at Soham Town Rangers FC. After me and my twin sister Lucy was born she became ill and was diagnosed with epilepsy
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  • Farmers and public to celebrate World Milk Day tomorrow

    Published: Thu, 31/05/2018 15:07
    Farmers and the public will get together tomorrow for World Milk Day to celebrate the contributions the dairy sector plays in society. The day celebrates the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition. The Global Dairy Platform is coordinating global celebrations for tomorrow
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  • Ely Glazing Company Enters Ely Standard Awards

    Published: Thu, 31/05/2018 12:02
    N&C Glass in Ely are proud of their Customer Service and are entering the Ely Awards with enthusiasm. The Ely Company has been serving the local community for 35 years now and owe their longevity mainly through their ability to put the customer first. They often go the extra mile to ensure that the customer is thoroughly looked after. Before any
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire crackdown on high risk drivers

    Published: Thu, 31/05/2018 10:31
    Motorists in Ely and Cambridgeshire who pose the biggest risk to the public on the county's roads are being targeted by road policing officers. Dangerous drivers, repeat drink and drug drivers, those who drive in vehicles of a poor condition or without insurance and MOTs are the main focus of a new campaign to crack down on high risk drivers.
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  • Ambulance staff and volunteers thanked during a stormy Bank Holiday weekend

    Published: Wed, 30/05/2018 17:11
    Ambulance staff and volunteers have been thanked for their efforts during a very hot and stormy late May Bank Holiday weekend. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 10,000 emergency calls during the Bank Holiday weekend, a decrease compared to the same May Bank Holiday period in 2017. Sunday (27th May) was the
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  • BERING are recalling some of their heated motorcycle gloves

    Published: Wed, 30/05/2018 10:18
    The creepage distance between the live primary circuit and the accessible secondary circuit is too small and the inside of the gloves overheat. Accessible parts of the product could become live and user could suffer burns. If you have purchased this item, please stop using immediately and return to the retailer for a refund.
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club Report, Bennett continues run of excellent form

    Published: Wed, 30/05/2018 06:08
    Ely's weekend racing action for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club did not start well. The Victoria CC race on the E91/10 near Great Dunmow in Essex had to be cancelled at the last minute due to a burst water main, leaving those racers who had set off before sunrise to take part with nothing to reward their early start. Happily, the
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  • Ploughing away: Farmers least likely to take holiday, survey shows

    Published: Tue, 29/05/2018 17:16
    Farmers take the least amount of days leave compared to any other sector, with half of those surveyed saying they took fewer than five days holiday last year. Overall the findings show that Britain's small business industry are falling short when it comes to taking holidays, almost a quarter of SME owners took less than five days leave in the last
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, First Winner of Season

    Published: Tue, 29/05/2018 10:17
    We haven't had many runners in the last week but I was delighted to have our first winner of the season at Worcester on Friday evening. Orchard Thieves got us off the mark in the 2m7f novice hurdle with Tom Scu in the saddle. This was his first run for Pond House, in fact it was his first run for over 800 days so it was particularly pleasing. I
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  • Avian Influenza Prevention Zone lifted across England

    Published: Mon, 28/05/2018 09:34
    The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been lifted across England, but poultry keepers are still warned to follow good biosecurity measures. The government imposed the national AIPZ 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, in January this year. Poultry
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  • Ely MP emphasises need for Agriculture and Agritech First Brexit to Michael Gove

    Published: Sun, 27/05/2018 15:27
    Lucy Frazer MP emphasises need for an Agriculture and Agritech First Brexit to Michael Gove MP during Visit to Ely and South East Cambridgeshire. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove MP, came to South East Cambridgeshire on Thursday. His visit was prompted by an invitation from South East Cambridgeshire MP
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  • Ely farmers seek to promote nature-friendly farming in the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk Fens

    Published: Sun, 27/05/2018 10:08
    Farmers from one the UK's most productive arable farming landscapes, the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk Fens, have formed the Ely Nature-Friendly Farming Zone - a group of neighbouring farmers committed to adopting and promoting nature friendly farming practices. United in the shared conviction that farming can and should be environmentally sustainable
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  • East Cambs Name First Honorary Aldermnan

    Published: Sat, 26/05/2018 15:01
    East Cambridgeshire District Council have named former Councillor, Andrew Norman Wright, as an Honorary Alderman of the Council at an Extraordinary Council meeting Thursday evening (Thursday 24th May). Under Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, the Council may "confer the title of Honorary Alderman on persons who have, in the opinion of
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire police supports national motorcycle week of action

    Published: Fri, 25/05/2018 08:32
    Police are encouraging riders in Ely and Cambridgeshire to be safe on the roads and drivers to look out for motorcyclists as part of a national week of action. During the week, which starts on Monday 28 May and runs until 3 June, traffic officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit will be out giving advice
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  • Alcohol testing should be 'essential element' of farm health and safety

    Published: Thu, 24/05/2018 17:12
    Alcohol testing should be an essential element of health and safety on the farm as incidents caused by drink driving whilst operating farm machinery have been put in the spotlight. The government's annual drink-drive campaign highlights the dangers of being intoxicated behind the wheel.
    The message is clear - if you're on a public road, do not
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  • Ely Strawberry Picking and Recipes from School Farm Strawberries

    Published: Thu, 24/05/2018 15:14
    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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  • Tesco to remove best before dates to cut down on post-farmgate waste

    Published: Wed, 23/05/2018 16:03
    esco has today announced that it will be removing best before dates from its packaging in an effort to cut down on post-farmgate waste. The UK's biggest retailer will remove ‘Best Before' consumption guidance dates off nearly 70 fruit and vegetable lines. It follows a recent campaign by the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) into
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  • Witchford Open Spaces Group Update, May 2018

    Published: Wed, 23/05/2018 13:06
    Volunteers met in April for the first management session of the season on the Sandpit Drove Conservation wildflower meadow. There are persistent weeds such as dock, hemlock and nettles, and as many as possible were removed. Others remain and will be dealt with over the rest of the spring. Disturbed areas of soil were prepared and the children sowed
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club, Derek Ricketts gets fastest time of the day

    Published: Wed, 23/05/2018 07:35
    On Saturday John Manlow was the sole Ely and District Cycling Club representative at the Hitchin Nomads race held on the F14/25 course near Guilden Morden. John's time of 1:01:34 was a course personal best for him, nearly a minute faster than his previous best, and put him in 28th place on the day.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Handful of Runners

    Published: Tue, 22/05/2018 08:01
    As I mentioned last week, many of the Pond House residents are now out to grass for their summer holidays. The first batch are already starting to fill out and have subsequently been followed by further holiday makers, either out to the paddocks at the yard, or back home to their owners, while there will be yet more to follow over the coming weeks.
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  • Fly-tipping rubbish would reach height of the nave in Ely Cathedral

    Published: Mon, 21/05/2018 17:12
    Latest statistics show there were one million fly-tipping incidents in England in one year - the equivalent of nearly 114 every hour. It cost councils £58 million to clear up the mess. Now one local authority has vowed to purge its district of discarded waste and has issued a stern warning to those who flout the rules.
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  • People with dementia in rural communities 'increasingly isolated'

    Published: Mon, 21/05/2018 15:11
    Two thirds of people with dementia are based in rural areas, with the percentage of older people occupying rural areas as high as 56%, leading many to feel very isolated. Ahead of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May), the Alzheimer's Society has launched the first ever dementia friendly guide for rural communities.
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  • Game have recalled ChargeWorx USB Wall Charger's after fears of electric shock

    Published: Mon, 21/05/2018 13:02
    These items were sold in stores between 01/05/2017 and 23/02/2018 in various colours as above, both individually and as part of a package with a car adaptor (the car adaptor is safe to use). If you have bought one of these items, discontinue use immediately, and return to your local GAME store where they will provide you with a refund.
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  • Ambulance leaders are devastated following an alleged assault on a frontline worker

    Published: Fri, 18/05/2018 15:47
    On 16th May whilst attending an emergency call in Brandon, a crew member on board an East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust ambulance was assaulted and racially abused. Suffolk Police has arrested and charged someone with racially aggressive assault.
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  • Road traffic collision on A10 near Littleport

    Published: Fri, 18/05/2018 15:07
    At 6.59am this morning (Friday 18th May) one crew from Littleport and one crew from Ely were called to a road traffic collision on the A10 near Littleport. Firefighters arrived to two vehicles had collided head on. Using specialist cutting equipment they released one female casualty who was taken to hospital by air ambulance.
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  • Witness appeal following attempted robbery

    Published: Fri, 18/05/2018 08:13
    Police investigating an attempted robbery in Cambridge are appealing for witnesses. At about 2pm on Monday (14 May) the victim, a woman in her 60s, was walking along Carlton Way when she was approached by two men who got out of a small white car. The men tried to grab the woman's handbag and assaulted her, before she was able to flee the scene. She
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  • Building fire at Prickwillow near Ely

    Published: Thu, 17/05/2018 13:08
    Ely building fire on Tuesday (15) at 5.21am, two crews from Ely, one crew from Littleport, one crew from Burwell, one crew from Chatteris, and water carriers from Ramsey and Newmarket were called to a building fire on Ely Road, Prickwillow. Crews arrived to find a fire in a mixed recycling building.
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  • N&C Glass in Ely are GDPR Compliant ahead of next week are you?

    Published: Thu, 17/05/2018 08:06
    Its been all over the news for the last few months and you may of received many communications about it like we have - GDPR is coming. All companies that handle customer data need to be GDPR compliant by next Friday 25th May 2018. Over the last few months N&C Glass Limited in Ely have been getting ready for this big European law change and have
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  • Search on for Two Hollesley Bay Prison Absconders

    Published: Wed, 16/05/2018 15:11
    Police are appealing for help in tracing two Hollesley Bay prisoners who have absconded. 41-year-old Matthew Wilsdon and Richard Smith, 25, were reported missing to police at around 4.45pm today, Tuesday 15 May. It is not known whether the men absconded together. Wilsdon is serving a seven years and six months sentence for robbery and assault.
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  • Ely Solicitors Explain What You Need to Know about GDPR

    Published: Wed, 16/05/2018 13:03
    If your business processes or handles any form of personal data you've probably heard of the GDPR, the upcoming change in data protection regulations. You also may have heard scare stories about potential fines running to £millions, but may not be sure about how the change affects you.
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  • Lucy Frazer MP Demands Action to Mitigate Noise on the A14

    Published: Tue, 15/05/2018 17:15
    Residents in Histon and Impington have been suffering as a consequence of the excessive noise emanating from works being carried out on the A14 by Highways England. Lucy Frazer, the MP for South East Cambridgeshire, last week spoke to the A14 Project Director at Highways England and pressed for assurances that the concerns of residents in Histon
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Fair Weather Ahead

    Published: Tue, 15/05/2018 08:04
    With the long-awaited break in the clouds now upon us, the weather looks set fair for the next week (and hopefully beyond!) and while that is not great news on the racing front with the ground altering from one extreme to another (just ask the officials at Plumpton who had to abandon their two previous meetings due to waterlogging, only to have to
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire new policing model is live

    Published: Mon, 14/05/2018 17:16
    Last year the force announced plans to create a sustainable policing model that would include an extra 50 police officers. This is in addition to the extra 55 new officers the Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite has committed to funding after the public backed plans to increase the council tax precept.
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  • Ely Rotary Club Charter Night, Ely Golf Club

    Published: Mon, 14/05/2018 13:16
    Ely Rotary Club held its 79th Charter Night on Friday April 27th this year, at Ely Golf Club. Not only was this a good event including music from the Ely Rockin' Ukuleles and a fine dinner from the Golf Club staff, but two other important milestones were added to the Club's long history. The first was presentation of a treasured Paul Harris award
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  • Investment in hundreds of new staff and ambulances over three years

    Published: Mon, 14/05/2018 10:26
    An extra 330 staff and 160 ambulances will be sought over the next three years thanks to an increase in funding announced this week. The consortium of 19 clinical commissioners in the east of England have agreed a six-year contract with the ambulance service, following recommendations in a wide-ranging report. It will see funding rise from the
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club, time trial season well under way

    Published: Mon, 14/05/2018 08:33
    With the time trial season well under way, members of the Ely and District Cycling Club took part in a variety of races this weekend. Ely's John Manlow went for the endurance option by racing on the E2/50 course in the ECCA 50 event. John finished the 50 mile course in a time of 1 hour 52 minutes 45 seconds, beating his previous personal best for
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  • Ely civic ceremony opens new leisure centre, The Hive

    Published: Sat, 12/05/2018 05:27
    Ely's new leisure centre was marked today (Friday 11th May) with a civic ceremony attended by many of those who have made it possible. The new facilities at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely will provide a range of opportunities for residents to become more active. These include an eight-lane 25m swimming pool, a learner pool with moveable floor, a
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  • Consultation launched on new environmental watchdog

    Published: Fri, 11/05/2018 17:19
    Defra has kick-started a consultation to ensure the establishment of a body to hold the government to account for environmental outcomes. The new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill will make sure environmental protections will not be weakened as the UK leaves the EU, Defra has confirmed. The consultation will look at what contents the
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  • Britax-Römer are recalling their Dualfix car seat

    Published: Fri, 11/05/2018 10:28
    This product is being recalled as there might be hairline cracks in both seat shell mountings. To find the serial number, you'll need to lift up the headrest to the highest position; pull up the flap between the shoulder pads to reveal the plastic underneath; open the two buttons on the cover below the belt (one on the left and right) and pull down
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  • Fishing Match Results For Snake Lake near Ely

    Published: Fri, 11/05/2018 08:06
    The 2nd match of the stunning Bank Holiday weekend was on Snake lake near Ely on Monday 7th May. Snake Lake is a 28 peg uniform snake shaped lake which is standard 13m wide, with an average depth of 4ft down the middle to 2ft in the margins. his purpose built water for the commercial match angling holds nothing but carp from 1lb to 7lb, making it a
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  • Soham care worker stole from elderly woman

    Published: Thu, 10/05/2018 17:16
    A care worker stole a 94-year-old woman's handbag and used her bank cards to buy food, cigarettes and book a hotel room. Stacey Rowe, 24, used her work key fob to get into the victims home in Lode Close, Soham, on 14 October last year. Rowe acted as look out while Callum Everett walked into the victim's flat and took her handbag containing a purse
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  • CCTV appeal following Soham burglary

    Published: Thu, 10/05/2018 13:09
    Police investigating a burglary in Soham have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. At about 12.10am on 14 February a property in The Birches was burgled and jewellery taken while the owners were away.
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  • Extension of Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline

    Published: Thu, 10/05/2018 10:36
    The Countryside Stewardship (CS) claim deadline is being extended by one month to 15 June 2018, meaning CS agreement holders have an extra month to submit their CS annual claim. The claim deadline extension does not apply to Environmental Stewardship claims or Basic Payment Scheme 2018 applications; both of these must be submitted by 15 May to
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  • Ambulance service appoints three new non-executive directors

    Published: Thu, 10/05/2018 08:03
    Three new non-executive directors have joined the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST). Tom Spink, Alison Wigg and Lizzy Firmin have been appointed to the Trust's board of directors, which functions as the decision-making body for the organisation.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Dell’ Arca

    Published: Tue, 08/05/2018 08:01
    As always these days, the new jumps season follows hot on the heels of the old and I am pleased to get underway once again. Our first runners of the new campaign came at Towcester on Sunday with Midnight Magic and Iniciar representing the stable. Midnight Magic lost all chance when whipping around at the start - he was beaten less than the ground
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  • Cupsmith have recalled Truly Magnificent White Hot Chocolate

    Published: Mon, 07/05/2018 13:41
    This product contains milk, which was not disclosed on the packaging, making it a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not drink it. Instead return it to the store from where it was bought
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  • Littleport Pet Supply Shop, Jurassic Bark, celebrates fourth birthday

    Published: Fri, 04/05/2018 16:32
    If you have ever considered feeding your dog Raw, now is the perfect time. To celebrate our 4th birthday at Littleport we are having a promotion until the end of May on Natures Menu, Country Hunter nuggets. They are grain free, full flavoured a hearty complete meal. RRP is £4.25, our usual price is £3.89, but for this May, they will be £3.60 a bag.
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  • Government urged to extend GCA remit amid Asda and Sainsbury's merger

    Published: Fri, 04/05/2018 15:09
    The government has been urged to rethink its refusal to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator in light of the proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury's. Unfair practices within the retail supply chain led the Government to establish the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in 2013 to oversee direct supply contracts between retailers and
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  • Sainsbury's recalls a range of its pet food pouch selections due to high levels of Vitamin D

    Published: Wed, 02/05/2018 15:11
    Sainsbury's are recalling a range of it's own-brand cat and dog food, due to high levels of Vitamin D which could make your pet ill. High levels of vitamin D fed over a short period should not cause concern, however a longer period may include lethargy, stiffness, vomiting, diarrhoea or excessive urination (polyuria). If you have bought this
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  • Green Wood Tree Surgery work on Prickwillow road and attend largest Trade Show

    Published: Wed, 02/05/2018 10:39
    GWTS was contracted to fell the 205 field side Poplars along Prickwillow road near Ely. Over the winter several of the trees fell into the field, all failing at the base. The trees were independently surveyed and confirmed to be dangerous prior to G's contacting us. Nearly all of the trees showed signs of substantial and repeated infestation of the
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  • Council gets a fresh look at local business

    Published: Wed, 02/05/2018 08:02
    Councillors and officers from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) visited fresh salad and vegetable provider, G's UK headquarters in Barway on Friday 27th April to understand more about the business and see their facilities first-hand. This morning's tour forms part of a wider effort from the council to visit and speak with a range of
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  • Local MP officially opens Ely's newest solicitors

    Published: Tue, 01/05/2018 15:09
    The doors to Fraser Dawbarns new Ely office have been open to the public since 9th April but the official opening event took place last Friday. Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambs, gave up some time from her busy schedule to say a few words and to unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the fifth Fraser Dawbarns office joking that it was nice
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  • Ely Sinfonia's Concert Review, ‘From Russia with Love' on Saturday 28th April 2018

    Published: Tue, 01/05/2018 09:29
    From its inauguration in 1999, Ely Sinfonia conducted by Steve Bingham has developed into a fine orchestra and tonight's concert certainly had its highlights. I arrived thinking we would have some easy popular tunes to indulge our romantic senses while we admired the magnificent spectacle of the large orchestra with its variety of instruments and
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  • Ely Taxi Rank Improvements After Council Decision

    Published: Mon, 30/04/2018 15:03
    Two free 30 minute parking spaces have been saved in Market Street in Ely after East Cambridgeshire District Council took the decision to overturn a proposal which would have seen the spaces lost as part of taxi rank improvements. Instead, a new plan of works has been completed which sees a new layout which clearly defines the taxi rank area whilst
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  • Ely Fire Crew attend car fire in Little Thetford

    Published: Mon, 30/04/2018 13:02
    On Friday (27th April) at 4.44pm, one crew from Ely was called to a road traffic collision on Green Hill, Little Thetford. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire was accidental.
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  • Schools urged to sign up for life-saving lesson

    Published: Fri, 27/04/2018 17:29
    The East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) is urging secondary schools to sign up to a lifesaving lesson this autumn. Last year, more than 195,000 children and young people across the country learnt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Restart a Heart Day. And we are looking to do it all over again, except this year, it's going global
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  • Ely Country Park endorsed with Natural England Status

    Published: Fri, 27/04/2018 13:09
    Ely Country Park has been recognised by Natural England and awarded accredited country park status. This acknowledgement follows recent developments and successes for the park in Ely including the installation of a new multi-play ship which was opened in during Love Parks Week in July 2017 and its fourth consecutive Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag
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  • Six men taken to hospital after police pursuit

    Published: Thu, 26/04/2018 13:04
    Six men have been taken to hospital after a police pursuit, which started in Norfolk and resulted in a road collision at Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire. Norfolk Police were called around 9.25pm last night (Wednesday 25 April) following reports of a burglary at an address in Cavell Road in Norwich where the suspect(s) fled from the scene in a
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire rural businesses urged to apply for Land Rover Bursary 2018

    Published: Wed, 25/04/2018 13:03
    Applications to win the use of a Land Rover Discovery Commercial or Discovery Sport from a leading rural charity is set to close on April 30th. Now in its fifth year, the the Prince's Countryside Fund partnership with Land Rover was set up to help rural businesses of the future. The bursary has supported 20 rural professionals and reinforces the
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club break own personal distance and course records

    Published: Tue, 24/04/2018 10:27
    A number of Ely and District Cycling Club broke their own personal distance and course records during a busy Saturday of racing both on and off-road. John Manlow raced on the E2/25 course up and down the A11 in the Shaftesbury Middle Markers event, and beat both his course and distance personal best with a time of 56 minutes and 36 seconds for the
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Moon Racer Scores

    Published: Tue, 24/04/2018 08:28
    The final week of the 2017/18 National Hunt season is now upon us and I am pleased to be heading for the new campaign with the horses in good order. The victory of Moon Racer last week at Ayr and the good performances of Taj Badalandabad and Dell' Arca at Cheltenham illustrate the decent form of the yard at the end of what has been a frustrating
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  • Ely Equestrian Construction Specialist designs and builds Menages from the ground up

    Published: Mon, 23/04/2018 15:18
    Ely horseman and equine construction specialist builds Manage in concrete. Darren Francis has had a lifetime's experience in the construction industry; specialising in concrete. There is little that he has not or cannot make out of concrete; from stairs to whole buildings. Yet, het has another string to his bow. He is a horseman who has an across
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  • Littleport Parish Council News Update, Spting 2018

    Published: Mon, 23/04/2018 15:02
    East Cambridgeshire District Council, working in partnership with the Parish Council, are now running a monthly community drop-in event on the first Thursday of every month between 10am and 1pm in the Village Hall. If you need to talk tosomeone/need advice on debt, alcohol misuse, drug dependency, housing/homelessness, benefits, mental health,
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  • UK to celebrate Great British Beef Week from 23rd April 2018

    Published: Mon, 23/04/2018 10:24
    NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the British public to get behind Great British Beef Week, which returns for the eighth consecutive year next week. Farmer Minette Batters is seen as a champion of British beef. She is also the co-founder of Ladies in Beef - the driving force behind Great British Beef Week.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ely and District Cycling Club compete in road and mountain bike time trial races

    Published: Wed, 18/04/2018 06:04
    Ely and District Cycling Club members once again took part in a mixture of time trial road races and off-road mountain bike races. On Saturday, five Ely members took part in the Veterans Time Trial Association event on the E33/25 course near Newmarket. Rob Golding was again the fastest Ely rider, finishing the 25 mile two lap course in 58
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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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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Aintree success

    Published: Tue, 17/04/2018 08:11
    Aintree's Grand National fixture certainly served up a treat for racing fans with three days of excellent action despite the ground remaining extremely testing owing to the persistent rain. It was a good week for the stable too, with three winners on the week, including the success of Mr Big Shot in the first race at Aintree on National day. I am
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  • Rural areas are 'places of growth and opportunity,' OECD says

    Published: Mon, 16/04/2018 15:08
    Rural areas are vital to national economies and addressing global challenges, according to the OECD. The OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) held its 11th Rural Development Conference in Edinburgh this week. The policy statement, which provides guidance to governments to support rural economic development, also declared
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  • Ely Tigers put in a modest performance away against Woodbridge

    Published: Mon, 16/04/2018 05:43
    Ely travelled to their opponents with only 17 men and lost one man to injury early on. Woodbridge had a massive crowd and were up for the game, they put two past Ely in the first twenty minutes as the Tigers were slow off the mark. Ely fought back and crossed twice themselves. The first came from a quick tap penalty from Harry Rogerson who darted
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  • Ely Review: ‘Wind in the Willows' produced by KD productions, April 2018

    Published: Sat, 14/04/2018 10:03
    KD production's presentation of ‘The Wind in the Willows' at the Maltings in Ely was a joy to behold. All the favourite characters were there: the flamboyant Toad (played by Terry Burns), the river-loving Ratty (Ross Townsend Green), best friend Mole (Rosie Coles) wise old Badger (Oliver Scott) and evil Chief Weasel (Oliver Tattersfield).
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  • Ely Tesco recalls Carousel Drive and Talk Emergency Vehicles

    Published: Fri, 13/04/2018 10:31
    The small directional wheel underneath the vehicle can become detached from the body of the vehicle. This small wheel has the potential to become a choking hazard. If you have purchased one of the recalled vehicles please stop using it and return it to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.
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  • Argos have recalled Cuggl Camborne cots

    Published: Thu, 12/04/2018 15:07
    Argos has identified that in certain instances the top rail of the cot could over time become detached resulting in sharp points becoming exposed. This recall does not affect the chest of drawers or wardrobe, where the cot was purchased as part of a three-piece set. If you have purchased one of the above cots, please contact their customer helpline
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  • Aunt Bessie's recalls Aunt Bessie's Croquettes because of undeclared egg

    Published: Thu, 12/04/2018 10:32
    Aunt Bessie's is recalling Aunt Bessie's Croquettes because the packs may also include potato balls which contain egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product poses a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg.
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  • Ely Recycling Company announce Macmillan as Charity of the year for 2018

    Published: Wed, 11/04/2018 14:54
    Ellgia in Ely is delighted to partner with Macmillan Cancer Support and aim to raise £12,000 over the next 12 months. Ellgia is pleased to be working with Macmillan again after last year's BMW Berlin Marathon achievements. MD Steve Crook and Technical Director Cameron Murdoch took on the challenge to complete the Berlin Marathon on 24th September
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  • Farmers issue plea urging public to pick dog mess up due to infection worries

    Published: Wed, 11/04/2018 13:02
    Fears that cows are losing unborn calves due to infections from dog mess on farmland has led farmers to issue a plea to the public on social media to clean up. Parasites found in some dog faeces can result in the abortions of cattle and death in sheep. Farmers John and Stephen Tudor had to cull some of their herd thought to have been infected from
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  • Spring Gardening and Welly weeks at Ernest Doe, Littleport, 7th - 21st April 2018

    Published: Wed, 11/04/2018 10:19
    Saturday 7th marked the start of the Spring Gardening and Pressure Washer Weeks at Ernest Doe. Running alongside this we also have an end of season offer on all wellies, with up to 40% off the RRP. Come and see us in store to make the most of some fantastic deals on garden machinery, pressure washers, gardening products and wellies. These offers
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  • Screwfix recalls Fluke Socket Tester as risk of electric shock

    Published: Tue, 10/04/2018 15:07
    Screwfix has been made aware that in some circumstances a very small number of products have shown that, in certain test conditions, there is a potential that metallic parts of the socket being tested could become live, posing a risk of electric shock to the user.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Aintree Grand National week 2018

    Published: Tue, 10/04/2018 13:02
    It is the start of an exciting week with Aintree's Grand National fixture kicking off on Thursday. Weather depending, we will be having a few runners during the course of the three days, including some of those that were stuck in the mud at last month's Cheltenham Festival. Indeed, with the ground currently ranging from good/soft to soft depending
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club members tackle tough course

    Published: Tue, 10/04/2018 08:47
    On Saturday six Ely and District Cycling Club members took part in the KLCC event on the B25/33 course. Conditions were favourable, being relatively warm and with only light winds. The 25 mile course is both loved and feared by seasoned competitors. Loved because of its scenic views, relatively quiet roads and in no small part due to the excellent
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  • Ely Rotary Club Welcomes New Member

    Published: Mon, 09/04/2018 17:06
    Last week the President of the Rotary Club of Ely, Viv Doji, inducted a new member, Richard Maxey, into the club. He is the fifth new member to join the club since last July. Richard, who is a teacher, is also a member of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club.
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  • Sainsbury's returns Good Chicken Award after eight years

    Published: Mon, 09/04/2018 13:19
    Sainsbury's has returned its Good Chicken Award after keeping the title for almost eight years due to failure in achieving higher welfare commitments. Compassion in World Farming launched the Good Chicken Award in 2010 to publicly recognise those companies committing to use higher welfare chicken.
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  • Ely display one of their best performances of the season

    Published: Mon, 09/04/2018 08:46
    Ely Tigers displayed one of their best performances of the season with a decisive win over Holt in their last home game. Both teams traded scores in the first ten minutes. The Ely try came from a solid scrum on the opposition five metre line, Scott Macfarlane picked at eight and ran in almost untouched for a converted try. Holt's came afterwards
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  • No evidence homeopathy is a risk to animal welfare, Defra says

    Published: Sun, 08/04/2018 11:09
    Vets using homeopathy are not putting animals at risk according to Defra who responded to a question tabled by an MP. Defra was responding to a parliamentary question tabled by David Tredinnick MP, who said some vets are concerned with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' (RCVS) perceived anti-homeopathy position. Mr Tredinnick has taken up
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  • Fishing Competition Results, Head Fen Lakes, Ely, April 2018

    Published: Sat, 07/04/2018 10:17
    First with the winning weight of 85lb on Peg No: 55 was Matt Ayres - fish caught on Bomb and Bread. Second with weight of 62lb on Peg No: 53 was Dave Rodwell - fish caught on Bomb and Maggot. Conditions were extremely unusual at the lake with absolutely freezing conditions but it didn't put off the keen fishermen.
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  • Fire Service rescue man from flood water at Welney

    Published: Thu, 05/04/2018 13:04
    On Tuesday (3rd April) at 8.23am, one crew and the rescue vehicle from Dogsthorpe, and two crews from Wisbech were called to a water rescue on the A1101 near Welney. Crews arrived to find a vehicle had attempted to drive through flood water at Welney Wash. Wearing in-water personal protective equipment, firefighters used a sled to rescue one person
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Wettest March at Pond House since 2001

    Published: Tue, 03/04/2018 07:53
    Although the weather has been horrendous during the past few weeks forcing the abandonment of several meetings and causing bottomless ground at others, we were still able to enjoy a bit of racing that bookended the beginning and end of the last seven days. Though we were unable to notch a winner, we achieved several placings with Delface finishing
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  • Ely Catering Company fined for food safety and hygiene breaches

    Published: Thu, 29/03/2018 17:31
    Ely catering company has been fined thousands of pounds for a number of food hygiene breaches. A spot-check on Chambers & Fenner Limited, which caters for events including weddings, christenings and parties, found out-of-date food on the premises including smoked salmon, clotted cream, Caesar dressing and a number of filled rolls.
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  • Ely City Ladies 2s Finish the Season with a Massive Win

    Published: Thu, 29/03/2018 13:08
    From starting the season with a 0-9 loss, Ely City Ladies 2s were delighted to finish the season with a 9-0 win against Wisbech Town 3s this weekend. The team, together with coach Adam Wilson, have worked really hard over the season to improve their game and with their first win last weekend, were determined to repeat their performance again this
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  • Ely based company celebrates 35 years

    Published: Wed, 28/03/2018 17:18
    N&C Glass are a leading Double Glazing Ely based outfit offering new and replacement windows, doors, and conservatories in Aluminium, Wood, uPVC and so much more. All our aluminium and glass is cut to size and made to measure in our onsite factory which means that the company is able to undertake specialist and bespoke glazing work which could
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  • Ely Company shortlisted for the Independent Operator of the Year

    Published: Wed, 28/03/2018 12:58
    Ellgia Group has been shortlisted for the Independent Operator of the Year category at the National Recycling Awards 2018. The finalists for the National Recycling Awards 2018 have now been announced. This year, the calibre of entries was extremely high, demonstrating the wealth of talent and innovation across the sector.
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club have an extremely busy weekend

    Published: Tue, 27/03/2018 17:09
    On Saturday Ely & District Cycling Club member Mat Eley took part in the first round of the HSBC National cross-country mountain bike championship at Sherwood Pines. Starting from 59th place on the starting grid for the Sport Race, Mat got caught up in a crash just after the start of the race, with the result that he had to race through the field
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  • Ely City Juniors Raise £402 at Weekend's Tournament

    Published: Tue, 27/03/2018 13:02
    It was Ely City Hockey Club's turn to host this weekend's Cambridgeshire Junior League Tournament and they welcomed U12, U10 and U8 teams from Cambridge City and March Town Hockey Clubs to Ely Outdoor Sports Association on Sunday morning. Although some of the opposition teams were much stronger, the Ely City teams all played really well, winning
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  • Children who eat yoghurt daily have 'better overall diet', research shows

    Published: Mon, 26/03/2018 17:09
    Children who eat more than 60g of yoghurt daily have a better overall diet compared to those who eat none, a new study has shown. The research, carried out by University of Reading and published in the European Journal of Nutrition, shows that among the 1,687 children aged between four and 18 who provided dietary diaries, the highest consumers of
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  • Witchford Writers' Day hailed success story, 24th March 2018

    Published: Mon, 26/03/2018 15:07
    On Saturday 24th March, St. Andrew's Church, Witchford hosted Ely's triannual Writers' Day. It was held in the church hall, Witchford. Speakers included Dominic O'Sullivan talking about poetry, Rosemary Westwell speaking about copyediting and why we need a copy editor, and Sylvie Short spoke about novel writing. Then Roger Rix entertained us with
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  • Review: Ely Choral Society's performance of Bach's St John Passion in Ely Cathedral

    Published: Mon, 26/03/2018 10:27
    Ely Choral Society, the Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra, soloists and organist gave a splendid performance of Bach's St. John's Passion in Ely Cathedral on Saturday. Under the baton of director Andrew Parnell, the choir flourished, often giving an emotive, responsive and well-disciplined comment on events. Under his direction this work was given
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  • Ely pull it out of the bag to win away at Thetford

    Published: Mon, 26/03/2018 06:04
    Ely had a troubled first half, Thetford used the width and their pace to run the Tigers ragged. They quickly got on the scoreboard with two converted tries. Ely fought back and gained a penalty on the twenty-two after a Thetford player was sin-binned for a dangerous clear out in the ruck.
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  • Ely Recycling Company Secures Contract with Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy Limited

    Published: Sat, 24/03/2018 06:03
    Ellgia HQ in Ely secures a contract with Ferrybridge Multifuel Energy Limited (FM1) that creates energy from waste. Ellgia Limited, an award winning recycling and waste management company, is celebrating a partnership with FM1 at Ferrybridge for a spot contract supply of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to create energy from waste.
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  • Witness appeal following Isleham burglary

    Published: Thu, 22/03/2018 17:02
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a shop was burgled in Isleham. At about 11.25pm Tuesday night (20 March), up to five men in balaclavas used sledge hammers to smash the window of the Co-Op in West Street. They stole cigarettes from behind the till and made off in a coupe style vehicle along Mill Street and Malting Lane.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Second Blue Bins Arrive

    Published: Thu, 22/03/2018 13:30
    Ely and Cambridgeshire Residents who have ordered their second blue bin will begin receiving them this week as East Cambridgeshire District Council's trading company, East Cambs Street Scene, prepares to start delivering waste and street cleansing services. This move has enabled the council to provide residents with the option to acquire a second
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  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary as 'requiring improvement' following HMIC inspection

    Published: Thu, 22/03/2018 10:17
    An inspection, carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), has judged Cambridgeshire Constabulary as 'requiring improvement' for its effectiveness. HMICFRS found that while the force made good use of intelligence to support investigations, and regularly updated victims as investigations
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club face the elements in Mud Sweat & Gears

    Published: Wed, 21/03/2018 17:14
    The Beast from the East's encore at the weekend meant that the Ely & District Cycling Club members who took part in round 2 of the Mud Sweat & Gears XC MTB race at Henham Park were faced with the prospect of a very cold race. Braving the elements, Mat Eley repeated his excellent result from the first round with 5th place in the Sport race, while
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  • Co-op bolsters welfare credentials by committing to 100 percent outdoor bred pork

    Published: Tue, 20/03/2018 13:02
    The Co-op has announced it will sell all of its own-brand fresh pork from 100 percent outdoor pigs reared on RSPCA Assured farms. From July, the retailer will sell all of its own-brand fresh pork, bacon, sausage, gammon and ham, from outdoor reared pigs in a bid to bolster the retailer's animal welfare credentials.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Abracadabra Sivola

    Published: Tue, 20/03/2018 07:42
    Well, Cheltenham is done with for another year and while I was disappointed to leave empty-handed for only the third time since taking out my training licence in 2006. I was in pretty good company owing to the Irish carving up the majority of the races. Even so, many of the Pond House runners performed creditably and there were plenty of positives
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  • Ely lose the match and second place on leadership board

    Published: Mon, 19/03/2018 06:06
    Ely's target of second place takes a blow after loss away at Stowmarket. Missing several players from the week before, the Ely took a few minutes to get into the match. They were caught napping when Stowmarket forced their way over the line in the first few minutes. Ely then started to settle into the game.
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  • Open Spaces Group Update, Witchford, Ely, March 2018

    Published: Sun, 18/03/2018 11:23
    During February volunteers carried out management work at the Old Rec. The main activity was cutting back the branches of the willow tree and the brambles overhanging the pond. Adjacent to the pond, the new growth of the boundary hedge that was laid last year was trimmed to encourage more growth in the coming year. In the orchard, the pruning of
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  • Road traffic collision at Littleport

    Published: Fri, 16/03/2018 13:14
    At 7.24am on Thursday (15th March) one crew from Ely was called to a road traffic collision on Ely Road in Littleport. Firefighters arrived to find a car on its side after colliding with a tree. Using specialist cutting equipment they released one female casualty.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Rural homeowners urged to check chimneys amid spike in fires

    Published: Thu, 15/03/2018 16:09
    A spike in spring fires has led an insurer to warn rural homeowners to check their chimneys are safe and swept. New claims data from the rural insurer NFU Mutual reveals that the period from March to April was the worst time for chimney fires over the past three years.
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club have a busy weekend

    Published: Tue, 13/03/2018 12:56
    On Saturday two of the Ely & District Cycling Club's junior members took part in the Hereward CC round of the Muddy Monsters cyclocross race series at Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough. In the Under 10s race Kieran Vanhoutte was 9th in the Sprint Race and 3rd in the Endurance race to give him a finishing position of 4th overall. In the Under 12s
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Calls for specific sentencing guidelines for hare coursing

    Published: Mon, 12/03/2018 13:11
    Farmers and rural landowners are calling for specific sentencing guidelines to target criminal gangs betting on the killing of hares with dogs. Hare coursing, where dogs compete against each other in pursuit of a hare, was outlawed by the 2004 Hunting Act. However, it now takes place illegally without the permission of the farmer or landowner.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Burglary campaign launched

    Published: Mon, 12/03/2018 08:52
    A new police campaign has been launched to tackle burglary by targeting offenders and raising awareness of crime prevention advice. Operation Aware kicks off today (March 12) with a day of action involving extra activities across the county on top of normal policing.
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  • Ely gain a bonus point in win at home against West Norfolk

    Published: Mon, 12/03/2018 07:42
    Ely get a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk. Ely Tigers ill-discipline at the ruck saw West Norfolk go ahead by two penalties early on. Ely then woke up and started to fight back, gaining a line-out on the opposition five metre line. The ball was thrown short and Nathan Brooks touched down from the back of the
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  • Motorists still not wearing seatbelts

    Published: Fri, 09/03/2018 17:02
    Police are urging people to wear seatbelts for every journey as part of a week-long enforcement campaign. Hundreds of people were caught not belting up across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire last year. From Monday (12 March) officers will be targeting those who don't wear seatbelts and raising awareness of the dangers.
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  • Ely Outdoor Sports Association Has Had a Makeover

    Published: Fri, 09/03/2018 13:27
    With donations from local businesses and the help of volunteers from its three member Clubs - Ely Tigers Rugby Club, Ely City Hockey Club and Ely Tennis Club - Ely Outdoor Sports Association (EOSA) has been given a makeover. Spearheaded by EOSA Director, James Craven, the bar and social area in the Clubhouse has been recently refurbished.
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  • McDonald's unveils £500,000 grant for UK dairy farmers to invest in animal welfare

    Published: Fri, 09/03/2018 10:26
    McDonald's UK has unveiled a £500,000 capital grant scheme to help dairy farmers who work with Arla deliver animal welfare initiatives. Developed in partnership with dairy cooperative Arla Foods, the scheme is making £500,000 available to UK dairy farmers who work with Arla this year.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Calls backed to encourage building of new homes on farms to help farmers retire

    Published: Thu, 08/03/2018 19:10
    The government has backed calls for flexibility to allow the building of new homes within existing farms to help farmers retire. The move will help free up farmhouses to get the next generation into the industry. The Government has published a consultation on the draft revised text of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).



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  • Waitrose recalls New York Cheesecake as it may contain plastic

    Published: Thu, 08/03/2018 19:05
    We are recalling the above product with the above date codes as some packs may contain very thin strands of plastic. Any customers who have bought packs with the above date codes should not consume them, but return them to Waitrose for a full refund. No other date codes or products are affected by this recall.

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  • Diago recalls Micropower9 PS10 pedal power supplies due to fire or electric shock risk

    Published: Thu, 08/03/2018 15:12
    We have become aware that Micropower9 PS10 pedal power supplies, sold between 2011 and 2017 have a manufacturing defect that means they are not CE compliant. Diago has determined that, in rare cases, this defect may pose a risk of fire or electric shock, possibly leading to serious injury. Customer safety is always a top priority at Diago, so we
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  • Online extremism app commended at national award ceremony

    Published: Thu, 08/03/2018 13:04
    An app which aims to raise awareness of and tackle online extremism was recognised at a national awards ceremony yesterday Tuesday, 6 March.The Cross The Line app, which was commissioned by the Prevent team from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) and developed by the agency Focus Integrated, received a commendation at th
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  • Septic tank regulation reminder for rural property owners

    Published: Fri, 02/03/2018 15:12
    Farmers and landowners with a septic tank are reminded that they may be legally required to upgrade their systems within the next two years. Septic tanks are very common in rural properties and most homeowners find them a relatively easy solution to the problem of dealing with waste water and sewage where no mains drainage is available - so long as
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Waste and bin collections suspended due to weather

    Published: Fri, 02/03/2018 13:05
    Due to ongoing poor weather conditions, Ely and Cambridgeshire waste collections have been suspended today and based on forecasts, they are unlikely to resume until Monday. We are triggering our waste contingency plan where next week's collections will concentrate on removing the backlog of black sacks and blue bins.
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  • East Cambs backs Environment Agency to highlight flooding risk in Fens

    Published: Fri, 02/03/2018 10:26
    Following the Environment Agency's ‘Great Ouse Tidal River Baseline Report', East Cambridgeshire District Council have agreed to back the Environment Agency in its case to Government. At East Cambridgeshire District Council's Full Council meeting on 22nd February, a motion was put forward to Councillors to promote the agency's report and show the
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  • Ely & District Cycling Club members ride in both cross-country and downhill races

    Published: Wed, 28/02/2018 15:51
    Seven Ely & District Cycling Club members took part in mountain bike races this weekend, with junior and senior members taking part in both cross-country and downhill races. Despite the fact that the Winter mountain bike race series had only finished the weekend before, the first race of the Mud Sweat and Gears summer MTB race series took place on
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  • Ely man jailed for robbing police officer

    Published: Wed, 28/02/2018 13:25
    A serial thief from Ely who robbed a police officer of a car has been jailed for more than three years. Michael King, 37, from Witchford, Ely, approached the officer, who was on duty but not in uniform, as she dropped off a non-police vehicle at the Co-op Jet filling station in Burwell at just after 4pm on 2 January.
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  • Strong desire for free range milk coupled with sustainable coffee, survey finds

    Published: Wed, 28/02/2018 10:19
    A newly released poll shows a strong desire for free range milk alongside sustainable coffee beans in the UK's growing coffee shop market. Results from the recent YouGov poll, commissioned by Free Range Dairy Network, indicates the importance of the provenance of milk in coffee, along with the coffee beans themselves.
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  • The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in Ely and Littleport

    Published: Tue, 27/02/2018 17:04
    The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We are trying to find some dog walking support for a resident of Littleport and Ella an 8 year old Collie who would love to go for a good walk. What happens if
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  • Farmers urged to manage river bank habitats to help declining water vole

    Published: Tue, 27/02/2018 10:27
    Landowners and farmers have been urged to manage river bank habitats to help the British water vole, which has seen a 30 percent decline over ten years. New analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts has revealed that water vole distribution has declined dramatically.
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  • Ely Trains Will Not Be Running As Normal With Heavy Snow Forecast

    Published: Mon, 26/02/2018 17:00
    Heavy snow forecast for the East of England has led Network Rail, which owns and operates the tracks, signals and power infrastructure of the railway, to place restrictions on the services Great Northern can run tonight north of Royston, towards Cambridge and King's Lynn. This will help keep passenger services running as best as possible
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  • Safety Notice: Philips thermometer possible inaccurate measurements

    Published: Mon, 26/02/2018 13:04
    Philips Avent has issued an official statement and safety notice following a number of complaints about possible inaccurate measurements by its Smart Ear Thermometer. Philips has become aware of a number of complaints related to possible inaccurate measurements by the Device. Philips has identified that the risk of delaying treatment can have
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  • Jelly recalled as potential choking hazard

    Published: Sat, 24/02/2018 12:23
    Taipec Ltd recalls packs of ‘Yuki & Love' mango flavoured and litchi flavoured jelly because the products contain konjac powder which is not permitted as an ingredient in jelly confectionery products as it presents a choking hazard.
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  • Crime prevention day hailed a success

    Published: Sat, 24/02/2018 09:12
    More than 5,000 crime prevention leaflets, 4,000 security products, 80 PCSOs, 40 officers, 20 cadets, 12 Specials and eight crime prevention officers resulted in one day of action. Operation Oculus, the force's biggest ever crime prevention day, recorded more than 1,000 positive actions, including almost 300 bikes being security marked, 300 sign-up
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  • New paper highlights nutritional importance of eggs for young and old

    Published: Fri, 23/02/2018 17:04
    A new paper published highlights a raft of research showing how a number of key consumer groups could benefit from increased egg consumption. The paper, in the latest edition of the British Nutrition Foundation's peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Bulletin, highlights the need for health professionals to disseminate new research on food safety and all
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  • Ely Rustic Furniture, The Industrial Console table

    Published: Fri, 23/02/2018 14:58
    Ely Rustic Furniture uses ingenuity to make their furniture. In this instance, this console table was made from imported reclaimed Scandinavian pine and good solid British Steel. The venue for this exceptional quality piece of furniture is a new build modern home and has been made with the decor and in keeping with the house.
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  • ECDC Launch Littleport Community Hub After Success in ELY

    Published: Fri, 23/02/2018 12:04
    Following a successful first year since the launch of Ely's Community Hub, East Cambridgeshire District Council, supported by Littleport Parish Council and supporting partner organisations are launching their second hub in Littleport on 1st March 2018. Littleport Community Hub will be open on the first Thursday of every month from 10am until 1pm
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: East Cambridgeshire District Council Freeze Council Tax for 2018

    Published: Fri, 23/02/2018 10:23
    East Cambridgeshire District Council have agreed to freeze their portion of council tax for the fifth year in a row following approval from councillors yesterday evening. Councillors voted in favour of keeping the district council's portion of council tax the same for the year 2018/19. The report to Full Council also states that the proactive
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Church spires to help boost rural internet connectivity

    Published: Wed, 21/02/2018 17:02
    Church spires across the UK will be used to boost digital connectivity in rural areas following an agreement between the Government and the Church of England. The accord, signed by the the Church of England, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Defra encourages the use of churches to improve broadband and mobile
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  • Ely Rotary need your memories to help celebrate 40 years of Ely Aquafest in 2018

    Published: Tue, 20/02/2018 13:03
    The Ely organisers of Aquafest 2018, the Rotary Clubs of Ely and Ely Hereward, are busy working on this year's event to be held on 1 July. This year celebrates 40 years of Aquafest and we want it to be bigger than ever.
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  • Celebrating Fifty Years of Ely Rotary

    Published: Tue, 20/02/2018 08:07
    John Bedford, a local farmer, celebrated being a member of the Rotary Club of Ely for fifty years at a lunch at Ely Golf Club for Rotarians, partners and friends. He gave a very interesting talk about his time in the Rotary Club of Ely and the changes that he has seen. John is still a very active member of the club and works very hard at Aquafest
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  • More than one agricultural worker in UK commits suicide a week, figures show

    Published: Mon, 19/02/2018 15:21
    More than one agricultural worker commits suicide a week, according to a leading farming charity which aims to highlight mental health awareness in the industry. The Farm Safety Foundation, the charity behind Farm Safety Week, has advised the farming industry to start looking after themselves mentally as well as physically.
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  • Ely have a slow start but Newmarket falls

    Published: Mon, 19/02/2018 10:04
    Ely Tigers dominate over Newmarket after a slow start away from home. It took about ten minutes before the Ely got on the scoreboard, Man of the match Luke Turner pounced on a failed clearance kick and ran it back under the posts for a converted try.
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  • Smyths Toys Recall Furious Challenger Road Racing Set

    Published: Sat, 17/02/2018 12:33
    Smyths Toys has been made aware of several incidents regarding the plug/charger on this toy. No injuries have been reported. The product was sold in the United Kingdom, Republic Of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Batch placed on the market from 7 August 2017. The affected batch number is 1706.
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  • Open Spaces Group Update, Witchford, Ely, February 2018

    Published: Sat, 17/02/2018 08:32
    Throughout January volunteers laid around 20 m of the west boundary hedge at the Old Recreation Ground near Ely. This is the fourth year that the hedgelaying team has been in action (in the Millennium Wood as well as the Old Rec), and the team members are feeling quite confident that the work is being done competently! Take a look at this latest
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  • Draper Tools Jet Force Recall Infra-Red Diesel Space Heater

    Published: Fri, 16/02/2018 17:07
    As part of our ongoing quality monitoring procedures we have identified a potential safety concern with the Draper Infra-Red Diesel Heater Part Number DSH-IR30, Stock Number 54046. In exceptional circumstances it is possible that combustion of unburnt Diesel fuel may take place outside of the combustion chamber on the infra-red heating plate
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  • Ely Rustic Furniture put the vision in television units

    Published: Fri, 16/02/2018 11:52
    Ely Rustic Furniture uses ingenuity to make their furniture. In this instance, the bespoke bed was made from imported wood from churches in Norway. The venue for this masterpiece is a 1930's barn conversion and has been made with the decor and in keeping with the house.
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  • Small farms 'will suffer' under Labour plans to force landowners to sell for fraction of value

    Published: Fri, 16/02/2018 10:32
    The Labour Party is considering seizing land owned by farmers and landowners for a fraction of its current price in an effort to build more council houses. Labour's plans to create a new English Sovereign Land Trust will grant powers to the government to buy land at agricultural prices for housing.

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  • Quorn Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice recalled as might contain rubber

    Published: Thu, 15/02/2018 15:22
    Quorn recalls its Chilled Quorn Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice 400g product because it may contain pieces of rubber. Quorn is recalling its Chilled Quorn Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice 400g product because it may contain pieces of flexible rubber. The presence of rubber makes this product unsafe to eat and presents a safety risk.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Children have 'huge lack' of food and farming knowledge, NFU says

    Published: Wed, 14/02/2018 15:19
    Children have a "huge lack of knowledge" when its comes to knowing how and where their food is produced, the NFU has said. National Farmers' Union Deputy President Minette Batters said the industry "believes passionately" about educating young people, and food production should be part of the national curriculum.

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  • Mums' speak about the day their worlds changed forever

    Published: Wed, 14/02/2018 15:18
    The mums' of two men who have lost their lives to knife crime have spoken openly about the day their worlds changed forever. In June last year 27-year-old James Cromwell died of a single stab wound to the heart in Stretton Avenue, Cambridge. His killer, 25-year-old Abdul Korim Ali used the knife he was carrying after a row broke out between the p
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  • Review of Warren Mailley-Smith's performance in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 10th February 2018

    Published: Tue, 13/02/2018 15:11
    Local concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, gave a wonderful St Valentine's concert in Ely on Saturday. He has a phenomenal technique that never ceases to amaze. The strength, agility and fluidity of his playing in the most demanding passages enhanced the pieces wonderfully. His fingers flew over the keys giving each phrase the right amount of
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club hold annual Hardriders open time trial 2018

    Published: Tue, 13/02/2018 08:04
    On Sunday 11th February 2018 the Ely & District Cycling Club held its annual Hardriders open time trial, traditionally seen as the beginning of the year's time trial racing season. The Hardriders race is held over a 25 mile circuit featuring narrow, bumpy and rutted Fenland backroads and the name of the race is a reference not only to the nature of
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  • Muscle Food recalls certain meat products due to incorrect use-by date labelling

    Published: Mon, 12/02/2018 15:17
    Muscle Food is recalling certain meat products supplied by DB Foods Ltd due to incorrect use-by dates. For a full list of products please see the attached document. The affected products have been labelled with incorrect use-by dates, and therefore could be inadvertently eaten past the date by which they can be safely consumed. A recall from
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  • Ely fight hard against Cantabs under the floodlights

    Published: Mon, 12/02/2018 08:57
    Ely fell out of the cup in a close contest under the floodlights on Friday night. Ely took a few minutes to get into the game and eventually gained a penalty in front of the posts. Joel Scott Paul knocked it over to get three points on the board. A few minutes later Cantabs were hammering at the Tigers line, quick ball forced them over the line for
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  • Twitter shines a light into the world of Tri-force Operational Policing Support

    Published: Sat, 10/02/2018 11:38
    Residents across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire can get a better understanding of the specialist work undertaken by the Operational Support Unit team through their new twitter account which launches today.
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  • Haddenham CLT given full backing by East Cambs planners

    Published: Sat, 10/02/2018 09:07
    A development of 54 new homes in Haddenham has been given the green light by the planning committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council. The scheme, which includes 19 affordable homes, was applied for by the Haddenham Community Land Trust. Trustees from the CLT engaged with planners from an early stage and attended pre-application discussions
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Romanian couple arrested in anti-slavery operation in Ely

    Published: Sat, 10/02/2018 06:15
    GLAA officers this morning arrested a Romanian couple in Ely, Cambridgeshire on suspicion of modern slavery and gangmaster offences. The couple, a 30-year-old male and his 32-year-old female partner - were apprehended at a detached property in Ely this morning.
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  • Cambridgeshire custody rated ‘positive' by inspectors

    Published: Fri, 09/02/2018 15:01
    An inspection, carried out by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS), in August 2017, has found the way the custody provision is operated in Cambridgeshire, to be positive. The unannounced inspection took place between 7 and 18 August last year, and looked at the force's main custody suites at Thorpe Wood
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  • Dairy protein 'plays key role' in keeping muscles healthy

    Published: Fri, 09/02/2018 08:18
    Dairy protein can play a key role in supporting active ageing and keeping muscles healthy, nutrition experts explained. Research shows that the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength can be offset, to a certain extent, by paying close attention to daily dietary protein intake whilst maintaining an active lifestyle.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire police launch amnesty following increase in knife crime

    Published: Fri, 09/02/2018 08:16
    Police in Ely and Cambridgeshire are holding an amnesty this month as part of a national initiative to tackle knife crime. Figures released by Cambridgeshire Constabulary show that recorded knife crime within the county has risen by more than 25 per cent which is in line with a national increase.
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  • Organic farming must be 'properly recognised and rewarded', UK certifier urges

    Published: Thu, 08/02/2018 15:09
    The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be "properly recognised and rewarded" by government post-Brexit, according to an organic certifier. OF&G says the development of a new UK domestic agricultural policy offers the chance to address "systematic failures" in the food system which have led to a decline in soils
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club have a quiet weekend, but not for Tom

    Published: Thu, 08/02/2018 10:18
    With the Cyclocross season having finished, but with the time trial season yet to start, it was a quiet weekend for members of the Ely and District Cycling Club. In fact, the only Ely member taking part in any form of racing was Junior member Tom Lewis, who was racing in the Essex Roads CC road racing at Redbridge Cycle Centre. Racing in the Under
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  • Sylvania Lamp display box recalled as potential for Electric shock

    Published: Wed, 07/02/2018 13:04
    The stripped back ends of the internal mains wiring are not terminated into the terminal blocks. If the testing box is opened whilst plugged into a mains power source, lengths of live metal conductor could be exposed. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598.
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  • Figures show three-quarters of British public trust food origin and quality

    Published: Wed, 07/02/2018 10:27
    Seventy-five percent of the British public trust the accuracy of food labels and 74 percent trust the authenticity of the food's origin or quality, according to new figures. The Food Standards Agency's (FSA) Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker results is a tracking survey of consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, in order to monitor
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  • Trio jailed for assault and robbery in Ely

    Published: Wed, 07/02/2018 07:42
    Three men who attacked a man with a glass bottle and a knife in Ely before robbing him have been jailed for a combined total of seven years. On 7th October the victim approached Ladell Franklin, 28, in Ely town centre and spoke to him about buying some cannabis. Franklin took the victim, a man in his 40s, to meet Sam Webber, 27, and Ryan Darby, 31,
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  • Review of ‘The Wiz' by Witchford Amateur Dramatic Society

    Published: Tue, 06/02/2018 10:14
    Who needs TV when you see a show like ‘The Wiz' produced and directed by Witchford's own Lucy Short? I stopped watching one of those live talent shows on TV recently because the singer was NOT using his voice well. It was excruciating.
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  • Ely Mens 1s Play Game of The Season

    Published: Tue, 06/02/2018 09:03
    To stand any chance of staying in the promotion race Ely City Mens 1s needed a win against top of the table Cambridge City Mens 4s. Cambridge City had probably already secured promotion but lost the last clash and had a point to prove. In what was a very closely fought match, Ely City fought hard from start to finish and ended up winning 5-2.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Further regulation to hit drone technology this spring

    Published: Mon, 05/02/2018 17:04
    The use of drone technology for farming is becoming increasingly relevant and widespread, and with it increasingly managed by new laws. On the farm, drones provide a valuable new technology for surveying, monitoring and mapping with other features in development for other functions coming fast over the horizon.
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  • Mothercare is recalling it's Hyde Crib in Ely as the base may detach from the frame

    Published: Mon, 05/02/2018 15:09
    Mothercare is recalling its Hyde Crib. This is due to a risk of injury posed by a safety issue of the base detaching from the frame. It affects a small number of cribs sold, with batch dates from January 2017 to November 2017. All earlier batches are unaffected. The batch date can be found on the crib base. This crib is sold in mothercare stores
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  • Ely steal victory in the dying minutes of the game at home against Southwold

    Published: Mon, 05/02/2018 08:07
    Ely were first to get on the scoreboard after a solid ten minutes of possession. Southwold conceded a penalty and Ely opted to find touch. Nathan Brooks threw to the front of the line out to Lloyd Palmer who took his man and offloaded back to Brooks, he then darted in the corner uncontested.
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  • Over 1,400 motorists stopped as part of tri-force drink drive crackdown

    Published: Sat, 03/02/2018 10:17
    Throughout December road policing officers across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire stopped more than 1,400 motorists as part of a crackdown on driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) annual operation which ran from 1 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 saw operations run by every police
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  • Drink and drug driver jailed for fatal collision

    Published: Fri, 02/02/2018 16:58
    A woman who tested positive for being under the influence of alcohol and drugs following a fatal collision in South Cambridgeshire has been jailed for eight years. Sarah Hand, 50, of Aragon Road in Haverhill, Suffolk, was arrested on 23 December last year (2017) after the silver Ford Fiesta she was driving was in collision with a blue Nissan
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  • Glucosamine and Omega Choice recalled due to incorrect allergen labelling

    Published: Fri, 02/02/2018 15:07
    Optima Consumer Healthcare Limited is recalling Optima Glucosamine tablets which contain fish, molluscs and crustaceans and, Omega Choice 3-6-9 capsules which contain sesame and soya. These allergens are not correctly identified on the label and are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish, molluscs, crustaceans, sesame or soya.
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: You can be a recycling hero and order a second blue bin from 1st February 2018

    Published: Fri, 02/02/2018 08:28
    Ramping up your recycling rate is now even easier thanks to the introduction of second blue bins. From 1st February 2018 residents in East Cambridgeshire can request a second blue bin for a one-off fee of £25 with no additional cost for it to be emptied.
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  • Murder detectives appeal for your dash-cam footage

    Published: Fri, 02/02/2018 06:04
    Detectives investigating the brutal murder of an elderly jeweller are appealing for any motorists from Cambridgeshire and Ely who may have vital evidence on their dash-cams. They want to hear from anyone who was driving in part of Leicester city centre or in the area of the Leicester Airfield near Stoughton last Wednesday evening.

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  • Are vegans actually carving out a significant niche in the food industry?

    Published: Thu, 01/02/2018 13:19
    With veganism continuing to be a hot topic, the number of full-time vegans is often questioned, along with the effects that the lifestyle choice is having on the meat industry. Finance company Rangewell has analysed research including industry statistics and national shopping patterns to see whether vegans are actually carving out a significant
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  • Walkers recall Baked Ready Salted

    Published: Wed, 31/01/2018 17:06
    As a precautionary measure Walkers are recalling the above product and date code, as a limited number of packs may have been mislabelled and contain flavourings which contain milk that is not included in the ingredients list. Any customers who have bought packs with the above date code and have an allergy to milk should not consume them but return
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  • Key Stakeholders Push for Action on A10 Improvements

    Published: Wed, 31/01/2018 13:08
    Ely MP Lucy Frazer organised a meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, Charles Roberts, and the Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council. Peter Topping, as well as senior representatives from Network Rail and Cambridgeshire County Council's Transport and Strategy
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  • Ely and District Cycling Club host Cyclocross races, January 2018

    Published: Wed, 31/01/2018 08:01
    Although the Cyclocross season is drawing to a close, this weekend saw both junior and senior members of the Ely and District Cycling Club involved in Cyclocross races. On Saturday, Ely hosted a round of the British Cycling Muddy Monsters Go-Ride race series in Coveney.
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  • Ely Boots recalls ‘Delicious Pineapple and Berry Compote' because of undeclared milk

    Published: Tue, 30/01/2018 13:01
    Boots is recalling its ‘Delicious Pineapple and Berry Compote' because it contains milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Taj Badalandabad wins

    Published: Tue, 30/01/2018 10:23
    Our racing week was curtailed somewhat when Fontwell was abandoned on Sunday due to heavy rain leaving the course waterlogged in places. That left us with just three runners during the course of the week and I was pleased to be on the board with the success of Taj Badalandabad at Huntingdon on Friday, while our other two runners both performed
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  • Anniversary appeal following Cambridge assault

    Published: Mon, 29/01/2018 17:11
    Police are launching a fresh appeal for information a month on from an assault on a woman in her 20s in Cambridge. The victim was attacked in Milton's Walk close to Christ's Pieces at about 3am on New Year's Day. She was approached from behind and assaulted. A struggle took place, in which the victim bit the offender, before members of the public
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  • Health benefits of red meat and dairy needs highlighting to sell more, research says

    Published: Mon, 29/01/2018 15:09
    More beef, lamb and dairy products would be sold if a brighter spotlight was shone on their health benefits, according to new research. The consumer research by AHDB on the promotion of health and nutritional, examined how aware consumers are of the health messaging around beef, lamb and dairy.
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  • Ely and Soham Fire Crews tackle fire involving a bin and a fence

    Published: Mon, 29/01/2018 13:04
    At 3.45am on Monday (29) one crew from Soham and one crew from Ely were called to a fire on Foxwood North in Soham. Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving a bin and a fence. They extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their stations by 4.35am.
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  • Ely provide solid win away against Crusaders

    Published: Mon, 29/01/2018 08:07
    Ely Tigers were eager to get points on the board early and make use of the wind advantage. Crusaders conceded several penalties which allowed Ely to kick for the corner. Nathan Brooks threw the ball in and joined the back of a dominant Tigers maul, they forced their way over to allow Brooks to dot down.
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  • Recall: Le Toy Van, Bunny Train

    Published: Sun, 28/01/2018 11:17
    Le Toy Van has become aware that the plastic ears of the two smaller bunnies are breaking off the PL026 Bunny Train. This may mean the small bunny ears of the PL026 Bunny Train may present a choking hazard. If you believe you have an affected product then we strongly recommend to remove the toy from use. Affected items should be disposed of or
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  • East Cambridgeshire Council aims to make vision reality for the region

    Published: Sun, 28/01/2018 09:15
    A vision for the future of East Cambridgeshire aims to make the region "one of the most desirable places to live in the UK", it was announced today. A series of pledges designed to improve and enhance the district were outlined in a four-year corporate plan in 2015 - many of which have been achieved or will be completed in the upcoming months. Now
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  • Appeal to trace wanted man, Gintautas Urbonas

    Published: Sat, 27/01/2018 11:06
    Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man who has escaped from prison. Gintautas Urbonas, 51, is currently serving a 12 year sentence at HMP Peterborough for offences including attempted rape, battery and sexual assault.
    Members of the public are urged not to approach him but to call police immediately with any information regard
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  • Report calls for greater 'rural proofing' as rural elderly face 'terrifying' crisis

    Published: Fri, 26/01/2018 17:02
    Elderly and vulnerable people living in rural parts of the country are facing a "terrifying" crisis situation in terms of poor access to social care. Other challenges are also brought about by geographical isolation and public sector austerity, according to a new report published on Thursday (25 January) by Rural England CIC.
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  • Ely Marks & Spencer recalls 2 Gluten Free Scotch Eggs because of undeclared gluten

    Published: Fri, 26/01/2018 15:47
    Marks & Spencer is recalling 2 Gluten Free Scotch Eggs because they contain undeclared gluten which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to gluten. No other Marks & Spencer products are known to be affected.
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  • Unmarked detection van on patrol

    Published: Fri, 26/01/2018 13:03
    This week Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing officers are taking part in a national enforcement campaign focused on the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving. As part of the planned enforcement, officers will use an unmarked police detection van, equipped with cameras designed to catch mobile phone users in the
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  • Ely Rustic Furniture put Norwegian Churches to bed

    Published: Fri, 26/01/2018 12:48
    Ely Rustic Furniture uses ingenuity to make their furniture. In this instance, the bespoke bed was made from imported wood from churches in Norway. The venue for this masterpiece is a 1920's cottage and has been made with the decor and in keeping with the house.

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  • Cadets seek inspiring new leader or face closure, Witchford, 5th February 2018

    Published: Thu, 25/01/2018 17:02
    Police Cadets in East Cambridgeshire are looking for an inspiring leader to help them grow and learn. The East Cambs Cadets have been running for almost three years and now have more than 30 members aged between 13 and 18. They meet weekly and learn about a variety of policing activities to gain an overview of the law. They also volunteer their
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  • Kidde recall Fire Extinguishers as they can fail to activate during a fire emergency

    Published: Thu, 25/01/2018 10:37
    Approximately 169,000 push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers were sold in the UK between 1995 and 2006. Approximately 700 plastic handle fire extinguishers were sold in the UK between 2011/2012. Affected fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Campaign launched to highlight dangers of driving on country roads

    Published: Wed, 24/01/2018 15:14
    A road safety campaign has been relaunched in Ely and Cambridgeshire to highlight the dangers of driving on country roads. The THINK! team has relaunched its ‘Country Roads' campaign which will run for four weeks from Monday 22 January. The campaign warns drivers of the dangers of driving on country roads, and encourages them to slow down
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  • Major Crime Unit reach 3000 years of sentencings

    Published: Wed, 24/01/2018 13:14
    Offenders who have committed some of the most serious and horrendous crimes across Beds, Cambs and Herts have together been locked away for more than 3,000 years since tri-force collaboration of the Major Crime Unit in April 2012. Detective Superintendent Jo Walker leads the unit and said: "Seeking justice for victims and their families is at the
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  • James Hall recalls BBQ Pulled Pork because it may contain salmonella

    Published: Wed, 24/01/2018 10:32
    James Hall is recalling SPAR BBQ Pulled Pork and Woodland BBQ Pulled Pork because the products may contain salmonella. Both products have been sold at SPAR stores. No other James Hall products are known to be affected. Symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
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  • Organic milk sector sees huge rise in popularity, but can it be maintained?

    Published: Tue, 23/01/2018 17:03
    The organic milk sector has seen an increase in popularity and recognition, but can this all be maintained and is future growth on the cards? The sector has seen new joint ventures and alliances announced in the UK and abroad. New brands have also launched into the market amid a healthy increase in exports as global demand for organic products rise
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Ely, Ramses de Teillee

    Published: Tue, 23/01/2018 13:37
    Last week was a good one for the stable with winners at Newbury and Chepstow taking our seasonal tally to 21. Those scorers; Friday Night Light and Ramses de Teillee are promising young horses who look to have bright futures over hurdles and fences respectively and I am looking forward to many more big days with them.
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  • Ely Rustic Furniture tells a story every time

    Published: Mon, 22/01/2018 17:12
    Ely Rustic Furniture uses reclaimed wood to make floating shelves are hand picked to make them the best quality possible. Each shelf tells its own old story from its former life, from being used in railways to old barns, with twists and knots, splits and shakes all making these truly beautiful shelves. No shelf is the same but we try our best to
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  • Ely's Lancaster Way Business Park and Enterprise Zone visit is hosted by Grovemere Property

    Published: Mon, 22/01/2018 13:54
    On Friday 19th January 2018, Councillors from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) visited Ely's Lancaster Way Business Park and Enterprise Zone. Hosted by the Ely site developers Grovemere Property, Councillors saw first-hand how the rapidly developing area has flourished since the completion of substantial investment in infrastructure
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire police launch 'Put It Down' campaign

    Published: Mon, 22/01/2018 11:26
    Police in Ely and Cambridgeshire will take part in a week-long enforcement campaign starting today (22 January), focused on raising awareness of the dangers caused by using a mobile phone whilst driving. The campaign will encourage members of the public to #PutItDown while driving in order to combat a growing trend of mobile phone use behind the
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  • Farmers told to 'Tell it Like it is' in new dairy promotion campaign

    Published: Mon, 22/01/2018 10:46
    Farmers are being urged to 'Tell it Like it is' in a new dairy industry initiative to help communicate the positives of milk. Dairy UK, AHDB and The Dairy Council have launched the joint initiative, which hopes to battle image negativity and the nutritional benefits of dairy to consumers.
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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
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    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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