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  • Jail for man who carried weapons ‘for show'

    Published: Thu, 17/01/2019 16:18
    A man found with an axe, knife and knuckle-duster in a busy town centre has been jailed for 13 months. Ben Rider, 35, was reported to patrolling officers by a concerned member of the public at about 9pm on 5 November last year after they saw a ‘bizarre handle' poking from his pocket. As the two officers approached, Rider attempted to flee but was
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  • Dairy processor Muller rolls out new recyclable milk cap

    Published: Thu, 17/01/2019 14:06
    Dairy processor Muller has rolled out a new recyclable milk cap which uses 13% less plastic material in a bid to bolster its environmental credentials. It will allow the business to remove 300 tonnes of plastic every year, the equivalent weight of 231 million ‘stealth' milk caps. The dairy company has worked with packaging company PACCOR for the
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  • Police obtain court order to safeguard against human trafficking

    Published: Thu, 17/01/2019 11:19
    Police have obtained a court order in a bid to safeguard potential victims against human trafficking after an investigation at a Fenland car wash last year. Officers visited the car wash on 12 September, together with members of the Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and immigration officials.
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  • Local children need local Foster Carers

    Published: Wed, 16/01/2019 16:07
    According to figures from the Fostering Network, the East of England needs approximately 700 additional foster carers. The significance of this short fall in carers is not to be underestimated. It is often the case that children coming into foster care or indeed moving around in foster care are best served by remaining local to their education
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  • Ely mother and daughter stole from Cambridgeshire business

    Published: Wed, 16/01/2019 10:41
    A mother and daughter from Ely stole around £100,000 from a Cambridgeshire business by using a company credit card to fund Legoland rides, vets bills, a private car number plate and house cleaners. Nicola Hayter, of Carey Close, in Ely, worked as a bookkeeper for construction company Retrofit UK from 2009 to 2016. In January 2016 the company held
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  • Head Fen Country Retreat near Ely thrives

    Published: Wed, 16/01/2019 09:25
    Head Fen Country Retreat near Ely is a popular location for lovers of wildlife and the countryside. The lodges are situated in the peaceful Cambridgeshire countryside, overlooking the private fishing lake with Ely Cathedral in the view. It's a picturesque place to take a relaxing retreat. Located only 10 minutes from Ely, 30 minutes from Cambridge
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  • County lines boss jailed

    Published: Wed, 16/01/2019 07:22
    The boss of a London drugs gang, known as ‘Pepsi', has been jailed for eight years. Timothy Okunzuwa, also known as ‘Black Pepsi', from Glebelands, Clissold Road, London, was found dealing crack cocaine, cocaine and heroin out of a woman's apartment in Chesterton Road, Cambridge. On 30 July, police attended the apartment after receiving reports of
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  • 999 members of ambulance staff trained towards Dementia Friends target

    Published: Tue, 15/01/2019 17:32
    A significant milestone has been reached at the region's ambulance service to help staff better support patients and their families affected by dementia. By the end of 2018, a total 999 staff at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) had been trained towards the target of being recognised as Dementia Friends. This is the first
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  • Two county lines drug dealers jailed

    Published: Tue, 15/01/2019 15:06
    Two men who were found with more than 200 wraps of class A drugs, worth more than £2000, have been jailed. Layek Hussain and Shipu Qureshi were known to police after several concerned residents reported drug dealing in Cambridge. Hussain, 22, and Qureshi, 39, were parked in a Co-op car park when two officers approached in an unmarked police car.
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  • Just Natural, Chicken and Tripe pet food has been recalled as it contains salmonella

    Published: Tue, 15/01/2019 12:59
    After APHA sample laboratory secondary testing we have now been notified that the previously recalled product noted below has been confirmed positive for SALMONELLA. We have formally updated the affected stockists and anyone with any unused packs of this product batch number please return them to the place of purchase where possible for a full
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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Police target hotspots for speeding drivers

    Published: Tue, 15/01/2019 10:27
    Police across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) will be targeting speeding drivers in a two-week crackdown across the three counties. The campaign will see officers from the BCH Road Policing Unit (RPU) will dedicate all available patrols, which are not responding to Emergency calls, to enforce safe speeds in known problem areas.
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  • Ely Comment: Let's face it, age comes to us all

    Published: Mon, 14/01/2019 17:36
    If we were to believe the newspapers and magazines these days, especially after the New Year, we would believe that all we had to do was to eat the right things, exercise and use our brains and we would be immortal. Sad to say, we all know that this is not true. No one is immortal; age comes to all of us. Even Andy Murray, the star of Wimbledon
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  • Witchford Open Spaces Group Update, December 2018

    Published: Mon, 14/01/2019 15:02
    The clearance of the ditch between the village college and the wildflower meadow was carried out during November, using plant hired by the parish council and operated by volunteers. All the spoil was carted further up the drove and dropped there to avoid damaging the wildflower meadow. It will be levelled off after it has had time to dry out. This
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  • £5m fund to substantially reduce food waste from farm-to-fork

    Published: Mon, 14/01/2019 09:31
    A £5m government fund has opened to substantially reduce food waste from farm-to-fork as part of a multi-million pound pilot scheme. Food redistribution organisations in England will be able to bid into a £5 million pot to help them overcome the financial barrier to redistributing surplus food which is currently going to waste but which could be
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  • Thank you to the people of Ely from the Rotary of Ely

    Published: Mon, 14/01/2019 05:29
    At the end of the last financial Ely Rotary year, the club reported that they had donated £14,224 to charities of which over £10,000 went to local charities. Some of the local charities who benefited were St John Ambulance, Centre 33, Ely Triathlon, Port Youth Group, Harbour School, Ely Rowing Club, Elysian Riding School, Arthur Rank Hospice
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  • Cyclist named following fatal collision in Dullingham

    Published: Fri, 11/01/2019 17:47
    A man who died following a crash in Dullingham on Tuesday (8th January) has been named. Edgar Monks, 77, of Hitherford, Over, was cycling on Station Road when he was involved in a collision with a white Ford van. The collision took place at 12.30pm and Mr Monks died at the scene. The driver of the ford was not injured and no arrests have been made
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  • Tories suggest specific aisles for consumers to buy local

    Published: Fri, 11/01/2019 15:01
    Supermarkets should have specific aisles where local produce is sold as a way to help farmers, the Scottish Conservatives have suggested. The move would also support smaller firms in the region where the supermarket is located, according to the party. Brian Whittle, the Scottish Conservative's wellbeing and sport spokesman, said it presents an
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  • Waitrose Chinese 6 Vegetable Spring Rolls have been recalled as they contain meat and sesame

    Published: Fri, 11/01/2019 13:06
    This product has been incorrectly packed with a product containing undeclared meat (duck) and sesame. If you have a sesame allergy or are avoiding the consumption of meat, please do not consume. We apologise that it has been necessary to recall this product and for the inconvenience caused.
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  • Two arrests in connection with armed robbery

    Published: Fri, 11/01/2019 10:22
    Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Meldreth earlier this week. Police were called at 9.56pm on Monday (7 January) to the One Stop store in High Street, Meldreth with reports of a robbery. Two men wearing balaclavas entered the store at approximately 9.50pm armed with a gun.
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  • Huntingdon Racecourse welcomes New Chairman today

    Published: Fri, 11/01/2019 07:02
    Huntingdon Racecourse will welcome its new Chairman as racing gets under way for the first time in 2019 on Friday, 11th January. Following his appointment by The Jockey Club, Julian Taylor has succeeded Paul Taiano who stepped down at the end of 2018 from the position he held for nine years.
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