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  • Recycling Superhero shorlisted for prestigeous award

    Published: Mon, 23/07/2018 12:02
    East Cambridgeshire District Council's recycling superhero, Michael Recycle, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Michael, who was created by Littleport pupil Brooke Smith to help the Council increase recycling rates, has been shortlisted in the ‘Education Campaign of the Year' category in the Chartered Institute of PR awards for the
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  • Courts ease tax relief bindings for rural businesses

    Published: Mon, 23/07/2018 10:29
    Rural businesses which run furnished holiday lets or livery stables could now benefit from Inheritance Tax relief following two favourable court cases. Previously, neither holiday lets or DIY liveries qualified for Business Property Relief (BPR), as HMRC views them as investment activities rather than trading businesses. But the two court cases
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  • New report highlights role of eggs in children's diet

    Published: Mon, 23/07/2018 05:51
    A new report has confirmed the role of eggs in boosting protein, vitamin and mineral intakes during childhood. The report, published in healthcare periodical Network Health Digest, reviewed studies finding that adding eggs to the diet supported growth, prevented stunting, and improved protein levels in children. Despite an egg containing fewer than
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  • Jail for man who made threats with knife

    Published: Sun, 22/07/2018 12:11
    A man threatened two men with a knife after walking in the middle of a Wisbech road and forcing their car to swerve around him. Benjamin Hammond, 23, was walking in Market Place on the afternoon of February 2 when the victims approached in a Seat Leon. As they narrowly avoided him, Hammond slapped the car windscreen, shouted and swore and then open
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  • Jail for dealer who left drugs in unlocked car

    Published: Sat, 21/07/2018 15:24
    A drug dealer who left more than £120,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine in his unlocked and uninsured car has been jailed for almost seven years. Maroof Rahman, 30, of Golding Road, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and possession of criminal property at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (20 July). The
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  • Update on interim timetable for Thameslink and Great Northern

    Published: Fri, 20/07/2018 15:59
    Govia Thameslink Railway has today reported a positive start to the introduction of the new interim Thameslink and Great Northern timetable this week. The new schedules have delivered a more stable, resilient and reliable service. Some 200 extra trains are now running each weekday across the network compared to the period prior to the introduction
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  • Just Desserts have recalled Body Custard in Chocolate Soufflé

    Published: Fri, 20/07/2018 15:09
    The product contains the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI). Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. The product dos not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
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  • Littleport man charged following threats with a knife in Littleport

    Published: Fri, 20/07/2018 11:22
    A man from Littleport has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of theft from a shop following an incident an incident in Littleport on Tuesday evening. Daniel Kennett, 36, is accused of approaching a man on the playing fields beside Littleport Leisure Centre and threatening them whilst brandishing a knife.
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  • EEAST Chief Executive labelled as "visionary and compassionate"

    Published: Fri, 20/07/2018 10:24
    An independent examination of leadership and governance at the region's ambulance trust has been welcomed. Labelling the chief executive Robert Morton as "visionary and compassionate", the independent review conducted by Deloitte looked at how senior leaders worked together and its business processes. The comprehensive review included interviews
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  • Fatal collision on A1307 at Linton

    Published: Thu, 19/07/2018 17:24
    Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A1307 at Linton on Friday evening (13 July) where sadly a man sustained fatal injuries. At about 9.15pm a black Volkswagen Passat and a blue Audi A3 collided outside Dalehead Foods in Cambridge Road. Mitica Baiculescu, 50, of London Road in Ipswich was a passenger in the Volkswagen and died
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  • Man guilty of murder after losing at pool

    Published: Thu, 19/07/2018 17:18
    A man who stabbed two people at a Cambourne pub after losing a game of pool has been found guilty of murder. Kai Nazir, 20, was at the Monkfield Arms in the High Street on 27 October last year, when at about midnight he was challenged to a game of pool by a man he did not know. After Nazir lost, he stabbed the man, who is in his 20s, to the chest.
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  • Schweppes have recalled their ‘1783' 600ml tonic waters

    Published: Thu, 19/07/2018 13:04
    The incorrect application of some closures could cause a small number of them to pop off the bottle unexpectedly. The quality of the drink itself is not affected. This is a problem limited to some of the 600 ml glass bottles of the 1783 range, which includes Crisp Tonic, Light Tonic, Cucumber, Floral and Salty Lemon flavours. This affects product
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  • Building fire in Mepal

    Published: Wed, 18/07/2018 17:23
    At 2.58pm on Monday (16th July) crews were called to a fire on Block Fen Road in Mepal. Around 25 firefighters, including crews from Ely, Wisbech, March, Chatteris, Huntingdon, along with the north roaming fire engine, attended the incident. Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a first floor plantroom. Wearing breathing apparatus they
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  • Man dies following A14 collision last month

    Published: Wed, 18/07/2018 15:09
    A man has died in hospital following a collision on the A14 at Leighton Bromswold last month. At about 7pm on Sunday 24 June, a white Toyota Auris and a silver Mini Cooper collided on the eastbound carriageway. The driver of the Toyota, 80-year-old John Swannick of Woodside Drive in Redbrook, Shrewsbury, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in
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  • Littleport Primary School gets £100 funding boost after pupil wins design competition

    Published: Wed, 18/07/2018 13:04
    A nine-year-old schoolgirl who won a competition to create a recycling champion for the region will spend her winnings on art resources for her school. Brooke Smith, a year four pupil at Littleport Community Primary School put pen to paper to come up with a superhero called Michael last year.
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  • Police name boy who died in collision

    Published: Wed, 18/07/2018 10:28
    Police have named a 10-year-old boy who sadly died in a collision in Weasenham Lane, Wisbech, on Monday morning of 16 July. At about 8.30am Kastytis Dambrauskas, of Cox Close, Wisbech, was riding his bike when he was involved in a collision with a HGV. Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting CC-160720
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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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  • National Lottery Grant Success Brings Soham's Viva's Dream Project Another Step Close

    Published: Tue, 17/07/2018 10:31
    Local arts and community charity - Viva Arts and Community Group have had the wonderful news that they have been awarded initial support* from the National Lottery towards bringing the derelict Spencer Mill in Soham back to life as a community and cultural hub for the area. Thanks to National Lottery players, the project has been
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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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