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  • Witchford Open Spaces Group Update, October 2018

    Published: Tue, 16/10/2018 17:49
    During September volunteers waded into the pond (which thankfully was still at a low level) to clear by hand some of the vegetation that had encroached into the centre of the pond. As always, this meant a few wet feet and legs, but a good time was had by all. There is now plenty of open water that should remain throughout the 2019 growing season.
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  • Grants to help young people in free range egg industry

    Published: Tue, 16/10/2018 15:08
    Grants of up to £1,000 are on offer for young people within the free range egg industry to progress their career. The Next Generation Programme, by the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA), aims to help young people in free range egg production. The programme will support study trips, travel, training courses, conference
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  • Witchford Writers' Day Review, October 2018

    Published: Tue, 16/10/2018 13:02
    On Saturday 13th October a Writers' Day was held in St. Andrew's Hall Witchford when talks, mini-workshops and opportunities to mingle with other writers were provided. Speakers included Dominic O'Sullivan giving us insight into writing, Alan Moser Bardouleau talking about writing groups, Jackie Tyler with advice for short story writers, Julie
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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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  • Road traffic collision in Mepal

    Published: Mon, 15/10/2018 17:19
    On Sunday (14th October) at 12.27pm one crew from Chatteris was called to a road traffic collision on Chatteris Road, Mepal. Firefighters arrived to find two vehicles on fire following a road traffic collision. All persons were out of their vehicles on arrival. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the fire
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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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  • Ely and Cambridgeshire: Landowners warned of passing 'point of no return' with option agreements

    Published: Mon, 15/10/2018 13:07
    Landowners and farmers who are considering granting developers the option to buy their property in return for a fee are being warned there is "no turning back". Agricultural affairs expert Tom Bell, from law firm mfg Solicitors, said farmers and other rural landowners need to be sure they want to sell and that the proposed agreement meets with
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  • Olympic Athelete Talks Business at East Cambridgeshire Event in Ely

    Published: Mon, 15/10/2018 10:24
    An Olympic gold medalist is set to headline an event aimed at small and medium East Cambridgeshire businesses this November. Annual business event, East Cambs Business Boost, which debuted last year, has been created by East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce. The event is set to bring together over 200 local
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  • Dispersal order to be issued in March

    Published: Sat, 13/10/2018 15:02
    A dispersal order will be put in place in March this weekend in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour. The measure has been taken by the local policing team, in consultation with Fenland District Council, in response to recent concerns from the public. The order, which enables police to move people on from an area where they suspect their behaviour
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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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  • Cambridgeshire police reunite stolen dogs with owner

    Published: Fri, 12/10/2018 17:48
    Police have reunited stolen dogs with their owners. The dogs, Sean, Sue and their one-year-old puppy Nel were stolen from the back of their owner's pickup truck in Leicestershire on Tuesday morning (9 October). Their owner, a farmer from Nottinghamshire, reported the trio of Border Collie X Kelpie dogs missing to police and immediately launched an
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  • Tesco to remove 'Best Before' dates on more of its fresh produce

    Published: Fri, 12/10/2018 17:18
    Tesco is to remove 'Best Before' date labels on 116 items of produce in an effort to cut down on post-farmgate waste. The UK's biggest retailer has already removed consumption guidance off nearly 70 fruit and vegetable lines, announced earlier this year. Now the supermarket is set to remove the labels on a further 116 items of produce - including
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  • Model supply contract launched for free range egg producers

    Published: Fri, 12/10/2018 14:39
    The free range egg industry is to see a model supply contract for farmers to use with packers to ensure fairness in the sector. The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA), which represents over 500 farmers, has launched the contract to "restore confidence" to its free range egg producer members.
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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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  • Boiler suit burglars lose appeal

    Published: Thu, 11/10/2018 15:12
    Detectives have welcomed news that two men responsible for a brutal Cambridge burglary have lost an appeal against their convictions. John McCarthy, 37, and Richard Leslie, 39, are each serving 15 year jail terms for their part in an aggravated burglary that saw a Madingley Road couple tied up and tortured with a sledgehammer in their own home in
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  • Montezuma's Chocolates Ltd have recalled their Great British Truffle Collection

    Published: Thu, 11/10/2018 13:04
    Montezuma's Chocolates Ltd have recalled their Great British Truffle Collection due to small fragment of plastic mould being found in their lemon meringue truffle's. As a precautionary measure they are recalling all items from the collection with a best before date of 19th October 2018.
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  • Teleporter fire in Little Downham near Ely

    Published: Wed, 10/10/2018 17:49
    On Wednesday (10th October) at 6.40am, one crew from Littleport was called to a teleporter fire on Third Drove, Little Downham. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. The crew returned to their station by 7.40am.
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  • Muesli recalled by Waitrose and Dorset Cereals

    Published: Wed, 10/10/2018 15:29
    Some packs of Essential Waitrose Fruit and Nut Muesli and Dorset Cereals Gloriously Roasted Nut Muesli may contain a small quantity of grains which have not been properly milled. The grains are hard and may cause discomfort if bitten. As a precautionary measure we are advising our customers not to eat these products with the above date codes.
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  • World Mental Health Day Today, Farmers encouraged to talk more about well-being

    Published: Wed, 10/10/2018 10:21
    Farmers and those in the wider industry are being encouraged to talk more about their feelings and well-being today for World Mental Health Day. The Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. It provides an
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