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  • Zoggs have recalled Fogbuster and Lens Cleaner

    Published: Tue, 19/06/2018 17:16
    A batch of Zoggs Fogbuster and Lens Cleaners has a potential manufacturing defect. This defect may cause a temporary irritation and a burning sensation of the eye(s) for some swimmers. The product affected has a batch number of 105R (see image) on the rear of the outer packaging. If you have a Zoggs Fogbuster and Lens Cleaner with this batch number
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  • Green Wood Tree Surgery find potentially hazardous Larva

    Published: Tue, 19/06/2018 13:03
    Although these are commonly found around the south and east coasts of England, there are more reports of infestations in our local areas. The most recent reports being in Red Lodge and also one case being reported to East Cambridge District Council by ourselves at Green Wood Tee Surgery in Queen Adelaide. The caterpillars have a preference to
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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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  • Jail for violent man with more than 50 previous convictions

    Published: Mon, 18/06/2018 17:07
    A man who has more than 50 previous convictions has been jailed for three years after attacking his partner. Leon Brazil, 40, of Clydesdale Biggs Road in Wisbech, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm (ABH) and assault by beating when he was due to face trial earlier this year.
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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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  • Jail for 'county lines' drug dealer

    Published: Mon, 18/06/2018 08:14
    A man who was running a ‘county lines' drug dealing operation from a flat in Huntingdon has been jailed for more than four years. Saeb Aboray, 23, was making trips back and forth from London getting high purity heroin and crack cocaine to sell in the town. County lines refers to the dedicated mobile phones, or "lines", used by criminals to deal
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  • Very has issued an URGENT product recall of Swan washing machines

    Published: Fri, 15/06/2018 17:14
    A small number of these washing machines have failed in use due to a fault with the internal control unit. This can lead to overheating during use and, in some cases there is a small risk of a fire developing. Therefore, we are taking the precautionary step of replacing the control units on all affected items.
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  • Appeal to trace woman missing Sara

    Published: Fri, 15/06/2018 15:22
    Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a woman missing from the Cambridge area. Sara Hilder, 47, was last seen at her parent's house in Impington at 12.30pm yesterday (14 June). Sara is described as 5'11", with long dark hair and medium build. She was last seen wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.
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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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  • Government review announced to step up fight against fly tipping

    Published: Thu, 14/06/2018 17:17
    Defra Secretary Michael Gove has announced a review to beef up the government's approach to tackling fly tipping and waste crime. A Call for Evidence launched on Sunday (10 June) will enable a wide group of people to have their say on ways to crack-down further on Organised Crime Groups (OCGs), who profit from waste crime. The review, to be
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  • Man who evaded police is jailed

    Published: Thu, 14/06/2018 15:11
    A man who took police on a 30-minute pursuit and carried knuckle dusters in his car has been jailed for more than a year. Freddie Shepherd, 43, of no fixed address, is known to police in connection with unrelated offences and was spotted in his silver Mitsubishi 4 x 4 on 30 March. An on-duty officer spotted him in Elwyn Road, March, and began to
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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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  • Suspended sentence for student drug dealer

    Published: Wed, 13/06/2018 17:22
    A man who claimed he was dealing drugs to pay for university has been handed a suspended sentence. Omari Acheampong, 20, was stopped and searched by police after he was seen acting suspiciously in Rustat Road. Officers found three small bags of cocaine worth £75, three bags of MDMA crystals worth £120, a bag containing nine pink MDMA tablets worth
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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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  • Cocaine-fuelled driver has over £170K confiscated

    Published: Wed, 13/06/2018 10:27
    A Judge has imposed a confiscation order of more than £170,000 following the conviction of a cocaine-fuelled man who killed two young men in Yaxley last year (2017). Richard Frost, 39, of Dorset Avenue, Chelmsford, was driving his BMW X5 dangerously and at high speed when it left the road, mounted a grass verge and killed Thomas Fletcher, 19, and
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