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Council probe into why 20,000 tonnes of waster was dumped on land near to Mepal airfield in the Fens

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:19

The county council has ordered a land owner at Mepal to remove 20,000 tonnes of waste illegally dumped on a field.

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MP hails fall in unemployment in South East Cambs

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 17:01

MP Sir Jim Paice welcomed news today that unemployment had fallen again in his South East Cambridgeshire constituency.

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New group’s first meeting

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:39

A new cancer support group has been set up in Lakenheath and is due to hold it first meeting later this month.

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Charity group to stage concert

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:43

The Fordham Charity Group will stage their annual spring concert in the village later this month.

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Ministry of Justice agree they knew of town council’s interest in buying redundant courthouse but then “forgot” about it

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:10

The Ministry of Justice has admitted it “forgot” about Wisbech Town Council’s interest in acquiring the former court house before suddenly selling it to a private developer for £150,000.

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Community groups get a £200 boost after shoppers at Ely supermarket vote them cause of the month

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:32

Choir group Littleport Lyrics received a cheque for more than £200 this week from Ely retailer Waitrose.

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They’re off and running- four candidates battle it out for vacancy on East Cambridgeshire District Council

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:28

Candidates vying to win the Sutton by-election and a place on East Cambridgeshire District Council have just a week left to persuade voters.

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Reggae stars UB40 lend their support to Ely band’s autism campaign

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:25

Ely rockers The 142s have received the backing of pop music icons UB40 in their bid to raise awareness about autism.

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Social media workshop will help businesses get ahead in digital world

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:25

A free workshop for businesses to learn about the advantages of social media is taking place in Littleport.

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Fens flower firm cleared of corporate manslaughter but found guilty of failing to ensure worker’s safety after worker dies when a trailer made contact with 11,000 volt overhead cables

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:37

A Fenland flower firm has been found not guilty of corporate manslaughter but guilty of failing to ensure the safety of an employee at Norwich Crown Court after a worker was electrocuted.

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Magpas Helimedix called to Chatteris after woman is injured after falling from a horse

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:28

A woman suffered serious elbow injuries after falling from a horse in a field in Chatteris yesterday.

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Your chance to go mammal tracking and find out about the voles, mice and shrews that call Welney centre home

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:43

Wildlife lovers are invited to a wetland safari at WWT Welney Wetland Centre on Monday.

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VIDEO: Life and horse racing career of late Sir Henry Cecil to be celebrated at Newmarket Racecourses

Ely Standard - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:14

The life and racing career of the late Sir Henry Cecil will be celebrated over five days next month on The Rowley Mile at Newmarket Racecourses.

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Air ambulance lands in March but unable to save man pronounced dead at the scene

Ely Standard - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 18:03

A man collapsed and died in St John’s Chase, March, today from a suspected cardiac arrest.

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Keren will lead the fight for Cancer Research

Ely Standard - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:33

Keren Goff has been chosen to spearhead a major nationwide campaign that invites people to take on their own running challenge and help accelerate life-saving research.

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Can you help police trace this man?

Ely Standard - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:31

Police are trying to trace a man in connection with an incident of criminal damage in Ely.

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Former butcher Tony will be sadly missed by friends

Newmarket Journal - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 15:37

Friends have been mourning the death of former Newmarket butcher Tony Holloway.

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Parents of critically injured boy who fell from coach on A47 tell well wishers ‘our focus remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside’

Ely Standard - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:22

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who was seriously injured after falling from a coach on the A47 at Tilney All Saints have thanked the general public for their support.

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Former Wisbech schoolboy helps create some of the special effects animation on blockbuster Frozen move

Ely Standard - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:58

Former Wisbech schoolboy Thom Wickes is living the American dream after working as a special effects animator on an Oscar winning film that has grossed £600million in global box office takings.

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Winners announced for this year’s Ely Folk Festival competition

Ely Standard - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 11:05

Judges for this year’s Ely Folk Festival band competition were so impressed with the standard of entries that they decided to select not one, but two winners.

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