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Charitable Ely engineers donate over £1,700 to Macmillan Cancer Support

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 17:07

An engineering firm in Ely capped a bumper year of fundraising by presenting a cheque for over £1,700 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Company come back with second design option for re-developing major retail complex in the centre of Ely

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:48

A new proposal for the redevelopment of the 1960’s retail building in Ely’s Market Place is to be introduced to the public later this month.

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Science and space lesson for Mepal and Witcham School children as mobile planetarium drops in

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:16

Children at Mepal and Witcham School learnt about space today with the help of a mobile planetarium.

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Talk about a bad hair day! Downham Feoffees School pupils’ brilliant barnets raise £200 for charity

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:06

Crazy wigs, colourful dyes and even a couple of cupcakes adorned the heads of Downham Feoffees School pupils as they did their best to showcase the worst hairstyles – all in the name of charity.

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Housing benefit cheat lifts £40,000 from Croydon council, Bromley council - and then Fenland council. She escapes prison

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:40

A woman who cheated two London boroughs and Fenland Council out of £40,000 in housing benefit has been spared jail after a judge heard she may have to sell her home to pay the money back.

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Can you help find missing Sherry Smith? She was last seen at 2.45pm on Thursday at her home in Schole Road, Willingham

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 15:29

A 15-year-old has been missing from her Willingham home for more than 24 hours.

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Police describe actions of jailed Chatteris sex offender Richard Maycroft as ‘despicable’

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:28

Police have issued a comment following the sentencing of March man Richard Maycroft who was jailed yesterday (Thursday) for 13 years for nine counts of sexual assault and rape.

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£2 million project will see 400 extra parking spaces at West Suffolk Hospital

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:19

Patients and visitors at West Suffolk Hospital are set to benefit from 400 additional parking spaces this year as work begins on a new £2 million car park project.

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West Suffolk’s current brown bin service is coming to an end

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:48

From Monday, residents will start to receive letters advising them their current brown bin service is coming to an end on April 2.

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Suffolk Police lifts freeze on recruitment for first time in two years

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:32

Suffolk Police are looking to recruit an extra 20 police officers and three PCSOs after announcing an improvement in its finances.

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Driver seriously ill in hospital after his tipper lorry hits overhead power cables at Block Fen - eye witness says ‘he was on fire’

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:13

The driver of a tipper lorry that hit overhead power cables at a Fenland quarry was remains in a serious condition in hospital.

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Driver electrocuted as his tipper lorry hit overhead power cables at Block Fen quarry near Chatteris

Ely Standard - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 08:21

An eye witness has described the moment a driver was set alight after his tipper lorry hit overhead power cables at a Fenland quarry.

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Players tackle Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 21:18

A magical trip to the old bazaar in Baghdad following the tale of Ali Baba is the latest panto offering from Bunbury Players.

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Driver electrocuted as his tipper lorry hit overhead power cables at Block Fen quarry near Chatteris

Ely Standard - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 18:32

An eye witness has described the moment a driver was set alight after his tipper lorry hit overhead power cables at a Fenland quarry.

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Suffolk County Council rated good by Ofsted

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 17:17

Suffolk County Council’s children’s services have been rated good by Ofsted, a report published today has revealed.

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UK university helps make one of the biggest space discoveries of all time

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 17:17

Scientists at Sheffield University have helped to make one of the biggest space discoveries of all time which looks set to herald a new type of astronomy and unlock wonders of the universe.

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Ely station gets a CCTV upgrade that Abellio hope will improve customer safety

Ely Standard - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:39

Ely is one of 33 rail stations where the CCTV has been upgraded.

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Chatteris man Richard Maycroft gets 13 years for nine sexual offences on four victims - two were just 12 years old

Ely Standard - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:09

A father of two was jailed for 13 years today for nine sexual assaults on four female victims - two of which were 12 years old.

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Driver freed from cab after yet another lorry overturns on a Cambridgeshire road - luckily no one was seriously injured

Ely Standard - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 15:31

A lorry driver had to be freed from his cab by emergency crews after his vehicle overturned in Wyton.

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