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GCSE students prove they are the pass masters at exams . . .

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 14:44

The sound of envelopes being ripped open was heard at colleges and academies across the area on Thursday as students received their GCSE results.

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Carlton cricket match will aid sick children

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 14:37

Cream of the crop cricketers will descend on Carlton next month for the annual Carlton celebrity cricket match to raise funds for East Anglia’s

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Picture of the Week

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 14:13

Summer Saturday star Peter Andre at the final meeting of the year at Newmarket’s July Course features in this week’s Picture of the Week taken by photographer Geoffrey Pieters.

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Vandals go on damage spree on town estate

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 13:48

Police are hunting vandals who went on a spree damaging vehicles on Newmarket’s Studlands Park estate this week.

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Not again! Ely’s ‘most bashed bridge’ claims yet another victim

Ely Standard - Sun, 31/08/2014 - 11:32

Ely’s infamous rail bridge claimed yet another victim on Saturday.

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Councils tackle A boards

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 13:44

Moves to tackle unauthorised advertising boards and banners in Newmarket High Street have been generally welcomed by traders.

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Government’s plans for the young are working – MP

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 13:30

Newmarket MP Matthew Hancock has welcomed new figures that have shown a fall in the number of young people not in employment, training or education in the east of England.

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Hospice will benefit from Limo Euro trek

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 30/08/2014 - 13:24

When four friends from school in the Mildenhall area bought a 22-year-old limousine to drive in a rally around Europe, they took on the mantle of continuing its journey.

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BREAKING: Suspended prison sentence for former Wisbech mayor who was found guilty of possessing firearm

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 16:57

A Wisbech councillor and former town mayor who was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm has been given a 21-month suspended prison sentence.

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Rain takes its toll on fair

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:16

It’s been one of the area’s most popular bank holiday weekend events for more than 30 years but Monday’s soggy weather saw the crowds at this year’s Fenland Country Fair at Quy tumble.

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Intrepid Amy begins latest leg of her marathon effort in Ely

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 14:16

Intrepid runner Amy Hughes was in Ely on Friday morning to begin the latest leg of her bid to complete 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days.

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Man bailed following arrest

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:53

A man has been arrested in connection with series of crimes in Gazeley earlier this month.

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Friends will join to remember Pam

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:31

A gathering to celebrate the life of a stable girl from Newmarket who was found dead close to her home is to take place in the town next month.

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Ramblers off to reserve

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 13:29

On Sunday, Newmarket Ramblers have a walk starting with a short train ride from Brandon to Lakenheath Station, a visit to the RSPB Reserve and a walk back to Brandon along the Hereward Way. The total walking distance will be approximately eight miles. Train times and fares should be checked with the leaders, Gill and Tom on 01638 716474.

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Falconry group left “distraught” after thieves steal thousands of pounds worth of equipment

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 11:11

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a trailer and valuable items belonging to a falconry group.

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Developer returns with fresh plans for 128 homes - just weeks after first round was rejected by councillors

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:48

Gladman Developments has resubmitted plans to build 128 new homes in Witchford – a matter of weeks after a first round of plans were controversially rejected by councillors.

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Laburnum Lodge’s eldest resident Lillian, 102, celebrates birthday in style

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:43

A former farm worker celebrated her 102nd birthday in style.

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Ely university director who has inspired thousands of young people to get into business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 08:42

Timothy Barnes, of Ely, has been director of University College London’s Advances centre for entrepreneurship since it was launched in 2007.

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UKIP committee chairman ousted after vote of no confidence threat by other parties and diagnosis of “severe dyslexia”

Ely Standard - Fri, 29/08/2014 - 06:41

The chairman of one of Cambridgeshire County Council’s biggest spending committees is to be replaced after being diagnosed with “severe dyslexia”.

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Cambridgeshire patients given boost by NHS 111 phoneline

Ely Standard - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:39

Patients across Cambridgeshire can now receive quick healthcare advice and information on how to best deal with illness or injury by dialling NHS 111.

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