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Local governing body of Ely College dissolved night before Jenkinson-Dix and two vice principals ‘walked’ as principal prepares to lodge formal complaint to Ofsted

Ely Standard - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 09:09

The entire governing body of Ely College was dissolved at a special meeting on Thursday – hours before the principal and two vice principals also announced they were leaving.

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Design competition is a shoe-in for seven-year-old William

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 18:00

A school boy’s eye for design has resulted in 26 of his classmates stepping out in sparkling new shoes.

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YOUR SAY: ‘Staff have always bent over backwards to support children’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03

I have never heard anything so ludicrous in all my life.

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YOUR SAY: Principal ‘failed to do her job’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03

I believe that this has been a long time coming.

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YOUR SAY: ‘I have found that Mrs Dix has been an asset to the college’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03

As a parent having two children, now 27 and 25 years-old, who have gone through Ely College in the times where Ely’s reputation was somewhat poor, I am saddened that now Ely College will go through uncertain times.

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New Ely College principal helped turn around struggling school in London

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:29

The academy trust which oversees Ely College has announced Evelyn Forde as the new principal.

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Job fair is working as unemployment falls

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:11

Newmarket MP Matthew Hancock has hailed his sixth jobs and apprenticeships fair in Newmarket on Friday, a success.

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VIDEO: Lightning-fast Westwood pupil Ciaran, 10, stacks cups so quickly it’s almost a blur

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:36

When you watch the video, you think it must have been speeded up ... but Ciaran Brown really is that quick.

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Cambs Police hiring 10 extra call handlers after complaints about 101 service response times

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:32

Ten extra call handlers will be recruited to answer 101 calls following complaints about response times.

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Principal- and her deputies- leave with immediate effect and governors chairman also to stand down in the wake of damning Ely College Ofsted report

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:23

The principal of Ely College has stepped down with immediate effect – along with her two vice principals- in the wake of a damning Ofsted report.

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Drone idea takes off at Bill Tutte Club session

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:00

Members of Newmarket’s Bill Tutte Club were given some pointers on how to build a drone by their guest speaker earlier this month.

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Calls to rally around college after Ofsted deliver scathing report and label establishment ‘inadequate’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:56

Inspectors have delivered a withering assessment of Ely College in a report published this week, branding the school ‘inadequate’.

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Investigation into West Suffolk Hospital’s finances closed after projected deficit reduced

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:45

An investigation into West Suffolk Hospital’s finances has been closed after the scale of its projected deficit was reduced.

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Man in serious condition after getting arm trapped in machinery

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:28

The air ambulance was called after a man got his arm stuck in machinery on an industrial estate.

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Man rushed to hospital following two-car collision

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:34

A man was taken to hospital following a collision near Sutton last night (Thursday).

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Tribute to former mayor

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:00

Town councillors observed a minute’s silence in memory of former Newmarket mayor Bill Burch before their meeting on Monday.

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People to be breathalysed going in to Cambridge pubs and clubs in bid to stop binge drinking

Ely Standard - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 16:45

Revellers may be forced to take a breath test to get into pubs and nightclubs as part of a pilot scheme to combat binge drinking.

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Peterborough Cathedral floor to be repaired after £200,000 grant secured

Ely Standard - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:50

Peterborough Cathedral has been awarded £200,000 to carry out urgent repairs to part of the floor.

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Firefighters from Littleport, Ely, Chatteris and Newmarket save house after caravan blaze spirals out of control

Ely Standard - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:05

A fire in a static caravan spiralled out of control and quickly engulfed several other vehicles and a large pile of rubbish.

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Edward the teddy bear helping Rotary’s bid to end polio

Ely Standard - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 09:28

Soham Rotary Club is raising funds for the End Polio Now campaign with a little help from a teddy bear called Edward.

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