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Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list, Michael Jordan joins

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 19:38
(Reuters) - Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20 and basketball star Michael Jordan plowed new air by making the list for the first time.






Deutsche Telekom to invest 6 billion euros in European network

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 18:39
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom will invest more than 6 billion euros ($6.7 billion) in its European network over the next four years to integrate its services on to one platform, it said on Monday.






Russian tycoon clashes with Britain over North Sea deal

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 18:07
FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman said on Monday he would buy a number of gas licenses in the North Sea despite British opposition, threatening legal action if London should force him to sell them on to a third party.






Film being screened in Ely for Amnesty International funds

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:29

The film Pride is being shown in Ely to raise funds for Amnesty International’s human rights work.

Categories: Local Press

HP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:11
(Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said it would buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about $2.7 billion (1.7 billion pounds), the biggest deal for the world's No. 2 PC maker since its botched acquisition of Britain's Autonomy Plc in 2011.






Rural affordable homes in short supply

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 17:07

Rural people are being forced out of their communities. This is the stark conclusion of the latest national review of rural housing policy.

Categories: Local Press

Love the Ely food and drink festival - Valentine is first celebrity chef to sign up for this year’s event

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:56

The first celebrity chef has signed up for the second food and drink festival in Ely.

Categories: Local Press

FTSE drops away after touching new record high

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:54
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index briefly touched a new record high on Monday before turning negative as commodity stocks weakened, led lower by a slump in Tullow Oil.






Marks & Spencer to close five Shanghai stores, Asia head quits

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:25
LONDON (Reuters) - British retailer Marks & Spencer has decided to close five stores in the greater Shanghai region following a review of its plans for China that will nevertheless see it stick to a commitment to expand into the country's other large cities.






Win a chance to spring into summer with a bootcamp exercise regime designed to kick your health into touch

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:22

Spring into Summer with more than £1,200 get fit local places up for grabs!

Categories: Local Press

Consumers drive UK economy in third quarter despite weak incomes

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:22
LONDON,(Reuters) - Spending by households drove Britain's economic recovery once again in the third quarter despite a slight fall in disposable incomes and weaker business investment growth than previously reported, official data showed on Tuesday.






Siobhan makes the cut for charity

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:12

A Soham woman is having her hair shaved off to make a wig for young people who have lost theirs through cancer treatment.

Categories: Local Press

Barclays to set aside more for forex fines and customer compensation

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:31
LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays is expected to set aside more money for potential foreign exchange fines and to add to its compensation tab for UK customer mis-selling, eating into an expected slim rise in profits.

Grab a free breakfast at Ely Tesco

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:21

Shoppers can wake up to a better breakfast as part of a national roadshow that pulls into Ely Tesco’s.

Categories: Local Press

Maxine Peake as Hamlet (Ely Cinema) - 23rd March 2015

Events - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:13
Date:  Monday, 23 March 2015 - 7:00pm Maxine Peake as Hamlet (Ely Cinema)

From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as "delicately ferocious" by The Guardian and "a milestone Hamlet" by the Manchester Evening News.

Cost: 

£14/£13 Concessions / £12 Members

Contact:  Caroline Cawley Telephone:  01353 616991 Email:  caroline.cawley@adec.org.uk Website:  ADeC Location Ely Cinema, The Maltings Ship Lane Ely CB7 4BB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Royal Mail announces China link-up through Alibaba's Tmall

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:07
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Mail is joining Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Tmall Global's online marketplace, hoping to link small British companies with Chinese consumers and boost trade for its overseas parcels business.

Cardinal to buy J&J vascular technology unit Cordis for $1.9 billion

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 15:05
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceutical and medical equipment maker Johnson & Johnson agreed to sell its Cordis vascular technology unit to Cardinal Health for $1.9 billion (1.2 billion pounds), completing its exit from the cardiovascular stent business.

Ely Inner Wheel Club holds 66th charter dinner at Golf Club

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 14:54

Ely Inner Wheel’s February meeting was the 66th charter dinner, at Ely Golf Club.

Categories: Local Press

Drug drivers can be tested on the roadside with new law in force from today

Ely Standard - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 14:21

Drug driving is being clamped down on in the Fens thanks to new legislation which comes into force today (Monday).

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Top UK economic forecaster says sharp inflation rise a risk - Reuters poll

Reuters UK Business News - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 14:05
(Reuters) - British inflation may rebound more sharply than many people think if economic growth picks up, according to the most accurate forecaster in Reuters Polls on 2014 UK economic data.






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