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Calls to ambulance service surge alongside the heat

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 12:24
The region’s ambulance service’s busiest weekend of the year, that saw more than 10,000 emergency calls received, has carried on throughout the week amidst the heatwave sweeping throughout the region.
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Crews called to crop fire in Angel Drove, Ely

Ely Standard - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 11:52

Standing crop caught fire in Angel Drove, Ely yesterday.

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John Bone: Pay someone to run village fete?

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 11:08
Wood Ditton’s lively parish council are considering paying people to help organise village events like a barbecue or the annual fireworks. This would be a radical departure from the age-old village tradition of relying on volunteers and my first reaction was dismay. Is this what rural life has come to?
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Helping to fund raise for a private ambulance to fulfil the wishes of dying patients. An Ely-based fund raiser gets a charity boost

Ely Standard - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 10:50

A paramedic who organised a charity ball in Soham has now received another boost to her fund raising mission.

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RAF Marham on high alert after serviceman threatened with knife in abduction attempt

Ely Standard - Thu, 21/07/2016 - 09:27

Security is at a heightened state at RAF Marham today after a serviceman was threatened by two men with a knife while out running.

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Suspended sentence for roofing manager who fiddled Letchworth firm out of £86,840

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 18:24

The former Letchworth branch head for one of the UK’s largest roofing contractors has been spared jail after he admitted to taking backhanders and fiddling with contracts to gain more than £86,000.

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Comments that Fenland people are racist and badly educated branded ‘abhorrent’ by Cambridgeshire Council Leader Steve Count

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 17:28

Cambridge City Councillors have come under fire for referring to Fenland people as badly educated racists.

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‘Bias’ claim over Norfolk-Suffolk devolution consultation

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 17:08
Consultation leaflets on the proposed devolution settlement for Norfolk and Suffolk are “limited and biased”, a councillor has claimed.
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Puppies stolen from Cambridgeshire kennels

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 16:55
Police are appealing for information after five Labrador puppies were taken from kennels in a Cambridgeshire garden.
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Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 15:47
Cereal giant Kellogg’s has been rapped by watchdogs over “full of goodness” and “nutritious” claims made in two ads for its Special K range.
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Thieves ransack bedroom of house in Wisbech Road, Littleport

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 15:46

Thieves ransacked the upstairs bedroom of a house in Wisbech Road, Littleport yesterday - taking several pairs of cufflinks, a tie clip and a £50 Marks & Spencer gift voucher.

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Is your puppy cut out to be a Norfolk and Suffolk police dog?

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 14:52
Suffolk and Norfolk Police Joint Dog Section is looking to recruit a new four-legged friend for training as a specialist police dog this summer.
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REVIEW: Viva’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ proves to be ‘a wonderful treat’

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 14:44

Viva’s production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was a wonderful treat.

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World’s hottest chilli to hit UK shelves - do you dare buy it?

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 14:34
Right in the middle of the warmest spell of weather this year, UK food fans are bracing their tastebuds for a fiery blast.
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Thunderstorm weather warning extended as heavy rain forecast for eastern counties this evening

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 12:58
A Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms has been extended to cover the East Midlands and East Anglia.
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Friends are shocked that a former March man killed his wife and teenage daughter before turning the gun on himself

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 12:29

A former March man who shot dead his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself in a shooting outside Spalding leisure centre has been called one of the funniest people you could meet.

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West Suffolk MP becomes the new minister for broadband and culture

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 11:10
Broadband coverage and growing high tech companies are the top priorities for West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock in his new role as Minister for Culture and Digital Economy.
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Man ‘shot dead wife and daughter’ near swimming pool in Spalding

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:37

A worker from a builder’s merchant is believed to have shot dead his wife and daughter near a swimming pool in a small market town.

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Children run the race for Life at an Ely school

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:34

Glad rags, wigs, tutus and brightly coloured leggings were out in force on the hottest day of the year when 400 children and their teachers took part in the first Race For life event at Ely St Mary’s School.

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Strung out for the Rio Olympics - Littleport businessman sorts the rackets for the tennis team

Ely Standard - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:18

A Littleport businessman has been chosen to join the official stringing team for the tennis event at this summer’s Rio Olympics.

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