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Ross heads Down Under

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 18:00

Newmarket-based assistant trainer Ross Birkett will be travelling to Australia early next year after he was awarded a scholarship endowed in memory of former town trainer Alex Scott.

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Sports centre cuts down hours

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 15:00

Governors of a village college claim that a lack of government funding for Cambridgeshire schools has forced them to cut public use of its sports facilities.

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Playgroup is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 20/12/2014 - 09:00

A Newmarket playgroup has been rated good by Government inspectors.

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Mystery skeleton could be popular 19th century winner

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 21:00

A skeleton unearthed during the excavation of Newmarket’s historic Palace House Stables could be that of 19th century racehorse Dr Syntax winner of 36 races.

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Jail for Latvians who “ruled by fear” to exploit migrant workers and warned any who complained they would “end up like Alisa”

Ely Standard - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 16:54

Two men who “ruled by fear” to exploit migrant workers in Fenland have been sentenced.

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Party time on market

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 15:00

Customers visiting Newmarket market on Saturday are being invited to join its first Christmas Party.

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Drivers despair after yet another vehicle hits Ely’s railway bridge

Ely Standard - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 14:56

Yet another vehicle collided with the railway bridge in Ely today (Friday).

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Photo gallery: Queen is happy to be home in Norfolk for Christmas

Ely Standard - Fri, 19/12/2014 - 09:18

You could tell by the smile how much she’s looking forward to Christmas, as she stepped off the train from King’s Cross – the most famous woman in the world side-by-side with ordinary passengers.

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Longstanding headteacher step down after nearly 20 years at the top

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 18:00

As far as teaching standards go there are few that can match those attained by Fordham Primary School headteacher Kevin Bullock.

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Plans for a major new cinema and leisure development move a step closer

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:01

Developers have finally submitted plans for a new six-screen cinema and leisure village, to be located in Ely.

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Two men found guilty of exploiting migrant workers in Fenland after nine-week trial

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:51

Two men have been found guilty of exploiting migrant workers as part of an illegal gangmaster operation in Fenland.

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Woman ‘made up’ claims that man had slammed her head into wall and threatened to kill her

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:24

A woman who falsely claimed a man had attacked and threatened to kill her has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

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Company seeks permission to extend limestone quarry

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:19

A firm which specialises in extracting minerals has applied to extend a limestone quarry in Wicken.

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Town all set to become a Winter Wonderland

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:00

Newmarket is set to be transformed into a Winter Wonderland this weekend as the town council gears up for its most ambitious project to date.

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Soham puts on its dancing shoes to help boost foodbank

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:50

A charity fund-raising group based in Soham handed over the proceeds of its latest event to the town’s foodbank, on Tuesday.

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Business park expansion prompts push for new car park

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:40

An increase in the number of people using a business park in Haddenham has led the owners to apply for more car parking space.

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GALLERY: Weatheralls School in Soham holds Christmas Gingerbread Bake Off

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:07

A school copied a popular TV programme and held their own festive themed bake off.

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Chief executive Anthony Marsh to leave East of England Ambulance Trust

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 09:07

The East of England Ambulance Service will look to recruit a new chief executive in January, but insist the man currently in the £232,000-a-year post is going nowhere until they find a replacement.

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Witchford youngsters take to the airwaves with charity single

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 08:24

Students and staff at Witchford Village College have written their very own song to raise money for the Ebola crisis.

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Santa makes a stop-off in Ely as he prepares for Christmas

Ely Standard - Thu, 18/12/2014 - 08:24

Youngsters were given a final chance to remind Santa Claus what they would like this Christmas after he dropped in at Ely Museum.

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