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Still time to have your say on devolution for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - the deadline for the on-line survey is midnight

Ely Standard - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 18:15

There is just under six hours to go on a poll asking the people of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire their views on the future of local government in this area.

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VivaVoices community choirs raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Newmarket Journal - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 17:27
Charity concerts performed by VivaVoices community choirs in Suffolk and Norfolk have raised £1,315 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
There were five performances in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Stowmarket and Wymondham.
Anyone can join and rehearsals start mid September. Call 01284 700286
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Ely is the safest place to live in the county

Ely Standard - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 17:07

Ely is the safest place to live in the county according to latest figures.

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VIDEO: The crane now leaving platform one at Lakenheath

Newmarket Journal - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 15:55
Commuters on the Norwich line have been getting first class views of some of Britain’s rarest breeding birds as they pass Lakenheath Fen.
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Teenager in court after double stabbing in Newmarket

Newmarket Journal - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 12:16
A teenager was due in court today charged with causing grievous bodily harm after two people were stabbed at a house in Newmarket’s Windsor Road on Sunday.
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Kingfishers Bridge in Wicken to hold debut open day

Ely Standard - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 10:58

Kingfishers Bridge in Wicken is holding its first public open day this Saturday (August 27).

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Forest Heath invests in the UK’s biggest publicly-owned solar farm

Newmarket Journal - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 10:33
Forest Heath has plugged into the renewable power market by buying the UK’s biggest council-owned solar farm to boost its income.
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Fresh appeal after latest inquest hearing to solve the 10 year riddle of what happened to Wisbech man Terry McSpadden

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 17:14

The family of a father who went missing almost 10 years ago is hoping an inquest into his death will answer their questions before the end of the year.

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Blaze in Twentypence Road Wilburton was accidental say fire service

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 16:11

At 1.44am on Saturday (20) crews from Cottenham and Sutton were called to a fire in the open in Twentypence Road, Wilburton.

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Viva’s production of ‘Made in Dagenham’ wows critics and sell-out crowds at Ediburgh Fringe Festival

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 15:50

“Not a weak link in sight” with “a lot of strong performances” is how critics viewed Viva’s production of ‘Made in Dagenham’ as it took its place on the bill at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Mepal’s got talent! The 44th produce and craft show is a success

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 15:26

Villagers showed off a range of talents at the 44th Mepal Produce and Craft Show.

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Police hope CCTV images might help clear up mystery of £1,000 alcohol theft from Ely supermarket

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 15:11

Mainly whisky and brandy was stolen in a £1,000 theft of alcohol from an Ely supermarket.

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Chatteris legion members and their visit to the Menin Gate and service commemorate the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:20

Chatteris branch of the Royal British Legion once more set of on a visit to the Menin Gate for the last post ceremony and the service to commemorate the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial.

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Wildlife and play park officially opened in Welney as campaigners pledge to fight on to save Sandgate Meadow for future generations by having it designated as a village green

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 10:30

Conservationist Tony Juniper officially opened Welney’s new wildlife haven watched by around 80 villagers.

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Lithuanian teenager living in Wisbech jailed for life after stabbing fellow countryman ‘in a drunken temper’ during late afternoon argument

Ely Standard - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 09:54

A Lithuanian teenager living in Wisbech has been jailed for life after being found guilty stabbing a man to death “in a drunken temper”.

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UPDATED: Missing teenager Samuel Creed found safe and well

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 20:00
A 16-year-old boy who went missing today whilst on a day trip to Thorpeness has been found safe and well.
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Arrests after derby match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 18:58
A number of arrests have been made following today’s derby match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City.
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Wisbech councillor demands answers over threat to minor injuries units while MP Steve Barclay urges public to attend consultation meetings

Ely Standard - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 17:19

Questions will be asked and answers expected by Wisbech independent councillor Virginia Bucknor at a consultation meeting to discuss the proposed closure of the area’s minor injuries units.

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Haverhill man who beat woman with baseball bat while on bail for Bury assaults jailed

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 15:40
A prolific offender who beat a woman with a baseball bat while on bail for assaulting two men has been jailed for more than five years.
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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING: ‘Unseasonably’ strong winds to hit county on Saturday

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 14:20
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Saturday.
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