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VIDEO: Norfolk police issue personal safety warning ahead of Sundown Festival

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 18:00

As some of the music industry’s biggest chart acts head to the Sundown Festival at the Norfolk Showground this weekend, police are calling on revellers to make their own personal safety number one.

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Britons use social media to spread ‘refugees welcome’ message

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 17:30

As desperate refugees continue to try and make their way to Europe many Britons have used social media to spread their message that those fleeing persecution are welcome in the UK.

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Cambridgeshire Fens LEADER announces launch event in Doddington for £1.44 million boost to local economy

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 16:19

Local businesses, farmers and land owners are among those who will soon have access to £1.44 million of government money.

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Friends organise charity football match for Soham boy Alex Lister’s wheelchair appeal

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 16:15

Two friends teamed up to organise a charity football match in aid of a boy they have known since primary school.

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Purrfect opportunity to volunteer at a cat charity in the Chatteris area

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 15:48

If you’re feline like a new challenge then why not become a volunteer for the Cats Protection at Chatteris.

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Produce World Isleham site receives Investors in People accreditation

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 12:56

The Produce World site at Isleham has been recognised for the way it treats its employees.

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Soham 12 year old is one of the best young drivers in the country

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 12:29

A 12 year old Ely student has been named one of the best young drivers in the country.

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Cambridgeshire County Council considers job share as a way to replace its chief executive

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 12:28

Job share could be the answer to Cambridgeshire County Council replacing its outgoing chief executive.

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MEPs demand answers from European Commission after scheme designed to reduce A14 congestion has funding bid turned down

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 11:48

An attempt to secure funding for rail improvements in East Anglia, which would ease congestion on the A14 by shifting millions of tons of freight from road to rail, has been rejected by the European Commission.

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Keeping the public safe - nine new police officers join Cambridgeshire Police.

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:38

Nine new police officers took part in their passing out parade and have officially joined the Cambridgeshire force.

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Crews attend shed fire in Haddenham

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:36

Crews from Ely and Cottenham were called to a shed fire in Hill Row, Causeway, Haddenham, yesterday.

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VIDEO: Most embarrassing things kids say as study find parents are humiliated an average of 576 times during school years

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:35

The average child will embarrass their mum and dad a staggering 576 times during their school years, according to new research.

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A celebration of home grown and home made goodies in Ely

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:10

An event that has become an historical part of the annual Ely calendar held its 88th annual show with impressive tables full of displays for visitors to browse.

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Shock report reveals cost of moving Cambridgeshire archives centre to Ely has risen 55 per cent in a year

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:08

A shock report has revealed that the cost of moving the county council’s archives to a new centre in Ely has rocketed by 55 per cent in less than a year.

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‘Have you got a light you want to save’ - asks Soham Town Council as county carries out lamp post upgrades

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:08

Pleas to keep three street lights shining in Soham have already been made by concerned residents as up to 30 are set to be extinguished in the coming weeks.

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Meet Ely’s globe trotting vlogger Nathaniel Missin who’s gathered over 15,000 YouTube views by documenting two years of travelling

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:07

England isn’t the place for Nathaniel Missin. The 23-year-old who lives in Ely has travelled further than most people do in their whole life. In just two years.

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Chance to visit Ely’s top attractions ‘after hours’

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:06

Ely Heritage Weekend is offering people a rare opportunity to visit some of the city’s attractions after hours.

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Shayne Ward - who has been “given strict instructions to rest” - to be replaced by Sam Bailey at Saturday’s Party on the Hill

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 10:02

Shayne Ward has cancelled his appearance at the Party On The Hill and will be replaced by Sam Bailey.

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East Anglian food firms celebrate Great Taste award successes

Ely Standard - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 08:36

East Anglia’s food businesses have been honoured with a raft of awards from an industry scheme celebrating the nation’s most impressive flavours.

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Life expectancy increases to 79 for men and 83 for women

Newmarket Journal - Thu, 03/09/2015 - 07:52

Men can now expect to live until 79 while women can hope to enjoy their 83rd birthday, official figures show.

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