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Trees down, residents tell of lucky escape, fence panels blown over - and a street lamp takes a fall- as Ely hit by strong winds

Ely Standard - Sun, 29/03/2015 - 23:54

Ely got a battering on Sunday as high winds brought down trees, fence panels, and even a lamp post.

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Pull your finger out and get a move Eric Pickles tells fellow minister as he enters debate on Wisbech to March rail line re opening

Ely Standard - Sun, 29/03/2015 - 22:08

Local government minister Eric Pickles has told a fellow minister to get a move on to bring the Wisbech to March rail line back into service.

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Egg-stravagent Easter bonnets on show at school’s fun day

Ely Standard - Sun, 29/03/2015 - 21:33

A colourful array of Easter bonnets were on display as Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School held its annual fun day.

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School pupils design signs for cycle path

Newmarket Journal - Sun, 29/03/2015 - 12:00

Pupils at West Row primary school will see signs they designed asked dog walkers to clean up after their pets put up by a council later this year.

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Chatteris snooker star Joe Perry wins Players Championship - his first major title

Ely Standard - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 14:59

Joe Perry has won his first major ranking title.

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Police close case on ‘barefoot’ couple who died on A47 near King’s Lynn

Ely Standard - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 10:59

An inquiry into the deaths of a couple who had been walking barefoot on the A47 near King’s Lynn has been closed by police who remain “puzzled” by what happened.

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Local governing body of Ely College dissolved night before Jenkinson-Dix and two vice principals ‘walked’ as principal prepares to lodge formal complaint to Ofsted

Ely Standard - Sat, 28/03/2015 - 09:09

The entire governing body of Ely College was dissolved at a special meeting on Thursday – hours before the principal and two vice principals also announced they were leaving.

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Design competition is a shoe-in for seven-year-old William

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 18:00

A school boy’s eye for design has resulted in 26 of his classmates stepping out in sparkling new shoes.

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YOUR SAY: ‘Staff have always bent over backwards to support children’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03

I have never heard anything so ludicrous in all my life.

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YOUR SAY: Principal ‘failed to do her job’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03

I believe that this has been a long time coming.

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YOUR SAY: ‘I have found that Mrs Dix has been an asset to the college’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:03

As a parent having two children, now 27 and 25 years-old, who have gone through Ely College in the times where Ely’s reputation was somewhat poor, I am saddened that now Ely College will go through uncertain times.

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New Ely College principal helped turn around struggling school in London

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:29

The academy trust which oversees Ely College has announced Evelyn Forde as the new principal.

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Job fair is working as unemployment falls

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 15:11

Newmarket MP Matthew Hancock has hailed his sixth jobs and apprenticeships fair in Newmarket on Friday, a success.

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VIDEO: Lightning-fast Westwood pupil Ciaran, 10, stacks cups so quickly it’s almost a blur

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 14:36

When you watch the video, you think it must have been speeded up ... but Ciaran Brown really is that quick.

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Cambs Police hiring 10 extra call handlers after complaints about 101 service response times

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:32

Ten extra call handlers will be recruited to answer 101 calls following complaints about response times.

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Principal- and her deputies- leave with immediate effect and governors chairman also to stand down in the wake of damning Ely College Ofsted report

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:23

The principal of Ely College has stepped down with immediate effect – along with her two vice principals- in the wake of a damning Ofsted report.

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Drone idea takes off at Bill Tutte Club session

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:00

Members of Newmarket’s Bill Tutte Club were given some pointers on how to build a drone by their guest speaker earlier this month.

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Calls to rally around college after Ofsted deliver scathing report and label establishment ‘inadequate’

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:56

Inspectors have delivered a withering assessment of Ely College in a report published this week, branding the school ‘inadequate’.

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Investigation into West Suffolk Hospital’s finances closed after projected deficit reduced

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:45

An investigation into West Suffolk Hospital’s finances has been closed after the scale of its projected deficit was reduced.

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Man in serious condition after getting arm trapped in machinery

Ely Standard - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:28

The air ambulance was called after a man got his arm stuck in machinery on an industrial estate.

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