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Yoga teacher Pauline hoping to pass on her knowledge in new book

Ely Standard - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 16:02

Yoga teacher Pauline Dawber has condensed more than 30 years of knowledge into a new book which guides beginners through the basics of the popular pastime.

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A third of councillors could go after key vote is agreed - but Boundary Commission will have final say

Ely Standard - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 16:01

A radical reform of East Cambridgeshire District Council – with the number of councillors cut by 12 to 27 – has been backed by members.

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I bet that shocked a few pundits . . .

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 15:31

Other people’s 25-to-one wins in the Grand National gave me great joy. It proved my long-held contention that sticking a random pin in a racecard is just as likely to make me money as all the tipsters put together. Sorry, Tony Jakobson, old chum. Shall we just agree not to believe a word in the Journal column of the other?

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New Frankel touchscreen

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 15:01

A multimedia interactive touchscreen depicting the life and times of superstar racehorse, Frankel, was due to be unveiled at this week’s Craven Meeting at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile.

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Ramblers’ Easter walk

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 15:01

Newmarket Ramblers have just one walk planned for the Easter weekend.

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spacious west row village home

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 14:53

A four-bedroom detached home in West Row with parking space on a driveway for six cars is available for a guide price of £279,500.

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First bricks laid on £2.7m centre

Newmarket Journal - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 14:41

Brickwork began yesterday on Mildenhall’s new £2.7m community centre.

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PREVIEW: The Owl and the Pussycat ready for Ely opening with its bong trees, pirate piggies, a turkey and, of course, the Runcible Spoon!

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 23:15

Ely’s CAT Theatre Company has announced the dates for its forthcoming production, The Owl and The Pussycat.E

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Tanning salon owner’s advice: Done in moderation and sensibly, it can be beneficial. They can help improve minor skin ailments like acne and boost vitamin D.

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 23:03

The owner of a tanning salon in Ely says that irresponsible practitioners are giving her industry a bad name.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I believe in progress so Ely has to expand and without the bypass Ely will remain behind all the other major towns in the area.

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:49

I have been reading your postbag this week and felt I must reply to the letters submitted.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Proposed redundancies at East Cambs Council are a high risk strategy which could cost more than it saves

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:43

The Ely Standard’s front page on April 3 reported an alarming level of stress among staff at East Cambridgeshire District Council and a sharp rise in the number of absences through illness.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lowering the road is not the answer - a bypass for Ely most assuredly is

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:39

Surely the prime purpose of the bypass is to take heavy goods vehicles away from Ely.

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Farmer: “I didn’t drive my van at him. I’m sorry a dog was run over” Financier: “I lost my temper and yanked his door open. I grabbed hold of his firearm and said ‘You can’t shoot me now’.”

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:18

A financial consultant says one of his dachshunds died when it was deliberately run over by a farmer in a row that broke out over dog walking on private land.

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Ely businessman shares the proceeds of go-green initiative

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:03

An Ely businessman who is hoping to make his Indian takeaway the most eco-friendly in the city is sharing the proceeds from one of his new initiatives with a charity.

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Trust appointed to run the new secondary school in Littleport

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:02

The Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has been selected by Cambridgeshire County Council to run the new secondary school in Littleport, which is scheduled to open in 2016.

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Get ready for all things vintage at college’s retro fair

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 21:59

A vintage and retro fair is taking place in the Lodeside Hall at Soham Village College on April 27.

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Peer into the past with gems of intrigue at a new museum set to open in the Fens this year

Ely Standard - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 18:58

People will be invited to peep into the past when a museum of allsorts celebrating the electrical revolution is opened in a tiny village in the Fens.

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Anglers gear up for charity

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 15:24

A Mildenhall tackle shop is to sponsor a charity fishing match in aid of injured soldiers charity Help for Heroes.

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Saffra becomes an author at 19

Newmarket Journal - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 14:58

When Swaffham Prior teenager Saffra Monteiro was being bullied at school she invented characters and story to help her cope with her pain.

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