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"29.03.2017 16:24:28" elystandard.co.uk Man pleads guilty to 'acting indecently with a horse in front of a group of children' A man was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to acting indecently with a horse in front of a group of children in Swavesey. The offence involved Cuff acting indecently with a horse in front of a group of children
"29.03.2017 16:03:47" elystandard.co.uk Three friends from Soham help police to rescue elderly lady with Alzheimer's who had gone missing late at night Three friends from Soham have been praised as “heroes” for helping police rescue an elderly lady with Alzheimer's disease after she went missing wearing just a t-shirt and trousers. What a lovely thing to do!
"29.03.2017 13:08:17" wisbechstandard.co.uk REVIEW: The Wedding Singer - currently at the Cambridge Corn Exchange until Saturday April 1 - is a foot tapper that leaves you with a warm and fuzzy feeling Ever wondered what it would be like to hear Ruth Madoc of Hi-de-Hi fame rap - well wonder no more as you can find out this week at the Cambridge Corn Exchange where she is part of a great cast currrently performing in the musical 'The Wedding Singer'. Foot-tapping show The Wedding Singer Musical UK TOUR is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange until Saturday
"29.03.2017 11:44:07" elystandard.co.uk 2017 and the Battle for Croylands starts all over again - to demolish or not that is the question raised by opponents Developers promised to return with fresh plans and to overcome objections to the demolition of Croylands, a former Victorian vicarage, that they want to replace with nine luxury flats. They want to replace it with nine luxury flats
"29.03.2017 11:40:33" elystandard.co.uk NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Beat Wivenhoe Town and we'll stay up, says Ely City boss Brady Stone Ely City boss Brady Stone has identified this weekend's game with Wivenhoe Town as the game that could secure the Robins' Thurlow Nunn Premier Division status. Win this weekend and we'll stay up, says Ely City Football Club manager Brady Stone..
"29.03.2017 11:26:03" Cambs Times Newspaper Craig David and Pendulum will headline Sundown this Summer. Louisa Johnson Rag'n'Bone Man and Wiley are also on the massive line-up
"29.03.2017 08:47:49" elystandard.co.uk Littleport Village Surgery a major success as villagers turn out to discuss local issues Littleport Village Hall was the venue for a gathering of many organisations concerned in the everyday life of Littleport, hosted by the parish council on Saturday. Littleport Village Surgery a major success as villagers turn out to discuss local issues
"29.03.2017 08:21:52" Cambs Times Newspaper The colourful show is at the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds next weekend
"29.03.2017 08:10:05" Cambs Times Newspaper The RSPCA (England & Wales) is appealing for information to find the people responsible for dumping two poorly foals in a muddy field just hours from death
"28.03.2017 16:31:23" wisbechstandard.co.uk Johnny D becomes Johnny Devine for a new show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire A March radio presenter has been given his own show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Johnny D becomes Johnny Devine for a new show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
"28.03.2017 16:20:24" elystandard.co.uk Children and staff at King's Ely raise more than £1,000 for Comic Relief and the Disaster Emergencies Committee Children and staff at King's Ely raised more than £1,000 for Comic Relief and the Disaster Emergencies Committee on Friday. Excellent effort from children and staff at King's Ely for Comic Relief: Red Nose Day
"28.03.2017 10:04:22" elystandard.co.uk Crime writer Donna Leon to give talk on new book 'Earthly Remains' The talk, on Tuesday April 4, will see the writer – who was named by The Times newspaper as one of the 50 greatest crime writers for her award-winning 'Brunetti' series – take to the stage of St Mary's Church. Donna Leon is coming to St Mary's Church, Ely next week!
"28.03.2017 10:01:18" wisbechstandard.co.uk 50 people take the plunge and abseil down Needhams Tower at Ely College for a school reunion with a difference organised by the Class of '83 Over 50 people went over the top for charity at a special school reunion on Saturday. Former classmates take the plunge during charity abseil at Ely College
"28.03.2017 09:55:42" elystandard.co.uk Slow progress, a decline in standards and outdated staff training lead to Feoffees Primary School in Little Downham being put in special measures Slow progress, a decline in standards and outdated staff training are three of the reasons why Feoffees Primary School, Little Downham, is being put in special measures. Downham Feoffees Primary School rated 'inadequate' in all five criteria
"28.03.2017 09:09:45" elystandard.co.uk Ely Hereward Rotary Club raise £1,500 for charity with the help of Abba ReBjörn at The Maltings Ely danced to the sound of ABBA at The Maltings – and raised more than £1,500 for charities and good causes. Re-Bjorn - ABBA Tribute Band and Ely Hereward Rotary Club help raise money for charity
"28.03.2017 09:09:45" elystandard.co.uk Ely Hereward Rotary Club raise £1,500 for charity with the help of Abba ReBjörn at The Maltings Ely danced to the sound of ABBA at The Maltings – and raised more than £1,500 for charities and good causes. Re-Bjorn - ABBA Tribute Band and Ely Hereward Rotary Club help raise money for charity
"28.03.2017 09:08:41" elystandard.co.uk Sail away with KD Theatre Productions when they perform 'Treasure Island and the Caribbean Pirates' at The Maltings in Ely Sail away with KD Theatre Productions when they perform 'Treasure Island and the Caribbean Pirates' at The Maltings in Ely next week. KD Theatre Productions will perform 'Treasure Island' at The Maltings, Ely riverside next week
"28.03.2017 08:26:47" Cambs Times Newspaper Bedlam Bridge March, and the former home to John Gawthorp gets a new lease of life...sort of
"27.03.2017 16:11:00" elystandard.co.uk Police investigating alleged Newmarket rape bail 18-year-old man A teenager arrested on suspicion of committing a rape in Newmarket has been bailed by detectives. An 18-year-old was arrested yesterday morning after a girl in her late teens told police she was along walking the area known as Yellow Brick Road when she was approached by a man who then raped her.
"27.03.2017 15:53:54" wisbechstandard.co.uk A corker of a trip to the Houses of Parliament by Little Downham crisp men Crisp manufacturers Corkers were invited to the Houses of Parliament as part of a taste of Cambridgeshire event. A corker of a visit to the Houses of Parliament for crisp firm
"27.03.2017 14:36:18" elystandard.co.uk Nudist swimming in Ely - it's no April Fools' joke April Fools Day jokes can be difficult to spot but if you see a naturist swimming session poster for the Ely swimming pool for April 1 then rest assured this is no joke. Naturist swimming sessions are coming to Ely ...on April Fool's Day
"27.03.2017 13:23:48" elystandard.co.uk Police investigating alleged Newmarket rape bail 18-year-old man A teenager arrested on suspicion of committing a rape in Newmarket has been bailed by detectives. A girl in her late teens told police she was walking in the area when she was approached by a man who then raped her
"27.03.2017 13:22:28" elystandard.co.uk East Cambs Council sets out how community benefit funds spent - ranging from buying a see saw to dog bins to helping fund by pass Councillors will hear how £6 million collected in section 106 (community benefit) and CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) payments is being held ready for spending on local projects. Councillors will hear how £6 million is being held ready for spending on local projects
"27.03.2017 11:29:37" elystandard.co.uk Nick is gearing up for a prestigious national sailing championship in a boat he built himself The youngest person to build a high performance racing dinghy in carbon is gearing up for a prestigious boating championship event in Weymouth this summer. Former Ely sports personality of the year is the youngest person in the country to build his own carbon race dinghy
"27.03.2017 11:04:12" elystandard.co.uk Viva Soham celebrate 20th anniversary with fundraising ball at The Brook Viva Soham celebrated its 20th anniversary in style by holding a fundraising ball at the weekend. Happy birthday Viva Arts and Community Group!
"27.03.2017 09:40:00" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: Cats by the King's Ely Junior School What an amazing production! The King's School Ely Junior School gave a splendid performance of 'Cats' by Andrew Lloyd Webber in the Hayward Theatre. Review of Cats performed by King's Ely juniors
"27.03.2017 08:38:55" elystandard.co.uk Russell Brand kicks off Rebirth tour at Cambridge Corn Exchange Mad cap comic Russell Brand is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Tuesday April 4. Russell Brand is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange next week!
"27.03.2017 08:31:56" elystandard.co.uk It's a tale of two cities for the Ely Youth Choir who are to bring their version of Handel's Messiah to Ely Cathedral From the Royal Albert Hall to Ely Cathedral – that is the path taken by a group of young singers from Ely as they prepare for their second performance in six months of one of the most popular choral classics of all time. City youth choir to perform at Ely Cathedral
"27.03.2017 08:29:33" elystandard.co.uk Ely youngster Lynden to take on gruelling 2.5km swim to raise money for Marie Curie A youngster from Ely is preparing to make a splash to help support people who are battling terminal illnesses. Good luck, Lynden!
"27.03.2017 08:28:58" elystandard.co.uk Witchford Village College students get a taste of working life Year 10 students from Witchford Village College have been experiencing what it would be like in the world of work. Students get a taste of working life
"27.03.2017 08:26:55" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk 'The Absurd World of Mack Mathod' on display at Babylon Gallery in Ely
"27.03.2017 08:25:36" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Kick your life into touch with a free health trainer service in Ely, Burwell, Soham and Sutton
"27.03.2017 08:24:28" wisbechstandard.co.uk Be bike aware now that the warmer wether is on its way, urge safety group in Cambridgeshire As the weather brightens and we get more sunny days drivers are being encouraged to be on the look out for bikers. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Group launch safe motorbiking campaign
"25.03.2017 23:35:34" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Derek Acorah payment row
"24.03.2017 15:32:38" elystandard.co.uk Isleham photographer Kyle to take part in charity skydive to say 'thank' you to The Christie that supported his best friend Good luck to Josh and Kyle!
"24.03.2017 15:00:55" elystandard.co.uk City set to have an 'eely' good time at Ely's annual festival Thousands of people are set to flock to Ely next month for its annual Eel Festival. Not long to go!
"24.03.2017 12:47:21" wisbechstandard.co.uk www.wisbechstandard.co.uk 'At the front of the queue': Improvement plans at Ely North junction move forward with £8.8m LEP investment
"24.03.2017 12:35:22" wisbechstandard.co.uk Community projects in Cambridgeshire invited to apply for rural grants Rural community projects could be in with the chance of a grant of up £5,000 thanks to a new national funding pot. Calor Gas is launching a community funding project
"24.03.2017 11:35:41" wisbechstandard.co.uk Nearly 30 children in Cambridgeshire abused before they start primary school, says NSPCC. Nearly 30 children who are not old enough to attend primary school were victims of sexual abuse in Cambridgeshire in the last 12 months according to latest figures. Cambridgeshire children need protecting from sexual abuse, says NSPCC.
"24.03.2017 11:08:48" elystandard.co.uk Annual charity event at Ely City Golf Club will raise money for Campod An annual charity event held at Ely City Golf Club will take place on Tuesday July 4. Ely City Golf Club is the venue for the annual fundraiser
"24.03.2017 11:07:25" elystandard.co.uk Ely College students learn about construction career opportunities during site visit Students from Ely College visited the North West Cambridge Development construction site to learn from contractor Skanska about the variety of career opportunities available in the industry. Ely College students learn about construction career opportunities with Skanska during site visit
"24.03.2017 11:04:28" elystandard.co.uk Let the celebrations be-gin! Ely Gin Company to mark fifth anniversary with cake and launch of new flavour Gin experts from Ely are to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their company this weekend. Birthday celebrations for The Ely Gin Company Ltd
"24.03.2017 10:40:25" wisbechstandard.co.uk Ed Sheeran clothing to be auctioned on eBay to raise money for East Anglian Children's Hospices Clothing worn by Ed Sheeran is to be auctioned off to raise money for children's charity East Anglian Children's Hospices. Put it on your eBay watch list! Ed Sheeran is auctioning off used clothing to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH)
"23.03.2017 16:51:16" Cambs Times Newspaper Good luck, Colin!
"23.03.2017 11:29:04" Cambs Times Newspaper Cambridgeshire Police hold minute's silence for victims of the Westminster attack in London
"22.03.2017 17:38:50" wisbechstandard.co.uk The Duchess of Cornwall visits Newmarket Racecourses to unveil statue of King Charles II The Duchess of Cornwall has unveiled a specially-commissioned statue of King Charles II at Newmarket Racecourses' Rowley Mile. There was a royal visit in Newmarket today..
"22.03.2017 17:27:11" Wisbech Standard Newspaper UPDATE: Michael Johnson, 51, of Waterlees Road in Wisbech will appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court tomorrow
"22.03.2017 11:46:00" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Our thoughts are with the family
"22.03.2017 10:51:44" elystandard.co.uk Alexander Goodwin to perform organ recital at Ely Cathedral Alexander Goodwin will perform an organ recital at Ely Cathedral on Monday April 3. Alexander will perform the recital at Ely Cathedral
"22.03.2017 10:49:18" elystandard.co.uk Launch of East Cambs Skills Forum is a 'fantastic success' A new initiative aiming to improve skills and increase apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the local area was launched last week. The East Cambridgeshire Skills Forum met for the first time last week..
"22.03.2017 10:45:44" elystandard.co.uk Town council set to destroy 'unsightly' memorial benches at Soham cemetery - with owners given just one month's notice to repair them Soham Town Council has begun the process of removing and destroying dozens of memorial benches from the town's cemetery because they consider them to be “unsightly.” Owners were given one month to repair the benches before they were removed.
"21.03.2017 17:03:17" elystandard.co.uk Ely Cathedral supports a clergyman who says he has been refused a bishop's post in Wales because he is gay Ely Cathedral is supporting a clergyman who says the reason he has not been considered for a bishop's post is because he is gay. The Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Jeffrey John, says he has not been considered for a post as bishop because of his sexuality
"21.03.2017 17:03:16" elystandard.co.uk Ely Cathedral supports a clergyman who says he has been refused a bishop's post in Wales because he is gay Ely Cathedral is supporting a clergyman who says the reason he has not been considered for a bishop's post is because he is gay. The Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Jeffrey John, says he has not been considered for a post as bishop because of his sexuality
"21.03.2017 17:01:51" elystandard.co.uk Driver films 60mph horror crash at Upware near Ely – and photographs passenger he left paralysed A driver who left his passenger paralysed and took photos of him trapped and covered in blood after 'showing off' speeding along a 'known bumpy road' in Upware near Ely has been jailed. After the crash Johnson used his phone to take selfies of himself and his passenger, who was trapped and covered in blood
"21.03.2017 16:13:25" elystandard.co.uk MP questions Suffolk council leader's role in £500,000 deal for A11 roundabout An MP has questioned the role of a Suffolk council leader in securing £500,000 of taxpayers' money to develop the Fiveways roundabout on the A11. Steve Barclay MP questions Suffolk council leader's role in £500,000 deal for A11 roundabout
"21.03.2017 16:11:02" elystandard.co.uk Beach Babies' pre-schoolers help sew the seeds for future of Tithe Barn in Landbeach Beach Babies' pre-schoolers visited the Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, this morning to help sow some wheat seed. Beach Babies help sew the seeds for future of The Tithe Barn
"21.03.2017 16:06:51" elystandard.co.uk City of Ely College class of '78 to reunite for charity abseil this Saturday The class of '78 from the City of Ely College will abseil down their old school building - the soon to be demolished Needham's Tower – to raise money for charity this Saturday, March 25. The Class of '78 Charity Abseil takes place this weekend!
"21.03.2017 16:06:51" elystandard.co.uk City of Ely College class of '78 to reunite for charity abseil this Saturday The class of '78 from the City of Ely College will abseil down their old school building - the soon to be demolished Needham's Tower – to raise money for charity this Saturday, March 25. The Class of '78 Charity Abseil takes place this weekend!
"21.03.2017 16:04:11" elystandard.co.uk Cambridgeshire-based garden centre Scotsdales helps raise £22,500 for Greenfingers through charity trek A Cambridgeshire garden centre has helped raise £22,500 for the Greenfingers Charity with a special charity walk. Scotsdales Nursery and Garden Centre Ltd have raised thousands for the Greenfingers Charity
"21.03.2017 10:41:20" elystandard.co.uk NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Brady Stone urges Ely City not to dwell on Hadleigh United defeat Brady Stone is urging his Ely City players not to dwell on their most recent defeat. Ely City Football Club were beaten for the first time in six games last weekend..
"21.03.2017 10:32:33" elystandard.co.uk BOWLS: City of Ely star Ed Elmore crowned British Isles Under 25s Singles champion The City of Ely Bowls Club is now home to another national champion. The City of Ely Bowls Club is now home to another national champion..
"21.03.2017 10:06:28" elystandard.co.uk Ely College student reaches finals of Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Awards in Westminster Ely College student Harry Sindle was one of five students shortlisted from school librarians across the UK to attend the Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Awards in London. Well done Harry!
"21.03.2017 09:25:57" elystandard.co.uk City of Ely College class of '78 to reunite for charity abseil this Saturday The class of '78 from the City of Ely College will abseil down their old school building - the soon to be demolished Needham's Tower – to raise money for charity this Saturday, March 25. The charity abseil takes place this weekend
"21.03.2017 09:23:46" wisbechstandard.co.uk King's Lynn nurses Nicola King and Emma Simmons get Royal Humane Society award for helping to save two boys in Terrington St Clement crash that killed Laura Pesterfield, 21 Two nurses from King's Lynn and a Grantham man have been awarded top national life-saving honours for their fight to save the young victims of a road crash which claimed the life of a 21-year-old. Two nurses from King's Lynn and a Grantham man have been awarded top national life-saving honours for their fight to save the young victims of a road crash
"20.03.2017 16:59:04" elystandard.co.uk Sutton director Rhys Chapman hopes his film WONDERKID can help tackle homophobia in football A Sutton director's short film about homophobia in football has been launched online – and has already been viewed by tens of thousands of people. Rhys Chapman's short film is helping to tackle homophobia in football
"20.03.2017 16:57:16" elystandard.co.uk Pi prodigy George astounds friends and teachers at Witchford Village College by reciting 246 digits A pi prodigy astounded his friends and teachers at Witchford Village College when he recited 246 digits of the mathematical equation. Incredible!
"20.03.2017 16:00:30" elystandard.co.uk New zebra crossing for Ely will make the city safer says councillor Ely residents no longer face long waits to cross Cambridge Road in Ely, thanks to a new pedestrian crossing. New zebra crossing for Ely
"20.03.2017 15:54:57" elystandard.co.uk Cambs Fire issue safety warning after discarded cigarette causes fire at house in Ely - which did not have any smoke alarms A woman was left needing medical treatment after a discarded cigarette caused a fire at her house in St Ovins Green, Ely - which did not have any smoke alarms. “It is important to reiterate not to smoke in bed and to make sure you have working smoke alarms in your property”
"20.03.2017 15:22:49" elystandard.co.uk Super heroes will be at a fun day in Ely pub to raise money for Macmillan A city centre pub is raising money for a cancer charity with a day of family fun followed by a sky dive. Charity family day at Ely pub will raise money for Macmillan
"20.03.2017 13:55:16" Wisbech Standard Newspaper He's 23, from March, and on the list of Cambridgeshire's 'most wanted' following violent assault
"20.03.2017 12:44:32" elystandard.co.uk NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Sam Mulready's quick-fire brace ends Soham Town Rangers' 16-match wait for a victory Donald Trump's inauguration as 45th president of the United States of America, Ed Sheeran's domination of the charts and Leicester City sacking title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri. The wait for a win at Soham Town Rangers F.C. is finally over!
"20.03.2017 12:02:01" Wisbech Standard Newspaper First photo of Wisbech paedophile jailed for 22 years
"20.03.2017 08:11:42" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Council shows LGBT support in Cambs
"20.03.2017 08:07:06" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Seal release at Hunstanton - with video
"19.03.2017 15:58:36" Wisbech Standard Newspaper National Audit Office to probe MP Steve Barclay's dossier
"19.03.2017 15:52:10" Wisbech Standard Newspaper New developments in our Sling the Mesh campaign
"18.03.2017 11:40:37" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Paedophile jailed - be warned this report contains horrific detail of offences
"17.03.2017 16:55:37" elystandard.co.uk MP Lucy Frazer celebrates Ofsted success at both Witchford and Soham Village Colleges with visits together with education bosses MP Lucy Frazer and education bosses have praised Soham Village College during a fact finding mission and visit to celebrate the success of the college in its recent Ofsted report. Schools and education sometimes get a bad press - but here is a good news story for two of our village colleges...
"17.03.2017 11:18:53" elystandard.co.uk King's Ely Junior pupils to perform family-favourite musical 'Cats' Family-favourite musical 'Cats' is being staged at King's Ely next week. Children at King's Ely will bring the purr-fect musical to life
"17.03.2017 11:06:40" elystandard.co.uk Cambridgeshire man to host quiz night for charity that helped cousin who had a stroke weeks after 16th birthday A Cambridgeshire man is hosting a quiz night to raise money for a charity that helped his cousin who suffered a stroke weeks after celebrating his 16th birthday. “I never realised young people could have strokes, and neither had most of the people that I have spoken to about Harry's experience"
"17.03.2017 10:18:18" wisbechstandard.co.uk Campaign raises awareness of child sexual exploitation amid figures that show it has risen by more than a third in Cambridgeshire Child sexual exploitation has risen by more than a third in Cambridgeshire, according to figures, released ahead of a national day to educate young people about inappropriate behaviour from adults. Child sexual exploitation has risen by more than a third in Cambridgeshire
"17.03.2017 10:13:49" elystandard.co.uk 'Stunning' La Strada is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre A “stunning” new stage adaptation inspired by Federico Fellini's Oscar-winning 'La Strada' is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre later this month. La Strada is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month!
"17.03.2017 09:57:49" wisbechstandard.co.uk Greater Anglia runs 'Train driver experience' auction for Red Nose Day Calling all wannabe train drivers – Greater Anglia today (March 16) launched a charity auction where the highest bidder gets to ride a train to London in the driver's cab and then even have a go at train driving themselves. Charity auction in aid of Comic Relief: Red Nose Day
"17.03.2017 09:56:23" elystandard.co.uk Do you recognise these people? Police want to speak to them in connection with theft of £230 of alcohol and meat from Sainsbury's in Ely Do you recognise these two people? Police would like to speak to them in connection with a theft in Ely. Do you recognise them?
"17.03.2017 09:56:22" elystandard.co.uk Do you recognise these people? Police want to speak to them in connection with theft of £230 of alcohol and meat from Sainsbury's in Ely Do you recognise these two people? Police would like to speak to them in connection with a theft in Ely. Do you recognise them?
"16.03.2017 16:28:02" wisbechstandard.co.uk Shocking Highways England CCTV footage shows pizza delivery driver pushing his moped along the M1 motorway - before stopping and having a cigarette Highways England have used CCTV footage of the dramatic moment a pizza delivery had a lucky escape after wandering on to the M1 motorway with his moped in an attempt to warn drivers of the dangers of stopping in the central reservation of motorways. This pizza delivery driver certainly got a big slice of luck here!
"16.03.2017 16:27:03" wisbechstandard.co.uk Bandy coming back to the Fens - all welcome to have a go at game described as soccer on ice at Peterborough ice arena On Sunday night March 19, skaters armed with curved sticks will take to the ice at the Planet Ice Arena in Mallard Road Peterborough, to have a go at a game not played in England since the 1914-18 war! England were European champions in 1913… Sounds like fun for the family - so why not have a go at this unusual sport ...
"16.03.2017 15:51:50" elystandard.co.uk Do you recognise these people? Police want to speak to them in connection with the attempted theft of 11 DVDs and £180 worth of alcohol from Tesco in Ely Police want to speak to a man and a woman captured on CCTV in connection with the attempted theft of 11 DVDs and alcohol worth £180 from an Ely shop. They tried to steal 11 DVDs and £180 worth of alcohol from Tesco in Ely
"16.03.2017 15:47:51" elystandard.co.uk Top dog - for the second year running! Ely Dalmatian Pandora and owner Charlotte-Louise take top award at Crufts 2017 A dog owner from Ely says she “can't quite believe” that she and her dog scooped the Young Kennel Club Stakes competition at Crufts for the second year in a row. Pandora is top dog at Crufts!
"16.03.2017 15:46:11" elystandard.co.uk SE Cambs MP Lucy Frazer invites Cambridgeshire's finest food and drink experts to House of Commons event The finest food and drink that Cambridgeshire has to offer was showcased in Parliament last week. Cambridgeshire's finest food and drink on show
"16.03.2017 14:37:42" wisbechstandard.co.uk Principal pledges to 'deliver the improvements required' after grim Ofsted report for College of West Anglia - apprenticeship training the only bright note Too much teaching is not good enough at the College of West Anglia and students are falling below the national average according to a team of nine Ofsted inspectors who said it must improve. Too much teaching is not good enough and students are falling below the national average
"16.03.2017 10:44:56" Cambs Times Newspaper PeterPanOnIceJKT is at the Alive Corn Exchange until Sunday!
"15.03.2017 23:23:19" Cambs Times Newspaper Should FDC axe £800,000 payment towards A14 upgrade? MP Steve Barclay enters the fray
"15.03.2017 14:33:02" huntspost.co.uk Review: Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill at Cambridge Arts Theatre - a masterclass in performance This is a magnificient piece of theatre. Escaped Alone has been reviewed as a puzzling play. I don't think it is. Four women who have reached their 70s sit in a sunny garden and reminisce. They don't finish their sentences and they talk to themselves Escaped Alone, on the Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, is a masterclass in performance
"15.03.2017 14:29:35" elystandard.co.uk Workers urged to ask smokers to stop smoking in their homes during visits as part of East Cambs District Council's new anti-smoking policy Tough new anti smoking rules within East Cambridgeshire Council – including a ban on electronic cigarettes and making workers get their manager's permission for a smoking break- are ready to be implemented. Any council employee found breaching the new smoking guidelines will face disciplinary action
"15.03.2017 14:27:00" elystandard.co.uk Driver films 60 mph horror crash on bumpy road at Upware near Ely– and then takes selfies of the passenger he left paralysed and caked in blood A driver who left his passenger paralysed and took selfies of him trapped and covered in blood after 'showing off' speeding along a 'known bumpy road' in Upware near Ely has been jailed. His passenger sustained life-changing injuries and is now paralysed from the chest down. He requires round the clock care.
"15.03.2017 14:24:33" elystandard.co.uk Private landlords in East Cambs who fail to fit working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors could face £500 council fine - rising to £1,000 and £5,000 for second and third offences Private landlords could face a fine of £500 if they fail to fit working smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors. Private landlords could face a fine of £500 if they fail to fit working smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors
"15.03.2017 14:22:05" elystandard.co.uk Witchford brownies visit Ely Museum to learn about Fen culture The 1st Witchford Brownies visited Ely Museum with their leaders last night to learn about Fen culture as part of their 'collector badge' activities. Brownies enjoy a trip to Ely Museum
"15.03.2017 14:18:40" elystandard.co.uk VolkerFitzpatrick invites public for behind-the-scenes look at how £36 million Ely Southern bypass will be built The construction firm tasked with building the £36 million Ely Southern bypass is inviting members of the public for a behind-the-scenes look at how the traffic-busting road will be made. Take a look behind the scenes
"15.03.2017 14:16:09" elystandard.co.uk Council gives Littleport home owner the permission he's been waiting for - to raise his boundary fence by 2ft Home owner Dan Staite has been told he can increase the height of his boundary fence from 4ft to 6ft. Planners agreed Dan Staite can increase the height of his garden fence
"15.03.2017 14:13:07" elystandard.co.uk MP Lucy Frazer joins Soham Friends Project for LGBT workshop A group of young people from Soham held its second LGBT 'connectuality' workshop on Friday thanks to funding from the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation. Lucy Frazer joins local group at workshop
"15.03.2017 14:11:11" elystandard.co.uk Public vote Ely Foodbank £2,000 donation form Hopkins Homes Cambridgeshire Charity of the Year Ely Foodbank has won a £2,000 cash boost thanks to a public vote. Cash boost for Ely Foodbank
"15.03.2017 11:22:42" elystandard.co.uk BOXING: Tyler Goodjohn sets sights on summer return - and is already targeting titles Tyler Goodjohn has set his sights on a third return to the ring – and is determined to do things right this time around. He's back..
"15.03.2017 10:28:32" elystandard.co.uk Teenager struck by a commuter train at Waterbeach had stopped for a toilet break, it has emerged A teenager from Manchester, who died when he was struck by a commuter train at Waterbeach, had been helping his dad with a national van delivery round when the incident happened after stopping for a toilet break, it has emerged. Teenager who died when he was struck by a commuter train had stopped for a toilet break, it has emerged
"14.03.2017 16:12:04" elystandard.co.uk Man preyed on elderly and vulnerable woman by befriending her and withdrawing £2,500 from her bank account in 'despicable crime' A man preyed on an elderly and vulnerable woman by befriending her and withdrawing £2,500 from her bank account, Cambridge Crown Court heard. Police were alerted by a carer after she saw Holliday take money from the victim's purse without permission
"14.03.2017 16:06:49" elystandard.co.uk Pedestrian crossing to be installed in Pratt Street, Soham - despite objections from residents who say it is unnecessary and could even devalue their homes A pedestrian crossing will be put in place in one of the busiest streets in Soham – despite objections from three members of the public. One objector raised concerns that the crossing's flashing beacons would keep their child from sleeping
"14.03.2017 15:21:24" elystandard.co.uk They stuck with Veolia to save £800,000 a year but East Cambs Council now says 'we can do it cheaper' as they bring waste contract 'in house' Three years after sticking with Veolia to collect household waste, East Cambridgeshire District Council say they've now found it can do the job cheaper themselves. Ironically when East Cambs looked at the waste scheme three years ago it estimated that staying with Veolia would save £800,000 a year
"14.03.2017 15:06:12" Cambs Times Newspaper Mr Sears applied to demolish the derelict properties at 48 Station Road and replace them with three chalet-style bungalows
"14.03.2017 15:04:15" Cambs Times Newspaper During both offences, a member of staff was threatened with a knife
"14.03.2017 15:00:29" elystandard.co.uk Ely City Golf Club employee Ben picks up award for his 'impressive' work throughout horticulture apprenticeship An Ely City Golf Club employee picked up an award for his “impressive” work as a horticulture apprentice last week. Well done Ben!
"14.03.2017 14:59:19" elystandard.co.uk Ely College students attend regional student-selected book award ceremony Thirteen students from Ely College attended the award ceremony for the new Bridge Book Award at Peterhouse College, Cambridge last week. This year's winner was 'One' by Sarah Crossan
"14.03.2017 14:57:03" elystandard.co.uk All things reading, spelling and creative writing celebrated during annual festival at King's Ely All things reading, spelling and creative writing were celebrated during an annual festival held at both King's Ely schools. The Reading Festival saw King's Ely students take part in a week's worth of literary events and activities
"14.03.2017 14:56:02" elystandard.co.uk Use it or lose it warns councillors over Ely's Zipper bus service People are being urged to use it or lose it with the village to city centre Zipper bus service. Use it or lose it
"14.03.2017 14:52:14" elystandard.co.uk Wilburton Theatre Group to perform 'thrilling musical' Bonnie and Clyde Wilburton Theatre Group will perform 'Bonnie and Clyde: A Musical' at St. Peter's Hall, Wilburton from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 March. Get your tickets now for Wilburton Theatre Group's next show
"14.03.2017 14:49:10" elystandard.co.uk AJ Tracey, J Hus, So Solid Crew and Mike Skinner announced for fourth annual Strawberries & Creem Festival in Cambridge Now in its fourth year, Strawberries & Creem Festival will return to Cambridge on June 17, welcoming more than 40 artists. The first names for this year's Strawberries & Creem Festival have been announced!
"14.03.2017 14:47:30" elystandard.co.uk Travellers at Wentworth warned of 29 per cent hike in weekly rents by East Cambs Council - those at Earith face 13.5 per cent rise Travellers living on a site owned by East Cambridgeshire District Council face a 29 per cent increase in their weekly rent. It could mean a rent rise of 13.5 per cent
"14.03.2017 11:28:39" elystandard.co.uk Use it or lose it warns councillors over Ely's Zipper bus service People are being urged to use it or lose it with the village to city centre Zipper bus service. Use it or lose it warns councillor over the Ely Zipper bus service
"13.03.2017 14:49:08" wisbechstandard.co.uk Fertility services could be cut back to basics as part of money saving measures by health bosses The fertility service could be stripped back to basics as part of cutback reviews across all areas of health care in the region. Are specialised fertility services under threat?
"13.03.2017 14:40:16" elystandard.co.uk Uncertain wait for farmers as administrators try to explain how Cambridgeshire grain firm collapsed Farmers across East Anglia affected by the collapse of Wellgrain, one of the country's largest regional grain merchants, face an uncertain time if they are among the 286 names on the list of creditors believed to be owed in excess of £15 million. Uncertain wait
"13.03.2017 14:38:38" wisbechstandard.co.uk Tower Mill windmill in Little Downham near Ely powers into the 21st century with an eco make-over A ruined 19th century windmill in Little Downham has been given a 21st century make-over. What an incredible transformation!
"13.03.2017 14:34:48" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Off Beat Lounge is bringing the exhibition to Cambridge later this year
"13.03.2017 14:31:00" elystandard.co.uk Ely Watercolour Workshop to host spring exhibition The Ely Watercolour Workshop (EWW) group will host its spring exhibition of paintings and cards next month. Sarah Buck, one of the artists who will be showcasing her work at the Ely Watercolour Workshop Spring Exhibition
"13.03.2017 14:25:21" Cambs Times Newspaper They built their house for just £50,000!
"13.03.2017 13:07:54" elystandard.co.uk Soham's platinum pair: Jack and Joyce Watson, 94 and 90, to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary Sharing, travelling and dancing are the secrets to a long and happy marriage, according to a Soham couple who are to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary this week. Congratulations Jack and Joyce!
"13.03.2017 12:08:28" elystandard.co.uk Cineworld Ely set to open in May Cineworld, one of the UK's leading cinema chains, will open for the first time in Ely on Friday May 12. Not long now!
"13.03.2017 10:27:55" wisbechstandard.co.uk Buckle up or face a fine, warn police as they begin a week long crack down Police are asking members of the public to belt-up as part of a week-long enforcement campaign. Police begin a crackdown on people who don't wear a seatbelt
"11.03.2017 10:52:55" Cambs Times Newspaper Cantrill calls for the LEP chairman to stand aside following MP letter
"11.03.2017 10:00:20" Cambs Times Newspaper Help for Wisbech - by way of £2.1 m European funding- on its way
"11.03.2017 09:54:20" elystandard.co.uk Historical video documentary 'The Winter of 47, A Countdown to Disaster' re-launched this month March sees the final re-launch of the acclaimed and award winning video documentary 'The Winter of 47, A Countdown to Disaster'. Extraordinary historical document
"10.03.2017 14:23:02" Cambs Times Newspaper Matthew Sharpe, 40, of Humberley Close, was arrested in January after police were called to a violent incident in St Ives
"10.03.2017 14:19:55" Cambs Times Newspaper The course was designed to give the group a set of basic skills required to become an apprentice
"10.03.2017 11:30:10" Cambs Times Newspaper Challenge yourself and help Parkinson's UK at the same time
"10.03.2017 11:20:25" Cambs Times Newspaper Police firearms BMW in collision with Land Rover on A1 in Cambs -
"10.03.2017 10:52:44" elystandard.co.uk Students' finest artwork goes on display at King's Ely exhbition Art and design students at King's Ely are showcasing their work to the public this month. Some stunning pieces here!
"10.03.2017 10:51:20" elystandard.co.uk Parisian Swing Jazz Band named as Thursday night residents at Poets House in Ely Head to Poets House in Ely every Thursday to enjoy live music from resident performers The Parisian Swing Jazz Band. Live music every Thursday night at Poets House
"10.03.2017 10:26:45" Cambs Times Newspaper "Nicholson was a prolific offender and the homes of Peterborough will be a safer place with him behind bars"
"10.03.2017 09:49:39" wisbechstandard.co.uk Fenland and East Cambs Kick Ash students Kick Ash students are hoping to draw a big crowd with their art exhibition at Central Library in Cambridge to coincide with National No Smoking Day. Kick Ash Students from Cambridgeshire schools are hoping to draw a big crowd with their art exhibition at Central Library to coincide with National No Smoking Day. Kick Ash students from Cambridgeshire schools are hoping to draw a big crowd to their art exhibition for National No Smoking Day
"10.03.2017 09:43:21" wisbechstandard.co.uk Ely City Golf Club hits the mark as it is the first in Cambridgeshire to pick up the national GolfMark Award Ely City Golf Club has become the first club in Cambridgeshire to achieve the new-style national GolfMark award in recognition of its work to improve the golf club. Ely City Golf Club hits the mark as it is the first in Cambridgeshire to pick up the national Golf Mark Award
"10.03.2017 09:40:27" elystandard.co.uk Ray Quinn will star in The Wedding Singer at Cambridge Corn Exchange A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer opens on March 28 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The Wedding Singer Musical UK TOUR is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange
"10.03.2017 09:17:24" elystandard.co.uk 'A fundamental day in the history of East Cambridgeshire': Work begins on Ely's £36 million traffic-reducing Southern bypass Say farewell to traffic in Ely was the message today as spades were dug into the ground to mark the start of work on the city's new Southern bypass. Spades are in the ground..
"09.03.2017 17:29:08" elystandard.co.uk Littleport Dental Surgery praised by CQC for its efforts in recovering from damning report Littleport Dental Surgery is back on track after receiving a damning Care Quality Commission report in October. Littleport Dental Surgery is back on track after receiving a damning Care Quality Commission report in October
"09.03.2017 17:29:08" elystandard.co.uk Littleport Dental Surgery praised by CQC for its efforts in recovering from damning report Littleport Dental Surgery is back on track after receiving a damning Care Quality Commission report in October. Littleport Dental Surgery is back on track after receiving a damning Care Quality Commission report in October
"09.03.2017 17:03:10" Cambs Times Newspaper Sue Clenshaw and her husband have written to Fenland Council listing eight areas of concern
"09.03.2017 17:00:05" elystandard.co.uk Thetford motorist Anthony Bradshaw killed in two car collision on A10 - police appeal for witnesses A man who died in a collision on the A10 this morning (March 9) has been named. Man who died in collision on A10 this morning is named
"09.03.2017 16:57:09" eadt.co.uk See video of the Milton landfill site where police, are searching for missing Corrie McKeague We have drone footage showing Suffolk police officers trawling through waste at a landfill site in Cambridgeshire in their ongoing search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague, who disappeared six months ago after a night out in Bury St Edmunds. Drone footage shows police searching a Cambridgeshire landfill site for missing Corrie McKeague
"09.03.2017 16:53:24" elystandard.co.uk Fundraiser Callum Fairhurst urges East Cambridgeshire to send in their nominations for a Diana Award ahead of his latest charity challenge Fundraising hero Callum Fairhurst is urging people in the Ely area to nominate someone they think deserves to be praised for their work in the community for an award that changed his life. Fundraiser Callum Fairhurst is urging people to send in their nominations for The Diana Award, which he won in 2010
"09.03.2017 15:41:23" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Company employs 27 people and has grown to be hugely successful in just four years, but is that all in jeopardy now?
"09.03.2017 14:52:43" elystandard.co.uk Motorist dies in A10 collision - road closed while emergency services attend incident - vehicles urged to find alternative routes A man has died following a collision on the A10 this morning. A10 fatality
"09.03.2017 12:05:59" Cambs Times Newspaper The victim was grabbed from behind, pulled into a bush, assaulted and raped
"09.03.2017 09:24:26" elystandard.co.uk King's Ely duo set to take on London Marathon in aid of charities Two members of staff at King's Ely will lace up their running shoes to raise money for charities close to their hearts by taking part in the London Marathon. Good luck to these London Marathon runners raising money for Mind and Asthma UK
"09.03.2017 09:21:50" wisbechstandard.co.uk Police defend delay to '£500,000' landfill search for Corrie McKeague, as detectives admit finding body is 'likely' Police officers searching for the missing serviceman Corrie McKeague are set to spend up to ten weeks sifting through tonnes of rubbish. Police officers searching for the missing serviceman Corrie McKeague are set to spend up to ten weeks sifting through tonnes of rubbish
"08.03.2017 16:07:23" Cambs Times Newspaper Hundreds of motorists were held up for several hours after the spillage on the A14
"08.03.2017 15:39:13" wisbechstandard.co.uk Join the knitting craze to help raise money for Age UK Knitters are needed to make tiny woolly hats to become tops for drinks bottles in a fund raising campaign for a national charity. Get your needles out to knit tiny hats for Age UK
"08.03.2017 13:39:14" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: Sandi Toksvig's 'Silver Lining' is a laugh-a-minute comedy with serious messages about fears of old age at its heart Telling the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women - all recognisable television faces - who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape senior citizen style, Sandi Toksvig's 'Silver Lining' is a laugh a minute comedy with English Touring Theatre's Silver Lining is witty and touchingly poignant - it's at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday!
"08.03.2017 11:13:09" wisbechstandard.co.uk Inquests opened into a teenager and a 74 year old woman who died in a collision near Mepal An inquest has been opened into the death of two people following a collision near Mepal. Inquest opens into the death of a teenager and a 74 year old woman who died in a collison near Mepal Outdoor Centre
"08.03.2017 10:47:52" elystandard.co.uk Inquest opened into death of a teenager who died when he was hit by a train at Waterbeach An inquest has been opened into the death of a 17-year-old man who was hit by a train near Waterbeach. A 17 year old who died when he was hit by a train at Waterbeach has been named in an inquest today
"08.03.2017 10:13:38" elystandard.co.uk Get reading with a new mini library for all at a school in Soham A new mini adult lending library has opened for the community in Soham at The Shade Primary School. New mini adult lending library opens for the community in Soham at The Shade Primary School
"08.03.2017 10:08:45" elystandard.co.uk 'This can only mean one thing' – Corrie McKeague's mum Nicola on bin collection weight error “This can really – devastatingly – only mean one thing.” It was originally thought to have weighed just 11kg
"08.03.2017 09:33:59" elystandard.co.uk Taxi driver is allegedly dragged from his vehicle and assaulted in Beck Row A taxi driver is reported to have been dragged from his vehicle, assaulted and robbed by two customers. The taxi driver is reported to have been dragged from his vehicle, assaulted and robbed by two customers
"08.03.2017 09:25:17" elystandard.co.uk Homegrown heroes Mallory Knox talk third album 'Wired', touring the world and an 'incredible' show at Ely Beet Club In between studio rehearsal sessions, the lead singer and bassist/songwriter of Ely-born rock band Mallory Knox met Ben Jolley to talk about their new album, touring all over the world and why Ely has played an important role in the band's career. Entertainment reporter Ben Jolley meets Ely band Mallory Knox to talk about their third album, touring the world and one particularly memorable local gig
"07.03.2017 17:28:30" elystandard.co.uk Victory for the Ely Standard: After nine months and 15 crashes - including one fatal -'black spot' Branch Bank is finally resurfaced A campaign by the Ely Standard and a Littleport man has resulted in the county council spending £165,000 to resurface a notorious East Cambridgeshire road which has been dubbed the most dangerous in the county. After nine months and 15 crashes - including one fatal - 'black spot' Branch Bank is finally resurfaced
"07.03.2017 17:25:16" elystandard.co.uk Witchford business GB Innomech Group expands commercial team A Witchford company which helps serve high-tech businesses has expanded its commercial team by appointing Adrian SC Brown as business development manager. Local business expands its team
"07.03.2017 17:24:28" elystandard.co.uk Teachers and staff at King's Ely celebrate World Book Day with week-long Reading Festival, author visits, literary competitions and book swap stalls Teachers and staff at King's Ely celebrated World Book Day by organising a week-long Reading Festival. Teachers and staff at King's Ely celebrated World Book Day by organising a week-long Reading Festival
"07.03.2017 17:23:03" elystandard.co.uk Online entry for both Sutton Beast races now open The Sutton Beast, one of the region's most popular 10K and fun run events, will return on June 11 - and online entry for both races is already open. Get your entries in!
"07.03.2017 17:17:47" elystandard.co.uk Taxi driver is allegedly dragged from his vehicle and assaulted in Beck Row A taxi driver is reported to have been dragged from his vehicle, assaulted and robbed by two customers. Witnesses needed after taxi drive said he was dragged from his taxi and robbed
"07.03.2017 16:02:28" elystandard.co.uk WIN! Places at Norwich City Regional Development Programme's Community Soccer Schools, based in Ely, up for grabs The Norwich City FC Regional Development Programme for Cambridgeshire will be hosting its Community Soccer Schools this coming Easter in the Ely area. Great opportunity for budding footballers here..
"07.03.2017 14:39:25" elystandard.co.uk Haddenham school has a “delightful atmosphere” says Ofsted inspector A happy and friendly atmosphere has been created for staff and children thanks to the new leadership team at Robert Arkenstall Primary School, according to Ofsted inspectors. Children love to learn at village primary school that has a happy and friendly atmosphere, says Ofsted.
"07.03.2017 13:05:43" elystandard.co.uk Fordham garden centre supports two charities with a ladies night and a walk A garden centre is raising funds for a charity that creates beautiful spaces for children who are in end of life care hospices. Join a charity ladies night or a walk backed by a Fordham garden centre
"07.03.2017 11:31:59" elystandard.co.uk SE Cambs MP Lucy Frazer hails 'proactive' Cambridgeshire for its work with rehoming refugees Lucy Frazer has praised Cambridgeshire's efforts in rehoming refugees. SE Cambs MP Lucy Frazer hails 'proactive' Cambridgeshire for its work with re-homing refugees
"07.03.2017 11:30:02" elystandard.co.uk Local authors join children and residents at Haddenham Community Library's sponsored read-aloud-athon Two local authors were among those who joined in the fundraising read-aloud-ahton held at Haddenham Community Library to celebrate World Book Day. Children from the local pre-school visited the library all dressed up as their favourite book characters
"07.03.2017 11:28:42" elystandard.co.uk Soham Methodist Church hands over cash raised for the East Anglia Children's Hospices Soham Methodist Church raised funds over Christmas for the East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH) at Milton. £360 was raised and was presented to Kim Todd from East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH)
"07.03.2017 11:27:00" elystandard.co.uk King's Ely students shine in British Biology Olympiad King'S Ely students won a haul of awards in this year's British Biology Olympiad. King's Ely students won a haul of awards in this year's British Biology Olympiad
"07.03.2017 11:18:52" elystandard.co.uk Budding filmmakers showcase their work at Cambridge International Student Film Festival The Cambridge International Student Film Festival is back later this week, returning to the city from Friday (10) to Sunday (12). Budding filmmakers showcase their work at Cambridge International Student Film Festival
"07.03.2017 11:15:11" elystandard.co.uk War reporter and author John Simpson to give talk at Ely Cathedral War reporter and author John Simpson will give a talk about his new book 'We Chose to Speak of War and Strife' at Ely Cathedral next week. John Simpson will give a talk at Ely Cathedral next Tuesday
"07.03.2017 11:12:02" elystandard.co.uk Goodbye to Andy Rutterford Littleport Leisure Centre's long service manager for the past 20 years After 20 years in Littleport serving the community, Andy decided to set up home in Lutterworth as landlord of a pub instead of applying for a post at the new leisure sports complex due to open its doors in September. End of an era as Andy leaves Littleport Leisure Centre
"07.03.2017 11:09:10" elystandard.co.uk Burwell garage manager urges school leavers to consider apprenticeships as National Apprenticeships Week begins The manager of a Burwell garage is encouraging school leavers to consider apprenticeships rather than go to university. Manager of Burwell garage encourages school leavers to consider apprenticeships rather than university
"07.03.2017 11:09:09" elystandard.co.uk Burwell garage manager urges school leavers to consider apprenticeships as National Apprenticeships Week begins The manager of a Burwell garage is encouraging school leavers to consider apprenticeships rather than go to university. Manager of Burwell garage encourages school leavers to consider apprenticeships rather than university
"07.03.2017 11:06:54" wisbechstandard.co.uk Government signs off new combined authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - 'a major milestone in the future of our region' The Combined Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is now an official body. It is being described as 'a major milestone in the future of our region'
"07.03.2017 11:04:19" elystandard.co.uk Brexit sparked migrant worker discrimination in East Cambridgeshire, says council report The number of migrant workers reporting incidents of discrimination in East Cambridgeshire increased after the EU referendum, according to a district council report. The number of migrant workers reporting incidents of discrimination in East Cambridgeshire increased after the EU referendum, according to a district council report
"07.03.2017 11:03:40" elystandard.co.uk Motorist who struck 'large metal foot' on A142 near Soham escapes unhurt A motorist who “struck a large object” on the A142 near Soham on March 1 had a lucky escape. The large metal 'foot' was found lying in the road
"06.03.2017 17:10:12" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Apology not good enough says Alan Lay as fresh social media row erupts
"06.03.2017 14:53:05" Cambs Times Newspaper The Russian Ice Stars will bring Peter Pan to life at Alive Corn Exchange
"06.03.2017 11:50:33" Cambs Times Newspaper Racist remarks removed from water tower
"06.03.2017 11:32:17" cambstimes.co.uk Bank owned by Cambridgeshire Local Government Pension Fund and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, turns in record profits for 2016 It was at the time an extraordinary decision to buy it but five years on and a British bank – jointly owned by Cambridgeshire Local Government Pension Fund and Trinity Hall, Cambridge- has turned in record profits. Now wasn't that a good idea?
"06.03.2017 11:23:14" elystandard.co.uk Viva Soham to celebrate 20th anniversary in style with fundraising ball Soham theatre company, Viva Arts and Community Group, is holding a fundraising ball to celebrate its 20th anniversary in style. Soham theatre company Viva Arts and Community Group is holding a fundraising ball to celebrate its 20th anniversary in style
"06.03.2017 11:21:25" elystandard.co.uk The Bishop of Ely blesses boat named in memory of Cambridge University Women's Boat Club member's mother at club's riverside boathouse The Bishop of Ely was on hand to bless a boat in honour of the mother of a member of the Cambridge University Women's Boat Club member who helped raise £10,000 for the club. The Bishop of Ely was on hand to bless a boat in honour of the mother of a Cambridge University Women's Boat Club member who helped raise £10,000 for the club
"06.03.2017 11:05:53" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: Viva Soham's dazzling 'Legally Blonde' is 'another vibrantly energised musical production' Viva dazzled us yet again with another vibrantly energized musical production at The Brook last week. Viva Arts and Community Group's dazzling 'Legally Blonde' is 'another vibrantly energised musical production' says our reviewer
"06.03.2017 10:56:20" Cambs Times Newspaper Having moved to a surf community in New Zealand, James hopes his book will encourage others to overcome their travelling fears
"06.03.2017 10:51:47" elystandard.co.uk LETTER: 'I would like to bring it to the attention of your readers the selfishness of these types of cyclists' I would like to bring it to the attention of your readers the selfishness of these types of cyclists. Nice non controversial thought to begin the week - this one about cyclists riding four abreast
"05.03.2017 11:53:42" wisbechstandard.co.uk Miraculously both riders and both horses escaped serious injury after people carrier ploughs into them on Cambridgeshire road near Ely The horrific moment a people carrier ploughed head on into two horses and their riders near Ely was caught on CCTV. People carrier ploughs into riders and horses near Ely
"03.03.2017 17:22:46" Cambs Times Newspaper Miraculous escape on A47
"03.03.2017 17:20:35" Cambs Times Newspaper LGBT Foster and Adoption plea by county council
"03.03.2017 15:24:49" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Councillor 'lucky to be alive'
"03.03.2017 15:17:35" Cambs Times Newspaper Visit by Justice Secretary Liz Truss to Whitemoor Prison today
"03.03.2017 14:47:40" elystandard.co.uk Sandi Toksvig comedy 'Silver Lining' set for Cambridge Arts Theatre as part of Women in Theatre series Cambridge Arts Theatre's 'Women in Theatre' series (March 7 –) begins with 'Silver Lining', a “hilarious” new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. The English Touring Theatre is bringing Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining to the Cambridge Arts Theatre
"03.03.2017 12:46:08" Cambs Times Newspaper 15 year old stabbed in the mouth with what onlookers say was a compass
"03.03.2017 11:20:29" Wisbech Standard Newspaper She pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences involving children at the same court on January 10
"03.03.2017 10:24:51" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Bessie the puppy returns to Witchford Village College during police visit
"03.03.2017 09:42:46" Cambs Times Newspaper Sally Chidzoy speaks to journalist from Cambs Times - case dismissed
"03.03.2017 09:23:05" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk East Cambs Youth Consultation Panel awarded £1,754 to help fund social media project
"03.03.2017 09:21:45" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Local children's author Julian Sedgewick inspires Ely College students as part of World Book Day celebrations
"02.03.2017 16:17:10" elystandard.co.uk Ely company Ellgia takes over Purple Recycling in Prickwillow An Ely company which won four awards at the 2015 Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards is expanding. Ellgia Recycling have acquired a site in Prickwillow
"02.03.2017 16:13:31" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Soham Friends Project to hold free workshops on healthy relationships and sexuality
"02.03.2017 15:59:59" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Urgent police plea to trace Wisbech man following serious assault on woman in her 30s
"02.03.2017 14:33:22" elystandard.co.uk Ely company Stormport Professional Services plans to expand, having won six-year contract with UK Power Networks contract An Ely-based electrical engineering company is expanding having won a six-year contract from UK Power Networks. Stormport Professional Services Ltd is expanding
"02.03.2017 12:35:09" elystandard.co.uk The future of the Ouse Washes Landscape goes under the microscope at cathedral debate The future of the Ouse Washes Landscape was on the agenda as hundreds of people from across East Cambridgeshire came together at Ely Cathedral last month. The future of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership goes under the microscope at Ely Cathedral debate
"02.03.2017 12:31:09" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: 'Invincible' demonstrates the North/South cultural divide with comic performances and heartfelt back stories Torben Betts' 'Invincible' brings together two couples who couldn't be more different if they tried, successfully demonstrating the cultural divide between the north and the south in mid-recession Britain. Football-mad postman Alan - with his beer belly on display - is the star of the show! It's at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday
"02.03.2017 11:01:26" Wisbech Standard Newspaper This year's The Secret Garden Party will be the last
"02.03.2017 09:21:54" Cambs Times Newspaper Former chief constable Julie Spence appointed as Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
"02.03.2017 09:16:50" elystandard.co.uk The 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes will headline Latitude Festival 2017 The 1975, Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes will headline Latitude, one of the region's biggest music festivals, this summer, but there are many diverse musical treasures and more to be found down the bill. The 1975 Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes will headline Latitude Festival this summer!
"02.03.2017 09:11:47" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Services back to normal as main line between Cambridge and Ely re-opens after man killed on the track at Waterbeach
"02.03.2017 07:13:30" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Lucky escape after car plunges into Fenland dyke
"01.03.2017 17:49:59" cambstimes.co.uk Emergency services on scene of suspected fatality on rail line at Waterbeach - passengers for Ely and March being transferred to buses A person is thought to have died tonight after being hit by a train in the Fens. Suspected fatality at Waterbeach - rail passengers being transferred to buses
"01.03.2017 15:16:06" elystandard.co.uk Littleport doctor breaks silence to reveal full extent of practice manager' Yvonne Bartram's £100,000 fraud A Littleport doctor has spoken for the first time of his manager Yvonne Bartram whose £100,000 theft “betrayed not just the partners and our families but the whole practice.” GP speaks for first time of his practice manager who committed £100,000 fraud
"01.03.2017 13:38:00" elystandard.co.uk Ely company Milton Executive Cars celebrate becoming finalists of regional competition - in all three categories! An Ely company is celebrating after being named a finalist in all three categories of a regional competition. Milton Executive Cars are up for three awards at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards
"01.03.2017 13:35:19" Cambs Times Newspaper What do you think about this?
"01.03.2017 12:49:53" wisbechstandard.co.uk First arrest in Corrie McKeague case as man, 26, detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice A man has been detained by police on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice in connection with the Corrie McKeague investigation. The man was arrested earlier today (March 1).
"01.03.2017 11:55:21" cambstimes.co.uk www.cambstimes.co.uk Bourn Market trader who tried to hide more than £2,000 in cash in his underpants is ordered to pay back the money
"01.03.2017 11:17:57" elystandard.co.uk Homegrown heroes Mallory Knox talk third album 'Wired', touring the world and why Ely is so important to them In between studio rehearsal sessions, the lead singer and bassist/songwriter of Mallory Knox met the Ely Standard to talk about Mikey and Sam, from Mallory Knox, discuss third album 'Wired', touring the world and why Ely is important to them
"01.03.2017 10:44:36" wisbechstandard.co.uk Manea woman, 74, and Beck Row teenager, 19, die in collision on the A142 Iretons Way at Mepal between Chatteris and Ely A man and a woman who died in a collision in Mepal on Monday (February 27) have been named. A142 double fatality victims named by police
"01.03.2017 09:33:53" wisbechstandard.co.uk Man and woman killed in crash on A142 at Mepal named A man and a woman who died in a collision in Mepal on Monday (February 27) have been named. Man and woman killed in crash on A142 at Mepal named
"01.03.2017 07:48:45" elystandard.co.uk Community hub launces at The Lighthouse Centre in Ely offering free support to vulnerable people A new community hub has opened in Ely offering vulnerable people a “safe place to visit and access advice”. “It's a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together. I think it's a really well-needed project"
"28.02.2017 19:41:31" elystandard.co.uk Exhibition gives update on £36 million Ely Southern Bypass and how it will improve transport in the area Local people today learnt how the £36 million Ely Southern Bypass will improve transport in the area and ease congestion at an exhibition held in Ely today. "The bypass is important for transport links, and I think it will give a bit of a boost to the area as well"
"28.02.2017 19:02:43" elystandard.co.uk Ely couple Ron and Gloria, who celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday, say 'thinking of your partner' leads to long, happy relationship An Ely couple who will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday say “give and take” and “thinking of your partner” are the keys to a long, happy relationship. “My brother said 'it would never work' but here we are 60 years down the line"
"28.02.2017 18:31:40" elystandard.co.uk Fears for 15-year-old boy from Cambridge who has not been seen for five days Officers are growing increasingly concerned for a 15-year-old boy from Cambridge who has not been seen since Thursday February 23. Farhazur Rahman was reported missing from his home in Cambridge, on Friday, February 24
"28.02.2017 18:25:19" elystandard.co.uk Do you recognise these men? Police want to speak to them in connection with theft of three barrels of cooking oil from outside Ely takeaway Police want to speak to two men in connection with the theft of three barrels of cooking oil from outside an Ely takeaway. Three barrels containing 200 litres of cooking oil - each valued at £120 - were stolen from outside Efes Takeaway in Forehill
"28.02.2017 18:24:19" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Littleport magazine publisher LGN Media makes big move to Cambridgeshire Business Park, Ely
"28.02.2017 18:22:50" wisbechstandard.co.uk Suspected online child sexual abuse has more than doubled in Cambridgeshire The number of suspected online child sex offenders in Cambridgeshire has more than doubled in three years, according to a BBC investigation. Online sexual abuse has more than doubled in Cambridgeshire in the last three years
"28.02.2017 18:21:59" elystandard.co.uk Littleport is the focus for a speeding crack down by police - drivers issued with a traffic offence report Littleport roads were the focus for a crackdown on speeding drivers at the weekend. Littleport is the focus for a speeding crack down by police - drivers issued with a traffic offence report
"28.02.2017 14:53:23" Wisbech Standard Newspaper #BagelGate: “Let's be clear, no bagel should be treated so cruelly. And no one subjected to intimidating behaviour," British Transport Police via Twitter
"28.02.2017 12:56:24" elystandard.co.uk Mac is making a good recovery after fire crew rescued him when his hoof was stuck in a gate in Littleport A dressage and eventing horse who got his hoof trapped in a gate was rescued by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews from Littleport and Cambridge. Mac is rescued by Cambridgeshire fire crew after his hoof got trapped in a gate
"28.02.2017 09:27:49" elystandard.co.uk Two people killed and another two seriously injured in crash on A142 at Mepal A teenage man and a woman in her 70s have died in following a collision in Mepal. The crash, involving a Ford Fiesta van and a Vauxhall Meriva, happened at about 5.05pm on the A142 Iretons Way yesterday evening.
"27.02.2017 17:27:48" Wisbech Standard Newspaper The East of England Ambulance Service assessed 15 people at the scene, three of which were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with minor injuries.
"27.02.2017 17:18:55" elystandard.co.uk Man with a medical condition is refused permission for an annexe with hydrotherapy suite at his home in Soham A man has been refused permission for a hydrotherapy suite in a self contained annexe near his home which he says he needs for medical reasons. Mr Edwards said he needed the annexe for assisted living requirements.
"27.02.2017 15:32:37" Cambs Times Newspaper “He turned his hand to criminality in order to fund his personal life going on luxury holidays and buying expensive cars”
"27.02.2017 15:29:49" Cambs Times Newspaper “He turned his hand to criminality in order to fund his personal life going on luxury holidays and buying expensive cars”
"27.02.2017 14:33:04" Cambs Times Newspaper Raiders smash their way into Whittlesey Road, March, house - victim forced to defend himself against crow bar threat
"27.02.2017 11:53:00" Timeline Photos Ely bypass exhibition at the cathedral tomorrow (Tuesday) http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/visit_a_vision_of_the_future_for_ely_and_see_how_the_city_will_look_when_the_bypass_is_open_next_year_1_4907427
"27.02.2017 10:39:22" elystandard.co.uk Warning after discarded cigarette leads to shed and house fire in Isleham, causing 'severe damage' to the kitchen and garage Cambs Fire issued a warning to smokers after a discarded cigarette led to a shed fire which then spread to a house in Isleham, causing “severe damage” to the kitchen and garage. Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service issue warning after house fire caused by cigarette
"27.02.2017 10:10:42" elystandard.co.uk Woman driver and male passenger escape ditch crash near Sutton Road, Haddenham with just 'bumps and bruises' Two people had a lucky escape after their car ended up in a ditch in Haddenham on Saturday (25). Man and woman leave village collision uninjured
"27.02.2017 09:37:33" wisbechstandard.co.uk Ely College students given a taste of university life with visit to University of East Anglia in Norwich Twelve Year 8 students from the College travelled to Norwich as part of the College's 'Brilliant Club' programme. The students were given a number of tasks which, if completed, allowed them to 'graduate'. Ely College students given a taste of university life during University of East Anglia (UEA) visit
"27.02.2017 09:30:32" elystandard.co.uk Ely rower Holly, 16, hopes her top time trial performance is enough to seal Great British Towing Junior team selection Rowing talent Holly Lancaster is a step closer to being selected for the Great British Rowing Junior Team. "It is a real testament to Holly's drive, determination and willingness to challenge herself both on and off the water"
"27.02.2017 09:27:38" elystandard.co.uk King's Ely theatre and drama students take a trip to the city that never sleeps - New York - during half term Theatre-loving King's Ely students spent their half term break over 3,200 miles away in New York. Trip to the Big Apple for Ely students
"27.02.2017 09:25:52" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Wisbech man in court charged with murder
"24.02.2017 17:36:50" Cambs Times Newspaper If you can't pay the fine - don't do the crime !
"24.02.2017 16:08:34" Cambs Times Newspaper Cracking down on hare coursing once and for all
"24.02.2017 16:05:05" Cambs Times Newspaper Chatteris Music Society is hosting the concert with The Falcon Ensemble
"24.02.2017 13:13:46" elystandard.co.uk Sutton driver's incredible escape after tree comes crashing down on his car at Witcham near Ely - only injury a small cut to his hand A Sutton tree surgeon who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his car in Witcham yesterday (23) escaped with just a small cut on his hand. “If I had carried on a bit more it would have been right on top of my head"
"24.02.2017 11:39:41" Cambs Times Newspaper Fenland Animal Rescue helped locate the owners of the horses and they were then moved away from the crash site
"24.02.2017 10:59:42" Cambs Times Newspaper Engineers are working across the region to restore power to thousands of homes in the aftermath of #StormDoris
"24.02.2017 10:43:18" elystandard.co.uk Driver's incredible escape after tree comes crashing down on his car at Witcham near Ely - only injury a small cut to his hand A man who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his vehicle in Witcham escaped with just a small cut on his hand. These pictures really have to be seen to be believed!
"24.02.2017 10:17:54" Wisbech Standard Newspaper A huge, huge move for the young lad. Congratulations!
"23.02.2017 18:29:51" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Video by Marcin Lekki accompanies our report of over turned bus near Wisbech
"23.02.2017 17:37:53" elystandard.co.uk Driver's incredible escape after tree comes crashing down on his car at Witcham near Ely - only injury a small cut to his hand A man who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his vehicle in Witcham escaped with just a small cut on his hand. “It's unbelievable, but the guy who was in the car deals with blown down fences and trees for a job"
"23.02.2017 17:21:05" wisbechstandard.co.uk Driver miraculously avoids injury after his van flips and leaves the road in Soham There was a lucky escape for a delivery driver caught up in Storm Doris in Soham. There was a lucky escape for this van driver caught up in #StormDoris today..
"23.02.2017 17:18:58" elystandard.co.uk Driver's incredible escape after tree comes crashing down on his car at Witcham near Ely - only injury a small cut to his hand A man who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his vehicle in Witcham escaped with just a small cut on his hand. Unbelievably, one of the people in the car works as a tree surgeon!
"23.02.2017 16:30:28" Wisbech Standard Newspaper #StormDoris strikes again..
"23.02.2017 15:49:10" Cambs Times Newspaper The bus collided with a lamp post before being blown over by #StormDoris
"23.02.2017 15:45:16" Cambs Times Newspaper #StormDoris isn't showing any signs of giving up just yet!
"23.02.2017 15:42:58" Cambs Times Newspaper #StormDoris isn't showing any signs of giving up just yet!
"23.02.2017 14:38:27" cambstimes.co.uk Lorries overturn, fallen trees block roads and cars damaged by crumbling wall as Storm Doris sweeps across the Cambridgeshire Fens At least three lorries overturned in the Fens today as Storm Doris sweeps across Cambridgeshire. Police also reported at least 10 trees had fallen- many blocking Fens road. PHEW
"23.02.2017 13:19:44" Cambs Times Newspaper Be careful if you're out and about today!
"23.02.2017 11:53:27" Cambs Times Newspaper #StormDoris isn't as friendly as she sounds!
"23.02.2017 09:58:48" Cambs Times Newspaper #StormDoris is coming!
"22.02.2017 17:17:10" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Officers were threatened by a male with a knife which had a blade that was 21cm long
"22.02.2017 15:57:32" elystandard.co.uk Former practice manager Yvonne Bartram says 'time for my side of the story to be told' following end of court proceedings over Littleport Medical Centre cash A Littleport woman –who rose from being a GP receptionist to a £100,000 a year partner -has spoken of the moment her world collapsed after she 'borrowed' tens of thousands of pounds. Pay back time
"22.02.2017 12:49:50" elystandard.co.uk Rise and fall of the £100,000 a year practice manager given suspended sentence for £70,000 theft but now told she need only repay £600 A Littleport woman –who rose from being a GP receptionist to a £100,000 a year partner -has spoken of the moment her world collapsed after she 'borrowed' tens of thousands of pounds. Time I put the record straight says Littleport woman
"22.02.2017 09:17:30" wisbechstandard.co.uk Froglife has joined forces with Friends of Rings End Local Nature Reserve near March to bag a £12,000 grant from supermarket giant Tesco Froglife has joined forces with Friends of Rings End Local Nature Reserve to bag a £12,000 grant. "We hope this funding will go a long way to improving people's understanding and enjoyment of the nature reserve"
"22.02.2017 09:14:21" elystandard.co.uk Stretham pre-school's 'excellent staff' with 'brilliant understanding' praised after 'good' Ofsted The manager of Tiddlywinks Pre-School in Stretham has praised “excellent staff” for helping it to achieve a second, consecutive 'good' rating from Ofsted. "It could not have been achieved without the support from our excellent staff, committee, parents and all the local businesses"
"22.02.2017 09:13:00" elystandard.co.uk Ely Cathedral inspires King's student Libby to design 'ethereal and romantic' wedding dress A King's Ely textiles student has designed an “ethereal and romantic” bridal gown and veil inspired by the gothic architecture of Ely Cathedral. “I wanted my design to mimic the beauty and splendour of Ely Cathedral"
"22.02.2017 09:10:20" elystandard.co.uk Irish singer Curtis Magee to perform at The Brook in Soham Irish singer Curtis Magee will perform at The Brook in Soham on Sunday March 5. Expect Curtis Magee to perform Irish ballads, country, gospel songs and music of the 50's and 60's"
"21.02.2017 20:28:56" Cambs Times Newspaper "She was curled up on the ground with big clumps of fur missing and the sore pink skin showing"
"21.02.2017 17:19:19" Wisbech Standard Newspaper “I was sitting in the front room and just saw my car disappear from view... it was horrendous"
"21.02.2017 17:16:20" wisbechstandard.co.uk Police are currently investigating a sudden death in Landbeach - they were called following concerns for a man Officers are currently investigating the circumstances of the death of a man in Landbeach. Armed officers attended scene in Landbeach along with ambulance crews.
"21.02.2017 16:19:52" Wisbech Standard Newspaper "“For the second year running we are celebrating the fantastic work of countless unpaid carers of all age"
"21.02.2017 16:14:09" elystandard.co.uk Planners set to give 80 more parking spaces at Littleport rail station the go-ahead An additional 80 parking spaces at Littleport rail station will be given the green light next week. "This is fantastic news for local residents as well as those looking to relocate to Littleport"
"21.02.2017 16:12:57" elystandard.co.uk Children at a Little Downham pre-school get fit and active Children at Busy Fingers Pre-school in Little Downham enjoyed a complimentary PE session run by local company All4ports. “We provide high quality sports coaching and under five's multisports activity sessions for boys and girls"
"21.02.2017 15:42:26" elystandard.co.uk Voting for Soham's Town Person of the Year is now open! The voting for Soham's Town Person of the Year competition has now opened. “Anyone who you think has contributed to the Soham community is eligible"
"21.02.2017 12:58:34" elystandard.co.uk Young artists impress judges at Ely Police Station with their high standard of entries - there is still a few more days left to enter Creative young people are being encouraged to get their entries in for an art competition, organised by police, by the end of this month. Get involved in Art17 - a competition organised for young people by East Cambs Police
"21.02.2017 12:02:23" elystandard.co.uk Big names, dinosaurs, rocket shows and explosive displays at Ely Cathedral Science Festival - tickets are on sale now! Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Ely Cathedral Science Festival, which runs from May 20 to June 18. Tickets are now on sale for Ely Cathedral's first ever science festival
"21.02.2017 11:58:16" elystandard.co.uk Have a say on development of East Cambs by commenting on Local Plan draft Have a say on how you want to see East Cambridgeshire develop over the next few years by reading and commenting on the city's local plan today. "The final version of the plan will shape the district over the next few years"
"21.02.2017 11:41:58" wisbechstandard.co.uk Arson is blamed for 'heartbreaking' decision to close Mepal Outdoor Centre and hand lease back to East Cambs District Council An arson attack which caused '£100.000s' worth of damage has been blamed for the closure of Mepal Outdoor Centre. “It really was working, but unfortunately this is just a step backwards too far, it is going to be so difficult to recover. It is so sad, but we have to be realistic"
"21.02.2017 11:40:02" wisbechstandard.co.uk Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with fuel scam on A142 near Ely Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a fuel scam. "The man said he was low on fuel and asked the woman to lend him money in return for gold rings"
"20.02.2017 14:45:57" elystandard.co.uk Oliver Cromwell's House in Ely named a 'hidden gem' by national tourism agency Visit England Oliver Cromwell's House in Ely has been named a “hidden gem” by the national tourism agency. "Tourism is vital to East Cambridgeshire and accolades such as these continue to drive our district's reputation even higher as a key tourist destination"
"20.02.2017 14:42:20" wisbechstandard.co.uk Mepal Outdoor Centre closes and lease handed back to East Cambs District Council- damaging fire last December partly blamed Mepal Outdoor Centre has closed and the trustees have handed back the lease to landlords East Cambridgeshire District Council. “Following a major fire, the trustees of Mepal Outdoor Centre have reluctantly decided they are unable to take the operation forward"
"20.02.2017 14:39:30" wisbechstandard.co.uk Drug dealer who tried to avoid arrest by attempting to run over a police officer in Cambridge is jailed for four years A drug dealer who attempted to run over a police officer to avoid arrest has been jailed for more than four years. "It is hard to explain just how frightening it was being on the bonnet of a vehicle travelling at speed"
"20.02.2017 12:55:22" elystandard.co.uk Join Ely Cathedral Choir for 'come and sing' performance of Sir John Stainer's 'Crucifixion' Join the boy choristers and lay clerks of Ely Cathedral Choir for a 'come and sing' performance of Sir John Stainer's famous work 'Crucifixion' next month. Join the boy choristers and lay clerks of Ely Cathedral Choir for a 'come and sing' performance of 'Crucifixion'
"20.02.2017 12:10:10" elystandard.co.uk One night only Pride night out to raise money for Ely group LGBT+ An Ely-based voluntary group and charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is holding a fundraising event this week. "Not only will it raise awareness of LGBT but also raise awareness of Ely as a thriving city and a great place to spend time or live"
"20.02.2017 11:08:40" elystandard.co.uk ElySOUP to celebrate first birthday with event at The Maltings ElySOUP will celebrate its first birthday with an event at The Maltings next month. Ely Soup will hold its first birthday with an event at The Maltings, Ely riverside
"19.02.2017 14:00:31" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Third search of Barton Mills for missing airman under way
"18.02.2017 11:22:02" Cambs Times Newspaper Hundreds of day old chicks dumped in Cambridgeshire field
"18.02.2017 11:21:44" Cambs Times Newspaper Hundreds of day old chicks dumped in Cambridgeshire field
"17.02.2017 16:52:19" elystandard.co.uk WIN: Two tickets to 'revisit the 70s' with Abba Rebjorn at The Maltings in Ely The Ely Standard is teaming up with Ely Hereward Rotary Club to give away two pairs of tickets to see tribute act Abba Rebjorn at The Maltings next month. The winner takes it all..
"17.02.2017 16:48:34" elystandard.co.uk Lucky Liz claims iPad for using East Cambs District Council's 'Click and Connect' service After inviting residents to use their new self-service facility to apply, report and pay for services online, East Cambridgeshire District Council has rewarded one of its lucky users with an iPad. “It's pleasing to see that many of our residents are making the most of the new self service system."
"17.02.2017 12:08:52" Cambs Times Newspaper How does this rescue compare with some of Fenland Animal Rescue's other efforts? We've compiled a list of 5 of our favourites..
"17.02.2017 09:32:44" Cambs Times Newspaper "The poor boy was in a terrible situation and it's the quick thinking of the public that called our team that meant he was able to receive life saving treatment fast."
"16.02.2017 16:28:16" elystandard.co.uk Take a trip down memory lane and visit wartime Fenland with Viva's Street Life tour Have you ever wondered what your town was like during WW2? Then Viva's Street Life tour may just be for you. Have you ever wondered what Fenland looked like during World War Two?
"16.02.2017 15:52:06" elystandard.co.uk East Cambs again freezes Council Tax, manages to put some cash aside for a rainy day and under spends by £437,00 - how good is that? East Cambridgeshire District Council is again to freeze its Council Tax and announced its ambition to tackle “budget challenges” by a four pronged approach to reign in spending and to expand its commercial arm. Council Tax again frozen by East Cambs Council - how do they do?
"16.02.2017 15:06:39" wisbechstandard.co.uk Cambridgeshire crime levels rose by almost 10 per cent in 2016, statistics reveal Cambridgeshire police dealt with an extra 85 offences per week last year as crime levels in the county increased by more than nine per cent, according to Government figures. A report showed overall recorded crime went up by about 9.4 per cent in the past year, with 51,638 offences from October 2015 to September 2016, compared to the same period in 2014/15, when 47,191 crimes were recorded.
"16.02.2017 14:54:01" Wisbech Standard Newspaper "I have come to the conclusion that you are dangerous and there is an immediate risk and that this risk can only be properly addressed through an extended sentence," Judge Hawksworth.
"16.02.2017 12:42:36" wisbechstandard.co.uk Burglars target homes in Three Holes and Emneth within 24-hour period Police are appealing for information after two houses six miles apart were targeted by burglars on the same day. Two Fenland homes were targeted by burglars earlier this week..
"16.02.2017 11:46:32" Cambs Times Newspaper Fury over 'sold a pup' claim about Wisbech rail re-opening
"16.02.2017 11:15:30" Cambs Times Newspaper Cambridgeshire swingers' club to close - surprisingly it once had 8,500 members.....
"15.02.2017 17:04:51" Cambs Times Newspaper "The accomplice then stabbed him repeatedly to the head with a knife, while Parniewicz punched him several times in the face with a knuckle duster"
"15.02.2017 17:04:19" Cambs Times Newspaper "The accomplice then stabbed him repeatedly to the head with a knife, while Parniewicz punched him several times in the face with a knuckle duster"
"15.02.2017 17:02:26" elystandard.co.uk Ely City Hockey Club needs YOU! Local hockey stars begin campaign to raise £100,000 so club's aging pitch can be replaced Over 100 of the city's finest hockey talents could be forced to play elsewhere unless Ely City Hockey Club can find £100,000 to resurface its pitch. "I think if anything were to happen to the club then I would cry."
"15.02.2017 16:28:13" elystandard.co.uk Ely school children are treated to a visit from an ambulance crew A primary school in Ely have thanked staff at the region's ambulance service after they were treated to an interactive visit from a life saving crew. Ambulance crew visit Ely schoolchildren http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/ely_school_children_are_treated_to_a_visit_from_an_ambulance_crew_1_4892232
"15.02.2017 15:42:24" elystandard.co.uk 21 musicians will play 21 pianos at King's College Chapel - before they are donated to local schools and groups Twenty-one local musicians will play 21 pianos in unison at King's College Chapel in a concert – with all the pianos then being donated to local schools and groups.= “With the pianos arranged in a large circle in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, it will be a visual spectacle and an aural extravaganza"
"15.02.2017 14:19:51" wisbechstandard.co.uk Cambridgeshire air cadets on a training camp at RAF Wittering enjoy a visit from the Duchess of Cambridge The Duchess of Cambridge visited Royal Air Force Air cadets from across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire when she visited RAF Wittering. Duchess of Cambridge talks to young air cadets during a visit to RAF Wittering
"15.02.2017 12:08:01" wisbechstandard.co.uk Peterborough man, 47, jailed for historic sex offences against two teenage girls A Peterborough man has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to sexual offences against two teenage girls. “It took a great deal of bravery for the victim to come forward and for the second victim to speak out about the abuse"
"15.02.2017 12:05:53" elystandard.co.uk Ely support worker Katie left 'accused and shocked' after police CCTV blunder An Ely support worker was left feeling “accused and shocked” after police wrongly shared a photo of her in connection with a card theft. “I was actually getting money out for someone I support – not stealing it... At first I thought it was a joke, that it might have been photoshopped"
"15.02.2017 12:04:18" elystandard.co.uk WIN: Two tickets to 'revisit the 70s' with Abba Rebjorn at The Maltings in Ely The Ely Standard is teaming up with Ely Hereward Rotary Club to give away two pairs of tickets to see tribute act Abba Rebjorn at The Maltings next month. Re-Bjorn - ABBA Tribute Band are coming to The Maltings, Ely riverside - and we've got tickets to give away!
"15.02.2017 11:33:35" wisbechstandard.co.uk Help track down past members of the March museum for a celebration of its 40th anniversary Help is needed to track down past members of the March museum and their families for a celebration of its 40th anniversary. Can you help track down members of March Museum for an official party to celebrate its 40th anniversary
"15.02.2017 11:29:16" wisbechstandard.co.uk Clash of heads brings early end to Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final between Ely City and Wisbech St Mary Ely City boss Brady Stone says he was relieved to hear that Wisbech St Mary's Danny Emmington had not suffered a serious injury after the defender was taken to hospital during the sides' Cambs Invitation Cup semi-final on Tuesday night. “It had actually been quite a good game leading up to it, we had taken the lead and Wisbech had come to play but football doesn't come into it when something like that happens.”
"15.02.2017 10:47:34" cambstimes.co.uk The Train that Floats in the Sky - memories, and a new video, of the high speed hover experiment of the 60s and 70s in the Fens The forgotten story of the remarkable high-speed hover train experiment of the 1960s and '70s, trialled in the Fens, has been made into a film. A giant, very expensive flop. The monorail they tried to build in Cambridgeshire in the 1960s and 70s.
"14.02.2017 18:07:01" Cambs Times Newspaper Feisty exchange between UKIP and independent - Mr Clarke not impressed seemingly with mayoralty candidates
"14.02.2017 13:08:41" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Man jailed for vicious assault faces deporation on release
"14.02.2017 12:59:52" elystandard.co.uk Fire chief fears bungalow blaze in Sedge Fen near Lakenheath 'may have claimed life of occupant' It is feared that a bungalow blaze in Sedge Fen near Lakenheath 'may have claimed life of occupant'. It is feared that a bungalow blaze in Sedge Fen near Lakenheath 'may have claimed life of occupant'
"14.02.2017 10:48:39" Cambs Times Newspaper "At about 7.20pm a man entered McColl's in Great Whyte, holding a knife and made demands for money before leaving with £150"
"14.02.2017 10:30:50" elystandard.co.uk Phone box at Prickwillow near Ely enjoys a Valentine's Day 'make over' courtesy of Enchanted Flowers and Elizabeth Robertson Motorists who might have forgotten what today is will surely have been reminded if they pass the phone box in Prickwillow near Ely. “It turned out so much better than I could have hoped"
"14.02.2017 10:00:17" elystandard.co.uk One person still missing after major blaze in Sedge Fen, near Lakenheath One person is still missing and a cordon in place after a bungalow fire near Lakenheath last night. "Suffolk Constabulary put a cordon around the area, which remains in place this morning, and two fire crews remain at the property"
"14.02.2017 09:35:31" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: Valentine's concert at Ely Cathedral was 'one of the finest' The Valentine's Concert in Ely Cathedral on February 11 was the eighth annual visit by Warren Mailley-Smith and co-musicians and it was one of the finest. The Valentine's concert in Ely Cathedral was the eighth annual visit by Warren Mailley-Smith and one of the finest
"14.02.2017 09:33:30" elystandard.co.uk Talent shines at annual King's Ely Music Festival final More than 100 students with a love of music and singing took part in the King's Ely Music Festival final after a two-week competititon. Hundreds of people packed into Ely Cathedral to watch the finalists perform
"14.02.2017 09:20:56" elystandard.co.uk Spend 'an entertaining evening' with Nigel Farage at The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton this April Spend an 'entertaining evening with Nigel Farage' at The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton later this year. Nigel Farage is coming to The Princess Royal Theatre
"13.02.2017 19:03:44" Cambs Times Newspaper Home owner who built two extensions fails to convince Fenland planners of timing - enforcement a possibility
"13.02.2017 17:41:01" elystandard.co.uk Government inspector will rule on future of garage in Hemfield Road, Littleport, that planners say offers 'an oppressive outlook' The future of a garage – built without planning permission and described by one neighbour as making it 'depressing to live here' – is to be considered by a Government inspector. The question is: would you want to live next door to this? Planning Inspectorate will decide if neighbours should
"13.02.2017 16:57:59" wisbechstandard.co.uk Tribunal brought by Look East journalist Sally Chidzoy against BBC ends An employment tribunal brought by Look East journalist Sally Chidzoy against the BBC has been concluded with the claim struck out. Why the case at Cambridge Magistrates Court has been struck out is unclear at the moment, with a BBC spokesman promising to issue a statement later today
"13.02.2017 16:31:24" Cambs Times Newspaper Collision between car and lorry on Isle of Ely Way at Wimblington - road due to be closed
"13.02.2017 16:31:14" Cambs Times Newspaper Collision between car and lorry on Isle of Ely Way at Wimblington - road due to be closed
"13.02.2017 15:46:00" Cambs Times Newspaper Get down to WWT Welney this week and make a big splash
"13.02.2017 14:14:06" elystandard.co.uk Police release CCTV of woman in connection with £800 card theft in Angel Drove, Ely Police have released CCTV of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an £800 card theft. The incident happened in Angel Drove, Ely on February 9 at about 11.30am
"13.02.2017 14:11:14" cambstimes.co.uk Going...going...on track to be gone by next year- Fenland Council set to pull in partner to run its four leisure centres Within the next 15 months Fenland District Council expects to hand over the running of its four leisure centres to an outside body. “Leisure centres in Fenland must focus on being sustainable in the future and broadening their impact on improving community health"
"13.02.2017 14:08:13" elystandard.co.uk Ely City Hockey Club needs YOU! Local hockey stars begin campaign to raise £100,000 so club's aging pitch can be replaced Over 100 of the city's finest hockey talents could be forced to play elsewhere unless Ely City Hockey Club can find £100,000 to resurface its pitch. “It engages the community so much and generations of hockey players have played here"
"13.02.2017 13:58:37" elystandard.co.uk Ely City Hockey Club needs YOU! Local hockey stars begin campaign to raise £100,000 so club's aging pitch can be replaced Over 100 of the city's finest hockey talents could be forced to play elsewhere unless Ely City Hockey Club can find £100,000 to resurface its pitch. “Nobody has a pitch as used as ours. If the surface goes below 8mm then it is deemed unplayable, and there are patches where it is less than that already."
"13.02.2017 13:48:41" elystandard.co.uk Ely dance school Horizons Academy wow hundreds at annual showcase More than 250 people were wowed at an annual showcase by Ely dance school Horizons Academy on Saturday. “Every single Horizons Academy dancer did a fantastic job and showed such commitment and enthusiasm"
"13.02.2017 12:33:41" elystandard.co.uk Catch the Pigeon hope to shake up the Ely ceilidh scene with Ely Beet Club show Catch the Pigeon is bringing the traditional style back to the city with a ceilidh at Ely Beet Club next Friday (February 24). Catch the Pigeon are coming to Ely Beet Club this month
"13.02.2017 12:26:56" elystandard.co.uk Fire crews rescue Roxy the Jack Russell who was stuck in a Littleport rabbit hole for 45 minutes A small female dog that had been stuck in a rabbit hole in Littleport for 45 minutes had to be rescued on Saturday. “She was yelping and trying to pull herself out of the hole by biting on some roots but they kept snapping"
"13.02.2017 11:53:49" cambstimes.co.uk www.cambstimes.co.uk Council scuppers cycle/pedestrian underpass for Ely southern by pass after hearing of £1 million extra cost doesn't represent value for money
"13.02.2017 11:51:21" elystandard.co.uk Village life in Witchford could be harmed from over developement, a new survey reveals People living in Witchford are worried that the village's strong community spirit, school, open spaces and rural character could be under threat with increasing housing development. “We welcome further comments and offers of help from villagers with the neighbourhood plan process"
"13.02.2017 11:49:16" cambstimes.co.uk www.cambstimes.co.uk Woman and a 10 year old girl in serious condition after being knocked down by suspected drug driver in Peterborough
"13.02.2017 10:41:29" Cambs Times Newspaper Chart-toppers Clean Bandit are coming to High Lodge, Thetford Forest this July!
"11.02.2017 11:59:37" Wisbech Standard Newspaper Gilbert and Sullivan review
"11.02.2017 10:46:33" Cambs Times Newspaper Community cash windfall plans has a poor take up from county councillors
"11.02.2017 10:44:32" Cambs Times Newspaper Standards 'watchdog' latest rulings from Cambridgeshire County Council
"11.02.2017 10:42:18" Cambs Times Newspaper Wannabe mayor unveils £10m modular homes factory plan for Fenland
"11.02.2017 10:17:02" wisbechstandard.co.uk REVIEW: Hacksaw Ridge. The mind blowing true story of a soldier who went to battle in World War II but refused to pick up a gun Hacksaw Ridge is a must see film that tells the extraordinary true story of a solider who volunteered for service in the American army after being horrified by the atrocities of Pearl Harbour. REVIEW: The true story of Desmond Doss who goes into one of the bloodiest battles of WWII and refuses to take a gun
"10.02.2017 17:14:23" wisbechstandard.co.uk Soham schoolgirl Megan's 'stunning' stop-motion video on the plight of the polar bear goes viral A poignant stop-motion film about the plight of the polar bear made by a Soham schoolgirl has gone viral. "We have to save the polar bear before it becomes another page in an encyclopedia.”
"10.02.2017 16:29:44" Wisbech Standard Newspaper More findings about councillors' conduct -this time from Cambridgeshire County Council
"10.02.2017 14:14:19" cambstimes.co.uk Independent candidate for Mayor Peter Dawe unveils £10 million factory plan to build modular homes in Fenland to help solve housing crisis Entrepreneur Peter Dawe, the independent candidate battling become mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, believes Fenland is the ideal base for a £10 million factory producing modular homes. "I am putting together a team and a proposal that brings the factory near to realisation"
"10.02.2017 14:09:58" elystandard.co.uk Tropical creatures pay King's Ely Junior pupils a visit It was like a scene from the Amazon Rainforest - minus the tropical temperatures - for Year 3 pupils at King's Ely Junior. "Nothing creates a greater buzz than a face to face encounter with amazing creatures”
"10.02.2017 11:07:40" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: Viva's 'Shakers', at The Brook in Soham tonight and tomorrow, is 'fantastic' with 'superb acting' Viva's performance of 'Shakers' at The Brook in Soham on Thursday night was fantastic. "Every nuance of humour, sarcasm and pathos was expressed" - Viva Arts and Community Group's 'Shakers' is fantastic The Brook, Soham
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"10.02.2017 10:34:43" elystandard.co.uk Local audiences raise more than £900 for charities over KD Theatre pantomime season Ely group KD Theatre Productions raised £980 for charities by collecting money during their 'Aladdin' pantomime Christmas run at The Maltings. "It's great to raise the profile of the fantastic work these charities and organisations are doing" - KD Theatre Productions
"10.02.2017 09:29:29" elystandard.co.uk Students at Witchford Village College treated to a visit from trainee therapy dog, Bessie Schools can be the most hectic of places – but East Cambridgeshire Contabulary has helped to provide some relief at one of the region's colleges by bringing along its trainee therapy dog. “The effect that she has on the kids and teachers at the school is magical"
"10.02.2017 09:21:42" elystandard.co.uk King's Ely Acremont nursery expands to meet demand King's Ely Acremont nursery is expanding to meet “an ever-increasing demand for places”. “We took the decision to accept one-year-olds into our nursery just over a year ago"
"09.02.2017 17:08:13" Cambs Times Newspaper The woman has told police she thought one of the burglars was much older than the other - she thought they might have been father and son.
"09.02.2017 17:03:45" elystandard.co.uk Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him in connection with criminal damage incident in Wilburton CCTV images have been released of a man the police would like to speak to in connection with an incident of criminal damage in East Cambridgeshire. The incident, where two offenders removed a security light sensor from a building, happened at around 10.50pm on Wednesday February 1.
"09.02.2017 15:51:56" elystandard.co.uk Could Government have its eye on East Cambs or Fenland for one of the first generation of new super grammar schools? East Cambs or Fenland could be one of first parts of the country to get one of Prime Minister Theresa May's elite super grammar schools. East Cambs and Fenland has been singled out by The Times and The Sunday Times as being one of the likely candidates for a new grammar school
"09.02.2017 15:26:17" elystandard.co.uk Do you recognise these two men? Police want to speak to them about £4,500 jewellery theft in Waterside, Ely Do you recognise these two men? Police would like to speak to them in connection with a £4,500 jewellery theft in Ely. The incident happened in Waterside on Thursday, February 2, at about 2.30pm
"09.02.2017 15:09:49" elystandard.co.uk Brooke's superhero design picked from hundreds to head East Cambs District Council's recycling campaign A nine-year-old schoolgirl from Littleport Community Primary School has won a design competition to create a recycling champion for the region. “We received hundreds of entries but Brooke's stood out to the judging panel with its bright colours and sheer personality"
"09.02.2017 15:08:27" Cambs Times Newspaper “I think a boss sending out an email like this about a woman is disgraceful, it's disgusting"
"09.02.2017 12:50:17" Cambs Times Newspaper “Nobody should have to chase like this, it's terrible for people, and I bet not everybody likes complaining so maybe just put up with it"
"09.02.2017 12:42:26" wisbechstandard.co.uk Soham schoolgirl Megan's 'stunning' stop-motion video on the plight of the polar bear goes viral A poignant stop-motion film about the plight of the polar bear made by a Soham schoolgirl has gone viral. “Wow, so moving. What a talented and caring girl she must be.”
"09.02.2017 12:23:19" wisbechstandard.co.uk Victims of sexual violence can get support round the clock with a new centre opening in Huntingdon for people across Cambridgeshire A counselling service is being launched to help young victims of sexual violence. Young victims of sexual violence can get support round the clock at a new centre opening in Huntingdon
"09.02.2017 11:47:16" wisbechstandard.co.uk Up to six burglaries - including one at Isleham shop - possibly linked across East Anglia as police seek silver hatchback car An East Cambridgeshire break-in has been linked to a series of other raids across East Anglia. “Reports state there were four men in balaclavas using a 4x4 vehicle to attempt to remove an ATM from the store."
"09.02.2017 10:03:14" elystandard.co.uk Man hospitalised with serious injuries after two-vehicle collision on A1123 from Soham to Wicken A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision on the A1123 from Soham to Wicken last night. “The van ended up off the road and the car in the carriageway"
"08.02.2017 14:37:50" elystandard.co.uk Family health hub is given the thumbs up for Ely city centre A gym for all the family, including a virtual reality spin studio, has been given the go ahead for the city centre. “We (ELYTE Fitness) are passionate about bringing functional fitness training to every session"
"08.02.2017 12:15:53" elystandard.co.uk More than 20 rare tractors - including one of only five built - to go under the hammer at Cheffins April Vintage Sale More than £80,000 worth of vintage tractors are expected to sell at Cheffins' April vintage sale. “Dave Boyles has decided to cash in his pension and offer these rare and exciting tractors to the open market"
"08.02.2017 12:15:01" elystandard.co.uk New visitor guide set to promote tourism in Ely A new visitor guide showcasing “the gems of Ely” has been created by the Visit Ely Team. “It will ensure the area remains a key tourist destination for people who live in - or visit - the UK"
"08.02.2017 10:37:26" Cambs Times Newspaper "For too long residents' voices have been ignored by those in power, but this election is a huge chance to change that"
"08.02.2017 10:08:46" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk "I was ill-disciplined and lost my head.”
"08.02.2017 10:01:27" elystandard.co.uk Volunteer open day at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve Wicken Fen, the National Trust's historic nature reserve, near Ely, is holding a volunteer open day on Saturday February 18. “It's a great way to make use of your skills or learn new ones, whilst helping to support Wicken Fen Nature Reserve's vital conservation work"
"08.02.2017 09:45:40" wisbechstandard.co.uk Failed navigation system led to death crash at Shippea Hill near Ely which killed US marine pilot who was 'in a rush to get home' A jet pilot killed in a crash did not report problems with his aircraft to engineers because he was in a rush to get home and did not want to delay colleagues an investigation found. An accident investigation report said there was evidence his navigation system was “not 100 per cent”
"08.02.2017 09:37:30" elystandard.co.uk Ely man wins twice at national interior design awards An Ely craftsman and business owner won two interior design awards at a national competition. Rick said he is always on the lookout for challenging and exciting projects
"08.02.2017 09:36:14" elystandard.co.uk The family of former Ely Standard editor are raising money for the hospice which gave him outstanding care The family of former Ely Standard Editor John Ison are raising money for the hospice where he spent his final days to help the charity continue its outstanding care for others. "If you wanted to know anything Dad was the go to person, he just seemed to know so much. He will be sorely missed"
"08.02.2017 09:34:10" Cambs Times Newspaper “We would like you to come along and #BeTheRainbow on Thursday February 23 at Shire Hall in Cambridge from 12.30pm"
"07.02.2017 18:46:30" Wisbech Standard Newspaper West Norfolk mum gets a surprise visit from the Magpas team who helped deliver her 'miracle' baby
"07.02.2017 15:05:47" elystandard.co.uk Music was part of the annual East Cambs District Council's chairman's reception at The Maltings in Ely Mayors and other dignitaries from across the area were among the many guests at the annual reception hosted by the chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council. Guests were entertained by the Bottisham Village College swing band and members of the Ipswich Anglo-Chinese group
"07.02.2017 14:55:56" Cambs Times Newspaper “Anyone going on a date needs to be safe in the knowledge that if things are not going well, and they feel threatened in any way, there is help at hand"
"07.02.2017 12:35:18" elystandard.co.uk Soham and Burwell firefighters honoured for long service at annual Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service Excellence Awards A firefighter and a crew commander based in Soham were both honoured for their long service at an annual awards evening. Crew commander Giles Fuller, firefighter David Hobbs and retired watch commander Les Fuller were awarded by Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service
"07.02.2017 10:45:09" Wisbech Standard Newspaper 'Stop the Tory bullies' say placard waving protesters at Fenland Hall ...
"07.02.2017 10:28:05" elystandard.co.uk Little Downham Youth Club's young actors raise over £500 with debut pantomime Members of Little Downham Youth Club helped to raise over £500 for future projects by staging their first pantomime. “Little Downham Youth Group absolutely brought the house down with their fantastic performances on the night"
"07.02.2017 09:42:03" Cambs Times Newspaper “It makes me very proud of our children to know that they chose this worthwhile cause on their own and then organised the fundraising"
"07.02.2017 09:18:31" elystandard.co.uk Have you been thinking of adopting a feline friend? There are lots of older cats in Ely who 'desperately need good homes' The Ely and District branch of Cats Protection has a number of older cats who “desperately need good homes. “Have you been thinking of adopting a feline friend, then why not consider an older cat who is ready to love you?”
"07.02.2017 09:16:38" elystandard.co.uk Savage guided tour at Oliver Cromwell's House this half term Throughout half term week at Oliver Cromwell's House in Ely, take part in The Savage 17th Century Guided Tour (and all it's horrid bits). 'Professor A Bismal' will be providing guided tours of Oliver Cromwell's House revealing and revelling in “the bits teachers are too grossed out to tell you"
"06.02.2017 16:49:45" elystandard.co.uk £1 million estate of former Soham farmer Keith Leonard to be auctioned in seven lots: it includes two houses, a barn and 90 acres The £1 million estate of farmer Keith Leonard, a well-known character in the Ely and Soham area, is coming to the market in the first time in over three generations. “Fenland legacies such as these are rarely seen these days and this is a throwback to how life used to be generations ago"
"06.02.2017 16:02:52" elystandard.co.uk Ely Business awards magician wins country's top Magic Circle award A street style entertainer who wowed the audience at the Ely Standard business awards night has been named the Magic Circle's close-up magician of the year 2017. Magician who performed at Ely Business Awards win country's most prestigious award
"06.02.2017 14:57:16" elystandard.co.uk Woman freed from car after collision with tree in Littleport A woman had to be cut out of her car after left the road and collided with a tree in Littleport. The A10 was closed in both directions for around an hour and a half whilst the rescue took place
"06.02.2017 14:55:58" elystandard.co.uk Former Ely Standard Editor John Ison - and a former Ely mayor and former district councillor- dies after a lengthy illness Former Ely Standard Editor John Ison – and a former mayor of Ely and district councillor- has died, aged 76, following a long illness. “He really was the font of all knowledge - a great newspaper man and an extraordinary human being"
"06.02.2017 14:54:30" cambstimes.co.uk Cambridge City Council deputy leader Kevin Price is Labour's choice for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election Labour has chosen Kevin Price to contest the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election on May 4. Cllr Price “played a key role in negotiating the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal"
"06.02.2017 14:53:20" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk Short story competition is now open for Ely Arts Festival
"06.02.2017 14:17:40" elystandard.co.uk Complete policing survey for 'ride along' experience with local officer East Cambridgeshire police have come up with a new incentive to get people to share their views with them – offering a 'ride-along' experience to those who complete it. “It's an exciting experience that most people really enjoy, and it can be done at any time to suit the individual"
"06.02.2017 13:00:26" elystandard.co.uk Vital equipment installed at Sutton GP surgery A GP surgery in Sutton has a new ECG heart monitor to quickly detect problems for patients thanks to fund raising in the village. Sutton GP surgery installs ECG heart monitor thanks to community fund raising
"06.02.2017 12:52:04" elystandard.co.uk Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society to perform 'HMS Pinafore' Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society will bring their production of 'HMS Pinafore' to the West Road Concert Hall this month. Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society will perform the "satirical tale of forbidden love" at West Road Concert Hall
"06.02.2017 11:42:47" cambstimes.co.uk Get on board £5 million Prince of Wales project at free presentation in Peterborough An audience with The Prince of Wales is coming to Peterborough on Saturday February 18. “Now is the time to get on board this groundbreaking project and help the Trust to raise the £5 million needed to ensure its completion in 2021"
"06.02.2017 10:37:25" elystandard.co.uk Have you seen this man? He is wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies Police have released a photograph of a man wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies. "Knives and other weapons have been used... Dean should not be approached"
"06.02.2017 10:11:41" Wisbech Standard Newspaper The driver blew 129 at the roadside after a collision - the limit is 35
"06.02.2017 09:31:37" cambstimes.co.uk Isle of Ely Produce-backed fish and chip shop scoops top award at National Fish and Chip Awards Isle of Ely Produce has once again crowned a fish and chip shop for its knowledge in the use of the region's potato crop. “Krispies Fish & Chips has to be commended for their dedication and passion"
"06.02.2017 09:29:55" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk King's Ely international students give a global masterclass at school event
"06.02.2017 09:26:30" Cambs Times Newspaper Sue Perkins is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange
"05.02.2017 11:09:25" wisbechstandard.co.uk Jordan Gill left 'heartbroken' after his fight on Chris Eubank Jr vs. Renold Quinlan undercard is cancelled Jordan Gill says he is “absolutely heartbroken” after his televised return to the ring was cancelled at the last minute last night. “After five opponents in a week, and being ready with my gloves on for four hours, it wasn't meant to be."
"04.02.2017 10:21:06" elystandard.co.uk REVIEW: A night of tranquillity at Ely Cathedral for Candlemas The atmospheric lights of 5,000 candles paved the way for a stunning backdrop to a night of tranquillity at Candlemas in Ely Cathedral. REVIEW: A beautiful night of tranqullity at Ely Cathedral for Candlemas
"03.02.2017 20:37:30" wisbechstandard.co.uk REVIEW: Lion may become one of your top ten favourite films Truth is often stranger than fiction and none more so than in this compelling story of a man who traces his way back to his birth mother in a remote Indian village using his memory and Google maps. Lion - a compelling true story of how a man traces his way back to the remote Indian village where he was born
"03.02.2017 15:14:05" elystandard.co.uk Soham Village College students cast spell with all singing, all dancing 'The Wiz' Soham Village College students have been casting a spell over audiences this week with their latest, all singing, all dancing, production, The Wiz. “With energetic choreography, each scene has kept audiences rapt from start to finish"
"03.02.2017 14:51:22" elystandard.co.uk The Weatheralls Primary School, Soham, becomes fourth local school to join the Staploe Education Trust A primary school in Soham has become the fourth school to join the Staploe Education Trust. “It will now be even easier for us to share specialist staff across our schools, to train and plan together"
"03.02.2017 11:36:06" elystandard.co.uk Cast your vote to help the Ely Foodbank Partnership scoop up to £7,000 The Ely Foodbank Partnership is hoping to pocket £7,000 with the help of the public. “The vote is a fantastic opportunity for us to galvanise support from local residents for our work"
"03.02.2017 11:34:31" elystandard.co.uk Polling station change in Ely ahead of 2017 county council and Combined Authority elections Residents who have previously cast their vote at a temporary portacabin on Davison Road, Ely, now have a more permanent site ahead of the elections on May 4. “There is limited off road parking at the polling station, so the council would urge electors to keep the area clear leading onto the footpath from Williams Close"
"03.02.2017 11:31:53" elystandard.co.uk City of Ely begin the year swimmingly! Youngsters bag more medals at County Championships The City of Ely Swimming Club added more medals to their already impressive haul at the Cambridgeshire County Championships last month. The club's young swimmers took a host of individual medals as well as swimming home in fourth in the relay competition
"03.02.2017 11:29:15" Cambs Times Newspaper Henceforward is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange
"03.02.2017 11:26:07" Cambs Times Newspaper "The MP said two previous enterprise zones for the area had gone to Huntingdon and Cambridge “so it is now third time lucky for a Fenland bid"
"03.02.2017 09:58:42" elystandard.co.uk Driver miraculously escapes unhurt after car skids off road, hits telegraph pole and ends up in water-filled ditch in Isleham Police have issued a warning to local drivers to take care on the roads after a car ended up in a water-filled ditch in Isleham. “We've recently been sharing publicity about the value of the seat belt and there's no question that in circumstances like these, seat belts save lives.”
"02.02.2017 14:31:16" elystandard.co.uk East Cambridgeshire Constabulary's youth consultation panel awarded over £1,700 from county community fund East Cambridgeshire Constabulary's youth consultation panel has received a big cash boost. “This money will help us to share information and reach out for a broader scale of involvement"
"02.02.2017 14:26:54" elystandard.co.uk A 'poignant step': Work begins on Ely's new £13.6 million leisure centre Work has begun on new £13.6 million leisure centre for East Cambridgeshire, which is set to open to the public next year. The project has been funded by East Cambridgeshire District Council with the help of a £1.5m Lottery grant from Sport England
"02.02.2017 14:24:57" elystandard.co.uk WIN: Pair of tickets to Cilla and the Shades of the 60s at Key Theatre, Peterborough Cilla and the Shades of the 60s is coming to the Key Theatre in Peterborough on March 2 and we have a pair of tickets to give away. If you're a fan of Cilla or the 60s, this competition is for you!
"02.02.2017 12:01:58" elystandard.co.uk Two pedal cycles stolen from garage in Stretham - they were taken whilst the homeowner was on holiday Police are searching for two pedal cycles that were stolen from a garage in Stretham whilst the homeowner was on holiday. “If you have been offered either cycle for sale, or you believe you know where these cycles are, please get in contact"
"01.02.2017 13:48:45" wisbechstandard.co.uk Boy who raised thousands for Addenbrooke's children's cancer ward is posthumously awarded A teenage boy, who died just weeks after raising thousands of pounds for the children's cancer unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, has been posthumously awarded for his fund raising. Boy who raises thousands for Addenbrooke's Hospital is awarded posthumously
"01.02.2017 13:03:09" wisbechstandard.co.uk Wanted man, linked to robbery, assault and GBH incidents, believed to be in Cambridgeshire A man wanted for a number of offences – including robbery and grievous bodily harm – is believed to be in Cambridgeshire. Guy Cartwright, 49, is wanted by police as he is believed to be behind a number of incidents which include robbery, grievous bodily harm and common assault.
"01.02.2017 10:14:06" elystandard.co.uk Anglian Water donates £20,000 to Wildlife Trust as apology for polluting Sutton drain with sanitary items, sewage sludge and hundreds of 'highly valued' dead fish Anglian Water has donated £20,000 to the Wildlife Trust as a way of apologising for polluting a drain in Sutton with paper, sanitary items, sewage sludge and hundreds of “highly valued” dead fish. “Adequate maintenance and emergency response could have avoided this incident altogether"
"01.02.2017 10:12:58" elystandard.co.uk Greater Anglia director goes 'back to the floor' as conductor on train travelling to Cambridge Passengers on a Greater Anglia train were surprised to find that their conductor was the company's managing director, Jamie Burles, as he went 'back to the floor' to experience the role first-hand. “This was a great opportunity for me to participate in the day-to-day operation of the business"
"01.02.2017 09:24:09" Cambs Times Newspaper The 'seat-gripping thriller is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month
"31.01.2017 15:48:34" elystandard.co.uk Boss Brady Stone proud of Ely City's historic FA Vase run Brady Stone has spoke of his pride for his Ely City players after their heroic FA Vase run came to an end last weekend. “The players have been fantastic throughout the competition and I'm really proud of them"
"31.01.2017 15:48:08" elystandard.co.uk Senior nurse at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely is suspended for stealing 212 codeine tablets for severe toothache A senior nurse who stole 212 codeine over 20 days for “severe toothache” has been suspended for a year. "Daniel Holmes admitted his crime straight away and accepted a police caution but has now been suspended for 12 months"
"31.01.2017 15:46:12" elystandard.co.uk As plans for 600 homes for Soham get nearer, wildlife trust warn of 'insidious' impact unless more green spaces are provided Councillors were warned that the 70 acre site for 600 homes, shops, allotments and a medical centre – forming the Soham Eastern Gateway development – could have an “insidious” impact for local residents. “The most insidious of the indirect impacts is the recreational pressures from the thousands of new residents of Soham"
"31.01.2017 15:21:46" Cambs Times Newspaper “Everybody is celebrating that it means MIUs will not close but here we have a pilot project that doesn't seem to add up"
"31.01.2017 15:21:28" Cambs Times Newspaper “Everybody is celebrating that it means MIUs will not close but here we have a pilot project that doesn't seem to add up"
"31.01.2017 12:40:03" elystandard.co.uk Construction careers day proves a hit with Ely College pupils Students at Ely College had a go at operating an excavator during a skills day at Cambridge Regional College which aimed to encourage more people to take up apprenticeships. "The trip made me understand diggers more, which will help me when I go into farming as a career”
"31.01.2017 11:49:47" wisbechstandard.co.uk Cyber criminal from Cottenham jailed for offences that included voyeurism and possession of indecent images of a child A cyber criminal who used malware to spy on unknowing victims has been jailed for three years for offences that included voyeurism and possession of indecent images of a child. “Investigation of Turner's devices showed that he had accessed pornographic websites at the same time as looking at the victims' own photos"
"31.01.2017 11:07:47" elystandard.co.uk Boss Brady Stone proud of Ely City's historic FA Vase run Brady Stone has spoke of his pride for his Ely City players after their heroic FA Vase run came to an end last weekend. Should Ely City Football Club have had a penalty? Let us know what you think..
"31.01.2017 10:17:10" cambstimes.co.uk Tony Martin - once jailed for killing a burglar- takes police and crime commissioner to task over policing cuts There were astonishing scenes at a public meeting when Tony Martin who shot two burglars took a chief constable to task over policing cuts. "Mr Bailey outlined the challenges facing the force's finances, saying officer numbers had fallen from 1,650 to 1,472 over four years"
"31.01.2017 10:09:32" Cambs Times Newspaper An important article that was published today on our trade website.
"31.01.2017 09:57:03" elystandard.co.uk 'Then & Now' exhibition launches at Ely Museum An exhibition showing 'Then & Now' photos of buildings in Ely was opened at the city's museum on Friday. “Around 350 people attended across the weekend, with many people sharing their own memories of Ely in the past"
"31.01.2017 09:54:47" elystandard.co.uk Arsonists set fire to derelict building in Mereside, Soham Arsonists set a derelict building on fire in Mereside, Soham at the weekend. "We would remind people who have businesses in rural areas to make sure they are secure in order to prevent arson"
"31.01.2017 09:22:51" elystandard.co.uk Room for 128 vehicles, Ely's latest car park - on a one acre piece of scrubland near the rail station- set for approval Ely's latest car park – to be built on a one acre piece of scrubland south east of the former bowling alley at The Dock – is set to be approved by East Cambs Council. Parking for up to 128 vehicles will be provided including eight disabled bays and two parking spaces will have electrical charging points
"30.01.2017 16:59:37" elystandard.co.uk Former Norwich City, Cambridge United and Peterborough United youth coach released on bail follow arrest on child sex allegations A former Norwich City, Cambridge United and Peterborough United youth coach arrested on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault has been released on bail. "Michael Sean Carson, 74, also known as Kit, was detained in Cambridge on Friday as part of an investigation into allegations of abuse in football"
"30.01.2017 15:59:28" elystandard.co.uk Andy and Peter bring their bespoke gourmet home delivery burger business Chosen Bun to Ely's new £16 million leisure village Entrepreneurs Andy Shovel and Peter Sharman are bringing their four year-old gourmet home delivery burger operation Chosen Bun to Ely. “We inhaled at least three burgers per day each for 10 days in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Naples" say Chosen Bun
"30.01.2017 15:00:24" elystandard.co.uk Thousands raised for Newmarket yard work rider Zoltan Domotor's two young children after fatal cycling crash The horseracing community in Newmarket is coming to terms with the tragic loss of “one of the nicest guys” in the business after Zoltan Domotor was killed last week. "I used to ride with Zoltan and he is one of the nicest guys to work with you could ever have"
"30.01.2017 14:28:14" elystandard.co.uk Couple's plan for stockman home to tend pedigree cattle dismissed by East Cambs planners who questioned viability of business They claimed it was “a very sustainable and profitable business” destined for expansion but when Robert and Sarah Wright wanted to build a dormer bungalow in the countryside for a key worker planners claimed otherwise. East Cambs planners reject home in the countryside for local stockman to tend pedigree herd
"30.01.2017 14:21:18" elystandard.co.uk King's Ely students and staff pay their respects on National Holocaust Memorial Day Students and staff from King's Ely Junior and Senior came together at Ely Cathedral to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day. They lit candles as a sign of solidarity with those who had survived and in memory of those who died
"30.01.2017 14:20:16" elystandard.co.uk Burwell family business create three jobs with new vehicle dealership in Newmarket An Isuzu dealership has created three new jobs by launching a new branch. “We realised there was a real need for this dealership"
"30.01.2017 12:31:09" elystandard.co.uk Lord Protector's Historical Fair at Oliver Cromwell's House is hailed a 'success' Dozens of people visited Oliver Cromwell's House in Ely at the weekend as part of The Lord Protector's Historical Fair. "There were a range of historical traders selling their wares, as well as gifts and games and items for the home"
"30.01.2017 12:18:04" elystandard.co.uk Modern Post Office for Burwell Burwell Post Office is getting a makeover as well as longer opening hours and banking services for personal and business customers. Burwell Post Office to get a modern make over with longer opening hours
"30.01.2017 12:12:10" elystandard.co.uk Cyclist involved in serious collision on A142 Fordham Road, Newmarket, has died in hospital The cyclist involved in a serious collision on the A142 Fordham Road near Newmarket last week has died, police have said. “The cyclist – a 25-year-old man - suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment, but has subsequently died”
"30.01.2017 12:10:05" cambstimes.co.uk Cambridgeshire County Council leader Steve Count quits as chairman of combined authority preparing way for devolution County council leader Steve Count – beaten in the poll to become the Tory candidate for mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – today sensationally quit as chairman of the combined authority preparing the way for devolution. The chairmanship “is simply incompatible with the additional role of leading Cambridgeshire County Council"
"30.01.2017 12:08:00" elystandard.co.uk Modern Post Office for Burwell Burwell Post Office is getting a makeover as well as longer opening hours and banking services for personal and business customers. “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs"
"30.01.2017 12:07:13" elystandard.co.uk Free clinic will offer advice to start up business owners and entrepreneurs A free clinic for start-up businesses will be held in Ely on Thursday February 9. “Small and medium-sized businesses are such an important part of the economy"
"30.01.2017 12:04:23" Wisbech Standard Newspaper "The quest to find missing Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague has so far cost in excess of £300,000"
"30.01.2017 11:58:34" Wisbech Standard Newspaper “There is a really strong political will to get this done. We are competing with the rest of the country so we need to get ahead of the queue"
"30.01.2017 11:55:56" Wisbech Standard Newspaper “Our mission is to create a calming atmosphere from stressful everyday lives"
"30.01.2017 11:46:25" Wisbech Standard Newspaper "I will always remember the friendliness and camaraderie of Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service"
"30.01.2017 10:54:49" elystandard.co.uk FA VASE: Ely City's remarkable Vase run ended by superior Sporting Khalsa side BUILDBASE FA VASE FIFTH ROUNDEly City 0-3 Sporting KhalsaThe Unwin Ground, ElyAttendance: 646The scene was set - a crisp January afternoon, a record number of 646 punters through the Unwin Ground gate, and a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Vase at Ely City Football Club's heroic FA Vase run came to an end on Saturday. Here's how the game unfolded..
"28.01.2017 08:04:24" www.elystandard.co.uk Ely healthcare assistant Tom joins 'ground-breaking' NHS nursing associates training programme A healthcare assistant from Ely is one of 36 new recruits who have joined a new NHS training programme which is being led by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT). "The welcome day was a great success. The students are very enthusiastic and committed, and keen to get started"
"28.01.2017 07:59:49" www.elystandard.co.uk Cambridgeshire girl guides rewarded for tackling the heights of Snowdonia and the chilly Scottish Lochs with gold Duke of Edinburgh awards Girl guides from across Cambridgeshire have been rewarded for their hard work by receiving their gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award brooches. "Chloe Mynott, Becca Clarke, Fiona McBride and Trinity Hales were given the awards for completing challenging expeditions – including tackling the Scottish Lochs in a canoe and hiking Snowdonia"
"28.01.2017 07:57:27" www.elystandard.co.uk Make a worm hotel at eco fun day in city Learn what happens to Cambridgeshire's waste at a free eco fun day at Ely Cathedral Conference Centre. "Be a Superworm Champion - make your very own worm hotel"
"28.01.2017 07:52:17" www.elystandard.co.uk Raffle takes total to more than £40,000 raised for East Anglian Children's Hospices in memory of little Mikayla from Stonea An agricultural engineering firm based in Manea has raised £17,350 for a children's hospice with a £250 a ticket raffle to support one of their customers whose daughter died last year. "Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would achieve this amount. The aim was to give something back for the care we received"
"27.01.2017 15:55:26" elystandard.co.uk 1,000 bed Addenbrooke's hit by flu - medical director warns 'we have flu everywhere including public areas such as the concourse' The 1,000 bed Addenbrooke's Hospital at Cambridge today warned visitors to stay away after closing two wards because of a flu outbreak. “We are also urging people not to bring children on site and keep visiting to a minimum"
"27.01.2017 15:09:40" wisbechstandard.co.uk Wisbech police car snapped with number plate 'obscured by dirt and grime' on day motorist in Ely fined £100 for same offence An eagle eyed motorist posted a photo of a police car with a number plate obscured by dirt – on the day police in Ely fined a motorist £100 for the same offence! “The roads are particularly dirty at the moment due to recent weather and police vehicles should be cleaned after every shift"
"27.01.2017 15:05:46" elystandard.co.uk Man in his 60s held face down on bed, attacked and robbed near Cambridge in copycat burglary exactly a week after gang targeted Sutton woman A man in his 60s was held face down on his bed, attacked and robbed near Cambridge yesterday in a burglary that mirrors a similar attack in Sutton – 16 miles away - last week. "It mirrors a burglary exactly a week ago which left a 64-year-old grandma bruised and traumatised"
"27.01.2017 14:28:35" elystandard.co.uk Ely Folk Festival 2017 tickets on sale next Wednesday - and the band competition opens on the same day! Tickets for the 2017 Ely Folk Festival go on sale on Wednesday (February 1) – the same day its annual band competition is launched. Would you like to perform on the main stage of Ely Folk Festival alongside some of the best British folk and roots acts around?
Here's your chance!
"27.01.2017 11:41:13" elystandard.co.uk Cash from LEP poised to break the deadlock over funding next stage of Ely North, Soham and Wisbech to March rail hopes MPs were told today of a multi million pound offer by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to break the deadlock over funding rail improvements. Breaking the deadlock over Ely North, Soham and Wisbech to March rail lines
"27.01.2017 11:06:11" wisbechstandard.co.uk Man in 70s arrested over football child abuse claims in Cambridgeshire A man in his 70s from Cambridge has been arrested by detectives investigating historical allegations of abuse related to football. Detectives arrested the man this morning (January 27) on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault.
"27.01.2017 10:59:54" Wisbech Standard Newspaper The driver of the Ford Focus, who was in her 30s, died at the scene
"27.01.2017 10:30:35" elystandard.co.uk Fire service issue warning after kitchen chimney blaze in Prickwillow A warning has been issued after a chimney fire at Mile End Farm in Prickwillow. “Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and brickwork inspected at least once a year"
"27.01.2017 10:18:03" elystandard.co.uk Boost for Soham as £2 million BP garage and M&S store is officially opened More than 20 jobs have been created in Soham thanks to the opening of a new £2 million BP garage and M&S store. "It is much needed in the north of Soham and brings to life the aspirations of the Soham Vision"
"27.01.2017 09:29:12" elystandard.co.uk Witchford Village College students get creative with spray-paint as part of its Kick-Ash anti-smoking campaign It's not often that young people are encouraged into graffiti – but that's exactly what has been happening at Witchford Village College. "The artwork produced gave a powerful no smoking message and Kick Ash staff were impressed by their creativity"
"27.01.2017 09:25:13" elystandard.co.uk Ely College students 'pledge' to work towards successful futures Students from Ely College were given the opportunity to develop their experiences outside of the classroom last week. "There was loads of teamwork and you could have fun with your friends as well as learning"
"27.01.2017 09:21:39" wisbechstandard.co.uk £10,600 fine and £4,000 costs for former Wisbech businessman who ran illegal waste dump on site of former Fens airfield He once ran a successful business in Wisbech but when Kevin Scott moved to an old wartime airfield deep in the Fens – and didn't bother with permits- the Environment Agency was soon onto him. “There was a flagrant disregard for the law"
"27.01.2017 09:20:29" wisbechstandard.co.uk First screening of film about King's Lynn's famous Mart A short film about King's Lynn's historic annual Mart by local youngsters will be screened for the first time on Sunday, February 5. “They were so enthusiastic about learning new skills, and finding out more about local history"
"26.01.2017 17:10:52" Cambs Times Newspaper "I caught Ronnie on one of those rare days when he wasn't at his scintillating best but I couldn't capitalize on it.”
"26.01.2017 17:07:15" cambstimes.co.uk One dead after collision on the A1 in Cambridgeshire this afternoon: road closed northbound so avoid if possible One person died this afternoon following a collision on the A1 in Cambridgeshire. The A1 is closed northbound from the A428 Wyboston junction and the B645 is closed northbound onto the A1
"26.01.2017 16:56:58" wisbechstandard.co.uk A mother's worst nightmare: Video captures the moment a thief steals a car from outside a Cambridgeshire shop - without realising a 10-month-old baby is in the back seat Police are on the hunt for a 'brazen' thief who stole a car from outside a Cambridgeshire shop – without realising a 10-month-old baby was in the back seat. “The car was stolen in broad daylight in a matter of seconds by a brazen thief who got more than he bargained for."
"26.01.2017 16:41:33" Cambs Times Newspaper Together their music has been described as “a hybrid of a range of genres including hip hop, neo soul, and reggae"
"26.01.2017 14:02:53" elystandard.co.uk £100 fine for Ely motorist displaying dirty number plates - and here's our top 10 other ways motorists might easily break the law A motorist in Ely received a £100 fine for dirty number plates – one of the rare occasions when police have taken action. £100 fine in Cambs for dirty number plate - and here's our top 10 of other ways you might be breaking the law without realising it
"26.01.2017 13:58:33" Wisbech Standard Newspaper “As a motorcyclist myself I know the joys of going for a ride and while it can be dangerous, the only risks he should face are ones faced on a trail"
"26.01.2017 12:05:36" Cambs Times Newspaper MP's blistering attack on why Fenland missed out - who is to blame? Why is Chatteris firm moving to Huntingdon with tax incentives to boot? Why no agri tech investment in Fenland? We're trying to work out where the blame in all of this lies.
"26.01.2017 11:06:22" Wisbech Standard Newspaper As well as the discovery of what appeared to be a child's seat the driver also had no licence or insurance
"26.01.2017 10:29:01" elystandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk MPs to hold summit on £35 million Ely rail junction upgrade
"26.01.2017 09:46:23" elystandard.co.uk 'Well loved' grandma from Sutton left bruised and 'on edge' after thieves ransack bungalow before making off with handbag and purse A “well loved” grandma from Sutton has been left bruised and “on edge” after thieves ransacked her bungalow and pushed her facedown onto her bed before making off with her handbag and purse. “It's horrible what they put me through. It made me feel as if I was no-one; just shoved and pushed about"
"25.01.2017 23:49:21" Cambs Times Newspaper £1 million price tag for elected Mayor poll on May 4 for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
"25.01.2017 17:29:42" wisbechstandard.co.uk Fill up your feeders and join in a national birdwatch this weekend Cambridgeshire residents are being urged to fill up their feeders and get involved in the world's largest wildlife survey this weekend. Join a national bird watch this weekend - Cambridgeshire people needed.
"25.01.2017 16:16:01" wisbechstandard.co.uk Poundstretcher could be coming to the mothballed supermarket site in Chatteris National budget chainstore, Poundstretcher, could be coming to Chatteris to take up almost half the empty unit that was supposed to be Tesco. Poundstretcher could be coming to Chatteris
"25.01.2017 15:30:04" elystandard.co.uk Footage showing near miss between van driver and woman walking two horses on Fenland road near Ely sparks concern Footage of a near miss incident involving a van and a woman walking her two horses on Red Fen Road in Little Thetford has sparked concern from police, councillors and residents. “As a matter of timing it is not difficult to see how the situation could have been much worse for everyone involved"
"25.01.2017 14:58:42" Cambs Times Newspaper "It plans to close the March branch on Broad Street and the Whittlesey branch on Market Street"
"25.01.2017 14:15:49" cambstimes.co.uk Dog lover Megan is helping to brighten the lives of unloved pooches A Fenland dog lover has set up a Facebook page to help put smiles on the faces of dogs without a home or family. “Living in the fens as a child we were always taking in stray animals and helping out with lost dogs"
"25.01.2017 10:58:04" wisbechstandard.co.uk www.elystandard.co.uk “If you've always wanted to take part and not been able to secure a place then this is your second chance."
"25.01.2017 10:18:44" Cambs Times Newspaper "The new properties were finished to a high standard and are suitable for those with mobility issues"
"25.01.2017 10:15:40" Cambs Times Newspaper Charles DeLaFeld has spent the past year painting portraits of infamous villains and gangland bosses
"25.01.2017 10:12:04" elystandard.co.uk Please can the owner of this ring found in Ely call 101 - it was handed in to Ely police station Ely police are appealing for the owner of this ring to call to arrange to collect it. It was found in Market Street, Ely, by a member of the public who took it into the police station
"25.01.2017 10:04:35" elystandard.co.uk Driver escapes unhurt after his lorry containing 1,000 tonnes of potatoes over turns blocking A10 for six hours An over turned lorry closed the A10 from 5am yesterday for six hours. "Thankfully the driver of vehicle has walked away uninjured and no other vehicles were involved"
"24.01.2017 10:01:32" elystandard.co.uk Lorry carrying 1,000 bags of potatoes overturns on A10 at Stretham - road closed from Lazy Otter junction An overturned lorry carrying 1,000 bags of potatoes has led to both lanes of the A10 at Stretham being closed. "About 1,000 bags of potatoes need to be moved before vehicle recovery takes place"
"24.01.2017 10:00:20" elystandard.co.uk Ely roller hockey star Malak hoping to make her mark for England A schoolgirl from Ely is to represent England in a major international roller hockey tournament in Portugal. “If she continues with her dedication and commitment, she will give herself the best opportunity for selection to the final squad"
"24.01.2017 10:00:07" elystandard.co.uk Ely roller hockey star Malak hoping to make her mark for England A schoolgirl from Ely is to represent England in a major international roller hockey tournament in Portugal. “If she continues with her dedication and commitment, she will give herself the best opportunity for selection to the final squad."
"24.01.2017 09:14:28" elystandard.co.uk One Man Two Guvnors is coming to The Maltings Ely Amateur Dramatic Society is opening its 2017 season by bringing West End comedy hit 'One Man Two Guvnors' to The Maltings in Ely. Ely Amateur Dramatic Society brings West End comedy hit to The Maltings, Ely riverside
"24.01.2017 09:10:12" elystandard.co.uk Wicken artist Terry Beard 'Seeing Red' at London's Espacio Gallery Wicken artist Terry Beard has been busy in her studio developing work for 'Seeing Red', a contemporary art exhibition at London's Espacio Gallery. “I enjoy showing at the Espacio Gallery, within the vibrant, multicultural area near Brick Lane"
"23.01.2017 17:03:21" elystandard.co.uk Pilot scheme to offer healthier menus tested - successfully- in Littleport now to be rolled out in Ely A pilot scheme to encourage restaurants in Littleport to offer healthier options has been acclaimed a success and is to be rolled out in Ely. “The feedback from all of the premises has been extremely positive and many customers are choosing the healthier options"
"23.01.2017 16:21:10" elystandard.co.uk East Cambs Council puts temporary block on £13,500 grant to community transport group ESACT pending outcome of county council probe A £13,500 grant to Ely and Soham Association of Community Transport (ESACT) has been put on hold pending the outcome of a county council inquiry. East Cambs Council delays £13,500 grant to community transport provider (ESACT) pending satisfactory outcome of county council inquiry. ESACT is part of FACT (March) and HACT (Huntingdon)
"23.01.2017 15:07:55" elystandard.co.uk Children and parents step back in time at Ely Museum Medieval Day Children and their parents stepped back in time at the weekend during a Medieval Day at Ely Museum. “Thank you so much to The Medieval Siege Society for bringing the 15th century alive at Ely Museum this weekend. We'd welcome you back anytime"
"23.01.2017 15:05:16" elystandard.co.uk Jump on board Cathedrals Express steam train on nostalgic journey from Ely to Bath and Bristol Jump on board The Cathedrals Express steam train as it embarks on a nostalgic journey from Ely to Bath and Bristol. Take a nostalgic journey on the Royal Scot
"23.01.2017 15:03:38" elystandard.co.uk Police warn homeowners to keep doors locked after burglaries in Ely Police are warning homeowners to keep their doors locked at all times following a number of burglaries in Ely. “It is simple to prevent becoming a victim of this crime type - keep doors locked at all times, even when you are at home"
"23.01.2017 12:12:06" elystandard.co.uk Mayor of Ely officially opens exhibition of Marc Chagall artwork at Babylon Gallery The Mayor of Ely Councillor Ian Lindsay officially opened a new exhibition of artwork at the Babylon Gallery on Friday. “This exhibition provides the opportunity to appreciate the emotion"
"23.01.2017 12:10:26" elystandard.co.uk Thanks, but no thanks, to being on your list of buildings of interest register- that's what historic church owner told East Cambs Council One owner said 'thank you but no thank you' to an offer by East Cambs Council to have their historic property placed on a register of buildings of local interest. "They told the council they feared security issues if their home was listed whilst another felt theirs wasn't worthy of being included"