East Cambridgeshire, England Newswire

East Cambridgeshire, England Newswire

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  1. The not-so Flying Scotsman! World-famous steam locomotive won't be...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Ely Standard

    The not-so Flying Scotsman! World-famous steam locomotive won't be stopping in Ely after breaking down in Peterborough The Flying Scotsman was due to travel from Ely to Norwich this evening but has broken down in Peterborough. The world-famous steam locomotive was due to arrive in East Cambridgeshire at 5.30pm but will no longer stop in Ely as it has "developed a fault," according to Abellio Greater Anglia.

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  2. Full steam ahead as mininster signals major boost for Wisbech rail and Fenland's future prosperityRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Fenland Today

    MP Steve Barclay says Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has finally turned the key to unlocking essential transport schemes in Fenland and bringing economic growth to the area. The North East Cambridgeshire MP welcomed Mr Grayling's commitment for a multi-million pound upgrade to Ely North rail junction and says it is the scheme Fenland has been waiting for.

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  3. The UK's most famous steam engine is picking up passengers for a trip to NorwichRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Cambridge Evening News

    Train enthusiasts are waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the Flying Scotsman in East Cambridgeshire today . Dubbed the Cathedral Express, it will leave Ely railway station at approximately 5.30pm and head off to the Norfolk city, where passengers will have an hour to explore before making the return journey.

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  4. It will be six years in a row the council has frozen taxes in the districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Cambridge Evening News

    The East Cambs element of council tax will remain frozen from 2018 to 2020, as part of the authority's 'Vision for the Future'. The document, approved at this month's full council meeting on October 5, outlines the council's promises between 2017 and 2019.

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  5. Thug jailed over threat to 'cut' Tory MP who made Oliver Cromwell joke about ScotlandRead the original story

    Friday Oct 13 | The Daily Record

    A thug who threatened to cut an MP who made a bad taste historical joke in a speech in Parliament was jailed for six months yesterday. Zackary Welsh, of Royston Mains Gardens, Edinburgh , left the abusive message at the constituency office of MP Lucy Frazer in 2015.

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  6. Man jailed for threatening to 'cut' Tory MP Lucy FrazerRead the original story

    Friday Oct 13 | Scotsman.com

    Welsh was sentenced at the sheriff court in Edinburgh today after pleading guilty to leaving the threatening and abusive voicemail, which Sheriff Donald Corke described as "an appalling act of intimidation". Passing sentence, the sheriff said: "You left a vile, vulgar and abusive voicemail message on the constituency telephone of Lucy Frazer QC, the member of parliament for South East Cambridgeshire.

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  7. Controversial Cheveley housing development decision put off for another monthRead the original story

    Friday Oct 13 | Newmarket Today

    A decision over a controversial plan to build 10 new houses in Cheveley has been delayed for another month as residents submitted a last-minute report calling into question the suitability of plans. The application, for land behind The Paddocks off the High Street, which had been recommended for approval, was set to have been decided at Wednesday's East Cambridgeshire planning committee meeting, but it was withdrawn because of a report which appeared to cast doubt on issues including the developer's proposed drainage systems.

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  8. Sixteen artists to showcase work at Babylon Gallery in ElyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Ely Standard

    Art Fusion front row, left to right, Annie Brown, Caroline Forward, Jane Fellows, Janene Pike, Terry Beard, Dorothy Pugh, Melanie Max Back. Back row, left to right, Andrew Jones, Steve Faint, Stephen Murfitt, Jane Norman, Tom Simms, Jeremy Peake.

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  9. Discover the ghostly tales of Ely on guided walksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Ely Standard

    Join The Night Watchman as he takes you on a tour of Ely by Twilight, exploring the hidden horrors, terrifying tales and things that go bump in the dark. Eerie Ely Ghost Walks are back this month in the run up to Halloween and will lead visitors through the city's narrow streets on a range of spooky tours.

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  10. Mental health project Talking FreELY to host second pop up cafe at Ely Cathedral Conference CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Ely Standard

    A mental health project based in Ely is holding its second pop up cafe next month - and entry is free. The cafA will feature an information zone, guest speakers, a mindfulness session, a light therapy room, hot drinks and cake.

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  11. Work on 79 extra parking spaces at Littleport railway station begins...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 12 | Ely Standard

    Kevin Francis of Palace Green Homes, Littleport ward councillor David Ambrose-Smith, Councillor Bill Hunt, Councillor Anna Bailey, Greg Young of Brooks and Wood of Andrew Kent of Ingleton Wood LLP. The work will be managed by East Cambridgeshire District Council's trading company, with Ingleton Wood as the agent and Brooks and Wood Ltd appointed as the main contractor.

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  12. Four major Norwich employers pledge to help city break down barriers to social mobilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Eastern Daily Press

    Four major employers in Norwich have joined forces to create opportunities for disadvantaged children, after the city was found to be one of the UK's social mobility 'cold spots'. Government funding totalling A 6m will be spent in the city after it was ranked as one of the lowest performing areas in England for attainment and job prospects for disadvantaged children.

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  13. Rejection of 720 homes near Witchford 'the right decision,' say...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | Ely Standard

    Rejection of 720 homes near Witchford 'the right decision,' say councillors as East Cambridgeshire's local plan gets the green light Plans for 720 homes near Witchford have were rejected by East Cambridgeshire District Council's planning committee as the council's local plan was approved for consultation last week. The proposal, which would have seen hundreds of homes built on a site north east of Witchford known as WFD.M1, was dropped as East Cambridgeshire District Council voted to move forward to the next stage in preparing its local plan at full council last week.

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  14. Award winning East Cambridgeshire historian publishes book on Ely's agricultural historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 10 | Cambs Times

    The author said: "My new book focuses on the agriculture of the two parishes of Ely, the parish of Stuntney and Chettisham throughout time. "It is packed full of information on a subject that was of paramount importance but not often appreciated properly in most historical books.

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  15. Robotics are coming to Ely LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Ely Standard

    Robotics are coming to Ely Library as part of activities across the county to showcase the creative and diverse things to do at libraries. Councillor Mathew Shuter, chair of the highways and community infrastructure committee, said: "This week offers an excellent opportunity for libraries to show regular visitors new things and to encourage people who have never been to their local library to explore and find out how much it offers.

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  16. COLUMN: Westwell of Ely says 'too many people sit on the fence and hope it will get better soon'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Ely Standard

    Unethical businesses that increase the price of their goods by eye watering amounts such as the one that sold a product for about 3 one day and suddenly, overnight, started charging 67 for the same item, certainly deserve the contempt they receive. We all know that there are businessmen and women out there for whom making a profit is their only purpose and they will do almost anything to get it so that they can buy their expensive houses and cars and live their luxurious lives - lives that they consider are far better than the lives of the riffraff who work for them or who buy their products.

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  17. Speeding cars to be monitored in Ely to make the city saferRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Ely Standard

    It is used in areas where residents have identified speeding as a concern and aims to educate motorists about the dangers of speeding rather than enforcing as a first option. Inspector Jon Hiron said: "Speeding in Ely continues to be a community concern and local officers will still focus on identified hotspot areas.

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  18. SPEEDWAY: Jon Armstrong wins National Trophy for Mildenhall Fen Tigers in golden heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Ely Standard

    The Mildenhall Fen Tigers battled back from an 18-point deficit to win the National Trophy for a sixth time in a dramatic golden heat. The Fen Tigers were trailing the Plymouth Devils after the first leg on Friday night, but were superb in West Row in the return clash.

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  19. Burglars steal Kubota ATV vehicle, gardening equipment and spoil...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Ely Standard

    Burglars steal Kubota ATV vehicle, gardening equipment and spoil A 4,000 worth of meat by tripping electricity at farm near Wentworth in East Cambridgeshire Unknown offenders gained entry to the Manor Farm premises in Church Road, Wentworth, between 6pm on Saturday and 8am yesterday . Burglars stole a Kubota ATV vehicle, gardening equipment and spoilt 4,000 worth of meat by tripping the electricity at a farm near Wentworth in East Cambridgeshire.

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  20. Man from Thetford jailed for six years for child abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 9 | Ely Standard

    A 50-year-old man who sexually abused a young girl has been jailed for six years and placed on the sex offenders' register for life. Mark O'Neill, of Chester Way, Thetford, had denied the sex assaults on the girl but was convicted by a jury following a trial at Norwich Crown Court and appeared for sentence.

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