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Yesterday, 15:22

A five bedroom, two storey farmhouse has been put forward to East Cambridgeshire planners by Charles Shropshire on his company’s Dimmocks Cote Farm at Stretham.

A major road through the Fens re-opens on Monday following a £1 million improvement programme.

A weather warning was in place on the day that a bouncy castle blew across a fairground with Summer Grant inside it, a court heard.

The team at Ely’s new leisure centre, The Hive, will be out and about on the Market Place tomorrow morning.

An East Cambridgeshire councillor has criticised plans to ‘purge on plastic’, saying that the proposed time is anything but ambitious.

Sport

Yesterday, 11:17

Ely Sailing Club is holding a free open day over the Bank Holiday, on Monday May 7.

Manager Brady Stone insists Ely City will play without fear in the Cambs Invitation Cup final.

City of Ely star Ellen Falkner has added another major medal to her vast collection.

This weekend members of Ely & District Cycling Club once again took part in a mixture of time trial road races and off-road mountain bike races.

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Thu, 23:26
Paris

Everything that opera can do is here. English Touring Opera’s double bill of short Puccini operas, which reached Cambridge Arts Theatre this week (April 16-21) included the tragic Il Tabarro (the cloak) and the comic opera Gianni Schicchi named after a character who deceives all the others to do a good deed.

There may be a more amusing version of The Marriage of Figaro than this one from English Touring Opera, but I haven’t seen it and don’t expect to. This ingenious English translation by Jeremy Sams rhymes and it’s cheeky. When Antonio, the gardener describes seeing a man fall out a woman’s bedroom window and he’s asked where the is man now, he sings: “I don’t know, he buggered off.”

army

Ely Sinfonia will perform a programme of music called From Russia With Love at Ely Cathedral on April 28.

Russia

Renowned pianist Alexander Soares makes his King’s Ely debut with a concert in the Recital Hall on Wednesday April 25.

After 55 years of non-stop touring you would imagine that a group like The Searchers would be ready to finally hang up their high button black stage suits – but no, they’re playing at the Key Theatre in Peterborough on Saturday May 5.

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An 87-year-old man has been jailed after admitting child sex offences dating back to the 1960s.

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