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Yesterday, 12:43

A former police chaplain who downloaded indecent images of children smashed his computer’s hard drive and dropped parts in bins in Soham and Ely on the night before police arrived to arrest him.

Scene of the A10 collision in which Tania Macedo died

An Ely man has been handed a four-year jail term after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Police would like to speak to these men in connectin with an incident of fraud.

Police are appealing for information to help them trace two men in connection with a fraud at a petrol station.

The ram raid at the Tesco Express in Taverham. Picture: Eastern Region Special Operations Unit.

Five men who stole more than £400,000 following a string of cash machine ram raids and burglaries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire have been jailed for a total of 22 years.

Spring into Summer Boot Camp.Picture: Steve Williams.

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Spring into Summer

Nutrition has the largest influence on losing weight and getting healthy. The second thing you should consider to speed up the process of losing fat is taking regular exercise.

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Spring into Summer Boot Camp.Picture: Steve Williams.

Spring into Summer with more than £1,200 get fit local places up for grabs!

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Spring into Summer Boot Camp.Picture: Steve Williams.

Mid way through week two of my ‘Spring into Summer’ fitness regime and the results continue to surprise.

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Yesterday, 07:55

Table Tennis

Soham Comrades II earned a hard-fought win over dogged Division Three rivals Fulbourn IV.


Swaffham 10

Ely Tigers 41

Ely Ladies 1st Hockey v Wisbech 1st,


Ely City I 3

Wisbech II 6

Table Tennis

Ely IV entertained their club colleagues Ely I in the Handicap Plate competition and found them in uncompromising mood as they swept the board 6-0.

Left to right: Matthew Landeryou – Bronze, Tyler Stewart-Passley – Gold, James Harper – Gold, Yonas Aldous – Gold, Ietsyn Lachman - Bronze.


Littleport Judo Club staged a mini tournament at the village leisure centre at the weekend.

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Yesterday, 07:20

Eliza Carthy, one of the most exciting and innovative British folk artists, will headline the 30th Ely Folk Festival in July with her supergroup The Wayward Band.

Jack Waterfall (Director of the film) and Martin Whitworth;

Ely Cathedral is known for hosting a variety of events, but last night when the theme of ‘messing about with boats’ was the order of the day, it must have been a first.

Sam Smith, who will be appearing at Thetford Forest on July 3.

Grammy-award winning vocalist Sam Smith has been announced as the final name in this summer’s Thetford Forest live music line-up.

Mark Felgate

Burwell Comedy Club returns on March 21 and organisers are promising more fun and laughter than ever before.

Jason Donavan stars in The King's Speech, coming to Cambridge.

Jason Donovan and Raymond Coulthard star in The King’s Speech, coming to the Arts Theatre, in Cambridge, in March.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Councillor Tony Cornell, chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council, welcomed guests to his annual civic reception at the Hayward Theatre, Ely (Photo: Cllr Mike Rouse

The chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council has spoken of the “life affirming passion and vigour” of people he has met in his two years in office.

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