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Former mayor of Wisbech, Jonathan Farmer pictured at the top of St Peter's Church in 2012.

BREAKING: Suspended prison sentence for former Wisbech mayor who was found guilty of possessing firearm

A Wisbech councillor and former town mayor who was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm has been given a 21-month suspended prison sentence.

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Amy, pictured with her arms in the air, with supporters on Palace Green, in Ely.

Intrepid Amy begins latest leg of her marathon effort in Ely

Intrepid runner Amy Hughes was in Ely on Friday morning to begin the latest leg of her bid to complete 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days.

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Some of the items stolen from the South East Falconry Group

Falconry group left “distraught” after thieves steal thousands of pounds worth of equipment

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a trailer and valuable items belonging to a falconry group.

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Developer returns with fresh plans for 128 homes - just weeks after first round was rejected by councillors

Gladman Developments has resubmitted plans to build 128 new homes in Witchford – a matter of weeks after a first round of plans were controversially rejected by councillors.

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Ely university director who has inspired thousands of young people to get into business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Timothy Barnes, of Ely, has been director of University College London’s Advances centre for entrepreneurship since it was launched in 2007.

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From left to right: Tracey Harding (ECDC), Ginette Heard (Yarn on the Square) and Tracy Allgood (Allgoods of Ely)

New ‘welcome pack’ will give a boost to retailers opening their doors in Ely

A ‘welcome pack’ has been created to help independent retailers setting up shop in Ely.

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Possible closure of Witchford recycling centre is another waste of taxpayers’ money

Our wonderful county councillors are at it again. It’s the same old story - the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.

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Firefighters arrive at the scene of the blaze, near Soham. Picture: Matthew Taylor

Hundreds of bales of straw set alight after arsonists strike

Arsonists set fire to hundreds of bales of straw near Soham on Wednesday night.

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Former mayor of Wisbech, Jonathan Farmer pictured at the top of St Peter's Church in 2012.

BREAKING: Suspended prison sentence for former Wisbech mayor who was found guilty of possessing firearm

A Wisbech councillor and former town mayor who was found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm has been given a 21-month suspended prison sentence.

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Pool challenge at Prickwillow

Pool competition at Prickwillow

A pool competition takes place at HIAM Sports and Social Club in Prickwillow with a £50 prize for the winner.

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A work from Graham Underhill's new exhibition, which opens in Ely on September 6.

Babylon Gallery to host new collection of works by Graham Underhill

A new touring exhibition is coming to the Babylon Gallery in Ely.

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At the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, the midwifery team is supporting a sea-change in attitude towards breastfeeding

Rosie Hospital supporting a sea-change in attitude towards breastfeeding - do you agree with it? Let us know your thoughts

At the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, the midwifery team is supporting a sea-change in attitude towards breastfeeding.

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Peter Dawe with one of the mini buses for Ely eCommuter. Picture: Steve Williams.

Win the keys to one of three minibuses being offered as part of an innovative new commute to work scheme launching in Ely

Entrepreneur Peter Dawe is to launch an Ely to Cambridge commuter service by giving away three minibuses – and you could be in with a chance of winning one.

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