Clare Butler

Reporter covering news, reviews and entertainment across March, Wisbech and Ely.

Friday, July 10, 2020

A horse was rescued and a haul of cannabis seized by police in a caravan and two sheds in Ramsey Heights.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

A rave of around 30 people at a warehouse in Warboys was broken up by police and one man arrested on Saturday (July 4).

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Friday, July 3, 2020

A man and woman from St Neots charged in connection with the death of 12-week-old Teddie Mitchell have appeared in court today (July 3).

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St Neots
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Children must be back at school from September – with social bubbles to keep year groups separate and the supply of home testing kits.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

A driver was clocked at 100mph in a 30mph zone in Colne on the B1050 by a roadwatch group during lockdown.

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St Ives
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tributes have been paid to a “terribly missed and loved” mother and her pregnant daughter who tragically died in a crash near Ramsey at the weekend.

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St Neots
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A Littleport plumber who has been offering his services for free to NHS staff during lockdown has been nominated for an Ely Hero award.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

A pregnant woman driver and passenger have died after their car careered into a water-filled ditch in Ramsey.

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Ramsey
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

More than 200 parents across Cambridgeshire have signed a letter urging the county council not to reopen schools on June 1 - saying government guidance is “contradictory, impractical and compromises safety”.

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Huntingdon
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A dedicated manager at City of Ely Council has been nominated for an Ely Hero Award by “striving to make people better employees”.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Council bosses in Cambridgeshire say they won’t advise any school to reopen until “scientific evidence clearly proves that it is safe to do so”.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Vintage jewellery and a bag were fished out of a river in Earith which police think could be related to a burglary.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Ely Hero Awards judge Stuart Green will sing traditional FA Cup anthem ‘Abide With Me’ as part of a choir fundraising for the NHS.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Tributes have been paid to the first Ely Hero winner “Mr Little Thetford” Bert Russell who has died at the age of 92.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

More than 100 vibrant handmade wreaths have been sold by a Witchford woman in a bid to raise funds to fight against domestic violence.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A 17-year-old coach who set up Ely’s first girls football programme has been nominated for an Ely Hero Award.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Business leaders have set out plans to restart the economy and reopen schools as the Government considers plans to lift lockdown.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

A man accused of murdering six-year-old Rikki Neave 25 years ago is facing a trial in the autumn.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Two Ely councillors have quit the Liberal Democrats to become Independent due to “party politics”.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Vital funding for the Citizens Advice Rural Cambs (CARC) will be axed after councillors voted against delaying a withdrawal despite a petition of more than 1,000 signatures.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Equipment that could prevent sight-threatening conditions up to four years earlier than a standard eye test is available at Specsavers in Ely.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

It’s nearly time to nominate a loved one, friend or colleague for their selfless acts of kindness and bravery for the Ely Heroes Awards 2020.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

A 38-year-old man charged with the 1994 murder of schoolboy Rikki Neave will appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow morning (Friday February 21).

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Student paramedics in the East Anglian regions will be eligible for a new £5,000 annual bursary from September 2020.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A drug dealer hid 100 wraps of crack cocaine and 70 wraps of heroin worth £1,700 is his underpants.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A time capsule has been buried in a secret spot during Ely Museum’s £1.66 million renovation - including a letter, Fenland soil and a copy of the Ely Standard newspaper.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A carpet of 500 hand-painted rocks went on display in an Ely pub garden as crafters braved blustery weather to come together.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

A man who admitted raping and sexually abusing four children in the late 90s in South Cambridgeshire has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Love was at the heart of fundraising on Valentine’s Day in Ely as more than £635 was collected for charity at Waitrose.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

More than 900 people have signed a petition to save the Ely branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau after the council scrapped a £47,000 grant.

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