Clare Butler

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

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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Monday, February 17, 2020

A massive £21,000 will transform playtime for pupils at a Soham primary school after money was raised over two years of fundraising events.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

A Littleport burglar who forced his way into a house and beat up a mum of three while her children watched - before holding a gun to her head - was jailed for 12 years.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

A community kitchen to hold cooking classes, improve wellbeing and combat food waste has opened at Re-imagine in Witchford.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Grammy winning soul stars Shalamar will headline the family-friendly funk and disco festival The Cambridge Club.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Transgender Melanie will be sharing her experiences of transition at Ely Humanist’s monthly meeting.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Soham man defrauded his employer out of more than £8,000 after giving customers his personal bank details when invoicing them.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A sculpture that will allow people to “connect with nature on a personal level” has been installed at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ely Photographic Club held their third print competition of the season with members travelling the globe to capture images.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Students with a love for learning languages and experiencing different cultures are reaping the benefits of a new Erasmus+ project involving King’s Ely and schools in Italy, France and Turkey.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

A recruitment agency has opened an office in Soham just over a year since director Denis Green first came up with the idea.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

A Cambridge restaurant is donating £10 to the British Heart Foundation for every chateaubriand sold throughout the Valentine’s Day week.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

A six-week consultation will be launched to ensure new development across East Cambridgeshire protects and enhances the environment.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

A heritage project will bring together stories from village colleges across Cambridgeshire to create a film, website and learning resources.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Gourmet crisp manufacturer Corkers is hoping to win a top rural award ten years after being founded by two best friends.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

A community group in Cambridgeshire could get a £1,000 donation towards new equipment or a fundraising challenge.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Two childminders from Ely have been awarded just under £10,000 to work with children and their families to help build confidence in communication, language and literacy (CLL) as part of a new project.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Motorists nearly 20mph over the speed limit were caught by police carrying out speed checks in Soham, Littlport and Ely.

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