Thorpe Hall appeal boosted by Queensgate shopping centre

The final total raised by Peterborough’s Queensgate Shopping Centre during its year-long support of the Thorpe Hall Hospice Capital Appeal has been announced.


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Whittlesey diners dig deep to help worthy cause

Generous diners in Whittlesey helped to raise nearly £900 for a worthy cause at a special event recently.


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New deal to pave the way for Peterborough regeneration fund

Peterborough City Council’s plans to attract millions of pounds of investment to help redevelop sections of the city has moved a step closer.


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Sloth Aart helps Peterborough insurance firm BGL to go Dutch

The BGL Group has revealed the new brand identity of its price comparison business in the Netherlands as hoyhoy.nl.
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Yoga teacher Pauline hoping to pass on her knowledge in new book

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April 19, 2014

Yoga teacher Pauline Dawber has condensed more than 30 years of knowledge into a new book which guides beginners through the basics of the popular pastime.
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A third of councillors could go after key vote is agreed – but Boundary Commission will have final say

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April 19, 2014

A radical reform of East Cambridgeshire District Council – with the number of councillors cut by 12 to 27 – has been backed by members.


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Helping to make money count

More than 100 people and volunteers from across Cambridgeshire met last week to improve the network of support and money advice on offer for local people.
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Court: Man robbed by 14-year-old boy in Peterborough

A 15-year-old boy convicted as part of a Peterborough sex ring that targeted young girls has been jailed up for his part in a terrifying street robbery.
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Victims set to benefit as criminals ordered to pay back £2.3m

Criminals across Cambridgeshire have been ordered to pay back more than £2.3million of their ill-gotten gains during the past 12 months.


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Report: Shoppers enjoy luxury

A report by Barclaycard shows spending at discounters and luxury retailers has climbed in the past year suggesting that consumers are economising by purchasing bargain items and then splashing out on big ticket purchases.
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Thousands raised for hospital at Werrington events

Thousands of pounds have been raised through events held in Werrington for the respiratory support and sleep centre (RSSC) at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
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Help needed at Eastfield play and community centre

Peterborough City Council is seeking expressions of interest from community groups wishing to take on the management of The Chestnuts (former) Play Centre and the Norman Road Community Centre in Norman Road, Eastfield.
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Joy as funding for path is allocated

A footpath will at last be built over the Norwood Bridge in March after £150,000 of funding was secured for the project.


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PREVIEW: The Owl and the Pussycat ready for Ely opening with its bong trees, pirate piggies, a turkey and, of course, the Runcible Spoon!

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April 18, 2014

Ely’s CAT Theatre Company has announced the dates for its forthcoming production, The Owl and The Pussycat.E


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REVIEW: The highlight was undoubtedly the ‘Laudate Dominum’ in which the sheer beauty of the composition was enhanced by exquisite tone, timing, cohesion, control and balance.

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April 18, 2014

. Review of Ely Choral Society’s performance of the Mozart Requiem in Ely Cathedral.


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Tanning salon owner’s advice: Done in moderation and sensibly, it can be beneficial. They can help improve minor skin ailments like acne and boost vitamin D.

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April 18, 2014

The owner of a tanning salon in Ely says that irresponsible practitioners are giving her industry a bad name.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I believe in progress so Ely has to expand and without the bypass Ely will remain behind all the other major towns in the area.

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April 18, 2014

I have been reading your postbag this week and felt I must reply to the letters submitted.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Proposed redundancies at East Cambs Council are a high risk strategy which could cost more than it saves

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April 18, 2014

The Ely Standard’s front page on April 3 reported an alarming level of stress among staff at East Cambridgeshire District Council and a sharp rise in the number of absences through illness.


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lowering the road is not the answer – a bypass for Ely most assuredly is

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April 18, 2014

Surely the prime purpose of the bypass is to take heavy goods vehicles away from Ely.
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Farmer: “I didn’t drive my van at him. I’m sorry a dog was run over” Financier: “I lost my temper and yanked his door open. I grabbed hold of his firearm and said ‘You can’t shoot me now’.”

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April 18, 2014

A financial consultant says one of his dachshunds died when it was deliberately run over by a farmer in a row that broke out over dog walking on private land.
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Ely businessman shares the proceeds of go-green initiative

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April 18, 2014

An Ely businessman who is hoping to make his Indian takeaway the most eco-friendly in the city is sharing the proceeds from one of his new initiatives with a charity.
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