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Ely Bird Mess Problem

Angry Ely residents have called for local crows to be shot after wreaking havoc in the town. Many say that the rooks and crows nesting in trees in the Annesdale and Station Road area “spiralling out of control”, however the RSPB is asking for residents to appreciate the birds as part of British wildlife. Pedestrians and motorists have been complaining about the birds mess and residents in the area have said that the birds’ noise is “unbearable”.

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Elvis fans seek bar to rock out to the King

Local Elvis fans are looking for a venue where they can celebrate the anniversary of the death of the King. The Cambridge branch of the official Elvis Presley Fan Club hoped to make their Festival Style Elvis Disco an annual event but faced an obstacle when their venue was closed.

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21st anniversary for Chariots of Fire run

Cambridge’s hugely popular charity race, Chariots of Fire is ready to take place in 2012. The event gives thousands of runners the chance to race through the streets of Cambridge to raise money for local charities.

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Rare cancer awareness with fun day

A community fun day that aimed to raise awareness about a rare disease wasn’t affected by the bad weather. The event at Stour Green, Ely welcomed hundreds of families for the fun day and children’s fun run.

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Travel firm’s Ely branch will not be axed

The Ely branch of the British travel agent Thomas Cook will not be closed, even though the firm are closing 200 stores throughout the UK. The travel company, which has 1,300 shops nationwide, announced recently that 661 staff were going to lose there jobs as stores were closing.

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Huge north Ely development application

The ambitious plans to develop the north-east area of Ely are coming closer to fruition. The development is being spearheaded by the Church Commissioners for England who applied to East Cambridgeshire District Council for planning permission so that 500 hundred new homes can be built at the east of the city’s Princess of Wales Hospital at Highflyer Farm.

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Local area among UK’s most desirable places to live

A new survey has found that two Cambridgeshire districts are among those named as the most desirable places to live in the UK. East Cambridgeshire was the highest ranking area in the county as it was placed in 4th position in the sixth annual Halifax Quality of Life Survey.

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Economic boost with new development plans

Hundreds of jobs could come be created if plans are approved for a new supermarket and petrol station in Soham. The plans for the ‘Northern Gateway’ in The Shade area of Soham have been announced by Harrier Developments.

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Honour for top performers Greens and Robins

An awards evening honoured the star players at both Soham Town Rangers and Ely City recently. There were traditional awards for player’s and manager’s player of the year at Ely City, along with the most improved player award.  Also in attendance were the Robins’ A and reserve teams, with a number of their top players recognised.

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Knitted royals win window prize

A knitted replica of the Royal Wedding has caused lots of interest in Ely and has brought its owners a prize for best dressed show window.

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