The netting was put up to prevent birds from nesting in the trees at Highfield Academy before an extension can be built.Read the full story ›
Ely's station underpass has re-opened to traffic after four months of work turning it into single traffic with better access for cyclists.Read the full story ›
Over the winter months getting children active can be a little harder - but Mini Athletics in Ely is trying to change that.Read the full story ›
It was meant to be finished this summer, but problems building on a flood plain and close to a heritage site meant it's only just ready.Read the full story ›
Harry Potter and Star Wars actor Warwick Davis has been to a primary school in Cambridgeshire to raise awareness of dwarfism.Read the full story ›
The city of Ely has been hosting a unique world sporting championship.
Competitors, including two pantomime characters have been taking part in the world's only street potato racing event.
Those taking part have to run carrying either a 20kg or 10kg bag of potatoes.
It's part of efforts to show the journey the potato makes from the field to the frier.
Last year the event raised around £2,000 for local schools and charities with hundreds of people lining the streets to watch the action.
"Basically it's an endurance event where people race from one end of the high street to the other with 20kg of potatoes. It is fun, but more and more over the years it has become very competitive. It's a celebration of the potato and it's the harvest festival here in Ely this weekend and it's to celebrate the crop of the potatoes, it's very important."
Ely is aiming to be the first city in the country to be a plastic shopping bag free zone.Read the full story ›
Ely is hoping to become the first city in the UK to go totally plastic bag free.
It's joining the Morsbag scheme - which encourages people to make reusable bags from old fabric.
Shops and supermarkets there say they're backing the project.
"It would be great to say we have achieved that. We're not the size of Cambridge or Oxford so we have a relatively small, tight network of shopkeepers
Many have already switched to cloth and paper bags and Waitrose is committed to reducing single-use plastic too, so we are hoping the momentum builds."
The family of a Cambridgeshire woman have paid tribute to her after she died in a crash yesterday (27th September).
75-year-old Joan Matthews of Chestnut Way, Mepal died on the A10 Ely Road, Little Thetford.
She was driving a silver Honda Jazz which collided with an articulated lorry.
"We are absolutely devastated at the loss of a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandmother.
"Loved by so many, she will be dearly missed. We would kindly ask that we can mourn this tragic loss in private."
Cambridgeshire police have asked for any witnesses to call 101.
The man was caught on CCTV feigning interest in the ring before grabbing it and running out of the store.Read the full story ›