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Christmas comes early for Kath

Christmas came early for Cambs Times journalist Kath Ingram when she was invited to be in the choir for two special recordings of TV’s Songs of Praise. A BBC team was at Ely Cathedral to film this year’s Christmas special

Weekly paper shows human side in face of Soham tragedy

The Ely Standard is the local paper for Soham, scene of the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, and it has been closely involved with the case right from the start. Deputy editor Debbie Davies tells how the paper

Regional press staff cover Soham trial

Just 53 press seats have been allocated to news organisations for the trial of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr at the Old Bailey. They face charges relating to the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in what is expected

NVQ success for Archant trainees

Three trainee journalists from Archant Anglia have successfully completed their Level 4 NVQs in Newspaper Journalism (Writing). Jon Ball, from The Royston Crow, Fran Curtis of the Ely Standard in Cambridgeshire and Mark Linigard, a reporter with the Hunts Post,

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The Ely Standard has been supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s fundraising appeal for countries in southern Africa facing famine with its Give Your Lunch to Africa Day.Readers and businesses were encouraged to donate the cost of their lunch for one

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First Minister Jack McConnell is to be the guest speaker at the Scottish Newspaper Publishers Association SNPA Conference this weekend.The SNPA is the trade association representing publishers of 100 weekly and bi-weekly newspapers and a further 30 free distribution newspapers.

New role for John

John Williams has been appointed the first group editor of the Anglia Advertiser Series. The promotion saw him take up his new role at the beginning of this month. John was previously deputy editor of The Ely Standard, where he

Soham father named 'in interests of open justice'

Confusion over a Soham father who assaulted his baby girl was averted when Ely Standard reporter Elaine King successfully applied in court to have the infant named. She argued that without the relationship being shown, it may have looked in

Messages of support could save abandoned babies

Messages of support are accompanying cash that is being sent from the Ely Standard to victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Babies are still being born with deformities after the 1986 tragedy, due to the radiation that poisoned their parents’