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A10 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, from the Ely Leisure Village Turn off to Oak Lane.

A10 Cambridgeshire - A10 in Ely closed in both directions from the the Ely Leisure Village Turn off junction to the Oak Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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Cambridgeshire gets £2.32m to offset NHS winter pressures

Cambridgeshire County Council is to receive a one-off payment of £2.32m "to help alleviate pressures on the NHS this winter" - to pay for discharging patients home quickly from hospital beds.

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The money is part of a £240m funding programme announced by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, earlier this month.

A council spokesman said the funding came at a time when adult social care across the country faced "unprecedented pressures".

Councillor Anna Bailey, chairwoman of the council's Adults Committee, said: "We are focused on increasing the capacity available in the community to discharge people from hospital who need support to return home – but this takes time to achieve.

"We need government to recognise there is a substantial funding shortfall in Cambridgeshire and that our services are under unprecedented strain all year long. Cambridgeshire needs a fairer funding deal."

Police poppies to show 'respect'

Poppies that are being places on police cars in across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire are to "show respect" and not "glorify war" according to officers behind the idea.

Vehicles in the BCH Road Policing Unit will feature a poppy on all of their marked patrol vehicles in the build-up to the centennial of the end of World War One.

It was the idea of PC Mark Fairclough and Assistant Chief Constable Paul Fullwood, who both previously served in the forces.

ACC Fullwood said: "This is certainly not a glorification of war.

"We will be supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as we show our respects on this momentous anniversary."

PC Mark Fairclough and ACC Paul Fullwood
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A range of Ed Sheeran's old T-shirts and jeans will go on sale today at the new East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shop in Ely.

The shop is one of 34 which help fund the care and support of children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families.

The charity recently raised £8,000 after selling more than 100 of his items in an online auction - his teenage drum kit went for £2,650.

Ed Sheeran clothes

Shop manager, Gillian Platell, said: "Ed’s clothing was a feature at some EACH shop openings last year and we’re very lucky to have the last lot here for Ely shoppers."

Fire teams remain at scene of Milton landfill fire

Milton landfill fire
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Roads around the landfill site at Milton are still closed today as firefighters remain in the area damping down after a fire.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the landfill site on Butt Lane in Milton, just outside Cambridge, at around 06:00 BST on Monday.

At its height 40 firefighters tackled the blaze involving household waste and machinery.

Nearby Milton Country Park has reopened, but local residents are still being advised to keep doors and windows shut.

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Fire chief warns people to keep windows shut after landfill blaze

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue will be dealing with a fire at the Milton landfill site for several days, and has warned local residents about a smoke hazard.

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