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Gus goes gas

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Enterprising Gus Pretorius of The Wyches, Little Thetford, has worked in Information Technology (IT) for most of his life. At 47 Gus decided that he no longer enjoyed sitting behind a desk every day and getting paid only for using his brain and fingers. He reduced his IT work to four days a week in […]

Would you like to make a difference to the life of a child or young person with learning disabilities in your area? Cambridgeshire Mencap is looking for volunteers for its Family Support Scheme. Our scheme provides extra help for parents and carers when and where they need it most by providing a trained volunteer to […]

James and Davina Harvey, owners of the Fish & Duck Marina, were awarded a premises licence recently, thus allowing them to serve alcoholic refreshments. Tables and parasols have been erected by the riverside on the newly refurbished site. James says “We plan to start small and see how it goes – if it works, we […]

4 Eyes

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Local artist Jamie ‘Lloyd’ McCullough is showing off his skills in a new video titled “4 Eyes”. The video follows Jamie’s initial surprise at finding himself in his kitchen. Let us know what you think. Jamie says he purchased a green cloth and shot himself against this background. He composited the shots in Apple iMovie […]

McGinley’s art

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Popular village pastel artist Claire McGinley recently completed her MA in Children’s book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. We took a look at recent additions to her web site and were mightily impressed. Comment on this post from here.

Little Thetford entrepreneur Claire Louise has been telling us about her beautiful photography. We first saw Claire Louise’s photographs of Little Thetford on her very active Facebook page. We were very impressed, for example, with the 55 photos in her “Autumn in Little Thetford …” album and the 19 photos in her “Walk to Ely […]

David Moss of the Round House, Little Thetford told us about his Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) recently. He uses a DroidWorx Hexacopter UAV from his Sky High Imagery business to take both vertical and oblique photographs of land or property. See brief history of aerial photography below and some of David’s images further down. David […]

On Saturday 24 November, 2012 the Friends of St George’s welcome John Parish from Bedwell Hey who is going to talk about his vineyard as well as the benefits gained from the wildlife friendly policies he adopts on the farm. John has made this presentation elsewhere when it was very well received, so please join […]

Tweed Vixen

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Robert and Judy Young are proud to announce the birth today of daughter Alison Taylor’s on-line boutique, Tweed Vixen. A beaming Bob said that this is a “very exciting time” whilst Judy is speechless with dignified appreciation. Daniel Taylor, 39, who supports the enterprise by designing the marketing material said that this was “[a long […]

We all know the advantage of bulk buying. Lower costs. But did you know you could be helping to reduce noise, wear and tear on the road and generally help reduce carbon emissions? As reported recently in the Ely Standard, the Cambridgeshire ACRE charity has set up a community oil buying scheme in the Cambridgeshire […]