Agriculture

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Eleven more staff members at the Princes food factory in Wisbech have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 25 cases.

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Two Romanians who flagged down police late at night on a rural Cambridgeshire road led to four arrests for modern day slavery.

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The Princes’ factory in Wisbech has closed for 24 hours to be deep cleaned after 14 staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

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Numbers signing up for Universal Credit in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland may have peaked after a massive surge throughout April and May.

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A progressive family-run farm which is harnessing technology to oversee its network of contract farming arrangements has become East Anglia’s latest member of a national knowledge-sharing network.

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A tractor-loving Doddington boy was among hundreds of residents who lined the streets to cheer a loud and colourful convoy of tractors as they lit up the village to raise over £2,000 for Magpas Air Ambulance.

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Fire chiefs described arriving at Corkers Crisps factory in the Fens to find “a well-developed fire involving a variety of oils in several industrial buildings”.

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A major East Anglian salad and vegetable grower said a “legendary” response from British workers to fill gaps in its harvest team could herald a “culture change” for the industry’s future careers appeal.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

Tractors, forklifts and trucks streamed through the streets of Doddington and Wimblington as farmers paid their own tribute to our key workers.

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The Ely Standard for May 19, 1922 had a fine collection of interesting fen features. Here’s a random sample.

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UK based workers have filled many of the seasonal jobs at one of Cambridgeshire’s biggest farms estate.

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Farmers rallied to show enthusiastic support for NHS and other front-line carers in Doddington on Thursday evening,

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Vittles, grub, though not fools grub which was something like a trifle that hadn’t set: ‘too thick to drink and not thick enough t’ eat’and docky, are common words for fen food.

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A lorry driver carrying straw through a Cambridgeshire village has been reported for allegedly using his mobile phone whilst driving.

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