A former employee of a mini supermarket in Ely confirmed that all the workers had been made redundant.
Cambridgeshire's biggest employer of seasonal workers - G's of Barway - is to create a workers' village on a 28 acre site near Prickwillow to house nearly 600 people.
Deputy county council leader Roger Hickford will not find out until at least the third week of January the outcome of an inquiry into his tenancy of a £400,000 farmhouse and nine acre county council farms estate tenancy.
London based Peace Developer and Investment Ltd has snapped up the former gas works site in Chase Street, Wisbech, for £121,000 and hopes for planning permission for 19 two storey homes on the site.
A 17-year-old apprentice from Chatteris has been selected to take part in a national welding competition that could see him jet off to Shanghai.