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Goodbye Budgen’s. You will be missed!

by Amanda Taylor on 8 February, 2018

Adkin’s Corner joins Perne Road and Cherry Hinton Road and is named after W J Adkins, who ran a grocery store there in the 1960s. This later become part of the Budgen’s group. Budgen’s is quite the local institution, well supported locally and popular for its friendly staff as well as its good range of […]

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Last stop for the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Whippet is deregistering 17 bus services in Cambridge, claiming they are unprofitable. The following services will take their last journeys on 2nd September. Service 1                   Hilton – Hemingfords – St Ives Service 1A                 St Ives – Fenstanton – Cambridge Service 2                   Cambridge – Hardwick – Toft – Caldecote – Boxworth Service 3                   Papworth […]

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All aboard the Abbey-Addenbrooke’s Express!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 April, 2016

Good news! We’re getting a new bus service. Starting next month, the new 115 service, run by Whippet, will run hourly between the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The bus will stop at both Long Road and Hills Road sixth form colleges, St Bede’s and the Perse. In the other direction, […]

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Post Office on the move

by Amanda Taylor on 11 June, 2014

After 30 years serving the local community, Mick and Demi will be closing the Post Office shutters this autumn, and the Post Office will be moving from no 206, where it has offered Post Office services alongside an eclectic mix of cards and children’s gifts. The Post Office’s plan is to move the PO services […]

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Craft Fairs at St John’s

by Amanda Taylor on 21 October, 2012

St John the Evangelist Church on Hills Road is holding two craft fairs on Sundays 25th November and 2nd December, immediately after the morning service (approx 11-11.30a.m.) There will also be Traidcraft goods on sale, including Christmas cards.

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Independents Day: support individual shops

by Amanda Taylor on 29 June, 2012

Join the Independents Day campaign and strike a blow for individuality by buying at least one thing from a local, independent shop. There’s a great selection in the Queen Edith’s ward alone – everything from soy sauce at the Chinese supermarket on Wulfstan Way to koi fish at the tropical fish shop on Blinco Grove. […]

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Every year, Sainsbury’s runs a Charity of the Year contest. I shall be giving my vote to the Cambridge City Foodbank – which collects donations from shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Coldhams Lane, Cambridge. They also collect at Waitrose and Asda , but I believe Sainsbury’s was the first Cambridge supermarket to welcome Foodbank into their […]

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One World is Enough, Cambridge Fairtrade pioneer

by Amanda Taylor on 1 March, 2012

Yesterday, I visited One World is Enough on Bridge Street with the Chair of the Cambridge Fairtrade Steering Group, Revd Pat Heap. We were there for a photo to illustrate a story for the Cambridge News about the Fairtrade retail audit that we are carrying out during Fairtrade Fortnight. One World is Enough was the […]

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Favourite Fairtrade place in Cambridge? Please tell!

by Amanda Taylor on 22 February, 2012

Yesterday, the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith, put up the first Cambridge Fairtrade sticker in the Green Coffee Company and gave out stickers to Fairtrade retailers, including the Co-op, Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design and One World Is Enough. The stickers are sponsored by the Co-operative, which was the first big supermarket to stock Fairtrade […]

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