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Mike Ellis of Ellis Winters assesses the current housing market As the temperature has risen over the last few weeks so has the number of property sales, so we think we can safely say the usual [...]

All ahead for ALDI

Plans that will see an Aldi supermarket come to St Ives were approved on Monday. The retailer applied for planning permission for a 1,7844 sq m store in Needingworth Road in August last year, and [...]

With Great Sadness…

Judging by the outpouring of sad social media entries, the news that ‘Little Acre Kitchen’ closed its doors for the last time on Sunday, we consider St Ives has lost one of it real gems. The [...]

Mindless vandalism?

Our weekly police report has notified us that Crown street suffered broken windows last week when the front windows of both Fat Face and the Mountain Warehouse were smashed leaving glass over the [...]

Is Fake News everywhere?

Like publishers everywhere we regularly receive press releases from different groups, the majority of which are informative and help us media people spread the news without too much effort. Of [...]

Flea on the Quay

The New Market Event here in beautiful St Ives Collectables•Curious items Crafts•Objet d’art•Antiques St Ives Quayside10am to 2pm Sunday 31st March 2019 If you would like to have a stall please [...]

Volunteers Needed

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) need volunteers to help at a supermarket collection at Morrisons in St Ives on 28th March! We are looking for pairs of volunteers to cover a 2 hour shift [...]

Bulls bitten by Vipers

St Ives Bulls attempts to gain promotion for the second year running took a knock last Saturday as they too were incapacited by a nest of Vipers. The Vipers in this case were the Vipers Rugby [...]

Volunteer Centre Moves

The St Ives Volunteer Centre and Community Car Scheme have moved to St Ives Town Hall. After 26 happy years at the Free Church we have outgrown our single desk and moved into a front ground floor [...]

Hunts RSPB Local Group

Tony Winchester talks about his experiences as a volunteer for the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust since March 2013. Based at Welney, he is known for his winter swan feed commentary, but can also be [...]

Mysterious appearance!

Late evening last Sunday saw the mysterious appearance of items of clothing wrapped around benches and railings along the St Ives Quayside. We have not been able to get a quote from those [...]

Screen St Ives

Screen St Ives Doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm. Refreshments are available before the screening. All tickets cost only £5, and are available online or in person at the Corn Exchange, [...]

What a fabulous sight

The Royal Air Force is retiring its aging Tornado aircraft following many years of fantastic service to our country. The Tornado first saw service in 1979 and was used extensively in the first [...]

Breaking News

The Old Riverport Jazz & Blues Festival features Blues legend John Verity who found national fame in the 1970s with Argent. John will be headlining the Saturday programme and once again the [...]

Everyone keep CALM

Visitors to town recently may have noticed posters and leaflets being handed around looking for support to launch St Ives as the UK’s first Mental Health Town. The project is called CALM and [...]

Screen St Ives

Doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm. Refreshments are available before the screening. All tickets cost only £5, and are available online or in person at the Corn Exchange, St Ives. [...]

Route Beer!

Local historians and archaeologists working on the new road route network have discovered evidence of ancient beer making in our area potentially dating backas far as 400 BC. Experts found [...]

Speedwatch Re-launch

Speedwatch St Ives was successfully relaunched this month with the first session on St Audreys Lane. In the session which lasted 1.5 hrs the team clocked 640 cars of which 17 exceeded 35 mph in [...]


From our environmental correspondent . . . Heidi N. D’Tries Hi luvvies! Heidi here again. Did you miss me? I’ve been under the duvet – don’t ask. Those lovely people on Holt Island Nature Reserve [...]

Brexit wall

Roberto Zancanato and Daniel Laycock with their Brexit Wall on the Market Square on Saturday 12 January. There was overwhelming support for staying in the EU and a People’s Vote. Time will [...]

CCTV Upgrade

Concerned about a report that the CCTV cameras in St Ives had been out of action, The Riverporter contacted the CCTV Manager of the service run by HDC and Cambs City Council. Mr Eddy Gardner [...]


Recently a friend said he was depressed because he hadn’t achieved much. When I asked why, he said that he thought he was going to change the world and now he is 70 he knows he isn’t. Let’s face [...]

All new sound and vision

Great news for fans of Screen St Ives, the Corn Exchange has a superb new 6.5 metre-wide screen on order and are hoping to have it installed by the end of January. The screen will greatly add to [...]

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