Commuter’s petition calls on Great Northern to reconsider changes

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An Ely commuter has started a petition, calling on Great Northern Rail to reconsider changes that will see passengers paying more to travel on the same service. Under the revised timetables, rail users will no longer be able to take … Continued

Ely rail “bottleneck” key priority, Transport Secretary tells Spotted in Ely

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The Ely area rail “bottleneck” must be sorted before investigating reopening Soham Station or building a new train station in the North of Ely, Chris Grayling says. The Secretary of State for Transport visited Ely Station on Thursday (January 11) … Continued

Free exhibition space offered to charities – at Ely Station

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Are you a charity in need of free exhibition space? If so, Ely Station may have the answer, thanks to a new scheme launched by Greater Anglia today. The rail carrier is opening up empty spaces in stations to local … Continued

Fun craze draws an avalanche of rock hunters to Ely

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The fun craze of rock art has accumulated an avalanche of hunters and artists across East Cambridgeshire. In about six weeks, Spotted in Ely Rocks has attracted 1085 members, with numbers soaring each day. Visitors and residents alike are choosing … Continued

Matryoshka mania sweeps Ely – and beyond!

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It may be freezing outside but Natasha doesn’t mind. Despite being “born” in Ely, she has Baltic blood (who said you can’t get blood out of a stone?) and doesn’t mind being cold. Stone cold, to be precise. That’s because … Continued

Russian doll rock boards train to Kings Cross to make her fortune

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A rolling stone may gather no moss – but a Russian matryoshka doll created in Ely has travelled to London to make her fortune. The doll, one of a pair of twins painted on rocks by Ely College teacher Fleur Patten, … Continued

Bike thefts up 152 per cent across East Cambs

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Bike thefts have spiked by 152 per cent across East Cambridgeshire, Spotted in Ely can reveal. Figures supplied to us by police today show that between April and September, 53 thefts were reported to police – up from 21 during … Continued

Commuting to Cambridge by rail about to get easier, councillors say

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A new car park due to be built near Ely Station will make travelling to the new Cambridge North railway station much easier for Ely commuters, councillors say. As reported in Spotted in Ely earlier this month, East Cambridgeshire District … Continued

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