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Ely College students back Labour in ‘mock’ General Election

Following a very successful event run in the 2017 General Election, students at Ely College were once again given the opportunity to have their opinions heard at the ballot box. As part of the college’s PSHE curriculum, all students took part in a ‘mock’ election process, complete with ‘hustings’ visits from each of the South East

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Students and staff raise £5,000 for the Malcolm Whales Foundation through an amazing 12 Hours of Sport fundraiser

On Friday December 6th, 276 students from Witchford Village College participated in an annual 12 Hours of Sport event. The event raised valuable funds for The Malcolm Whales Foundation, a charity who raises money for those affected by cancer. The students participated in sports from 07:00am to 07:00pm, ranging from Trampolining, Ultimate Frisbee, Festive Run,

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Witchford Village College Trip to Berlin

A group of forty GCSE History students have just returned from a jam-packed three-day visit to Berlin. The group are studying Weimar Germany and the Cold War, so a trip to Berlin gave huge relevance to their studies. A 3am departure for Luton Airport made for a very long first day. Upon landing at Berlin

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Compassionate Cathy is given a Community Star

When we were sent a Community Star nomination for Cathy Wright, the manager of Foodbank, we were thrilled and leapt into action. Spotted in Ely has been a very keen supporter of this amazing lady for a long time. The Foodbank in Ely has now been running for 7 years and without this incredibly compassionate

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Christmas Tree ‘Lights Switch On’ delights families

Over 900 people attended the Christmas Tree Lights Switch on Sunday 8th December. This special family friendly service represents the official switch on and blessing of the magnificent Christmas tree which stands 32 feet high under the Octagon in Ely Cathedral. The Dean of Ely, The Very Revd Mark Bonney, invited the children to throw

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Platinum Properties Hosts Reverse Advent

This is the third year of Reverse Advent for Platinum Properties in order to do something positive within the local community. Each year for the month of December we ask our customers to drop in one item for the local Foodbank, meaning that by the time Christmas arrives we have at least 25 items to

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Choristers set to sing their hearts out to reach out to new recruits

Ely Cathedral Choristers are set to sing to a number of audiences at concerts and services in December. It is undoubtedly their busiest time of year with Choirs of Ely Cathedral participating in approximately 30 services, concerts and recitals in the three weeks from the Advent Procession at the beginning of the month up until

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Father Christmas comes to Ely!

The Ely Museum team welcome Father Christmas to Ely Sessions House this year on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December. The much-loved, traditional Father Christmas will join the team at Ely Museum at the Sessions House for one year only while the Old Gaol is closed for redevelopment. Visit Father Christmas in the Ely Sessions

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West Norfolk Tame the Tigers

Ely Tigers faced league leaders West Norfolk at the Cambridge Commodities Park on Saturday afternoon. The game started with both sides unable to get a firm grip on the match, with the majority of the game played around the half way line and 22 meter lines, with the first scoring chance coming on 20 minutes,

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St. Andrew’s Church Isleham – Festival of Light

The Light Festival is on again in St Andrews Church in Isleham this weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December from 3 – 6pm. Events include Community Carol Concert at 4:00 pm Sunday. There’s also the draw for the Grand Raffle at 5:30pm with the first prize being £100. Other prizes include a ‘pod’ coffee

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