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Core – It’s Ely Apple Festival Time Again

One of Ely’s best loved festivals makes a welcome return on Saturday, now in its 20th year. Held on Palace Green, opposite Ely Cathedral, Ely’s Apple Festival will once again be joining in with the National Apple Day celebrations by providing a whole host of apple related competitions, activities and wares. Running from 10 am

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Winter Swans Begin their Migrations

As the first flakes of snow fall in Arctic Russia, migration has begun for the Bewick’s swans, but how many of them will make the journey all the way to the UK?  Whilst the birds move south through Russia they are at the very start of a 2,500 mile journey which will take them weeks,

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New traders and exciting activities announced for the 2019 Christmas Gift & Food Fair

Widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia’s exceptional Christmas shopping experiences, Ely Cathedral are preparing for the popular Christmas Gift & Food Fair with some exciting new additions for 2019.  Several new traders will make up over 100 handpicked stalls located inside Ely’s magnificent medieval nave. Amongst those to catch your attention as you browse

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Prize for talented King’s Ely Photography student, Alice

A Photography student at King’s Ely has snapped her way to victory in an annual competition. Alice Edwards, who is in Year 11 at King’s Ely Senior, won the top prize in this year’s ‘Pauline’s Swamp Photography Competition’ with her striking and meaningful image, ‘Grass from the Ground’. Antonio Longo, Head of Photography at King’s

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Students at Littleport and East Cambs Academy to benefit from £5,000 of DofE Diamond funding

Littleport and East Cambs Academy is delighted to have received a grant of £5,000 from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’s (the DofE) Diamond fund. The funding will give young people the opportunity to experience new activities and learn new skills whilst completing the prestigious award. The DofE scheme is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading

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Racing Potatoes – and the Chips were Free!

A bumper crowd lined the streets despite the rain as the teams smashed it over a half mile potato racecourse in Ely high st. The Ely Potato Race akin to Monaco is the most famous potato street race in the world, and one of the quirkiest events in the UK! A two-man Atrium gym team

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Have Your Eyes and Ears Open to Support Your Neighbours

Residents across the district are being invited to learn how to protect vulnerable members of their community. The East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership has organised a Community Eyes and Ears event to help keep vulnerable people safe as well as educate residents on reporting suspicious behaviour. The event, being held at Ely Cathedral in October,

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Remembrance Service & Armistice Service this November

Remembrance Service – Sunday 10th November 2019 – Route Amendment We welcome all people in Ely to join us at the Cathedral on Sunday 10th November 2019 for a spectacular and very moving service, as well as a march through town, parade and Act of Remembrance in the Market Square. This year due to constraints

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Leap Into Dance at Ely Markets This Half-term Holiday

This half-term Ely Markets is hosting a spectacular dance and circus event for all the family. There will be two performances of ‘Moon’ by the 2Faced Dance Company on Wednesday 23rd October in the Market Place. This is a free event, brought to the city by Babylon Arts and The Library Presents as part of

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Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair Returns for Its Fourth Year

Ely Markets’ Vegan Fair returns to the High Street on Saturday 19th October. This popular event is now in its fourth year and brings together some of the region’s most vibrant and innovative vegan traders and producers. Soak up the atmosphere, try some delicious food and discover more about the health and wellbeing benefits of

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Ladies Night Aims to Raise Funds for Baby Loss Charity

A ladies shopping and pampering night is being organised in Little Downham to raise awareness and much needed funds for Petals, the baby loss charity that has been forced to suspend services due to lack of funding from the NHS. Laura Warner, a Risk Co-ordinator at Eazipay Ltd in Ely, is organising the event, which

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King’s Ely Wins National eTwinning Award

King’s Ely has won a prestigious award in recognition of its “outstanding contribution to international school collaboration”. ‘United in Diversity’- a ground-breaking Erasmus+ funded project involving King’s Ely, IES Andrés Vandelvira in Albacete, Spain and College Chaloupe Saint-Leu in La Reunion, France – has secured a British Council eTwinning National Award.  Esmeralda Salgado, Head of

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