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Les & Verity Wilson – 2 Wonderful Community Stars

Nominated months ago, newlyweds Les & Verity Wilson have been presented with a Spotted in Ely Community Star this weekend to thank them for their voluntary services to the Veterans and Serving Members of Her Majesties Armed Forces by Vice Lord-Lieutenant Richard Barnwell. The Lord-Lieutenant was in Ely this weekend to oversee the Remembrance Parade

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Confusion Reigned as Tigers win, but result recorded as a draw

Confusion reigned at the final whistle as Ely Tigers faced Thurston at the Cambridge Commodities Park on Saturday afternoon. After a week off Tigers were back in action looking to keep pressure on the leaders, and again they were forced to back changes to the starting fifteen, in coming was Lory Martin, while Tom Green

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Ely Photographic Club November Competition

Ely Photographic Club had a record number of entries in their 2nd Image competition of the season on Wednesday 6th November with several new members entering their first competition. Highly talented Judge and photographer Sarah Kelman was on hand to provide valuable feedback to help members develop their photographic skills. There were some fabulous images

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Hygiene Bank Launches in Soham

The national charity The Hygiene Bank, collecting hygiene products for local people in crisis, has opened a new collection point in Soham. Local people can now donate toiletries, hygiene, beauty and personal care items at a collection point located in The Viva Shop, in Church Street, Soham. The Hygiene Bank Soham has partnered with Soham’s

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Find Ely Museum at Ely Market on Saturday 9th November

Are you descended from one of Ely’s Territorial soldiers? For nearly one hundred years men from Ely served in the Cambridgeshire Regiment or its forebears and Ely Museum would like your help identifying them in two photographs of the Ely Company. As we approach Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, find Ely Museum at Ely Market

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Soham Carnival Donate Funds Back into the Community

For the past 66 years the Carnival has been staged every year to raise money to go back into the local community. This year the Carnival raised £6,500 to donate to various Schools, Charities, Clubs and Organisations. Our main beneficiaries this year were Friends of Soham Village College and Soham Food Bank who both received

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Stained Glass Museum Wins Award For Spotlight & Behind-the-Scenes Tours

The Stained Glass Museum in Ely has won a prestigious award at the inaugural Museums in Cambridgeshire Awards 2019. The museum, located in the south triforium of Ely Cathedral, was the overall winner of the ‘New for You’ award category, for its new free 15-minute ‘Spotlight’ and 20-minute ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ Tours. Since their introduction in May

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New Community Hub to Reduce The Risk of Homelessness in Littleport

A community hub focusing on the range of life events which can result in homelessness will look at “intervention to prevent the worst from happening”. Littleport Community Hub is being relaunched with the aim of bringing together a range of experts from a variety of organisations, support groups and charities to help individuals from across

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Little Shop of Horrors takes over the Ely Maltings this November

“Don’t feed the plants!” Experience this beloved cult-classic like never before! Just in time for those dark wintery nights, Campaign Amateur Theatre (CAT) is bringing the much-loved Little Shop of Horrors to the Maltings in Ely this November. Coming to life on stage with a live, nine-piece band, this retro sci-fi comedy musical will have

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Poppy Collections in Ely with Air Cadets at Tescos Supermarket

Ely shoppers were very generous with their donations and many of those donating the most were ex-service personnel. Cadets took advantage of the RBL’s ability to claim back 25% on top of any donation above £5 by asking those donating to sign a simple form. The British Legion staff were amazed at the amount of

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