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King’s Ely Students Excel in National Science Competition

King’s Ely scientists were on top form in this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge for the Lower Sixth (C3L6) competition. Students achieved three gold awards, three silver awards and five copper awards in the competition, which is organised and supported by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College Cambridge and the

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We’re Good To Go!

At WWT Welney Wetland Centre the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is a priority and we are delighted to say that we have been accredited with the “We’re Good to Go” stamp of approval. “We’re Good To Go” is a UK wide industry standard which has been developed in partnership with Visit England,

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King’s Ely Student’s Designs Shine in International Fashion Competition

A talented King’s Ely student and young fashion designer has been invited to showcase her creations at next year’s Cracow Fashion Week. Katie Wood, 17, will be exhibiting some of her work at Cracow Fashion Week 2021 after achieving second place in this year’s fiercely contested Polish Talent Support International Fashion Competition, organised by the

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Confirmed Move for Ely Post Office

The Post Office has agreed to relocate Ely Post Office to 7 St Mary’s Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. These premises, which are currently empty, will undergo a refurbishment to incorporate a stationery, gift, mobile accessories & repair store. A new permanent ramp has been installed at the entrance providing level access into the premises. The

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East Cambridgeshire District Council to Reintroduce Time Restrictions on Free Car Parking

Following the easing of lockdown, East Cambridgeshire District Council will be reintroducing time restriction enforcement in its free car parks from Saturday 1st August. East Cambridgeshire District Council suspended restrictions during lockdown to allow those undertaking essential trips to do so without the worry of enforcement action. This suspension also allowed residents to follow the

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Updated Corporate Plan Prioritises Support for Housing, the Environment and Town and City Centres

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s updated corporate plan for 2020-2023 has set out clear ambitions to create a cleaner, greener East Cambridgeshire, improve transport and provide further support for housing in the district. The corporate plan was approved at last night’s virtual Full Council meeting. The plan was brought to Full Council following a review of

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Treasure Island Open Air Theatre This Summer in Ely

Following the recent Government announcement on ‘Outdoor Theatre’, KD Theatre Productions (the company behind Ely’s Annual Pantomime) are delighted to be presenting an open-air production of ‘Treasure Island’ which promises to be fun for all the family this summer!  The production will take place in the beautiful grounds of The Deans Garden, Ely Cathedral from

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Chicks of threatened species fledge from Fenland wetlands

At WWT Welney, two pairs of black-tailed godwits have managed to fledge three chicks this breeding season.  WWT Welney is one of  three main breeding sites for black-tailed godwits, and this year nesting attempts were made on the Ouse Washes as well as the adjacent Lady Fen wetlands.  Having been created in 2008, Lady Fen’s

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First shared ownership homes ready despite COVID disruption

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s trading arm, East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC), has released the first phase of shared ownership homes at the former MoD site in Ely, despite disruption caused by the pandemic. Situated at the former RAF housing estate, adjacent to the Princess of Wales Hospital, this first phase sees the release of seven, three-bedroom

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