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  • Joe pushes his limits to raise money for The Craniofacial Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Published: Fri, 15/11/2019 09:08
    n 2018 our son Louis was diagnosed was a condition called Craniosynostosis, which one or more of the fibrous sutures in his skull prematurely fused by turning into bone, thereby changing the growth pattern of the skull. Because the skull could not expand perpendicular to the fused suture, it compensated by growing more in the direction parallel to
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  • A review of Britten Sinfonia and the Sixteen in Ely Cathedral, November 2019

    Published: Mon, 11/11/2019 10:17
    Harry Christophers, Britten Sinfonia and the Sixteen have earned a tremendous reputation. This was evident in an amazing concert they gave in Ely Cathedral on Saturday night as part of the Cambridge Music Festival.. Harry Christopher's unique style of conducting not only gave a firm sense of pulse but reflected the different styles and moods of the
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  • Accessories to make your Cabin Car truly yours

    Published: Mon, 04/11/2019 08:57
    Since the launch of our brand-new product, The Cabin Car, we have had a lot of response from people excited to find out more. Whether you are upgrading from a mobility scooter or downgrading from a car, the cabin car is the perfect solution plus our offer of a £2000 DISCOUNT is still valid.
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  • Ely Solicitors offer Free Family Law Advice Day

    Published: Thu, 31/10/2019 16:40
    Do you have any issues relating to relationship breakdown, access to children or financial remedy as a result of divorce? Are you moving in with your partner and would like to discuss a cohabitation agreement or a prenuptial agreement. Ely solicitors Fraser Dawbarns are offering free half-hour consultations on 6th November for people to discuss the
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  • Bakery delivery driver jailed

    Published: Wed, 30/10/2019 15:24
    A BAKERY delivery driver who got stuck in the mud in the middle of the night was later found to be more than double the legal drink drive limit. Pawel Krupa, of Blyth Road, Hayes, Greater London, was spotted on the A605 Fletton Parkway by officers on patrol. The officers noticed a van which had its hazard lights on and was stuck in the mud with its
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  • Review of the concert of Elgar in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 26th October 2019

    Published: Tue, 29/10/2019 15:28
    If you were told that the concert you were about to attend had a programme of only one composer, you would be worried that after the first few pieces you would expect to be craving for something different. However, in the concert on Saturday the programme of works by Elgar and no other composer contained such varieties of style, expression and
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  • Tips for a safe and happy Halloween

    Published: Tue, 29/10/2019 08:56
    TRICK-or-treaters are being urged to respect their neighbours this Halloween. Halloween is traditionally a night of fun and frolics with children dressed up as ghosts, witches and assorted monsters knocking on doors saying ‘Trick or Treat'. While many householders are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits it's
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  • Autumn Concert in St. Andrew's Hall, October 2019

    Published: Mon, 28/10/2019 08:39
    A number of Autumnal songs were sung. Some of the items included ‘I've got my love to keep me warm', ‘September in the rain', ‘If I Loved You', ‘The Ships of Arcady', Raining in my Heart', ‘Raindrops keep Falling on my Head', ‘Misty', ‘Singing in the Rain', ‘Pennies from Heaven' and the 'Irish Blessing'. Different versions of ‘Autumn Leaves' were
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  • Review of Ely Choral Society's concert on Saturday 19th October 2019 in Ely Cathedral

    Published: Mon, 21/10/2019 11:39
    Ely Choral Society, under the directorship of Andrew Parnell, produced wonderful sounds on Saturday night in Ely Cathedral There were great moments of beautiful sonority and cohesion. Word pictures were particularly impressive and contrasts were clearly and meaningfully exploited. The soloists were Rebecca Duckworth (soprano) and Jonathan Midgley
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  • Report: Witchford dinner and auction of promises on Monday, September 2019

    Published: Wed, 11/09/2019 15:57
    After a sumptuous dinner for a number of enthusiasts in St. Andrew's Church Hall, Witchford on Monday 2nd September 2019, Rob Barnes entertained the diners with an auction of promises. These included a trailer load of manure, offers to do your ironing or clean your car, 6 cakes cooked for you during the year and a holiday in Spain. The dinner, most
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  • Your Invitation to Join us for Coffee and Cake in Ely

    Published: Thu, 29/08/2019 11:17
    This 27th September, Fen Mobility are hosting their first ever MacMillan Coffee Morning and we would love to invite you to come along to our mobility showroom on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely to have a cuppa and a slice of cake to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Care.
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  • Review: Jewellery workshop 23rd August 2019 in St. Andrew's Hall, Witchford

    Published: Wed, 28/08/2019 09:27
    A number of enthusiasts came to St. Andrew's Hall in Witchford on the 23rd of August 2019 for a jewellery making workshop run by Andrea Grover. With Andrea's help, necklaces and memory bracelets were made with some splendid results. £40 was raised for the funds to put a toilet and refreshment facilities in the church. Future workshops planned
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  • Review of Cambridge Clarinet Choir at the Babylon Gallery on Sunday 18th August 2019

    Published: Tue, 20/08/2019 16:06
    Cambridge Clarinet Choir, conducted by Andrew Webster, entertained an enthusiastic audience in the Babylon Gallery on Sunday. The programme was interesting and varied, featuring works by Frigyes Hidas, Paul Custerson, Hubert Giraud, Gustav Holst, Enrique Granados, Belá Kovács, H.Warren and M. Grdon, Jerome Moross, Astor Piazzolla, Saint-Saens and I
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  • Head Fen Country Retreat near Ely becomes dog friendly

    Published: Tue, 30/07/2019 11:09
    Head Fen Country Retreat will be accepting bookings for luxurious breaks away in the fens for guests with their dogs starting today. Specific lodges have been adjusted to allow dogs to join their families on holiday. There is now one lodge available in each of the main classes of accommodation, Cathedral View, Egret Park and a dog friendly Little
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  • Review of ‘Peter Pan', Dean's Garden Ely Cathedral, July 2019

    Published: Mon, 22/07/2019 09:44
    What a magical experience! Seated in the Dean's Garden, a beautiful garden with Ely Cathedral as a back drop, and with twilight gently approaching, our imaginations were filled with the enchantment of the story of Peter Pan. KD Theatre's production was just right. Every character was as good as anyone could hope for. Peter Pan (played by David
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  • Review of Viva's ‘Sister Act', Soham, 17th July 2019

    Published: Mon, 22/07/2019 09:41
    The Edinburgh Fringe will be fortunate indeed to have Viva's production of ‘Sister Act' on its list. This production, as expected, was a lively, non-stop kaleidoscope of a variety of characters, with first class singing and choreography that had that special ‘wow' factor. The hearts of the members of the audience were won over from the first.
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  • Ely Review: Ely Choral Society's ‘A Night at the Opera' for the Isle of Ely Arts Festival 2019

    Published: Tue, 16/07/2019 13:19
    Ely Choral Society has firmly established a reputation for putting on a good concert and tonight's event was no exception. The Choral Society choir was in full voice, coming up to the mark and fulfilling every different requirement of the pieces in this varied programme. Be it a beautiful tone, precise short, sharp notes, or fluent, smooth phrasing
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  • Ely Review: A Night at the Movies' in Ely Cathedral for the Isle of Ely Arts Festival 2019

    Published: Mon, 15/07/2019 10:32
    One of the Highlights of the recent Isle of Ely Arts Festival was undoubtedly ‘A Night at the Movies' in Ely Cathedral on Friday 12th July. In a packed cathedral, a number of choirs of all ages combined with a huge orchestra of local instrumentalists to give us a wonderful concert featuring favourite music from the movies.
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  • Ely Review: ‘Sister Act' in the Maltings, Ely on Saturday 6th July 2019

    Published: Mon, 08/07/2019 10:14
    Many of us have seen the film, and we have seen it many times on TV, so why would we want to see it again? It was clear from the start that nothing, absolutely nothing, beats a live show. KD Theatre demonstrated this perfectly. We were constantly enthralled by the vivacious, gyrating dancers on and off stage with the audience adding just one
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  • Review: Mike Petty in Witchford 1st July 2019

    Published: Wed, 03/07/2019 15:09
    Mike Petty fascinated a large group of enthusiasts in St. Andrew's Hall Witchford on Monday. After a sumptuous two course meal, he told tales of the Fens in times gone by. He described the background to the drainage of the Fens and included many amusing stories that showed Mike's genuine understanding of the characters involved and their motives.
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