Wednesday, May 16, 2018

So, we are fobbed off again. We ordinary people in the county often put forward valid concerns to our council but are ignored.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

From its inauguration in 1999, Ely Sinfonia conducted by Steve Bingham has developed into a fine orchestra and its latest concert at Ely Cathedral certainly had its highlights.

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Russia
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Our planning system appears to be transparent and fair. There seems little one can do to disrupt the democratic process, or to cover up anything untoward.

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East Cambs District Council
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Do government inspections or reviews give value for money? Is any notice taken of the findings; does anything improve?

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Ely Choral Society, the Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra, soloists and organist gave a splendid performance of Bach’s St. John’s Passion in Ely Cathedral on Saturday.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wow! What a fantastic production by Viva!

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Dan Schumann
Thursday, March 15, 2018

At last the education secretary, Damian Hinds, is going to cut down teachers’ workloads.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

It has been reported that the government will be changing The National Planning Framework so that so-called ‘nimby councils’ that do not allow enough houses to be built in their district will be ‘stripped of their powers’.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The easiest way to deal with problems in an organisation is to turn a blind eye.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Locally-born concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith gave a wonderful St Valentine’s concert on Saturday.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

You are always assured of good quality when you go to a Viva production and ‘Bazaar and Rummage’ was no exception.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Local artist Cary Outis held a drawing workshop in the church hall of St Andrew’s in Witchford at the weekend.

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Post Office
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Who needs TV when you see a show like ‘The Wiz’ produced and directed by Witchford’s own Lucy Short? I stopped watching one of those live talent shows on TV recently because the singer was NOT using his voice well. It was excruciating.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

We like to think that we live in a fair and open society, but do we? In this day and age of ‘blame culture’, nobody is safe from being targeted as the cause of the ills of our society.

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NHS
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Why are we treating the next generation so badly?

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Monday, October 30, 2017

What a wonderful evening! We were transported into a joyous fantasy world of sparkling music and fairy tale magic that caught our imaginations superbly.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ian de Massini and Cambridge Voices have done it again. There was obviously good reason for this annual concert arranged by Babylon Arts/ ADeC being so popular.

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Cambridge
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ How many times have we heard that said? Yet not only have we suddenly been subjected to putting up with a lot of OUR hard-earned money being swallowed up by a new mayor, they are still trying to mess around with the fire and crime departments, trying to make them one. Has common sense gone out of the window?

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It has been reported that cash raised for the survivors of the Grenfell disaster is not getting through to them. The nation rallied when it learned of the disaster when the Grenfell Tower in west London burnt unexpectedly, killing 80 people and traumatising others.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the production of ‘The Dreaming’ presented in the Hayward Theatre last week was amazing.

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Edinburgh
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ADeC has taken onboard the Mayor of Ely Councillor Richard Hobbs’ wish for Ely to become a dementia-friendly city and has offered a chance for sufferers and their carers to see a film: ‘Dad’s Army’.

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Richard Hobbs
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The arrogance of Cambridgeshire County Councillors awarding themselves a 30 per cent increase on their allowances beggars belief.

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US Federal Reserve
Monday, July 24, 2017

Viva is going to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe, a high accolade indeed. As a consequence, Friday’s audience was treated to two musical plays, both of which will be presented at the Fringe.

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Joshua Schumann
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Service? What service?

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cambridge Philharmonic gave a splendid concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

The ‘Isle Singers’, a small choir of ladies, sang to the patients in Aria Court Care Home in March on Thursday.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

KD Theatre Productions gave a dazzling performance of ‘Hairspray Junior’ on Saturday.

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