The Government minister for High Streets Jake Berry came to Ely today to see for himself at first hand the issues facing local traders.
Carols brought festive cheer as the City of Ely Military Band held their annual Christmas concert to spread joy.
Editor John Elworthy said community news and community values remained vital to the success of the Ely Standard as we move into a digital era.
A new bus route around Ely launched today following a campaign by residents and councillors.
More than 1,000 hand-painted rocks - made for Eel Day in May - will be displayed at this year's Isle of Ely Primary School fete on Saturday (July 7).