It’s published by Cambridge Newspapers, a division of Cambridge-based Iliffe News & Media (itself part of the Local World group since late 2012), and is one of a series of Weekly News titles produced by them. It evolved from an earlier series covering Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, western Suffolk and the Isle of Ely, the Town Crier; the Ely edition started in 1987, becoming the Ely Town Crier in 1990 and the Ely Weekly News & Town Crier in 1997 before settling on its present title in 2000.
The editorial offices are in Ely.
In April 2013 it became the first Iliffe newspaper to receive a new website under Local World’s revamp of its newspapers’ online presence. It received a new URL at the same time, ely-news.co.uk replacing the old elyweeklynews.co.uk domain.
It comes out on Thursdays. A free e-edition is also available on the website.