Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ely’s £49 million long-awaited bypass has officially opened - and although it was £13m over budget Mayor James Palmer says “it was worth every penny”.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 25, 2018

An investigation by the Ely Standard reveals how expediency triumphed over caution in the race to get the city’s bypass built and that speed could have influenced the massive £13 million overspend.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 11, 2018

It might have been £13 million over budget and 20 years in the pipeline, but Ely Southern Bypass is on track to open on Wednesday October 31 - and work to build a walkway runs until late November.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The county’s most senior local government officers – together with the chief constable and the chief fire officer – sent an email critical of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to its chief executive just days before he handed in his resignation.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer
Monday, September 10, 2018

Back by popular demand, East Cambs Careers & Skills Fair is returning to Ely Cathedral on October 9.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Chief executive John Hill has been seconded from East Cambridgeshire District Council to help fill a sudden vacancy at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority,

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James Palmer
Monday, August 27, 2018

Rotarians, scouts and the promise of a squad of 50 volunteer stewards will run this year’s Ely fireworks display on Cherry Hill – and the Ely Standard has agreed to be its print media partner.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority announced tonight they are looking into a “potential data protection breach” over the leaking of the appointment of a county councillor to a £100,000 director’s role.

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James Palmer
Monday, August 6, 2018

Highways England and Network Rail are among holding objections to East Cambridgeshire Council owned Palace Green Homes that wants to create a new garden village at Kennett with 500 homes, a care home for the elderly, a business park and shops.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ambitious plans to create a restaurant at an East Cambridgeshire marina have been approved by the district council.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The framework for how up to £40 million of loan funding will be used to support an innovative way of delivering affordable housing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has taken a step forward.

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James Palmer
Thursday, June 14, 2018

A group of travellers persuaded by police and council officials to move from Ely – twice in 24 hours – tonight arrived in Littleport.

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Cambridgeshire Police
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Refurbishment of historic Spencer Mill, Soham, to become a community arts centre for Viva could become a reality if funding is found and planning consent is given.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Thursday, April 19, 2018

An office block close the centre of Ely – that houses local MP Lucy Frazer – could be turned into 23 one and two bedroom flats.

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Lucy Frazer
Friday, March 30, 2018

Mayor James Palmer believes the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s agreement of a £6.5 million loan to deliver 54 homes at Haddenham is a winning formula.

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James Palmer
Friday, March 23, 2018

A multi-million pound business selling crickets, locusts, worms, snakes and tortoises has moved near Mepal and will be creating up to 50 jobs, it has been confirmed.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A campaign group is set to ask the Secretary of State to intervene in a long-running saga against plans to extend a factory on farmland in Littleport.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

More than 1,000 homes could be at risk in the Fens following a billion pound flood management scheme, councillors have warned.

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East Cambs District Council
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Network Rail has been slammed for creating “frankly ridiculous” red tape which means it is taking far too long to build a new train station in Soham.

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James Palmer
Friday, February 23, 2018

Council leader pronounced he was “incredibly proud” after councillors agreed to freeze council tax for the fifth successive years.

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Cambridge City Council
Monday, February 12, 2018

Employers will get the chance discover that ‘apprenticeships work’ – the theme of a special workshop next month.

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James Palmer
Friday, February 2, 2018

Council leader Charles Roberts believes that the growing numbers unable to get on the property ladder is a ‘political crisis’ for the Conservative Party that could lead to less people turning out to vote for them.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, January 29, 2018

Shoppers stepped back in time when one of the city’s tourist attraction opened up its rooms for an historic market of goodies from centuries gone by.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Friday, January 19, 2018

Mayor James Palmer and his deputy, Councillor Charles Roberts, were debating tonight whether to press the Prime Minister to allow the Bayeux tapestry to go on display in Ely.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

It was the £500,000 investment that sparked a neighbouring MP’s fury but the result was an agric-tech innovation hub that is attracting massive interest – and has now hosted a visit by East Cambs councillor.

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Steve Barclay
Monday, November 27, 2017

A second deadline looms for anyone interested in taking over the arson hit Mepal Outdoor Sports Centre.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council

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