Friday, November 30, 2018

Councillors have been left “gobsmacked” and “disturbed” after the authority’s chief financial officer was dismissed, making him the fourth to leave in 18 months.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

It may have been a chilly start to the day in Ely but Prince Charles brought warmth and charisma to the city – even bagging himself a peck on the cheek from a fan.

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James Palmer
Monday, November 26, 2018

Mayor James Palmer admitted he underestimated the cost of running the new combined authority, and says original predictions it would cost £850,000 a year were never going to be realistic.

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James Palmer
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Plans for a rail link between Wisbech and March have won support from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A severance pay package for a former chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has cost tax payers £105,000, it has been revealed.

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James Palmer
Friday, November 2, 2018

Mayor James Palmer claims the public is not “even slightly interested” about the circumstances surrounding the combined authority’s former chief executive’s mystery departure, or the “huge” £94,500 pay-out when he left.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mayor James Palmer, and members of the Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority (C&PCA) approved a study looking at the dualling of the A47 through the region.

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James Palmer
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
Monday, October 29, 2018

Seven months after Mayor James Palmer committed almost half a million pounds to rejuvenating nine town centres across Cambridgeshire, Chancellor Phillip Hammond today turned regeneration of our high streets into a major plank of his Budget strategy.

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James Palmer
Monday, October 29, 2018

A “huge” £94,500 financial settlement was agreed for a combined authority boss who resigned his post, despite no one on the board being consulted.

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Lucy Nethsingha
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
Friday, October 19, 2018

A Fenland rail station has improved its carbon footprint and boosted passenger safety after having new solar-powered lights installed.

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Steve Barclay
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A campaign for dualling the whole of the A47 in Cambridgeshire has been labelled as “essential to improving safety” by Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 11, 2018

A nine strong business board made up of eight men and one woman has taken over the work of the local enterprise partnership.

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James Palmer
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed a new housing strategy to help tackle the county’s housing needs.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Plans to build another new busway linking Cambourne with Cambridge have received a major boost after the mayor called to accelerate the project, after previously asked for it to be paused.

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James Palmer
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
Monday, October 1, 2018

Mayor James Palmer is to be asked to bail out Cambridgeshire County Council – to the tune of millions of pounds – following today’s disclosure that the cost of King’s Dyke crossing replacement has ballooned to £30 million.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Calls for an independent review to “restore public faith” in the combined authority have been rejected.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Local and national government have been called on to put aside their differences to tackle the “immoral” housing crisis in Cambridgeshire.

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James Palmer
Monday, September 24, 2018

Business leaders tonight called for a ‘full independent inquiry’ into the running of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Steve Barclay
Monday, September 24, 2018

Mayor James Palmer has hit back at “outrageous” claims of nepotism at the combined authority amid an ongoing row over recruitment following the departure of the chief executive.

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Chris Boden
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
Sunday, September 16, 2018

A key member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority – and the only woman member – has used the Lib Dem conference this weekend to launch a blistering and indirect attack on Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
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
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The £150,000 chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority left by “mutual agreement” it was announced this afternoon.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Octogenarian Geoffrey Woollard is coming out of retirement to fight a by election caused by the resignation of Soham county councillor Paul Raynes.

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James Palmer
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
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mayor James Palmer was accused of running “an old boys club” ollowing my revelation that a Tory county councillor and Cambridge graduate has been offered a £100,000 a year directorship at the combined authority.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Tory county councillor and former British diplomat is set to force a by election after only a year in office to take on a £100,000 directorship of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer

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