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Sophie Hannah interview: ‘People can do pretty damaging stuff behind closed doors’

21 January 2020
Sophie Hannah interview: ‘People can do pretty damaging stuff behind closed doors’

Sophie Hannah interview: ‘People can do pretty damaging stuff behind closed doors’

21 January 2020

The best-selling crime writer reveals the real-life experiences that provided her insight into the dark psychology of her characters


David Baddiel interview: Twitter trolls and death threats from a ‘Poundland Dickens’

17 January 2020
David Baddiel interview: Twitter trolls and death threats from a ‘Poundland Dickens’

David Baddiel interview: Twitter trolls and death threats from a ‘Poundland Dickens’

17 January 2020

Comedian David Baddiel's new stand up show reveals how he's facing down online trolls with witty retorts - but wonders what drives their aggression


Private meeting to discuss ‘concept design’ of Cambridge market

16 January 2020
Private meeting to discuss ‘concept design’ of Cambridge market

Private meeting to discuss ‘concept design’ of Cambridge market

16 January 2020

The future of the market square, including possible night-time use, is being discussed in two invitation-only workshops this week.

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Call for landowners: we've got 2,000 trees ready to be planted

16 January 2020
Call for landowners: we've got 2,000 trees ready to be planted

Call for landowners: we've got 2,000 trees ready to be planted

16 January 2020

A group of volunteers who plant trees around Cambridgeshire need somewhere to plant their latest consignment


Cambridge twins Eve and Jess Gale to join Winter Love Island

07 January 2020
Cambridge twins Eve and Jess Gale to join Winter Love Island

Cambridge twins Eve and Jess Gale to join Winter Love Island

07 January 2020

A pair of identical twins from Cambridge have been announced as contestants on the new series of Winter Love Island


Children create stained glass as villagers rededicate unique war windows

30 December 2019
Children create stained glass as villagers rededicate unique war windows

Children create stained glass as villagers rededicate unique war windows

30 December 2019

Stained glass windows depicting scenes from the First World War have been rededicated in a ceremony at a Cambridgeshire village church


Recycling charity reduces city's carbon footprint

29 December 2019
Recycling charity reduces city's carbon footprint

Recycling charity reduces city's carbon footprint

29 December 2019

An organisation that helps people struggling on a low income to buy good-quality recycled furniture needs green-minded volunteers.


Christmas wedding the bride never thought she would live to enjoy

28 December 2019
Christmas wedding the bride never thought she would live to enjoy

Christmas wedding the bride never thought she would live to enjoy

28 December 2019

Double lung transplant patient Pippa Kent feared several times that she would not survive long enough to walk down the aisle

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Homeless woman who gave birth to twins on Cambridge street ‘was offered accommodation’

27 December 2019
Homeless woman who gave birth to twins on Cambridge street ‘was offered accommodation’

Homeless woman who gave birth to twins on Cambridge street ‘was offered accommodation’

27 December 2019

A charity page that has so far raised more than £22,000 has paused donations to take advice from authorities

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County council put brakes on congestion charge plans

27 December 2019
County council put brakes on congestion charge plans

County council put brakes on congestion charge plans

27 December 2019

County council leader warns he will not support any moves towards a congestion charge in Cambridge

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Cows About Cambridge sculpture trail: our bovine boffin

27 December 2019
Cows About Cambridge sculpture trail: our bovine boffin

Cows About Cambridge sculpture trail: our bovine boffin

27 December 2019

Isaac Moo-ton has been selected as The Cambridge Independent’s very own painted sculpture in the Cows About Cambridge art trail


Podarok wins Cambridge BID’s best festive window competition for 2019

25 December 2019
Podarok wins Cambridge BID’s best festive window competition for 2019

Podarok wins Cambridge BID’s best festive window competition for 2019

25 December 2019

It was voted for on the Love Cambridge Facebook page


Mum launches Christmas Tree of Hope in memory of lost children

23 December 2019
Mum launches Christmas Tree of Hope in memory of lost children

Mum launches Christmas Tree of Hope in memory of lost children

23 December 2019

A mum has set up a memorial Christmas tree for bereaved families place a special decoration in their child’s memory


Josie Long interview: being a mum can be 'brutal and hilarious'

21 December 2019
Josie Long interview: being a mum can be 'brutal and hilarious'

Josie Long interview: being a mum can be 'brutal and hilarious'

21 December 2019

Comedian Josie Long talks about poo, parenting and the positive side of life


Feast and Fast: how pineapple mania hit Cambridge

21 December 2019
Feast and Fast: how pineapple mania hit Cambridge

Feast and Fast: how pineapple mania hit Cambridge

21 December 2019

Pineapples, sugar sculptures and peacock pies – the Fitzwilliam Museum’s new exhibition delves into the history of food. ALEX SPENCER reports.


Cambridge researchers unearth witch trials in old court rolls

20 December 2019
Cambridge researchers unearth witch trials in old court rolls

Cambridge researchers unearth witch trials in old court rolls

20 December 2019

Tales of magic and murder are revealed in historical records of Cambridgeshire witch trials in a research project by the Cambridge University Library.


Carols from King’s: famous Christmas broadcast to include a tribute to Sir Stephen Cleobury

20 December 2019
Carols from King’s: famous Christmas broadcast to include a tribute to Sir Stephen Cleobury

Carols from King’s: famous Christmas broadcast to include a tribute to Sir Stephen Cleobury

20 December 2019

Director of Music at King's, Daniel Hyde, talks about preparing for the most famous carol concert in the world without his mentor and friend


Mark Thomas interview: We need a new national anthem... something about being good neighbours

18 December 2019
Mark Thomas interview: We need a new national anthem... something about being good neighbours

Mark Thomas interview: We need a new national anthem... something about being good neighbours

18 December 2019

In his new show, 50 Things About Us, the comedian asks which parts of our national identity need an update


What are the top ten board games this Christmas?

18 December 2019
What are the top ten board games this Christmas?

What are the top ten board games this Christmas?

18 December 2019

Heffers Bookshop reveals which games are flying off the shelves and how to defeat the Monopoly doldrums on Boxing Day


Traffic queuing on the A14 this morning

18 December 2019
Traffic queuing on the A14 this morning

Traffic queuing on the A14 this morning

18 December 2019

A broken down crane blocking the road has caused traffic chaos


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