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Alex Spencer is Culture Editor and a senior reporter for the Cambridge Independent. She has previously worked as section editor on Woman's Own and Now Magazine as well as Features Editor for the Sunday People's TV magazine and Health Editor at the South London Press.

£12m agreed by council for sport and community facilities at Northstowe

04 July 2022
£12m agreed by council for sport and community facilities at Northstowe

£12m agreed by council for sport and community facilities at Northstowe

04 July 2022

Section 106 funding will not cover the costs.

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Addenbrooke’s Hospital A&E ‘requires improvement’ as patients wait for up to 12 hours

04 July 2022
Addenbrooke’s Hospital A&E ‘requires improvement’ as patients wait for up to 12 hours

Addenbrooke’s Hospital A&E ‘requires improvement’ as patients wait for up to 12 hours

04 July 2022

Report reveals the urgent and emergency care service did not always have enough staff to keep people safe or treat them on time

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Art uncovered: Cambridge Open Studios

02 July 2022
Art uncovered: Cambridge Open Studios

Art uncovered: Cambridge Open Studios

02 July 2022

This weekend kicks off the first free events for Cambridge Open Studios where visitors can see behind the scenes in artists' workshops.


Leaked report reveals majority verdict on closure of Mill Road bridge to cars

01 July 2022
Leaked report reveals majority verdict on closure of Mill Road bridge to cars

Leaked report reveals majority verdict on closure of Mill Road bridge to cars

01 July 2022

A final version will be published ahead of a Cambridgeshire County Council meeting.

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Waterbeach residents question £20m public spending to move station

30 June 2022
Waterbeach residents question £20m public spending to move station

Waterbeach residents question £20m public spending to move station

30 June 2022

A GCP meeting today will decide whether £20m of public money should be spent on the village train station to the Waterbeach New Town

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Royal Papworth Hospital performs another UK first on heart patient

28 June 2022
Royal Papworth Hospital performs another UK first on heart patient

Royal Papworth Hospital performs another UK first on heart patient

28 June 2022

Surgeons carried out atrial fibrillation ablation using a new, innovative type of technology.


Councillor predicts report will call for Mill Road bridge to be closed to private motor vehicles again

26 June 2022
Councillor predicts report will call for Mill Road bridge to be closed to private motor vehicles again

Councillor predicts report will call for Mill Road bridge to be closed to private motor vehicles again

26 June 2022

Clle Dave Baigent expects GCP to recommended county councillors approve restriction again.

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Cambridge Midsummer Fair visitors told to stop littering

24 June 2022
Cambridge Midsummer Fair visitors told to stop littering

Cambridge Midsummer Fair visitors told to stop littering

24 June 2022

A huge clean up was needed after the public parks were strewn with rubbish left begind by visitors to the fair.

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Schoolboy arrested twice in a week

24 June 2022
Schoolboy arrested twice in a week

Schoolboy arrested twice in a week

24 June 2022

The boy now remains in custody after being arrested for a second time.


Shoppers voice concerns at Beehive Centre revamp

24 June 2022
Shoppers voice concerns at Beehive Centre revamp

Shoppers voice concerns at Beehive Centre revamp

24 June 2022

Shoppers were worried about the loss of affordable retail such as the Asda supermarket and B&M as well as services, including the vet.

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Marshall radar tower ‘will be still be far too close after move’

22 June 2022
Marshall radar tower ‘will be still be far too close after move’

Marshall radar tower ‘will be still be far too close after move’

22 June 2022

Some people neighbouring the tower have ended up on medication as a result of their distress - others have moved away, say campaigners

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Future of country park and nature reserve at Trumpington Meadows secured

19 June 2022
Future of country park and nature reserve at Trumpington Meadows secured

Future of country park and nature reserve at Trumpington Meadows secured

19 June 2022

The ownership of the country park and nature reserve is to be transferred to the Wildlife Trust to keep the green space available for the community.

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Solar system sculpture trail to open in Cambridge

17 June 2022
Solar system sculpture trail to open in Cambridge

Solar system sculpture trail to open in Cambridge

17 June 2022

The 10km long scale model of the solar system will stretch from Midsummer Common to Waterbeach

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Cambridgeshire residents urged to be cautious in the heatwave

17 June 2022
Cambridgeshire residents urged to be cautious in the heatwave

Cambridgeshire residents urged to be cautious in the heatwave

17 June 2022

The level 3 heat health alert was triggered on June 15 and means the hot weather poses a health risk to vulnerable people.

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Parents fear for Cambridge nursery's future

17 June 2022
Parents fear for Cambridge nursery's future

Parents fear for Cambridge nursery's future

17 June 2022

Proposals for a 60 room student accommodation development on the Queen's College site would see the nursery knocked down


Ore Oduba: ‘I don’t think you can prepare for being in Rocky Horror’

17 June 2022
Ore Oduba: ‘I don’t think you can prepare for being in Rocky Horror’

Ore Oduba: ‘I don’t think you can prepare for being in Rocky Horror’

17 June 2022

The Strictly Come Dancing winner is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre where he will star as nerdy Brad in the naughty musical.


The Beehive Centre in Cambridge could be knocked down and replaced with tech site

16 June 2022
The Beehive Centre in Cambridge could be knocked down and replaced with tech site

The Beehive Centre in Cambridge could be knocked down and replaced with tech site

16 June 2022

Developers say the 'underperforming' site could be a new life sciences or technology centre with retail areas and landscaped gardens.


Lil Wayne not headlining Strawberries and Creem festival after being ‘refused entry to UK’

15 June 2022
Lil Wayne not headlining Strawberries and Creem festival after being ‘refused entry to UK’

Lil Wayne not headlining Strawberries and Creem festival after being ‘refused entry to UK’

15 June 2022

His headlining spot has now been replaced by Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris, star of the Fast and Furious film series.


Rail passengers warned not to travel on strike dates

15 June 2022
Rail passengers warned not to travel on strike dates

Rail passengers warned not to travel on strike dates

15 June 2022

Very few trains will run between 21-26 June inclusive – and operators are warning passengers not to travel unless essential.


Kate Rhodes: ‘I set my crime novels on my favourite holiday islands’

15 June 2022
Kate Rhodes: ‘I set my crime novels on my favourite holiday islands’

Kate Rhodes: ‘I set my crime novels on my favourite holiday islands’

15 June 2022

The Isles of Scilly are the dramatic backdrop for the crimes investigated by hero DI Ben Kitto in Kate's latest novel, Devil's Table.


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