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Queen Edith’s residents in Cambridge asked to complete innovative online survey

15 January 2020
Queen Edith’s residents in Cambridge asked to complete innovative online survey

Queen Edith’s residents in Cambridge asked to complete innovative online survey

15 January 2020

It aims to understand what is important to the community.


South Cambridgeshire District Council Conservative group leader Peter Topping steps down

08 January 2020
South Cambridgeshire District Council Conservative group leader Peter Topping steps down

South Cambridgeshire District Council Conservative group leader Peter Topping steps down

08 January 2020

The outgoing leader of the Conservative group on South Cambridgeshire District Council said the “fractious” politics is a cause for concern.


Green belt becomes a blue and yellow issue for South Cambridgeshire

11 December 2019
Green belt becomes a blue and yellow issue for South Cambridgeshire

Green belt becomes a blue and yellow issue for South Cambridgeshire

11 December 2019

Liberal Democrat Ian Sollom and Conservative Anthony Browne disagree on housing building in the constituency.

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Labour South Cambridgeshire hopeful Dan Greef says polls ‘being used to manipulate’

11 December 2019
Labour South Cambridgeshire hopeful Dan Greef says polls ‘being used to manipulate’

Labour South Cambridgeshire hopeful Dan Greef says polls ‘being used to manipulate’

11 December 2019

South Cambridgeshire candidate Dan Greef says there is evidence of strong Labour support despite polls.

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Final YouGov poll puts Liberal Democrat Ian Sollom ahead of Tory Anthony Browne in South Cambridgeshire

11 December 2019
Final YouGov poll puts Liberal Democrat Ian Sollom ahead of Tory Anthony Browne in South Cambridgeshire

Final YouGov poll puts Liberal Democrat Ian Sollom ahead of Tory Anthony Browne in South Cambridgeshire

11 December 2019

The result would represent a huge swing.

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General Election 2019: South East Cambridgeshire candidates face off at Waterbeach hustings

07 December 2019
General Election 2019: South East Cambridgeshire candidates face off at Waterbeach hustings

General Election 2019: South East Cambridgeshire candidates face off at Waterbeach hustings

07 December 2019

From toeing the party line to spending promises, the Parliamentary hopefuls’ views were put under the microscope.

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£340m to be invested in property by South Cambridgeshire District Council to raise revenue

04 December 2019
£340m to be invested in property by South Cambridgeshire District Council to raise revenue

£340m to be invested in property by South Cambridgeshire District Council to raise revenue

04 December 2019

Authority sees investments as an important source of income - and could fund it from reserves or borrowing.

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Climate emergency declared by South Cambridgeshire District Council - but one councillor votes against it

04 December 2019
Climate emergency declared by South Cambridgeshire District Council - but one councillor votes against it

Climate emergency declared by South Cambridgeshire District Council - but one councillor votes against it

04 December 2019

Independent councillor is 'weary of Armageddon tomorrow' argument and says 'we won’t save the world until India and China make some effort'.

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Concern Histon Road closure will hit nearby streets

27 November 2019
Concern Histon Road closure will hit nearby streets

Concern Histon Road closure will hit nearby streets

27 November 2019

Cyclists will still be able to travel along Histon Road in both directions when it closes southbound to vehicles for up to a year.

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Minister for East West Rail, George Freeman, says there is a ‘powerful’ argument for route via Cambourne

23 November 2019
Minister for East West Rail, George Freeman, says there is a ‘powerful’ argument for route via Cambourne

Minister for East West Rail, George Freeman, says there is a ‘powerful’ argument for route via Cambourne

23 November 2019

He spoke on a visit to Queen Edith’s ward to support South Cambridgeshire candidate Anthony Browne.

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Plans to demolish former village pub and replace it with Co-op

15 November 2019
Plans to demolish former village pub and replace it with Co-op

Plans to demolish former village pub and replace it with Co-op

15 November 2019

The poor condition of the existing building has prompted applicants to change plans for renovation.


Monolithic or an improvement? Debate over plans for Premier Inn near The Grafton

13 November 2019
Monolithic or an improvement? Debate over plans for Premier Inn near The Grafton

Monolithic or an improvement? Debate over plans for Premier Inn near The Grafton

13 November 2019

Agent says eight-storey building and urban park will improve the public realm - but one councillor describes it as ‘enormous’


Controversy as 55 new homes approved for Linton after tight vote

13 November 2019
Controversy as 55 new homes approved for Linton after tight vote

Controversy as 55 new homes approved for Linton after tight vote

13 November 2019

22 affordable homes will be built as part of the plan - but parish council chairman describes decision as ‘appalling’.

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69 affordable rent council homes will replace Colville Road housing blocks in Cambridge

07 November 2019
69 affordable rent council homes will replace Colville Road housing blocks in Cambridge

69 affordable rent council homes will replace Colville Road housing blocks in Cambridge

07 November 2019

The decision means Cambridge City Council is on course to deliver over 500 new council homes by 2022.


General Election 2019: Tory candidate slams South Cambs election pact as ‘contempt for democracy’

07 November 2019
General Election 2019: Tory candidate slams South Cambs election pact as ‘contempt for democracy’

General Election 2019: Tory candidate slams South Cambs election pact as ‘contempt for democracy’

07 November 2019

The Conservative candidate in South Cambridgeshire has said the Green Party and Liberal Democrats are “depriving voters of choice” with their pact.


No public toilets in Park Street car park plans

01 November 2019
No public toilets in Park Street car park plans

No public toilets in Park Street car park plans

01 November 2019

Concerns have been raised over the lack of public toilets in the new Park Street car park development.


Plans for hotel near Grafton Centre recommended for approval

31 October 2019
Plans for hotel near Grafton Centre recommended for approval

Plans for hotel near Grafton Centre recommended for approval

31 October 2019

Plans for an eight storey hotel with a “gold top” in Cambridge city centre look set to be approved.


Wellcome Genome Campus plan approved amid impact concerns

25 October 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus plan approved amid impact concerns

Wellcome Genome Campus plan approved amid impact concerns

25 October 2019

The Wellcome Genome Campus will cement its position as a world-leading scientific research centre after plans to “significantly expand” were approved.


Report sets out Market Square redevelopment options

23 October 2019
Report sets out Market Square redevelopment options

Report sets out Market Square redevelopment options

23 October 2019

“Change for the city’s historic core and Market Square is forthcoming,” according to the city council.


Costs of underground cycle parking in Market Square ‘would likely outweigh the scheme’s benefit’

23 October 2019
Costs of underground cycle parking in Market Square ‘would likely outweigh the scheme’s benefit’

Costs of underground cycle parking in Market Square ‘would likely outweigh the scheme’s benefit’

23 October 2019

The costs of underground cycle parking in Market Square “would likely outweigh the scheme’s benefits,” according to a report.


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