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Gemma Gardner is news editor for Cambridge Independent. She joined the title as culture editor at its launch in 2016, before becoming news editor in 2018. Gemma was previously news editor for the Harlow Star. She begun her career at the Hertfordshire Mercury series in 2007.

Firefighters battle blaze at Milton landfill site

18 June 2024
Firefighters battle blaze at Milton landfill site

Firefighters battle blaze at Milton landfill site

18 June 2024

Around 20 firefighters are at the scene.


Revised plans to redevelop Ekin Road in Cambridge set to be approved

18 June 2024
Revised plans to redevelop Ekin Road in Cambridge set to be approved

Revised plans to redevelop Ekin Road in Cambridge set to be approved

18 June 2024

A report reveals residents’ mental health has been ‘impacted’ by uncertainty and stress around the proposals.


King’s Birthday Honours 2024: All those honoured in Cambridgeshire as John Rutter is knighted and Prof Christine Holt is made a CBE

14 June 2024
King’s Birthday Honours 2024: All those honoured in Cambridgeshire as John Rutter is knighted and Prof Christine Holt is made a CBE

King’s Birthday Honours 2024: All those honoured in Cambridgeshire as John Rutter is knighted and Prof Christine Holt is made a CBE

14 June 2024

From a long-serving parish councillor to leading academics, the Cambridge region is well represented.


King’s Birthday Honours 2024: Director of Agri-TechE Dr Belinda Clarke awarded an OBE

14 June 2024
King’s Birthday Honours 2024: Director of Agri-TechE Dr Belinda Clarke awarded an OBE

King’s Birthday Honours 2024: Director of Agri-TechE Dr Belinda Clarke awarded an OBE

14 June 2024

Dr Clarke says she is ‘humbled and honoured’ by the award.


£54m East Barnwell plans for new homes and local centre approved by councillors

14 June 2024
£54m East Barnwell plans for new homes and local centre approved by councillors

£54m East Barnwell plans for new homes and local centre approved by councillors

14 June 2024

The proposals have been put forward by the Cambridge Investment Partnership.


Consultation lined up on plan for Cambridge Retail Park site

13 June 2024
Consultation lined up on plan for Cambridge Retail Park site

Consultation lined up on plan for Cambridge Retail Park site

13 June 2024

New images show how a redeveloped 230 Newmarket Road could look.


Homes and shops proposed for Cambourne High Street under submitted plans

10 June 2024
Homes and shops proposed for Cambourne High Street under submitted plans

Homes and shops proposed for Cambourne High Street under submitted plans

10 June 2024

Plans for the High Street have been in the making for years.

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Labour’s Luke Viner says we’ve got poorer under Tory control

08 June 2024
Labour’s Luke Viner says we’ve got poorer under Tory control

Labour’s Luke Viner says we’ve got poorer under Tory control

08 June 2024

He will be taking on Conservative Chris Carter-Chapman, Liberal Democrat Pippa Heylings and Green candidate Miranda Fyfe.


RSPCA issue warning over fishing litter after cygnet dies

07 June 2024
RSPCA issue warning over fishing litter after cygnet dies

RSPCA issue warning over fishing litter after cygnet dies

07 June 2024

The RSPCA was called by a worried member of the public who had seen the bird.


Thousands of young people apply for Tiger Pass to get £1 bus fares in Cambridgeshire

07 June 2024
Thousands of young people apply for Tiger Pass to get £1 bus fares in Cambridgeshire

Thousands of young people apply for Tiger Pass to get £1 bus fares in Cambridgeshire

07 June 2024

The lower fares are aimed at helping young people get around more affordably.


Reward offered in search for Bronze Age treasures stolen from Ely Museum

07 June 2024
Reward offered in search for Bronze Age treasures stolen from Ely Museum

Reward offered in search for Bronze Age treasures stolen from Ely Museum

07 June 2024

The reward is being offered by Crimestoppers.


Voi launches new online e-scooter and e-bike safety training

06 June 2024
Voi launches new online e-scooter and e-bike safety training

Voi launches new online e-scooter and e-bike safety training

06 June 2024

Riders are rewarded with a free ride as an incentive to take the free online training.


Cambridge Science Centre moves to new location

05 June 2024
Cambridge Science Centre moves to new location

Cambridge Science Centre moves to new location

05 June 2024

The new location follows a partnership with Trinity College.


Seven bin lorry fires in Greater Cambridge this year caused by discarded batteries

05 June 2024
Seven bin lorry fires in Greater Cambridge this year caused by discarded batteries

Seven bin lorry fires in Greater Cambridge this year caused by discarded batteries

05 June 2024

Lithium-ion batteries found in mobile phones, vapes, and power packs have all caused fires in bin lorries.

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New chief fire officer recommended for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

04 June 2024
New chief fire officer recommended for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

New chief fire officer recommended for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

04 June 2024

Matthew Warren has been recommended for the role.


North Cambridge Academy to mark anniversary with creation of woodland area

04 June 2024
North Cambridge Academy to mark anniversary with creation of woodland area

North Cambridge Academy to mark anniversary with creation of woodland area

04 June 2024

The project was inspired by a proposal from a Year 7 student.


High levels of E. coli found at Sheep’s Green on River Cam after site was given designated bathing status

04 June 2024
High levels of E. coli found at Sheep’s Green on River Cam after site was given designated bathing status

High levels of E. coli found at Sheep’s Green on River Cam after site was given designated bathing status

04 June 2024

The designation means the site will be monitored by the Environment Agency.


East of England Ambulance Service Trust enters partnership to improve care

01 June 2024
East of England Ambulance Service Trust enters partnership to improve care

East of England Ambulance Service Trust enters partnership to improve care

01 June 2024

The partnership will allow the trusts to share best practice.


Music therapy pioneer Helen Odell-Miller OBE given lifetime award

31 May 2024
Music therapy pioneer Helen Odell-Miller OBE given lifetime award

Music therapy pioneer Helen Odell-Miller OBE given lifetime award

31 May 2024

She has been honoured for her remarkable achievements in establishing music therapy in the UK.


Maps show extent of land that could be used for East West Rail

31 May 2024
Maps show extent of land that could be used for East West Rail

Maps show extent of land that could be used for East West Rail

31 May 2024

The debate over the route is expected to be a key General Election issue.

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