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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.

Act now over East West Rail impact, meeting hears

15 April 2024
Act now over East West Rail impact, meeting hears

Act now over East West Rail impact, meeting hears

15 April 2024

The meeting was organised by Cambridge Approaches.


Environment Agency objects to new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital over water

12 April 2024
Environment Agency objects to new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital over water

Environment Agency objects to new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital over water

12 April 2024

Councillors are set to decide on 17 April whether to approve plans for the proposed Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.


Wildwood owner Tasty announces closure of Cambridge branch

11 April 2024
Wildwood owner Tasty announces closure of Cambridge branch

Wildwood owner Tasty announces closure of Cambridge branch

11 April 2024

The Wildwood restaurant in Cambridge is among those to close.


Who will you elect as Cambridgeshire’s next police and crime commissioner?

11 April 2024
Who will you elect as Cambridgeshire’s next police and crime commissioner?

Who will you elect as Cambridgeshire’s next police and crime commissioner?

11 April 2024

Voters will go to the polls on 2 May.


Government accused of ‘creeping takeover’ with Cambridge growth company

10 April 2024
Government accused of ‘creeping takeover’ with Cambridge growth company

Government accused of ‘creeping takeover’ with Cambridge growth company

10 April 2024

Politicians have been responding to Michael Gove’s announcement of plans to establish a new dedicated growth company for Cambridge.


All the dates for the upcoming East West Rail drop-in events

09 April 2024
All the dates for the upcoming East West Rail drop-in events

All the dates for the upcoming East West Rail drop-in events

09 April 2024

EWRCo says it will provide information ahead of the statutory consultation.

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Elections 2024: Who is standing for election to Cambridge City Council?

08 April 2024
Elections 2024: Who is standing for election to Cambridge City Council?

Elections 2024: Who is standing for election to Cambridge City Council?

08 April 2024

The candidates have been announced.


New research supports calls for reinstatement of railway between Cambridge and Haverhill

08 April 2024
New research supports calls for reinstatement of railway between Cambridge and Haverhill

New research supports calls for reinstatement of railway between Cambridge and Haverhill

08 April 2024

The study found the railway could attract big passenger numbers.


Sewage spilt into River Cam for 4,400 hours in a year, figures reveal

05 April 2024
Sewage spilt into River Cam for 4,400 hours in a year, figures reveal

Sewage spilt into River Cam for 4,400 hours in a year, figures reveal

05 April 2024

The data was published by the Environment Agency.


Crackdown on prolific criminals in Cambridge leads to 83 arrests

04 April 2024
Crackdown on prolific criminals in Cambridge leads to 83 arrests

Crackdown on prolific criminals in Cambridge leads to 83 arrests

04 April 2024

It follows the launch of the Spree Offending Team.


Cambourne Village College receives highest level of Artsmark award

04 April 2024
Cambourne Village College receives highest level of Artsmark award

Cambourne Village College receives highest level of Artsmark award

04 April 2024

The scheme supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education across the whole curriculum.


Have mayor’s hopes of bus franchising to solve Cambridgeshire’s public transport problems already broken down?

03 April 2024
Have mayor’s hopes of bus franchising to solve Cambridgeshire’s public transport problems already broken down?

Have mayor’s hopes of bus franchising to solve Cambridgeshire’s public transport problems already broken down?

03 April 2024

The Combined Authority has debated a move towards ‘enhanced partnerships’.

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Cambridge business donates much-needed IT equipment to primary school

03 April 2024
Cambridge business donates much-needed IT equipment to primary school

Cambridge business donates much-needed IT equipment to primary school

03 April 2024

Resident David Summerfield put out the call after seeing the lack of IT hardware at the Cambridge school.


Residents ‘feel betrayed’ over approval of retirement village in Bottisham

02 April 2024
Residents ‘feel betrayed’ over approval of retirement village in Bottisham

Residents ‘feel betrayed’ over approval of retirement village in Bottisham

02 April 2024

Plans for the development were approved on appeal.


Government to create dedicated growth company for Cambridge to speed up development

29 March 2024
Government to create dedicated growth company for Cambridge to speed up development

Government to create dedicated growth company for Cambridge to speed up development

29 March 2024

‘Large-scale land assembly’ and ‘major infrastructure projects’ to be planned.


Primary school is good in all areas say Ofsted inspectors

28 March 2024
Primary school is good in all areas say Ofsted inspectors

Primary school is good in all areas say Ofsted inspectors

28 March 2024

The report praised the school for providing a caring, safe environment.


The Cambridge Don is sent down: Council orders removal of controversial £150,000 sculpture

27 March 2024
The Cambridge Don is sent down: Council orders removal of controversial £150,000 sculpture

The Cambridge Don is sent down: Council orders removal of controversial £150,000 sculpture

27 March 2024

It’s said to represent the late Prince Philip’s role as chancellor of the University of Cambridge.


Cambridgeshire teacher training programme graded ‘outstanding’ following inspection

27 March 2024
Cambridgeshire teacher training programme graded ‘outstanding’ following inspection

Cambridgeshire teacher training programme graded ‘outstanding’ following inspection

27 March 2024

The Initial Teacher Training is based at Swavesey Village College.


Greater Cambridge Partnership chief executive Rachel Stopard to retire

25 March 2024
Greater Cambridge Partnership chief executive Rachel Stopard to retire

Greater Cambridge Partnership chief executive Rachel Stopard to retire

25 March 2024

She retires after 37 years of local government service.


Guided busway in Cambridge to reopen to two-way running

25 March 2024
Guided busway in Cambridge to reopen to two-way running

Guided busway in Cambridge to reopen to two-way running

25 March 2024

Work started last month.

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