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Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital plans approved despite Environment Agency’s objection

19 April 2024
Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital plans approved despite Environment Agency’s objection

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital plans approved despite Environment Agency’s objection

19 April 2024

A councillor said ‘people will die if we don’t approve this application’.


Cambourne to Cambridge busway would be ‘economic and environmental vandalism’, Tory Parliamentary candidate tells Coton debate

18 April 2024
Cambourne to Cambridge busway would be ‘economic and environmental vandalism’, Tory Parliamentary candidate tells Coton debate

Cambourne to Cambridge busway would be ‘economic and environmental vandalism’, Tory Parliamentary candidate tells Coton debate

18 April 2024

Lib Dem opponent says public inquiry is needed to make a clear decision.


New life science campus to be created from ‘post apocalyptic’ former sewage works at Hauxton

18 April 2024
New life science campus to be created from ‘post apocalyptic’ former sewage works at Hauxton

New life science campus to be created from ‘post apocalyptic’ former sewage works at Hauxton

18 April 2024

Cambridge Discovery Campus could be home to 1,000 jobs in future.


R&D or light industrial buildings for Sawston ‘will create 272 jobs’

17 April 2024
R&D or light industrial buildings for Sawston ‘will create 272 jobs’

R&D or light industrial buildings for Sawston ‘will create 272 jobs’

17 April 2024

Councillors have approved the plans.


Developer updates plans for 164 energy-efficient homes in East Cambridgeshire village

17 April 2024
Developer updates plans for 164 energy-efficient homes in East Cambridgeshire village

Developer updates plans for 164 energy-efficient homes in East Cambridgeshire village

17 April 2024

Solar panels, car charging points and water-saving measures are planned.


Concern residents would ‘risk their lives’ crossing A10 delays decision on 83 affordable homes

10 April 2024
Concern residents would ‘risk their lives’ crossing A10 delays decision on 83 affordable homes

Concern residents would ‘risk their lives’ crossing A10 delays decision on 83 affordable homes

10 April 2024

Councillors said a new traffic island was not sufficient to help people reach school or the shops.


Wendy’s given permission to sell takeaway food in Cambridge via courier until 2am

09 April 2024
Wendy’s given permission to sell takeaway food in Cambridge via courier until 2am

Wendy’s given permission to sell takeaway food in Cambridge via courier until 2am

09 April 2024

It has also extended its Friday night hours.


Cambridgeshire library bans issued for threatening and abusive behaviour

07 April 2024
Cambridgeshire library bans issued for threatening and abusive behaviour

Cambridgeshire library bans issued for threatening and abusive behaviour

07 April 2024

Property was also damaged by some library visitors.


‘Sewage flooded into my house - the sewers can’t cope with heavy rain’ says East Cambridgeshire villager

04 April 2024
‘Sewage flooded into my house - the sewers can’t cope with heavy rain’ says East Cambridgeshire villager

‘Sewage flooded into my house - the sewers can’t cope with heavy rain’ says East Cambridgeshire villager

04 April 2024

Residents say manholes have been lifted up by storm water and sewage has flooded out.


Wicken Fen nature reserve extends event space for National Trust 125th anniversary celebrations

03 April 2024
Wicken Fen nature reserve extends event space for National Trust 125th anniversary celebrations

Wicken Fen nature reserve extends event space for National Trust 125th anniversary celebrations

03 April 2024

Councillors agreed after a compromise was reached with a neighbour.


Proposal to redevelop Cambridge synagogue rejected by planning inspector after appeal

02 April 2024
Proposal to redevelop Cambridge synagogue rejected by planning inspector after appeal

Proposal to redevelop Cambridge synagogue rejected by planning inspector after appeal

02 April 2024

A planning inspector said it would have an ‘intrusive’ impact on neighbouring homes.


12 Gypsy and Traveller pitches approved for East Cambridgeshire village

01 April 2024
12 Gypsy and Traveller pitches approved for East Cambridgeshire village

12 Gypsy and Traveller pitches approved for East Cambridgeshire village

01 April 2024

The brownfield site is ‘vacant and untidy’.


Cambridgeshire mental health trust cuts deficit from £8.8m to £800,000 after funding boost

31 March 2024
Cambridgeshire mental health trust cuts deficit from £8.8m to £800,000 after funding boost

Cambridgeshire mental health trust cuts deficit from £8.8m to £800,000 after funding boost

31 March 2024

Meanwhile a review into suicides among the trust’s patient is ongoing.


84 new homes to replace 30 in Fanshawe Road in Cambridge, despite neighbours’ protests

30 March 2024
84 new homes to replace 30 in Fanshawe Road in Cambridge, despite neighbours’ protests

84 new homes to replace 30 in Fanshawe Road in Cambridge, despite neighbours’ protests

30 March 2024

They accused the city council of ‘immoral gentrification’.


Cambridge’s Big Wheel due to start turning again on Parker’s Piece

29 March 2024
Cambridge’s Big Wheel due to start turning again on Parker’s Piece

Cambridge’s Big Wheel due to start turning again on Parker’s Piece

29 March 2024

You can see for four miles from the top of the 36m observation wheel.


City councillors welcome Cambridge £2 visitor levy plan to raise up to £2.6m a year

28 March 2024
City councillors welcome Cambridge £2 visitor levy plan to raise up to £2.6m a year

City councillors welcome Cambridge £2 visitor levy plan to raise up to £2.6m a year

28 March 2024

Cambridge BID is exploring a charge on overnight stayers.

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Rebuilt new homes at Darwin Green in Cambridge will meet latest building standards, developer confirms

26 March 2024
Rebuilt new homes at Darwin Green in Cambridge will meet latest building standards, developer confirms

Rebuilt new homes at Darwin Green in Cambridge will meet latest building standards, developer confirms

26 March 2024

City council had been seeking legal advice on the issue.

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62 more patients visiting Addenbrooke’s A&E daily, raising concern funding won’t match population growth

20 March 2024
62 more patients visiting Addenbrooke’s A&E daily, raising concern funding won’t match population growth

62 more patients visiting Addenbrooke’s A&E daily, raising concern funding won’t match population growth

20 March 2024

Cambridge University Hospitals board says rapid growth is putting pressure on services.


Cambridgeshire County Council told to apologise after refusing blue badge in error

20 March 2024
Cambridgeshire County Council told to apologise after refusing blue badge in error

Cambridgeshire County Council told to apologise after refusing blue badge in error

20 March 2024

A complaint was lodged with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.


How much you’ll pay in council tax in each area of Cambridgeshire in 2024-25

19 March 2024
How much you’ll pay in council tax in each area of Cambridgeshire in 2024-25

How much you’ll pay in council tax in each area of Cambridgeshire in 2024-25

19 March 2024

Bills are going up from April.


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