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South Cambridgeshire MP asks Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support fair pay for NHS workers in Cambridge

25 May 2022
South Cambridgeshire MP asks Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support fair pay for NHS workers in Cambridge

South Cambridgeshire MP asks Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support fair pay for NHS workers in Cambridge

25 May 2022

South Cambridgeshire’s MP Anthony Browne has called on Boris Johnson to help make sure local NHS staff are paid fairly.


Cross-party support for call to build new SEND school in Cambridgeshire

10 May 2022
Cross-party support for call to build new SEND school in Cambridgeshire

Cross-party support for call to build new SEND school in Cambridgeshire

10 May 2022

A motion calling for the council to consider building a new school for children with special educational needs and disabilities has gained support.


Elections 2022: ‘It’s a vote of confidence in Lib Dems - and now we’ll oust MP’ says South Cambs District Council leader

06 May 2022
Elections 2022: ‘It’s a vote of confidence in Lib Dems - and now we’ll oust MP’ says South Cambs District Council leader

Elections 2022: ‘It’s a vote of confidence in Lib Dems - and now we’ll oust MP’ says South Cambs District Council leader

06 May 2022

Cllr Bridget Smith was in buoyant mood after her party gained seven seats.

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A guide to the council elections in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire

04 May 2022
A guide to the council elections in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire

A guide to the council elections in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire

04 May 2022

Polls are open on May 5 to elect councillors to Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.


Elections 2022: How would parties vying for seats on Cambridge City Council elections tackle inequality in the city?

04 May 2022
Elections 2022: How would parties vying for seats on Cambridge City Council elections tackle inequality in the city?

Elections 2022: How would parties vying for seats on Cambridge City Council elections tackle inequality in the city?

04 May 2022

Voters will elect councillors to 16 seats on May 5.


280 homes approved for Sawston despite councillors’ misgivings over designs

17 April 2022
280 homes approved for Sawston despite councillors’ misgivings over designs

280 homes approved for Sawston despite councillors’ misgivings over designs

17 April 2022

They were deemed mediocre and a disappointment.

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Duxford hotel can keep outdoor bar open and play music late despite objection

10 April 2022
Duxford hotel can keep outdoor bar open and play music late despite objection

Duxford hotel can keep outdoor bar open and play music late despite objection

10 April 2022

Councillors have made their decision after a licensing meeting.


Plans for 291 flats and 202-bed aparthotel at former NIAB site in Cambridge are approved

07 April 2022
Plans for 291 flats and 202-bed aparthotel at former NIAB site in Cambridge are approved

Plans for 291 flats and 202-bed aparthotel at former NIAB site in Cambridge are approved

07 April 2022

Under the proposals, the former headquarters building will be kept, but all other buildings will be demolished.

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Neighbours complain South Cambridgeshire hotel has become a music venue as it seeks to extend hours of outdoor bar

05 April 2022
Neighbours complain South Cambridgeshire hotel has become a music venue as it seeks to extend hours of outdoor bar

Neighbours complain South Cambridgeshire hotel has become a music venue as it seeks to extend hours of outdoor bar

05 April 2022

A decision is due this week from a council committee.


No funding for car free zones at schools in Cambridgeshire despite positive trials

30 March 2022
No funding for car free zones at schools in Cambridgeshire despite positive trials

No funding for car free zones at schools in Cambridgeshire despite positive trials

30 March 2022

A trial banning cars from outside schools has been found to improve safety for children – but permanent plans cannot be made due to a lack of funding.

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‘White, middle class’ critics of River Cam public art that could cost £150,000 must consider working class views, says councillor

26 March 2022
‘White, middle class’ critics of River Cam public art that could cost £150,000 must consider working class views, says councillor

‘White, middle class’ critics of River Cam public art that could cost £150,000 must consider working class views, says councillor

26 March 2022

But proposal to await verdict from public consultation before committing funds is voted down.

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The future of Mill Road in Cambridge: Four groups make their case

22 March 2022
The future of Mill Road in Cambridge: Four groups make their case

The future of Mill Road in Cambridge: Four groups make their case

22 March 2022

City councillors heard a variety of views at their meeting.

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Plans for 291 flats, aparthotel and swimming pool at former NIAB site in Cambridge are deferred

17 March 2022
Plans for 291 flats, aparthotel and swimming pool at former NIAB site in Cambridge are deferred

Plans for 291 flats, aparthotel and swimming pool at former NIAB site in Cambridge are deferred

17 March 2022

Councillors called for more affordable rent flats on the Huntingdon Road site.

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Support for Cambridge hospital staff with family in Ukraine

09 March 2022
Support for Cambridge hospital staff with family in Ukraine

Support for Cambridge hospital staff with family in Ukraine

09 March 2022

Hospital trust chair, Mike More, said the board was ‘horrified and appalled’ by the conflict.


Cambridge children’s nursery in critical position after development plans refused

08 March 2022
Cambridge children’s nursery in critical position after development plans refused

Cambridge children’s nursery in critical position after development plans refused

08 March 2022

It has been on site for 22 years.

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‘Giant car park’ plan on green belt land outside Cambridge deferred again

04 March 2022
‘Giant car park’ plan on green belt land outside Cambridge deferred again

‘Giant car park’ plan on green belt land outside Cambridge deferred again

04 March 2022

Under the plans the GCP scheme will create spaces for 2,150 cars and 326 bikes on farmland between Trumpington and Hauxton.

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1,000 more homes approved for Northstowe despite flooding fears and claims of recklessness

03 March 2022
1,000 more homes approved for Northstowe despite flooding fears and claims of recklessness

1,000 more homes approved for Northstowe despite flooding fears and claims of recklessness

03 March 2022

South Cambridgeshire district councillors heard concerns over the risk to Swavesey.

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South Cambridgeshire District Council approves tax increase

23 February 2022
South Cambridgeshire District Council approves tax increase

South Cambridgeshire District Council approves tax increase

23 February 2022

Residents will pay on average £5 more a year in council tax to the district council from April.

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In pictures: Museum in Northstowe could be created from shipping containers

22 February 2022
In pictures: Museum in Northstowe could be created from shipping containers

In pictures: Museum in Northstowe could be created from shipping containers

22 February 2022

It could be dismantled and moved in future.


Decision due over plans for further 1,000 homes at Northstowe

22 February 2022
Decision due over plans for further 1,000 homes at Northstowe

Decision due over plans for further 1,000 homes at Northstowe

22 February 2022

The outline application will be presented to South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee meeting on Monday (February 28).

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