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Government plans to send ‘super-squad’ of planners to Cambridge to speed up major housing developments

Government plans to send ‘super-squad’ of planners to Cambridge to speed up major housing developments

Government plans to send ‘super-squad’ of planners to Cambridge to speed up major housing developments

24 July 2023

Mr Gove said Cambridge’s prospects as a leading global research centre were being held back by the shortage of laboratory space.

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Michael Gove’s plan to ‘triple Cambridge’ is a ‘hugely worrying’ developers’ charter, says Pippa Heylings

Michael Gove’s plan to ‘triple Cambridge’ is a ‘hugely worrying’ developers’ charter, says Pippa Heylings

Michael Gove’s plan to ‘triple Cambridge’ is a ‘hugely worrying’ developers’ charter, says Pippa Heylings

13 July 2023

Read the letter from the Lib Dems’ South Cambs Parliamentary candidate in full.

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‘250,000 homes for Cambridge is a pipe dream’ says South Cambs MP Anthony Browne in letter to Michael Gove

‘250,000 homes for Cambridge is a pipe dream’ says South Cambs MP Anthony Browne in letter to Michael Gove

‘250,000 homes for Cambridge is a pipe dream’ says South Cambs MP Anthony Browne in letter to Michael Gove

12 July 2023

City must not be seen as housing developers’ cash cow, he warns – read the letter in full

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‘Absurd’ and ‘enormously destructive’ – the verdict after report suggests Michael Gove wants to build 250,000 homes in Cambridge region

‘Absurd’ and ‘enormously destructive’ – the verdict after report suggests Michael Gove wants to build 250,000 homes in Cambridge region

‘Absurd’ and ‘enormously destructive’ – the verdict after report suggests Michael Gove wants to build 250,000 homes in Cambridge region

09 July 2023

South Cambs MP Anthony Browne admits he knew nothing about plans for UK’s answer to Silicon Valley – and will fight plans

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Retail village Ben’s Yard opens near Ely with shops, food and drink and wildlife trails

Retail village Ben’s Yard opens near Ely with shops, food and drink and wildlife trails

Retail village Ben’s Yard opens near Ely with shops, food and drink and wildlife trails

07 July 2023

We talk to the co-founders Alastair and Victoria Morbey and retailers on the site.


How the Beehive Centre in Cambridge could be transformed into ‘innovation and community space’

How the Beehive Centre in Cambridge could be transformed into ‘innovation and community space’

How the Beehive Centre in Cambridge could be transformed into ‘innovation and community space’

07 July 2023

An in-depth look at the plans from Railpen, including the future of the site’s shops.

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Night of the owls: An extraordinary wildlife experience in South Cambridgeshire

Night of the owls: An extraordinary wildlife experience in South Cambridgeshire

Night of the owls: An extraordinary wildlife experience in South Cambridgeshire

06 July 2023

Paul Brackley enjoys a unique evening photographing tawny owls and badgers.


Making progress on peatland: £8m visionary project at Great Fen in Cambridgeshire is launched

Making progress on peatland: £8m visionary project at Great Fen in Cambridgeshire is launched

Making progress on peatland: £8m visionary project at Great Fen in Cambridgeshire is launched

02 July 2023

Caroline Fitton, of the Wildlife Trust, explains how ‘paludiculture’ is being adopted.


Communities along East West Rail line fear they’ll ‘get all the misery but none of the benefits’

Communities along East West Rail line fear they’ll ‘get all the misery but none of the benefits’

Communities along East West Rail line fear they’ll ‘get all the misery but none of the benefits’

30 June 2023

Campaigners made their feelings clear at drop-in events.

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Building an AI superpower: can it lead an economic recovery?

Building an AI superpower: can it lead an economic recovery?

Building an AI superpower: can it lead an economic recovery?

27 June 2023

Opinion | Tom Bethell of Kao Data considers the challenges and opportunities.


Facial reconstruction unveiled of girl found at 1,400-year-old Trumpington Cross burial site

Facial reconstruction unveiled of girl found at 1,400-year-old Trumpington Cross burial site

Facial reconstruction unveiled of girl found at 1,400-year-old Trumpington Cross burial site

23 June 2023

A forensic artist has created a likeness of the girl thought to be one of the country’s first Christians.


King’s Birthday Honours 2023: All those honoured in Cambridgeshire as cancer drug pioneer Steve Jackson earns knighthood and economist Diane Coyle becomes a dame

King’s Birthday Honours 2023: All those honoured in Cambridgeshire as cancer drug pioneer Steve Jackson earns knighthood and economist Diane Coyle becomes a dame

King’s Birthday Honours 2023: All those honoured in Cambridgeshire as cancer drug pioneer Steve Jackson earns knighthood and economist Diane Coyle becomes a dame

16 June 2023

Healthcare leaders, community stalwarts and leading academics among those honoured.


Greenways cycle paths: ‘A tragedy waiting to happen’

Greenways cycle paths: ‘A tragedy waiting to happen’

Greenways cycle paths: ‘A tragedy waiting to happen’

16 June 2023

A flagship project that would see 150km of red Tarmac cycle paths run from villages into Cambridge is like “putting a motorway down a high street”.

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Guided busway dispute: Out-of-court settlement agreed by county council and BAM Nuttall over repairs

Guided busway dispute: Out-of-court settlement agreed by county council and BAM Nuttall over repairs

Guided busway dispute: Out-of-court settlement agreed by county council and BAM Nuttall over repairs

12 June 2023

Meanwhile, the council is facing prosecution from the HSE.

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Record year for Cambridge’s amazing peregrine falcons with four chicks – but they all needed rescuing

Record year for Cambridge’s amazing peregrine falcons with four chicks – but they all needed rescuing

Record year for Cambridge’s amazing peregrine falcons with four chicks – but they all needed rescuing

09 June 2023

The fledged chicks all landed on the city’s streets and needed help from volunteers in the city.

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Countryside campaigner and ‘force of nature’ Robin Page dies at 80

Countryside campaigner and ‘force of nature’ Robin Page dies at 80

Countryside campaigner and ‘force of nature’ Robin Page dies at 80

31 May 2023

The Barton farmer co-founded The Countryside Restoration Trust and hosted the BBC’s One Man and His Dog.

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Eight reactions to the Greater Cambridge Partnership's congestion charge consultation

Eight reactions to the Greater Cambridge Partnership's congestion charge consultation

Eight reactions to the Greater Cambridge Partnership's congestion charge consultation

26 May 2023

The results of the consultation were published today (Friday)

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital to be rebuilt – and new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital is on track

Hinchingbrooke Hospital to be rebuilt – and new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital is on track

Hinchingbrooke Hospital to be rebuilt – and new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital is on track

25 May 2023

The government has unveiled details of its £20bn New Hospital Programme.

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Secretary of State sends message as stage is set for Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2023

Secretary of State sends message as stage is set for Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2023

Secretary of State sends message as stage is set for Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2023

17 May 2023

The awards will be held on May 18 at ARU’s Faculty of Science and Engineering in Cambridge.


Wellcome approves investment of ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ to triple size of Genome Campus

Wellcome approves investment of ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ to triple size of Genome Campus

Wellcome approves investment of ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’ to triple size of Genome Campus

11 May 2023

Phase one of the work will bring new labs, homes and infrastructure.


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