Friday, March 22, 2019

The A10 between Ely and Cambridge copes with 18,000 vehicles daily and is bursting at the seams but a decision to spend £500,000 could be a vital part in unlocking anywhere between £285-£500m to get it fully dualled.

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James Palmer
Monday, March 4, 2019

A new face - expected to be that of Anna Bailey - will take the helm at East Cambridgeshire District Council in May if Conservatives retain control after the local elections.

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James Palmer
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Metro mayor James Palmer defended his bid to increase the number of staff he employs in his personal office by comparing how many are employed by his London and Liverpool counterparts.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Around 550 people attended two information public information events on plans to build a £20 million rail station in Soham - which is on track for completion by spring 2021.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A report into the running of the Ely Cathedral summer ball run by Mayor James Palmer last June concluded that references to the beneficiaries being a charity "were made in good faith, albeit erroneously so".

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James Palmer
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Confirmation that Mayor James Palmer's combined authority will stand 'guarantor' to Fenland Council's plans to regenerate 11 and 12 High Street, Wisbech, was given by council leader Chris Seaton.

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James Palmer
Monday, February 18, 2019

Three of the most senior officials at East Cambridgeshire District Council are receiving extra monthly payments because of work associated with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA).

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John Hill
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

An "outrageous" lack of transparency at the combined authority has been slammed as they look to cut almost a quarter of their staffing budget.

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Lewis Herbert
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mayor James Palmer admitted tonight that £9,385.87 raised by his 'charity' ball last July is yet to be handed over - seven months after he announced the final sum raised would "comfortably top £12,000".

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James Palmer
Thursday, January 31, 2019

A development of 16 homes to help local people who struggle to find long term affordable housing has been completed in Littleport.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ely Labour Party has called for East Cambridgeshire District Council to keep 50 of the former RAF homes in the city for social housing rather than the 15 they propose to set aside for 'affordable' homes.

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Charles Roberts
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Tory county and district councillor claims Mayor James Palmer "took decisive action" to remove chief executive Martin Whiteley from the combined authority for failing to control staffing costs.

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Martin Whiteley
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

An MP within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority area has broken ranks to publicly express concern over the way it has been run.

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James Palmer
Friday, December 14, 2018

A loan of £6.5 million has been exchanged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC) to support a community-led development that will deliver affordable housing for rent and sale in East Cambridgeshire.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Thursday, December 13, 2018

An underground station in the market square, self-driving buses, futuristic bike stores, and metros running on former busway tracks has been unveiled in a glimpse into the future of transport in Cambridge.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

External auditors are to be called in to examine the workings of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority following the sacking of the chief financial officer and amid claims the organisation is in chaos.

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James Palmer
Friday, November 30, 2018

Councillors have been left "gobsmacked" and "disturbed" after the authority's chief financial officer was dismissed, making him the fourth to leave in 18 months.

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Lewis Herbert
Friday, November 30, 2018

Mayor James Palmer confirmed today that the interim finance director of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Karl Fenlon has left with immediate effect.

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Peterborough Combined Authority
Thursday, November 29, 2018

The combined authority has agreed to lend East Cambs District Council £24million to buy 88 "derelict" former RAF homes in Ely, despite fears it represents a large proportion of the authority's funding for affordable homes.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Upgrades to the A10, a study on dualling of the A47 and the Cambridge Metro project are some of the projects that could be potentially be under threat, a finance chief warned today.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Friday, November 9, 2018

Fenland Council has met the Government deadline for its submission to the Government's garden community initiative who has promised massive support to those towns, villages or areas accepted into the programme.

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Steve Barclay
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A severance pay package for a former chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has cost tax payers £105,000, it has been revealed.

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James Palmer
Friday, November 2, 2018

Mayor James Palmer claims the public is not "even slightly interested" about the circumstances surrounding the combined authority's former chief executive's mystery departure, or the "huge" £94,500 pay-out when he left.

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James Palmer
Monday, October 29, 2018

A "huge" £94,500 financial settlement was agreed for a combined authority boss who resigned his post, despite no one on the board being consulted.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Monday, October 29, 2018

The high cost of living and working in and around Cambridge has been blamed for problems recruiting staff in some key businesses, and must be addressed if the region is to succeed in the future, a report says.

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Lewis Herbert
Thursday, October 25, 2018

An investigation by the Ely Standard reveals how expediency triumphed over caution in the race to get the city's bypass built and that speed could have influenced the massive £13 million overspend.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Outgoing chief executive Martin Whiteley picked up nearly £100,000 'compensation' when he suddenly quit his job at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Martin Whiteley

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