Eight years after East Cambridgeshire District Council began preparatory work, Network Rail put flesh on the £20 million proposal to re-open Soham station with noise monitoring tests ahead of a planning application.
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.
Mayor James Palmer today hit back at critics of his fund raising summer ball and claimed that bad publicity following the event "affected negatively" those running the organisation that benefited from it.
A Conservative member of the scrutiny committee that oversees the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA) has backed Mayor James Palmer's bid to increase the number of staff in his personal office.
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".
Longer trains will be stopping at Littleport and Waterbeach from next year after Network Rail agreed a £27 million improvement package that will lengthen platforms to enable eight car services to stop there.
Tory controlled East Cambridgeshire District Council will vote on Thursday to throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water and remove its emerging local plan - and two years of scrutiny - from independent examination.
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".
Mayor James Palmer has released the balance sheet of his charity ball last summer to refute allegations made in satirical magazine Private Eye that it had been funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA).