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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.

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Steve Barclay
Sunday, February 17, 2019

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.

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Anna Bailey
Friday, February 15, 2019

The National Lottery has begun an investigation into how it paid £46,000 to a Cambridgeshire support group which was struck off within months of the payment being made.

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Jason Ablewhite
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Plans to extend the M11 north of Cambridge through the Fens have “quietly died” due to lack of funding, according to a senior combined authority board member.

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Lewis Herbert
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
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The public will get their first chance to see future plans for a £20million rail station at Soham THIS Month when Network Rail stages an exhibition over two days.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Trains with double the number of carriages are desperately needed to tackle commuter over-crowding in rush hour, a meeting heard.

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James Palmer
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Metro Mayor James Palmer has approved the formation of a new bus task force that will look into the provision of bus services in Cambridgeshire.

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James Palmer
Friday, February 1, 2019

Metro Mayor James Palmer’s budget was approved at a meeting of the combined authority (CAPCA), despite widespread criticism of his past over-spending.

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James Palmer
Thursday, January 24, 2019

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).

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James Palmer
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

People should have a public transport system that is “part of everyday living … a utility they use without stopping to think about it,” says a report presented to Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Community spirit was recognised at an awards ceremony organised by the March Lions at the town hall on Friday, January 18.

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Jan French
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Town councillor Christopher Palmer was refused permission for two bungalows near to his son Mayor James Palmer’s luxury home because the designs are not up to the same standard.

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James Palmer
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
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
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

It may have been a chilly start to the day in Ely but Prince Charles brought warmth and charisma to the city – even bagging himself a peck on the cheek from a fan.

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James Palmer
Monday, November 26, 2018

Mayor James Palmer admitted he underestimated the cost of running the new combined authority, and says original predictions it would cost £850,000 a year were never going to be realistic.

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James Palmer
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
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mayor James Palmer, and members of the Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority (C&PCA) approved a study looking at the dualling of the A47 through the region.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ely’s £49 million long-awaited bypass has officially opened - and although it was £13m over budget Mayor James Palmer says “it was worth every penny”.

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James Palmer
Monday, October 29, 2018

Seven months after Mayor James Palmer committed almost half a million pounds to rejuvenating nine town centres across Cambridgeshire, Chancellor Phillip Hammond today turned regeneration of our high streets into a major plank of his Budget strategy.

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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
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 17, 2018

A campaign for dualling the whole of the A47 in Cambridgeshire has been labelled as “essential to improving safety” by Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer

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