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
Thursday, October 11, 2018

A nine strong business board made up of eight men and one woman has taken over the work of the local enterprise partnership.

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Charles Roberts
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed a new housing strategy to help tackle the county’s housing needs.

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James Palmer
Friday, October 5, 2018

Conservative Mark Goldsack won the Soham North and Isleham seat - but a drop in votes led to an “impressive swing” for the Liberal Democrats.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Plans to build another new busway linking Cambourne with Cambridge have received a major boost after the mayor called to accelerate the project, after previously asked for it to be paused.

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James Palmer
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The county’s most senior local government officers – together with the chief constable and the chief fire officer – sent an email critical of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to its chief executive just days before he handed in his resignation.

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Chris Strickland
Monday, October 1, 2018

Mayor James Palmer is to be asked to bail out Cambridgeshire County Council – to the tune of millions of pounds – following today’s disclosure that the cost of King’s Dyke crossing replacement has ballooned to £30 million.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Calls for an independent review to “restore public faith” in the combined authority have been rejected.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Local and national government have been called on to put aside their differences to tackle the “immoral” housing crisis in Cambridgeshire.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mayor James Palmer has been under pressure this week with business leaders and councillors criticising the running of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer
Monday, September 24, 2018

Business leaders tonight called for a ‘full independent inquiry’ into the running of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Steve Barclay
Monday, September 24, 2018

Mayor James Palmer has hit back at “outrageous” claims of nepotism at the combined authority amid an ongoing row over recruitment following the departure of the chief executive.

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Chris Boden
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer
Sunday, September 16, 2018

A key member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority – and the only woman member – has used the Lib Dem conference this weekend to launch a blistering and indirect attack on Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer

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