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‘Growing concerns’ at fire service over e-bike and e-scooter fires

22 February 2024
‘Growing concerns’ at fire service over e-bike and e-scooter fires

‘Growing concerns’ at fire service over e-bike and e-scooter fires

22 February 2024

There is ‘growing concern’ over the rise in the number of fires involving e-bikes and e-scooters, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has said.


Cambridgeshire County Council pays compensation over school transport failings

01 February 2024
Cambridgeshire County Council pays compensation over school transport failings

Cambridgeshire County Council pays compensation over school transport failings

01 February 2024

A mum has been left “extremely worried” about her son’s development after council failings meant he missed out on nursery and specialist support.


‘We didn’t get this right’ admits county council over policy to end chemical weed killing

24 January 2024
‘We didn’t get this right’ admits county council over policy to end chemical weed killing

‘We didn’t get this right’ admits county council over policy to end chemical weed killing

24 January 2024

Chemical weed killing is due to start again after Cambridgeshire County Council admitted it had ‘not got it right’ on its policy.

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Council told to pay mum £5,500 after daughter misses out on school for nearly a year

05 January 2024
Council told to pay mum £5,500 after daughter misses out on school for nearly a year

Council told to pay mum £5,500 after daughter misses out on school for nearly a year

05 January 2024

Council told to pay mum £5,500 after daughter misses out on school for nearly a year.


Calls for national social care service as warning of crisis in adult care

13 December 2023
Calls for national social care service as warning of crisis in adult care

Calls for national social care service as warning of crisis in adult care

13 December 2023

Councillors in Cambridgeshire have said a lack of government funding is creating a “crisis” in the adult social care sector.

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Maximum council tax rise planned that could see people pay £76 more a year

12 December 2023
Maximum council tax rise planned that could see people pay £76 more a year

Maximum council tax rise planned that could see people pay £76 more a year

12 December 2023

A maximum council tax rise is being considered by the county council but the authority still needs to find £2million more to bridge its funding gap.

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‘Disappointment and frustration’ at lack of progress on Wisbech Rail project

21 November 2023
‘Disappointment and frustration’ at lack of progress on Wisbech Rail project

‘Disappointment and frustration’ at lack of progress on Wisbech Rail project

21 November 2023

The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough voiced his “frustration” at the slow progress moving the Wisbech Rail project forward.


Council spent £85k a week for one child social care placement as chief exec blasts ‘broken system’

05 November 2023
Council spent £85k a week for one child social care placement as chief exec blasts ‘broken system’

Council spent £85k a week for one child social care placement as chief exec blasts ‘broken system’

05 November 2023

One child’s social care placement cost Cambridgeshire County Council £85,000 a week, the authority’s chief executive has revealed.

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Cuts to services could be coming as council faces £23m hole in its budget

03 November 2023
Cuts to services could be coming as council faces £23m hole in its budget

Cuts to services could be coming as council faces £23m hole in its budget

03 November 2023

People in Cambridgeshire could face cuts to services as councillors look for ways to bridge a £ 23 million funding hole.


Motion calls on Cambridgeshire schools to cut cost of uniforms

21 July 2023
Motion calls on Cambridgeshire schools to cut cost of uniforms

Motion calls on Cambridgeshire schools to cut cost of uniforms

21 July 2023

The cost of overly strict school uniform policies is “unacceptable” councillors have said, highlighting that one school is selling ‘branded socks’.


Cambridgeshire’s highways chief can’t say if they’ll ever be pothole-free

13 June 2023
Cambridgeshire’s highways chief can’t say if they’ll ever be pothole-free

Cambridgeshire’s highways chief can’t say if they’ll ever be pothole-free

13 June 2023

Potholes will get ‘personal attention’ from the executive officer overseeing highways at Cambridgeshire County Council.


Bus travel could be ‘transformed’ across Cambridgeshire

24 May 2023
Bus travel could be ‘transformed’ across Cambridgeshire

Bus travel could be ‘transformed’ across Cambridgeshire

24 May 2023

Bus travel could be ‘transformed on a scale not seen anywhere else in the UK’ under plans from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.


Festive menu at Fenland's top security jail revealed

14 December 2022
Festive menu at Fenland's top security jail revealed

Festive menu at Fenland's top security jail revealed

14 December 2022

The Ministry of Justice has revealed what Christmas dinner will look like for prisoners at Whitemoor prison this year.


Council gives support for Chatteris reservoir

13 December 2022
Council gives support for Chatteris reservoir

Council gives support for Chatteris reservoir

13 December 2022

Building a new large reservoir near Chatteris could create a “lasting positive legacy” for the area, Fenland District Council has said.


Plans for 46 homes go in for Wisbech site

06 December 2022
Plans for 46 homes go in for Wisbech site

Plans for 46 homes go in for Wisbech site

06 December 2022

Plans to build a new development of ‘affordable homes’ in Wisbech have been published.


Prisoners leaving top security jail in Fenland not prepared enough to get jobs

18 November 2022
Prisoners leaving top security jail in Fenland not prepared enough to get jobs

Prisoners leaving top security jail in Fenland not prepared enough to get jobs

18 November 2022

Prisoners are not being prepared enough to get jobs after they are released from HMP Whitemoor, inspectors have said.


Cambridgeshire Firefighters forced to use foodbanks

07 November 2022
Cambridgeshire Firefighters forced to use foodbanks

Cambridgeshire Firefighters forced to use foodbanks

07 November 2022

Some firefighters in Cambridgeshire are being forced to use foodbanks, a representative of the Fire Brigades Union has said.


Mega-incinerator would be 'catastrophe' for Wisbech say campaigners

13 October 2022
Mega-incinerator would be 'catastrophe' for Wisbech say campaigners

Mega-incinerator would be 'catastrophe' for Wisbech say campaigners

13 October 2022

Building a waste incinerator in Wisbech would be a “catastrophe” for the town, campaigners have said.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to return £50m of Government cash

01 September 2022
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to return £50m of Government cash

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to return £50m of Government cash

01 September 2022

More than £50million will be returned to central Government that was meant to be spent on improving the energy efficiency of homes.


Cambridgeshire's Crime Commissioner says ‘unauthorised encampments tricky issue’

15 August 2022
Cambridgeshire's Crime Commissioner says ‘unauthorised encampments tricky issue’

Cambridgeshire's Crime Commissioner says ‘unauthorised encampments tricky issue’

15 August 2022

Unauthorised encampments have been described as a “tricky issue” by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


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