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Has Wisbech Councillor Simon King gone too far? He is set to face conduct hearing over his expense claims

Roadworks, diversions, a dental appointment and constituency business are among a number of explanations given by a Fenland councillor facing a conduct hearing over alleged inflated expense claims.

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March library is one of 32 of the county's libraries where plans are underway to introduce charges.

Cambridgeshire Council’s move to charge for computers in libraries is ‘ill conceived and money grabbing’ say opposition members

Plans to charge £1 an hour to use computers in the county’s libraries has been branded as “ill conceived and money grabbing” by opposition councillors fearful it will impact on low-income families.

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Grantham hotel seeks to be converted to 20 flats

Grantham hotel seeks to be converted to 20 flats

A Grantham hotel that opened six months ago claims it is losing money with just ten per cent occupancy.

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LIGHTING-UP TIME? The War Memorial in Long Sutton town centre could be illuminated if parish councillors follow up an idea from the public.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110112-118TW.

LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: Idea to light up War Memorial

An idea to light up Long Sutton War Memorial and create “a focal point” for the town” is under consideration.

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MP Steve Barclay with the letter from the FA confirming the offer of a �650,000 grant to Estover Playing Field.

FA’s £650,000 grant offer for Estover Playing Field in March comes with ‘so many strings attached’

A £650,000 grant from the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund towards a pavilion and all-weather pitch at Estover Playing Field in March spells difficult decision making ahead for the committee set up to run it.

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Councillor John Clark.

‘My position was undermined’ says Fenland leader Councillor John Clark after his ‘surprise’ resignation

Fenland Council Leader John Clark says he felt his position was undermined by the local Conservative party after two of his cabinet members failed to be re-selected as candidates in next year’s local elections.

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Union boss condemns Norfolk County Council allowance hike

Union leaders have condemned Norfolk county councillors’ refusal to overturn plans to increase their allowances by more than 10 per cent.

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BREAKING NEWS: Norfolk County Council to consider further tax hike

Norfolk County Council is to consider raising council tax by more than it originally planned, it has announced this afternoon.

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Councillor Steve Count is angry at the way developer Canon Kirk is trying to delay installing traffic lights at Gaul Road junction in March.

Calls for fairer funding continue in Cambridgeshire – as Government announces provisional 2018/19 deal.

Central government has ignored pleas for fairer funding for Cambridgeshire in its provisional Local Government Settlement announcement - leaving the county as the third worst off in the country.

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Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike

Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

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Mobile unit to be removed from Tydd St Mary playing field

An assurance has been given that a mobile storage unit branded a “potential fire hazard” on Tydd St Mary’s Glebe playing field will be removed.

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Tydd St Mary Parish Council news.

TYDD ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL: Ultimatum to remove mobile storage unit from playing field

Tydd St Mary Football Club and the village playing field committee have just 10 days to remove a mobile storage unit or face a financial penalty.

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VILLAGE HUB: Tydd St Mary Village Hall has a new  management committee and trustees after a public meeting produced an 'overwheming response'.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG281017-202TW.

Fantastic response to Tydd St Mary Village Hall new volunteers’ appeal

The future of Tydd St Mary Village Hall has been secured after an “amazing response” from two villages to help run it.

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This is an early version of what a roundabout might look like at the Broad End Road junction on the A47 at Wisbech - people are now being asked for their views.

Have your say on a roundabout at Broad End Road junction and other vital road schemes for Wisbech

It’s time for the public to have their say on future improvements to the Wisbech tansport network including a roundabout at the notorious Broad End Road junction on the A47.

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Matthijs Hou�t, Senior Commercial Attach� at the Dutch embassy in London presents the cheque at the fifth Wisbech 2020 summit. Pictured from left: Peter Simpson, Anglian Water; Japp Flikweert, HaskoningDHV; Matthijs Hou�t; Sam Hoy, leader of Wisbech Town Council; Steve Count, leader of Cambs County Council; John Clark, leader of Fenland Council; Steve Barclay, MP.

Cutting flood risk is key to Garden Town

Innovation in tackling the threat of flood is essential if Wisbech Garden Town plan is to become a reality.

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Highways England consulted on plans to upgrade Guyhirn roundabout on the A47 in August - now the scheme looks set to be delayed for at least two years.

Guyhirn roundabout upgrade delayed by two years

Upgrading of the Guyhirn roundabout on the A47 is among a list of schemes that could be delayed by up to two years it has been revealed today (Friday).

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Plan to extend West Norfolk parliamentary seat into Cambridgeshire moves a step closer

A new consultation has been launched on planned boundary changes that could see one of a West Norfolk parliamentary constituency cross the border into Cambridgeshire.

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Shake-up of children's centre provision acorss Cambridgeshire is due to be debated by county councillors on Tuesday (17).

£900,000 shake-up to children’s services in Cambridgeshire given go-ahead

Plans to make £900,000 of cuts including job losses to children and family services in Cambridgeshire have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

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2017 General Election results at the Hudson'2017 General Election results at the Hudson'Steve Barclay MP Conservative

Full steam ahead as minister signals major boost for Wisbech rail and Fenland’s future prosperity

MP Steve Barclay says Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has finally turned the key to unlocking essential transport schemes in Fenland and bringing economic growth to the area.

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