Mayor James Palmer was accused of running “an old boys club” ollowing my revelation that a Tory county councillor and Cambridge graduate has been offered a £100,000 a year directorship at the combined authority.

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James Palmer

Removed from his £8,500 a year cabinet post but back in the Tory fold after police decided it wasn’t a matter for them, Wisbech councillor Simon King is expected to answer allegations of falsifying expense claims at a conduct committee hearing in September.

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Simon King

An East Cambridgeshire man who was assaulted outside a Cambridge pub on Friday night has died in hospital.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Yesterday, 21:20

A Tory county councillor and former British diplomat is set to force a by election after only a year in office to take on a £100,000 directorship of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer
Yesterday, 23:23

A non-for-profit leisure trust has won a 15 year contract to run Fenland Council leisure centres in March, Wisbech, Whittlesey and Chatteris.

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Michelle Tanfield
Fri, 15:33

A perverted retired company director, convicted of historic child sex acts over decades, has been given a 19-year sentence of which the 79-year-old could face as long as 17 years behind bars depending on whether he is paroled.

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Home Office
Thu, 17:36

A house built in 1962 exclusively for farm workers but no longer required cannot be used for any other purpose, a council has ruled.

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Fenland Council
Friday, August 10, 2018

Members of Ely’s LGBT community have expressed their jubilation at seeing the Pride flag raised above Ely Cathedral for the first time today

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Peterborough
Friday, August 10, 2018

A man has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of manslaughter in a trial during which three others were found guilty of murder following a ‘pack mentality’ attack on a vegetable packer.

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UN Court
Friday, August 10, 2018

A shock report from Cambridgeshire County Council predicts the estimated £16.9m cost of a new crossing at Kings Dyke, Whittlesey, will be “significantly higher”.

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Steve Barclay
Friday, August 10, 2018

A healthcare assistant has been praised after leaping into action to save a woman’s life while shopping in a Wisbech supermarket

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Thursday, August 9, 2018

A skip hire operator who ran an illegally licensed site at Waterbeach has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £5,600 in costs.

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Environment Agency
Thursday, August 9, 2018

A county councillor who promised ‘no stone will be left unturned’ into the investigation into community transport provider FACT will join its board next week.

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Chris Boden
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Pride Ely is taking place on Saturday and among many companies supporting and promoting the event is city based Soopa Doopa.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Freedom of Information request to March Town Council has revealed that in 2013 community transport provider FACT (Fenland Association for Community Transport) was operating am airport taxi service.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Monday, August 6, 2018

Highways England and Network Rail are among holding objections to East Cambridgeshire Council owned Palace Green Homes that wants to create a new garden village at Kennett with 500 homes, a care home for the elderly, a business park and shops.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, August 6, 2018

Young judoka Yonas Aldous of Witcham travelled to Newport in Wales to take part in The Brain Tumour Judo Tournament and to take his place in ‘Jamie’s Kids Team’ for the Judo Dream Team Event.

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Wales
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ambitious plans to create a restaurant at an East Cambridgeshire marina have been approved by the district council.

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Bill Hunt
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Speedway was abandoned at Mildenhall last night before the end after a paramedic was hit in the eye by flying shale and the match ended prematurely because of lack of medical cover.

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Facebook
Friday, August 3, 2018

Manager Jo Philpott – fresh from a barrage of criticism over her running of Cambridgeshire’s biggest community transport scheme – has been forced out.

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Kit Owen
Friday, August 3, 2018

An elderly collapsed dog with a large tumour was dumped in cardboard box by the roadside.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

For six hours they sat as council officers, councillors, taxi and coach drivers and forensic accountants drove home in devastating detail the actions that had brought them to the seat of local government for Cambridgeshire.

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Chris Boden
Friday, July 27, 2018

Wisbech Grammar School (where fees range from £9,500 to £13,400 a year) has benefitted from FACT’s expansion into the commercial world, says the report.

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Wisbech Grammar School
Friday, July 27, 2018

In our first article back in October 2012, we focused on the concerns of the taxi industry locally that FACT may have been operating outside the comprehensive and expensive licensing regimes imposed on taxi and private hire drivers and operators.

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Alan Lay
Friday, July 27, 2018

A 288 page report by forensic accountants PKF Littlejohn for Cambridgeshire County Council into the March based Community Transport triumvirate FACT, HACT and ESACT (hereafter FHE) lifts the lid on the lack of scrutiny and disregard to procurement regulations that went on for many years.

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European Union
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Committee member Sheena Hartley of The Well Creek Trust has led the way in giving a refreshed look to the navigation link that runs through the area.

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West Norfolk
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

It’s been hailed as a revolutionary way to attract more women into the sport and soft ball cricket has become universally popular.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A community transport boss at Cambridgeshire County Council learnt that his signature appeared four times on grant applications made by FACT without his knowledge or consent, says the PKF report into FACT.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A gang of teenage girls, who attacked a homeless man in March last night, are being hunted by police.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

FACT manager Jo Philpott blamed a temporary member of staff and in another instance a work experience student for false statements made in funding bids to local councils.

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Wisbech Town Council

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