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The A10 between Ely and Cambridge copes with 18,000 vehicles daily and is bursting at the seams but a decision to spend £500,000 could be a vital part in unlocking anywhere between £285-£500m to get it fully dualled.

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James Palmer
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mayor James Palmer today hit back at critics of his fund raising summer ball and claimed that bad publicity following the event “affected negatively” those running the organisation that benefited from it.

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James Palmer
Monday, March 4, 2019

A new face – expected to be that of Anna Bailey – will take the helm at East Cambridgeshire District Council in May if Conservatives retain control after the local elections.

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James Palmer
Friday, March 1, 2019

A Conservative member of the scrutiny committee that oversees the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA) has backed Mayor James Palmer’s bid to increase the number of staff in his personal office.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Combined authority board members cast grave doubts on funding for 12 core projects, including the A47 dualling and the University of Peterborough.

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James Palmer
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Metro mayor James Palmer defended his bid to increase the number of staff he employs in his personal office by comparing how many are employed by his London and Liverpool counterparts.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A report into the running of the Ely Cathedral summer ball run by Mayor James Palmer last June concluded that references to the beneficiaries being a charity “were made in good faith, albeit erroneously so”.

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James Palmer
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Confirmation that Mayor James Palmer’s combined authority will stand ‘guarantor’ to Fenland Council’s plans to regenerate 11 and 12 High Street, Wisbech, was given by council leader Chris Seaton.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

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
Monday, January 28, 2019

Mayor James Palmer has been asked to step in and help to protect a £1.9million lottery grant to rejuvenate part of Wisbech.

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Paul Medd
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
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
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Plans for a rail link between Wisbech and March have won support from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer

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