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Scrap HS2 and give us some of the money to spend on vital transport says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer

Don’t throw good money after bad is a sound principle, and for years alarm bells have been ringing over the moneypit that the HS2 project has become, says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer.

He continues: "All around the country, historically underfunded regions like Cambridgeshire and

yesterday 16:02
REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster with a deeper message about unnecessary war at its heart
Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster that also manages to raise questions about the pointless bloodshed of war and the damaging effects of PTSD.
yesterday 16:02
TBAP which has two academies in Wisbech outperforms alternative provision GCSE average

Two academies which provide education to teenagers in Fenland not in a mainstream school are celebrating their best ever GCSE results.

TBAP Octavia Alternative Provider Academy, in Wisbech saw 95 per cent of learners securing at least five or more GCSEs (9-1) or their equivalent, alongside

yesterday 14:59
Local athlete will be supporting EACH as he competes for Great Britain in Triathlon World Championship in Switzerland
Waterbeach athlete Jonathan Clarke flies the flag for Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships in Switzerland next weekend.
yesterday 14:59
NSPCC made 55 referrals following reports of children left home alone in Cambridgeshire

Children's charity made 55 referrals to external agencies in Cambridgeshire following reports of children being left home alone.

The figure comes after a Fenland mother was sentenced yesterday (Thursday) over the neglect of her two young sons.

The woman, in her thirties from the

yesterday 13:56
Fenmen turn focus to FA Cup tie against Ely
Wisbech Town will look to progress in the FA Cup when they take on Ely City in the preliminary round on Saturday.
yesterday 13:56
GCSE results on the up in Cambridgeshire

Students in Cambridgeshire received their Key Stage 4 GCSE results yesterday (22) after sitting exams earlier this summer.

Over the past two years, the Department for Education has been rolling out the new GCSE syllabus. Exams are now graded from 9 (top) to 1 (bottom) with a grade 4

yesterday 12:53
Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieve Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs
Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieved Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs this year.
yesterday 12:53
Paul Bullen, who once led the 12-strong UKIP group on county council, to contest NE Cambs parliamentary seat for Brexit Party
Between 2013 and 2017 he led UKIP through what might be termed its finest hour in Cambridgeshire having won 12 seats on the county council.
yesterday 12:53
Five go skydiving to raise cash for a Wisbech care home

A brave gang of five jumped 10,000 ft to raise money to bring the silver screen to a Fenland care home.

The five from Glennfield Care Home were Jackie Howell, Lifestyle coordinator, her son Sam Sturman, Karen Basset sister of a Glennfiled resident, Jeannette Loomes, a health care assistant

yesterday 11:50
Sainsbury's dash hopes that after nearly 20 years a new access to March town store might be built - well it's not happening
Sainsbury's says the long awaited second exit from their town centre store in March is not expected anytime soon - despite hopes being raised as workmen turned up on site this week.
yesterday 11:50
Suspected drink driver, in his 50s, arrested after ploughing his Vauxhall Corsa car into Peas Hill Roundabout in March
A man has been arrested after smashing - and parking - his car into a Fen roundabout while reportedly under the influence of alcohol.
yesterday 11:50
'Reckless' recovery driver caught speeding at 127mph on A47
A "reckless" recovery driver has been banned from the roads for 28 days after being caught speeding at 127mph on the A47.
yesterday 11:50
'Home Alone' nightmare at Fenland house as brothers aged 2 and 7 regularly left unsupervised while mum went out to work, court told
A mother left her two-year-old son at home and in the 'care' of his seven-year-old brother whilst she went to work, a court heard.
yesterday 10:47
Fenland mum sentenced for neglecting sons - one was only two years old

A Fenland mother who regularly left her two young sons at home alone was caught when a school teacher visited.

The woman, who is in her 30s, would go to work or to other appointments at various times of the day, leaving the boys, aged seven and two, without supervision.

On September

yesterday 09:44
Three Counties Summer Relay proves big hit with locals at Wisbech Park
Three Counties Running Club held their first Summer Relay event in Wisbech Park on Saturday with a fantastic turnout of children, families and club members.
yesterday 08:41
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Scrap HS2 and give us some of the money to spend on vital transport says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer

Don’t throw good money after bad is a sound principle, and for years alarm bells have been ringing over the moneypit that the HS2 project has become, says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer.

He continues: "All around the country, historically underfunded regions like Cambridgeshire and

yesterday 16:02
REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster with a deeper message about unnecessary war at its heart
Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster that also manages to raise questions about the pointless bloodshed of war and the damaging effects of PTSD.
yesterday 16:02
TBAP which has two academies in Wisbech outperforms alternative provision GCSE average

Two academies which provide education to teenagers in Fenland not in a mainstream school are celebrating their best ever GCSE results.

TBAP Octavia Alternative Provider Academy, in Wisbech saw 95 per cent of learners securing at least five or more GCSEs (9-1) or their equivalent, alongside

yesterday 14:59
Local athlete will be supporting EACH as he competes for Great Britain in Triathlon World Championship in Switzerland
Waterbeach athlete Jonathan Clarke flies the flag for Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships in Switzerland next weekend.
yesterday 14:59
NSPCC made 55 referrals following reports of children left home alone in Cambridgeshire

Children's charity made 55 referrals to external agencies in Cambridgeshire following reports of children being left home alone.

The figure comes after a Fenland mother was sentenced yesterday (Thursday) over the neglect of her two young sons.

The woman, in her thirties from the

yesterday 13:56
Fenmen turn focus to FA Cup tie against Ely
Wisbech Town will look to progress in the FA Cup when they take on Ely City in the preliminary round on Saturday.
yesterday 13:56
GCSE results on the up in Cambridgeshire

Students in Cambridgeshire received their Key Stage 4 GCSE results yesterday (22) after sitting exams earlier this summer.

Over the past two years, the Department for Education has been rolling out the new GCSE syllabus. Exams are now graded from 9 (top) to 1 (bottom) with a grade 4

yesterday 12:53
Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieve Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs
Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieved Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs this year.
yesterday 12:53
Paul Bullen, who once led the 12-strong UKIP group on county council, to contest NE Cambs parliamentary seat for Brexit Party
Between 2013 and 2017 he led UKIP through what might be termed its finest hour in Cambridgeshire having won 12 seats on the county council.
yesterday 12:53
Five go skydiving to raise cash for a Wisbech care home

A brave gang of five jumped 10,000 ft to raise money to bring the silver screen to a Fenland care home.

The five from Glennfield Care Home were Jackie Howell, Lifestyle coordinator, her son Sam Sturman, Karen Basset sister of a Glennfiled resident, Jeannette Loomes, a health care assistant

yesterday 11:50
Sainsbury's dash hopes that after nearly 20 years a new access to March town store might be built - well it's not happening
Sainsbury's says the long awaited second exit from their town centre store in March is not expected anytime soon - despite hopes being raised as workmen turned up on site this week.
yesterday 11:50
Suspected drink driver, in his 50s, arrested after ploughing his Vauxhall Corsa car into Peas Hill Roundabout in March
A man has been arrested after smashing - and parking - his car into a Fen roundabout while reportedly under the influence of alcohol.
yesterday 11:50
'Reckless' recovery driver caught speeding at 127mph on A47
A "reckless" recovery driver has been banned from the roads for 28 days after being caught speeding at 127mph on the A47.
yesterday 11:50
'Home Alone' nightmare at Fenland house as brothers aged 2 and 7 regularly left unsupervised while mum went out to work, court told
A mother left her two-year-old son at home and in the 'care' of his seven-year-old brother whilst she went to work, a court heard.
yesterday 10:47
Fenland mum sentenced for neglecting sons - one was only two years old

A Fenland mother who regularly left her two young sons at home alone was caught when a school teacher visited.

The woman, who is in her 30s, would go to work or to other appointments at various times of the day, leaving the boys, aged seven and two, without supervision.

On September

yesterday 09:44
Three Counties Summer Relay proves big hit with locals at Wisbech Park
Three Counties Running Club held their first Summer Relay event in Wisbech Park on Saturday with a fantastic turnout of children, families and club members.
yesterday 08:41
Latest news from Wisbech
yesterday 16:02 Scrap HS2 and give us some of the money to spend on vital transport says Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer
yesterday 16:02 REVIEW: Angel Has Fallen is an edge of your seat ultra-violent action blockbuster with a deeper message about unnecessary war at its heart
yesterday 14:59 TBAP which has two academies in Wisbech outperforms alternative provision GCSE average
yesterday 14:59 Local athlete will be supporting EACH as he competes for Great Britain in Triathlon World Championship in Switzerland
yesterday 13:56 NSPCC made 55 referrals following reports of children left home alone in Cambridgeshire
yesterday 13:56 Fenmen turn focus to FA Cup tie against Ely
yesterday 12:53 GCSE results on the up in Cambridgeshire
yesterday 12:53 Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieve Grades 9 to 4 in their GCSEs
yesterday 12:53 Paul Bullen, who once led the 12-strong UKIP group on county council, to contest NE Cambs parliamentary seat for Brexit Party
yesterday 11:50 Five go skydiving to raise cash for a Wisbech care home
yesterday 11:50 Sainsbury's dash hopes that after nearly 20 years a new access to March town store might be built - well it's not happening
yesterday 11:50 Suspected drink driver, in his 50s, arrested after ploughing his Vauxhall Corsa car into Peas Hill Roundabout in March
yesterday 11:50 'Reckless' recovery driver caught speeding at 127mph on A47
yesterday 10:47 'Home Alone' nightmare at Fenland house as brothers aged 2 and 7 regularly left unsupervised while mum went out to work, court told
yesterday 09:44 Fenland mum sentenced for neglecting sons - one was only two years old
yesterday 08:41 Three Counties Summer Relay proves big hit with locals at Wisbech Park
2019-08-22 23:08 GCSE results 2019: 'Outstanding set of results', says principal as King's Ely students achieve 87 per cent 9-5 grades
2019-08-22 23:08 GCSE results 2019: Seventy five per cent of students at Soham Village College achieve A*-C grades in English and maths
2019-08-22 23:08 GCSE results 2019: Witchford Village College principal Daniel Baxby praises hard-working students on exam results day
2019-08-22 19:59 Wisbech Grammar School pupils respond 'brilliantly' to changes in GCSEs says headmaster
2019-08-22 19:59 Thomas Clarkson Academy GCSE results are best in school's history
2019-08-22 18:56 Midweek football: March Town Utd draw at King’s Lynn Res at Wisbech; Chatteris lose to Comberton
2019-08-22 18:56 GCSE results 2019: Leverington teen Jake Barnes 'overwhelmed' after collecting his results and being named top performer
2019-08-22 17:53 GCSE results day at Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech brings among the best for attainment in school's history
2019-08-22 17:53 Wisbech skaters impress at European Cup Championships
2019-08-22 16:50 Students and staff at Marshland High School achieve beyond expectations with GCSE results in line with the top 20 per cent of schools nationally
2019-08-22 15:47 University Academy Long Sutton principal expresses delight as school's GCSE results are announced
2019-08-22 14:44 Queues as students anxiously gather for their GCSE results at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris
2019-08-22 14:44 Could you do it? Contestants from Fenland and Cambridgeshire wanted for new 2020 series of Naked Attraction on Channel 4
2019-08-22 13:41 Hugs all round at Neale-Wade Academy students in March celebrate their GCSE results
2019-08-22 13:41 Stainless Metalcraft strengthens its key player role in nuclear industry with second acquisition in two months
2019-08-22 13:41 The Lovely Bones is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre
2019-08-22 13:41 Sunday car boot in Wisbech market place under fire - a 'dustbin scenario' says former councillor - but council leader says its boost trade
2019-08-22 12:38 Cromwell Community College in Chatteris celebrate another year of continued GCSE success
2019-08-22 12:38 GCSE results 2019: 59 per cent of students at Ely College score grades 4-9 in English and mathematics
2019-08-22 12:38 The only way is up says Neale-Wade principal with the academy showing huge increase in numbers gaining high marks in English and maths
2019-08-22 12:38 GCSE results 2019: 61 per cent of students at Cromwell Community College achieve grades 9-4 in English and mathematics
2019-08-22 11:35 Neale-Wade Academy in March celebrates significant improvement in GCSE results
2019-08-22 10:32 Hoseasons boss: 'How I overcame vicious bullying'
2019-08-22 09:29 GCSE results day 2019: Good luck to students in Fenland awaiting their's
2019-08-22 08:26 Nick Watson wins Marshland St James Buttonhole Lake qualifier for £2,000 prize match
2019-08-21 19:50 Wisbech LK Tennis Academy players selected for county training at Hills Road, Cambridge from September
2019-08-21 19:50 Dispersal order to be issued for the whole of Cambridgeshire ahead of large static car meet
2019-08-21 18:47 New hate crime reporting facility launched at Fenland District Council centres
2019-08-21 18:47 Free day of cycling fun at Chatteris with children learning to ride a bike
2019-08-21 17:44 Canary Cottage on the A47 has been given Grade II listed status
2019-08-21 17:44 Warning to drivers on country roads after van and tractor crash
2019-08-21 15:38 March Athletic Club’s David Burgess third in Belper Rover 30k race
2019-08-21 14:35 Cambridgeshire County Council leader joins call for fairer funding to even gap between urban and rural authorities
2019-08-21 14:35 Design a flag to fly high above Elgood's Brewery in Wisbech
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