Vince Cable’s New Year Message – Three Crucial Months

As we enter 2019, time is ticking down on Brexit, and with it the whole future of the country. The history books will look back on these coming three months as critical. It is almost unbelievable that Parliament is waiting a further week to return! After two long years of negotiation, the Prime Minister has brought […]

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Why Paddy Ashdown thinks Politics is Failing

I have lost count of the times when campaigning or door knocking to get peoples views, I get some one literally interrupt my doorstep introduction to tell me firmly “sorry I am not interested in politics”,  bid me good bye and then firmly

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Paddy Ashdown on The Global Power Shift

We live in turbulent times, as events of the last two and a half years have shown.  Some of us may think it was unforseen, but that would be showing up our ignorance. Some saw this turbulence way ahead of now, and one of those

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Vince’s Christmas message – Empty chairs at the Christmas Table

Vince Cable the Liberal Democrat Leader, has used his Christmas message to focus on the issue of knife crime . He has worked with the St Giles Trust to learn more about the gang culture fuelling knife crime that is costing young people their lives. St Giles Trust is a charity helping people facing severe disadvantage to find […]

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Paddy Ashdown Dies Aged 77

The sad news came yesterday evening that Paddy Ashdown, former Liberal Democrat Leader, passed away aged 77.  I read the breaking news headlines in shock, because I’d seen him only

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Changes to Bin Collections for Festive Season

South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge residents should double-check their bin collection dates during the Christmas and New Year festive period. The Council is also requesting that residents recycle as much as possible during the festivities.

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Lest we Forget Them – One Hundred Years On

So today, another Rememberance Sunday, is  #100years since the guns fell silent after the blood shed of World War I.  All over the country, communities are holding services of remembrance to thank all those who were involved in the conflict in one way or another, and to commemorate the lives of those

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Mayor Palmer now backs the Cambourne to Cambridge Busway

In what is seen as a massive turn around, Mayor James Palmer has now told the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) to “step up and deliver” the Cambourne to Cambridge busway.

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Local Plan Adopted by South Cambridgeshire Councillors

The much awaited South Cambridgeshire Local Plan finally got to be presented to Full Council at its meeting on Thursday 27th September 2018.  This was a date that for me came with very mixed emotions, given the events that led up to that point in time. I had spent considerable time thinking about what I […]

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Villages Getting More Influence over Design of New Developments

Eight South Cambridgeshire villages are getting more of a say in the look and feel of new developments in their communities, as part of a ground-breaking planning initiative.

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