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Daniel Zeichner MP visited a Cambridge mum raising funds to support her 7-year-old severely autistic son Owen who has been hit in a nationwide scam.

Heartless Con Man in Disability Dog Scandal

Daniel Zeichner MP visited a Cambridge mum raising funds to support her 7-year-old severely autistic son Owen who has been hit in a nationwide scam. Read more

Cambridge Housing Associations and councillors have met Labour's Shadow Housing Minister John Healey and local MP Daniel Zeichner to highlight their opposition to the housing bill which they say will decimate Cambridge's communities.

Shadow Minister in Cambridge

Cambridge Housing Associations and councillors have met Labour's Shadow Housing Minister John Healey and local MP Daniel Zeichner to highlight their opposition to the housing bill which they say will... Read more

Worried parents attended a packed meeting to discuss the closure of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) pre-school nursery last night.

There were tears and personal stories recounting the problems which closing the nursery will cause.  

Late last week ARU sent a letter to all the parents saying that the cost of running the nursery is the reason for the closure. 

The plan is to close the nursery in June 2016. 

Closure of ARU nursery

Worried parents attended a packed meeting to discuss the closure of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) pre-school nursery last night. There were tears and personal stories recounting the problems which closing the... Read more

Fears for the NHS have been raised by the Chairs of all the NHS organisations in Cambridgeshire who have written a letter to the Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council.

The health bosses warn that Cambridgeshire County Council cuts could have big knock on effects on the NHS.

COUNTY CUTS HIT STRETCHED NHS

Fears for the NHS have been raised by the Chairs of all the NHS organisations in Cambridgeshire who have written a letter to the Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council. The... Read more

A few years ago David Cameron promised a cycling revolution but, as is becoming a recurring theme with this Government, he is yet to deliver on that promise.  Far from a revolution, it’s been business as usual. That means funding has been abruptly stopped, started, and then discarded altogether. Even when money has been allocated to cycling, it’s been decidedly short-term in vision and haphazardly split between multiple disconnected initiatives, leading to a lack of clarity around sources and overall strategy. It’s been difficult to make heads or tails of the piecemeal announcements of so-called cash injections and local schemes and the empty words. But if the Government thinks it can evade scrutiny through incomprehension, they’re wrong. Because some things couldn’t be clearer.

Will the Government break their promise and put the brakes on cycling funding?

A few years ago David Cameron promised a cycling revolution but, as is becoming a recurring theme with this Government, he is yet to deliver on that promise.  Far from... Read more

Home Office blunders were today discussed in Westminster as furious MPs demanded an apology after the government used the wrong data to calculate police funding allocations.

Cambridgeshire Police force has been revealed as one of the big losers and will be a massive £3.4 million worse off.

The Home Office admitted on Friday, the final day of a twice extended consultation on the police funding formula, that they had been using the wrong data.

This mistake means that Cambridgeshire police force will unexpectedly receive £3.4 million less funding and that their financial plans for the next financial year will also have been based on incorrect funding figures. In addition, it is currently unknown what the overall funding for police will be in the 2016/2017 year.

 

Home Office incompetence leaves Cambridgeshire cops out of pocket

Home Office blunders were today discussed in Westminster as furious MPs demanded an apology after the government used the wrong data to calculate police funding allocations. Cambridgeshire Police force has... Read more

The Science and Technology Committee report on the Science Budget was published today.

A key conclusion is that innovation grants – rather than loans – should continue to be used as a key policy tool. 

This has been a hot topic in Cambridge with many small to mid-sized high tech companies warning that a significant loan on their books would make them technically insolvent and stop products getting to market.

Science Budget Reports - Daniel Zeichner responds

The Science and Technology Committee report on the Science Budget was published today. A key conclusion is that innovation grants – rather than loans – should continue to be used... Read more

amira.jpgAmira Haque (20) from Kings Hedges Road has been crowned the overall winner of the Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year awards (YOPEY) which took place last night.

KINGS HEDGES CAMPAIGNER WINS CAMBRIDGESHIRE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Amira Haque (20) from Kings Hedges Road has been crowned the overall winner of the Cambridgeshire Young People of the Year awards (YOPEY) which took place last night. Read more

David Cameron promised a ‘cycling revolution’ yet has repeatedly failed to give cycling the attention it deserves. We really need to see a long-term vision for cycling in this country, finally putting cyclists on the same footing as motorists and making this mode of transport safer and more accessible.

The recent news that the Government’s promised Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy will now be delayed until the spring is yet another blow for cyclists in this country. This isn’t walking pace, it’s a snail’s pace, and it’s simply unacceptable. Ahead of the Spending Review this month we would advise the Government to think long and hard before financially side-lining cyclists once again.

Snail's Pace

David Cameron promised a ‘cycling revolution’ yet has repeatedly failed to give cycling the attention it deserves. We really need to see a long-term vision for cycling in this country,...

Please help me put Cambridgeshire's chronic long-term schools' underfunding under the spotlight.

Despite a top-up last year, Cambridgeshire still languishes in the bottom 20 worst funded areas, receiving just £4261 per pupil compared to schools in the best funded areas which are given on average £6,297 per-pupil.

The existing school funding model is arbitrary and unfair. As a result, schools around the country that are similar can get very different budgets and children with the same needs can receive very different levels of financial support depending on where they go to school.

Please sign the presenting I will be presenting to Parliament later this month.

http://www.danielzeichner.co.uk/fair_school_funding_campaign

UNFAIR SCHOOL FUNDING

Please help me put Cambridgeshire's chronic long-term schools' underfunding under the spotlight. Despite a top-up last year, Cambridgeshire still languishes in the bottom 20 worst funded areas, receiving just £4261... Read more

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