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The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2016 means that passengers in Cambridge have been hit by a cost increase of 25 per cent since 2010.

Cambridge passengers hit by rail fare hikes

The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2016 means that passengers in Cambridge have been hit by a cost increase of 25 per cent since 2010. Read more

 

The interim chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS), has stepped down.

Last month more than 600 people signed a petition urging Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to keep Dr Marsh in post. It said the loss of Dr Marsh would "clearly impact morale".

East of England Ambulance Chief Steps Down

  The interim chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS), has stepped down. Last month more than 600 people signed a petition urging Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt... Read more

MP Daniel Zeichner joined Cambridge youngsters making and then racing dragons on Jack Warren Green as part of the free Summerdaze programme organised and delivered by ChYpPS (The Children and Young People’s Participation Service).

Mr Zeichner made his own dragon at the “Scrap Dragon Derby” and found out more about the Cambridge Community Scrapstore where all the materials to make the dragons come from. With some hard graft and imagination everyone transformed card and paper, fabric and textiles, netting and rope, and even old buggies, suitcases and tyres into fantastical beasts.

MP surrounded by Dragons

MP Daniel Zeichner joined Cambridge youngsters making and then racing dragons on Jack Warren Green as part of the free Summerdaze programme organised and delivered by ChYpPS (The Children and... Read more

Hiroshama.jpgOn the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Daniel Zeichner MP has called for the horrors of the event never to be repeated.

The first use of an atomic bomb in war took place on August 6 1945 when US air forces dropped a bomb on Hiroshima, which killed up to 180,000 people and destroyed 13 square kilometres of the city. A further bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki three days later and killed between 50,000 and 100,000 people.

 

Daniel Zeichner MP calls for ‘No More Hiroshimas’

On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Daniel Zeichner MP has called for the horrors of the event never to be repeated. The first use of an atomic... Read more

Commenting on the decision by Health regulator Monitor to investigate financial problems at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says that many of the issues have been caused by policy mistakes made by the Government.

He says they must take their share of the responsibility and work with the hospital to tackle the underlying problems: "It is no good just putting Addenbrookes on the naughty step, when we all know there are deep-seated issues across the health and care system which have been made worse by poor Government decisions.

Staff and managers are working their socks off at Addenbrookes to keep services running, but are facing enormous pressures not of their making. Cuts to local councils mean too many frail elderly people staying too long in hospital, while cuts to nurse training has made recruitment in a high-cost area near impossible. Add in the Government's refusal to pay staff what they were promised, which has further damaged morale, and the massively expensive reorganisation of services caused by the Health and Social Care Act, it is no surprise that there are problems.

Addenbrooke’s - Government must take share of responsibility

Commenting on the decision by Health regulator Monitor to investigate financial problems at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says that many of the issues have been caused by policy... Read more

Veteran.jpgCambridge D-Day hero Ken Bright’s battle to get the top French honour, the Legion d’Honneur, was taken to parliament as MP Daniel Zeichner raised his case in a special Westminster debate.
 
Despite being offered the award, bureaucratic delays on both sides of the channel mean Mr Bright (92) and other veterans have not yet received their medals.
 
Mr Zeichner urged Mark Lancaster, the Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans to resolve Ken and other veterans’ cases speedily.
 
The minister admitted there had been an unexpected number of applications with over 3000 veterans applying and at first just one person in the Ministry of Defence assigned to deal with the cases.
 
However he pledged to do everything possible to get “a speedy resolution” and reported that the British Government would resubmit one hundred outstanding cases a week to the French authorities until the backlog was cleared.
 

ZEICHNER TAKES D-DAY MEDAL DELAY TO PARLIAMENT

Cambridge D-Day hero Ken Bright’s battle to get the top French honour, the Legion d’Honneur, was taken to parliament as MP Daniel Zeichner raised his case in a special Westminster... Read more

Following last night’s vote where Daniel Zeichner MP voted against the Welfare Bill said: "Sadly we are faced with a triumphalist Conservative party taking this country in a direction which I believe is fundamentally wrong.

The Conservatives are hell bent on a ruthless reduction in the support to working families through our social security system. Instead of tackling rocketing rents and unscrupulous landlords they are cutting support to children and the most vulnerable, which I find sickening.

 

 

Welfare bill

Following last night’s vote where Daniel Zeichner MP voted against the Welfare Bill said: "Sadly we are faced with a triumphalist Conservative party taking this country in a direction which... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, stepped back in time to visit WaterAid’s pop-up Victorian street to mark 150 years of Britain’s modern sewers and call on the Government to lead the way in ending the global water and sanitation crisis.

The MP met characters from Victorian times to discover what life was like during the Great Stink of 1858 and signed a cross party letter to Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for International Development, calling for the UK Government to take action to help improve sanitation globally.

He said: “It has been an eye-opening (and nose holding!) day, experiencing what life was like in Victorian Britain when people lacked access to safe water and there was no decent sewerage system. 

Investment in water and sanitation had a huge impact on our health and development but sadly in large parts of the world people still have no access to clean water and sanitation.

Fifteen years ago the Labour government worked with other governments on the Millennium Development Goals. They have driven enormous progress. Now later this year the world will come together again at a UN summit to agree new sustainable Development Goals. It is clear that water and sanitation must play a central role as they and are key to achieving a healthier and more prosperous world for all. Ours is the generation that can wipe out extreme poverty."

Britain’s first life-saving sewerage system was created following the ‘Great Stink’, when the stench of the polluted Thames was so unbearable, it sent MPs running from the House of Commons clutching handkerchiefs to their faces and spurring them into action to clean up the city.

The opening of the first modern sewage pumping station in 150 years ago, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, helped prevent cholera outbreaks in London. The disease had had a devastating impact across the country since its arrival in 1831, similar to the effect of Ebola in West Africa today. This marked the start of Britain’s drive to protect public health through good sanitation with similar transformations following across the country.

Daniel Zeichner MP steps back in time at WaterAid’s Victorian street to support taps and toilets for all

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, stepped back in time to visit WaterAid’s pop-up Victorian street to mark 150 years of Britain’s modern sewers and call on the Government to lead the way... Read more

One year from the Battle of the Somme Centenary, Daniel Zeichner MP has urged Cambridge communities to apply for new £4m Heritage Lottery Fund money to explore the impact of the war  

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced new National Lottery money to help communities across the UK mark the Centenary of the First World War and local MP Daniel Zeichner is urging Cambridge communities to apply.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “The projects and stories that have already been shared as part of the First World War Centenary are vital to make sure future generations never forget the horror of war.”     

Cambridge has already benefited from HLF cash with the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery being awarded £10,000 for their project called “Commemoration of World War One in Mill Road Cemetery Cambridge”. The project restored 26 of the most accessible family WWI graves in Mill Road Cemetery, undertook research relating to the graves, and carried out a number of activities with local schools and the wider community.

Now further grants of between £3,000 to £10,000 are available for communities looking to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War. 

New National Lottery investment in First World War Centenary

One year from the Battle of the Somme Centenary, Daniel Zeichner MP has urged Cambridge communities to apply for new £4m Heritage Lottery Fund money to explore the impact of the war  ... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP joined local scientists for the Westminster launch of an awareness-raising campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the Cambridgeshire based leading dementia research charity.

Daniel met scientists at the forefront of dementia research, learned about Alzheimer’s Research UK’s work to fight dementia and improve public understanding and heard from World Dementia Envoy, Dennis Gillings, on the global response to the growing challenge of dementia.

 

Daniel Zeichner MP supports Alzheimer’s Research UK's new awareness campaign

Daniel Zeichner MP joined local scientists for the Westminster launch of an awareness-raising campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the Cambridgeshire based leading dementia research charity. Daniel met scientists at the... Read more

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