Wheels in Motion for New March Skate Park

I may be a bit old to be hitting the ramps myself, but it is great to hear the exciting plans to build a new and improved Skate Park in March. Fenland District Council is in the early stages of planning a new skate park to replace the aging one in West End Park it …

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Is now the time for a health check?

There is a big push across Government and within our community to encourage people to lead more active lives rather than take lots of pills. When I met with local GPs recently, the key priorities they asked me to focus on was how we reduce cases of obesity, as well as continuing to reduce levels …

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Action to help prevent falls and fractures is welcome

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Last year, falls and fractures cost Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS and social care agencies £85m. Cambridgeshire County Council launched a new online campaign this month which aims to reduce falls, fractures and potential admission to hospital by linking to classes across the county as part of a £3m investment to improve and transform its service to older people. …

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New Police Figures on Domestic Violence Should be a Call to Action

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The equivalent of almost one day a week of police time is being spent on domestic violence related cases according to figures shared with me by Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite. This should act as a wake-up call across our community so that we do more to tackle this issue. East Cambridgeshire District Council …

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Visiting an Award-winning Pig Farm Here in the Fens

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Just over half of the pork that we eat is supplied by British Farmers. As part of Brexit, there are more opportunities to support British farms including the pork industry. British Farms have higher welfare than is often the case in Europe which in turn means fewer antibiotics are used, this is important given the …

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Cannabis-based products for medicinal use

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After several recent moving cases of young children and their families seeking to access cannabis products the Government are making changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 to permit the access of cannabis-based products for medicinal use without the need for a Home Office license. This will apply where there is a clinical need …

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