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Official opening of £550,000 Cambridgeshire cycleway

The Melbourn cycleway route Credit: Greater Cambridge City Deal

A ceremony will be held to mark the official opening of the A10 Melbourn foot and cycleway in Cambridgeshire on Wednesday 15th March.

The £550,000 cycleway is the first Greater Cambridge City Deal project to be delivered and links the village of Melbourn to routes heading to Cambridge.

The route is 2.5km long and connects to the existing cycleways.

It's one of many schemes to improve cycling and walking facilities in and around the city.

The idea is to link up safe travel for pedestrians and cyclists between Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton with rail stations and sites such as the Melbourn Science Park.

The route from Royston to Cambridge, the pink section is the completed Melbourn route. Credit: Greater Cambridge City Deal

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Consultation on waste incinerator plans for Bedfordshire

Countryside close to the proposed site Credit: ITV News Anglia

Opponents of plans to build a controversial waste incinerator in Bedfordshire say a new consultation on the project is the public's last chance to stop it.

Covanta, are hoping to build the facility at Stewartby and were given planning permission in 2013, but the development didn't happen.

Now that a new consultation has begun, there is a possibility the incinerator could be built after all.

"We thought that because Covanta UK had been wound up, that it would have gone back into its coffin. I'm afraid, like Dracula, it's come back out of its coffin."

– Cllr Tim Hill, Bedford Borough Council

Campaign to clean up Luton as fly-tipping soars

Volunteers have taken to the street of Luton to clear up litter. Credit: ITV News Anglia

In 2015-16 it cost nearly £7 million in the Anglia region clearing up litter and fly-tipped waste.

It was particularly bad in Luton where there were more than 4,500 incidents of illegal rubbish dumping which is a 75% increase in four years.

It cost almost £400,000 to clean up, so on the launch of the Great British Spring Clean, volunteers across the town have been taking part in a Luton-wide litter pick.

  • Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

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Cambridge Council commits more money to replace trees damaged by Storm Doris

Thousands of homes lost power across the region.

Cambridge City Council have made a last minute amendment to their 2017-18 budget to provide enough money to plant new trees replacing those blown down or damaged by Storm Doris.

They have committed £16,000 more than was originally planned bringing the total up to £25,000.

The budget which also included commitments to build new council homes was agreed at a meeting last night.

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