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The fuel duty stabiliser dilemma

Like everyone else, I have had enough of rising fuel prices, especially as I live in a rural Cambridgeshire village. How to deal with it is a complex issue which the government is currently grasping with. On the one hand, a fuel duty stabiliser might seem an attractive option, but it is a short-term fix as it would work by cutting fuel duty at a time of rising pump prices – as well as...
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European Parliament needs security shake-up

My MEP Robert Sturdy has called for the sacking of the security company at the European Parliament in Brussels following an armed robbery; its third major security breach in two years. That makes sense to me. If this had happened in Westminster, I am sure that would happen. Parliament.com reports that two men, one of them armed, held up the post office in parliament last Friday and reportedly...
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Judging our young civil engineers

Congratulations to young civil engineers from Pick Everard in Bury St Edmunds office who last night won the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East of England Communications Competition. For the second year I was invited to be one of the judges and we were unanimous in our decision. We were impressed with their presentation of an eco village designed to meet housing needs in a sustainable way...
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