WE PROTEST: 32 leading archaeologists pen letter over controversial speech by Fenland Council Leader Alan Melton

THIRTY two leading archaeologists have written to the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard protesting at the “shocking and potentially disastrous” plan to ease archaeological surveys on new developments in Fenland.

In an extraordinary protest, co-ordinated by Christopher Evans, executive director of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit at Cambridge University, the archaeologists claim Fenland District Council could be breaking the law if it goes ahead with its proposals.

Their letter questions the legality of the remarks made by Council Leader Alan Melton during his speech at last week’s Fenland building design awards, sponsored by Fenland Council and the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard. Read more.


Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
Ayr, Ayrshire

When I’m at work (which is only a couple of hours a week these days) I like to pass the time by looking around Britain on StreetView. Quite often I find that even the places with murky reputations have some lovely street scenes and pleasant neighbourhoods. Here’s a little collection of four towns I enjoyed looking around this week.