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Alex Spencer is Culture Editor and a senior reporter for the Cambridge Independent. She has previously worked as section editor on Woman's Own and Now Magazine as well as Features Editor for the Sunday People's TV magazine and Health Editor at the South London Press.

Multi-vehicle crash causes three miles of queues on A14

12 October 2021
Multi-vehicle crash causes three miles of queues on A14

Multi-vehicle crash causes three miles of queues on A14

12 October 2021

Police closed one lane of the A14 causing long delays for motorists.


New town of 8,500 homes proposed next to village with population of just 83

11 February 2021
New town of 8,500 homes proposed next to village with population of just 83

New town of 8,500 homes proposed next to village with population of just 83

11 February 2021

Developers are hoping to build a town based on 'garden city principles' with a train station and metro stop.


The home schooling survival guide for parents

20 January 2021
The home schooling survival guide for parents

The home schooling survival guide for parents

20 January 2021

Struggling with home schooling? Worried about English and maths? Help is here.


Burwell village truck convoy celebrates 'Clap for Carers' night

24 April 2020
Burwell village truck convoy celebrates 'Clap for Carers' night

Burwell village truck convoy celebrates 'Clap for Carers' night

24 April 2020

Drivers from Manchetts Vehicle Recovery, which is based in Burwell, decided they wanted to honour all the local key workers in the community.


This is how to become a lockdown astronomer and what you can see

14 April 2020
This is how to become a lockdown astronomer and what you can see

This is how to become a lockdown astronomer and what you can see

14 April 2020

It’s never been a better time to turn your gaze heavenwards as the pollution clears from the skies making the view crystal clear


This is how to watch dozens of West End shows from your sofa

08 April 2020
This is how to watch dozens of West End shows from your sofa

This is how to watch dozens of West End shows from your sofa

08 April 2020

Never mind the front row, you can catch these shows from your front room as theatres make their productions available online.