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Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

Business
George Whiteman with the Top Club trophy and Top Girl  winner Amy Paget.

Another wonderful weekend for those young speed COPS

There was another dominant display by City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) at the weekend.

Swimming
Austin Gold

What’s on in Peterborough’s pubs, clubs and bars

A charity Winter Beer Festival with two nights of live music kicks off the weekend early at The Ploughman in Werrington tonight.

Whats on
Cricket

Ashes column: Men behaving badly

If it hadn’t been for Kerry Packer, World Series Cricket and the smartphone, England’s Ben Stokes might well be out in Australia defending the Ashes, this winter, rather than waiting at home to see if he’ll be charged with actual bodily harm, after that brawl in Bristol, last September.

Cricket
Matthew Donaldson, chief executive of the BGL Group, based in Peterborough.

Leading Peterborough employer secures £675 million injection from international investment company

Peterborough-based insurance giant BGL Group has secured a £675 million investment from an international investment company.

Business
John Whincup.

Whincup’s a winner on the Beastie

There was a good turnout for the Decoy Sunday Open match which saw anglers spread over both the Horseshoe and Beastie Lake.

Angling
Richard Bond won at Rookery Waters.

You can’t beat the good Old Nene at this time of year

Sometimes I don’t think anglers in the area realise just how good our local fenland waters are, particularly at this time of year when winter settles in and we have some heavy frosts to contend with.

Angling
Mike Jones at Park Lane Primary School. Pictures: RWT Photography

Referees Day another big hit for hundreds

Premier League referee Mike Jones was certainly kept busy when he visited Peterborough last week.

Local Football
Alan Pardew.

RUMOUR MILL: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone’s representatives contact Everton to express his interest in vacant manager’s position | Liverpool contact PSG over loan move for Julian Draxler | Arsenal could snap up Inter Milan’s Joao Mario for £26m

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone’s representatives have contacted Everton to express his interest in the vacant manager’s position and the rest of today’s gossip.

Football
Andy Mills supporting his beloved Peterborough United. Picture: Joe Dent/theposh.com

Tributes to passionate Posh fan and charity fundraiser

Posh fans are being urged to pay tribute to a passionate supporter who passed away this week.

News
A47 shut between Guyhirn and Wisbech after crash

A47 shut between Guyhirn and Wisbech after crash

A serious crash closed the A47 in the Fens this morning (Thursday).

News
Puzzles? in Peterborough has teamed up with Deliveroo as the company offers to bring food to pubs and bars without kitchens

Peterborough bar takes part in groundbreaking national pilot scheme with Deliveroo

A Peterborough bar is one of the first in the country to team up with Deliveroo, which will begin delivering to drinking establishments without kitchens.
Business
Evander Wishart leads from fellow Fenland Clarion rider Fearne Starr in the Muddy Monsters event.

Evander makes a winning start in Muddy Monsters

Fenland Clarion youngster Evander Wishart was in great form as the Muddy Monsters (North Cambs) Youth Series kicked off in King’s Lynn.

Cycling
Martin Spencer and Annalisa Dunham have England trials coming up.

Northants B team are tough nuts to crack

Although they have only taken seven points from their opening two matches in the Derbyshire Trophy, the English Bowling Federation’s inter-county indoor championship, the newly-formed Northants B team are proving a tough nut to crack.

Bowls
Steve Robinson won the Eastern Cross-Country Championships at Bury St Edmunds.

Robinson recovers just in time to take the Eastern title

An eleventh hour decision to run proved the right choice for Peterborough AC’s Steve Robinson as he ran out an easy winner of the Eastern Cross-Country Championships on Saturday.

Athletics
Nandeli Pelembe.

Whitton is on the run for 24 hours

Eye Runner Lee Whitton is no stranger to bizarre challenges, but he topped the lot of them on Saturday winning a 24-hour running competition.

Athletics
Phil Martin.

Martin is third in only his second cross-country run

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Welshman travelled from Peterborough to Northern Ireland to compete in Saturday’s deadly serious British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International in Derry.

Athletics
George Fox in action.

Phantoms youngsters are Winter wonders

The Peterborough Phantoms BMX Club turned in some fine performances in the third round of the East Winter Series at Braintree.

Cycling
PACTRAC prizewinners, from the left,  Susie Freeman, Simon Hoppe and Georgina Jennings.

Treble champion Jennings takes top PACTRAC prize

Peterborough Triathlon Club (PACTRAC) super veteran Georgina Jennings picked up the Outstanding Performance Trophy when the club held their annual prize presentation evening at the Kings Arms

Sport
Kacper Kozak was unlucky to lose his championship bout.

City Police are all left gutted by a Dagenham ‘robbery’

City boxing coach Chris Baker was ‘gutted’ after watching a split decision go against one of his fighters at the weekend.

Boxing
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