On This Day: Peterborough City Council’s budgets seldom out of the news

Looking back on this day: Jan 29: The front page from 1975
Looking back on this day: Jan 29: The front page from 1975
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Peterborough Telegraph Archives: Difficulties with balancing the books have never been far away from the town hall - as the front page from this day on 1975 shows.

The cost of car parking and leisure facilities was facing a huge increase to help the council keep down increases in rates for city residents.

Looking back on this day: Jan 29: Mary Prosser waiting for dental clients in 1975.

Looking back on this day: Jan 29: Mary Prosser waiting for dental clients in 1975.

Inside we had a Bretton dental surgery’s baffling lack of patients illustrated by receptionist Mary Prosser, feet up reading a magazine.

Agnes Coles was celebrating on the front page in 1985 after winning £250 in the Telegraph’s Money Maker Bingo competition.

Inside the Peterborough Crosskey Clog dancing group performed in a city pub as part of a recruitment drive, and the Peterborough Ladies Group celebrated their 25th aniversary with a cake.

On the front page in 1995, family doctors were promising to step in to help the district hospital’s crisis in A & E, where a lack of junior doctors was causing a problem.

The Chestnut Play centre was celebrating inside after £1,000 worth of toys was handed over for a toy library, and actress Cheri Lunghi was snapped filming a lavish costume drama at Burghley House.

The 1995 front page was dominated by terrifying arson attacks in Bretton, where people were lucky to be alive, while inside we featured the launch of a new friendship club at The Lindens, on Lincoln Road, and a surge in young Asian boys taking up boxing, spurred on by the Olympic heroics of Amir Khan.

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