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New service to help Peterborough’s unemployed

A new service has been introduced in Peterborough to help unemployed residents find and sustain lasting employment.

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Gill and Simon Robinson with their daughter Alice Jackson and son George Robinson at the recent BGL Sports Bash in Stamford. Photo: David Lowndes EMN-160729-185652009

Trinity running for paralysed Stamford schoolboy George Robinson

Stamford-based Trinity Event Solutions are taking part in a duathlon in September raising money for the #teamgeorge charity trust.

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Peterborough’s first class posties deliver the goods

Peterborough’s first class posties deliver the goods

First class posties in Peterborough have been delivering results in hitting mail delivery targets.

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New homes demand high despite Brexit, says Persimmon MD

The demand for new homes in the region continued in the first half of 2016, according to the UK’s Peterborough-based leading new homes builder.

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Afternoon tea and cocktails ... that’s Harry’s game

Peterborough’s latest day/night venue opens on Friday aimed at those who love the finer things in life.

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Peterborough Railway Station. Photo: Paul Franks

New contract for East Anglian rail franchise - with increased service for Peterborough

There will be more train journeys between Peterborough and Ipswich as Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise

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CCTV footage of Mr Corbyn released by Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains say there were plenty of seats on train through Peterborough and Grantham which saw Jeremy Corbyn sit on the floor

Virgin Trains has said there were empty seats on the train which Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn travelled on by sitting on the floor and said was ‘ram-packed.’

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Duncan Vessey

Microbrewer’s special monster ale for Peterborough Green Festival

Castor’s Ales’ Duncan Vessey gave his backing to Peterborough’s Green Festival last week with a special brew for the occasion - Flood Monster.

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Finn Mclean, right, from Bourne, in Mowbeck a four-piece band set to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. EMN-160817-170840001

Drummer is ready to rock at Reading and Leeds Festivals

A drummer from Bourne is busy preparing for the biggest gigs of his life at the hugely popular Reading and Leeds Festivals.

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Spalding & Peterborough Transport Forum chairman George Scott (second left) with representatives from Network Rail, East Midlands Trains, forum members and Spalding town centre manager Dennis Hannant (right) at the town's rail station.
Photo by Tim Wilson.

Hayes to headline transport talks with group in Spalding

New Transport Minister John Hayes and a campaigner for better bus, rail and road services in England and Wales are to meet with Spalding commuters next month.

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Hotel Chocolat opens in Queensgate on August 19.

Win: £250 in prizes to spend at Hotel Chocolat’s new Peterborough store

If you had £100 to spend at Hotel Chocolat, would you treat yourself to a bottle of Salted Caramel Cocoa Vodka, share a Chocolate Dipping Adventure with a friend, make someone’s birthday with a hamper of chocolate and Prosecco – or all three?

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Queuing traffic - stock photo

Two accidents cause delays on the A1 northbound near Colsterworth - traffic queueing back to Stamford

Two accidents caused delays on the A1 as drivers look to make their way home on Wednesday, August 17.

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Strike action on East Coast Mainline called off by RMT

There is good news for commuters as the planned strike action announced by the trade union RMT has been suspended.

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Hotel Chocolat to open this week

FREE treats and discounts as Hotel Chocolat set to open in Peterborough

Popular chocolatier Hotel Chocolat to open new outlet in Peterborough this week and has a range of gifts and special offers lined up to celebrate its launch.

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How to avoid making yourself a crime target with your social media posts

How to avoid making yourself a crime target with your social media posts

Social media can increasingly tell potential burglars information that will make their job much easier.

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Phillip Monks, chief executive  of Aldermore.

Peterborough-based Aldermore shrugs off economic uncertainty with profits surge

Peterborough-based challenger bank Aldermore has brushed off concerns over Brexit and low interest rates with a 50 per cent rise in profits.

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UPDATE: Dates announced for Virgin Trains East Coast staff to go on strike this month

Staff on Virgin Trains East Coast will go on strike this month over a threat to jobs, working conditions and safety, the rail union RMT has announced today, Friday August 12.

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DEAL: from left, Simon Moore, head of Yorkshire Banks Customer Banking Centre in Peterborough, Rob Facer, owner and chairman of Barnack Estates UK, and Steve Woods, relationship manager at Yorkshire Banks Customer Banking Centre.

£3 million warehouse expansion for thriving Peterborough company

A Peterborough company has just completed a £3 million plus expansion.

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Signal problems at Peterborough causing 45 minute delays on trains

A signalling problem at Peterborough is causing delays of up to 45 minutes to trains between Peterborough and London Kings Cross.

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Amazon’s distribution centre in Peterborough sold to new landlord in multi-million deal

Online retailer Amazon’s distribution hub in Peterborough has been sold in a £42.9 million deal.

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