Centrica to spend ‘tens of millions’ on new gas power plant in Peterborough

Centrica plc has today confirmed plans spend £180million to build a series of flexible power facilities, including one in Peterborough, having secured 15 year agreements for over 500MW of new capacity.

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COACH SCARE: Schoolchildren had to scramble out of a coach that left the road and capsized into a dyke in Moulton Seas End.

Bus ditch crash scare for pupils

Students from three Spalding schools scrambled their way out of a coach after it ended up in a ditch in Moulton Seas End.

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Squirrel causes power cut for 1,000 Cambridgeshire homes

Squirrel causes power cut for 1,000 Cambridgeshire homes

Electricity chiefs this morning blamed a squirrel for a fault which left 1,000 homes without power.

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2016 NatWest everywoman Awards. Photo by Steve Dunlop

Inspirational Peterborough businesswoman wins national award after overcoming adversity time and again

A Peterborough businesswoman has been given a national award for inspiring others with her entrepreneurial story which began with her maternity leave and has seen her overcome adversity and ill-health.

An image shows how Newark East, Peterborough, should appear when completed.

Construction work starts on new industial estate in Peterborough

Work has begun on the development of a new industrial estate in Peterborough.

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The site of the proposed Puzzles bar in Bridge Street.

Bridge Street bar clears planning hurdles

The latest addition to Peterborough city centre’s night time economy – a “relaxed” bar called Puzzles? - looks set to open before Christmas.

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Innovation Lab Launch, Caroline Hyde, Steve Bowyer, Chris Curry, Baroness Stedman-Scott, Tim Jones and Monica Grady hold the ribbon as the Baroness officially opens the Innovation Lab.
Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough
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Peterborough looks to the future as hi-tech hub opens

About 80 people turned out for the official opening of Peterborough’s £300,000 Innovation Lab.

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A touch of 1940s Glam comes to Westgate Arcade

You’ll be forgiven for dancing your merry way along Peterborough’s Westgate Arcade in Queensgate Shopping Centre as the Christmas-lit mall introduces live music every month!

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Holiday giant Thomas Cook to buy out Co-operative Travel

Peterborough-based Thomas Cook is to buy out its trading partner Co-operative Travel in a deal worth £55.8 million.

The premises for vehicle lighting specialists Dun-Bri in Peterborough.

Vehicle lighting specialist to motor into Peterborough

Commercial and emergency vehicle lighting specialist Dun-Bri is to create jobs in Peterborough with the opening of an outlet in Peterborough.

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Train operator announces delay compensation extension, but campaigners say sort service out first

As passengers face a new round of fare rises, an East Anglia rail operator has pledged to extend its compensation scheme for late or cancelled services.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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Turkey ready for Christmas lunch,

Restaurant tip for your turkey, veg and Yorkshire puds

You will have seen over the last month, since my last column (says Lee Clarke), a number of changes taking place in our city – the leaves are dropping faster, if they’re not gone already; the chill in the air is getting more bitter by the day, and decorations are starting to pop up in windows as Christmas music plays across every store in town.

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Alex Smith, Assistant Site Manager, Rob Crossland, Construction Manager, Caroline Major,Marketing Co-ordinator, Claire Neal, Development Sales Manager

Construction of new homes begins at former Peterborough District Hospital site

Work has started on construction of the first phase of homes at Oakthorpe, the site of the former Peterborough District Hospital.

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Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Morrisons is bringing back Christmas carols to its stores after 15 years, after listening to its customers who said they preferred traditional songs to pop music.

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The interior of the Innovation Lab.

New hi-tech lab in Peterborough will be at heart of future jobs and wealth creation

A hi-tech laboratory has been created in Peterborough to develop the jobs and wealth-creating technologies of the future.

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A  three-fold Robin Card by artist Mark Hearld - on sale at Art in the Heart.

Retailer’s desperate plea to Peterborough shoppers

A plea for help has gone out to shoppers in Peterborough from one city retailer.

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Library picture: steam makes a return visit to Spalding.

LMS Duchess class steam trains to pass through Spalding – and there will be an Orient Express coach

Spalding train enthusiast David Mead says steam trains will pass through Spalding on Thursday and Saturday – and there’s an Orient Express Pullman coach to watch out for on Thursday too.

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Peterborough Arena will “fine tune traffic flow” following Billy Connolly’s “win for the city”

Bosses at Peterborough Arena have promised to review what went well and how improvements can be made after issues with traffic and seating angered fans attending comedian Billy Connolly’s show on Friday night.

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New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

Vegans and vegetarians have voiced outrage after revelations that the new £5 notes contain animal fat.

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