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Website to help with walking in the city

A new website will make it easier to enjoy walking in your local area.

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Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Plastic bag ban halves beach litter

Britain’s beaches are getting cleaner, following the introduction of the 5p plastic bag tax.

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Litter around GN Cottages at Millfield. EMN-160318-180320009

Council to decide on litter hit squad in next budget proposals

Funding for a two-person litter hit squad in Peterborough will be considered by the city council in its next set of budget proposals.

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File photo: Press Association

Energy firm puts up prices by 9%

Peterborough Energy, a partnership between the city council and OVO, has increased its prices by nine per cent for new and renewing customers.

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Peterborough at the centre of historic first for rare species

Peterborough at the centre of historic first for rare species

A significant British wildlife first has been discovered right here in Peterborough.

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Tree planting sessions available

An exciting project is currently looking for volunteers to help make a difference in their local environment by planting new trees around the city.

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Local Green Party members and representatives of Cross Keys Homes attending a litter pick at Beckingham with Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley EMN-160111-154737009

Green Party co-leader calls for fly-tipping ‘amnesty’ on Peterborough visit

The co-leader of the Green Party called for a fly-tipping amnesty in Orton Goldhay after visiting the area on Tuesday (November 1) alongside the party’s Peterborough branch.

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Fly-tipping in Peterborough EMN-160919-171206009

Green Party co-leader calls for fly-tipping amnesties in Peterborough

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley is visiting Orton Goldhay to call on Peterborough City Council to introduce regular fly-tipping amnesties in the area.

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Energy news

Cambridgeshire residents ‘lost £45 million by not switching energy suppliers’

People in Cambridgeshire are potentially losing out on millions of pounds in savings by not switching energy suppliers, according to new research.

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Coun Gavin Elsey, Coun John Peach, Yvonne Lowndes, chairman of the Friends of Central Park with Ian lilley, Steve Woodruff and Arthur Fisher (park rangers) with their new Green Flag EMN-150816-170026009

‘We got it wrong’ - Central and Itter parks get winter attendants re-instated after Peterborough council leader admits cuts mistake

Central Park and Itter Park will have winter attendants re-instated after the leader of Peterborough City Council admitted removing them was a mistake.

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Nedelcho Nedelchev, of Peterborough, dumped a sofa and an armchair from the back of his van on land off South Drove at Spalding Common on May 24. ANL-161027-141942001

Bill of over £1,000 for fly tipper who dumped furniture in Spalding

South Holland District Council continued its war on fly tippers by securing another prosecution this week, the culprit ending up with a bill for £1,063.

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Litter around GN Cottages at Millfield. EMN-160318-180320009

Give us hit squad to tackle Peterborough litter blight

A hit squad targeting litter hotspots is one of several recommendations to smarten up Peterborough’s appearance.

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Brown bins. Photo: Paul Franks

Fenland Council Cabinet approves brown bin charge

Fenland Council’s controversial proposal to introduce a charge for its brown bin service was given the go-ahead by the authority’s Cabinet today (Thursday).

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The rubbish dumped in Falls Drove. ANL-161017-162710001

Householder hit with £1,680 bill after his rubbish was dumped in Crowland

A man has been hit with a bill of £1,680.23 after his unwanted household items were found dumped in two locations near Crowland.

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Ian McGlynn took this photo of the capybara in Empingham EMN-160928-095852001

Mystery of giant rodent ‘bigger than a labrador’ living in Empingham is solved, as estate agent reveals he is the owner

A giant rodent spotted living by a stream in Empingham belongs to a local estate agent, we can reveal.

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What makes you proud of Peterborough?

Charity wants to hear ‘What makes you proud of Peterborough?’

A city-based charity is asking: What do you like about the local environment in Peterborough? What change do you want to see? How can the city and surrounding areas be improved?

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Community group receives £3,000

A Werrington community project has received £3,000 from the Love Peterborough: Love Community recycling reward scheme.

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Warren OCallaghan and Coralie Taylor from CALA Homes, with Kathy Wormald from Froglife

Sponsor boost for reserve

Visitors to a Peterborough nature reserve will be able to take advantage of a clearer route through thanks to a new sponsorship deal.

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Bins being collected.

Recycle ‘unusual suspects’

Residents are being urged to recycle ‘the unusual suspects’ to boost the city’s green credentials.

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Localised flooding could happen anywhere in East Anglia today

Met Office updates its storm warning for the East today

Some places in the east of England could get half the average monthly rainfall it a few hours today, the Met Office has warned.

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