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VIDEO: Peterborough motorist who pulled U-turn on parkway says fasting and lack of sleep ‘affected his driving’

A man who pulled a U-turn on a 70mph stretch of a Peterborough parkway said a lack of sleep and fasting for Ramadan may have had an impact on his driving.

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The lethal looking knife. Picture: Peterborough PES team

Giant machete found in Peterborough park bushes

A huge machete has been recovered from bushes in a Peterborough park.

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Call police if you think you have been a victim of the scam

Warning over telephone scam in Peterborough

Residents in Peterborough are being warned about a telephone scam which has seen victims hand bank details over to fraudsters.

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Do you recognise this man?

CCTV released after credit cards stolen and used

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Godmanchester.

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Police at Rivergate

Men charged over Peterborough city centre violence

Two men have been charged following reports of violence in Peterborough city centre.

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Growing flowers in Kenya.

New cash and carry is set to blossom in Peterborough

A cash and carry store specialising in flowers and plants is to open in Peterborough.

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The emergency services at the scene

No charges after Peterborough bus fight

A man arrested following a fight on a bus in Peterborough city centre has been released without charge.

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Police news

Three released by Peterborough police as drugs investigation continues

Three men from Peterborough have been released under investigation by police on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply after police stopped a car for not having insurance.

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'Iam hare aware' - the mud scuplture that appeared at the Sleaford Standard offices overnight. EMN-170921-130104001

Are you hare aware? - Banksy-style ‘hare bomber’ creating mud sculptures in artistic campaign to combat illegal hare coursing in Lincolnshire

A Sleaford ceramic artist has turned into a Banksy-style ‘hare bomber’ creating mud sculptures of the creatures to raise awareness against illegal hare coursing gangs targeting Lincolnshire on a daily basis.

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Metro Bank counter.

Bank vows two days of celebrations as it opens in Peterborough

A bank has promised two days of celebration when it throws open its doors to customers in Peterborough.

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Police news

Spalding man fined after false report of robbery to police

A 64 year-old Spalding man has been issued with a fixed penalty notice of £90 for wasting police time after making a false report of attempted robbery.

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From left, Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr John Fox,  Mayoress Cllr Judy Fox and Ben Ford, head of customer experience for Addison Lee.

Hundreds turn out for jobs show in Peterborough

Organisers of a jobs show in Peterborough say they are delighted with the number of people who attended the event.

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A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking �60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original �10.99 price tag. SWNS

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

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The quarry in Mepal where the human head was found - Image Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. Picture by Terry Harris / i-Image

Severed head found in Cambridgeshire quarry was from man killed by train, police believe

A mysterious decapitated head which was discovered by police last year may date back to a tragic death half a century ago.

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Cllr Darren Fower

Peterborough councillor defecting to Labour calls Liberal Democrats ‘Tory lite alternative’

A leading Liberal Democrat councillor has defected to Labour after accusing his colleagues of appearing like a “Tory lite alternative.”

Politics
The emergency services at the scene

Bus dispute leads to street fight in Peterborough with two men arrested

Two men have been arrested after a dispute on a Peterborough bus turned into a street fight.

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Police at Rivergate

Men arrested following violence in Peterborough city centre

Three men have been arrested after reports a group of men were fighting in Peterborough city centre.

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Police raid a home at  Oakroyd Cresent, Wisbech where they found a cannabis factory. EMN-170915-140506009

More arrests after £250,000 cannabis factory found in Wisbech

Two men have been arrested after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Wisbech which had a potential yield of £250,000.

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REVEALED: New statistics reveal the most popular baby names in England and Wales

REVEALED: New statistics reveal the most popular baby names in England and Wales

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

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Brian Blessed.

Actor Brian Blessed to be guest speaker at Peterborough Cathedral’s Christmas banquet

Booming actor Brian Blessed will be the guest speaker at a special banquet to be held at Peterborough Cathedral.

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