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Peterborough Telegraph's Man behind the mic column by Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Is school run worth the danger?

W e would do anything to keep our children safe, for most of us it is the basic of all instincts; protect your young.

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John Holdich

Rising costs of ageing population

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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Samantha winning her Pride in Peterborough awards in 2013 for Overall Achiever and Young Achiever

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Sam really was a true inspiration to us all

Samantha Walker was an inspirational character and someone who had become well known to us here at the PT.

Cambridgeshire
Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

The benefits of Universal Credit

The debate on homelessness in the city continues and some have claimed that benefit changes are the real cause of the spike in people presenting to Peterborough City Council as statutorily homeless.

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Robert Huth is useless.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Laugh out loud at Leicester City, Root needs to get lucky, the state of Scottish football

I would be loving Leicester City’s capitulation this season, but for the presence of manager Claudio Ranieri at the King Power Stadium.

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OPINION: Bollards to you

OPINION: Bollards to you

The good people of Peterborough Civic Society tweeted this picture on Sunday evening with the following comment:“New car park? Cathedral Square 8.10pm this evening. Shouldn’t the Long Causeway bollards be raised to prevent this?’’

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Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Faye’s brave family succeeded where the Government failed

I can’t begin to imagine how grieving dad Neil Burdett finds the will to go on with life. One year ago Neil and his wife Jenny lost their two-year-old daugher Faye to meningitis B.

Lifestyle
England's Nathan Hughes is tackled by Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar of Wales.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The perfect antidote for insomnia

I try to enjoy rugby union internationals I really do.

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Taking rough sleepers off streets

Cllr John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

A housing crisis that needs fixing

This week, the Government launched its new housing White Paper for consultation, entitled “Fixing our Broken Housing Market”. I’ve always taken a great interest in housing and planning and that’s why in response to what I thought was an incoherent policy, resulting in too few good quality homes, I wrote my own housing policy for Peterborough in 2011.

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Peterborough Telegraph's Man behind the mic column by Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Mayoral race is a poor bet for city

The runners and riders are all at the starting line (barring any last-minute entrants) for the Mayoral million-pound election stakes, or as most people are calling it: the over the barrel handicap.

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Pulling away in 1982.

Keith has ticket to ride

Keith Hardy was a station chargeman at Peterborough railway station, working on platforms 4 and 5 from 1980 to 1993. He started working for the railways aged 15 as a yard messenger and also worked as a railway guard and shunted in the yards. Remembering the picture he said: “On that day in 1982 a woman and her two children were saying goodbye to their nanny and grandad, who were travelling to Somerset.”

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Pancake races coming to the cathedral

Flipping pancakes in the Precincts

Stuart Orme, director of operations, Peterborough Cathedral:

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Alastair Cook has done his country a great service by quitting.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Why Cook quitting is a good thing, Brady is the best of the bunch, six observations from the Six Nations

Thank goodness he’s gone.

Cricket
Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

The trouble with charity... and honours

David Beckham’s charity efforts put me to shame – in fact most people’s do.

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Over-promoted Aidy Boothroyd

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The most undeserved successful audition since Honey G’s at the X Factor

I blame Sam Allardyce.

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Lee Clarke: Love is a many splendored - and tasty - thing

Love is a many-splendored thing - or so Frank Sinatra and many others once sang.

Cambridgeshire
Whose railway is it anyway? - Lisa Forbes

Whose railway is it anyway? - Lisa Forbes

Lisa Forbes, Labour parliamentary spokeswoman in Peterborough writes: It was, of course, encouraging reading in the Peterborough Telegraph recently that Network Rail now has plans in place to upgrade the East Coast mainline rail services, meaning Peterborough to London King’s Cross will see faster journey times and more frequent services. It does not necessarily make up for the fact that the UK has the most expensive and least reliable rail services in Western Europe, but welcome nonetheless.

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Peterborough Telegraph's Man behind the mic column by Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

The positive side of a great game

Football fans are often much maligned and get likened to everything from Attila the Hun, to Begby, from the film Trainspotting.

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