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Travelling rights and wrongs

A few weeks back Gary Goose, head of community services at Peterborough City Council called for some ‘myth-busting’ regarding the travelling community in the city.

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

Paul Stainton: The simple pleasures of childhood

I was ten years old during the summer of 1976, a snotty, blonde haired, David Gower wannabe, with freckles and a penchant for Anglo bubbly.

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Speaker's Corner columnists -  Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk/opinion, @peterboroughtel on Twitter, Facebook.com/peterboroughtoday

Andy Monk, UKIP: Why ‘Cinderella’ service cannot go on

This week in Westminster I was with UKIP leadership candidate Lisa Duffy as she launched her vison for the NHS and specifically Mental Health services.

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Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich: 2,096 new jobs already in 2016

If you read last week’s Peterborough Telegraph then you may have seen that online retailer Ocado is to open a distribution hub in the city creating up to 230 jobs.

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

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: Why trust is at the heart of community

One of the benefits of Parliament not sitting in August is that it gives Members of Parliament like myself the opportunity to catch up with a wide range of organisations in their constituencies - to learn more about their activities, plans and just what they do on a day to day basis - something we struggle to do for most of the year because of time constraints.

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England's James Vince.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: An England priority is to fleece fans

England’s cricket team is lucky the Olympics are proving to be a golden delight for Great Britain.

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Almaz Ayana celebrates winning the women's 10,000m.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A great leap of faith required

The Olympic Games didn’t need a runner competing in her second 10,000 metres winning the race by half a lap and smashing the world record by 14 seconds (one that had been set 23 years earlier by a Chinese lady) and her personal best by 50 seconds.

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Great Britain's Tom Daley celebrates winning bronze.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Golf and tennis shouldn’t be included at the Olympics

What I like and dislike about the Olympics.

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Stuart Orme

Stuart Orme: Exploring those hidden places . . .

Whether we admit it or not, we all like to be a little bit nosey. We all have a curiosity about buildings we haven’t been into, or sometimes wonder what goes on behind the scenes in those places that are more familiar.

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

Does Louis deserve a city honour?

So it was silver at the Olympics again for Peterborough’s Louis Smith but at least he got a gold for bad sportsmanship.

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Lisa Forbes

Corbyn offers hope and a fairer future

“The Parliamentary Labour Party has been in what can only be described as a crisis of recent. It has struggled to unite around which direction the party needs to go and indeed who should lead it there,” writes Lisa Forbes.

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

Let’s make home dreams a reality

This week I was pleased to support the efforts of Cross Keys Homes in their efforts to provide more affordable housing in the Gunthorpe area. I don’t always agree with them and will always fight plans for unsuitable developments but they are one of the country’s best housing associations and are innovative in their approach, especially in focusing on the life chances of their tenants and taking a broader quality of life approach to young families in their properties.

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“We’re going to war on fly-tipping” says Peterborough City Council

“We’re going to war on fly-tipping” says Peterborough City Council

£This week we announced that four of our parks and open spaces have been praised as amongst the best in the country,” writes leader of Peterborough City Council John Holdich.

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

‘Olympic Nan’ deserves a medal

It takes great commitment and dedication to reach the top in anything in life, whether you are a famous actor like Warwick Davies or a top gymnast such as Louis Smith.

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Adam Peaty should win all the sports personality of the year contests.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: I love the Olympics, but it’s not the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

No event with Justin Gatlin in it has the right to call itself ‘the Greatest Show on Earth.’

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

No crime at Oxney Road

Let’s face it the Oxney Road area of Peterborough has had more problems than most places in the city.

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

Paul Stainton: I propose a ‘Dance for Dereck Day’

These days it seems that there is an award or honour for everything, from Simon Says to extreme eating; who knew that there was even such a thing as a “whole hog burger” or that it contained over a pound of hamburger, sausage, bacon, prosciutto and pepperoni - plus four types of cheese, garlic mayo and pickles, all topped off with fries and onion rings - that’s a whole 2,850 calories! No, me neither, but apparently it’s “award winning!”

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Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich: Welcome to city’s summer of fun

The school summer holidays can seem like endless fun when you’re young, but they can be challenging if you’re the one responsible for keeping the children entertained.

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Cats Protection

Stop letting kittens have kittens

It doesn’t matter how hard we work to raise awareness of the need to 
neuter or spay 
your cat, it seems the message continues to be ignored.

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Gordon Ramsay

The future chef: Calm, focused and disciplined

In the last three years Peterborough has seen a 36 per cent growth in casual dining restaurants, and in the last 18 months I’ve been thinking more and more about the future of the restaurant industry and the next generation of chefs, says Peterborough chef Lee Clarke. What is there to be excited about? And what should we be wary of? How do make sure this growth continues?

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