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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Your response on St Michael’s Gate was not good enough minister

The Parliamentary debate secured by Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson outlined the disgraceful outcome of a property deal in Peterborough in front of Housing Minister Gavin Barwell. Mr Barwell listened but we wonder whether he actually heard the points being made.

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

It’s not racism – it’s frustration

If you didn’t set limits on your spending every month, the chances are you would soon find that your finances were way out of control.

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Beki Sellick

Highlight our real housing issues - Beki Sellick, Peterborough Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate

Santa can’t always bring us that new i-phone, let alone non-fattening mince pies, happiness – or a home. We are faced with difficult decisions, in an imperfect world with limited resources, unevenly shared. We often don’t have enough information, inaccurate post-truth or only part of the picture.

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

Sweet upshots of the Sugar Tax

This week the parties in the House of Commons are wrangling over the NHS, mainly about money and the need to tackle the big challenges of funding social care in anticipation of major demographic changes. That said, satisfaction with the delivery of local health services has risen in the last six years.

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Stupid FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: FIFA remains stupid, Cobblers boss hung out to dry

So the 48-team World Cup Finals is here.

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Schools: We are on the right track - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

In December I made a commitment to leave no stone unturned in the city’s challenge to raise educational attainment.

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Action from Manchester United v Reading in the FA Cup.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Zzzzz...wake me up when it’s over

Neil Warnock, in a rare moment of clear headedness, summed the FA Cup up best.

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

The glass is fuller than it’s ever been

So 2017 has arrived. Are you, like me, already fed up with people complaining about how terrible 2016 was? The whingeathon on Facebook of folk moaning about Trump/Brexit and the deaths of celebrities who they’d never met and were never likely to? As 
if no famous people had 
ever died prior to last year?!?! People die and are born every day. It’s our human experience.

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

Chew this over as 2017’s bright idea

The story of 2016 was one of departure and demise, a year when, just like a bouquet of gorgeous roses, kissed once too often by the sun, some things just withered and died.

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Cllr John Holdich

I’m optimistic for better exam results

Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich:

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Posh fans queueing up for Chelsea FA Cup tickets.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A poor Posh decision, whining bosses are a festive pain

Someone should be suffering from the burden of responsibility for the farcical way Posh distributed their FA Cup tickets ahead of tomorrow’s third round tie at Chelsea.

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Peterborough Music Festival

Michael Cross: Music Festival will be the highlight of the year

As mentioned in last month’s column, I am sure that your Christmas and New Year festivities included lots of great music and hopefully, perhaps, a New Year’s resolution to dust off that old guitar, join a choir, or quite simply to seek out and enjoy live music much more during 2017.

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Lee Clarke

Lee Clarke: City close to being a seriously great attraction for food lovers nationally

It’s a new year, and that always brings a sense of reflection, and also of anticipation for what the next 12 months might bring.

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

Homelessness crisis

Homelessness became Peterborough’s big issue (no pun intended) at the tailend of last year.

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Max Verstappen (right) would trounce Lewis Hamilton on a level playing field.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Give Max a fast car, Darragh the freedom of the city and give me a ticket to the darts

2016 wasn’t a bad sporting year. Great Britain ruled the Olympics, England’s rugby union team went through the year unbeaten and a little club won the Premier League.

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Brexit, homes and my hardest decision

I think that everyone would agree that 2016 will long live in the memory; and no doubt in history. I could never have predicted both Brexit and Donald Trump winning the US election at the start of the year.

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

My key 2017 priority is education

2016 has certainly been a phenomenal year in many respects and is ending with some endemic social and political issues – like homelessness and pressures on the NHS in Peterborough and across the UK –as yet, still unresolved.

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Maria Sharapova is a villain of 2016.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The heroes and villains of 2016

All good columnists use their last page of the year to remember the best and worst from the previous 12 months.

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

Peterborough’s Turkeys of 2016

It’s a strange almost surreal period between Christmas and New Year but for newspaper columnists it’s easy fodder to look back at the year and look forward to the next.

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John Holdich

Why reading is such a vital skill

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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