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Devolution paves way for homes

As part of the devolution deal across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the government committed to a housing fund of £100million to be spent over the next five years, writes Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich.

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The hazards of the profession

The hazards of the profession

A couple of weekends ago, I went into the city centre to talk to residents; the skies were blue, the air was warm, and the bright sunlight had drawn out happy families. I spoke to a lot of people. I chatted with an elderly woman who was perched by a bank on Cathedral Square; she told me that the weather had encouraged her to come out, otherwise she’d have remained at home alone. I spoke to a homeless man, who was at pains to tell me, unconvincingly, that he had somewhere to go and a place to stay.

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Delightfully delicious - it’s a doddle

At the risk of repeating myself, I am talking about mangoes again this week. Well, I DO tend to repeat myself, but I think that’s a sign of age. However, this repetition - discussing mango recipes - is purposeful and not my grey matter getting even greyer.

Lifestyle
Roger Federer is the greatest.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Federer is the greatest, but women’s tennis is better, Joe is a root cause of England’s cricket problems

It wasn’t Roger Federer’s fault that the men’s singles at Wimbledon was a shambles or that his final opponent turned out to be a fragile cry baby.

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

Time to bridge Peterborough’s gap with some joined up thinking

Everybody loves a bridge. And everybody wants a bridge.The bridge in question is a new foot/cycle bridge linking the Embankment with the new development at Fletton Quays.

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Clap your hands if you're not worth �50 million. Kyle Walker.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Pep is trashing his own reputation

Pep Guardiola is doing his best to trash his own reputation.

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Has a year made any difference?

Thursday, 13 th July, is exactly one year to the day that we received a promise by Theresa May in her first public statement as Prime Minister: “If you’re one of those families, if you’re just managing, I want to address you directly…”

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

Do we care what others think?

It seems that there is a survey out every other week focusing on one ridiculous subject or another, ranging from how many people in Swansea like the late, Barry Norman’s pickled onions (‘and why not’) to how many parents are upset with primary schools for hosting non-competitive sports days.

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John Holdich

Lottery to help our good causes

You may have heard rumours that there are plans to launch a Peterborough Lottery with proceeds supporting local community groups and charities, writes Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich.

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MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

A diversity of mindsets is needed

By the time this article is published, it will be over a week since I delivered my Maiden Speech at the House of Commons.

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Saag Aloo

Parveen The Spice Queen: Vegans, say Aloo to this dish

I think Indian food lends itself so well to vegetarianism and veganism. There is a huge variety of recipes for vegetables, pulses, lentils and legumes.

Cambridgeshire
Romelu Lukaku isn't good enough.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: England can beat All Blacks, Gatland is my hero, Lukaku isn’t good enough for United

Make no mistake the British Lions have done world rugby union a massive favour.

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

If we must have a Bridge Street ban then enforce it

I know how Steve Ovett and Seb Coe felt as they stood on the starting line in Oslo’s Bislett Stadium on one of those hot summer evenings back in the 80s.

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Old Scarlett

Shakespeare, Hamlet, Peterborough Cathedral and Old Scarlett

Did you know that someone buried in the cathedral may be the inspiration for a character in a Shakespeare play? Actually, there’s more than one, as Katharine of Aragon appears in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VIII’, based around the events of the annulment of her marriage to the eponymous king and his wedding to Anne Boleyn.

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I love most fans at Wimbledon.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Why I miss Dan Maskell

Not even the sight of Labour politician and ‘man-of-the-people’ Tom Watson mixing it with the toffs in the Royal Box at Wimbledon could put me off one of the sporting highlights of our calender.

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Strong foundation for Green Party

It can’t have escaped your notice that the Green Party is enjoying a surge of popularity in Peterborough, the like of which we have never known before, writes Julie Howell, co-ordinator of Peterborough Green Party

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John Holdich

Digital city is leading the way

On Monday Peterborough was highlighted as an example of a city leading the way in providing fast internet speeds to launch the Government’s new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, writes Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich.

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

Mayor must make right decision

Democracy is all well and good, but sometimes I feel like we could do with a spot of dictatorship to ensure that things get done.

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MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

Money should be spent on services

The announcement of the deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party wasn’t a big surprise.

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Two of the Kingdom workers in Peterborough.

CITY BEAT: Kingdom comes to Peterborough

You may have heard, or have possibly seen, that there are some new faces patrolling Peterborough city centre. So, who are they? What do they look like? And what are they here to do?

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