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Ensuring we can all enjoy our city

Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich

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

It’s time to give bullying its name

I remember the cock of our school (king of the fighters, top scrapper, thug) vividly, like it was break time only yesterday at Goole Grammar.

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

A proposal that’s a threat to Peterborough people

When I asked Mrs T “will you marry me?’’ that was a proposal.

Lifestyle
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Posh fans should be careful what they wish for

For every billionaire prepared to invest in a Bournemouth, there are half a dozen chancers ready to turn a club into a basket-case. Ask a Leyton Orient fan.

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

Phil’s bad deal for self-employed

I might be a bit thick but sometimes I just don’t get it.

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

Underestimate the PM at your peril

This week, Scottish Nationalist First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded a new Scottish independence referendum – despite claiming the last one in 2014 was a “once in a generation” decision unlikely to be revisited soon. And despite the fact that according to polls, most Scots don’t want another angry and divisive plebiscite, setting families and communities, business and government against each other.

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John Holdich

Splashing out on therapy pool

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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

Beware of politicians dividing us

Lisa Forbes, Labour party

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The role of women in policing

The role of women in policing

Eastern sector inspector Kate Firman of the Safer Peterborough Partnership

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

WARNING: Peterborough councillors are thinking outside the box

I’m all for thinking outside the box so well done to Peterborough city councillors who have come up with the imaginative idea of using city centre car parks as travellers’ sites.

Lifestyle
Mo Farah should be furious.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: It’s almost like they have something to hide, a waste of time in the Caribbean and pointless sackings

The Team Sky cycling outfit have loved to brag about their professionalism and their skill at finding marginal gains.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Cycling is in the gutter, Greedy Sanchez, United are doomed, lovely Laura

The rush of politicians to jump on the populist bandwagon and bestow knighthoods on successful sportsmen has been made to look rather foolish in recent weeks.

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Barcelona celebrate a tawdry win over Paris St Germain.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Cheats still prosper in football

I find it increasingly hard to sustain my love for football.

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New schools give choice to pupils

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

Keep calm.... and carry on

Before this week’s Budget, a number of friends, colleagues and constituents approached me to ask for my thoughts on what this week’s Budget would look like under the newish Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond. Would there be a change of economic policy? Would they rip up Conservative principles of financial responsibility and engage on a spending spree of UK taxpayer’s money?

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Saxon Foundations underneath Peterborough Cathedral. Photo supplied

Discoveries: Find out more about secret tunnel at Peterborough Cathedral

One of the most common questions I’m asked about Peterborough’s history is whether there are any tunnels under the city.

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

What happened to pride?

There I was, minding my own business, exiting a well-known supermarket on Broadway with my meal deal last week, when a gentleman (?) suddenly stopped in front of me, cleared his throat in a rather vociferous manner and promptly spat on the pavement, six inches from my feet.

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

Are Peterborough drivers the worst in the country?

There are 45,166 drivers in Peterborough driving around the city with penalty points on their licence.

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David Haye is no Ali.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Meet the biggest schmucks in sport

Boxing fans must be the biggest schmucks in world sport.

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

Force fly tippers to pick up rubbish - Julie Howell, Peterborough Green Party co-ordinator

How should we punish people who fly tip?

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