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Alps escape from the digital era

Last week I turned off my notifications and social media and attempted to escape the incessant, digitally connected society, that we live in today.

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Volunteer kitten fosterers needed

It’s that time of year again and our helpline is busier than ever with calls from the public regarding litters of kittens that have been found or dumped, writes Sheridan Gaunt, co-ordinator of Peterborough Cats Protection.

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Steven Lane: Beware the rocky road to anarchy

I’m beginning to fear that democracy is under threat in many western nations, and is not the stable platform it once was. Political opinion has become much more volatile as more and more voters claim to have lost trust and respect for establishment politicians.

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John Holdich

Honouring city’s unsung heroes

Earlier this week the city got a chance to say thank you to some of its unsung heroes, writes Peterborough City Council leader, cllr John Holdich.

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

Who would want to do any other job?

So the Prime Minister has announced it: there’s going to be a snap General Election for Thursday 8th June. This will be the fifth time I have contested the Peterborough seat but nonetheless each and every occasion, for any candidate putting themselves forward, a General Election is an incredibly stressful and unpredictable time.

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Formula One circus members Sebastian Vettel (left), Valtteri Botts (centre) and Lewis Hamilton (right).

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Hughton is a hero, Alli is the greatest, F1 is no longer a sport, too many Welsh players

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is proof that nice guys do win sometimes, something that should give Grant McCann and his many Peterborough United admirers hope for next season.

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Goodbye and good riddance to John Terry.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Football’s ugliest role model

Chelsea fans can cry over the departure of John Terry (and social media has been a delight as a competition to over-react embarrassingly quickly took hold when the news broke of the ‘captain, leader, legend’s’ exit from Stamford Bridge), but the rest of us should just hope he goes quickly and quietly.

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

Never mind the general election, Theresa, sort out the egg hunts!

Far be it for me to tell the Archbishop of York and the Prime Minister they are talking tosh... but they are.

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Mum's The Word

April 18 - and why it suddenly means so much

Like most mums, life revolves around the children - in my case two little girls: where they have to be, when and why, writes Peterborough mother of two Donna Steele

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

Action needed on this ‘silent killer’

F or some time, I have been concerned at the prevalence of housing developers selling new build homes in Peterborough and across the UK with leases that end up costing families a fortune, via a medieval “ground rent” charge.

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Homeless people say they prioritise hot food, dry feet and a place to sleep over getting health care.

Public spaces are for all to enjoy

A year on from the formation of the innovative Prevention and Enforcement Service (PES), efforts have been made to tackle anti-social behaviour with a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the city centre, writes Kate Firman, from the Safer Peterborough Partnership.

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Politics is important to women too

Our earlier columns about the menace of fly tipping certainly got people talking. While everyone seems to agree that something needs to be done about fly tipped waste in our communities when it comes to solutions opinion is divided, writes Julie Howell, Peterborough Green Party Coordinator.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has out-managed the rest of the Premier League.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Burnley and Sunderland players in my Premier League team-of-the-year

It’s football awards season so time for this column to deliver the real Premier League prizes.

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John Holdich

Term-time holidays still a hot topic

Headteachers having the option to fine parents for taking their children out of school has been a hot topic since the government clamped down on term-time absence four years ago, Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich writes.

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

Why are the police ignoring these crimes?

Policemen don’t walk a beat any more and they don’t say ‘Allo, ‘Allo, ‘Allo or let’s be having you... come to think of it they probably never did.

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

Let us say how our cash is spent

We are constantly told by our politicians that there is less and less money around and that cutbacks and rationalisation are the new watchwords for our way of life.

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Rod Cantrill

New mayor must listen to people - Rod Cantrill, Lib Dem candidate for mayor

Whenever I speak to residents in places like the Ortons, Paston or Hampton, or other parts of Peterborough, I hear the same message: we deserve better from our politicians.

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City crisis is lesson for the nation - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

As a local authority, Peterborough City Council is a member of the national Local Government Association and I recently met with its chairman, Lord Porter.

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Stuart Orme

Cathedral View: An amazing view from upon high

Last month – causing much comment on the Peterborough Telegraph website and social media – I wrote about the underground features of the Cathedral and the legends of tunnels leading out from underneath it. Whilst the excavated areas under the building sadly aren’t open to the public, there is another unusual view of the Cathedral which is available to visitors.

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

Bulldozing in the name of modernity

Some of the most profound and far reaching (and damaging) changes in society are often the result not of “devil takes the hindmost” greedy capitalists and free marketers or the extreme Left Trotskyist rabble rousers but of a more insidious and pernicious British power bloc: “Well meaning” middle class liberals, who self-identify as better educated, open minded, ‘progressive’, erudite and above all, just morally and intellectually superior.

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