Mum’s The Word: First Aid - but no second thoughts

I had the opportunity to do a first aid course - working with children it seemed a sensible thing to do, writes Peterborough mother of two Donna Steele.

Lemon coriander salad

It’s salad... but not as you know it

So, it looks like we are experiencing an Indian summer, it has been so hot that even some of the roads were melting (says Parven The Spice Queen)

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

Motoring punishments are driving me crazy

I’ve only been done for speeding once – and that was almost 40 years ago. I was fined but actually I should have got a medal for getting my clapped out Vauxhall Viva above the speed limit.

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The importance of mental health

After weeks of intense and heated discussions about inadequate and expensive local transport, an ashamedly low funded NHS and the existential question about how European we can dare to call ourselves from now on, hardly anyone has even touched on the underestimated issue of what concerns each and every one of us: mental health writes Annika Loebig, a student at Peterborough Regional College.

John Holdich

Hangover from election night

When you’ve been a councillor for as long as I have, there are few things in the world of politics that shock you.

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

Is it time for yet another election?

I used to find Ted Roger’s clues, on the game show 321, confusing and I could never quite work out how to play the board game, Colditz, but both pale into insignificance when it comes to the complicated nature of last week’s General Election.

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Eoin Morgan's team blew it.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Moaning Morgan, England more chance than Lions of beating All Blacks, 19-year-old heroine

It’s tough to win five one-day internationals in a row which is what England were ultimately trying to do in the Champions Trophy.

Minty dip

Parveen The Spice Queen: The right raita and a cheeky dip

Well, the sun has finally made its presence felt, we have had a good few days of sunshine and it been quite hot at times... or is that me just having a hot flush! Yep, I am getting there folks.

England Under 20s celebrate their World Cup success.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A golden generation? I doubt it

Wasn’t it great to see England’s footballers win the Under 20 World Cup?

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

Peterborough’s Tory story over for now

My first contact with Stewart Jackson was when he rang me to complain about something I’d written.

Fiona Onasanya

And so the journey begins - first word with new Peterborough MP

This is my first column as your new MP; I would like to begin by thanking everyone who supported me with their votes, and the team of enthusiastic, warm-hearted people who worked with me to spread Labour’s message of hope and change to every corner of the city, writes new MP Fiona Onasanya.

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John Holdich

Jobs-creating university on track

You may have read in last week’s Peterborough Telegraph that I announced the four possible sites for a Peterborough University.

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Please be alert - but not alarmed

It is with sadness I heard about the London terror attack at the weekend so soon after the appalling attack at the Manchester Arena, writes Inspector Kate Firman from the SaferPeterborough Partnership.

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Peterborough Eco Education Awards

Awards celebrate eco achievements

P eterborough schools are preparing to celebrate their green successes at the annual Peterborough Eco Education Awards (PEEAs), this year held at the Greater Peterborough UTC at Peterborough Regional College, on June 21, writes Peterborough Environment City Trust’s Environmental Education Manager Jill Foster.

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

Time for action to end terrorism

The reaction to the latest terrorist atrocity in London reminds me of a hapless mum I saw in Queensgate the other day, trying in vain to control her errant child.

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Piera and Oreste Bianchi

Paramedic Paparazzo: A cuppa with the deli lady

My 1980 photo shows Piera and Oreste Bianchi, who moved from Italy to England in 1954 and initially worked at Oreste’s sister’s delicatessen in Bedford. They moved to Peterborough and opened their own Italian delicatessen in 1964, which sold cured meats, pasta, olive oils, wine and freshly ground coffee.

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Tarka Daal.

Parveen The Spice Queen: Daal - To ghee or not to ghee?

Whenever I find I have over indulged, I tend to make my Tarka Daal, which is light and garlicky in taste.

Renowned critic Jay Rayner has at times rejected the more flamboyant and experimental in favour of the earnest and excellent fundamentals

Lee Clarke: Does cooking need its own vinyl revival?

The world is an ever-changing place, and it seems that each year we take a hundred steps forward when it comes to new technology, fads and trends; whether it’s the latest iPhone, hashtag or fidget spinner - the latest object to have taken over the world.

The Reading Challenge

Who is up to reading challenge?

Alice Setchfield, Vivacity’s children’s reading development officer:

Alexander Bone

Music is the hub of careers show - Michael Cross, Peterborough Music Hub Programme Manager

T his month sees Peterborough Music Hub gearing up to support The Skills Service at this year’s annual Careers Show. The free event will be held at the East of England Arena and Events Centre on Friday, June 23, with over 200 exhibitors and professional Careers Advisers on hand to guide young people aged between 14-24 into making informed choices and decisions about future training and careers options.

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