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A real chance for real change - Lib Dem Cllr Nick Sandford

We are constantly being told that Peterborough is a growing city, aiming to have a population of not far short of a quarter of a million by 2030. The council has signed up to ambitious housing targets and now the implications of those are being felt as people in Castor object to the proposed new township near their homes.

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

Vandals’ selfish badge of honour

Children do silly things, it’s part of growing up, their time to learn about what is right and what is wrong.

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It’s the responsible thing to do - Sheridan Gaunt, Peterborough Cats Protection

A re you a cat lover? Have you acted on impulse and taken on a cat that you’ve seen advertised on social media that’s badly in need of a new home, or from a friend who can’t keep it any longer? Your heart may have got the better of you and not being able to bear the thought of this poor cat being homeless you’re off to collect your new family addition.

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Damage at Fletton Recreation Ground. Photo: Joanna Bacon

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Secrecy will not stop vandalism spree

A number of readers have questioned the PT’s coverage of the recent vandalism attacks in local parks. We have covered a spate of graffiti in Ferry Meadows, the mindless destruction of trees and wooden furniture in a number of locations. We also reported on a covert police operation launched to tackle the problem and track down the perpetrators. Some readers felt that coverage had in some way encouraged the attacks and that revealing a ‘covert’ police operation ruined its chances of success. We always take genuine questions and feedback from readers seriously so I wanted to explain why we disagree with both points.

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

Punishment doesn’t fit the crime of Peterborough business owner

I’d be the last person in the world to defend businessmen who don’t pay staff a legal wage.

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A car parked in the middle of the road outside Queens Drive Infant School

Parents can learn parking lessons - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

From time to time you get a news story that gets people hot under the collar.

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Lincoln City celebrations after their FA Cup win over Burnley.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Lincoln’s heroes, I’ll miss the big head, sack the pundits

Lincoln City proved my belief, that the magic of the FA Cup is a myth, very wrong

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Arsene Wenger is a has been.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A manager well past his sell-by date

Knowing when to retire with your sporting legacy intact is a skill.

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Fisherman Original 1980

Gone fishing....

David Gibbons was photographed fishing on the banks of the River Nene in Peterborough in 1980.

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

Is school run worth the danger?

W e would do anything to keep our children safe, for most of us it is the basic of all instincts; protect your young.

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Rising costs of ageing population

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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Samantha winning her Pride in Peterborough awards in 2013 for Overall Achiever and Young Achiever

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Sam really was a true inspiration to us all

Samantha Walker was an inspirational character and someone who had become well known to us here at the PT.

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

The benefits of Universal Credit

The debate on homelessness in the city continues and some have claimed that benefit changes are the real cause of the spike in people presenting to Peterborough City Council as statutorily homeless.

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Robert Huth is useless.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Laugh out loud at Leicester City, Root needs to get lucky, the state of Scottish football

I would be loving Leicester City’s capitulation this season, but for the presence of manager Claudio Ranieri at the King Power Stadium.

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OPINION: Bollards to you

OPINION: Bollards to you

The good people of Peterborough Civic Society tweeted this picture on Sunday evening with the following comment:“New car park? Cathedral Square 8.10pm this evening. Shouldn’t the Long Causeway bollards be raised to prevent this?’’

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

Faye’s brave family succeeded where the Government failed

I can’t begin to imagine how grieving dad Neil Burdett finds the will to go on with life. One year ago Neil and his wife Jenny lost their two-year-old daugher Faye to meningitis B.

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England's Nathan Hughes is tackled by Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar of Wales.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The perfect antidote for insomnia

I try to enjoy rugby union internationals I really do.

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Taking rough sleepers off streets

Cllr 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

A housing crisis that needs fixing

This week, the Government launched its new housing White Paper for consultation, entitled “Fixing our Broken Housing Market”. I’ve always taken a great interest in housing and planning and that’s why in response to what I thought was an incoherent policy, resulting in too few good quality homes, I wrote my own housing policy for Peterborough in 2011.

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