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Crime figures are a Tragedy

It’s the news that many people in this city had been waiting years for and confirmation that Peterborough is now well and truly on the pop map – Steps are playing live (?) here next summer!

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MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

Plight of homeless begs questions

While doing research for my Maiden Speech, I was shocked by the following statistic: in December 2016, the charity Shelter reported that 600 people in Peterborough were homeless.

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Coun David Seaton and Peterborough City Council  Leader Coun. John  Holdich with the 2018/9 budget EMN-171011-165633009

The battle to balance the budget - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

L ast week the council published the first phase of proposals which sets out how we’ll look to deliver a balanced budget over the next three financial years.

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Empowerment and freedom - Liberal Democrat Cllr Nick Sandford

I am sometimes asked what Liberal Democrats stand for. We don’t get the media coverage the other two parties receive, so you might be forgiven for not knowing the answer to this question. I could say “we oppose Brexit” and that would be true, but fundamentally I think the thing which Lib Dems most strongly advocate is personal freedom: and not just freedom to do things but also freedom from things such as poverty, ignorance and enforced conformity. That’s why we put a big emphasis on education, well funded health care and strong social service provision.

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Mature moggies are marvellous

Peterborough spokeswoman Sheridan Gaunt from Cats Protection

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Parveen's granola bars

Parveen The Spice Queen: My gorgeous, guilt-free granola bars

So, in a bid to keep going with my new health regime, i.e. no wheat and no sugar - I made myself some gorgeous, guilt-free granola bars.

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Marcus Maddison should clean up his act.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The two faces of Marcus Maddison

The best player I’ve sever seen in the Premier League was a conman.

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Let’s get together and feel all right

A s I began to write, my thoughts were about a recent visit we made to a primary school and met children in their very first year at school who have all the time in the world ahead of them, writes Deputy Mayor Chris Ash .

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Motherland: Kevin�" tries to entertain the children at Ivy's party. BBC Two

Party planning not always child’s play

As a mum, particularly one with pre-school children, you soon realise that birthdays become a big part of your life - and more often than not it is other children’s, writes Peterborough mum Donna Steele.

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John Holdich

Ready to meet the challenge

On Friday the papers announcing our phase one budget proposals for 2018/19 were published, writes council leader John Holdich.

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MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

Time to lower the voting age to 16

A modern country should do whatever it can to ensure that all sections of society get a say in who represents them.

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

Let’s think before we judge on tax

Nobody likes to pay tax, not me, not you and certainly not multi-millionaires and big corporations who claim not to earn any profits in this country, ever, at all, honest.

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Lewis Hamilton is unworthy of a knighthood.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Video replays don’t work, a rubbish manager is my hero, Hamilton is just too taxing

The biggest problems with introducing video replays into professional football matches concern the ill-informed watching the re-runs.

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Carb free jacket potatoes

Parveen The Spice Queen: Carb free jacket potatoes

I never used to have any problems with my digestion but I have been suffering a little these days. My good friend Alison said that I should try cutting out sugar and bread. It’s been hard but I have managed it, and I do feel a better.

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

Back pain is no joke, but I’ve got one about MRI scanners!

Like thousands of Peterborians I suffer from backpain. For me, it’s a relatively new phenomenon brought on by foolish behaviour in an adventure playground.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek (left) hasn't been on a winning side so far this season.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A squad picked by guesswork and on hunches

I can only assume Gareth Southgate didn’t watch Joe Gomez play for Liverpool against Spurs at Wembley recently.

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Music Matters

Making a difference in education

There was a flurry of email activity in the office recently as an article in the Guardian was shared by a number of Peterborough colleagues working in music education in praise of Feversham Primary Academy in Bradford, writes Michael Cross, Peterborough Music Hub Programme manager.

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

Hospital staff brighten NHS murk

It seems that there is not a day that goes by without a negative story about the NHS making the headlines.

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MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

Why #metoo is important

It seems that not a day goes by without a new revelation about the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It appears that he has habitually and flagrantly disregarded the rights and feelings of the women he has encountered; indeed, he has been accused of outright assault.

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mince pies

Lee Clarke: What does the looming butter shortage say about our approach to food?

Now that we have entered November and the spooky Halloween season is behind us, there’s surely only one thing on our minds – Christmas. It is a season that finds some of its deepest roots in food – whether it’s family memories around the dinner table eating your mum’s homemade stuffing; or saying yes to that mince pie and cream even though you’re sure that if you have any more food you might burst.

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