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Opinion

Homeless need help not political point scoring

Anybody who spends any time in Peterborough city centre will not be suprised by the city council’s revelation there has been a big rise in the number of homeless people.

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Homer Simpson.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A great day for UK journalism, an even better day for English football

Sam Allardyce’s departure was a great day for UK journalism and an even better day for English football.

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Middlesex players celebrate their County Championship title.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A title decided by ‘match-fixing’

One interesting day at the end of a five-month season has not ‘saved’ the County Championship as some (mostly Yorkshiremen) rushed to claim last week.

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

Stop offending our sense of fair play

This week, I was honoured to attend in Cathedral Square with the Mayor, the Freedom of the City parade and ceremony for RAF Wittering, celebrating its centenary this year.

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Joey Barton.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Football’s most obnoxious player, batty cricket selection, not-so-healthy athletes

Now that Robbie Savage has long retired, it’s a toss up between Joey Barton and Diego Costa as to who is the most obnoxious current professional footballer.

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Wayne Rooney arguing with officials for a change.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Jose is more specious than special

You know Manchester United are in crisis when Michael Carrick is touted as their saviour.

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

We need more big name concerts

Watford fans don’t normally get a standing ovation from Posh supporters at the Abax stadium but that’s almost certainly what a certain Reg Dwight aka Elton John will be getting next summer.

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Peterborough Cathedral

Stuart Orme: Be inspired by Peterborough Cathedral... and get snapping for photo competition

Many visitors to Peterborough Cathedral are struck by its magnificent scale and how it took generations of craftsmen to construct. Others are enthralled by the intricate details of abbots, bishops, kings and mythical beasts that adorn the vast medieval painted ceiling, which is unique in the UK.

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We must focus on education delivery

Cllr Stephen Lane, Werrington First member on Peterborough City Council:

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

Today’s real problem? The sandal

A far better writer than I (Charles Dickens) once claimed, through a certain Mr Bumble, that the law was an ass and recently I am inclined to agree.

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

We must let children reach their potential

This week Education Secretary Justine Greening launched a green paper in the Commons on education - making the case for social reform to build a true meritocracy in Britain and education lies at the heart of that ambition.

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

Pamela and Dick’s road rage

In the end it wasn’t a bad summer... unless you live near the roadworks at junction 20 of Paston Parkway.

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

Paul Stainton: Classroom crisis cannot carry on

Peterborough has a problem and it’s struggling to add up. In fact, if the latest Sat test figures are to be believed, subtracting, reading and writing are a bit of a concern too.

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

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: These results are an embarrassment

Last week’s shockingly poor Key Stage 2 SATs results must be a wake-up call for all of us in the city: The city council, city councillors, MPs, academies, teachers, parents, governors, we all need to acknowledge the gravity of the situation: Bottom of the pile across the whole of England. The results for boys was appalling with just 35% reaching national standards. No other local authority slipped below 42%. Frankly, it’s an embarrassment.

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Detective inspector Rob Hall: Let the net close in on burglars

A few years ago I remember a pair of brothers who carried out an armed robbery at a railway station in London. When they stole the money they also demanded the video from the CCTV cameras. They hadn’t bothered to wear masks as these brothers always took the tape with them. It was what they always had done. The only thing was a few years had passed since their last robbery and having just been released from prison, technology had moved on and the footage was now digitally recorded and stored remotely. There was no video tape to take. Back they went to prison for another stretch.

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Sam Allardyce.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: I fear ‘Big Sam’ has little idea

Nothing I saw or heard last weekend changed my mind about England having appointed another duff national football team manager.

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

An unSATisfactory result

The performance of Peterborough schools in the latest SATs league table is a disgrace.

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We’re all paying more – but for what?

Did you know that in Peterborough, people now pay more council tax than ever before, senior officers at the Town Hall get paid more money than ever before and the Conservative cabinet members……. (guess what?) receive more Special Responsibility Allowances (SRAs) on top of the basic salaries than ever before!

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Thanks for helping ‘our’ refugees

Earlier this year we committed to resettle 100 Syrian refugees over the next five years as part of the government’s scheme to resettle 20,000 people across the UK by 2020.

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Neuter/spay your cat for just £10!

On August 1, we launched a “one off” Neuter/Spay offer for just £10. With just four weeks left, we still have spaces available! So, why are people choosing not to neuter their cats?

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