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Blue sky thinking for Peterborough’s park life

Ferry Meadows will always have a special place in my heart. It was where, during a picnic on a summer’s day, I popped the question to My Special Friend.

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Posh midfielder Jermaine Anderson.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Jermaine should show more gratitude

Jermaine Anderson should thank his lucky stars and sign his new Peterborough United contact.

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Peterborough Cathedral

Cleric inspired the end of slavery

One of the many aspects I love about working at Peterborough Cathedral are the many stories and characters associated with this amazing building, writes Stuart Orme, from Peterborough Cathedral.

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

New lifestyle has put us in a Jam

Forty years ago this week The Jam released their debut album, ‘In The City’, to rave reviews and kids like me couldn’t wait to gorge on the sleeve notes and get the needle on the vinyl.

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Hiding Tabby

Developing unhealthy habits

C ats are relinquished into our care for many reasons, including abandonment or straying, a change in the owner’s circumstances, unwanted kittens, human allergies or often a behavioural issue, where a cat has developed a bad habit that the owners are finding frustrating and too stressful to handle, writes Sheridan Gaunt, Peterborough Cats Protection spokesperson.

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John Holdich

All improved roads lead to city

Our ambitious city centre improvements continue apace and have now included the Bishop’s Road area by the Lido, writes leader of Peterborough City Council John Holdich.

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Posh players celebrate their Football League Trophy success.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Sadly Checkatrade cash is vital, an unknown hero, over-hyped manager

Of course I’d love the Checkatrade Trophy to be scrapped.

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

Sympathy but resigning was the only option

I have sympathy for Andy Coles who has resigned from his role as deputy police and crime commissioner.

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The Spice Queen Parveen Ashraf

Video: It’s time to ditch the fear factor and spice up your life with Parveen The Spice Queen

Hi everyone, Parveen The Spice Queen here, nice to meet you all - I am looking forward to writing for the Peterborough Telegraph and I am very much looking forward to teaching you simple and easy Indian recipes that really work.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Bridge Street cycling ban message not yet getting through

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Bridge Street cycling ban message not yet getting through

The clampdown on cycling in Bridge Street is underway.

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What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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Mum’s The Word: Giving children food for thought

Obesity and healthy eating is never out of the news for long, nor is the blame game pointing the finger at lazy mums bombarding their young ones with junk food, says Peterborough mother of two Donna Steele.

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This fun event has a serious side

It is branded the maddest event in the country, but The World Frog Racing Championships has a serious side to it too, says Dale Asplin, World Frog Racing Championships committee chairman and member of Macmillan Peterborough.

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John Holdich

New mayor will be good for city

In my column last week I mentioned the importance of your vote to our democratic process and, with this in mind, I guess there can’t be many folk unaware of last week’s elections for Combined Authority Mayors, writes Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich.

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

A bit of fear might teach respect

When I was but a lad, you knew how far to push it.

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Eddie Howe is no different to the rest.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Bullies, bores and Billy Big-Times

So I can add bullying to the list of reasons why I don’t like the Premier League.

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The Special Constabulary

A Special role with the police

Have you ever wanted to add some excitement to your life, or do something positive and rewarding for your local community, asks Kate Firman from the Safer Peterborough Partnership.

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The 1980 original

Paramedic Paparazzo: Still marching on

I took this week’s original at a Stop The Cuts demonstration in 1980, and the reunion in June 2016, writes Chris Porsz

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Gary Freear in action.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Freear is a real clubman, unlike many non-league footballers, Clough a hero, cheats don’t prosper

How refreshing in a weekend of local sport dominated by professional players to see a genuine amateur clubman grab some headlines.

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

A disillusioned electorate

Congratulations and good luck to James Palmer the first mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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