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SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Conte is best boss, Tiger needs to quit, stop picking South Africans to play for England

The manager prepared to admit he was wrong and put things right is now leading the Premier League.

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Dele Alli flies through the air with the greatest of ease.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Diving Dele should be banned, but pro players deserve the useless officials they get

Professional footballers deserve useless officials. The level of cheating, con-artistry and gamesmanship is on the rise again.

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

Football’s terrible own goal

The sex abuse scandal which is engulfing football including Peterborough United is truly sickening.

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John Holdich

‘No stone left unturned’ to raise school standards

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills published his final annual report, prior to his retirement, on 1 December 2016.

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Flytipping amnesty is the answer

It takes one person to drop a plastic bottle. But how many more will walk past without picking it up?

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The Cherry Tree pub on Oundle Road

Paul Stainton: Last orders... at another old pub

I first discovered the ‘hidden delights’ of Peterborough, on a cold Monday night, in January 1989; up until then I couldn’t have pointed at the city on a map, never mind tell you anything interesting about the place.

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

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: Illegal camps - Enough is enough

Last week my colleague Shailesh Vara MP and myself attended a round table summit on how we tackle the increasingly troublesome issue of regular illegal traveller incursions across the city, the first such meeting in our eleven years representing Peterborough.

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Peterborough City Council leader Cllr John Holdich: Helping to turn ideas into reality

In his first Autumn Statement as chancellor, Philip Hammond announced plans to help British technology start-up companies by investing an initial £400million into venture capital funds.

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Peterborough Cathedral Choir

Michael Cross: Why music plays a big part in the season’s festivities

It’s Advent and with the run up to Christmas now officially begun, music will play an important part in the festivities over the coming weeks with the return of all those hits from bygone years - and hopefully some new ones too. Seasonal songs and music will provide the energy and excitement at parties and events across the city, filling us (well, most of us) with Christmas spirit.

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Sisters Rachel Kordula (left) and Sarah Badham (right) in 1978

Chris Porsz: Sisters saying it with flowers

Sisters Rachel Kordula (left) and Sarah Badham (right) were standing in Peterborough city centre holding bunches of flowers when they had their photo taken by Chris in 1978.

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Nico Rosberg is a sporting hero for 2016.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Rosberg is my hero. Cook out Root in, BBC disgrace

Nico Rosberg is not just my hero of the week, but my hero of the year for winning the Formula One World Championship.

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Editor's Comment from the Peterborough Telegraph, www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter, Facebook.com/peterboroughtoday

EDITOR’S COMMENT: The ‘furore’ around Peterborough’s St Michael’s Gate is not going to die down

The emails surrounding the St Michael’s Gate property deal provided by Peterborough City Council in response to a Freedom Of Information request by the Peterborough Telegraph are revealing.

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

World peace and parking in Peterborough!

I reckon if somebody could sort out parking problems then world peace would follow shortly afterwards.

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Turkey ready for Christmas lunch,

Restaurant tip for your turkey, veg and Yorkshire puds

You will have seen over the last month, since my last column (says Lee Clarke), a number of changes taking place in our city – the leaves are dropping faster, if they’re not gone already; the chill in the air is getting more bitter by the day, and decorations are starting to pop up in windows as Christmas music plays across every store in town.

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GB ladies hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch (right) with captain Kate Richardson-Walsh.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: How to make SPOTY even more boring

Well done the BBC for making their Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) competition even more boring than normal.

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Devolution: Now the work starts

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

How we’re helping working families

One of the set piece events at Westminster each year is the Autumn Statement but the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond this week abolished it, in favour of moving to an annual budget, as they do in most advanced countries. It was always a political gimmick - created by Gordon Brown - and is no longer needed. Labour seemed unable to offer any kind of coherent or plausible alternative and the Shadow Chancellor’s response was the worst I had heard in 11 years in the House of Commons. Their approach is that the Government has spent and borrowed too much so the answer is to spend and borrow a lot more!

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Come clean with voters, Mrs May

Nick Sandford, Lib Dem group leader, Peterborough City Council:

The favourite catch phrase of our new prime minister, Mrs May, seems to be: “Brexit means Brexit”. But when questioned further, it appears she has little idea what Brexit actually means.

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

Get the spending priorities right

Now, before the Royalists amongst you start screaming, “Off with his head,” let me just say that I am a huge admirer of the Queen and the job that she has done for this country over the past six decades.

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Wayne Rooney shouldn't play for England any more.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The real reason Rooney should be bombed out by England

Gareth Southgate’s England team deployed an impressive, high-pressing game at a decent tempo against Spain in their last international.

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