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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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Residents of St Michael's Gate and neighbours gather for a protest against the evictions. Pictured (left) is Jelana Stevic with a petition and a copy of a PT front page EMN-161113-172443009

PT FOI request shows negotiations between city council and housing firm to move homeless people into estate where tenants are being evicted

A company which is evicting dozens of families at St Michael’s Gate so the city council can move in its homeless people tried to increase the council’s rental costs despite having already agreed a deal.

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Terry takes on Asda over parking fine

A motorist is calling on all tickets given for parking at Asda to be refunded after discovering that signs in the car park are unlawful.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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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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Crowland could see an extra 41 homes built and more than �235,000 injected into primary school education and new play equipment if a residential development in Peterborough Road gets the go-ahead.  Photo by Barry Foster.

Homes plan for Crowland with £235,000 investment into town

A plan to build more than 40 new homes in Crowland could bring with a £235,000 investment into children’s education and play equipment.

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Council to outsource services for public health to company firm

Public health services are being outsourced by Peterborough City Council to a private firm.

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Speaker's Corner columnists -  Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk/opinion, @peterboroughtel on Twitter, Facebook.com/peterboroughtoday

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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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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GV's of St Michael's Gate, Parnwell. EMN-161025-173120009

Housing and health on meeting agenda

The Peterborough Trades Union Council is hosting its Tom Browning Meeting 2016today (Thursday) at the Centres 68, Westgate Church, Westgate.

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The sign on the front door of Jimmy's Restaurants

Bailiffs ‘enter Peterborough restaurant’

Bailiffs emptied a Peterborough restaurant of its cooking equipment due to unpaid business rates by its former owners, according to the city council.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Peter Dawe

Entrepreneur who founded first commercial internet provider in Europe to stand as Peterborough and Cambridgeshire mayor

A serial entrepreneur who founded the first commercial internet provider in Europe has thrown his hat in the ring to be the inaugural elected Cambridgeshire mayor.

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Outside the Council chamber at Peterborough Town Hall on Bridge Street. Photo: Paul Franks/Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough and Cambridgeshire to get elected mayor after devolution deal finally agreed

Peterborough will get an elected mayor from May 2017 after seven Cambridgeshire councils voted for a new county-wide combined authority.

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Residents moving out of St Michael's Gate. EMN-161113-172549009

‘It’s not all about money’ - Stef & Philips breaks long silence over St Michael’s Gate evictions

The housing firm which is evicting tenants from 74 properties in Peterborough to allow homeless people to move in has denied that its motives are solely based on profit.

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Peterborough City Council news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter, Facebook.com/peterboroughtoday

£5.7 million of council tax and business rates uncollected in Peterborough last year

More than £5.5 million worth of council tax and business rates went uncollected in Peterborough last year.

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

Careful, we hold the trump cards

You would normally look back at the year when it is at an end but recent events have forced me to examine 2016 with immediate effect.

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