Illegal cigarettes and booze operation in Spalding nets £12,000 catch

The value of a joint operation against the sale of illegal cigarettes and alcohol in Spalding has been put at just over £12,000, it has emerged today.

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Peterborough City Council leaders: Shape up or go

Many MPs would back their local council however useless and inefficient it was. Sorry - my loyalty it to my constituents: hardworking, decent and increasingly irritated taxpayers.

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Wendi Ogle-Welbourn

Top Peterborough City Council executive to job share with second authority

A top executive at Peterborough City Council who earns a six-figure salary will job share with a second authority.

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Inquest news.

Coroner’s warning about garden ponds after toddler’s ‘tragic’ accident

A coroner is advising people to “think outside the box” when it comes to garden ponds after a toddler’s fatal accident in Gosberton Risegate.

The Amey van with its parking ticket this morning - Photo: Andy Shortland

Traffic warden gives parking fine to illegally parked Peterborough City Council minibus

Never let it be said that Peterborough City Council’s traffic wardens are not thorough - they make no exceptions, even for their own council vehicles as this photo shows.

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Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson brings up councillor’s previous conviction after he defends travellers

A heated debate on a new traveller pitch in Peterborough saw the city’s MP bring up a councillor’s past conviction after they disagreed over the planning application.

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‘Worst planning decision in my time as MP’ - Anger at approval for traveller pitch in Peterborough

The worst decision in my 11 years as an MP - that was Stewart Jackson’s verdict after planning approval was given for a traveller pitch in Eye.

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‘Accept that your government is responsible’ - Council leader fires back at Peterborough MP over £1m hotel bill for homeless families

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has been told by the city council leader to accept that the Government is to blame for a £1 million hotel bill for homeless families.

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

Charity to take over running of Peterborough City Council’s fostering and adoption services

The fostering and adoption service run by Peterborough City Council will be taken over by a charity.

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Appeal to join war veteran’s funeral service.

Appeal to join war veteran’s funeral service.

A Peterborough man is appealing for people to join the memorial service for a local war veteran in Grantham.

Cross Keys Homes Head Office on Shrewsbury Avenue in Peterborough. Photo: Alan Storer

Top rating for Cross Keys Homes

Housing association Cross Keys Homes has retained the highest possible rating from the Government’s housing regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), following its recent in-depth assessment.

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New late buses to cinema

New late evening bus services to Showcase Cinema will begin running from the first Monday in October.

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Stuart Martin

‘Anxiety’ as review into centres to run until early 2018

The slowness of a review into community centres in Peterborough is said to be causing anxiety.

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

‘Promised’ funding could be removed

Peterborough City Council has been offered what it believes is a ‘guaranteed’ three years of future funding from the Government.

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Government hits back at ‘misleading’ claims over £1m Peterborough City Council hotel bill for homeless families

The Government has hit back at ‘misleading’ claims from Peterborough City Council over its projected £1.2 million hotel bill for homeless families.

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Jay Beecher during the EU referendum

Key UKIP Peterborough figure suspended for ‘speaking out against racism’

A key figure in UKIP’s Peterborough branch says he has been suspended for “speaking out against elements of racism, cronyism, corruption and hypocrisy in our party.”

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Emergency travellers site at the bottom of Clay Lane, Dogsthorpe

Councillors to decide on new Peterborough traveller pitch

A decision will be made on Tuesday on whether to approve a new gypsy and traveller pitch in Eye.

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£1m hotel bill for homeless

An “unprecedented spike” in homelessness has seen families moved into the Travelodge at a seven-figure cost to Peterborough City Council.

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Review into Peterborough city cleaning after fly-tipping concerns

A review is underway into the street cleaning service in Peterborough.

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