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Public gallery to be shut as council braced for second protest at Peterborough Town Hall

Fears of a second protest at the Town Hall have prompted Peterborough City Council to close the public gallery for tomorrow evening’s full council meeting.

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Travellers outside Peterborough Crematorium

Travellers pitch up outside Peterborough Crematorium

Travellers have pitched up outside Peterborough Crematorium in Mowbray Road, Bretton.

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UKIP candidate Graham Whitehead

UKIP announces Peterborough City Council by-election candidate

UKIP has announced its candidate for a Peterborough City Council by-election to be held next month.

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The big hole dug in Cardea

Council threaten developers with court after digging of large hole in Peterborough

The developers at Cardea in Stanground were threatened with court action by Peterborough City Council after digging a large hole without planning permission.

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A cyclist in Bridge Street

Mixed feelings as Bridge Street cycling starts to come down

At last! Progress on enforcing the Bridge Street cycling ban finally appears to be working, but there are many disgruntled cyclists who feel they are being unfairly fined for riding through the city centre.

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The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Council leader steps down from role

The Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, Councillor Robin Howe, is stepping down from his post to focus full-time on his role as Deputy Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Adrian Connard, director of planning at the LEP, with Andy Tatt from Sanska and Cllr Peter Hiller at the re-opening of junction 20 on the Paston Parkway EMN-170703-181102009

Threat to call halt on project for 800 homes and schools

An ultimatum has been given to the developers of a major scheme in Peterborough after the city council threatened to remove planning permission for two new schools and nearly 800 homes.

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Treatment is second to none

Three weeks ago, I was unfortunate enough to break my foot, writes Mary Herdman, UKIP spokesperson for Eye, Thorney and Newborough.

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John Holdich

Devolution paves way for homes

As part of the devolution deal across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough the government committed to a housing fund of £100million to be spent over the next five years, writes Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich.

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Cllr Peter Hiller

Temporary homes being used in full after works

Homeless people in Peterborough have moved into newly refurbished short stay accommodation.

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The hazards of the profession

The hazards of the profession

A couple of weekends ago, I went into the city centre to talk to residents; the skies were blue, the air was warm, and the bright sunlight had drawn out happy families. I spoke to a lot of people. I chatted with an elderly woman who was perched by a bank on Cathedral Square; she told me that the weather had encouraged her to come out, otherwise she’d have remained at home alone. I spoke to a homeless man, who was at pains to tell me, unconvincingly, that he had somewhere to go and a place to stay.

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Coun John Holdich, Mayor James Palmer, Sarah Ireland from CKH, Michael Heekin from CKH,  Coun Peter Hiller at the Medesham site at Newark Road EMN-170717-163108009

New housing development to be agreed

Funding to bring nearly 200 affordable homes to Peterborough on two large sites is set to be agreed.

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Carolyn English and Ian Hardman

More candidates announced for Peterborough City Council by-election

Two more candidates have been announced for a Peterborough City Council by-election.

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Peterborough City Council news

New government funding to reduce impact of migration in Peterborough

A share of a new government fund which aims to reduce the impact of recent migration on established communities has been awarded to Peterborough City Council.

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MP Shailesh Vara

MP repeats concerns over Peterborough development

Shailesh Vara MP has again written to Peterborough City Council reiterating the significant concerns over a development which could bring hundreds of homes to the city.

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Great Haddon plans ENGEMN00120130320125538

Fears for future of landmark 5,000 home Great Haddon project

A landmark scheme to create 5,000 homes, 9,000 jobs, four schools, three shopping centres and sports facilities is set for years of delays after a dispute between developers.

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VIDEO: ‘We should not have capitulated to mob rule’ - reaction to postponement of Peterborough City Council meeting following protests

The decision to postpone a Peterborough City Council meeting due to protests in the public gallery has been described as a capitulation.

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Police in the public gallery at tonight's meeting

BREAKING VIDEO: Peterborough City Council forced to adjourn meeting as police called due to protesters

Police have tonight been called to Peterborough Town Hall and a meeting of Peterborough City Council adjourned due to protesters.
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John Harrison

BREAKING: £150,000 chief finance officer resigns from Peterborough City Council

The chief finance officer at Peterborough City Council has resigned from his £150,000 a year position.

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Shire Hall

County councillors vote themselves 30% pay rise

A pay rise of 30 per cent was voted through by Cambridgeshire county councillors, more than was recommended by an independent panel.

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