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How devolution could help transport - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

Last week I shared with you what I think are the benefits for residents and businesses of our proposed devolution deal with government from the perspective of education and training.

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Planning approval for House of Fraser distribution hub

Retailing giant House of Fraser has been given the go ahead to build a large distribution hub on the edge of Peterborough, creating up to 1,000 jobs.

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Brown and green recycling bins being collected in Werrington, Peterborough.

Recyling rate target missed for previous financial year

The target for recycling in Peterborough has been missed by 17 per cent over the past year.

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South Holland Centre, Spalding.

See the future of South Holland in Spalding and Crowland

Plans for the future development of South Holland over the next 20 years can be seen at two public events in Spalding and Crowland next week.

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

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: My Trident vote was far from easy

This week the House of Commons voted by 472 votes to 117 to proceed with the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear missile system at an estimated cost of £31 billion – or about 20p in every £100 of government expenditure over the life of the programme. Most Labour MPs (in a free vote) supported the Government motion – 
in line with their party’s longstanding policy and all but one Conservative MP did the same. The Leader of the Opposition bizarrely argued against most of his own MPs’ views and voted against the policy. For a party aspiring to be a government in 
waiting, it was a pretty 
shambolic display. How can you really not have a settled policy on a matter of such national significance as 
protecting each and every one of our country’s 
citizens?

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More grass cuttings approved by Peterborough City Council after string of complaints

An increased number of grass cuttings has been approved by Peterborough City Council after a string of complaints.

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Charlotte Hart with her mother Claire Hart.

Inquests to be opened into triple shooting deaths in Spalding

Inquests into the deaths of three people from the same family after a shotgun incident in Spalding on Tuesday are to be opened next week.

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Bronze Age village dig at Whittlesey brick pits at Must Farm Quarry, Funtham's  Lane. Chris Wakefield with pot containing Bronze Age food EMN-161101-180905009

Flag Fen visitor centre could be as important as Stonehenge

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson said the proposed Bronze Age visitor centre at Flag Fen could be as important as Stonehenge of the Jorvik Viking Centre in York for the city.

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Military police patrol close to RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 21, 2016. Officers were on patrol around RAF Marham on Wednesday evening after he was threatened with the blade. See PA story POLICE Serviceman. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire EMN-160721-132136001

LATEST: Marham abduction detectives set up witness hotline

Detectives investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman near RAF Marham yesterday afternoon have set up a dedicated hotline for anyone with information to come forward.

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VIDEO: RAF Marham ‘kidnap’ serviceman left “very shaken” by ordeal

A serviceman who was targeted in a suspected attempted abduction near RAF Marham yesterday is said to have been left “very shaken” by his ordeal.

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Police seal off a section of Ladywood Road close to RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 21, 2016. Officers were on patrol around RAF Marham on Wednesday evening after he was threatened with the blade. See PA story POLICE Serviceman. Photo credit should read: Sam Russell/PA Wire EMN-160721-132319001

Marham serviceman targeted in ‘attempted abduction’- armed men on the loose

Detectives investigating an incident in which a serviceman was threatened with a knife near RAF Marham yesterday have confirmed they are treating it as an attempted abduction.

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Oundle bus crash raised in House of Commons

The school bus crash in Oundle has been raised in Parliament this morning (Thursday) by constituency MP Tom Pursglove.

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Stewart Jackson

City MP appointed to role by minister

Stewart Jackson, MP for Peterborough, has been made a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis MP.

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Police crime news.

UPDATE: Serviceman threatened with knife at RAF Marham

Investigations are continuing after a serviceman has been threatened with a knife during an incident near the married quarters at RAF Marham yesterday.

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UKIP's Lincolnshire County Council member for Spilsby Fen, Coun Victoria Ayling.

Ayling defends ‘gang warfare’ comments in aftermath of Spalding triple deaths

A Lincolnshire politician has defended her comments on alleged “gang warfare” in the county which emerged just hours after the deaths of three people in Spalding.

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John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings.  Photo by Tulip Radio.

MP Hayes praises community and police response to ‘dreadful tragedy’

The violent death of a father, mother and daughter from Moulton has left a “sense of shock” across the area, according to the area’s MP.

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RAF Molesworth

MI5 monitored anti-US missile peace camps near RAF Molesworth, newly released papers reveal

Peace protesters demonstrating against the deployment of US nuclear missiles at a Cambridgeshire air base in the 1980s were kept under close watch by MI5, newly released government papers suggest.

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Fatima Manji

Ex Peterborough schoolgirl Fatima Manji accuses Kelvin MacKenzie of ‘smearing’ Muslims in Channel 4 News row

Fatima Manji, the Channel 4 News presenter and ex Peterborough schoolgirl criticised by Kelvin MacKenzie for wearing a hijab while reporting on the Nice truck attack, has accused the Sun columnist of trying to “intimidate Muslims out of public life.”

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Shailesh Vara

Shailesh Vara returns to backbenchers after Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffle

Shailesh Vara, Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire, has returned to the backbenches following the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May of her new government.

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John Holdich at the Town Hall

Give us your take on future vision

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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