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Quays will have good mix of homes

It’s no secret that the UK is in the grip of a housing crisis and as one of the fastest growing cities in the country there is a huge demand for housing here in Peterborough. It’s a good sign as it shows people like our city and want to live here.

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

Peterborough landlord scheme is given green light by government

A new licensing scheme drawn up by Peterborough City Council which will improve standards of accommodation in the private rented sector and tackle rogue landlords has been given the go-ahead by the government.

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Media briefing on RAF Marham attempted abduction investigation, near to where the incident had taken place, the Police e-fit poster ANL-160727-154900009

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Sighting’ reported in RAF Marham abduction investigation

Two men matching the descriptions of those wanted in connection with the attempted abduction of a serviceman near RAF Marham are reported to have been seen in Essex.

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Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Rt Hon Mike Penning MP visiting RAF Marham. Photo: SAC Hannah Beevers ANL-160729-103747001

Minister reassures Marham personnel in wake of kidnap attempt

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning has visited Royal Air Force personnel at RAF Marham to reassure them after last week’s attempted abduction of a serviceman close to the base.

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VIDEO: ‘Don’t approach Marham abduction suspects if you see them’ - police

Detectives investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman near RAF Marham last week have warned the public not to approach two men wanted in connection with the attack.

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The seized counterfeit goods. Photo: Peterborough City Council

Counterfeit goods worth around £15,000 seized at car boot sale

Peterborough City Council’s trading standards officers made a seizure of suspected counterfeit goods from a Peterborough car boot sale on Sunday (July 24).

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VIDEO LATEST: Inquest hears Lance Hart shot wife and daughter before turning shotgun on himself

An inquest into the deaths of a father, mother and daughter from Moulton after a gun attack has been opened and adjourned today.

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Queensgate cinema expansion to get going in 2017 as North Westgate redevelopment heads back to drawing board

The £30 million cinema-led redevelopment of Queensgate Shopping Centre will begin in January 2017 after a legal challenge was defeated.

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Artist impression of the flats

Plans for flats at Fletton Quays submitted

Plans for flats at the new Fletton Quays development have been submitted to Peterborough City Council.

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Police close a 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: Chris Radburn/PA Wire EMN-160721-132058001

MARHAM ABDUCTION LATEST: Attacker may have ‘visible facial injury’ - police

Detectives investigating the attempted abduction of a serviceman near RAF Marham last week say one of the suspects may have a facial injury as a result of the incident.

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Queensgate Shopping Centre

Queensgate puts in second cinema application

A second application for a £30 million cinema-led development of Queensgate will be debated next week to try and see off opposition to the plans.

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

No change to fining parents for absences

Parents will continue to be fined for taking their children on term-time holidays despite a recent High Court ruling in favour of a father.

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Just think: What is your identity?

Today, the hottest day of the year, I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend a day watching cricket…. Nothing more relaxing than that and nothing more so traditionally English. I was at Trent Bridge in Nottingham because, like PT reporter, Mr Joel Lamy, I am a Nottinghamshire supporter….. well someone has to! Why Notts you may well ask: well it’s a nice ground, they do lovely cream teas and it’s the easiest county cricket ground to get to from Peterborough by public transport. But the week before last, I went to Wimbledon to watch tennis: again a very English thing to do but I was supporting a Scotsman, Andy Murray. Let me add that in football, I support West Ham: but let’s leave that for another article.

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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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Bins being collected.

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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