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£8,000 guards were ‘money well spent’ says Peterborough City Council leader

Spending £8,000 on guards outside St Peter’s Arcade for 19 nights was money well spent, according to the Conservative leader of Peterborough City Council.

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Rubbish outside a home

Peterborough landlords ‘cannot afford home repairs’ due to selective licensing

Peterborough landlords say they cannot afford to carry out home repairs due to the introduction of the selective licensing scheme.

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

Peterborough City Council sells off properties for £250,000 to help fund services

Money raised through the sale of two council-owned properties will be used to protect services for residents.

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Dave Thorpe funeral at the Crematorium EMN-170218-170820009

Politician, journalist and businessman David Thorpe was laid to rest last Friday, with mourners paying their respects to a well-respected “gentleman.”

Mourners in Peterborough paid their final respects to David Thorpe, a popular figure in the world of politics, business and journalism.

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The Trump protest in Cathedral Square

Few attend start of anti-Trump demonstration in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square

Only a few people were in Cathedral Square this afternoon (Monday, February 20) for the start of an anti-Donald Trump demonstration.

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Donald Trump

Stand up to Trump event planned for Peterborough’s Cathedral Square

A ‘Peterborough Stand up to Trump’ event is expected to take place in Cathedral Square tonight (Monday, February 20).

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Start of work on Fletton Quays. Councillors Peter Hiller and John Holdich EMN-170102-175621009

More homes proposed at site

An additional 78 apartments could be built at Fletton Quays as part of the huge regeneration of the derelict site.

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

Is school run worth the danger?

W e would do anything to keep our children safe, for most of us it is the basic of all instincts; protect your young.

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Castor, Ailsworth and Upton residents gather at the proposed development site 200meteres from Castor Hanglands EMN-170215-161941009

Council leader dubs home plan ‘vandalism’

Building 2,500 homes in Peterborough countryside would be “environmental vandalism” according to the leader of the city council.

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Residents   of St Michael's Gate gather from a protest against eviction. Pictured (left) is Jelana Stevic with petition EMN-161113-172443009

Council takes action over damp and mould at St Michael’s Gate

The housing company which is evicting residents from St Michael’s Gate so homeless families can move in was handed an enforcement notice due to complaints about damp and mould.

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John Holdich

Rising costs of ageing population

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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

Council computers hit by email virus

An email virus contaminated some Peterborough City Council computers and prevented staff from using them.

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Kevin Price

Labour pledges social housing

Social housing in Peterborough is a priority for Labour’s new mayoral candidate.

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

The benefits of Universal Credit

The debate on homelessness in the city continues and some have claimed that benefit changes are the real cause of the spike in people presenting to Peterborough City Council as statutorily homeless.

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A car parked in the middle of the road outside Queens Drive Infant School

Parents speak of pain outside Peterborough school branded worst for parking

A Peterborough infant school has been branded the most troublesome for parking, and the headteacher has warned that a child will be seriously hurt before long.

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Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

The UK’s four children’s commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their “deep concern” at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain.

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VIDEO: Warning for children’s safety as 200 fines issued in Peterborough for school parking

A warning has been issued to parents that dangerous and inconsiderate parking during the school run is putting children’s lives at risk.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Sustrans cyclists protesting against the  proposed removal of Rhubarb Bridge, Lincoln Road EMN-170702-090952009

Safety fear over loss of bridge

A proposal to demolish Rhubarb Bridge and make cyclist and pedestrians share the road with motorists has been described as a “safety concern” by sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

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