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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue propose council tax rise

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority has launched a consultation on whether residents would support a 1.9 per cent increase to its proportion of council tax for 2017/18.

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DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London where she outlined her plans for Brexit

VIDEO: ‘UK will take back laws, borders and exit single market’, PM says in Brexit speech

Britain will leave the European single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Marco Cereste and MP Heidi Allen fail in bid to become elected mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Former Peterborough City Council leader Marco Cereste has failed in his bid to become the first ever elected mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

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The proposed new settlement - photo supplied by the Protest Rural Peterborough campaign group

Campaign forms against new ‘township’ proposed by Peterborough City Council

Angry residents have begun campaigning against a ‘township’ being developed close to Castor and Ailsworth.

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News: Fenland District Council, www.fenland.gov.uk

Comment on council’s plan

Residents have the next five weeks to comment on Fenland District Council’s draft business plan which sets out its overall priorities for the next year.

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Richard O'Neill

‘Excuses’ for poor Peterborough school results

A literacy champion with extensive experience in primary schools has hit out at the “excuses” behind Peterborough’s terrible SATS results.

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Matt Ditchfield CEO of Success for All Foundation with Couns June Stokes and John Holdich at Peterborough Town Hall signing paperwork EMN-171101-000444009

£150,000 on external help for city schools

Education specialists are being paid £150,000 by Peterborough City Council to help improve primary school results.

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Beki Sellick

Highlight our real housing issues - Beki Sellick, Peterborough Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate

Santa can’t always bring us that new i-phone, let alone non-fattening mince pies, happiness – or a home. We are faced with difficult decisions, in an imperfect world with limited resources, unevenly shared. We often don’t have enough information, inaccurate post-truth or only part of the picture.

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

Sweet upshots of the Sugar Tax

This week the parties in the House of Commons are wrangling over the NHS, mainly about money and the need to tackle the big challenges of funding social care in anticipation of major demographic changes. That said, satisfaction with the delivery of local health services has risen in the last six years.

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Councillors to review rough sleeping in Peterborough after increase in numbers

A rise in rough sleepers in Peterborough has prompted a review by city councillors.

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Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan to appear on Question Time in Peterborough

Prepare for a Donald Trump love in when TV host Piers Morgan appears on BBC Question Time in Peterborough.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Schools: We are on the right track - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

In December I made a commitment to leave no stone unturned in the city’s challenge to raise educational attainment.

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

Peterborough landlords given final warning by council before court action

Landlords have been given a final chance to avoid ending up in court after failing to sign up to a new licensing scheme.

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Paul Bullen

UKIP announces candidate for elected mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

UKIP has announced its candidate to be the first elected mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

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Jeremy Corbyn in Peterborough. Photo: David Lowndes

Council leader tells Jeremy Corbyn to ‘get his facts right’ after comments to Peterborough Telegraph

Jeremy Corbyn has been told to ‘get his facts right’ by the leader of Peterborough City Council.

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Gillian Beasley attending the Parnwell Residents meeting at the Parnwell Community Centre EMN-171101-001144009

Chief executive hears anger of St Michael’s Gate residents at public meeting

The angry residents of Parnwell said Peterborough City Council should be “embarrassed” as they got the chance to air their views to the local authority’s chief executive.

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Save Our Phone Box in Crowland campaigners (from left) Sue Keeney, Hazel Tack, Dave Grundy, Daniel Abbott, Coun Nigel Pepper, Simon Harris, Coun Jim Astill and David Searle.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG070117-219TW.   ANL-170701-194049001.

Answer the call and save jubilee red phone box in Crowland

A campaign has started to save a piece of Crowland history and keep it for future generations.

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