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18 fines in first week of Bridge Street cycling crackdown

Enforcement officers handed out 18 fines for illegal Bridge Street cycling in the first week of a promised crackdown.

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From top left (clockwise): Stewart Jackson, Fiona Radic, Beki Sellick, Fiona Onasanya

Who do you want as your MP for Peterborough

As the clock ticks down to General Election Day on June 8, the Peterborough Telegraph asked the candidates standing in the Peterborough constituency to explain in 400 words or less their policies on Brexit/the economy, the NHS and education if elected.

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Cllr John Holdich

United against the forces of hate - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

There are times when I feel incredibly proud of our city and the way in which our many communities live side by side, for the most part, in harmony.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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The hustings at the Peterborough Regional College.

VIDEO: Feisty hustings sees Peterborough candidates debate terrorism, Brexit and plenty more

It has been very much a sombre week in Britain, but any signs that political debate will be tempered in the wake of the Manchester terror attack were not in evidence at the Peterborough Telegraph's hustings for candidates seeking to become MP for Peterborough.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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A ballot box

Referendum called for village neighbourhood plan

A referendum has been called on the Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan.

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RAF Wittering

RAF Wittering ‘freedom parade’ through Stamford cancelled following Manchester terror attack

A freedom parade by RAF Wittering personnel through the streets of Stamford, due to take place tomorrow, has been cancelled on the advice of police following the Manchester terror attack.

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Cllr John Holdich

Peterborough’s education chief defends his record after “reluctantly” stepping down from role

The man responsible for education in Peterborough has stepped down from the role.

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David Sanders and partner Jacie Drabble at the Town Hall

Former Mayor of Peterborough to ‘kick-back and enjoy life’ after shock resignation from city council

After a successful year as the city’s first citizen David Sanders was the toast of the Town Hall on Monday evening as he handed over his gown and chains to his successor as Mayor of Peterborough.

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The flag at half mast at the Town Hall

Minute’s silence in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square after Manchester suicide attack

A minute’s silence is to be held in Cathedral Square today in the wake of the Manchester suicide attack which has so far claimed 22 lives and left 59 people injured.

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David Sanders giving his farewell speech.

Shock as outgoing Mayor of Peterborough retires from politics and Tories lose council majority

The outgoing Mayor of Peterborough sensationally quit politics last night, stunning councillors and costing the Conservatives their majority at the Town Hall.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Gregor Guthrie

ELECTION: Who will get your vote in North West Cambridgeshire?

Ahead of the general election on June 8, the Peterborough Telegraph asked the candidates standing in the North West Cambridgeshire constituency to explain in 400 words or less their policies on Brexit/the economy, the NHS and education if elected.

Next week, the PT will be asking the same of the candidates standing in the Peterborough constituency.

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

New lifestyle has put us in a Jam

Forty years ago this week The Jam released their debut album, ‘In The City’, to rave reviews and kids like me couldn’t wait to gorge on the sleeve notes and get the needle on the vinyl.

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John Holdich

All improved roads lead to city

Our ambitious city centre improvements continue apace and have now included the Bishop’s Road area by the Lido, writes leader of Peterborough City Council John Holdich.

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Jeremy Corbyn talks in Peterborough on the campaign trail.,
ABAX Stadium, Peterborough
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Picture by Terry Harris / Peterborough Telegraph. THA

VIDEO: Corbyn enthuses Labour members on Peterborough visit

Next door to Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium Jeremy Corbyn was received with the adulation of a football hero as he dropped in to address Labour members.

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VIDEO: Theresa May’s ‘Strong and Stable” mantra comes under attack from Peterborough schoolboy, 9, at Labour rally

Theresa May’s “strong and stable” mantra has come under fire from an unlikely source - a nine year-old boy at a Jeremy Corbyn rally in Peterborough.

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Jeremy Corbyn talks in Peterborough on the campaign trail. Pictured with Peterborough's Labour MP Candidate Fiona Onasanya.
ABAX Stadium, Peterborough
19/05/2017. 
Picture by Terry Harris / Peterborough Telegraph. THA

VIDEO: Watch full LIVE Jeremy Corbyn speech in Peterborough

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has arrived in Peterborough this afternoon, Friday May 19, to speak ahead of the General Election on June 8.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Bridge Street cycling ban message not yet getting through

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Bridge Street cycling ban message not yet getting through

The clampdown on cycling in Bridge Street is underway.

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