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Former Peterborough Labour candidate ‘devastated’ to miss out on election due to house move

Labour’s 2015 general election candidate for Peterborough says she is “devastated” she can’t stand again in June’s election as she is due to move house.

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Funeral of Terence Sismore at St Matthew's Church, Eye attended by members of the Royal Military Police Association from Colchester anf Fenland branches (red berets) and serving soldiers from the 156 Regiment RMP (red caps) EMN-170420-154255009

Moving service as Peterborough war hero laid to rest

A war hero from Peterborough who was given France’s top honour has been laid to rest at an emotional service.

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First meeting of the shadow authority for combined devolution at the Abax Stadium. EMN-161214-150158009

Countdown to big vote for elected Mayor

On May 4 Cambridgeshire elects its first ever mayor.

The mayor will head a new authority which will have hundreds of millions of pounds to spend on housing and infrastructure.

The money for housing is £170 million, of which £70 million is ring-fenced for Cambridge. The Peterborough Telegraph asked all seven mayoral candidates to say what their policies for housing are.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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John Holdich

Honouring city’s unsung heroes

Earlier this week the city got a chance to say thank you to some of its unsung heroes, writes Peterborough City Council leader, cllr John Holdich.

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

Who would want to do any other job?

So the Prime Minister has announced it: there’s going to be a snap General Election for Thursday 8th June. This will be the fifth time I have contested the Peterborough seat but nonetheless each and every occasion, for any candidate putting themselves forward, a General Election is an incredibly stressful and unpredictable time.

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UPDATE: Peterborough City Council wrongly issue warning over suspicious activity of energy company

UPDATE: Peterborough City Council wrongly issue warning over suspicious activity of energy company

Peterborough City Council today warned residents of an energy firm acting into a fraudulent manner...but have since admitted an employee made a mistake.

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Peterborough City Council pays out £2,800 after resident made to pay for carers’ meal costs

Peterborough City Council pays out £2,800 after resident made to pay for carers’ meal costs

More than £2,500 has been awarded to a resident who was incorrectly told to pay carers’ meal costs.

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Nick Boles MP

Stamford’s Conservative MP Nick Boles overcomes cancer and will stand in General Election

A Conservative MP who has been battling cancer has said he will stand again for election on June 8.

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Prime Minister Theresa May with Rutland and Melton MP the Right Hon Sir Alan Duncan EMN-160720-095212001

Melton MP backs General Election which will “guarantee certainty and stability”

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has backed Theresa Mays decision to call for an early General Election and has confirmed he will stand for the seat on June 8.

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Shailesh Vara

Shailesh Vara to re-stand as MP as he backs snap election decision

Shailesh Vara will re-stand as MP for North West Cambridgeshire after a snap election was called for June 8.

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UPDATE: Stewart Jackson seeks fourth term as MP for Peterborough as opposition prepare for election

Stewart Jackson will seek a fourth term as MP for Peterborough after a snap general election was announced.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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First meeting of the shadow authority for combined devolution at the Abax Stadium. EMN-161214-150158009

Why voting for new Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is important

If last year’s EU referendum felt like the political equivalent of England making a World Cup final (don’t snigger, it may happen again), then the hype surrounding the election of a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor can be likened to a lower league reserve match.

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Disagreement over pledge for new Peterborough railway station

One of the leading candidates to be the county’s new mayor, Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill, is already in disagreement with the city council over his key pledge to build a new Hampton railway station.

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

Action needed on this ‘silent killer’

F or some time, I have been concerned at the prevalence of housing developers selling new build homes in Peterborough and across the UK with leases that end up costing families a fortune, via a medieval “ground rent” charge.

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Speaker's Corner columnists -  Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk/opinion, @peterboroughtel on Twitter, Facebook.com/peterboroughtoday

Politics is important to women too

Our earlier columns about the menace of fly tipping certainly got people talking. While everyone seems to agree that something needs to be done about fly tipped waste in our communities when it comes to solutions opinion is divided, writes Julie Howell, Peterborough Green Party Coordinator.

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John Holdich

Term-time holidays still a hot topic

Headteachers having the option to fine parents for taking their children out of school has been a hot topic since the government clamped down on term-time absence four years ago, Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich writes.

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Parish council election news.

Last change to register to vote in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough elections

Today is the last day for people to register to vote in May’s election for a Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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The council chamber in the Town Hall

Third time unlucky! Labour fail to overturn Peterborough councillors’ pay rise

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

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