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VIDEO: Seven thousand vulnerable, older and disabled households helped by Peterborough’s Care and Repair service

More than 7,000 city households have received help from Peterborough City Council’s Care and Repair service in the past 12 months.

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The aftermath of yesterday's attack in Westminster (photo by SWNS.com).

‘In my 12 years in Parliament there has never been anything like this’ - MP Shailesh Vara describes scene from Commons lockdown

MP Shailesh Vara has described the scene at the House of Commons which is currently in lockdown following today’s shocking firearms incidents outside Westminster which police are treating as a terrorist attack at this time.

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Travellers in Bishop's Road car park previously. EMN-170102-121954009 EMN-170102-121954009

Council has another go at finding traveller site solution in Peterborough

Recommendations on finding new traveller sites in Peterborough will not be acted upon by the city council for at least another year.

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Peterborough secures £2.8million grant to tackle domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health issues

Peterborough secures £2.8million grant to tackle domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health issues

A new approach to keeping children and families safe will be piloted in Peterborough thanks to a successful bid for £2.8million from the Department for Education.

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A cyclist on Bridge Street next to a TV interview

Tougher action on Bridge Street cycling ban to start next month

Cyclists on Bridge Street should expect £80 fines from next month after Peterborough City Council received new ticketing powers.

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

Phil’s bad deal for self-employed

I might be a bit thick but sometimes I just don’t get it.

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Cambs mayoral candidate Kevin Price in the city centre EMN-170218-170640009

Labour mayor candidate sets sights on fixing Peterborough’s housing problems

He secured £70 million for affordable homes in Cambridge, and now Kevin Price is setting his sights on sorting out Peterborough’s own housing problems.

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

Underestimate the PM at your peril

This week, Scottish Nationalist First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded a new Scottish independence referendum – despite claiming the last one in 2014 was a “once in a generation” decision unlikely to be revisited soon. And despite the fact that according to polls, most Scots don’t want another angry and divisive plebiscite, setting families and communities, business and government against each other.

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John Holdich

Splashing out on therapy pool

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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

Beware of politicians dividing us

Lisa Forbes, Labour party

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

Planning fees rise by 20%

Fees for planning applications to be submitted to Peterborough City Council are to rise by 20 per cent.

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First meeting of the shadow authority for combined devolution at the Abax Stadium. EMN-161214-145822009

New mayor can levy council tax in Peterborough

Peterborough residents may have to pay additional council tax to a new public body.

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Sajid Javid meeting local politicians in Wisbech

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid urges Peterborough residents to vote for new mayor during visit

Peterborough should turn out in force to vote for a new elected mayor, according to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

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Julie Howell

Green Party candidate raises £5,000 deposit to stand in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire mayoral election

The Green Party candidate for May’s mayoral election has successfully crowdfunded the £5,000 she needs for her deposit.

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Jo Rust

Union is ‘saving hundreds of thousands of pounds for Peterborough City Council’ with paid time-off for employees

A leading trade union says its representatives save Peterborough City Council hundreds of thousands of pounds through paid time-off.

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

Peterborough City Council paid £78,000 paid time-off for union representatives to carry out duties

Peterborough City Council spent nearly £78,000 on paid time-off for trade union representatives to carry out union duties, according to its latest figures.

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First meeting of the shadow authority for combined devolution at the Abax Stadium. EMN-161214-145822009

£150,000 for chief executive of new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough public body

The chief executive of a new Cambridgeshire public body will receive £150,000 a year.

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Elizabeth Court

53 new properties for homeless families leased by Peterborough City Council

Peterborough City Council is set to lease Elizabeth Court in the city’s Park ward to provide additional temporary accommodation for homeless families.

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Concerns over plan for homes and restaurant, pub and café in Hampton

Plans for a new large development in Hampton have been submitted to Peterborough City Council.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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