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Inspectors praise teaching at school

Good teaching and strong community links have helped a secondary school retain its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Education 1
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Man denies halal lamb re-labelling scam

A man charged in connection with an alleged scam which saw consumers eat turkey they believed to be halal lamb denied he wrongly re-labelled meat to defraud customers.

Crime
Damage at Fletton Recreation Ground. Photo: Joanna Bacon

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Secrecy will not stop vandalism spree

A number of readers have questioned the PT’s coverage of the recent vandalism attacks in local parks. We have covered a spate of graffiti in Ferry Meadows, the mindless destruction of trees and wooden furniture in a number of locations. We also reported on a covert police operation launched to tackle the problem and track down the perpetrators. Some readers felt that coverage had in some way encouraged the attacks and that revealing a ‘covert’ police operation ruined its chances of success. We always take genuine questions and feedback from readers seriously so I wanted to explain why we disagree with both points.

Opinion 3
Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Punishment doesn’t fit the crime of Peterborough business owner

I’d be the last person in the world to defend businessmen who don’t pay staff a legal wage.

Opinion
Rotary columnist to receive award at the House of Lords

Rotary columnist to receive award at the House of Lords

A Peterborough Telegraph columnist has been invited to the House of Lords in April to be presented with an award by Lord Hague of Richmond.

Cambridgeshire 3
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Mayor to host Last Night of the Proms

Get your tickets now for the Mayor of Peterborough’s Last Night of the Proms event being held at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday, March 11.

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

Parents can learn parking lessons - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

From time to time you get a news story that gets people hot under the collar.

Opinion 7
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New dementia walks at Central Park

New monthly walks in Central Park for people with dementia and their carers begin on Thursday, March 16 at 11am from the Buttercross café at the centre of the park.

Cambridgeshire
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Council told to have a lottery re-think

City councillors have called on the Conservative administration to reconsider plans for a Peterborough Lottery.

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Peterborough classic and vintage cars event organisers Paula Thacker and Ray Dobbs with Coun Janet Goodwin presenting cheques to Leanne Tyers from EAAA and Doreen Dare from Pancreatic Cancer Research EMN-160817-003314009

Put classic cars on display

Owners of classic cars and vehicles can enter their pride and joy into this year’s Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show.

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Matilda masterclass helps students prepare for charity performance

Students of Tu Danse Studios Performing Arts classes were delighted to welcome Lucy Jane Adcock, a very experienced West End musical theatre performer, to their Newark Road studio recently for a 
Matilda The Musical Masterclass.

Arts
Lee Clarke

Rate hike is bad taste for chef

A restaurateur in Peterborough has been left shocked by a huge business premises rates hike that could put his expansion plans on hold.

Business 8
A tree fell on a car in Park Road

Peterborough fencing repairs firm sees surge in calls following Storm Doris

A Peterborough fencing repairs company experienced a surge in calls following Storm Doris.

Cambridgeshire 3
A fire crew from Thorney attended a van fire on Willow Hall Lane yesterday afternoon (Saturday, July 4)

Woman treated for breathing difficulties after large Peterborough flat fire

A woman was treated for breathing difficulties after a fire at a flat in Peterborough yesterday.

News
Deerleep, Bretton. Photo sent in by Mrs Winn

Peterborough feels brunt of highest winds in a decade from Storm Doris

Peterborough was hit by the highest recorded winds in the last decade due to Storm Doris.

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Peckover House in Wisbech.

House tours, kite-making, theatre and more for the family this week

Our round-up of family events in and around Peterborough this week.

Whats on
Motorist has lucky escape after hitting tree in Peterborough street

Motorist has lucky escape after hitting tree in Peterborough street

This motorist had a lucky escape after colliding with a tree in Taverners Road in Peterborough last night, Thursday February 23.

Transport 3
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‘Can you hear me?’ - Peterborough residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

Peterborough residents are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

Crime 2

VIDEO UPDATE: Two lorries and car crash shutting A47 at Wansford

A serious collision between two lorries and a car closed the A47 at Wansford this morning, Friday February 24.

Transport
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Company manager must pay back over £200,000 or face prison after VAT fraud

A Cambridgeshire recycling company manager, who was jailed for VAT fraud, must pay back £217,224 or face two more years in prison.

Crime
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