How devolution could help transport - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

Last week I shared with you what I think are the benefits for residents and businesses of our proposed devolution deal with government from the perspective of education and training.

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Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph -

Mental health lists reduce to 18 weeks

Waiting lists for young people who need mental health services has fallen, but more money is still needed.

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

Paul Stainton: Let’s take care of the essentials first

Politics in this country has never been so fast moving or so intriguing.

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Planning approval for House of Fraser distribution hub

Retailing giant House of Fraser has been given the go ahead to build a large distribution hub on the edge of Peterborough, creating up to 1,000 jobs.

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Brown and green recycling bins being collected in Werrington, Peterborough.

Recyling rate target missed for previous financial year

The target for recycling in Peterborough has been missed by 17 per cent over the past year.

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The cheque presentation at the Fayre Spot

Fundraising is Spot on at Peterborough pub

Generous customers at The Fayre Spot Bar and Restaurant at The Cresset in Bretton have raised more than £2,000 for two local organisations.

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Gardening boost for Little Miracles

A charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions received a special delivery of gardening equipment from Amazon.

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Will is rik-shaw to say thanks to doctors

A teenager who was born nearly 18 weeks early 18 years ago is planning a trek of a lifetime across India in a rikshaw to give something back to the doctors who saved his life.

The scene of the crash on the A1M - Photo: @N21Alpha

UPDATE: Officers seriously injured in police chase which ended in A1M crash discharged from Peterborough Hospital

Three police officers, injured when a high speed police chase from one end of Cambridgeshire to the other resulted in a five car crash which shut the A1M at Peterborough for eight hours, have been discharged from hospital.

Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph -

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group rated inadequate

The organisation responsible for organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire has been given an overall rating of ‘inadequate’ by NHS England.

Hear Clear Expo at the Marriott Hotel.     Andy Palmer and  Qadeer Hussain from Posh Deaf Team with (centre) Kev Lawrence from Heart FM EMN-160719-175440009

Industry experts lead way at hearing expo first for Peterborough

Hearing experts and high profile celebrities joined forces in Peterborough this week for the very first interactive hearing exhibition, HearClear Expo 2016.

Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph -

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: My Trident vote was far from easy

This week the House of Commons voted by 472 votes to 117 to proceed with the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear missile system at an estimated cost of £31 billion – or about 20p in every £100 of government expenditure over the life of the programme. Most Labour MPs (in a free vote) supported the Government motion – 
in line with their party’s longstanding policy and all but one Conservative MP did the same. The Leader of the Opposition bizarrely argued against most of his own MPs’ views and voted against the policy. For a party aspiring to be a government in 
waiting, it was a pretty 
shambolic display. How can you really not have a settled policy on a matter of such national significance as 
protecting each and every one of our country’s 

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Bishop admits ‘cash flow crisis’ at Peterborough Cathedral

Bills and wages at Peterborough Cathedral are being paid despite a ‘cash flow crisis’ at the iconic building.

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Peterborough Arena is off limits to Pokemon Go players

Peterborough Arena aims to have Pokemon Go turned off

Event venue Peterborough Arena has called for the geocaching game Pokémon Go to be turned off at the East of England Showground site.

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Dean of Peterborough to retire

The Dean of Peterborough has announced he will be retiring later this year.

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Fatima Manji

Peterborough’s Channel 4 newsreader complains to press regulator about Kelvin MacKenzie column in The Sun

A Channel 4 newsreader who went to school in Peterborough has put in a complaint to press regulator IPSO about a column in The Sun written by Kelvin MacKenzie.

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Matt Lewis picture by Sandra Keating

New exhibition looks at how Peterborough is changing

A new exhibition featuring three artists who have spent the last 12 – 18 months ‘in residence’ in Peterborough, working with local residents to help document and make sense of the fast changes that are happening to the city opened today (Friday) at City Gallery in Priestgate.

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More grass cuttings approved by Peterborough City Council after string of complaints

An increased number of grass cuttings has been approved by Peterborough City Council after a string of complaints.

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Bronze Age village dig at Whittlesey brick pits at Must Farm Quarry, Funtham's  Lane. Chris Wakefield with pot containing Bronze Age food EMN-161101-180905009

Flag Fen visitor centre could be as important as Stonehenge

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson said the proposed Bronze Age visitor centre at Flag Fen could be as important as Stonehenge of the Jorvik Viking Centre in York for the city.

The scene of the fire

Car fire blocking Frank Perkins Parkway causing long delays around Peterborough

A car fire is blocking one lane of the eastbound Frank Perkins Parkway in Peterborough this evening, Thursday July 21.

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