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A cast of hundreds entertain across three terrific shows

It was definitely mayhem at the KingsGate Centre in Peterborough last Saturday with three performances by a total of 595 students ranging in age from 2 to 19 for a combined audience of over 1,800.

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"Oh Margaret, youre such a Polecat and as for you Susan, you Ninnycock, Ill see you later"

REVEALED: Academic uncovers the best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Pink Mohican Wins Pizza Eating - Original Pic 1985/ Reunion Pic July 2016
Punk Badger Farcue can still remember winning the Pizza Eating Competition
in Cathedral Square in Peterborough in 1985. The contest was organised by
Stefan Malajny, who ran the Papa Luigi pizza restaurant. Stefan said: "I
remember Badger managed to eat his pizza in about two minutes, which was
very fast." Badger was 20 at the time of the contest and worked as a
labourer, building dry stone walls. He said: "My friends encouraged me to
enter and we had to try and eat a 12-inch cheese and tomato pizza as
quickly as possible. I won and got a round of applause and front page of
the local paper." Badger, who has five children, moved to Somerset in 1991 and now tarmacs roads.

Peterborough photographer Chris Porsz reunites subjects from city’s 40-year-old pictures to recreate nostalgic scenes

An amateur photographer has amazingly tracked down people he snapped on the streets of his hometown almost 40 years ago and painstakingly recreated 134 pictures in a remarkable new book.

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Writer draws on Crowland rail memories for new play

An award-winning novelist and playwright has drawn on her grandparents’ experiences of living and working near Crowland for her next project.

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Thomas Cook exhibition at Pboro Mureum. Paul Smith the company archivist EMN-160922-232654009

Wish you were here! 175 years of Thomas Cook goes on show at Peterborough Museum

Postcards may have been replaced by Facebook photos, but the desire to share our holiday experiences has not dimmed.

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Let your little ones learn how to dance!

Dance company Active Creative are thrilled to announce that their Ofsted outstanding Pre-School dance class Dinky Dancers is now up and running in Peterborough.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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The photo of the Cathedral window in the photography competition Photo: Matthew Roberts

Vote for Peterborough Cathedral in photography competition

Peterborough Cathedral is one of 12 finalists in the ‘Window with a View’ photography competition.

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Wisbech Rock Festival
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Wisbech rocks at festival

As the sun beat down on Sunday afternoon, big crowds poured into Wisbech Park for the town’s annual Rock Festival.

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Youngsters from Deepings Rugby Club's minis section at the 2015 Raft Race.  Photo by David Lowndes.

Day at the movies for 2016 Deepings Raft Race

Final preparations are being made for this year’s Deepings Raft Race and plenty of film stars are being lined up to top the billing.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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Second coming for iconic signal box in Deepings

An iconic Deepings signal box missing from the landscape for nearly two years could be rebuilt within the next 12 months.

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2 St Marys Place, Stamford, home of Emma DEresby, protagonist in author Claire Dunns five-book series

Stamford’s starring role in The Secret of the Journal book series

Award-winning author Claire Dunn is preparing to publish the fifth novel in her The Secret of the Journal series – and Stamford has a starring role once again.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

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Participants in a previous Crowded Room project

Artist Tim Mann wants to draw around 10,000 Stamford residents

A professional artist is planning to create a unique portrait of Stamford – by drawing around the bodies of up to 10,000 local residents.

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The Deepings School rocket building day, in association with the Ogden Trust and Starchaser Industries, with guests, staff and students, including (front) Daniel Newcombe, Hamid Dungawalla and Jack Litman.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Students learn big bang theory at The Deepings School

The Deepings School went out of this world on Tuesday as students launched their own rocket creations high into the sky.

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Tracey Crawley with Liz Waterland, chairman of The Friends of Deepings Library.  Photo by David Lowndes.

Deepings Community Library launches new free bus service

Library users in the Deepings can take advantage of a new free bus service to be launched by charities in the area from Monday

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A scene from the 2015 Deepings Raft Race.

Road closures for Deepings Raft Race

A number of road closures, affecting Deeping St James and Market Deeping, will be in place for the Deepings Raft Race on Sunday, August 7, which starts at noon.

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The Deepings School rocket building day, in association with the Ogden Trust and Starchaser Industries, with guests, staff and students, including (front) Daniel Newcombe, Hamid Dungawalla and Jack Litman.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Students learn big bang theory at The Deepings School

The Deepings School went out of this world on Tuesday as students launched their own rocket creations high into the sky.

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The Painter and the Printmaker exhibition

The painter and the printmaker exhibition opens on Saturday

Two Peterborough artists are taking over Stamford Arts Centre Gallery.

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