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Answer the call and save jubilee red phone box in Crowland

A campaign has started to save a piece of Crowland history and keep it for future generations.

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Crimson & The Rovers.
Photo: Paul Astley

Innovative dance workshops coming to Peterborough theatre

A six-week programme of one-off workshops with highly skilled professionals covering everything from breakdancing and acrobatics to modern dance is coming to Peterborough.

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The Flying Scotsman. Photo by Richard Miller.

Flying Scotsman heading to Spalding this summer

Rail enthusiasts in Spalding and South Holland can look forward to seeing the Flying Scotsman come through the area this summer.

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VIDEO: Crowds flock to Hunstanton Christmas Day swim

It may have been an exceptionally mild Christmas Day, but the sea was as chilly as ever for Hunstanton’s festive swim this morning.

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Bowie and I

See the ‘unseen’ David Bowie at Peterborough exhibition

A UK exhibition tour of many ‘never before seen’ photographs of David Bowie has been extended to include a visit to Peterborough next spring.

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Dozens of Santas run in Wisbech Park

Organisers of a Christmas run held in Wisbech Park at the weekend are already looking forward to their next big event in 2017.

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Merry Medieval Christmas at Longthorpe Tower.

Festive fun all wrapped up at museum and libraries!

There may still be a couple of weeks to go before the big day, but there are loads of exciting activities happening in and around Peterborough on the run up to Christmas.

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Through The Glass Sphere - Olivia Warrington

Exhibition: Choose your favourite ‘Peterborough Cathedral at Night’ photo

Visitors to Peterborough Cathedral will be able to get a stunning new view of the historic building thanks to a new photograph exhibition.

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Tu Danse Musical Mayhem at the KingsGate Centre.

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 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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