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Peterborough pub farce shows what happens when community polices itself

The events surrounding Peterborough’s newest pub Mulberry Tree Farm were extraordinary.

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

My Peterborough people of the year 2018!

It is a bit early to be taking nominations for Peterborough Person of the Year 2018 but I’m making two already.

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The Bull and Dolphin, now part of Rivergate

NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s lost pubs - raising a glass to absent friends!

The pub is no longer the hub of community life it used to be (unless you live in Walford or Weatherfield!) but it is still an integral part of the British way of life.

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Have we bin had over city’s rubbish deal?

We’ve known for some time that Peterborough City Council was  planning to disentangle itself from its contract with Amey.

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Part of Fletton Parkway under construction?

Nostalgia in pictures: Peterborough under construction - do you recognise these city centre sites before they were finished?

Today’s Looking Back pictures are all about construction, or destruction if you prefer.

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

Peterborough Cathedral’s 900 celebration needs a ‘wow’ event

Whether you are a Christian or a Muslim, a Jew or a Buddhist, an atheist or an agnostic, if you are a Peterborian then the city’s cathedral is a special building.

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Vicarage Farm Road, Fengate at harvest  time ENGEMN00120110624165617

NOSTALGIA: Peterborough’s farming, fishing and boating past

Today’s pictures are another odds and sods collection that always prove popular.

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

Have you heard? Christmas is coming

Each year we have a debate at Thornton Towers: fake or real? Yes it’s time to put the Christmas tree up.

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

Football chiefs must tackle racial abuse on Peterborough’s pitches

Local football is not for the faint-hearted. Until you’ve been chased around a pitch by a borderline psychopath who, despite having a criminal record, feels picking up a yellow card has besmirched his good name, you haven’t lived. Or nearly died.

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First to get their keys from the Mayor of Peterborough Alderman Ted Hall, were Mr and Mrs Michael Mulhern, from Islington

NOSTALGIA: Building a bright new city future for Peterborough

The creation of New Town status and the Peterborough Development Corporation led to a huge burst of house building in the city.

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Do you recognise any of these faces?

NOSTALGIA: A history of Peterborough’s park life

Local historian Stephen Perry has produced the latest in his excellent series of booklets on Peterborough.

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Great Northern Cottages, Peterborough

NOSTALGIA: Home, not so sweet home, in Peterborough?

The recent history of Peterborough is synonymous with house building. In the 70s the New Town status saw new townships created and thousands of homes built.

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

Back pain is no joke, but I’ve got one about MRI scanners!

Like thousands of Peterborians I suffer from backpain. For me, it’s a relatively new phenomenon brought on by foolish behaviour in an adventure playground.

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Peterborough city centre with the hustle and bustle of trams

12 things you never knew about Peterborough’s lost tram network

How best to deliver a public transport system is still a hot topic in most British cities.

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

Peterborough’s busiest crossing is a magnet for accidents

Another day, another horrible accident at the Bourges Boulevard/Bridge Street pedestrian crossing.

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

Police should issue warnings after sex attacks

I’m a big supporter of Cambridgeshire police. I believe all of us should be, because crime, including the prevention and detection of it, is our problem not just theirs.

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NOSTALGIA: The Peterborough brickyards that rebuilt Britain

NOSTALGIA: The Peterborough brickyards that rebuilt Britain

Today’s pictures come courtesy of Forterra, formerly Hanson, which has a special place in the Peterborough area’s industrial history.

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

Shocking tale of disgraced headteacher

If you pitched the tale of gambling, boozing headmaster James Stewart and his school sex dungeon as a film script you’d probably be told it was too far fetched.

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

Crime but no punishment after Peterborough stabbing horror

The most important story in the PT last week was a non-story. It was the news that no action is being taken against anybody after horrific violence in Peterborough city centre.

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

Peterborough student Kira is right – asthma sufferers are badly treated

Nineteen-year-old Kira Gibson suffers from asthma. And she’s not alone. There are more than five million people in Britain who have this debilitating and potentially deadly condition.

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