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New look and a fresh start for Peterborough old favourite The Gordon Arms

The Gordon Arms on Oundle Road, at Orton Longueville, has been undergoing an extensive transformation ahead of its reopening on Monday (26th).

Eating Out
The Gateway project

First impressions of Peterborough do count - Peterborough Civic Society

Regular readers will be aware that last year the Civic Society erected 20 new blue plaques in a variety of city centre locations.:

Opinion 2
Tatums in Ironmonger Street, Stamford.

Stamford gets a new bistro as Tatums opens for business

An award-winning chef has breathed new life into a former Stamford town centre restaurant.

Brad Barnes dines at The Chubby Castor restaurant EMN-180502-133727009

The Chubby Castor - it Fitz the bill in former village pub

I like to think that while dining out regularly in all kinds of venues has widened my appreciation of different foods, there are a couple of things I still tend to steer clear of; I include salmon and liver in that small and exclusive group.

Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton -

Peterborough City council should invest in a naughty step

‘Pay Peterborough City Councillors more’ was a call I made in this column a few months back.

Oriental Grill at Broadway. EMN-180314-085954009

New city centre restaurant offers halal Chinese and Turkish food

A new city centre restaurant has opened its doors, looking to fill a gap in the market for halal Chinese food.

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Parveen on stage with the actors

Parveen The Spice Queen: Taking centre stage at The Chef Show

Last week I took part in a play called The Chef Show. All the characters were played by two amazingly talented actors and then there was me... slap bang in the middle of the stage - I mean I was literally centre stage. I didn’t play a character... Nope, guess who I was playing?...Me!

Kaz  Kazim of the Mad Turk restaurant in Stamford EMN-150128-170336009

Awards joy for Stamford’s The Mad Turk restaurant

A chef has spoken of his pride after his restaurant’s recognition at a national awards night.

War time nurses  in Peterborough

NOSTALGIA: Hospital heroes from Peterborough’s past

The second part of our look back at health services in the city focuses mainly on the people who have cared for and served their community.

a vegetable garden

Chef Lee Clarke: Nurturing from plot to plate

After the recent snow storms wreaked havoc for restaurant owners all over the UK, with bookings being cancelled and farmers and suppliers dealing with moving snow drifts as much as moving produce, it’s great to see that spring has finally sprung and we can put winter behind us and look forward to warmer weather – and with that weather, fantastic food.

Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton -

Five Peterborough women changed British society... we need more of them now

Twenty-five years ago after an epic battle five Peterborough women secured a momentous court victory that changed British society.

Karl O'Dell

Bretton boy Karl is looking to land coveted Roux Scholarship

A Peterborough chef will be hoping to impress some of the food industry’s leading lights tomorrow (Thursday) as he looks to progress in the UK’s most prestigious cooking challenge.

Peterborough And District Memorial Hospital

NOSTALGIA: A look back at some of Peterborough’s 33 hospitals through the years

Today Peterborough residents have a modern hospital to provide them with their medical needs (a burst pipe notwithstanding).

Gin and Rum Festival

Gin and Rum Festival is on its way to Peterborough

With more than 60 gins and 60 rums to offer a spectacular Gin and Rum Festival is coming to Peterborough this summer.


Serving the community!

A fish and chip shop that has been a fixture on Dogsthorpe Road in Peterborough for decades has new owners- who are focused on keeping it at the heart of the community.

Parveen The Spice Queen

Parveen The Spice Queen: Try my recipe for success

Last week I was honoured to be asked to give a talk at my local university. I received a message from the tutor for Business Management. I felt a little out of my depth but accepted the invitation as the tutor, Mr Summon, wanted his students to hear from a local businesswoman.

Bombay Brasserie in Broadway, Peterborough. EMN-161013-103618001

Converted by Bombay’s buffet offering

I am no fan of “buffet” restaurants, and for that reason only I haven’t mourned the recent loss of Jimmy’s, Ba Shoh, or Dim Sum Inn from the city centre.

Eating Out
Golden Pheasant at Etton re-opens. New licencees are  Stuart and Kirstene Johnson. EMN-180103-211756009

First Look: Opening night at The Golden Pheasant

The new-look Golden Pheasant at Etton, near Peterborough, opened its doors last night and PT photographer David Lowndes popped along to meet the first drinkers.

Win a family break

Win a two-night glamping break for the family

We have teamed up with Wigwam® Holidays Millside to offer readers the chance to win a two night stay.

Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton -

Peterborough City Council is missing the point on needle menace

I can think of few things more terrifying than pricking myself on a discarded used needle.

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