Rise in Peterborough immigration figures

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THE number of overseas nationals registering for work in and around Peterborough has risen for the first time in three years.

This is according to new immigration figures from the Department for Work and Pensions.

In the 12 months up to April 2011, 4,860 foreign nationals registered for National Insurance numbers in the Peterborough City Council area – up from 3,960 in 2009/10 and the highest figure since 2005/06’s tally of 5,080.