Cllr Nawaz

Building Our Common Wealth

The latest statistics regarding the British economy make for dire reading; growth is declining. Manufacturing numbers are down. Some blame the slowdown in the Chinese economy. Some blame Brexit. Blame, however, is no substitute for action, writes Labour group leader cllr Shaz Nawaz.

Patrick O'Flynn MEP

Peterborough’s politics is in disrepute

WELL, people of Peterborough, how do you feel about politics at the moment? I can already hear the sound of thousands of you blowing raspberries in response to that question, writes Patrick O’Flynn MEP, Social Democratic Party (SDP) Parliamentary candidate for Peterborough.

Doncaster manager Grant McCann was excited by his side's win over Posh.

Tawdry tactics and bad behaviour

I’m shocked that I was shocked by the tawdry tactics that marred what should have been a dramatic and exciting League One game between Doncaster Rovers and Peterborough United last weekend.

Louise Barrett of Media Matters

Make your content go the extra mile

Are you churning out blog posts two or three times a month, diligently adding news features to your website and creating plenty of video for social media – but wondering whether all of this content is really achieving you results?

A protest against the loss of Post Office services at Ortongate Shopping Centre

Part of a community dies when Post Offices close

Yet another famous high street retailer has gone into administration with HMV announcing that its Peterborough store is closed. We extend sympathy to those who have lost their jobs, writes Barry Warne from Peterborough Green Party.

Neuter for a fiver

Neuter your cat in Peterborough for a fiver, yes £5

World Spay Day is to be held on February 26, writes Peterborough Cats Protection spokeswoman Sheridan Gaunt. Cats Protection together with other member charities of the Cat Population Control Group, promotes the importance of ensuring felines are neutered at the earliest opportunity.

The Brexit debate shows no signs of slowing down

Politicians need to wake up and start leading the country

I was recently pleased to learn of a report about the economic, diplomatic and cultural clout of countries around the world that named the United Kingdom as the world’s top soft power, writes Cllr Steve Lane, leader of the Werrington First group on Peterborough City Council.

The talk by the Freemasons

A charitable talk for Freemasons

C harity is at the heart of Freemasonry, and an opportunity to experience and understand what this means in practice to a Mason was demonstrated in January, when members of the Fitzwilliam Lodge were treated to a presentation at The Ellindon Masonic Centre, Peterborough, by two prominent members of the organisation in Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire, writes Craig Bunday from the Peterborough Freemasons.

Cllr John Holdich

A university is closer than ever

Anyone who knows me will tell you how committed I am to seeing a fully fledged-university in Peterborough, writes Peterborough City Council leader cllr John Holdich.

Rebecca Romero.

Rebecca is the best of British

Last week’s column was partly an appeal to find the greatest ever British sportsperson, but only three women - Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tanni Gray-Thompson and Paula Radcliffe - were even mentioned in despatches.

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