Opinion

Opinion

The Peterborough education system and how it works

For this month’s column, we’ve invited Julie Taylor, the chief executive of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust, to talk about the role of the group and how academies have changed the face of education, writes Peterborough City Council director of education Jonathan Lewis. So over to you Julie…

Education
Burt Bacharach, left, and Elvis Costello pose in this 1998 promotional photo for their collaborative album, "Painted from memory."

Pay attention or life may pass you by

I thought I’d never see him live and I’d never hear my favourite song because he didn’t play live very often and anyway, he never played the old stuff. I’d come to Elvis late but he was, and still is, my favourite (writes columnist and hypnotherapist John Cooper).

News
The election count at Sand Martin House

Voters are ‘calling for change’

It was with regret that I learned that Alex Mayer, Labour’s representative from the East of England at European Parliament, had lost her seat, writes Cllr Shaz Nawaz, leader of the Labour group on Peterborough City Council.

Opinion
Volunteers Week runs from June 1 to 6

Unsung Peterborough heroes who make it safer for us all

Saturday (June 1)marks the start of Volunteers’ Week, set up 35 years ago to recognise the enormous contribution made by millions of people who selflessly give up their time each year to make a difference to the lives of others, writes Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite.

Crime
Official opening of the Accent new flats at 57 Lincoln Road. Paul Kitson from Homes England, Accent CEO Paul Dolan  , Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Gul Nawaz and Coun John Holdich planting a tree in the grounds. EMN-190524-144730009

Spotlight is firmly on Peterborough

With the by-election for the Peterborough parliamentary seat taking place next Thursday the national spotlight is firmly on our great city, writes leader of Peterborough City Council cllr John Holdich.

Politics
Damage caused to the exhibition. Photo: Market Deeping Model Railway Club

More good then bad despite ‘shameful’ activities

I do try to present the good things that go on but in the news this week have been some pretty shameful activities, not in themselves life changing, but nevertheless a bad reflection on our society, writes Liberal Party city councillor Chris Ash.

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