Prime Minister Boris Johnson inspects an ambulance during a visit to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire, to announce the government's NHS spending pledge of 1.8 billion. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 5, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Darren Staples/PA Wire EMN-190608-112613001

A spending spree at what cost?

Unlike certain Prime Ministers, I remember 2010. I recall that we were told that we couldn’t live beyond our means, and that a programme of austerity was absolutely necessary, writes cllr Shaz Nawaz, leader of the Labour Party on Peterborough City Council.

Coun John Holdich at Sand Piper House, Fletton Quays

Peterborough partnership work was a success

I was really encouraged to see a Public Health England report this week which praised our efforts in reducing alcohol related hospital admissions, writes leader of Peterborough City Council, cllr John Holdich.

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Busy preparing for the new Peterborough term

The month of August is, of course, entirely taken up with the school summer holidays, so I don’t have as much news from schools to update you on as usual. writes Jonathan Lewis, Peterborough City Council director of education.

Dementia patients given ‘archaic’ drugs

Dementia patients given ‘archaic’ drugs

Hundreds of dementia patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, which increase risk of stroke and can accelerate the symptoms of the disease, it has been revealed.

a full green bin

Where does Peterborough’s green bin waste go?

Every day most of us will put time and effort into sorting our waste so we can put what can be recycled into our green bins and what can’t into our black bins, writes Simon Kail, Chairman of Peterborough and Fenland Liberal Democrats.

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Peterborough MP Lisa Forbes: Time to be bold on child poverty

I was saddened to read in this year’s report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) that school pupils in Peterborough from lower-income households are, on average, around two years behind their peers in educational attainment by the time they leave secondary school, writes Peterborough MP Lisa Forbes.

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