Go ahead for new homes, restaurant, pub and café in Hampton despite parking concerns

A new large development in Hampton with a restaurant, pub and café has received planning permission despite concerns over a lack of parking.

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Charles Swift with a portrait at the Town Hall in May 2011, 50 years after he was elected as Mayor of Peterborough has now hit out at the council on which he served for so long

LETTER: Sad state as Peterborough City Council cancel meeting as there is ‘no important business to discuss’

What a sad state of affairs that the Mayor of Peterborough had to cancel the April Peterborough City Council meeting for there was no important business for the 60 councillors to conduct and it clearly demonstrates that the council is on its way out.

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Protesters in Bridge Street including Neil Webber (left) and John Donnelly (right)

Worried Peterborough parents demonstrate against care changes

Desperate parents yesterday pleaded for a U-turn on changes to a children’s home as they warned families could go into crisis.

Eye C of E Primary School EMN-180314-175547009

Leading Peterborough primary may face action over invalid SATS results

Action could be taken against Peterborough’s top performing primary school which had some of its SATS results declared invalid due to maladministration.

Peter Reeve

UKIP election candidate wants to see Peterborough City Council replaced

A candidate standing for election to Peterborough City Council wants to see the council replaced by a new authority, which he claims will save taxpayers tens of millions of pounds a year.

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Brandon Lewis, Cllr Lynne Ayres, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, Rylan Fowler and Cllr John Peach in front of Fletton Quays

FEATURE: Which Peterborough politicians will be smiling after local elections?

Predicting election results is a fool’s game.

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Peterborough Liberal Democrats manifesto launch for the May elections EMN-180414-183726009

Lib Dems reveal Peterborough manifesto and Conservatives defend city record

The Liberal Democrats have revealed their manifesto for the local elections on May 3.

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We must make education top class - MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya

It’s a credit to this newspaper that it has consistently reported Peterborough’s educational performance and the difficulties our schools are facing.

Bernadette Gibbons, Fiona Henry and Kirsty Hadfield with their petition against needles being found around the city. EMN-180221-155126009

Joy at victory for campaign against needles

A campaign waged by three mothers concerned at the rise of discarded needles has proved successful.

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Cllr John Holdich

School place planning paying off

Peterborough City Council leader Cllr John Holdich:

Traffic on Bourges Boulevard during the current roadworks

Bourges Boulevard lane closures extended with works ‘progressing well’

Lane closures on Bourges Boulevard for the current roadworks are to be extended with the scheme said to be progressing well.

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Kieran Imlah and Louise Stevens of KI Solutions

Fine food, music and vintage furniture - meet Peterborough City Market’s new traders

Fine and artisan food, band merchandise and vintage furniture are among the items being sold by Peterborough City Market’s newest traders.

Brexit debate

More than half of people in Peterborough think UK will be financially better off outside Europe, but want to stick in Single Market

More than half of people in Peterborough think we would be better off economically outside Europe - but a majority want to stick with the Single Market.
Fiona Onasanya

Peterborough MPs disagree over Syrian bombings

Peterborough’s two MPs disagree over the decision to bomb sites in Syria.

Jonathan Lewis

Nine out of 10 pupils given first choice primary school in Peterborough

Approximately nine out of every 10 pupils in Peterborough have received a place at their first choice primary school.

Education news

Parents left waiting to find out primary school places in Peterborough due to IT failure

Parents were left waiting 11 hours to find out which primary school in Peterborough their child will go to due to an IT failure.

Fiona Onasanya MP

MP welcomes new homes

MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya has welcomed a new housing development in Bretton, saying it will provide homes that are “very much needed” in her constituency.

Fiona Onasanya column

Participate, or democracy erodes

Before the break, Westminster was still abuzz with talk about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. There are a number of worries: first, there’s the way that Cambridge Analytica got hold of users’ private data. It’s one thing if you enter a competition and willingly submit your information as a consequence. However, in this instance, the data of friends of those who took a quiz was also extracted without their knowledge. This has forced Parliament to confront Facebook’s less than stellar record in securing our information.

Cancer sufferer Helen Harber at home in Werrington with her son Luke (15), husband Stephen and  Mum Shirley EMN-170724-175059009

Protests over care change

Protesters are to voice their anger at the removal of overnight respite care from a children’s home in Peterborough.

Peterborough City Council's Mayor and Armed Forces Champion, Councillor John Fox

Mayor to host farewell ball

Mayor of Peterborough John Fox will hold a farewell ball to raise money for charity.

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