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Peterborough: City and unitary authority in England
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 202,110 in 2017. Historically part of Northamptonshire, it is 76 miles (122 km) north of London, on the River Nene which flows into the North Sea 30 miles (48 km) to the north-east. The railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh. Peterborough is also the largest city and borough in Cambridgeshire and the East Anglia area of England.


Labour leader criticises 'poor Government communication' over localised Covid-19 restrictions [Video]

Labour leader criticises 'poor Government communication' over localised Covid-19 restrictions

On a visit to Peterborough, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the Governmenthad made the right decision to implement localised coronavirus restrictions,but criticised "poor communication" to get the..

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Melanie Wright, 47, is the second person to be charged with the murder of Nigel Wright, 64, in Peterborough.
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Officials in Peterborough are stepping up efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
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Peterborough United have been "cheated" out of a chance to gain promotion according to director of football Barry Fry.
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Coronavirus: Peterborough care home staff face 'emotionally difficult' time

A manager has described the toll on care home workers after five residents died from coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Peterborough bin workers thank people's show of support

One city's bin collectors have received gifts and messages of appreciation during the lockdown.
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Peterborough care home boss moves in as third of residents die

The manager says seeing six people die in eight days has been emotionally hard for her staff.
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Cat rescued after day on top of electricity pole near Peterborough

The semi-feral male spent 24 hours at the top of the 9m (30ft) pole.
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Peterborough man who murdered wife in 'frenzied' attack jailed

Andriejus Kostiajevas killed his wife Ligita after years of "violence and humiliation", a judge says.
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Peterborough murder trial: Man who hid in shed after killing wife guilty

Andriejus Kostiajevas broke the skull of his wife of 20 years and stabbed her multiple times.
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Fiona Onasanya: Ex-Peterborough MP tells of prison struggles

Fiona Onasanya complains of "measly meals" and now hopes to be a voice for women in prison.
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Chris Packham objects to Peterborough park climbing wall

"Leave the habitat the way it is for wildlife and humans alike to enjoy," Packham urges planners.
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Lincoln Road murder inquiry: Peterborough man arrested

A man dies in hospital after being found collapsed in a Peterborough street.
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Five men, aged 19 to 23, are arrested in London, Manchester and Peterborough, the Met Police says.
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Missing Peterborough man's family raise money for search team bikes

A distraught family raises funds for the volunteers helping to search for a man last seen in June.
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Peterborough council bin turns up on beach 70 miles away in Norfolk

The plastic litter bin cover from Peterborough was discovered on Blakeney Point in Norfolk.
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Thomas Cook: Peterborough MP calls for government 'leadership'

The troubled global tour operator employs 1,000 people at its headquarters in Peterborough.
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Hotpoint factory fire: Five teenagers arrested over huge blaze at Peterborough plant

Fire is thought to have caused roughly £2m worth of damage
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Peterborough fire: Five arrested over Whirlpool HQ blaze

The massive fire at the site in Peterborough is under control but still smouldering.
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Peterborough fire: Aerial footage shows huge smoke plume

Hotpoint, which owns the site, says no-one was injured and it was just spare parts in the burning trailers.
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Peterborough fire: Trailer blaze at Hotpoint factory

There have been reports of explosions being heard at the Hotpoint factory.
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The three male occupants of the car died at the scene of the crash in Peterborough, police say.
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Peterborough by-election: No evidence for Brexit Party and Tory claims of electoral fraud, police conclude

Cambridgeshire Police dismiss vote-rigging claims following investigation into five allegations
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Peterborough armed siege: Man charged with murder

A man is charged with the murder of a woman who died after an armed siege in Peterborough.
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Peterborough armed siege: Murder probe as woman dies

Another woman and a boy, 9, were also injured and a man is arrested on suspicion of murder.
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Peterborough by-election: Brexit Party calls for 'vote-rigging' probe

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Party chairman Richard Tice is calling for "answers" after Labour's Lisa Forbes won the Peterborough seat.
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Brexit Party demands investigation into Peterborough by-election after narrow Labour victory

Nigel Farage denied that the move was 'sour grapes' after his eurosceptic party failed to win its first seat
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Peterborough by-election fraud inquiry: No 'offences' in three cases

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Three of five allegations of malpractice over the Peterborough by-election have been ruled out.
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Police post photographs of an impaled car to stop passing motorists trying to take their own.
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Brexit: Labour members demand Corbyn 'unambiguously' support Final Say vote after Peterborough by-election

Labour frontbencher claims that "surge" of Remainers helped the party stave off defeat
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The result of the Peterborough by-election shows there is "no future" for the Conservative Party until it delivers on Brexit, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
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Brexit news - live: Farage's Brexit Party narrowly beaten by Labour at Peterborough by-election, as Theresa May stands down as Tory leader

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Britain's opposition Labour Party held on to the parliamentary seat of Peterborough in eastern England on Friday, seeing off a challenge from Nigel Farage's insurgent Brexit Party.
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Nigel Farage's party fails to win its first Parliamentary seat in a close contest in Peterborough.
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Nigel Farage's Brexit Party have failed to secure their first parliamentary seat in the Peterborough by-election.
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Nigel Farage's Brexit Party could win its first seat in Westminster when the eastern English city of Peterborough goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a new member of parliament.
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